Are you ready to find out what happens when good mesmerists go bad? Today’s mesmerist archetype, the hypnotist, doesn’t use his tricks to help out his allies, as other mesmerists do, preferring instead to use them to confound and fool his enemies.
Necromancers of the Northwest is proud to announce the release of our latest book, Esoteric Orders: The Cultist. Currently available at d20pfsrd.com, paizo.com, and drivethrurpg.com for only $14.99, you won't want to miss it. In case you missed our detailed preview, or the debut of the cultist class back in May, here's what the back of the book has to say:
The Stars Are Right!
Fantasy worlds are full of secret societies that dress in strange garb, meet in hidden places at predetermined and arcane times, chant strange chants, and perform eldritch rituals whose significance could never truly be understood by an outsider. These secret orders, brotherhoods, and cabals are collectively known as cults, and their members, cultists, and they have captured the popular imagination for centuries, and are a staple of fantasy media. It is, of course, possible for a member of a cult to belong to any number of different classes, but while barbarians and druids get their own classes with special class features to set them apart from classes like fighter or cleric, and provide unique play experiences, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game doesn’t have a class designed specifically for cultists. Until now.
Esoteric Orders: The Cultist presents a base class specifically designed for cultists, with unique and flavorful abilities that tie into the common expectations of cultists in fantasy media, such as their inherent madness, their penchant for communing with otherworldly forces, and committing ritual sacrifices. Each cultist also chooses a specific cult to which they belong, from among 15 included here, which determines many of their class features and abilities, ensuring that cultists belonging to different cults play very differently. Finally, the book is filled with beautiful art by Phill Simpson, which brings each of the cults to life before your eyes.
Whether you're looking for a new and interesting villain, a fun new class with lots of options, or just want to stare at all the beautiful, beautiful art, there's lots of reasons to pick up a copy, so give it a look.
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We start off Mesmerist Week with a brand new monster set to hypnotize your heroes to their doom. Can your players out-mesmerize the dreaded kindersnatch, or will they fall under her dread trance and be marched off to her fey realm like so many before?
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Necromancers of the Northwest is proud to announce the release of our latest book, Weekly Wonders: Rebellious Archetypes Volume V. Currently available at drivethrurpg, paizo.com, and d20pfsrd.com, here's what the back of the book has to say:
Be a Rebel with a Cause!
Not every evil lurks in deep, dark dungeons far away from innocent townsfolk, waiting patiently for adventurers to kick down their doors and start fighting. Some monsters don't just prey on society from without, but have burrowed and wormed their way into the very heart of the civilized world, and twist and corrupt the very laws that are supposed to protect the innocent, using them to oppress and exploit them, instead. These evils are no less a threat than the ones that most adventurers face, but many PCs are ill-equipped to deal with them. This is a job for rebels.
This book presents five new rebellious archetypes for five different classes. Included are the revolution’s fury, a barbarian archetype whose righteous rage serves as a beacon to her allies, rallying them behind her cause, the wild blaster, a kineticist archetype capable of great surges of energy, but who lacks staying power, forcing them to use hit-and-run guerilla tactics, the keeper of the revolution, an occultist archetype that specializes in concealing people and things, and who can gather information through psychic contacts, the prophet of the revolution, an oracle archetype cursed with an aura in which blood flows more freely, and who experiences visions that can empower herself and her allies against tyranny, and the guerilla skirmisher, a rogue archetype that focuses on hit-and-run tactics and is even more slippery and evasive than other rogues.
Whether you're about to embark on a politically-themed campaign (such as the official Paizo adventure path focusing on revolution), or you just want a selection of exciting new abilities for passionate and freedom-loving PCs, this book has lots of tantalizing options to offer. Even GMs can get in on the fun, as several of the archetypes here are perfect for rebellious villains as well, and can make for exciting and memorable encounters.
And be sure to keep an eye out for next Friday's release, which presents the next installment of our rebellious archetypes series, Weekly Wonders: Rituals of the Dead.
We wrap up Cultist Week with a collection of ritual objects one might find on a cultist’s altar. From strange to bizarre, these flavorful bits of bric-a-brac are sure to brighten up any cultist’s secret lair, and leave your players a little unsure what to make of them.
We delve into the obscurest of cult rituals today, as we examine some new spells for the cultists to complete their dread rituals. Each of these ritual-themed spells is perfect for cult practitioners of all kinds, so light a fire and start your dark incantations, and be sure to read on.
Next week we're releasing a new book, Esoteric Orders: The Cultist. To get a preview of the awesome content you'll find inside, take a look at this sneak peek.