December 17, 2018

Goat Domain

Divine Domain
Comments from the Finger: I wrote this for Encounter Roleplay to entice their cleric to turn to the Goat Side. 

Goat Domain

The venerable Goat Domain is founded on reverence for one of the oldest and wisest domesticated animals known to man. Its clerics are known to extol the divine traits of the Goat God: the Goat's horns signify strength and dominance men should strive for, its stubborn persistence represents patience and fortitude, its appetite represents a promise of bountiful harvests, and its beard represents attractive facial hair. As clerics of this domain are quick to point out, any deity that extols these virtues can claim influence over this domain, though admittedly, only the Goat God has ever done so.

Goat Domain Spells
Cleric LevelSpells
1stheroism, jump
3rdenhance ability, spider climb
5thcreate food and water, protection from energy
7thdeath ward, freedom of movement
9thgeas, wall of stone

Bonus Proficiency
When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency with heavy armor.

Iron Stomach
At 1st level, you receive a blessing of the Goat God: the ability to eat anything. You can consume grass, leafy vegetation, rotten food, and any type of garbage which can be chewed without risk of illness or disease. You are also immune to ingested poisons. You gain half the normal amount of sustenance from this sort of food.

Channel Divinity: Ram's Aspect
Starting at 2nd level, as a bonus action, you can magically grow a pair of magnificent ram's horns and a pair of cloven hooves on your feet. Additionally, you pupils become rectangular and you grow a coarse goatee. These changes last for 8 hours.
     For the duration, if you move at least 10 feet in a straight line, you can use a bonus action to make an unarmed strike using the horns. This strike deals 1d8 magical bludgeoning damage, instead of the damage normal for an unarmed strike. If a target that is Large or smaller is hit with the horns, it must succeed an opposed Strength check or be knocked prone.

Stubborn Blessing
By 6th level, the persistent nature of the goat gods is revealed in your magic. You have advantage on checks you make to maintain concentration on any spell which targets you or one or more of your allies.

Divine Strike
At 8th level, once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can cause the attack to deal an extra 1d8 damage of the same type dealt by the weapon to the target. When you reach 14th level, the extra damage increases to 2d8.

Beginning at 17th level, you can pass off harm to another. Whenever you are targeted by an attack, you can use your reaction to change the target to one of your allies within 10 feet of you. The ally must be conscious, visible to the attacker, within the attacker's reach (or range, if making a ranged attack), and capable of being attacked. Under the same constraints, you can also use your reaction to change the target of an attack on your ally to yourself.

Changelog: 12/7/18: Iron Stomach: Also includes immunity to ingested poisons


  1. How about iron stomach protecting against poison, so it'll actually do something?

    This is pretty hilarious. I could see this either as a cultist to Shub-Niggurath, The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young... or as a reverse version of the MMORPG mode from Goat Simulator.

    1. It's definitely more in the 'goat simulator' mold.

      Let it be known that I have already proposed a Path of the GOAT.

    2. Immunity to ingested poisons implemented. Obvious, in retrospect. Good call!

  2. For if your patron diety is Bhaaaaaal.

  3. The 8 hour duration on Ram's Aspect is very strange. It's long enough to have spillover into most non-combat encounters in a session after it's been used, but just short of a waking day. I imagine that'll be a little odd from an rp and dm standpoint. At the 8 hour mark why not just go for an even 12, or to your next rest?

    1. I figured that it's pretty analogous to mage armor, so I went with that duration.

  4. I don't know why this exists but I'm glad it does.

  5. The only thing I could think of to possibly add to this would be normal movement on rocky and uneven terrain... because goats

    1. You know, I definitely wanted to put that in at 6th, but it felt too weak. So, I just made sure they had spider climb on the spell list, since that's pretty close.

    2. that works :) only place I could see sticking that as an ability would be Ram's Aspect

  6. I feel like we need a spell that is just The Ring of the Ram's effects, retextured to be a goat...

  7. On a slightly "sillier" note: We have three silly barbarians, two silly patron's, and a silly Sorcerer, Cleric, Paladin, and Bard each... So we need a silly Monk, silly Wizard, silly Druid, silly Fighter, silly Rogue (Tho in my circles we just call them Rogues), and all the Magehandpress Classes.

    So fellows... idea's? I like the idea of a Wizard of the Coast myself!!!

    Way of the Janitor?

    Circle of the Circle? (That 70' Show style)

    The Town Guard Martial Archtype? (I am a town guard, just like my father before me!)

    The Park Ranger Conclave

    That Guy Roguish Archtype

    Squirt Gunner Creed!

    The Warmage House of the Rising Sun?

    My field of Study: Pyrotechnics!!!

    The Farrier Profession.

    The Champions call of Duty? Champions call of Cthulu?

    The Duality of Man: Also known as Psychology 101

    Planar Order of the Onion Knights

    Honestly the Gingerbread Witch already feels really silly...

    Ok, these are getting pretty weak... one left...

    Banner of the Unicorn? No no, no need to offend Scotland... Kiwi banner? No, Australians already scare me, don't want to anger them either... Platypus Banner?

    1. Wizard of the Coast sounds hilarious. The Cheese Whiz is a silly wizard, though.

    2. Also I love Circle of the circle and Platypus banner.

      What about... Duality of food and drink?
      Duality of Brawny and Brainy which makes you a Dr Jekyll?

      Roguish archetype: Damsel/Don in distress. Also, there was a butler rogue a short while ago.

    3. Magical Butler Archtype??

      I like the Dr. Jekyll Mr Hyde thing too...