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If you're looking for a very mystic theurge type of base class, you might check out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press. One of the new base classes within is, you guessed it, The Theurge base class :)

Play a theurge right from 1st-level!

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Bummer - we don't do the Netflix thing.
Hopefully it will turn up somewhere else or maybe I'll just have to wait for it to come out on DVD or something

The sheer number of different channels/services you have to subscribe to/pay for just to see the various shows you want to watch is getting pretty out of hand. But that's a topic for a different thread ...

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This is only on Netflix?

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You might also take a look at the Advanced Races Compendium from Kobold Press.

Advanced Races Compendium presents a ton of monstrous races as balanced, playable races. Each race gets a full chapter. In addition, it's packed with racial feats, traits, spells, bloodlines, gear, magic items, archetypes and more. There are even rules and advice to adjust these classic and new races to suit your campaign’s power level.

Races included in the book:
Gearforged
Lizardfolk
Kobold
Ravenfolk
Shadow Fey
Tiefling
Tosculi
Aasimar
Centaur
Darakhul
Derro
Dhampir
Dragonkin
Sahuagin
Drow
Lamia
Gnoll
Minotaur
Trollkin
Werelion

... and more!

Give the Advanced Races Compendium a look and see if it helps!

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Marc Radle wrote:

You might check out the from Kobold Press. One of the new base classes within is, you guessed it, The Theurge :)

I'd provide a link, but those are a pain to do on a phone

Let's try this again, this time with a link :)

You might check out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press. One of the new base classes within is, you guessed it, The Theurge :)

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You might check out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press. One of the new base classes within is, you guessed it, The Theurge :)

I'd provide a link, but those are a pain to do on a phone

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The second installment, Deep Magic: Rune Magic is Now Available!

Beneath the auroras is a savage land of frenzied barbarians, doom-laden heroes, flinty dwarves, and giants who dare to wage war against the gods themselves. The magic of the north is deep and ancient, and its practitioners are masters of the secret powers of the runes.

Deep Magic: Rune Magic brings the secrets of rune magic into your 5th Edition campaign, with 24 pages featuring:

  • New Rune Knowledge and Rune Mastery feats
  • 25 runes that grant wisdom and power over time, fire, water, wealth, and more
  • 5 new rune rituals, including Curse of the Wild Moon, Scourge of Hateful Nettles, and Tyr’s Peace
  • 32 new or updated rune spells, including curse of Boreas, Loki’s gift, snowblind stare, and Wotan’s rede
  • New magic items, monsters, and more!

The ravens gather, and the wolves howl. Ready yourself, wizard: whatever emerges from the cold, dark forests this day will learn the power of rune magic!

Get Deep Magic: Rune Magic TODAY!

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Well, it had already been announced the James Earl Jones was back to voice Vader, but it's always good to hear confirmation.

From what I heard, you hear Vader's breathing and then his reflection or shadow, not an actual shot of him ...

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Shoot - sorry! Just's try that again :)

Wanna see ANOTHER preview from the upcoming Tome of Beasts? Maybe a dragon this time?

Check out this Tome of Beasts Preview of the Mithral Dragon! (originally designed by Mike McArtor)

You can PRE-ORDER the Tome of Beasts now! This link also lets you pre-order all the other great stuff related to Tome of Beasts, like the Tome of Beasts Pawns, Book of Lairs, even a cool Tome of Beasts poster!

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You might check out the Skin-Changer, an alternate Spell-less Ranger class that does pretty exactly what the original poster is proposing!

You can find the class in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press

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Wanna see ANOTHER preview from the upcoming Tome of Beasts? Maybe a dragon this time?

Check out this Tome of Beasts Preview of the Mithral Dragon! (originally designed by Mike McArtor)

You can
PRE-ORDER the Tome of Beasts now! This link also lets you pre-order all the other great stuff related to Tome of Beasts, like the Tome of Beasts Pawns, Book of Lairs, even a cool Tome of Beasts poster!

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You want more *hit points*, not health.

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Thanks you sir!

And thank YOU for running what sound like pretty awesome sessions!!!

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Con Report: Shadows of the Dusk Queen
Paizocon may be over, but our enjoyment of it certainly is not! Mike Welham braved the lovely weather and terrific gamers of the Northwest to run Shadows of the Dusk Queen for some Pathfinders ready for action. Sounds like they had a wonderfully fun time—and even had a surprise teammate in the form of artist Bryan Syme.

Read all about it!

WARNING - there are SPOILERS ahead!!!

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Yeah, I probably should have typed it as SAW-hwuh-gin (I've never quite been able to figure out those dictionary pronunciations!)

I guess the REAL answer is ... it's pronounced whatever way works best for you. And let's not even START on the correct pronunciation of Drow!!!!

