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TWC4 Esmeralda: Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats (Maztica)

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Esmeralda, an island where several Republics seceded from a racist Empire still attempting to reconquer the lands it lost - independent Republics now facing terrorist threats and transnational organized crime; an island where restless spirits and Fae threaten mortals; where Faerûnian magic is not reliable and firearms have been developed; where an International Tribunal is spied upon when trying to deliver justice amid armed conflicts; where pirates plunder the seas and privateers fight the proxy wars of nations; where lost and hidden temples connect to other worlds or empower shamans; the birthplace of Aarakocra; where vigilantes are born and die everyday in the slums or mansions; where besieged cities face death or glory; and where a tabaxi tribe guards all of Maztica from a prophecy of doom, sacrificial magic torments the living, and exorcists fight against the supernatural and schisms. It is a land of lost wonders, secrets and peril.

The book includes the overview of this Maztican island, its peoples and nations; the rules of sacrificial magic; the Esmeraldian exorcist class; backgrounds and more to play in this island to the West of Maztica, in the Forgotten Realms. A domain of dread originally from Esmeralda is also described in the book.

New mechanics include the notion of Spiritual Hit Points, Attacks and Armor Class: some mystical beings cannot be hurt by spells or weapons, but only by the deeds and faith of pious souls.

Find out about the Hishnaliad: a cabal of assassins who have carried out attacks against faerûnians… and continue to do so in their own land.

The book is 73 pages long.

'The Siege of Heroika' is an introductory adventure set in Esmeralda.

The adventure TWA-5 Resistance! is mainly set in Esmeralda and covers many of the unique aspects of the setting!

The spiritual ability provided here is expanded in another DMs Guild product: Spiritual Struggles and Abilities, which if used supersedes the rules provided here.

Affiliated Products:

TWC1 The Maztica Campaign Guide

TWC2 Lopango - Land of the Sacred Sun

TWC3 Claw and Sting - The Scorpionfolk of the Maztican Underdark

TWN1 Azure Skies

TWM1 Diamond Eyes - A True World Tale of Betrayal

TWM2 Fangs and Feathers - A Book of Spells for the True World

TWM3 The Grand History of the True World

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David S April 01, 2016 2:39 am UTC
You can discuss TWC4 Esmeralda: Island of Revolution and Supernatural Threats, with it's author, Nicolas Carillo (paladinnicolas) over at the Maztica forum at The Piazza:
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