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The Complete Archive of Esoteric Secrets

The Complete Archive of Esoteric Secrets


Gain greater options for your spellcaster with this extension compendium of 160 spells

Ever feel like you don't have enough options for your spellcaster? Does your acid wizard have only two acid spells? Do you want more flavourful spells for lower levels? Do you want a spell that's just the right amount of ridiculous? Well, I have plenty of options for you!

The Complete Archive of Esoteric Secrets features the following:

  • 9 new cantrips, including summoning barrels and puddles of acid
  • 17 new 1st-level spells, including magic sigils, animated snowmen, and a volley of sharp stones
  • 23 new 2nd-level spells, including vine armour, silent spells, enchanting tales, and animated blades
  • 23 new 3rd-level spells, including inducing heart palpitations, hallucinogenic smoke, and protective celestial spirit
  • 31 new 4th-level spells, because 4th-level gets no love. Including fiendish chains, localised tornados, and spears of molten metal
  • 21 new 5th-level spells, including paralyzing lightning strikes, a murder of demonic crows, and the briefest of teleportations
  • 15 new 6th-level spells, including permanent change of appearance, bursts of sonic energy, and spirits of fire
  • 9 new 7th-level spells, including acid rain, intrusive darkness, and an angel of rusted metal
  • 7 new 8th-level spells, including a powerful protective barrier, a darkness that blots out the sun, and a field of impassable terrain
  • 5 new 9th-level spells, including the power of a giant god, and a storm of permafrost

If you'd like an in-depth preview of HALF of the spells in the Complete Archive of Esoteric Secrets, check my author page or the other homebrew link below to see the first 80 spells made for the archive FOR FREE in the Archive of Esoteric Secrets Volumes I-V

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Version 1.1

  • Fixed formatting error that resulted in the following spells being partially or completely obscured off-page: Peal, Rarog, Rebuking Bolts, Reflexive Shot, Refraction, Stoneshatter, Stonestep, Syphon Life
  • Minor formatting alterations
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Dale O May 22, 2019 12:07 pm UTC
Love the cosmic-themed spells in this, perfect for one of my upcoming characters. One issue I've noticed is that the 3rd-level spell Starlight has a Concentration duration, but does not outright state an ongoing effect unless I'm reading the spell incorrectly.
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Jack W May 23, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
Thanks for the nice comments :)

As for starlight, that is definitely a typo, editing big compendiums like this is just rows and row of the exact same structure of text, so lots of things slip through the cracks. Will get around to releasing a new version sooner or later with some minor updates.
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Kyle T February 24, 2019 11:37 pm UTC
Hello, I bought this earlier today, but I've had no luck opening it on anything on my computer. Microsoft Edge says there's something in the PDF preventing it from opening, and it fails to open with Lumin or Google Doc as well. Is there a certain program I'm supposed to be using?
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Jack W February 25, 2019 2:24 pm UTC
That is very strange. First time anyone has encountered this issue. I'll can send you another copy if you'd like, see if that helps
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Kyle T March 03, 2019 2:24 am UTC
Thanks, please do. Was really counting on this book to help flesh out a new magic-focused campaign with some friends.
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Jack W March 03, 2019 2:15 pm UTC
Just drop me an email at, or a twitter DM @diceaveragejack and I'll send you a complimentary copy to see if that works, if not I think I know one other thing I can try
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John W January 17, 2019 3:22 pm UTC
Jack W, you mention checking out your author page and other home-brew links below, but I see no links and have no idea where your "author page" is or how to get to it. Can you assist? Thank you.
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Jack W January 17, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
Author link is just my name linked underneath the product title at the top of the page as shown here

Homebrew Link is shown here
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Brad R January 17, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
If you're viewing on mobile, make sure to switch to desktop mode, otherwise I think it just says "Dungeon Master's Guild" in place of the author, and it isn't a link.
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Jack W January 18, 2019 12:01 am UTC
Good point, I was unaware of this
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Joel G January 17, 2019 6:26 am UTC
In the Cleric, Sorcerer, Warlock and Wizard spell lists there is a 4th lvl spell named Syphon Life that doesn't appear in the book anywhere. Other than this I am very happy with what I've seen so far.
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Jack W January 17, 2019 11:38 am UTC
In the original version there was a formatting error that rendered 8 spells partially or completely off-screen, but if you download version 1.1 (which should be free since you've already purchased), it should've fixed this issue.

These spells have now been added: Peal, Rarog, Rebuking Bolts, Reflexive Shot, Refraction, Stoneshatter, Stonestep, Syphon Life
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Melani W January 16, 2019 8:26 am UTC
Quick note: There seems to be missing text at the end of page 30 and the beginning of page 31, plus Stoneshatter has a list of requirements but no description. Thanks for a great book!
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Jack W January 16, 2019 2:44 pm UTC
Thank you very much, I've just looked at and fixed the errors you found, I must've accidentally deleted those parts whilst I was editing the formatting, have fixed them now, and will upload a fix ASAP

If you notice any other errors like this, don't hesitate to mention them.

Thanks for buying :)
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Melani W February 28, 2019 4:55 am UTC
Wow, glad I mentioned these - both Peal and Stoneshatter look like fun! :-)

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