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Artifice and Invention

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This supplement is themed around research and invention, and provides class options and spells to reflect both traditions of discovery and innovation and the older, more practiced traditions that stand in opposition. This includes:

  • A new take on the artificer based on the warlock chassis, designed to give the artificer as much flexibility as its previous incarnations without making assumptions about the frequency of magic items in the campaign
  • New archetypes to go with this artificer, the item-focused Artisan, the fleshgrafting Bioartificer, the construct-focused Homunculist, and the wild card Schematist
  • New fighter archetypes to cover character tropes previously unified under the artificer – the Arcane Blade, a melee variant of the Arcane Archer, and the Frame Adept, who ties magic into a suit of armor
  • New rogue archetypes for the same reason – the Demolitionist, with a wide arsenal of bombs, and the Inventor, a tricky lateral thinker and option for those who’d rather their inventions not rely on magic
  • A reimagining of the wizard class, with five new traditions that reflect fictional wizards who dont fall neatly into the eight schools of magic – the Alchemist, whose spells are expanded by understanding matter, energy, and the physical world; the Magewright, whose focus on rituals makes magic a simple profession; the Occultist, who traffics with evil or at least unpleasant powers to learn forbidden knowledge; the Truenamer, whose use of truenames empowers their spells and who can speak mighty commands; and the Witch, whose rustic focus makes them no less formidable
  • New spells to reflect the use of magic to alleviate day-to-day problems as well as those of adventurers
  • Original artwork by the author

This guide was a labor of love created over summer break. Donations are accepted but by no means expected; Im far more interested in your readership and support.

UPDATE 9/19/18: Went back through and removed errors I didn't catch earlier, as well as adding more information in the introduction about artificers and magewrights and adding the Tenser's floating chair.

And be sure to check out the new Magewright Update!

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July 7th, 2018
A very... inventive take on the Artificer! (hardy har-har) [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 07, 2018.