In cooperation with Malhavoc Press, Paizo Publishing will release Monte Cook's Collected Book of Experimental Might, a compilation of alternative rules for the 3.5 edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game. The 143-page hardcover book releases January 28, 2009, and retails for $29.99. Reports from retailers and distributors suggest that a strong, loyal audience remains for the 3.5 edition, and this new release brings together two of the most popular forces in 3.5 publishing.
"I couldn't be happier working with Paizo on this," said Monte Cook. "I think fans of 3rd edition, 3.5, and Pathfinder are going to find something in this book that will enhance or invigorate their campaign, and Paizo Publishing is just the company to get it out there and do it right."
The new hardcover will include:
- A spell progression system redefining spell levels from 1 to 20
- New rules for fighting domains: areas of specialization like Two-Weapon
Fighting, Mounted Combat, and Fighting Dirty, as well as techniques based
on agility, speed, strength, and intellect—the 15 domains provide new
abilities to fighter types willing to devote themselves to a focused path
- A retooling of the feat system, with three new concepts—double feats,
oblation feats, and uberfeats—and dozens of new choices
- Special benefits for choosing a feat as a fighter bonus feat, reinstating the
fighter class as the king of feats
- New rules for healing and curative magic
- Powerful magical disciplines that allow wizards, clerics, druids, paladins, and rangers to have magic always active
- The runeblade, a base class that combines magic and martial skill without the need for spells
- Additional skills, feats, and combat rules
- Dozens of spells and magic items
ABOUT MONTE COOK
Monte Cook has worked professionally in the game industry since 1988 for companies including Iron Crown Enterprises, TSR Inc., and Wizards of the Coast. He is a codesigner of Dungeons & Dragons® 3rd Edition and author of the Dungeon Master's Guide. He has designed dozens of popular roleplaying books through his own company Malhavoc Press and also has authored miniatures games, novels, comic books, and short stories.
ABOUT PAIZO PUBLISHING
Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo's Pathfinder™ line of adventures and Pathfinder Chronicles™ campaign setting support materials combines decades of game design experience into one evocative system compatible with the 3.5 rules. Paizo's GameMastery™ line offers easy-to-use tools for game masters of any fantasy roleplaying game to improve their gaming experience. Titanic Games™, Paizo's board game imprint, unleashes fun, challenging games like Kill Doctor Lucky™ and Yetisburg™ that appeal to both families and casual gamers alike. Paizo's Planet Stories® line of science fiction and fantasy novel reprints promises a master class in the genre aimed at building the greatest fantasy and science fiction library ever assembled. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the six years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than a dozen major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.
Title: The Collected Book of Experimental Might
Author: Monte Cook
Product Code: PZOMAL1001
Size: 8.5 x 11, 143 pages
Releases: January 28, 2009