Archetypes of the Jade Oath (PFRPG) PDF

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Have you taken the Oath

Travel the lands of the Jade Oath and adopt their exotic ways—give your characters archetypes like the barbarian Totem Pactmaster with its bonded animal companion, or the cavaliers of the Order of the Ancestors and their spiritual guides. Let your Kensai monk walk the road alongside a witch with a dragon or ghost patron and strike down enemies with the living ki of his jade weapons while she invokes the Scale Song or the Wail of the Dead. Master the Arcana feats and use their eldritch mysteries to make both warriors and spellcasters strong. These are secrets of the feral and nature-bound, of the dutiful and the resolute, and they can be yours to strike down Infernal foes. Choose one of four archetypes, four hexing themes, six totems or fourteen feats! No matter what you decide, you'll find Archetypes of the Jade Oath makes your journey through the Empire a more interesting adventure!

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Some nice character options.

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Archetypes of the Jade Oath by Rite Publishing

This product is 20 pages long. It starts with a cover and credits. (2 pages)

Archetypes of the Jade Oath (12 ½ pages)
This section has new archetypes for classes for the campaign setting Jade Oath by Rite Publishing. It is a Asian based setting so the archetypes are suitable for other settings as well, if one keeps that in mind.
Classes
Barbarian – They get 20 new rage powers. Some of the powers come in totem sets of three powers. The totem sets are Centipede, Elephant, Horse, Mantis, Monkey and Tiger. The final two powers lets the barbarians rage effect any animal companions they might have. The Totem Pact Master is a new archetype that gives the Barbarian a animal companion similar to that of a druid, but from the totems listed in a the rage powers.
Cavalier – They get two new orders, Order of the Ancestor and Order of the Creed. The new Samurai class can also take these as well.
Monk – Kensai archetype, this archetype is of a monk who focuses on a single weapon type. A more combative version of the monk class. The replace weapon and armor with all simple, one fighter weapon group and light armor. Monk AC bonus works with Light armor. Flurry of Blows can be done with their single weapon of choose or unarmed. Living Ki Weapon begins with a masterwork weapon and may use ki to enhance this weapon. Living Ki weapon dmg, bonus dmg with weapon. Ki strike allows weapon to by pass DR. Martial Training, allows the monk to take fighter feats. Weapon of the Golden Soul cool cap stone power. For all this they give up stunning fist, slow fall, monk only weapons, less unarmed dmg, some bonus feats, and perfect self.
Witch – The get four new patrons, dragon, five elements, ghost and jade. They gain 16 new hexes, four from each new patron. 16 new major hexes as well, and 4 new grand hexes, one of each type. One of the differences with these hexes is the more of the same type of hexes a witch learns the more powerful the hexes become. Such as Cloud Rider, lets a witch summon and ride on a cloud, each five element hex the witch knows allows it to go 5ft higher and adds 1 minute of use to the hex per day. The rest of the hexes are done similar.

New Feats (2 ½ pages)
There is 14 new feats in this section. The feats all work with something called a arcane pool. I will admit to be slightly confused by the arcane pool. I am not positive where a arcane pool comes from or exactly how one gets it. Perhaps I am miss reading it but I reread it and wasn't able to figure that out. My guess is that it is from another book and they just forgot to mention where the arcane pool is from.

It ends with a OGL and 2 ads. (3 pages)

Closing thoughts. The artwork is color and ranges from ok to very good. Layout and editing is good. The name of the book is a little misleading there is actually only two archetypes in the book. I was a bit disappointed by that. Now most of the stuff in the book is very good, the new rage powers where pretty cool, the new orders interesting as was the witch patrons and hexes. Just not many archetypes, I think a better name would have been Characters options of the Jade Oath or something along those lines instead. So what's my rating? Well other than what I feel is a slightly misleading name and the confusion on the arcane pool I am going to give this a 4 star review. What I liked I really liked, but I felt it needed a bit more work.

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2-page preview is up on rpgnow. Anyone else have info on this? Tough to tell from the description what the four archetypes are about. Barbarian, cavalier, monk, and witch as far as class, but not sure of much more.

Dark Archive

Just those four classes are covered. The book is 20 pages total. 20 new totem rage powers for the barby with a archetype for totems. Two orders for cav, a weapon based monk archetype. 36 new hexes broken up into 4 types, Dragon, Five Elements, Ghost and Jade. If you take at least 6 hexes of one type you get some bonuses. There is 4 new patrons based on the new hex types. 14 new feats and it talks about arcane focus.

I have not read the book yet, only glanced over it.


Dark_Mistress wrote:

Just those four classes are covered. The book is 20 pages total. 20 new totem rage powers for the barby with a archetype for totems. Two orders for cav, a weapon based monk archetype. 36 new hexes broken up into 4 types, Dragon, Five Elements, Ghost and Jade. If you take at least 6 hexes of one type you get some bonuses. There is 4 new patrons based on the new hex types. 14 new feats and it talks about arcane focus.

I have not read the book yet, only glanced over it.

Thanks for the quick overview. You planning to do a review?

Dark Archive

Eventually yes but likely not until next week some time. I got some other stuff I need to get too first.

Dark Archive

Ok better late than never review.


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It seems like Jade Oath will make some great additions to a Jade Regent campaign.


I will take a review anytime any place. and yes jade oath will add some nice stuff for jade regent.


So glad to see the review DM. Thank you. I was really interested in this book, but I was a bit concerned about overlap with Monk Archetypes. Your review was really helpful.

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