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The Malefactor Class: Revised & Expanded (5E/PF)

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Total Party Kill Games is pleased to release THE MALEFACTOR REVISED, a class sourcebook for use with both the Pathfinder and 5E Dungeons & Dragons RPGs.  

As one of the most beloved of all the compatible classes by both fans and reviewers, this expanded version now contains twenty additional pages of content and is fully compatible with both game systems, complete with new art and a gorgeous new layout.

The Malefactor 
Original Concept by Brian Berg 
Written by James Olchak, Brian Berg and Rick Cox.

“Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.”

- Exerpts from the memoir of Talitha Shadowtongue, Tiefling Doom Herald

Damned fate… cruelest destiny… bad luck… these are philosophical concepts that many know, but few are able to truly explain or prove. If destiny is pre-determined, inevitable and unchangeable, is there any hope for we mortals to set our own paths? What of those that seem to be damned by fate, always at the mercy of a higher power? Is there any hope for us at all?

It is rumored that some mortals can choose their own fate by selecting the correct paths as they walk through life. Others think that all of life’s events are predestined. There are rumors of those who understand fate’s cruel whims and can free themselves and no longer be slaves to that harsh mistress. I can tell you those rumors are true…

I have lived through perils that would kill even the most steeled warriors. I have slain many a fool that thought to prey upon me. I have danced with fate itself, and taken the lead. What was once my misery is now my salvation, and your damnation. I am an accursed, a doomgiver -- I am a Malefactor. 

Some children begin life cruelly afflicted. Soon after birth, they and their families are beset by random misfortune, injury, and loss. Frequently they are abandoned by their communities for being born under an inauspicious sign, or sacrificed to allay curses seemingly brought down by dark Gods. In reality, the birth of these unfortunates was attended by intangible chaos-spirits known as Yla (EE-la). While the Yla are not inherently evil, they are prone to destruction, and ignorant of the pain and misfortune that they cause those whom they bond with. Sages do not know what causes the Yla to seek out an individual, but as of yet, no known spell or prayer can separate them from their chosen. Many afflicted by these spirits live lives of sorrowful destitution, sometimes taking their own lives in misery.

A choice few however, realize that while their affliction cannot be suppressed, it can be commanded. Whether through study or epiphany, these few learn to channel and command the devious spirits that surround them, turning their hardship into a powerful weapon. These few are known collectively as the Malefactori.

In order to preserve their own lives, they willingly bring misfortune and woe to those around them. They are dangerous to their allies and even more so to their adversaries. A Malefactor that has mastered the ability to transfer his own ill fate to others is truly a dangerous opponent...

This sourcebook comes complete with a killer new class and abilities, archetypes, feats, favored class options and the complete stats for the iconic succubus spawned tiefling on the cover -- Talitha Shadowtongue.  Enjoy!

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Christopher L March 29, 2019 8:02 am UTC
I need this class in 13th Age. This class is just too amazing NOT to bring into 13th Age. Will you please, please do it? If not, can I do it for you?
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STEVEN K April 08, 2018 1:44 am UTC
The download link is busted. I can't download my copy.
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Sean Duwane F December 24, 2017 9:16 am UTC
My question is this: Are you going to release/update the Hero Lab file for the Malefactor for PFRPG to bring it up to date with this revised version?
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Dani J October 20, 2017 9:13 am UTC
I'm using moonreader pro to read pdf books on my mobile device and somehow it crashes when I try to upload this book. I think little optimization would be the solution. Does anyone have the same problem?
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Jeffrey T February 05, 2017 3:30 am UTC
I just want to give a bit of feedback to the publisher- having the text of each edition interleaved within one another is rather inconvenient. I'd MUCH rather have two separate PDFs, or even have them one after the other. As it is, I'd really want to copy out the relevant text and condense it into its own document before I use it.
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Nyahels C March 01, 2017 12:21 am UTC
I agree with previous comments to partition the pathfinder stuff away from the 5e stuff, im interested in allowing a player at my table to play this class and I don't want to have to print 41 pages in color so they have all the information they could need.
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