Touched by benevolent beings of the good Outer Planes somewhere in their ancestry, aasimars are viewed with either awe or fear by all who know of their celestial heritage. Hailed as scions of angels at best or otherworldly bringers of heavenly destruction at worst, there is no doubt that aasimars hold a very special place in the world of mortals, and all know to be wary of their actions in the presence of an aasimar.
Blood of Angels presents a player-friendly overview of the aasimars of the Pathfinder campaign setting, as well as new rules and information to help players create unique and interesting celestial characters for any type of game.
Inside this book, you’ll find:
Expansive entries on aasimars’ origins and upbringings, their psychologies, how others perceive them, and the beliefs such angelic beings hold in the face of their celestial mark.
A table of 100 variant aasimar abilities to further customize your blessed character.
A detailed look at the six most common types of aasimars based on their celestial heritage, including alternate ability score modifiers, skills, and spell-like abilities for each.
New curses, inquisitions, and subdomains for heavenly oracles, inquisitors, and clerics.
New masterpieces for aasimar bards and the martyred bloodline for sorcerers whose celestial ancestors made great sacrifices.
A host of new traits to help make your aasimar character truly unique, as well as dozens of bodily features that distinguish your celestial character.
Written by Amber E. Scott
Each bimonthly 32-page Pathfinder Player Companion contains several player-focused articles exploring the volume’s theme as well as short articles with innovative new rules for social, magic, religious, and combat-focused characters, as well as traits to better anchor the player to the campaign.
Very, very nice! I had let my Companions subscription go a few months back (and recently resubscribed) and very glad I did so... lots of great Companions coming along soon... this one (Blood of Angels) and the previous Blood of Fiends... very happy to be back on the Companions "bandwagon". :)
Re: different celestial bloodlines: This and Blood of Fiends inclines me to believe that ifrits, oreads, suli, sylphs, and undines should have all been rolled together into a single "genie-kin" race with rules for different bloodlines, especially since the ones other than the suli are really lackluster.
Mikaze will die from happiness when he... oh, he already did.
Aasimar with snake-skinned legs, aasimar that look like living scrimshaw, aasimar with obsidian skin and white freckles resembling star maps, hairless aasimar with green-tinted skin, aasimar covered with stigmata, aasimar with....
...with veins glowing with blood that looks like hot lava, aasimar with fading celestial fractals trailing their movements, alien and beautiful aasimar descended from deep-sea octopi/squid-based agathions, wild and feral looking aasimar descended from wolf/lion-based agathions, aasimar with vestigal wings, aasimar with barely visible halos that change in accordance with their alignment, aasimar with...
I don't even know what garudas and peris *are* yet, and I'm exited to see bloodline options for them.
All celestial and fiendish creatures being lumped under the celestial and fiendish templates (or half-celestial and half-fiendish templates), when an archon and an eladrin (azata, whatever), or a demon and devil are so different mechanically, always bugged me a little, so it's *awesome* to hear that aasimar connected to angels won't necessarily have the same base abilities or modifiers as one connected to garudas or whatever.
All celestial and fiendish creatures being lumped under the celestial and fiendish templates (or half-celestial and half-fiendish templates), when an archon and an eladrin (azata, whatever), or a demon and devil are so different mechanically, always bugged me a little, so it's *awesome* to hear that aasimar connected to angels won't necessarily have the same base abilities or modifiers as one connected to garudas or whatever
I so agree with that statement, but go a little farther,
even the devils and demons have an internal diversity
as do the angels, archons, and azatas.
Raging is inherently chaotic, and sometimes evil. It's never good. :P
You can have a Chaotic Good cleric with the Rage subdomain, so...nyah.
But, but, but, George Lucas, the philopher-priest who defined my generation's sense of right and wrong, said that 'fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate, and hate leads to, um, really crappy prequels?'