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Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed: Way of the Staff

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By Monte Cook
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Note: The contents of this book have been updated in Monte Cook's Arcana Evolved, available from this site. 

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, Way of the Staff, collects all the spellcasting races, classes, and feats from that book. Use these options to enhance your own d20 System games. You can use everything in this book alongside the 3rd Edition or revised 3rd Edition Players Handbook, if you wish.

Loresongs, sprytes, mojh, and verrik. Akashics, greenbonds, magisters, runethanes, and witches. These are the followers of the Way of the Staff.


Expand Your Magic


This book will expand your available roleplaying choices dramatically. Heres what youll find in each chapter of Way of the Staff:

  • Chapter One: Races: Four all-new races. Some of them have special racial level progressions you can take like classes to gain unique racial abilities. Most of them start out as viable 1st-level characters, either with traditional classes or racial levels.
  • Chapter Two: Classes: Five brand-new core classes. They are balanced to work together, covering all the traditional spellcaster 'roles' you enjoy in a fantasy game, but in a very different way.
  • Chapter Three: Feats and Talents: In addition to traditional types of magic-related feats, this chapter offers two new types: the talent, a special ability you can choose only at the start of the game, and the ceremonial feat, which you can choose only after performing certain rituals.


    In order to use these new races, classes, and feats fully as written, you will need the spells and magic rules in Monte Cooks Arcana Unearthed or the Monte Cook's Arcana Unearthed Grimoire. Both these books offer the complete spell list and explain new magic concepts such as complex spells. In addition, the text of Way of the Staff makes reference to various other character classes and races found in Monte Cooks Arcana Unearthed. You will need that book if youd like to learn more about these references, though its not essential that you do so.

    Note: The contents of this book have been updated in Monte Cook's Arcana Evolved, available from this site.

    For printing and navigation tips, be sure to read the readme file.

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