Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium by P Tucker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This product compiles several previous Encyclopaedia Arcane books including Necromancy, Daemonology, Battle Magic, and the new Transmutation. Encyclopaedia Arcane. Compendium. Demonology – The Dark Road. 4. Introduction. 6. Demonology – An Overview. 9. To Tread the Dark Road. The Art of.
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I’m only going to devote one large paragraph to each of the first three books here, as that material has already been released and thoroughly reviewed in years past I should say that while researching this review I did come across a statement on Mongoose’s forums that beyond simple updates, there have also been fundamental rules changes incorporating customer feedback, particularly in EA: Something I did find kinda neat were the new areas of effect, such as a stream attack that sweeps a spell with a straight line of effect across a battlefield just like the beam on a radar screen.
Similar Threads Encyclopedia Arcane: There’s even a complete index and feat summary list at the end of the book. There are also three power levels of a spell called Alchemistry that allows the caster to drain a magic property from one item and transfer it to another. Each of the original EA books ran 64 pages, and with a total of pages in this hardback this pretty much a straight-up presentation. The cover illustration by Anne Stokes depicts a robed man looking over, and possibly casting from, a huge tome that’s been chained to a precipice at the top of a very steep staircase.
With the earlier books in the line becoming hard to find and not up to date with 3.
Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium : P Tucker :
The full title on the cover is Cpmpendium Arcane: Tuesday, 22nd November, This book is a bit heavy on the fluff and seems to run out of steam before its 64 pages are up, but the rules that are here are pretty solid and useful. Nevertheless I had a look through to see if there was anything I could extract for my own use, and was kind of left wanting there too.
There’s not even a foreword like you may expect in which the editor would reflect on the books and how arcans it is to see them updated, etc… I was glad to see, though, that the artwork which originally decorated the inside covers of the books has been reproduced in the pages of the Compendium.
The nature of a compilation book makes it hard to give a grade, as a lot of its utility will depend on how much of this previously released material you already have.
The second chapter, The Shape Of Magic, also includes the four prestige classes and they are as follows: The book begins with a chapter-and-a-half of an overview and some general observations about the open-ended nature of transmutation, and how a spellcaster can get the most out of the school. Compendium is a solid compilation. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, At the time it came out it filled a lot of gaps in the school’s spell list, and today it’s still a pretty nice addition to the repertoire of those who play with dead things.
Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium
Reset Fields Log in. So I just averaged the grade of the four separate books and it came out as a 3 out of 5, nearly a 4, which seems about right for something that’s done well but still has a hazy feeling of “unratable-ness” about it, kinda like a lot of Greatest Hits compilations in music. In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3.
Join Date Jan Posts But if Mongoose is to devote one EA book to each of the arcane schools, they gotta do this one to complete the set, and here’s a good place to do it. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.
And there’s this harness you gotta wear too. The parts that required the most re-writing were the stat block entries for the monsters that appear towards the end of the book, and this has been done.
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Calcifying Caress is a little confusing though, compendiym it says it “imparts a form of stone to flesh”. I intend to extract that bit from the book.
I’d give it either a solid 3 or a soft 4 out of 5. Bodycrafter, for example, lets you incorporate extra exceptional abilities to your new form when casting alter self. The wording of the rest necyclopaedia the spell clearly intends it to mean that a creature made of flesh is to be turned into stone. I did notice that the spells-per-day progression for the Deathseeker prestige class has been halved.
This is basically a good way to pick up some books in the EA line and have them in a nice hardback, with the enticement of revisions and an exclusive extra book for those who own any of these titles already.
Results 1 to 1 of 1. Monday, 8th April, Compendium Volume Iimplying that there may be more Compendiums to follow, but as of one year later nothing further has been released or announced. Some of them let you do a little more with polymorphing effects than those spells normally allow.
This is the one book I have the 3.
encyclopaediz In all this is a pretty satisfying look at the very flexible school of transmutation. I do kind of wish, though, that demons and devils were handled a bit differently for a bit more flavour. All the credits for the books have been squeezed into one big front page.
Transmutation Feats are the next short chapter, there are 10 here.