By Joseph Carriker, Stephen Michael Dipesa, Howard Ingham, Robin Laws, Matthew McFarland
"You who might harness thunder to the chariot of your will and wield the winds along with your breath - do you think that these items are owed to you? that they're going to yield to the investigations of your brain, as a ripe fruit to the knife? Does the water obey the stone? No, the water, with its supple move, carves the stone.
So does magic carve your soul.
As the ocean hides its secrets and techniques from the land, so magic cloaks itself, revealing its depths simply to those that plunge in. The Temple of the Mysteries lies sunk deep under those torrents, lower than the sediment of centuries. are you able to carry your breath lengthy adequate to dig it out?"
- The Tyrian, rumored archmaster
This publication includes:
* suggestion on developing your individual spells and figuring out how cultural ideals impact magic
* Speculations at the nature of archmastery and the rumored Abyssal Watchtowers
* A plethora of latest spells and merchandise enchantments
Tome of the Mysteries is a 192 web page hardcover complement for the area of Darkness online game, Mage: The Awakening.
Read or Download Mage the Awakening - Tome of the Mysteries PDF
Best gaming books
Players like to recount their most fun exploits in on-line play, specifically their moments of maximum problem, ability, and good fortune. those narratives frequently resemble tales that genuine squaddies could inform upon arriving from conflict. even though, just like the video games that encourage them, which in flip mirror the depiction of battle in movie, they're without the horrors of actual warfare; in its place, they communicate issues of honor, glory, sacrifice, and intrigue.
The Fireborn online game Master's instruction manual comprises all of the ideas and recommendation you must run your personal Fireborn crusade. This booklet grants the instruments to teach your gamers epic experience within the mythic age or topic them to darkish mysteries in smooth London. It includes environment details for London, in addition to info on 4 epochs from the mythic age, in addition to recommendation on the way to run a Fireborn crusade, how one can use flashbacks to their fullest, ideas for karmic goods and taint, and lots of characters and creatures for use as associates or foes.
Airborne dirt and dust to Dust!
Discover the secrets and techniques of combating the undead with Pathfinder participant significant other: Undead Slayer’s guide! From senseless zombies to diabolical liches, the undead horrors of Golarion are as diversified as they're numerous—and slayers of all walks are had to go back those dread monsters to their graves. grasp many of the strategies had to determine and conflict timeless foes, no matter if you’re a knightly order’s expert exorcist, a student pursing wisdom the undead own, or a rogue undead hunter with purposes all of your own.
Inside this publication, you’ll find:
• info at the necrology of undead creatures, no matter if they’re senseless skeletons latest in basic terms to serve or consummate vampires violently pursuing the dream of immortality.
• a radical exploration of 4 personality issues that disguise the varied strategies of assorted undead slayers, together with the righteous exorcist, the considerate necrologist, the merciful redeemer, and the ruthless stalker.
• New category archetypes and personality suggestions that permit slayers from all paths to take down the undead in no matter what demeanour they see fit.
• New adventuring apparatus, alchemical goods, and slayer kits to ensure you have the instruments essential to lay undead creatures low.
• New spells, feats, magic goods, and extra to make sure your subsequent come across with the undead isn’t your last.
This Pathfinder participant significant other is meant to be used with the Pathfinder Roleplaying video game and the Pathfinder crusade atmosphere, yet can simply be integrated into any delusion world.
Written by way of Dennis Baker, Jay Loomis, Alex Putnam, Adam Roy, Tork Shaw, and Larry Wilhelm
Cover artwork through Michal Ivan
Additional info for Mage the Awakening - Tome of the Mysteries
You can look over the various “exceptions to the rule” listed in Mage: The Awakening (the spells that don’t conform to the normal dot levels for their respective Practices) to get an idea of what kinds of magics generally get scaled up. For instance, most Fraying magics don’t get bumped up to more powerful dot levels; such spells generally just become Unraveling or Unmaking effects. (There are exceptions, though, such as the Prime 3 “Celestial Fire” spell, which simply becomes a lethal Fraying attack at Prime 4 and an aggravated Fraying attack at Prime 5).
Can he afford to run the risk that a Sleeper is nearby? The same sorts of choices are inherent in a Mana cost versus a lack of one, or in an extended casting, as opposed to an instant one, as well as committing a turn to grappling a foe. Assessing Aptitude When a mage walks in the door and announces herself as a second-degree master, who’s to know if she’s telling the truth or not? People like to receive recognition for their accomplishments, and mages are no exception. ) Sadly, there are those who will settle for receiving acclaim for things that they have not actually accomplished, and there are also Awakened all too willing to fall into that trap.
Such willworkers are seen by their peers to be an almost constant threat to the secrecy of the Mysteries, and, unless these mages are simply too powerful to be dealt with directly, tend to be either exiled, imprisoned or killed in short order. In some cases, when a dedicated vulgar caster proves to be too much trouble to handle, mages are known to turn to strange, sometimes even dangerous, alliances in order to stop the vulgar casters’ ability to compromise the secrecy of the hidden world. Some tragic tales tell of treaties with Seers of the Throne, Banishers and even Scelesti.