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Strange Magic Subscription [PFRPG]

Strange Magic Subscription [PFRPG]

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Successfully funded through Kickstarter on September 27th, Strange Magic aims to be the spiritual successor to 2006's Tome of Magic, featuring three new or totally rebuilt magic systems for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: ethermagic, musical composition, and truename magic!

Written in association with Jason Linker of Flying Pincushion Games and reviewer extraordinaire Thilo “Endzeitgeist” Graf of the GMS Magazine network, Strange Magic is ~250 pages* of unfettered magical creativity. Each magic system herein has been designed to fill a gap that classic Vancian magic simply cannot address, creating new and balanced play experiences that feel nothing like being a standard spellcaster, and, in one case, removing the “linear warrior, quadratic wizard” problem in its entirety. Each class, archetype, and prestige class in Strange Magic includes a full iconic character writeup for Game Masters, making each magic system’s insertion into a campaign world as easy as a cut-and-paste affair.

(*~125 pages content previously released in PDF format, ~125 pages new content, more content from stretch rewards and high-level backers)


  • 3 new systems of magic unlike anything else compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: truename magic (redesigned and remastered), musical composition (custom bardic performances), and ethermagic (advanced warlock)
  •  Over 500 manifestations, compositions, and recitations!
  • 8 new base classes: breakdancer, cantor, ethermagus, ethermancer, etherslinger, maestro, scion discordia, and truenamer
  • 5 new prestige classes: mad magus, polycosmic theurge, speaker of the word, willshackler, and wordsworn defender
  • 14 new archetypes: arranger, chessmaster (effectively a new class), etherfuser, herald of creation, herald of madness, herald of the void, orator, songweaver, street artist, tattooed truenamer, truescribe, verminspeaker, virtuoso, and voidstalker
  • A new subsystem and two prestige classes yet to be made for high level Kickstarter backers
  • NPC writeups for all classes, archetypes, and prestige classes - Strange Magic is a stealth NPC codex!

How this Subscription Works


As an expansion of existing material, all subscribers to Strange Magic receive the original PDFs immediately, as well as updated versions and beta test documents of each subsystem's content as it becomes available. When Strange Magic is released (PDF in February 2015, print in April 2015), all subscribers will receive a PDF of the final product and a voucher for a copy of the hardcover book printed at cost.


Subscription Delivery Breakdown*

Available Immediately

Libram of the First Language: Truename Magic Reborn

Available October/November - Now available!

Ethermagic Expansion Content

  • Ethermagus and Etherslinger base classes
  • New voidmeld etherheart
  • New manifestations and multiuniversal philosophies
  • New ethermagic feats
  • Etherfuser, Herald of Madness, Herald of the Void, Mad Magus, Voidstalker and Herald of Creation archetypes

Available November/December - Now available!

Musical Composition Expansion Content

  • Breakdancer and Cantor base classes
  • New compositions and opuses
  • Arranger, Songweaver, Street Musician, and Virtuoso archetypes

Available December/January

Truename Magic Expansion Content

  • Scion Discordia base class
  • New recitations
  • Chessmaster, Savant of Heart and Mind, and Tattooed Truenamer archetypes

Theurge Expansion Content

  • Polycosmic Theurge prestige class
  • "Clockwork Magic" subsystem commissioned by Akimotos - Update: this has since transformed into the "harmonicist" base class and is available in Ultimate Composition

Available February

Strange Magic PDF

Available March/April

Strange Magic Hardcover

*Additional content may appear on the whim of high-level Kickstarter backers.
*Cover is a mockup.

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Reviews (1)
Discussions (7)
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Timothy B May 07, 2015 11:17 am UTC
Might worth the price for the Breakdancer class alone. Seriously.
I totally want to make a gnome breakdancer now.
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Bradley C May 06, 2015 11:15 pm UTC
Strange Magic proper is now available here in the Strange Magic Subscription and will be released separately tomorrow!
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Bradley C March 03, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Alrighty, everyone, Ultimate Composition has been edited by Endzeitgeist and is now available right here with all sorts of little fixes.
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Ricardo M February 04, 2015 5:44 pm UTC
I bought Libram of the First Language: Truename Magic Reborn before realizing there was this subscription (I had not even realized this is the same product as the one in the Kickstarter since is under the Bradley Crouch and not Interjection Games). Is there a posibility to change that for this subscription (so that I do not have to pay twice for the same pdf)?
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Bradley C February 04, 2015 7:42 pm UTC
Sure, there's a possibility. What was your purchase date?
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Ricardo M February 05, 2015 12:50 am UTC
The email I received that day says Friday 23/01/15 12:18 PM
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Bradley C February 05, 2015 1:02 am UTC
Ah, so VERY recent. Alright, sure. Let's get this confirmed through OneBookShelf itself and I'd be happy to send you a coupon for $10 off this product here. Is that fair?
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Ricardo M February 05, 2015 1:42 am UTC
Fair enough, thank you :) What do I have to do now?
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Bradley C February 05, 2015 1:51 am UTC
Well, I see two possible paths.

First, you can let me know your customer number or customer e-mail by sending me an e-mail to Each individual sale is an e-mail sent to me, and a gmail search for that data will find that e-mail if it exists.

Secondly, you can e-mail OneBookShelf customer service and...

Heck, nevermind. I found you already. Here's a coupon code that will work with your customer number, and your customer number alone. Enjoy!
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Bradley C February 01, 2015 10:34 am UTC
A WIP version of Ultimate Truenaming has been added. It's WIP in that the last three pages need stock art, there's no front cover, and the page borders are not implemented, but the content itself is present.

This has been done in the off-chance that the incoming almost-a-blizzard knocks out power. Enjoy!
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Bradley C January 13, 2015 4:12 am UTC
Arright, lads, there have been some questions sent straight to OBS, and since some people decline update e-mails from myself, I'm leaving a bit of a record here.

Q: A large number of old products have been removed from this subscription. Why?

A: As Strange Magic is written, the old products are gobbled up by and reprinted in the incoming 100-page "Ultimate" expansion books. These in turn will be gobbled up and an NPC codex slapped in at the end to produce the final product.

Put another way, even though the absolute number of products available in the subscription is decreasing, the amount of content is growing rapidly.

Also, since some balance tweaks are being made while I have the system's chest cavity spread open and having the old version and new version available was causing some confusion, it was a good idea to remove the old content from circulation in its entirety rather than go back and update the legacy products.
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Charles G October 07, 2014 9:54 am UTC
Will the Expansion content also be available for independent purchase for those who have already purchased the currently available material?
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Bradley C October 07, 2014 10:27 am UTC
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