(It rhymes with snow, by the way - you can trust me:)

The more important thing is ... regardless of how you pronounce Sahuagin, everyone should be sure to pick up Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition!!!

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Yeah, I'm confused. This doesn't sound like a PFS game (it kind of sounds like White Plume Mountain actually), why do you say this needs to be PFS legal?

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Ha! Well, as the guy who wrote the original Sahuagin piece for the Pathfinder Advanced Races Compendium (the piece that was used as the basis for this 5E version), I did a HUGE amount of research on the Sahuagin, including a lot on the origins of the race all the way back in the early days of D&D ...

I'm pretty confident it's most correctly pronounced Saw-HOO-a-gin

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New Options for 5th Edition Heroes
Sometimes, heroes emerge from strange and forbidden places: the trackless deserts, deep oceans, magic-warped wastelands—even the crypts of the undead.

Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in 5th edition. Its pages are packed with PC racial traits, history, ecology, names, and more for 8 new races:
Derro
Dhampir
Dust Goblins
Jinnborn
Kijani
Lamia
Ramag
Sahuagin
4 new backgrounds: Cannibal Headhunter, Prophet, Scavenger, and Seer
Two new variant backgrounds, the Tinker and the Beggar

Available in Print and PDF

Get your copy Today!

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Nohwear wrote:
Are you looking for something that uses the Druid spell list? I know that the Midgard setting by Kobold Press has their own Shaman class that does so. I do not know anything else about it.

An excellent recommendation! :)

The shaman class from Kobold Press is actually setting neutral (i.e. it's not actually tied to the Midgard setting)

The Shaman is essentially a spontaneous-casting druid, but with some interesting and flavorful differences. There are also three new archetypes:elemental shaman, primal shifter, and witch doctor, plus much more. You can learn more about the class here: New Paths #2: The Expanded Shaman

If you like, you can find out more about the Design of the Shaman

You can also get the shaman, along with many other popular classes from Kobold Press by picking up the New Paths Compendium

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Awesome!

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Claxon wrote:

Alternate Classes are merely more fleshed out archetypes.

You're really just talking about a paladin that isn't LG and instead channel some other aligned force.

However, between Tyrant Antipaladin, Grey Paladin, and Insinuator Antipaladin I think we have most of the bases covered.

If fact, I think you could do your whole thing as an Insinuator, or slightly modifying it. And by slightly modifying I mean change alignment from any evil which expands the option for what Outsider the Insinuator can invoke a bond with. Which would expand how all options work.

This would allow for you to on a daily basis change between good, evil, lawful, and chaotic (depending on character alignment).

I would suggest that the alignment requirement be any non-true neutral. So that they can't cover all alignments (would be too strong). But you end up being able to smite everything but your own alignment.

Out of curiosity, what is the Grey Paladin you mentioned? Is that from Paizo?

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Distant Scholar wrote:

Presenting:

Top 10 Products of 2016 (so far):

06. New Paths 8: The Trickster (58 points)

Awesome! :)

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Polls are open today, so be sure to head over and VOTE!!!

Southlands Campaign for Best Setting
Southlands Campaign Map for Best Cartography

And, don't forget to vote in the Fan Favorite Publisher category!

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We gleeful kobolds are ecstatic to announce two nominations:

Southlands Campaign for Best Setting
Southlands Campaign Map for Best Cartography

Polls are open today, so be sure to head over and VOTE!!!

And, don't forget to vote in the Fan Favorite Publisher category!

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As some of you may know, I’m a full-blown, grade A, no apologies, Dice Geek!

Lately I've been wanting a cool set of wood dice. I did some searching and came across Artisan Dice, including the Kickstarter they did a while back. They look pretty beautiful in the pictures but also seem REALLY over priced though! I mean, I know wood dice is pretty niche, and I'd expect to pay a bit more for them, but wow! $150 or more for a set of dice? That's pretty nuts ...

So, my first question is, has anyone actually gotten dice from them, in particular any of their wood dice? If so, were you happy? Were they worth that kind of money?

Has anyone found wood dice (full sets, not just wooden d6's) out there more reasonably priced?

Thanks!!!

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Pan wrote:
Hama wrote:
Quark Blast wrote:
I hear there's an opening at Navigation now.

They have two ways to address this. One is to have Chekoff die off-screen, maybe movie #4 starts with his funeral, and they get a new navigator, or they can get someone young, who kinda looks like him to replace him.

My money is on Tom Holland.

Third option is to give it about 5 years and re-reboot. Unlikely if the series takes off. I hope the series does because I love the premise they are working with. Though the CBS paywall is obnoxious so who knows?

Huh? Did you just combine the conversation about how to replace the actor who played Chekov in the new movies with the conversation about the new Star Trek TV series CBS is doing?

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I can't wait for folks to get this book into thier hands!

