The Forgotten Realms: Cormyr DM team has determined that as of this announcement, the Red Dragon Disciple prestige class will require DM team approval to take. This will expand the list of prestige classes requiring application to Red Dragon Disciple, Purple Dragon Knight, Shadowdancer, Shifter, and Red Wizard.
Note that Dragon Disciples existing prior to this announcement will not be affected and need not submit an application. Characters that have not yet taken Dragon Disciple levels, but intended to in the future, will need to submit the Prestige Class Application found here:
Additional considerations are possible for characters who were actively pursuing, or close to achieving, the Dragon Disciple class prior to this announcement. Submit an application to a member of the team as soon as possible if you believe this pertains to your active character.
Additional information regarding Prestige Classes on Forgotten Realms: Cormyr is available here:
The DM Team has revisited FRC's Policy for clerics going through a change of faith.
The historic policy required clerics changing their faith and needing adjustments to domains and alignment to restart their characters at first level. This policy was found to be too strict and not consistently applied over time.
We have adopted the below revision to more appropriately reflect the severity of a specific cleric's change of faith and to be consistently applied going forward.
Clerics may change their faith but this is a significant choice. A cleric’s faith and their patron’s ethos are central aspects of the character. The differences between the old and new faiths will drive the severity of conversion.
The severity is measured by adjustments needed to minimally satisfy alignment and cleric domains required by the new faith plus additional cost for the toll taken by this fundamental change, as follows:
- 20% cleric levels to go through a change of faith conversion.
- 20% cleric levels if one Domain is required to change.
- 20% cleric levels if another Domain is required to change.
- 20% cleric levels if an alignment change on the good / evil axis is required.
- 20% cleric levels if an alignment change on the law / chaos axis is required.
The total percentage will be applied to the character’s cleric levels to reflect difficulty and cost of conversion, with any fractions rounded down in favor of the character.
Players of clerics changing faith will need to coordinate with a DM to adjust the character and reflect the conversion to the new faith.
Please ask a DM if there are any questions about a cleric's change of faith or share your question in the DM Q&A section here:
7. Barbarian Alignment - Barbarians begin play with a restriction against Lawful Alignment. Should a Barbarian character shift to a Lawful Alignment later in their career they may lose their ability to rage by receiving a Fallen Status Token. A Lawful character may not advance as a Barbarian. This restriction can be removed if the Barbarian coordinates with a DM or EDM and successfully earns a Non-Lawful alignment shift. See Fallen Status.
8. Cleric Patron Deities, Alignment, Domains, and Atonement - Clerics must have a deity that is native to the Forgotten Realms setting. Generally, a cleric's alignment can only be one step from their deity's alignment. For example, the deity Bane is Lawful Evil and a cleric of Bane can only be Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, or Lawful Neutral. If playing a cleric, please see the following link to read further and note exceptions.
Additionally, players may request approval from the DM Team to play a cleric having a fiendish lord as their patron. The virtuous Celestial Paragons do not desire mortal worshipers and do not have clerics on the Prime Material Plane. Please contact a DM for more information if needed.
Clerics who change their faith or act in ways opposed to their god’s alignment or purposes may lose access to their divine abilities by receiving a Fallen Status Token. A Fallen Cleric may not advance further as a Cleric. These restrictions can be removed if the Cleric coordinates with a DM or EDM and successfully earns Atonement. See Fallen Status.
9. Druid and Ranger Patron Deities and Druid Atonement - Druids and Rangers must have a patron deity to cast spells. Druids must follow a nature deity, but Rangers do not. If needed, a list of nature deities usable on FRC may be found here:
A Druid who changes their faith, ceases to revere nature, changes to a prohibited alignment, or teaches the Druidic language to a Non-Druid may lose access to their divine and nature abilities by receiving a Fallen Status Token. A Fallen Druid may not advance further as a Druid. These restrictions can be removed if the Druid coordinates with a DM or EDM and successfully earns Atonement. See Fallen Status.
11. Paladin Orders & Multi-classing, Falling from Grace, and Atonement - All Paladins in the Forgotten Realms are devoted to a patron deity having Lawful Good, Neutral Good, or Lawful Neutral alignment. The Chaotic Good goddess Sune Firehair is the exception as she also has paladins among her followers.
Paladin characters may not take the Blackguard prestige class. Should you wish for your Paladin to Fall from Grace, you must contact a DM.
A paladin who changes their faith, ceases to be lawful good, who willfully commits an evil act, or who grossly violates the code of conduct may lose access to their divine abilities by receiving a Fallen Status Token. A Fallen Paladin may not advance further as a Paladin. These restrictions can be removed if the Paladin coordinates with a DM or EDM and successfully earns Atonement. See Fallen Status.
A Paladin is not required to belong to a specific Paladin Order on FRC but a Paladin must belong to a Paladin Order that allows multi-classing to multi-class within the allowances of the Order. Paladins who do not belong to a Paladin Order that allows multi-classing may not multi-class freely. However a Paladin without a Paladin Order that allows multi-classing may cease advancing as a Paladin permanently and opt to take other classes going forward. Players making this decision should notify the DM Team and advise the character's current class levels.
If you play a Paladin who belongs to a Paladin Order and decide to leave the order please notify the DM Team of your decision and your character's current class levels.
FRC Player Character Paladins belonging to a Paladin Order may multi-class according to the allowances of the Order on this list: