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Yes. I entered the last round of edits to the races themselves last night. I'm working on the introduction now. It won't be long. Its covering:
Patrik Ström wrote:
I personally hope not. I am very happy with the amount of options available with the core game.
You and I differ here. I have been bored with the core book options since the launch of 3.0. Elves, dwarves, fighters, wizards, etc have never been my thing. (Although I typically play wizards when I must play a core book class simply because I can come up with a list of spells few have seen before and that makes it interesting for me.) Once Pathfinder released the APG, I haven't touched a core book class since. Heck, I thought Pathfinder took FOREVER to release the Advanced Race Guide.
This does explain why my company has been so big into the Book of Heroic Race Series and why next month we're releasing our first 5e release in that series.
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Thank you for mentioning these. The Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane would be my recommendation to the OP. These are all monsters that are corrupted by darkness and and hide in the shadows of reality. I think these work well in your game.
All week long we are doing previews for the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans, which is included with the Advanced Compendium subscription. We started our previews off with the Samsaran Racial Traits. These are the basic racial you need to play a samsaran right away. We hope you enjoy the race.
Dreams of the Past Hold the Keys to the Future
To be a samsaran is to forge a new destiny from the sum of your experiences. Born endlessly into new lives, a samsaran reincarnates time and again until achieving enlightenment. They remember the pain and joy of their experiences only through their dreams, recalling random shards of lifetimes long gone.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans gives you everything you need to play a samsaran character. This 22-page supplement features:
Be Heroic with This Advanced Race Today!
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyvarans, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Changelings, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Catfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengu, and Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans and 5 more races released throughout 2015 plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans comes out next week but we finished it up this morning. Subscribers get the new race as soon as it is done.
Subscribe to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium—Work in Progress and get Advanced Samsarans a week before everyone else.
Something I realized over the weekend: paizo hasn't really had an undead-themed AP yet. Yes, there was carrion crown, but 3 of the adventures didn't have anything to do with undead and the first one was more or less kind of loosely undead based. Haunts are essentially traps that you have to do some kind of story-based action to get rid of them.
The second was about frankenstein's monster and other golems. The third was all werewolves, all the time. The forth was lovecraftian monster. We don't really hit a genuine undead theme until book 5 with vampires and book 6 is liches.
There were a few zombie scenes, but no wights, ghouls, ghasts, etc. It was a classic horror themed AP, not an undead one. Heck, IIRC, we don't actually meet anyone from the cult itself until like the end of adventure 3.
Just something I noticed.
1). Eidetic basic trait, should grant +2 trait bonus to Autohypnosis checks, it's listed as a racial bonus.
Whoops. I'll get that fixed.
2). The Prodigy; list Deception & Innuendo as subdomains, neither of which are not associated with the listed domains. The Prodigy is also listed has having both the Psionic and Psychic domains, does she gain both.
Psychic Domain. The listing of the Psionic domain is my screw up. The Prodogy gains the Psychic domain.
3). Page 17 the Elan oracle (lv. 6) is listed with a manifester level of 6 for the power she gained from the Access Psionic Talent and the Unlocked Talent. Normally the manifester level these would be either 1 or that of the manifester level of the psionic class that a character has levels in. But with out levels in a psionic class I'm assuming you are taking liberties with the transparency rules and using her caster levels instead?
We should spell it out that the inner flame oracle's caster level counts as his manifestor level when you gain the Unlocked Talent feat.
4). Regenerating Focus page 7, was this meant to be used with the possibility to allow a character fully recover all of a characters power points.
I'll talk with the author about putting a limit on that.
Thank you for pointing these out.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Aw, shucks! Thanks guys. :D
Besides the fact that we didn't want to avoid parallel design (which we did by taking the race in a different direction, which you can tell from our artwork), I also picked it up because I wanted to see your design first hand. Which you must say you is quite good. A fellow excellent East Coast designer.
I'll readily admit that I am not familiar with every other pathfinder compatible product out there. Having said that I do do research and encourage my authors to research what others have done on a similar topic.
For example,Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans comes out next month. Both myself and one of the principle authors on the book made sure to read Everyman Game's Samsarans book.
Also we recently started the Deadly Delves series of adventures. Doom ofthe Sky Sword is a great 1st level adventure to start off with. Rescue from Tyrkaven was a real hit at PaizoCon. Reign of Ruin is the highest level adventure we have published so far, involving a lizardfolk tribe, a black dragon and a forgotten temple deep in a swamp.
I hope these peak your interest.
Do you plan on releasing the official complete booklet soon?
We still have 6 races to go. Its just that if you bought all 6 currently available races plus the favored class option, that is $27.65. The plan has always been to offer it as a reduced price to incentivize buying early. This helped cover the art and writing costs for the project. Meanwhile, those that want to wait for the final book or only want it in print get it at MSRP.
Those that bought it in October 2014 paid for a 200+ page book and got favored class options. Having that kind of faith in us that we are 1) going to produce what we said we will and 2) produce a high quality book deserve to be rewarded. So we offered it at 25% off MSRP.
Now that we're half way through, it is still a great value. If you bought it right now, it is a savings of $7.66 over buying all the PDFs, and that does not factor in the 6 remaining races and the final compendium PDF. And our quality is just as high as we are known for.
And you will still get all the PDFs as soon as they completed instead of on their release date. Like samsarans. They come out next month. We hired some authors specifically to help us give this race a real transgender feel to it. Our signature samsaran was born into the body of a woman but the soul spent the past several lifetimes as a man. As such, he identifies as a man despite his birth gender. As soon as we finish that up, it is given right to subscribers instead of waiting for the release date.
Or lizardfolk. Richard Moore, the author behind catfolk did a smashing job on this one. And the signature character for this race arrived last night and it looks great. She's also our signature magus and our signature sexy character. Yes, the sexy lizardfolk.
Skinwalkers comes out in October, just in time for Halloween. David N. Ross, one of the authors on Blood of the Moon wrote some amazing options for this race.
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Behold the Powers of the Mind
Immortal yet humanoid, human in appearance yet still aberrant in nature, elans are a race created instead of born. Filled with psionic energy, this mystical race makes the lives of elves appear brief. When you play an elan you choose to take the power invested in you to reshape the world; whether for good or for ill is up to you.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans gives you everything you need to play an elan character. This 22-page supplement features:
Be Heroic with This Advanced Race Today!
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Changelings, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Catfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengu, and Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans and 6 more races released throughout 2015 plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.
I just finished uploading Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium subscribers. If you are a subscriber, you should find the link in the download section of the site you downloaded it from (d20PFSRD should be available tomorrow).
If you can't wait for Tuesday when it is available for download individually and have to get your fix of psionics and elans now by going to Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium and becoming a subscriber right away. You will get Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans and 5 other races straight away and you will also get 6 more races as they become available.