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Hey! Nice to see Krazy Kragnar's Magic Staff Emporium in that list! I had a blast working on that (both writing and doing the various staff illustrations)

Speaking of that list, that's an amazing amount of loot for not a lot of cash!!!

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Wanna see a preview page from the upcoming Tome of Beasts?

Check out this Tome of Beasts Preview - Flab Giant

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Ciaran Barnes wrote:
I didn't know he was going to be a father soon. Tragic.

Agreed. I was shocked when I first heard about Steve's death, but when I found out he was going to be a father .... man, that's even more heart-breaking ...

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I think sending the backers of the Pathfinder Deep Magic project an update/notice via the Kickstarter makes a lot of sense - with almost 2,000 backers, you have to believe some percentage of them are also playing 5E ...

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Wait, this is just in the comics, right? I thought you were saying this was happening in the movies (since you posted it in the Movies forum)

To avoid confusion, this should probably get moved to the Comics forum ...

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The Tome Show - 5e Deep Magic and Strange Arcana

James Introcaso sits down with Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter of Kobold Press to discuss the chapter-by-chapter release of Deep Magic for fifth edition!

Listen Now

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Thanks so much Endzeitgeist and The Raven Black for taking the time to update your reviews based on the revised file!

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Sounds like a perfect match!

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Interesting! Looking forward to it!

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Reposted from a different thread, but relevant here as well :)

DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Ok, here's my take on the Revised Trickster. I even edited my original review with the following text.

The Trickster (Revised)

Ok, at first glance I didn't care for it that much (but I was on painkillers for a bad knee at the moment). I've had a chance to read it over again and I like pretty much everything they've done, with the exception of cutting back Skill Points to 4 per level. I love Skills and having my players use them, so I'll probably house rule it that they still get 6. The new Shadow Forte is a good addition, and the Dual Forte Archetype is a nice addition.

Changing the magic schools to exclude Evocation and Necromancy is something I'm on the fence about. I personally think the Trickster should be able to choose which two schools he excludes himself, but it's a minor quibble and one I'm sure won't be shared by everyone who uses the revised version.

Overall I like the revisions, and it may be the one I offer any players who might like to give the class a try. And like I said, I like skilly characters, so I may keep the 6 per level option from the original version. Good job Marc and Kobold Press!

Hey there DungeonmasterCal, thanks for the comments on the revised Trickster - glad you liked it! :)

Personally, I'm with you regarding the skill points, but I decided that enough people felt 4 skill points per level was more appropriate that I decided to acquiesce, knowing that houseruling back up to 6 skill points per level is super simple if so desired.

Really glad you liked the new Shadow Forte and Dual Forte Archetype! I'm really happy with how both turned out!

Regarding the sidebar detailing the exclusion of the Evocation and Necromancy schools from the Trickster's spell list, keep in mind that's a variant only. The core class still gets access to all the schools, I just wanted to respect and acknowledge those folks who were uncomfortable with the Trickster having the full wizard spell list, so I offered this lower-power variant.

Again, really glad you like the revisions!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Ok, here's my take on the Revised Trickster. I even edited my original review with the following text.

The Trickster (Revised)

Ok, at first glance I didn't care for it that much (but I was on painkillers for a bad knee at the moment). I've had a chance to read it over again and I like pretty much everything they've done, with the exception of cutting back Skill Points to 4 per level. I love Skills and having my players use them, so I'll probably house rule it that they still get 6. The new Shadow Forte is a good addition, and the Dual Forte Archetype is a nice addition.

Changing the magic schools to exclude Evocation and Necromancy is something I'm on the fence about. I personally think the Trickster should be able to choose which two schools he excludes himself, but it's a minor quibble and one I'm sure won't be shared by everyone who uses the revised version.

Overall I like the revisions, and it may be the one I offer any players who might like to give the class a try. And like I said, I like skilly characters, so I may keep the 6 per level option from the original version. Good job Marc and Kobold Press!

Hey there DungeonmasterCal, thanks for the comments on the revised Trickster - glad you liked it! :)

Personally, I'm with you regarding the skill points, but I felt that enough people felt 4 skill points per level was more appropriate that I decided to acquiesce, knowing that houseruling back up to 6 skill points per level is super simple if so desired.

Really glad you liked the new Shadow Forte and Dual Forte Archetype! I'm really happy with how both turned out!

Regarding the sidebar detailing the exclusion of the Evocation and Necromancy schools from the Trickster's spell list, keep in mind that's a variant only. The core class still gets access to all the schools, I just wanted to respect and acknowledge those folks who were uncomfortable with the Trickster having the full wizard spell list, so I offered this lower-power variant.

Again, really glad you like the revisions!

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Wow! This sounds fantastic!

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Anyone else know of any really good classic fantasy collections or anthologies?

