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Pathfinder: Heroic Advanced Races

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class OptionsBe Heroic With a New Race

Go beyond extra hit points or skill points when you play a new race. With the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options, you now have over 500 new favored class options to give your race a unique flare and an extra edge.

This 22-page PDF features favored class options for:

  • 12 races including android, catfolk, changeling, elan, gillman, lizardfolk, merfolk, samsaran, skinwalker, tengu, wyrwood, and wyvaran
  • 32 core and base classes including alchemist, antipaladin, arcanist, barbarian, bard, bloodrager, brawler, cavalier, cleric, druid, fighter, gunslinger, hunter, inquisitor, investigator, magus, monk, ninja, oracle, paladin, ranger, rogue, samurai, sorcerer, shaman, skald, slayer, summoner, swashbuckler, warpriest, witch, and wizard classes
  • 10 psionic classes including the aegis, cryptic, dread, marksman, psion, psychic warrior, soulknife, tactician, vitalist, and wilder base classes, plus the time thief

Make your character stand out with these Advanced Favored Class Options.

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium now at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: Wild Ride of Races

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class OptionsEarlier this week, we shared with you all of the classes covered in Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options. We said that all of the races contained within will be getting a favored class option for all 43 of those classes. So the real question becomes, what races is this going to cover? Today, we’re bringing you that answer.

The Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options covers these races:

  • Android
  • Catfolk
  • Changeling
  • Elan
  • Gillman
  • Lizardfolk
  • Merfolk
  • Samsaran
  • Skinwalker
  • Tengu
  • Wyrwood
  • Wyvaran

A dozen races each getting 43 different favored class options means there are a total of over 500 different favored class options for your game. Also these are the races that we will be releasing more details on in 2015. I hope you are excited as we are for this wild ride of races.

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium now at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: All the Advanced Options

Not long ago, I had a discussion with a number of gamers that collectively said they want more options beyond the core book races. Since then, myself and a team of some excellent authors I have had the pleasure working with have been working hard on making that happen. We all still have alot to go to make this book as fabulous as we all want it to be. There is one part that is almost finished up: the favored class options. So here is the exhaustive list of all the classes that have favored class option:

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook: barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, wizard
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Players Guide: alchemist, antipaladin, cavalier, inquisitor, oracle, summoner, witch
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic: magus
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat: gunslinger, ninja, samurai
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Class Guide: arcanist, bloodrager, brawler, hunter, investigator, shaman, skald, slayer, swashbuckler, warpriest
Dreamscarred Press’s Ultimate Psionics: aegis, cryptic, dread, marksman, psion, psychic warrior, soulknife, tactician, vitalist, wilder
Rogue Genius Games’s Genius Guide to the Time Thief: time thief.

So which of those races have these favored class options?

ALL OF THEM.

That’s right. Every race in this book has 43 favored class options. It does not matter what class you take with any race, you are not limited to the standard hit point or skill point. Now you have options. How many options? We will reveal the final list of races soon. In the meantime, the cover shows 3 of the races in this book.

We hope you are as excited by this as we are. Happy Gaming.

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: Favored Class Options for Non-Favored Races

Shadowsfall: Favored Class OptionsLets face it. Some races get the short end of the stick. Races that are not in the core rulebook are treated as second class races. They do not have much in the way of archetypes, favored class options, etc.

So we at JBE decided to do something about that. For all the non-core book races mentioned in the Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion, we gave them a full list of favored class options for you to use in any game, even if it is not Shadowsfall. We covered all classes in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook and the Advanced Player’s Guide, as well as the Magus and Gunslinger. Additionally we included support for the four classes in Psionics Unleashed, the Time Thief, Time Warden and the Malefactor. Here are just a few of those favored class options.

Dhampir
Druid: Add +1/4 to the damage of a bite attack.
Paladin: Add a +1/3 bonus on saving throws against death effects.
Soulknife: Add +1/3 on critical hit confirmation rolls when using mind blade (maximum bonus of +5). This bonus does not stack with Critical Focus.

Drow
Gunslinger: Add +1/6 to the dodge bonus granted by the gunslinger’s nimble class feature (maximum increase of +2).
Monk: Add +1 to the monk’s CMD when resisting a dirty trick and +1/2 to the number of stunning attacks he can attempt per day.
Time Thief: When using the steal time temporal talent, add +1/2 to the effective class level of the time thief, but only to determine the ability’s duration.

Fetchling
Cavalier: Add 5 feet to your mount’s darkvision (to a maximum of 30 feet). If your mount does not have darkvision, the mount gains darkvision 5 feet. If the cavalier ever replaces his mount, the new mount gains this bonus to its darkvision distance.
Psion: Add 1/4 power known from the psion power list. This power must be at least one level below the highest power level the psion can manifest.
Witch: The witch’s familiar gains resistance 1 against either cold or electricity. Each time the witch selects this reward, he increases his familiar’s resistance to one of those energy types by 1 (to a maximum of 10 for any one energy type).

Wayang
Cleric: Add +1/4 to the character’s channel resistance. If the cleric does not possess channel resistance, add channel resistance +1/4.
Magus: Add +1/2 point of cold damage to magus spells that deal cold damage.
Malefactor: Add a +1/4 bonus to your aura of misfortune ability.

Download Shadowsfall: Favored Class Options today from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo.com, or at d20PFSRD.

