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Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead has long been mired in darkness and all but forgotten, but now the tome has resurfaced, filled with new death-dealing subclasses, magical items, spells and optional rules for budding necromancers and other servants of death.

The Book of the Dead contains:

  • new archetypes for the bard, druid, fighter and wizard
  • four new magical items
  • four new spells
  • two optional rules for necromancers
  • more than 30 zombie versions of creatures from the Monster Manual

New archetypes.

The College of the Dirge is for bards who feel drawn towards death and what comes after it. A bard trained in the dark dirges will learn strong spells of necromancy, how to steal her enemies' life with her bardic inspiration, and how to create and empower undead minions.

The Circle of Blight is for druids who respect the natural order that is rot and decay. A druid of the Circle of Blight learns how to corrupt with a touch, to animate blighted plants and take on the characteristics of the living dead.

The Soulblades are an ancient order of fighters who feast upon the essences of the departed. A soulblade fighter gain useful abilities and even spells from the creatures they've killed.

The Bloodwalkers are wizards who fuel their spells with blood. A bloodwalker can inscribe spells on their own skin, fuel their spells with blood and dead and even use their foes body to transport them across time and distance.

New spells.

The Book of the Dead presents four new spells for any necromancer-in-training: Minor Animate Dead, Corpse Explosion, Decrepify and Siphon Soul.

New magical items.

The Book of the Dead also contains a handful of magical weapons centered around death. There's the Bloodletter, a crossbow that can return its victims to live as shadowy servants. The Ghoul's Mask allow its wielder to take on the form of a ghoul, while the Narr'mori drum enthralls with a deathly rhytm. Lastly, the Zombieskin Shield not only protects its wielder, but also allows him to summon an undead minion.

Optional rules.

Lastly, the Book of the Dead also presents two new optional rules for improving necromancy and making it a more viable option in your game, with two different options for animating stronger (and fewer) undead minions to do your dark work for you. For this purpose, you'll also find an appendix with three dozen new undead minions.

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Eternal Realms ? November 23, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Wow. This sounds pretty sweet . I would buy it if it were in print...
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