Christen N. Sowards Archive

  • Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres This massive supplement clocks in at 78 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 2.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 71.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreons.   So, as the pdf notes, the book contains, no surprises there, new mythic paths. However, there is one distinct difference here, namely that the book has been crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a […]

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres This massive supplement clocks in at 78 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 2.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 71.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreons.   So, as the pdf notes, the book contains, no surprises there, new mythic paths. However, there is one distinct difference here, namely that the book has been crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a […]

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  • Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Hollow One This installment of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 15, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: This is part of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-tome and represents a single stand-alone path from the book.   The series was crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a lot of […]

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Hollow One

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Hollow One This installment of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 15, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: This is part of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-tome and represents a single stand-alone path from the book.   The series was crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a lot of […]

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  • Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Godhunter This installment of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 15, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: This is part of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-tome and represents a single stand-alone path from the book.   The series was crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a lot of synergy […]

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Godhunter

    Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres: Godhunter This installment of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 15, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: This is part of the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres-tome and represents a single stand-alone path from the book.   The series was crafted with an eye towards providing options for some of the more popular 3pp-materials: Psionics, pact-magic-based spirit-binding, temporal shenanigans (Time Thief and Warden), as well as e.g. Rite Publishing’s take of shapeshifting via the taskshaper. The pdf thus provides a lot of synergy […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Feats of the Lost – Figures Forlorn So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of the Lost – Figures Forlorn

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of the Lost – Figures Forlorn So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy – Heartbound Heroes So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy – Heartbound Heroes

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy – Heartbound Heroes So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Psionics of Conflict – Zones of Power So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

    Transcendent 10 – Psionics of Conflict – Zones of Power

    Transcendent 10 – Psionics of Conflict – Zones of Power So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Multiclass & Melee So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Multiclass & Melee

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Multiclass & Melee So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Elemental Exchanges So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Elemental Exchanges

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Elemental Exchanges So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Magical Interactions So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Magical Interactions

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Magical Interactions So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Theurgic Interactions So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Theurgic Interactions

    Transcendent 10 – Spells of Synergy – Theurgic Interactions So, Lost Spheres Publishing, back in the day, began with the Transcendent 10-series. While these represent the early works of the company, the company flew under my radar for a long while, so it’s high time we took a look at the series, right? It should be noted that the company has evolved since then – reviews of more current books will hit sites soon as well. But how do these early works hold up against the test of time? Let’s find out!   One thing I really enjoy about this series would be the designer’s commentary that is provided for each respective piece of design – they help a GM […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy: Company of Dwarves In this installment of the Transcendent 10-series, we take a look at feats made for dwarves. As before, we actually get notes on the usage/design rationale behind each feat, which is rather nice. The pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Helpful particularly for newer GMs: Since quite a few of these feats are based on morale and make use of this component, they often increase morale bonuses to avoid stacking issues. These increases do not necessarily presume there to be a previously existing bonus.   The feats are: […]

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy: Company of Dwarves

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Synergy: Company of Dwarves In this installment of the Transcendent 10-series, we take a look at feats made for dwarves. As before, we actually get notes on the usage/design rationale behind each feat, which is rather nice. The pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Helpful particularly for newer GMs: Since quite a few of these feats are based on morale and make use of this component, they often increase morale bonuses to avoid stacking issues. These increases do not necessarily presume there to be a previously existing bonus.   The feats are: […]

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  • Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up as a prioritized review in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   This is an adventure-review, and as such, it contains copious amounts of SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! So, in ancient times, the city-state of Khys arose, rules by catfolk, all under the auspice of the deity Heshatta, known […]

    Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane

    Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up as a prioritized review in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   This is an adventure-review, and as such, it contains copious amounts of SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! So, in ancient times, the city-state of Khys arose, rules by catfolk, all under the auspice of the deity Heshatta, known […]

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  • Transcendent 10 – Feats of Offense – Spellcasting & Metamagic The first offering released by Lost Spheres Publishing back in the day, and first installment of this series, clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, ¾ of a page blank, leaving us with 2 ¼ pages of content, offering, as the name implies, 10 new feats.   It should be noted that there’s a nice difference here that sets this apart from other feat-books: We actually get notes on usage of the feats for each of them, which can be really helpful. Okay, without further ado:   -Cumulative Spell (Metamagic): +1 spell level; choose one spell you know; each time the spell […]

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Offense – Spellcasting & Metamagic

    Transcendent 10 – Feats of Offense – Spellcasting & Metamagic The first offering released by Lost Spheres Publishing back in the day, and first installment of this series, clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, ¾ of a page blank, leaving us with 2 ¼ pages of content, offering, as the name implies, 10 new feats.   It should be noted that there’s a nice difference here that sets this apart from other feat-books: We actually get notes on usage of the feats for each of them, which can be really helpful. Okay, without further ado:   -Cumulative Spell (Metamagic): +1 spell level; choose one spell you know; each time the spell […]

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  • Classes of the Lost Spheres: Shadow Weaver This pdf clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/Introduction, 6.5 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a non-prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, we begin this pdf with something I really applaud: The book notes all the cool shadow-themed 3pp-options (with hyperlinks – big kudos!!) out there as it states its mission: You see, the class depicted herein is distinct from the other shadow-themed options in a variety of ways, namely in its focus:   One look at […]

    Classes of the Lost Spheres: Shadow Weaver

    Classes of the Lost Spheres: Shadow Weaver This pdf clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/Introduction, 6.5 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a non-prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, we begin this pdf with something I really applaud: The book notes all the cool shadow-themed 3pp-options (with hyperlinks – big kudos!!) out there as it states its mission: You see, the class depicted herein is distinct from the other shadow-themed options in a variety of ways, namely in its focus:   One look at […]

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