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Magic is an ever-expanding field of study. Wizards construct new spells, druids befriend newly observed species, occultists uncover secrets thought lost, and clerics receive novel blessings. This book explores these lesser-known facets with new player options for Pathfinder Second Edition. Some of these options are recent discoveries in Golarion, but others are new only to game mechanics. Magical theories might be developed and expanded for centuries before being taught in primary academies, and long-held indigenous magical practices might enter the magical zeitgeist elsewhere. Still other practices, like mesmerism and shapeshifting, are often closely guarded secrets. Regardless of how you get there, learning something new is exciting!

This 144-page supplement of player options includes 2 new classes (Mesmerist and Shifter), 35 archetypes, new class options and feats for most spellcasting classes, spell skill actions, and over 60 new spells (including consolation cantrips).

CONTENTS

Chromatic Magic: Expand your luminary powers with chromatic and prismatic spells.

Familiar Adventures: This chapter’s archetype and ancestry bring your little friend directly into the adventure.

Frontiers of the Arcane: Wizards and magi can find expanded options in this chapter.

Frontiers of the Faith: From church planting to heresy, this chapter expands options for the divinely empowered.

Frontiers of the Mind: These archetypes and a mesmerist class bring additional occult-themed options.

Frontiers of Nature: Learn about Tandakan animism and gain the ability to interfuse with nearby objects.

Magic Specializations: Archetypes for niche magical focuses.

…Not Magic?: “Illusion, GM! Your monster failed its save against my illusion!”

Shifter Class: For the martially inclined who want to turn their body into a versatile weapon.

Wishing Magic: An archetype and subclasses for creative and desperate spellcasting.

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Anthony B June 06, 2024 6:45 am UTC
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love this product ever since buying it, but will it be updated with the new update to foundry? currently its incompatible with v12
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William L June 06, 2024 3:54 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads-up!
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Egor I June 07, 2024 10:28 am UTC
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It will be updated to v12 when non-beta version of pf2e system will be released
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zach M May 08, 2023 7:46 pm UTC
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When will the shifter be added to foundry?
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William L May 08, 2023 9:18 pm UTC
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Soon! I have a complete draft from an excellent contributor that I need to review and publish.
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zach M May 08, 2023 9:36 pm UTC
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awsome, will the mesmerist be added as well?
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William L May 09, 2023 1:48 am UTC
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Yes - That will actually be a briefer process. Shifter features required a while new structure, while mesmerist allows more copy-paste-modify.
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Tim K May 02, 2023 2:45 pm UTC
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Does familiar warrior spiritual abilities have a range associated with them?
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William L May 05, 2023 1:21 pm UTC
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Definitely should! I'll go back and add, probably 60 feet.
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Tim K May 07, 2023 4:47 am UTC
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Thanks!
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Will P April 29, 2023 7:59 pm UTC
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Hey, is the Shifter in this similar to the 1e shifter (wildshaping etc)? Been looking for a conversion since playing the Owlcat crpg aha, Thanks!
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William L April 29, 2023 8:40 pm UTC
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Yes! I talked about it here: https://player.fm/series/rise-of-the-rulelords/review-of-the-rulelords-2-the-shifter-class-by-brian-lane
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Will P April 30, 2023 1:24 pm UTC
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Awesome, thank you!
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Dustin D August 28, 2023 7:39 pm UTC
Per my reading, you don't actually change shape. You simply modify your existing body for new abilities. Much like the OG Shifter, the Druid is actually a better shifter than the shifter is, because they're less limited and get farm more access to shape changing options, and more powerful options than the shifter.
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Tim K April 18, 2023 1:09 pm UTC
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So does the familiar adventurer just get to select any class they want? Also can they use the familiar archetype on themselves or does the chum get it?
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William L April 19, 2023 12:55 am UTC
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So does the familiar adventurer just get to select any class they want? --> If you mean the familiar ancestry, yes. Aside from their unusual ancestry, they follow the regular rules for PCs

Also can they use the familiar archetype on themselves or does the chum get it? --> If you mean the familiar warrior archetype, no, that should only be for someone who has a minion familiar. I'll clarify that in the next update.
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Egor I March 05, 2023 9:27 pm UTC
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That's what I were I was looking for as shifter class. This is mindblowing. Is there a way I could help with making him into foundry module? As I think about making some if not all abilities for my character.
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William L March 05, 2023 10:04 pm UTC
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Thank you - That's high praise in this community!

I would gladly welcome help. Do you want to email BrianLane723 at gmail dot com, or message Brian Lane # 3824 on Discord?
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Michael R February 26, 2023 2:07 am UTC
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Hey quick question I saw support on it for foundry is there support for pathbuilder as well?
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William L February 26, 2023 2:12 am UTC
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That is on the to-do list!
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Jacob M November 08, 2022 2:07 pm UTC
Hey, I was wondering how a familiar using the Playable Chum heritage would interact with the familiar abilities given by the familiar feat the Chum PC gets? Does it just ignore those abilities for balance or is there some kind of restriction on what abilities can be taken? Me and a friend are planning on doing this in a game so I want to make sure what happens in this scenario. It is a really fun looking book, great job making it!
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William L November 15, 2022 1:15 am UTC
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Thanks! As I'm sure you've seen, there are LOTS of familiar/master abilities, so I would say to work out your choices with your GM. An easy rule would be "You can gain master abilities and they gain no familiar abilities," but there are probably other ways to parse it at your table. I'll add a sidebar with some suggestions on the next update.
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Mousai T November 07, 2022 3:20 pm UTC
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Hey there! I absolutely love this supplement, it's chock full of awesome content. I also come with a question!
I've noticed that all the imbued archetypes that list 14 charisma as one of the possible prerequisites do not allow you to use charisma as your spellcasting ability. Is this intentional design, and if so, what is the reasoning behind it?
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William L November 15, 2022 1:11 am UTC
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Thanks! I definitely meant to imply "...in addition to the usual Charisma stat" but I can see how that should be made explicit. I'm working on this section now in Foundry so I'll have an updated pdf posted soon.
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Jonatan S November 03, 2022 3:31 pm UTC
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This is most likely the best third-Party I have seen. Everything seems to fit so well together <3

My only comment is the text on the Alchemical Shifter Dedication that you need to take 2 other feats from it before you can get a new Dedications, and then there are no more feats for it ;) (Minor comment)

Great work and I hope you make something like this again <3
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William L November 03, 2022 3:54 pm UTC
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Thanks for the high praise!

On Alchemical Shifter Archetype, I do have, "Additional Feats: All alchemist archetype feats" with "[Alchemical Shapeshifting] counts as Alchemist Dedication." Does that resolve the problem you mention, or do you think alchemical shifter needs its own feat sequence?

And yes, I've got a couple things in the works.
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Jonatan S January 17, 2023 3:29 pm UTC
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Yea that sentence "Additional Feats: All alchemist archetype feats" would fully fix what I was missing ^^
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