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Bag of Tricks (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game PLAYER’S RESOURCE by Creighton Broadhurst

Ever found (or thought about buying) a bag of tricks but didn’t want to prep all the required stat blocks or carry yet another heavy book to the game? Bag of Tricks banishes these problems! This PLAYER’S RESOURCE contains detailed write-ups of all three versions of this iconic wondrous item including full stat blocks for all animals that can be called forth from the bag.

Each bag also benefits from two optional intelligent item add-on packages that provide extra powers and interesting roleplaying opportunities. Designed to easily fit into a character folder, each bag of trick entry benefits from a two-page spread containing all the information a player needs to use this interesting, versatile item.

Head over to to check out Bag of Trick's contents page or to view (and download) the grey bag of tricks.

This ZIP file now includes two versions of Bag of Tricks, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad. You can learn more about Raging Swan's Dual Format PDF initiative at

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Warning! This product has been known to insert a Bag of Tricks into anyone's campaign who purchases this product.

Another great product from Raging Swan and not just a nice collection of stats so that you don't have to fumble around through your Core Rules and Bestiary. This pdf also has ideas on adding personality, flavor and fun to what many would consider a rather mundane magic item.

If Raging Swan continues to provide substance of this kind their future looks bright indeed.

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The bag of tricks has always been one of those magic items that many DMs shy away from, because it's fairly complex to administer. This neat product goes a long way to alleviating that, indeed I'm already wondering if someone might just come across one in one of the games I'm running...

The assumption is made that you have a general idea of what a bag of tricks does already: in case it's slipped your memory, it produces random animals that may or may not be particularly useful but will obey the character that pulled it out for ten minutes (or until slain) and then vanishes. They come in three types - grey, rust and tan - with the tan being regarded as the most powerful... well, the animals are larger, it is of course up to the user to decide what is most useful given the circumstances.

For each of the three bags, there is a chart to enable selection of the appropriate random animal and full stat blocks for each of the creatures you might get, all neatly arranged on 2 pages which makes it easy to have the details to hand - once the character who has found the bag has researched it and knows what it does, his player could even be given the notes. Each also has a couple of optional extras, which appear to be humanoids who - by choice or chance - have had their essences fused with a bag of tricks, an interesting thought but what isn't clear is what comes out - do you actually haul out a cantakerous old druid when you reach into the bag that contains his essence, or do you just get the benefit of his advice when using it?

As all the summoned animals are willing to obey the sorts of commands someone with a Handle Animals skill might give, next comes a useful review of the commands available, coupled with a run-down of ways in which they can be used to direct an animal in a combat situation - the underlying assumption that you are going to use the bag of tricks mid-brawl to turn things to your advantage. The work ends with an explanation of standard stat-block terms, in case that you are unsure of any of them, a handy quick-reference guide.

Overall a clear expansion and ready-reference for the bag of tricks, giving you all that you need to incorporate one into your game. If you are contemplating using one, or one of your characters already has one and you feel like groaning when he gets it out, this should prove useful. Gift Certificates
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