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Pathfinder: Vigilant Wyrwoods

Last February, we released the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Since development for that book started when the Advanced Class Guide was just released, we made the decision that support ends there, and we should not provide support for classes that came out later for individual races that came out later. It simply would not be fair. So shortly after the final book’s release, we got requests for an additional book to provide support for the new classes Paizo’s Occult Adventures and Ultimate Intrigue. We decided to go ahead with that idea, yet we waited for the release of Ultimate Wilderness so we can provide support for the shifter class as well. We are glad we waited.

This new book—Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness—is almost done and should be out sometime February. Today is a good day to share with you one of the archetypes in that book. Did you ever want to play a wyrwood vigilante but the game master said you would be identified instantly considering how different you look? Well worry no longer. That problem is solved with the Equinox Infiltrator. This is a great way to bring in a more druidic theme to the vigilante class. We hope you enjoy it.

Equinox Infiltrator

The wyrwoods, because of their relative scarcity, are typically easy to pick out in a crowd. As a result, they turned to magic to master the art of disguise, developing identities with their own abilities. These identities are called equinoxes by those who practice them, and each is tied to a domain of natural influence, as their naturally-disciplined power allows them to tie their arcane origin to divine power.
Associated Class: vigilante
Associated Race: wyrwood
Replaced Abilities: dual identity, vigilante specialization, vigilante talents (4th-level, 8th-level, 10th-level, 14th-level, and 16th-level only), social talents (7th-level and 15th-level only).
Modified Abilities: weapon and armor proficiencies, seamless guise.
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: The equinox infiltrator cannot wear metal armor, just as a druid, and wearing metal armor causes them to lose their spellcasting class feature for 12 hours.
Equinox Identity (Su): At 1st level, the equinox infiltrator has three identities. This functions as the vigilante’s dual identity class feature, except that changing identities takes one minute of careful meditation, and the effect is that the equinox infiltrator changes the appearance of their bark, based on which equinox identity they change into. An equinox infiltrator has a social identity as normal, as well as two equinox identities, and can choose which one to turn into whenever changing identities.
Each equinox infiltrator selects two domains (as the cleric class feature) from the following: fire, water, earth, air. Each equinox identity is connected to one domain, referred to as their fire equinox, water equinox, and so forth. They can only use their domain powers while in the corresponding equinox.
The equinox infiltrator always starts the day in the identity in which they ended the previous day.
The equinox infiltrator’s equinox identities all count as their vigilante identity.
Seamless Guise (Ex): At 1st level, the equinox infiltrator gains a +20 circumstance bonus to Disguise checks to appear as their current identity instead of any other identities they have.
Spellcasting: The equinox infiltrator casts divine spells and orisons as a hunter, except they draw their spells from solely the druid spell list and the domain spell list for their current equinox identity, if any. The spells from their current identity’s domain are added to their spells known as bonus spells for as long as they are in that identity.
Seasonal Cycle: Starting at 7th level, the equinox infiltrator gains one more equinox identity. This occurs again at 15th level. In doing so, they select additional domains from those available for equinox identities, without gaining the same equinox identity multiple times.

The wyrwood’s racial stats can be found in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium, available at the JBE Shop. Download this book today to help us make more great products for your Pathfinder game. You can also find it at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo and the Open Gaming Store.

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Pathfinder: A Horde of Races

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium

Tuesday February 14th—Valentine’s Day—sees the launch of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. This has been a work in progress for over two years. So what exactly is inside it?

Well each race has about 16 pages of material, describing the race, their culture, their view on the world, how others of their kind interact, their religions, and of course plenty of Pathfinder gaming stats. Like what? Well we start off with the Racial Traits, follow that up with alternate racial traits, character traits, a veritable horde of archetypes and other class options, mundane equipment specific to their race, and spells and magic item commonly created by members of that race. We finish off each individual section with ideas for you to integrate this race into your game and NPCs so you can us this race in your game right away. As a bonus we threw in favored class options for this race for over 40 different classes. Sure every class in the core rule book is covered here but so are the classes from the Advanced Player’s Guide to the Advanced Class Guide as well as Ultimate Psionics and the Time Thief thrown in for good measure.

You want more? Well how about some racial technology for those that want to play a Pathfinder in Spaaaaaace.

So what races are covered in this book? Glad you asked. We have:
Androids
Catfolk
Changelings
Elans
Gillmen
Lizardfolk
Merfolk
Samsarans
Skinwalkers
Tengus
Wyrwoods
Wyvarans

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

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Pathfinder: Coming of the Wyrwoods

Recently, I started a thread on Paizo’s forums asking people what races would they like to see more racial details on. I was expecting a few responses, but frankly I was just blown away by the number of people asking for non-standard races. One of the races that received a few requests were the wyrwoods. This race was presented in the back of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide, as an example of how to build a race that was more out there. So those that want details on wyrwoods are going to get their first taste of this race. Below is the racial traits to make your own wyrwood character.

Wyrwoods Racial Traits

+2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, –2 Charisma: Wyrwoods are quick on their feet and are highly intelligent, however they are not gifted conversationalists.
No Constitution Score: Wyrwoods have no Constitution score. Any DCs or other statistics that rely on a Constitution score treat a wyrwood as having a score of 10 (no bonus or penalty). Wyrwoods start with 10 bonus hit points.
Construct: Wyrwoods are constructs.
Small: Wyrwoods are Small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on their combat maneuver checks and to Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
Normal Speed: Wyrwoods have a base speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision: Wyrwoods can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Low-Light Vision: Wyrwoods can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
Construct Immunities: Wyrwoods are immune to all mind-affecting effects, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, energy drain, and nonlethal damage. Wyrwoods are also immune to any effect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects or is harmless). Wyrwoods do not breath, eat, or sleep, unless they want to gain some beneficial effect from one of these activities. A wyrwood can drink a potion to benefit from the effect and can sleep to regain spells, but neither of these activities is required to survive or stay in good health.
Construct Healing: Wyrwoods cannot heal damage on their own, but can be healed through spells such as make whole.
Construct Life and Death: Wyrwoods do not risk death due to massive damage, but they are immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or fewer. Also, wyrwoods cannot be raised or resurrected.
Languages: Wyrwoods begin play speaking Common. Wyrwoods with a high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Aquan, Auran, Dwarven, Draconic, Elven, Ignan, and Terran.

What kind of characters would you like to make with wyrwoods? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods 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.