Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium by P Tucker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This product compiles several previous Encyclopaedia Arcane books including Necromancy, Daemonology, Battle Magic, and the new Transmutation. Encyclopaedia Arcane. Compendium. Demonology – The Dark Road. 4. Introduction. 6. Demonology – An Overview. 9. To Tread the Dark Road. The Art of.

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A new page border design is here too, comprised of old cover art from other EA books. Calcifying Caress is a little confusing though, when it says it “imparts a form of stone to flesh”. I compebdium notice that the spells-per-day progression for the Deathseeker prestige class has been halved. I intend to extract that bit from the book. Bodycrafter, for example, lets you incorporate extra exceptional abilities to your new form when casting alter self.

The wording of the rest of enyclopaedia spell clearly intends it to mean that a creature made of flesh is to be turned into stone.

Nevertheless I had a look through to see if there was anything I could extract for my own use, and was kind of left wanting there too. Reset Fields Log in. All fiends are handled pretty much the same way mechanically, but what if only demons used the rules for attempting to possess characters, while devils instead tried to trap mortals in pacts for their souls?

The book begins with a chapter-and-a-half of an overview and some general observations about the encyclopaeia nature of transmutation, and how a spellcaster can get the most out of cmpendium school.

But if Mongoose is to devote one EA book to each of the arcane schools, they gotta do this one to complete the set, and here’s a good place to do it. I see some changes in the formatting, but the book still reads the same way beginning to end.

All the credits for the books have been squeezed into one big front page. This book is a bit heavy on the fluff and seems to run out of steam before its 64 pages are up, but the rules that are here are pretty solid and useful. The updates are fairly straightforward; the skills mentioned in the Prestige Class write-ups are updated, the spells look pretty much the same as before and you’re still going to need Seas Of Blood in order to use the Raise Death Hulk spell.


The parts that required the most re-writing were the stat block entries for the monsters that appear towards the end of the book, and this has been done.

A gathered throng of various creatures gazes up from below with serious-looking faces. Compendiumwhich came out in Mayis comlendium compilation. In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3. Monday, 1st August, The second endyclopaedia, The Shape Of Magic, also includes the four prestige classes and they are as follows: Similar Threads Encyclopedia Arcane: The cover illustration by Anne Stokes depicts a robed man looking over, and possibly casting from, a huge tome that’s been chained to a precipice at the top of a very steep staircase.

I’ll go a little more in depth on this one since it’s exclusive to EA: The Shape of Magic by August Hahn is a look at a school of magic that I don’t really think needs any “help”, as I see more spells for transmutation than any other school of arcane magic. Some of them let you do a little more with polymorphing effects than those spells normally allow.

I’d give it either a solid 3 or a soft encyclolaedia out of 5. So I just averaged the grade of the four separate books and it came out as a 3 out of 5, nearly a 4, which seems about right for something that’s done well but still has a hazy feeling of “unratable-ness” about it, kinda like a lot of Greatest Hits compilations in music.

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The next chapter is Transmutation Spells, there are 29 in total. Compendium Volume Iimplying that there may be more Compendiums to follow, but as of one year later nothing further has been released or announced.


Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, The tables now have alternating grey bands to make them a bit easier to read. The significance of the tome, and the relationship between the robed man and the other creatures, is up to the viewer’s imagination. At the time it came out it filled a lot of gaps in the school’s spell list, and today it’s still a pretty nice addition to the repertoire of those who play with dead things.

Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium

The Eldritch Storm by Sam Witt is about mages dealing as much destruction as possible, more or less. The book makes a big deal about the special prestige class of the Battle Mage and how you have to join their guild to use their secrets of battle magic, which cost tons of gold.

Something I did find kinda neat were the new areas of effect, such as a stream attack that sweeps a spell with a straight line of effect across a battlefield just like the beam on a radar screen. Join Date Jan Posts The full title on the cover is Encyclopedia Arcane: Anybody buy this “adult” Mongoose Encyclopedia Arcane pdf?

Results 1 to 1 of 1. I’m only going to devote one large paragraph to each of the first three books here, as that material has already been released and thoroughly reviewed in years past There’s even a complete index and feat summary list at the end of the book.