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The Dark Archetypes



Summon the dead at your side, command devils and demons, leap through the shadows and become evil incarnate in this supplement for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

The Dark Archetypes consists of subclasses for each official class, along with magical items, spells and minions. Several new mechanics are introduced and the subclasses are built thematically and playtested to achieve balance.

The Archetypes are the following:

Barbarian, Path of the Deathsworn
Bard, College of the Scream
Cleric, Demon Cult Domain
Druid, Circle of the Fungus
Fighter, Tormentor
Monk, Way of the Oni
Paladin of the Seven Deadly Sins
(each Sin with its own set of abilities and Channel Divinities)
Ranger, Archetype of the Devilhound
Rogue, Shadowborn
Sorcerer of Sanguimancy
Warlock of the Hive Mind
Wizard, School of Inversion

The supplement also includes:

27 unique magic items (with rarities spanning from common to legendary)
Over 65 unique spells and two new schools of magic (from cantrips to level 9)
Eldritch Invocations and a new Pact Boon of The Brand
2 brand new creatures with their stat blocks

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The digital edition of The Dark Archetypes includes:

  • Full-color, 52-page bookmarked PDF
  • Printer-friendly PDF
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Kill me R September 11, 2019 12:11 am UTC
Cool, but what is the difference between the Circle of Spores and the Circle of the Fungus?
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Nikolas T September 11, 2019 5:06 am UTC
The Circle of the Fungus takes a more thematic approach and focuses on the control a fungus organism may have on another creature. I believe the Circle of Spores does not focus that much on manipulation. Plus the Circle of the Fungus introduces new mechanics that can be used on allies and enemies alike (the symbiotic spores). Hope I helped!
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Thomas W August 22, 2019 1:56 pm UTC
I'm curious what the Shadowborn rogue archetype is. Is it like the shadowdancer prestige class in D&D 3e and Pathfinder?
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Nikolas T August 22, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
The Shadowborn can leap through shadows in mini teleport bursts (that use up their feet of movement) but this is in no way similar to 3e or pathfinder. They use pocket dimensions to store things that they can access at any times and a few more goodies :) I dont wanna spoil everything!
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Jadon C August 16, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
I hear there is an Easter egg on the cover art, is there not? Other than that guitar looking object in the top right, I don't know what to look for
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Nikolas T August 16, 2019 3:40 pm UTC
Hey friend! I assume you are talking about the easter hunt on Instagram. That is not the easter egg. The easter was already found to be honest! The guitar is just the bard's weapon.
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Christopher B August 14, 2019 10:50 am UTC
I would have changed "Seed of Destruction" to 4d12 damage per round rather than 3d12. Even 4d12 with the 5 rounds of damage cap (and the concentration requirement that makes it challenging to last that long), it would still put it on the low end of average damage for a 9th level spell.
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Nikolas T August 14, 2019 11:30 am UTC
The enemies do not get to save though, that was my thinking behind keeping it to 3d12. I run the numbers a few times and figured that 3d12 was strong but not gamebreaking (especially since it can be done to up to 5 people and can ramp up to 15d12 damage with the extremely right conditions). It is a really niche spell to be honest but I'll write down your input and think on it for our next update! Thanks for the feedback!
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Alex C August 09, 2019 9:50 pm UTC
My only lament is that this isn’t called “Darketypes”
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Nikolas T August 09, 2019 10:28 pm UTC
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