So that got me thinking about how to do a similar template for my Neo School Hack (NSH) rules (also applicable to the original Old School Hack), and that made me think about how I could extend that idea to make D&D 3rd Edition style prestige classes. I was also drawn to the idea because I often think up a class concept but only can come up with three or four really good talents I'm excited about before I have to start forcing mediocre ideas just to fill in the last two or three.
In NSH, classes have six talents and races have three. So a template or prestige class should have less than six talents and probably four maximum. For a template I figure you could do three "levels" of template, minor, normal, and major:
- Minor Template: one talent
- Normal Template: two talents
- Major Template: three talents
- Minor: two talents
- Major: four talents