Scions of innately magical bloodlines, the chosen of deities, the spawn of monsters, pawns of fate and destiny, or simply flukes of fickle magic, sorcerers look within themselves for arcane prowess and draw forth might few mortals can imagine. Emboldened by lives ever threatening to be consumed by their innate powers, these magic-touched souls endlessly indulge in and refine their mysterious abilities, gradually learning how to harness their birthright and coax forth ever greater arcane feats. Just as varied as these innately powerful spellcasters' abilities and inspirations are the ways in which they choose to utilize their gifts. While some seek to control their abilities through meditation and discipline, becoming masters of their fantastic birthright, others give in to their magic, letting it rule their lives with often explosive results. Regardless, sorcerers live and breathe that which other spellcasters devote their lives to mastering, and for them magic is more than a boon or a field of study; it is life itself.
Filled with magical power that screams for release, sorcery is not so much a calling as a blessing—or a curse. For some sorcerers, this arcane birthright manifests in subtle and carefully controlled ways, assisting in their manipulation of others or the pursuit of lofty goals. For others, it is wild and unpredictable, the primal and explosive lashing out of a power greater than themselves. Presented below are a number of new bloodlines representing the mysterious origin of your sorcerer's abilities.
New spells presented in Chapter 5 are marked here with asterisks (*).
- Dragon drinker
- False Priest: usually this archetype goes with a con-man looking for easy gold with his talents, or an Atheist (Anti-God, a real Atheist would discredit religion, but would not con people out of their money) who wants to discredit religion.
- Tattooed Sorcerer
- Wild blooded
- The Sorcerer in the D&D family of games actually got it's start with the Magic User in Original D&D. However, the archetype can't be more plain on Television. Evil-Lyn from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Morgan le Fay, and Merlin the Magician from Excalibur all show off the trope for the Sorcerer. They could have been the inspiration for D&D's take on the Sorcerer.
- The sorcerer as a class appeared in Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition.
- Pathfinder takes the Sorcerer and really upgrades it into a class worthy of the name using the mechanic of bloodlines. Fifth Edition uses themes.