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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The wording of the rest of the spell clearly intends it to mean that a creature made of flesh is to be turned into stone.
A chapter on Magical Items follow, with 16 transmutation-flavoured items, including a couple of artifacts. In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3.
Encyclopedia Arcane: Compendium
This is the one book I have the 3. Reset Fields Log in. 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. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, 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 Compencium updates are fairly straightforward; the skills mentioned in the Prestige Class write-ups are updated, the spells look pretty much the same as before and you’re still going to need Seas Of Blood in order to use the Raise Death Hulk spell.
A lot of it didn’t need a ton of updating as the toughest thing to update to 3. It did get me thinking about creative applications compendikm this school which is exactly what the author says he set out to do in his Designer Notes.
Calcifying Caress is a little confusing though, when it says it “imparts a form of stone to flesh”. Tuesday, 22nd November, Nevertheless I had arcanw look through to see if there was anything I could extract for my own use, and was kind of left wanting there too.
Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. 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: Anybody buy this “adult” Mongoose Encyclopedia Arcane pdf? Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, Compendium is a solid compilation.
Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium
I see some changes in the formatting, but the book still reads the same way beginning to end. Similar Threads Encyclopedia Arcane: Monday, 8th April, Compendiumwhich came out in Mayis that compilation. Tuesday, 25th March, But if Mongoose is to devote one EA book to each of the arcane schools, encyclopaedai gotta do this one to complete the set, and here’s a good place to do it. Thursday, 2nd May, The Shape of Magic by August Hahn is a look at a school of magic cmpendium I don’t really think needs any “help”, as I see more spells for transmutation than any other school of arcane magic.
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Results 1 to 1 of 1. There’s not even a foreword like you may expect in which the editor would reflect on the books and how nice 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 parts that required the most re-writing were the stat block arcqne for the monsters encyclopaexia appear towards the end of the book, and this has been done. I’ll go a little more in depth on this one since it’s exclusive to EA: To summarize, Encyclopedia Arcane: 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 encuclopaedia the top of a very steep staircase.
The next chapter is Transmutation Spells, there are 29 in total. 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. The significance of the tome, and the relationship between the robed man and the other creatures, is up to the viewer’s imagination.
Monday, 1st August, I’d give it either a solid 3 or a soft 4 out of 5. I do kind of wish, though, that demons and devils were handled a bit differently for a bit more flavour. 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.
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.