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Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - A $5.95
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Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - A
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Portal G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/15/2019 13:46:37

Another 5-star spellbook release by R P Davis! Just like my reviews for some of his other excellent spellbook PDFs, this one exhibits the same care in presenting balanced game mechanics and the ability to feel lush tabletop immersion in matching the spell's title with the spell's results.

The best part of this book, will be the trip down memory lane to revisit (with some 5e rules reinterpretation) all your favorite, forgotten and weirdly exotic spells from 1e, 2e, and 3e official TSR and WotC rulebooks. Plus, some of these rare official spells were issued only on WotC's web site (remember Acorn of Far Travel). So cool! My favorite spells are the "named" spells - the ones with prefixed names of the wizard who created the spell or the deity who granted said spell to his clergy. Check out the fun names of some of these hard-to-find TSR/WotC spells - Abendroth's Magical Accountant, Algarth's Embattlement, Argaster's Cloak of Shadows & Abbathor's Greed.

I'm soooooo stoked waiting for the release of the subsequent parts of this line's entire alphabet series. So hurry up, R P!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - A
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Bryan H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/07/2019 15:48:35

Product is excellent. From the trained eye of an experienced DM, there's almost too many spells but that's never a bad thing as many of these can be awarded to the party as scrolls, turned into potions or alchemists tinctures, or other magical items.

I do wish every spell had the school listed after it. It's not traditionally important, but for characters like the Arcane Trickster, or for Wizard specialties, it would help draw the eye to what's wanted. That's not a sour enough issue that I'd remove a star, I rate what IS in the book and not what isn't in there.

From a formatting standpoint, I kind of wish there wasn't so much blank space between the school and the spell parameters, but that's aesthetics and not balance or anything. And that's all I can criticize the product on which should tell you this is a product that is well crafted, edited, laid out, and in general is worth your money.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for your kind words, Bryan! Let me try to address the issues you raise. Each spell does indeed have the school listed, under the spell name in the main text. I assume you look for it in the class lists in the first couple of pages. In my formatting, I stick to "the 5e way," which unfortunately doesn't that. Speaking of formatting, I intend to take another look at the spacing between the title and the text. Thanks for giving me something to tweak for the "B" volume! =)
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