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Dead Eyes and Battle Scars (Part 2 of 2)

There’s a flip side to chronic injury. The same experiences that permanently wound adventurers also mold them into superior combatants. Even the most fumbled attack by a paragon-tier PC deals some damage. Below are several feats open to paragon tier characters that reflect this expertise. Ache of Wrath Prerequisite Cleric or Invoker Benefit If you

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Dead Eyes and Battle Scars (Part 1 of 2)

By paragon tier, PCs have made it out of the neophyte stage and are professional adventurers. They walk with a confident strut, and their words carry the weight of experience. However, one thing always gives away an accomplished adventurer: the numerous scars. In fantasy games, wounds are often a transitory condition, represented through the abstract

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Ritual Life: The Way of the Derro

The derro are masters of ritual magic. Their mad insights and devious, malignant nature allow them to craft rituals unknown on the surface world. Derro rituals reflect the intellects behind their inventors and grant the ability to torture other creatures, lay better ambushes, and protect the approaches to their home caverns. Clever or daring adventurers

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Ritual Life: Everyday Life of the Dwarves

The dwarf cantons of the Iron Crags are so successful, one might be forgiven for believing subterranean life is easy, no harder than a surface dweller’s existence on the farm or in a city. Of course, dwarves are not solely an underground race—they cultivate the land and hunt and fish in the sunlit world—but most

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