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Spectrum of Magic


The Spectrum of Magic...

UPDATED: Now includes information for the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica

...consists of 5 colors, each representing a different philosophy that shapes the effect of its spells. This book presents an alternative alignment system to the classic Good vs Evil and Law vs Chaos paradigm that may govern magic infused worlds outside of the normal D&D multiverse. Instead of aligning themselves along these two axes, beings are aligned to one or more of the five colors of magic: Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White. This book offers the following features:

  • A section detailing the individual philosophies, values and vices of each of the five colors, as well as how they interact with each other, both among multiple individuals of different alignments, as well as in beings aligned to multiple colors at once and where the Guilds of Ravnica fall into the spectrum.
  • Guidelines for choosing spells that suit the theme of your spellcasting character’s alignment. This includes extensive lists of all official spells sorted by colors, both generally and by class.
  • Additionally, this section offers an optional system that limits characters to using only the spells corresponding to their alignment in exchange for bonuses to their spellcasting to mitigate the more limited spell list.
  • A guide that helps DMs and Players setting their monsters and characters in a world governed by the 5 colors of magic. This includes an exhaustive list of existing player races and monsters from official publications, including the Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, and which colors they are naturally associated with and typically align with.
  • 8 new monsters that are typical creatures representing each of the five colors, as well as some multi-color combinations,and serve as examples for how color alignments may look in a stat block.

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September 9th, 2018
With the soon-to-be-release of Guidemasters Guide to Ravnica (D&D 5e's version of M:tg), this publication goes a long way to possibly filling in gaps that many of us see the 5e version not going far enough to fill. The one area of concern is [...]
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