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Deep Magic is coming to 5th Edition!

Yes, the huge collection of Pathfinder-compatible spells and variant schools we published in 2014 is now an option for your 5E campaign, starting with Clockwork Magic.

Deep Magic: Clockwork brings the secrets of clockwork magic into your 5th Edition campaign, featuring:

  • A Clockwork domain for clerics, featuring Improved mending, Channel Magic, and Clockwork Apotheosis
  • The Great Machine pact for warlocks, with three new invocations: cloud of cogs, heat of the furnace, and voice of the machine
  • A Clockwork Mage school of wizard magic, with new abilities including Clockwork Savant, Clockworker's Charm, Metal Shape, Golem Form, and Clockwork Mastery
  • 45 new and updated spells, including chains of the goddess, gear barrage, hellforging, robe of shards, and more!

The magic of the gears is yours to control! Will you use it to uphold order, progress, and industry? Or grind your enemies under the ceaseless cogs of might...?
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Aaron Bitman wrote:

To me, the classic fantasy series as we know it began with L. Frank Baum's Oz series.

My other favorite series' aren't all that old. (How classic is "classic", anyway?) But I must mention that one of my favorite series', the Dragonlance Chronicles by Weis and Hickman, was collected in a single volume. So was its first follow-up, Dragonlance Legends. There was even another, annotated edition of each of those two trilogies, each compiled into one volume.

Thanks! Oz isn't something I'm very interested in, but you make good points!

I love DragonLance and have both of those books. When I say classic, I'm really looking for then books and authors that pretty much inspired Gygax and his fellows to eventually create D&D: Conan, Elric, Fafard and the Grey Mouser.

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thejeff wrote:

Del Rey put out a nice set of all the Howard Conan stories some years back.

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
The Conquering Sword of Conan
The Bloody Crown of Conan

Those look perfect - thanks!

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Werthead wrote:
Gollancz have got an excellent "Complete Chronicles of Conan" collection, along with great one-volume collections of Jack Vancer's LYONESSE and DYING EARTH series. They also have the complete Fritz Leiber Newhon tales, but in two volumes, and an Elric collection which brings together the novels but not all of the novellas and short stories.

Thanks - that "Complete Chronicles of Conan" collection is exactly what I'm looking for!

I forgot about Jack Vance, but I should absolutely have a Jack Vance collection!

Do you happen to know the actual names of the Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber Newhon, and Elric collections

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Interesting thread!

In fact, as I read through it, I got pretty stoked, because Kobold Press (publisher of the New Paths Compendium, Deep Magic etc.) should have a new class coming out soon that I think, based on the comments in this thread, will make folks very happy :)

You didn't hear that from me though :)

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Hey everyone - I'd like to get some good anthology or collected works type books of some of the classic fantasy books / series. I talking about Conan, Elric, Fafard and the Grey Mouser, maybe John Carter of Mars, that sort of thing. You know, a big "The Collected Conan Saga" or "The Complete Elric" style book.

Can anyone point me to some good specific titles?

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Anything more with the Dany/Yara plot line last night?

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Iceman1077 wrote:
Really like the new update, especially the shadow forte ...

Thanks Iceman1077 - awesome to hear you like the update!

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I'll admit when I have what I think is a good idea I'm excited about, it becomes all I can think about and I can't wait to start writing. Once I start, it just flows out of me.

BUT, there are other times, particularly when I need to write something I'm not necessarily as exited or passionate about, that I have as much trouble as anyone getting started and and then keeping the momentum once I do finally get started. It's a very frustrating feeling to be sure.

I've read many interviews and biographies from writers who say that, when they are working on project and feeling the dreaded writer's block, they set aside a certain amount of time every day (a couple hours, or even just a single hour or less) in which they MUST write. No matter how well or how poorly it seems to be going, they simply must write something for the project. They may not edit themselves and they may NOT trash, delete or crumble up what they have written.

Then, they come back to what they wrote at a later time and look at it with some degree of objectivity to see what's there. Maybe a given day's writing resulted in nothing worth keeping. More likely, however, there IS something good, even if it's just a single paragraph, a sentence, an idea, or even just a cool name. Keep that nugget of gold, refine it and then keep moving forward like that every day.

You might be very surprised what you end up with!

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The Grave-Bound White Necromancer's skeleton companion (New Paths Compendium) gets Unnatural Toughness immediately when the Grave-Bound White Necromancer first receives the skeleton companion (since the Grave-Bound White Necromancer has just gained a new level, i.e. 5th level), but it is not retroactive, so no X5.

At 5th level, when the Grave-Bound White Necromancer first receives his skeletal companion, it would have its the normal hit points as shown on the Undead Companion Base Statistics table PLUS an additional amount equal to the master’s Charisma bonus.

Does that help?

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