I don’t always play barbarians, but when I do, I prefer huge, hulking characters with terrifying battle cries and a frenzied look in their eyes. Anyone who has ever sat at a table with a barbarian has likely noticed, though, that they’re sort of a one-trick pony: it’s all about the Rage, capital “R.” And why not? It boosts your Strength and Constitution scores, gives you bonus hit points and increases your resistance to mental control, all for a paltry Armor Class penalty. That’s not the problem . . . the problem is that just by calling the ability Rage, it gives players a prejudiced view of what happens when the ability is activated, and that can lead to stagnant character concepts. But if you change up the flavor, then your barbarians can each become unique.
Combine brutal archery skills with a classic elven heritage using the expanded elven archer class! This in-depth book provides all the class skills, archetypes, spells, and equipment necessary to turn your elven archer into an enemy-hunting, bull’s eye-striking legend. Want a twist on the concept? Roll up a halfling slingmaster, a dwarven crossbowyer, or a mystic archer. Details for each are found within these pages, as well as:
- Six new feats—use them to drain enemies’ lifeblood, hamstring a target, or even shoot a foe’s weapon right from its hand.
- A convenient tracking sheet to record all your special arrows and bolts.
- New wondrous items, including a quiver that provides an endless supply of ammunition.
- 20 new spells that can create energy arrows, imbue ammunition with animal spirits, slay a foe with one shot, and much more!
- New options for rangers and druids, including many new spells!
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Goblin Gauntlet Witch Variant: Wasteland Gauntlet Witch Racial Archetype
Given the propensity for goblins in the Western Wastes to come by lost Ankeshel vril technology and the lore of gauntlet witches from Caelmarathi remnants, it was only a matter of time before the Wasteland gauntlet witch appeared. Combining fragments of Ankeshelian submission tridents, charged armor, and ferromagnetic gauntlets, then connecting the resultant heap to an extremely rare lesser vril battery resulted in something resembling a mutated cross between a clockwork arm, a harpoon gun, and inexpertly finished slag. Infusing the creation with goblin witchcraft and perhaps a dash of kobold-inspired tinkering produced the vril harness gauntlet—a highly dangerous and unstable artifact.
A shadowsoul learns to imbue his or her own shadow with arcane energy, creating a quasi-real companion and ally.
Class Skills: The shadowsoul adds Stealth to the list of class skills in addition to the normal magus class skills.
Tiefling Gauntlet Witch Variant: Demonhand Witch Racial Archetype
By turns imposing and sneaky, demonhand witches are often reavers and raiders, seekers after lost Caelmarath arts and leaders of motley bands of cutthroats and ne’er-do-wells. Their golden fiendflesh gauntlets are equally changeable, possessed of fiendish sentience and the power to flash as if composed of hellish flame or to become almost incorporeal, dark, and shadowy. Andek Fehrus, supposed scion of Demon Mountain sports a golden fiendflesh gauntlet, but his claim to be a demonhand witch or a son of the Master of Demon Mountain has never been proven.