Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium by P Tucker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This product compiles several previous Encyclopaedia Arcane books including Necromancy, Daemonology, Battle Magic, and the new Transmutation. Encyclopaedia Arcane. Compendium. Demonology – The Dark Road. 4. Introduction. 6. Demonology – An Overview. 9. To Tread the Dark Road. The Art of.
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A chapter on Magical Items follow, with 16 transmutation-flavoured items, including a couple of artifacts.
The book makes a big deal about the special prestige class of the Battle Mage and how you have to join their guild to use their secrets of battle magic, which cost tons of gold. The Shape of Magic by August Hahn is a look at encyclopaedua school of magic that I don’t really think needs any “help”, as I see more spells for transmutation than any other school of arcane magic. All the credits for the books have been squeezed into one big front page.
I should say that while researching this review I did come across a statement on Mongoose’s forums that beyond simple updates, there have also been fundamental rules changes incorporating customer feedback, particularly in EA: To summarize, Encyclopedia Arcane: The nature of a compilation book makes it hard to give a grade, as arcnae lot of its utility will depend on how much of this previously released material you already have.
The full title on the cover is Encyclopedia Arcane: There’s even a complete index and feat summary list at the end of the book. The tables now have alternating grey bands to make them dncyclopaedia bit easier to read. Posting Arcanne Reply – Please Wait. This is basically a good way to pick up some books vompendium the EA line and have them in a nice hardback, with the enticement of revisions and an exclusive extra book for those who own any of these titles already.
Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium
I intend to extract that bit from the book. Results 1 to 1 of 1. A new page border design is here too, comprised of old cover art from other EA books.
I’ll go a little more in depth on this one since it’s exclusive to EA: All fiends are handled pretty much the same way encyclopaevia, but what if only demons used the rules for attempting to possess characters, while devils instead tried to trap mortals in pacts for their souls? A gathered throng of various creatures gazes up from below with serious-looking faces.
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Monday, 8th April, The cover illustration by Anne Stokes depicts a robed man looking over, and possibly casting from, a huge tome that’s been chained to a precipice at the top of a very steep staircase. Something I did find kinda neat were the new areas of effect, such as a stream attack enccylopaedia sweeps a spell with a straight line of effect across a battlefield just like the beam on a radar screen. And there’s this harness you gotta wear too.
Join Date Jan Posts The next chapter is Transmutation Spells, there are 29 in total. Thursday, 2nd May, Bodycrafter, for example, lets afcane incorporate extra exceptional abilities to your new form when casting alter self.
It did get me thinking about creative applications for this school which is exactly what the author says he set out to do in his Designer Notes. There’s not even a foreword like you may expect in which the editor would reflect on the books and how nice it is to see them updated, etc… I was glad to see, though, that the artwork which originally decorated the inside covers of the books has been reproduced in the pages of the Compendium.
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I did notice that the spells-per-day progression for the Deathseeker prestige class has been halved. In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3.
I do kind of wish, though, that demons and devils were handled a bit differently for a bit more flavour. Transmutation Feats are the next short chapter, there are 10 here.
Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, There is advice for transmuters on how some situations call for subtlety, how to defend against an opponent’s transmutation effects, how it can assist other party members, that sort of thing. I’d give it either a solid 3 or a soft 4 out of 5. The Dark Road by Matthew Sprange provides the mechanics for characters to attempt to summon and control fiends, risking their eternal souls for great power.
Reset Fields Encyclpaedia in. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Tuesday, 25th March, Some of them let you do a little more with polymorphing effects than those spells normally allow. There are also three power levels of a spell called Alchemistry that allows the caster to drain a magic property from one item and transfer it to another.