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Sale: Christmas in July for Pathfinder

July 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Deadly Delves: To Claw the SurfaceIts that time of year again! The Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow will be starting on 21st of June (tomorrow!!!) and running through the 29th. JBE will have quite a bit on sale for Pathfinder this year. If you wanted anything of ours, this is the best time to pick it up. Here are a few of the highlights:

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Starfinder: The Evil League of Evil

June 24, 2016 Leave a comment
Artwork by JEShields

Artwork by JEShields

I wasn’t planning on writing another Starfinder post at this point, but honestly, the news lately have been … rather eventful … and not all that great. So I figured I’d give everyone a bit of a break for a few moments while you read about about a group of bad guys your character can thwart.

So if I wrote a Starfinder setting, what kind of setting would I write. I talked previously about how there will be an evil undead faction that helped defeat the good the various good planet nations. Today, I am going to share with you another faction that the good planets. But if the last group are your dalek’s that want to exterminate all life, how is this group different. The best way to reference them is with Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible Sing-Along-Blog: The Evil League of Evil. While obviously this will not be their final name, its flavor is something you will undoubtedly recognize in some theoretical future version. These are everything from leaders of street gangs to CEOs to interstellar corporations that own people’s souls (literally) to evil repressive tyrants. So yes, these are your space nazis, those that make deals with demons, baby eaters and so forth that you can kill without feeling bad about.

This group has no single racial identity. They range from humans, elves, dwarves, androids, orcs, hobgoblins, seedlings, to all the alien races, a sentient horse, and many kinds of intelligent monsters. Their soul unifying desire is power. Whether that power is used to make them a ungodly amounts of money, satisfy their demonic patron, to create their army of automata that follow their every whim, or just have lots of people to whom they can cause pain without repercussions. This group is by far the least unified and frequently succumbs to its own infighting, since one warlord want something a rival CEO has and will stop its war effort just to claim the object of that desire.

This works great in a game because unlike the never-ending tide of undead, these can be small groups of bad guys that you fight that can have little to no effect on your resistance efforts. So if you take out Evil Mike of Mike’s ArcanoSpaceRaiders (for example), Glenstar Corp, who’s territory border’s Evil Mike’s, won’t retaliate right away since you solved a problem for them. Or even better for them, if you do not liberate the whole of his territory right away, Glenstar can capture it, increasing their stature. You may have just made an ally. A very evil ally, but an ally nonetheless.

Pathfinder: The Clever Arcanist

June 2, 2016 Leave a comment

BoM 10 Arcanist ExploitsEarlier this week, we released the Book of Magic: 10 Arcanist Exploits for Pathfinder. Today we are sharing with you two of those exploits.

First up, we have School Defense (Ex). This is for great for an arcanist that finds himself in a campaign featuring an enemy favoring a particular school of magic. In a horror campaign, necromancy would be an excellent choice. Meanwhile in a game where revolution is a major theme, choosing enchantment is a wise idea. No matter what, School Defense is a solid choice.

School Defense (Ex): The arcanist chooses one school of magic—her intense study grants her special insight into that school’s effects. She gains a +1 insight bonus on dispel checks and saving throws against spells and spell-like abilities of the chosen school. This bonus increases by +1 for every 5 levels the arcanist possesses (up to a maximum of +5 at 20th level).

Next up we have Unfettered. I like this one since it can give an arcanist a way to really differentiate themselves from other arcane casters. The arcanist can cast any of the cure spells if she wanted to help with healing, or she could cast enthrall if she wanted to be more bard-like.

Unfettered (Su): The arcanist selects one spell from a spell list other than the sorcerer/wizard list and adds it to her spellbook and spell list at one level higher than its original level.

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Pathfinder: 10 Exceptional Exploits for Arcanists

May 31, 2016 1 comment

BoM 10 Arcanist ExploitsMagic Surrounds Us, It Penetrates Us, It Binds Us All Together

The ultimate blend of sorcerer and wizard, the arcanist weaves eldritch power and bends the world to her will. Her unique class abilities, her exploits, alter magic in ways no other caster can muster. Tap into these new exploits, and your character will harness power she has never touched before.

Book of Magic: 10 Arcanist Exploits is the essential guide for arcanist players. This 5-page supplement features::

  • 5 new arcanist exploits allowing her to unleash the power of a priest, better defend against a school of magic, add spells to her spell list from another class, recall any spell from her spell book, and more
  • 5 new greater arcanist exploits by which she may prepare spells that her enemies cast at her, prevent her enemies from escaping into other dimensions, utilize domain spells, and more

Let the Power Flow Through You with the Book of Magic!

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I’m Getting Married Sale

April 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced CatfolkToday is my last Monday as an unmarried man. Thursday, April 21st, my wonderful fiancee will become “The Wonderful Mrs McCoy.” We are thrilled and busy as all heck.

As a present to all of you Pathfinder and 5e fans, we put all of our PDFs over at Paizo on sale all week. Get everything at 50% off. This is in addition to your other current sale for our Traveller products over at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and the OpenGamingStore. So head over to your favorite site and grab these deals today.

Pathfinder: All the King’s Horses …

April 1, 2016 Leave a comment

BoHR Advanced WyrwoodsAll week long we are showing off what is inside the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods. Monday we shared the racial stats. Yesterday we shared the golembreaker archetype. Today we want to take a look at healing a wyrwoods.

