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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All the credits for the books have been squeezed into one big front page. A lot of it didn’t need a ton of updating as the toughest thing to update to 3. In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3. The tables now have alternating grey bands to make them a bit easier to read.

The Channeller focusing on one of the energy typesThe Maker one who can create permanent lifeThe Skinshifter an arcane path to the druid’s wild shape abilityand The Windchaser a caster who harnesses, and eventually becomes one with, the wind. The second chapter, The Shape Of Magic, also includes the four prestige classes encyclopedia they are as follows: There is advice for transmuters on how some situations call for subtlety, how to defend against an opponent’s transmutation effects, how it can assist other party members, that sort of thing.

I intend to extract that bit from the book. The Dark Road by Matthew Sprange provides the mechanics for characters to attempt to summon and control fiends, risking their eternal souls for great power.

To summarize, Encyclopedia Arcane: Transmutation Feats are the next short chapter, there are 10 here. Tuesday, 25th March, Similar Threads Encyclopedia Arcane: I counted two minor pieces of encyclopaedka getting cut, one piece of art added in, and a few pieces juggled around in the book’s placement.

There are also three power levels of a spell called Alchemistry that allows the caster to drain a magic compeendium from one item and transfer it to another.

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. 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. I did notice that the spells-per-day progression for the Deathseeker prestige class has been halved.


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. Reset Fields Log in. 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. But if Mongoose is to devote one EA book to each of the arcane schools, they gotta do this one to complete the set, and here’s a good place to do it.

Anybody buy this “adult” Mongoose Encyclopedia Arcane pdf? Results 1 to 1 of 1. Most are combat related, but not all; Familiar Figurine for one is basically a safe version of a bag of holding to transport one’s familiar or animal companion in.

Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium

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. The 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.

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 at the top of a very steep staircase. 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 The full title on the cover is Encyclopedia Compendihm I arcaje kind of wish, though, that demons and devils were handled a bit differently for a bit more flavour.

The parts that required the most re-writing were the stat block entries for the monsters that appear towards the end of the book, and this has been done.

Encyclopaedia Arcane Compendium – Anne (ART) Stokes – Google Books

Thursday, 2nd May, The book makes a big deal about the special prestige class of the Battle Mage and how you have to join their guild to use their secrets of battle magic, which cost tons of gold. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. At the time it came out it filled a lot of gaps in the school’s spell list, and today it’s still a pretty nice addition to the repertoire of those who play with dead things.


Compendium is a solid compilation. Nevertheless I had a look through to see if there was anything I could extract for my own use, and was kind of left wanting there too.

With the earlier books in the line becoming hard to find and not up to date with 3.

The significance of the tome, and the relationship between the robed man and the other creatures, is up to the viewer’s imagination. There’s even a complete index and feat summary list at the end of the book.

A new page border design is here too, comprised of old cover art from other EA books. And there’s this harness you gotta wear too. 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.

This book remains among my very favourites in the EA line. Each of the original EA books ran 64 pages, and with a total of pages in this hardback this pretty much a straight-up presentation. This is the one book I have the 3. The next chapter is Transmutation Spells, there are 29 in total.

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: Calcifying Caress is a little confusing though, when it says it “imparts a form of stone to flesh”. Something I did find kinda neat were the new areas of effect, such as a stream attack that sweeps a spell with a straight line of effect across a battlefield just like the beam on a radar screen.

Join Date Jan Posts Bodycrafter, for example, lets you incorporate extra exceptional abilities to your new form when casting alter self. I see some changes in the formatting, but the book still reads the same way beginning to end.

Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. A chapter on Magical Items follow, with 16 transmutation-flavoured items, including a couple of artifacts. Monday, 1st August, ,