Full Sleeve Midgard: Tiefling Gauntlet Witch Variant (Part 6)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the tiefling racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. 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...

Parry, Riposte, Electrocute: Magus Options (Part 2)

This week, Jerall continues his Magus Options series by providing the sanctioned spellsword option. Sanctioned Spellsword Many sanctioned spellswords protect sites, people, and relics sacred to magic-focused deities. Religions that fear or police the use of magic may train a select few sanctioned spellswords to instead hunt down magic-users. Class Skills: The sanctioned spellsword removes Knowledge (dungeoneering) from his or her list of class...

Full Sleeve Midgard: Variant Gauntlet Witches for Elves and Dwarves (Part 5)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the elf and dwarf racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. Elf Gauntlet Witch Variant: Filigreed Gauntlet Witch Racial Archetype The elves’ fabled ancestor gauntlets are now almost never seen. Some are zealously guarded by the xenophobic remnants of Arbonesse, and rumors state that the...

Parry, Riposte, Electrocute: Magus Options (Part 1)

Most magi seek a balance between steel and spell, though some may focus a fraction more of their attention on the martial or arcane aspect of their unique fighting styles. Some, however, seek to expand their repertoire, experimenting with a wider variety of skills and abilities. Presented below is a new archetype for the magus. The iron fist magus uses magic to transform his or her body into the perfect weapon. New Magus Arcana As a magus gains...

Full Sleeve Midgard: Variant Gauntlet Witches for Dragonkin and Gnolls (Part 4)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the dragonkin and gnoll racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. Dragonkin Gauntlet Witch Variant: Scaleclaw Witch Racial Archetype Trained in hidden fortresses in the Dragoncoil Mountains of rugged Kalpostan, the feared scaleclaw witches form an important part of the great dragon Mharot’s...

Full Sleeve Midgard: Variant Gauntlet Witches for Kobolds and Minotaurs (Part 3)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the kobold and minotaur racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. Kobold Gauntlet Witch Variant: Trapgrip Witch Racial Archetype Born from necessity and invention, the trapgrip witches arose after kobolds first discovered an eldritch gauntlet. In time, with tinkering and experimentation, the...

Full Sleeve Midgard: Variant Gauntlet Witches for Gearforged and Huginn (Part 2)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the gearforged and huginn racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. Gearforged Gauntlet Witch Variant: Heavy Gauntlet Witch Racial Archetype Though admittedly extremely rare, heavy gauntlet witches are formidable beings. Combining the bulk and power of their gearforged frame with the eldritch...

The Laying on of Fists: Feats and Features for Battle Clerics and Paladins

When the party is nose to smoking nose with an evil dragon or a fiend from the pit, they always turn to the clerics and paladins. These divine casters and combatants are, after all, geared toward fighting the forces of Evil (or Good, depending on alignment, and both with capital letters). But if you want to really explode with potential, it helps to choose the right feats and spells to deal maximum damage. Feats: Paladins Paladins are the go-to...

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 such, the GM might want to rule that barbarian shamans can have any nonlawful alignment,...

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 beasts and intermediaries with the incorporeal world. Bonus Spells: In addition to the...

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 advice–and sometimes making the dead rise to fight again. This might not always be seen as an evil act,...

The Many Spirits of the Shaman: Archetypes for the Shaman Class (Part 2)

Designer Margherita provides us with another look at the shaman class this week by taking us along the garden path of plant shamans. Those who call upon plants as their allies should not be underestimated. Plant Shaman The plant shaman is a solitary, strange figure gifted with unusual powers linked to the vegetable world. Bonus Spells: In addition to the spells learned as the plant shaman gains levels, he or she also learns extra bonus spells....

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 approve it. Neither can I be a part of it. But I know that you’re doing it not for evil, but for love.” He...

More Bang for Your Bomb: Turn Your Alchemist Into a Walking Conflagration

When the alchemist class was introduced to Pathfinder in the Advanced Player’s Guide, it captured the imagination of many players. Able to adapt to nearly any situation, the alchemist could fill practically any role in a party due to the arcane potions, mutagens, and the versatile items he can create and use—and, of course, the massive, wanton destruction that an alchemist can wreak with his bomb class feature. It is, in fact, the capacity to...


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