Posts by Margherita Tramontano

The Many Spirits of the Shaman: Optional Rules (Part 5)

Designer Margherita provides us with a veritable harvest of options with which to play this week as she wraps up this shaman class series. Alternative Alignment Rule Many shamans can come from barbarian tribes, rather than savage tribes. A multiclass barbarian/shaman would be the ultimate berzerkir (real-world legendary figures who raged in animal form). As …

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The Many Spirits of the Shaman: Archetypes for the Shaman Class (Part 4)

Designer Margherita takes us into the world of skinchangers this week. Come walk on the wild side with this week’s exploration into shaman options. Skinchanger Skinchanger shamans goes a step farther in their relationships with the spirits: rather than summoning spirit guidse to fight at their sides, they let the spirit possess them, becoming powerful …

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The Many Spirits of the Shaman: Archetypes for the Shaman Class (Part 3)

Designer Margherita explores more options for the shaman class this week. This time, death plays a strong role. Houngan The houngan is nearer than other shamans to otherworldly and divine forces, yet even a houngan doesn’t fully understand these forces. This shaman keeps in contact with the world of the dead, delivering messages and seeking …

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The Many Spirits of the Shaman: Archetypes for the Shaman Class (Part 1)

Again, the woman stood in front of the dhampir, her wooden armor beautifully carved with fish and flower motifs. Her blonde hair danced as she shook her head at him. “I told you,” the dhampir said to her. “I’m not changed.” “So you say,” she answered. “And I can see what you’re doing. I can’t …

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