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Echelon Reference Series: Bards (3pp+PRD)

Echelon Reference Series: Bards (3pp+PRD)


The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game offers a vast range of options for characters of all classes. This is great when a player wants to explore variations on a theme, but it comes at a cost: the character options for each class have been published across many places.

  • Books (hardcover compilations such as Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook™ and Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat™, plus the various companions, adventures, and chronicles);
  • PDFs (from Paizo and from third-party publishers);
  • Websites, blogs, and other online sources.

This can be intimidating to new players, and inconvenient to experienced players. The Echelon Reference Series aims to make this easier for everyone by gather information for each class into a single book.

This is a 3pp+PRD release. 3pp+PRD releases contain information from the PRD and from select third-part publishers.

Key content in this release:

  • Bard Class
  • Bard Archetypes
  • Class Features: Bardic Performances, Bardic Masterpieces, Rogue Talents, Ninja Tricks (rogue talents and ninja tricks can be gained via archetype feature substitution)
  • Compiled spell list
  • NPCs from CR 1/2 to 19

    This sales item contains the files for both the 3pp+PRD book and the PRD-only book.

    RAF: Rough and Fast Edition

    Welcome to the Rough As… ahem... ‘Rough And Fast’ edition of this book.

    An RAF edition is an early release of an Echelon Reference Series book. Content has been gathered and organized, but not all the polish and additional work has been finished.

    Classes, archetypes, class features, feats, and NPCs are all here (and more are likely to be added before the final version), but not all of the polishing has been done to bring it to final form.

    However, I think the book is usable, and I wanted to get it into peoples’ hands earlier. Rather than waiting until all the polishing work has been done I decided to release the books earlier.

    Because they aren't finished, they are offered at a discount -- 50% less than the cost of the final version. As the title approaches completion, the new versions will be added to the title and the price increased (25% discount for the Work In Progress verson, no discount for the final version). You get all of them, regardlness of when you buy in, at no additional cost.

    Echelon Reference Series: Spells

    The Echelon Reference Series spells line presents a PDF for each spell list and spell level of that list, with a compendium to follow.

    The individual PDFs contain the relevant spell list levels, and all spells in that list, for 3pp+PRD and PRD-Only versions.

    Important Note: I have a policy for the spell books of bundling the compilation with the individual level PDFs (as shown with Magus Spells Compiled). If you're interested in a particular spell list, you don't need to wait until they are complete. You can get the individual level PDFs and the compilation will (thanks to One Book Shelf's bundle management) be free when you get the bundle.

    Spells per Level
    Spell List 3pp/PRD 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Classes Using Spell List
    Alchemist 3pp 92 100 99 77 59 46 473 Alchemist
    Alchemist prd 42 58 54 40 23 20 237 Alchemist
    Bard 3pp 140 250 277 216 145 118 109 1,255 Bard, Skald
    Bard prd 20 82 107 68 50 34 34 395 Bard, Skald
    Cleric/Oracle 3pp 128 225 284 264 219 206 143 138 99 107 1,813 Cleric, Oracle, Warpriest
    Cleric/Oracle prd 13 62 94 70 60 58 36 25 26 21 465 Cleric, Oracle, Warpriest
    Druid 3pp 101 232 262 220 180 153 118 84 72 79 1,501 Druid
    Druid prd 14 67 74 64 49 34 32 20 18 18 390 Druid
    Elementalist prd 6 15 28 25 24 27 17 13 14 12 181 Elementalist Wizard
    Inquisitor 3pp 34 124 137 121 101 72 55 644 Inquisitor
    Inquisitor prd 14 65 77 66 52 36 24 334 Inquisitor
    Magus 3pp 30 92 101 96 63 49 44 475 Magus
    Magus prd 15 58 57 48 32 22 25 257 Magus
    Paladin 3pp 117 104 93 106 420 Paladin
    Paladin prd 44 46 33 27 150 Paladin
    Ranger 3pp 204 149 121 84 558 Ranger
    Ranger prd 65 55 41 20 181 Ranger
    Sorcerer/Wizard 3pp 229 491 568 534 483 403 318 277 215 208 3,726 Sorcerer, Wizard, Arcanist
    Sorcerer/Wizard prd 22 137 163 142 124 102 83 74 49 44 940 Sorcerer, Wizard, Arcanist
    Summoner 3pp 39 81 95 100 87 83 83 568 Summoner
    Summoner prd 12 37 45 56 52 45 45 292 Summoner
    Witch 3pp 123 200 251 221 188 163 142 131 122 109 1,650 Witch
    Witch prd 15 83 107 88 70 51 39 40 28 22 543 Witch

    Links in the table above:

    • For a specific spell level, takes you to that specific spell lists level's PDF;
    • For the total, takes you to the compendium of that spell list PDF;
    • For a class name, takes you to the Echelon Reference Series title for that class.
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