Buccaneer (Swashbuckler Archetype)

We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot. Yo ho! The pirates of the world often enjoy a dangerous reputation, with their daring, charm, and panache. Most swashbucklers will just as soon keelhaul an enemy as pressgang them onto the pirate’s crew. And then there are buccaneers.

Buccaneers are more inclined to rally their crew with a song or inspiring speech than fear of walking the plank.

They hold themselves and those with whom they interact to an ethical code that keeps them honest in their thievery and other illegal acts.

Class Skills: A buccaneer adds Use Magic Device to his list of class skills and removes intimidate. This alters the swashbuckler’s class skills.

Bardic Performance (Su)

At 1st level, a buccaneer gains one 1st-level bardic performance of his choice. On the first round he performs each day, the buccaneer must spend 1 panache point. Once he does so, he can perform as a bard of his level -2 (minimum 1st) for up to a number of rounds equal to his Charisma modifier and may cease or resume performing without using additional panache.

At 3rd level, and every 4 levels thereafter, the buccaneer can perform for up to 4 additional rounds and gains an additional bardic performance of his choice for his effective bard level.

This replaces the deeds opportune parry and riposte, menacing swordplay, targeted strike, bleeding wound, perfect thrust, and deadly stab.

Device Expertise (Ex)

At 4th level, a buccaneer gains Skill Focus (use magic device) as a bonus feat. At 12th level, he gains the skill unlock powers for that skill as appropriate for his number of ranks in that skill.

This replaces the bonus feats gained at the listed levels.

Fighter Training (Ex)

Beginning at 4th level, a buccaneer’s swashbuckler levels are considered fighter levels for the purpose of meeting combat feat prerequisites.

Versatile Performance (Ex)

At 8th level, and again at 16th level, a buccaneer gains the versatile performance bard class feature.

This replaces the bonus feats gained at the listed levels.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Book of Many Things Volume 2: Shattered Worlds © 2018, Samurai Sheepdog; Author: Kevin Glusing.

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