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  • The Genius Guide to Variant Multiclassing Rules This massive Genius Guide clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Basically, each character in this system can choose a secondary class at 1st level and train in said class throughout the character’s career without giving up levels. Instead of the feats gained at 3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th and 19th level, the respective character gains class features from the secondary class. If used in conjunction with regular multiclassing, the character may not multiclass into this secondary class.   All right, in order to make this […]

    The Genius Guide to Variant Multiclassing Rules

    The Genius Guide to Variant Multiclassing Rules This massive Genius Guide clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Basically, each character in this system can choose a secondary class at 1st level and train in said class throughout the character’s career without giving up levels. Instead of the feats gained at 3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th and 19th level, the respective character gains class features from the secondary class. If used in conjunction with regular multiclassing, the character may not multiclass into this secondary class.   All right, in order to make this […]

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  • 101 Variant Monsters This installment of Rite Publishing’s 101-series clocks in at a massive 47 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with a massive 42 pages of content – a great bang for buck ratio, but can the quality stand up to the quantity?   Organization-wise, these variant monsters  are grouped together by CR, spanning the gamut from CR 1 –CR 25 – personally, I consider this organization great, since you’ll probably not be searching for variant monsters by their name. The respective entries all feature the name of the base-creature to be modified in brackets and the entries themselves can be considered creature-archetypes or templates created for one […]

    101 Variant Monsters

    101 Variant Monsters This installment of Rite Publishing’s 101-series clocks in at a massive 47 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with a massive 42 pages of content – a great bang for buck ratio, but can the quality stand up to the quantity?   Organization-wise, these variant monsters  are grouped together by CR, spanning the gamut from CR 1 –CR 25 – personally, I consider this organization great, since you’ll probably not be searching for variant monsters by their name. The respective entries all feature the name of the base-creature to be modified in brackets and the entries themselves can be considered creature-archetypes or templates created for one […]

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