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Barbarian Path of the Leveler
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Barbarian Path of the Leveler

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The axe feels so heavy, arms so tired. She just can't lift it anymore. They're coming for her; she hears their boots on the tile. There's blood all over her - blood...
But blood is good! Blood is a sign - a sign that the great work is not finished. 
With a cackle straight from the pits of the nine hells, she drags herself back to her feet.
"Just give up - or we'll kill you," the first dead man says. 
"Me?" she asks, her voice a broken hiss. "You can't kill me. You're already a corpse!" She roars as she flings herself across the broken marble pillar. Her fist cracks into the man's knee, driving it back the wrong direction. Her axe screeches on metal armor as it cleaves the next body in half. 
The great work... is never finished. 


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True Power: Sometimes... you want to be the most feared character at the table. Dozens of hours have went into testing the features of this Barbarian Path to ensure it is both powerful and balanced with the other published paths. Designed for a thematic and terrifying presence, the Leveler is designed for intense and shocking moments of brutality when the chips are down. 

Interesting Design: Some barbarian paths fall a little flat - putting too many eggs in too many baskets. The Leveler has many wonderful options for players to choose from, but never forgets its roots - face to face combat, sometimes weilding the face as a weapon. The Leveler can be played (and was play-tested to verify) quite well with or without a weapon - allowing for a more "hands on" approach to violence. 

High Numbers - Balanced Outcomes: In general, the Path of the Leveler will play like a standard barbarian until a very special set of circumstances arise in combat - at which point the dice, numbers, and horribly gritty details should skyrocket. Just when the rest of the party is wearing thin, the Path of the Leveler really shines. Luckily, it works perfectly with nearly every other class - allowing for great synergy and options to make these Barbarians a Hazard on the battlefield. 

Dramatic Risks and Rewards: True rage is... dangerous for everyone to behold - not just ones enemies. The Path of the Levler is quite a danger to hapless companions as well. Giving the entire combat encounter a more dynamic and interesting feel - and roleplay after an "accident" a new level of drama. 

Inspired by Joe Abercrombie's award winning book series: The First Law, and the character Logen Ninefingers. 

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May 11th, 2018
Beautifully created and easy to put in my homebrew binder for players. For longtime players, using homebrew styles of play is a lot of fun, but can be difficult with keeping a balance. Path of the Leveler is clearly well thought out and properly balanc [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on June 16, 2017.