Occult Archive

  • Dear readers!   It has happened – the Occult Secrets of the Underworld are finally revealed!   When AAW Games released Underworld Races & Classes, the Kickstarter narrowly missed the stretchgoal to make this book…but Jonathan G. Nelson listened to the fans, and commissioned this book, which, for me, is a passion project.   Why? Well, I was brought on board regarding the Underworld Races & Classes project relatively late…and this time around, I had full creative control; Jonathan allowed me full reign to unleash my imagination.The ideas, once I started designing, kept flowing…and like a good freelancer, I delivered what was promised, on time.   Here’s the thing…I fell in love with my own designs and really wanted to […]

    Occult Secrets of the Underworld Kickstarter (D&D 5e/PFRPG) launched!

    Dear readers!   It has happened – the Occult Secrets of the Underworld are finally revealed!   When AAW Games released Underworld Races & Classes, the Kickstarter narrowly missed the stretchgoal to make this book…but Jonathan G. Nelson listened to the fans, and commissioned this book, which, for me, is a passion project.   Why? Well, I was brought on board regarding the Underworld Races & Classes project relatively late…and this time around, I had full creative control; Jonathan allowed me full reign to unleash my imagination.The ideas, once I started designing, kept flowing…and like a good freelancer, I delivered what was promised, on time.   Here’s the thing…I fell in love with my own designs and really wanted to […]

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  • Everyman Mini: Occult Singularity Ritual This Everyman Mini clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 3.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with  2.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, this pdf depicts a new occult ritual, if the title and cover were not enough indication. I know, captain Obvious-Endzy is obvious. The ritual presented here is the Macabre Pledge of Occultic Singularity, which clocks in at 5th level and has the compulsion and evil descriptors. The ritual has a 5 hour casting time and its components are amazing and manage to generate the appropriate flair: 18 black candles, infused with the ash of those sacrificed to the cult’s […]

    Everyman Mini: Occult Singularity Ritual

    Everyman Mini: Occult Singularity Ritual This Everyman Mini clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 3.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with  2.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, this pdf depicts a new occult ritual, if the title and cover were not enough indication. I know, captain Obvious-Endzy is obvious. The ritual presented here is the Macabre Pledge of Occultic Singularity, which clocks in at 5th level and has the compulsion and evil descriptors. The ritual has a 5 hour casting time and its components are amazing and manage to generate the appropriate flair: 18 black candles, infused with the ash of those sacrificed to the cult’s […]

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  • Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered herein are androids, changelings, catfolk, dhampir, […]

    Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness

    Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered herein are androids, changelings, catfolk, dhampir, […]

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  • Ultimate Occult This massive sourcebook clocks in at 150 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 145 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? This book basically represents a take on psionics, one that re-envisions it as using the psychic magic system. Basically, it lets you use psionics in a game that doesn’t, for whatever reasons, allow the use of Dreamscarred Press’ superb Ultimate Psionics. This endeavor is based, in short, on three base classes:   The Mentalist gets d6 HD, 2 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Will-saves and Intelligence-governed prepared psychic spellcasting […]

    Ultimate Occult

    Ultimate Occult This massive sourcebook clocks in at 150 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 145 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? This book basically represents a take on psionics, one that re-envisions it as using the psychic magic system. Basically, it lets you use psionics in a game that doesn’t, for whatever reasons, allow the use of Dreamscarred Press’ superb Ultimate Psionics. This endeavor is based, in short, on three base classes:   The Mentalist gets d6 HD, 2 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Will-saves and Intelligence-governed prepared psychic spellcasting […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Psychic Adept: Gain mythic tier knacks with limited uses; one, you may use at-will; this mastered knack can be upgraded to its mythic iteration. Solid.   -Psychic Disciple: Gain a single chosen psychic discipline’s 1st level discipline spell as a 2/day SP in addition to the one gained from the base feat. Via mythic power, the chosen spells can be upgraded to their mythic versions and the discipline’s spells are considered to e on your spell-list for spell-trigger and spell-completion item purposes.   -Psychic Maestro: +1 occult skill unlock […]

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Psychic Adept: Gain mythic tier knacks with limited uses; one, you may use at-will; this mastered knack can be upgraded to its mythic iteration. Solid.   -Psychic Disciple: Gain a single chosen psychic discipline’s 1st level discipline spell as a 2/day SP in addition to the one gained from the base feat. Via mythic power, the chosen spells can be upgraded to their mythic versions and the discipline’s spells are considered to e on your spell-list for spell-trigger and spell-completion item purposes.   -Psychic Maestro: +1 occult skill unlock […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Occult Feats I All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Alter Binary Mindscape: This increases the cost of manifestation points your enemies need to pay and also allows you to use manifestation points to get rid of a selection of incurred negative conditions. Nice added flexibility to mindscape combat!   -Chakra Adept: Add +1/2 tier to serpent-fire ki gained from this (or Chakra Master); this one also lets you roll both Fort and Will saves when maintaining chakras sans opening new ones as a swift action and choose the better  result, also increasing the number of open chakras for […]

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats I

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats I All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Alter Binary Mindscape: This increases the cost of manifestation points your enemies need to pay and also allows you to use manifestation points to get rid of a selection of incurred negative conditions. Nice added flexibility to mindscape combat!   -Chakra Adept: Add +1/2 tier to serpent-fire ki gained from this (or Chakra Master); this one also lets you roll both Fort and Will saves when maintaining chakras sans opening new ones as a swift action and choose the better  result, also increasing the number of open chakras for […]

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  • Occult Archetypes This massive collection of archetypes clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction/how to use, 1/2 page empty, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32.5 pages of content – quick an array of crunch, so let’s waste no time and dive right in!   We begin with material for the kineticist, namely the focus kineticist. At 1st level, these guys designate an armor and device focus that cost at least 10 gp and need to be purchased from base capital; when not wearing the armor, using utility wild talents is harder and when not wearing or holding the device, infusion blasts or composite […]

    Occult Archetypes

    Occult Archetypes This massive collection of archetypes clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction/how to use, 1/2 page empty, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32.5 pages of content – quick an array of crunch, so let’s waste no time and dive right in!   We begin with material for the kineticist, namely the focus kineticist. At 1st level, these guys designate an armor and device focus that cost at least 10 gp and need to be purchased from base capital; when not wearing the armor, using utility wild talents is harder and when not wearing or holding the device, infusion blasts or composite […]

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  • The Onmyoji – A Japanese Occult Diviner This new base-class clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is the Onmyōji? Mechanically, we receive a 20-level base-class with 1/2 BAB-progression, good will-saves, d6, 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, kukri, double chicken saber, tonfa, monk’s spade and naginata as well as proficiency with shields. When wearing armor or shields the onmyōji is not proficient with, petitions increase their cost by +1 and talismans are reduced to 1/2 duration. Onmyōji begin play with a spirit pool equal to cha-mod, which grows to 12+cha-mod (+2 every […]

    The Onmyoji – A Japanese Occult Diviner

    The Onmyoji – A Japanese Occult Diviner This new base-class clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is the Onmyōji? Mechanically, we receive a 20-level base-class with 1/2 BAB-progression, good will-saves, d6, 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, kukri, double chicken saber, tonfa, monk’s spade and naginata as well as proficiency with shields. When wearing armor or shields the onmyōji is not proficient with, petitions increase their cost by +1 and talismans are reduced to 1/2 duration. Onmyōji begin play with a spirit pool equal to cha-mod, which grows to 12+cha-mod (+2 every […]

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