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Possessed Tome: Player Race Option


A player race option for when the books hit back - perfect for Candlekeep Mysteries!

Possessed tomes are the vessels of otherworldly spirits anchored to the Material Plane. 

The spirit of a possessed tome may be a bodiless lingering soul, a magical construct given sentience, or a messenger sent from one of the celestial planes. These spirits are anchored to the world by enchanted books – much like magical hermit crabs. Sometimes the tome is created for the purpose; other times it is a matter of convenience or chosen by the spirit. They can interact with the world around them by manifesting a semi-corporeal form through the magic of their tome.

Includes 3 subraces:

  • Bestiary: A fey creature written into the pages of a creature encyclopedia
  • Grimoire: A magical construct inside a book a magical secrets.
  • Necronomicon: An undead spirit bound to a book of the dead
Necronomicon character art

A product that grows as it goes - buy now and unlock future content free!

New subraces, racial feats, and customization options for the Possessed Tome Player Race will be unlocked as it reaches each new metal badge on and

If you've bought the Possessed Tome, all current and future content will be available to you at no extra cost!

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For any questions or comments about this adventure or any of my other works, you can find me on Twitter @sparkotter

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Daniel P March 17, 2023 3:44 pm UTC
Hey mate, really digging the flavor for this one!
Any way I can convince you to keep updating this one regardless of metal status? I love the ideas you had for the future, but it seems that it might take a while to reach those goals. I mean... I could create my own subraces for my table, I guess... but this is your baby, and I'd love to see it grow regardless! Cheers!
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Lucas Z March 25, 2023 12:31 am UTC
Thanks for the kind words and for adding this to your game!
As of right now we're only 9 copies away from reaching the Copper metal, and if this becomes one of the 11% of DM's Guild products that gets that far I'll do a full overhaul of the product folding in all the subrace options I have.

Once the Book of Extinction Kickstarter closes I'll consider just bringing it up to snuff for the fun of it.
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Daniel P March 25, 2023 6:28 pm UTC
Thanks for you response, my player is getting a real kick out of the tome thing. As an artificer, he added a storage compartment to his construct to carry the tome around.
That you're only 9 away from metal status, and that you're actually planning to update it is great to hear too.

I had not even heard of the Book of Extinction until you mentioned it.
After investigation...I love the theme of it, and might have to grab the thing now :)
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Lucas Z March 26, 2023 10:00 pm UTC
Thanks, glad you like it!
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