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Shadowsfall: Favored Class Options is Unleashed

Fight the Dark Side

When set against the twisted landscape and cruel foes of the plane of eternal night, how will your character strike back against her foes? With nearly 300 options, you will surprise your enemies and your Game Master alike! Combat the undead hordes, vampiric flora and cruel, uncaring gods of Shadow with new favored class options, and make your character a hero of legends.

Shadowsfall: Favored Class Options is a 12-page PDF delivers 26 different favored class options for 11 different races. With so many possibilities, the perfect one for your character awaits within. This includes a full color release and a printer-friendly version.

What Stories Will They Tell of Your Character?

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Pathfinder: Favored Class Options for Shadowsfall

Later this week sees the release of our latest Shadowsfall title. Shadowsfall: Favored Class Options delivers nearly 300 favored class options for every race in Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion. Last week we listed off all the race that receives a favored class option for the 26 classes within. This week, we are showing off some of the unique options that you can choose form. Check it out:

Dhampir favored class options tend to revolve around dealing more damage or other abilities typically associated with a vampire:
Bard: Add a +1/3 bonus to the DC of the fascinate ability.
Druid: Add +1/4 to the damage of a bite attack.
Psion: Add +1/4 to the psion’s manifester level when manifesting powers of the charm subdiscipline.

By contrast, the fetchling favored class options typically involve planes, coldness and darkness:
Cavalier: Add 5 feet to your mount’s darkvision (to a maximum of 30 feet). If your mount does not have darkvision, the mount gains darkvision 5 feet. If the cavalier ever replaces his mount, the new mount gains this bonus to its darkvision distance.
Cleric: Add a +1/2 bonus on Knowledge (planes) checks relating to the Plane of Shadows and creatures with the shadow subtype.
Witch: The witch’s familiar gains resistance 1 against either cold or electricity. Each time the witch selects this reward, he increases his familiar’s resistance to one of those energy types by 1 (to a maximum of 10 for any one energy type).

The umbral kobold, being a new race, followed the Advanced Race Guide’s ideas for kobolds, but in some cases we decided to go a different direction.
Bard: Treat the bard’s level as +1/2 level higher when determining the effect of the fascinate bardic performance ability.
Druid: Add +1/3 to the druid’s natural armor bonus when using wild shape.
Fighter: Add +1/3 to the fighter’s saving throws versus fear effects.
As you can see, we made decided to keep the bard option the same from the kobold to the umbral kobold. However, we radically altered the druid and fighter favored class options. These are to show that the umbral kobold is sturdier than its material plane counterpart and is just as powerful as any presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.

Lastly, we come to the wanderer race. With a touch of the divine still within him, many of the favored class options revolved around increased power to whatever pool of points the class draws from. However, there are a few notable exceptions.
Malefactor: Add +1 foot to the radius of your aura of misfortune (to a maximum of 20 feet). This option has no effect unless the malefactor has selected it 5 times (or another increment of 5); an aura of 14 feet is effectively the same as an aura of 10 feet, for example.
Paladin: Add +1/3 to the DC of paladin spells with the good descriptor.
Summoner: Monsters summoned by the summon monster ability gain a +1/6 sacred bonus to their armor class.

We hope you enjoyed this look at Shadowsfall: Favored Class Options. Remember to download it from either DriveThruRPG/RPGNow or Paizo.com on Thursday when it is released.

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Pathfinder: Previewing the Favored Classes of Shadowsfall

Next week, JBE will be releasing our Favored Class Options for the races of Shadowsfall. This week we are previewing all the races and classes in this book. Before diving into this, I want to make it clear that EVERY class have a favored class option for ALL the races. That comes out to nearly 300 Favored Class Options contained within. Also these favored class options are great for games in Shadowsfall as well as any other location your setting.

So without further ado, the races are …
Dhampir
Drow
Duergar
Fetchling
Hobgoblin
Orc
Ratfolk
Tiefling
Umbral Kobold
Wayang
Wanderer

You should note that none of the races presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook are present herein. That is because the Advanced Race Guide covered those races quite sufficiently. Classes from other Pathfinder Compatible publishers are also covered by those publishers. However, these other races received significantly less support to date and we wanted to make sure these races received their fair share of favored class options.

As mentioned above, there is a favored class optoins for each race/class combination. These classes are:

Alchemist
Barbarian
Bard
Cavalier
Cleric
Druid
Fighter
Gunslinger
Inquisitor
Magus
Malefactor
(see The Malefactor Base Class from TPK Games)
Monk
Oracle
Paladin
Psion
(see Psionics Unleashed from Dreamscarred Press)
Psychic Warrior (see Psionics Unleashed from Dreamscarred Press)
Ranger
Rogue
Sorcerer
Soulknife
(see Psionics Unleashed from Dreamscarred Press)
Summoner
Time Thief
(see The Genius Guide to the Time War from Super Genius Games)
Time Warden (see The Genius Guide to the Time War from Super Genius Games)
Wilder (see Psionics Unleashed from Dreamscarred Press)
Witch
Wizard

That’s a total of 26 classes and 11 races for a total of 286 different favored class options. We are including support for non-core classes right from the very beginning because we feel these classes make an excellent addition to the Shadowsfall setting. If you have not yet done so, be sure to check these classes out. And remember to pre-order your copy of the Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion so you can get it as soon as it is released next month. Pre-order it from your local gaming store or your favorite gaming website.