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By Monte Cook
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Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed is a variant players handbook containing new character classes, races, spells, feats, plus alternate rule systems for spellcasting and other game functions. This volume, the Arcana Unearthed Grimoire, collects all the new spells and the magic rules from that book. Use these spells and rules to enhance your own d20 System games. You can use everything in this book alongside the 3rd Edition or revised 3rd Edition Player's Handbook, if you wish.
Spells in the Arcana Unearthed Grimoire are not just set, unchangeable programs, but flexible, customizable options for players. Each spell can be diminished or heightened to produce a spectrum of effects. It can be laden to hold more power. It can be woven with other spells to cast a more powerful spell. Adding spell templates can change the nature of a spell and its effects. Casters can add in new material components to change the effects.
Magic is fluid and subject to the whims of the individual caster, thus it remains always mysterious and fascinating.
Expand Your Spellcasting
This book will expand your available spellcasting options dramatically. Heres what youll find in each chapter of the Grimoire: Chapter One: Magic: Anyone whos a little tired of the traditional 'prepare, then cast' method of handling spells will love the ability to alter a spells power and weave together minor spells into larger ones. Also, spell templates let you customize spells to fit your character. Chapter Two: Spells: This book offers dozens of pages of new spells, each complete with guidelines for heightening and diminishing its effects and for creating a magic item from it.
You don't need any other books to take advantage of the new spells and magic rules that follow. However, the text of the Arcana Unearthed Grimoire makes reference to various character classes, races, and feats found in Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed. You will need that book if you'd like to learn more about these references, though its not essential that you do so.
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