One of the hardest problems with it comes to construct characters is healing them. This is why you see more half-construct races like Androids. But a full on construct race cannot be healed by cure light wounds. You need the make whole spell, a 2nd level spell that can be cast by only 6 of the 38 classes published by Paizo (not counting archetypes). Compare that to the 14 classes that can cast cure light wounds and you quickly see that that number is extremely limiting. So we came up with 4 spells that solve that problem. These are the effect repair spells. They are based on the cure wounds spells but are not as effective when compared to both the equivalent cure wounds and make whole spell. What they do have going for them is that they can be cast by a much wider range of spellcasting classes. In total 15 classes can cast them. The number is higher than cure light wounds because there is no logical reason to keep arcanists/sorcerers/wizards off the list. We hope you like these spells.

Effect Light Repairs

School transmutation; Level alchemist/investigator 1, arcanist/sorcerer/wizard 1, bard/skald 1, cleric/oracle/warpriest 1, druid/hunter 1, shaman 1, summoner/unchained summoner 1, witch 1
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range touch
Target one construct
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance no
By laying your hand upon a creature with the construct type, you repair 1d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +5). This spell neither heals nor harms living creatures nor undead.

Effect Moderate Repairs

School transmutation; Level alchemist/investigator 2, arcanist/sorcerer/wizard 2, bard/skald 2, cleric/oracle/warpriest 2, druid/hunter 2, shaman 2, summoner/unchained summoner 2, witch 3
This spell functions like effect light repairs, except that it repairs 2d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

Effect Serious Repairs

School transmutation; Level alchemist/investigator 3, arcanist/sorcerer/wizard 3, bard/skald 3, cleric/oracle/warpriest 3, druid/hunter 4, shaman 3, summoner/unchained summoner 3, witch 4
This spell functions like effect light repairs, except that it repairs 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +15).

Effect Critical Repairs

School transmutation; Level alchemist/investigator 4, arcanist/sorcerer/wizard 4, bard/skald 4, cleric/oracle/warpriest 4, druid/hunter 5, shaman 4, summoner/unchained summoner 4, witch 5
This spell functions like effect light repairs, except that it repairs 4d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo.com, and the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD).

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids, Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods and 1 more race as soon as it is finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD), and Paizo.com.

Pathfinder: Wyrwood Golembreaker

March 31, 2016 Leave a comment

BoHR Advanced WyrwoodsBeing constructs themselves, wyrwoods excel at know construct vulnerabilities of their kind far better than other races and they should have a serious advantage at taking down other constructs. So it only makes sense that wyrwoods have a rogue archetype that is better at attacking golems than others. This was the thinking at lead to the golembreaker archetype, and we present that archetype to you below.

This is but one of the many archetypes in this book. Inside you will also find the verdant bulwark, a tactician archetype that is all about defending the party with a shield where you get to throw your shield and it comes back to you (yes we did base it on a comic book super heroic). We also included a new oracle mystery and sorcerer bloodline. Plus there are new rogue talents, alchemist discoveries, and more. This is jam packed with options wyrwood specific options for you to enjoy this race.

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo.com, and the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD).

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids, Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods and 1 more race as soon as it is finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD), and Paizo.com.

Golembreaker

Constructed as they are, wyrwoods have a natural understanding of what it takes to dismantle other creatures made through artifice. This knowledge is of special importance to a number of wyrwoods, commonly called golembreakers, who specialize in the infiltration and exploration of abandoned arcane sanctums, tombs, and other ruins with the aim of recovering arcane lore and magical artifacts. Vital as arcana is to the continuation of the wyrwood race, golembreakers often hold places of honor in wyrwood societies, and among other races they are known as reliable treasure hunters.
Associated Class: rogue
Associated Race: wyrwood
Replaced Abilities: evasion, uncanny dodge, improved uncanny dodge
Modified Abilities: sneak attack
Sneak Attack: A golembreaker’s training focuses on the elimination of threats commonly found in places laced with arcane magic. When they make a sneak attack against a construct, undead, or a creature with the elemental or incorporeal subtype (see disruptive strikes below) they use d8s to roll sneak attack damage instead of d6s. For sneak attacks against all other types of creatures, they use d4s instead of d6s. The golembreaker’s sneak attack ability otherwise functions as normal.
Arcane Sight (Sp): Beginning at 2nd level, a golembreaker can tap into the arcane energies that fuel their creation.They can use detect magic and identify at will as spell-like abilities, using their level as their caster level.
Disruptive Strikes (Su): When a golembreaker reaches 4th level, they understand how to disrupt the supernatural energy that breathes life into even ephemeral creatures, allowing them to deal critical hits and precision damage (including sneak attack damage) to creatures with the elemental or incorporeal subtypes.
Critical Sneak (Ex): Beginning at 8th level, whenever a golembreaker scores a critical hit against a construct or undead creature, or a creature with the elemental or incorporeal subtype, the attack is also a sneak attack. If the golembreaker is also flanking the target or the target is otherwise denied its Dexterity bonus to AC against the attack, they use d10s to roll the sneak attack damage instead of d8s.
Rogue Talents: The following rogue talents complement the golembreaker archetype: esoteric scholar (UC), magical attack, major magic, minor magic, trap spotter.
Advanced Rogue Talents: The following advanced rogue talents complement the golembreaker archetype: dismantling attack, dispelling attack, familiar (UC), slippery mind, thoughtful reexamining (APG).

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