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The Book of Many Things Volume 2: Shattered Worlds

The Book of Many Things Volume 2: Shattered Worlds

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43 Races  8 Classes  42 Archetypes, Feats, Spells, Class Options, Magic Items, Equipment, Magical Locations, and more!

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It’s dangerous to go alone, so join us as we explore the races and classes of several different settings through the lens of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Haven’t found it yet? We’ll add it!

The Book of Many Things Volume 2 is the latest repository of options built from fan requests related to its theme. Inside is a compilation of character options related to different video games, movies, cartoons, and other mediums; fleshed out and made playable. Surprise enemies with your array of combat options as a generational hero. Hunt dragon pirates through the realities, or become one yourself. Become a master of whip, sword, and cross as you stalk the creatures that go bump in the night. You could even become an outlaw, beast master, or shadow priest. A variety of different races, classes, archetypes, feats, and spells await within the Book of Many Things Volume 2.

The Book of Many Things is a series of regularly updated resources, with new content being added over time. If you have something you’d like to request, just reach out to us (details inside) and we’ll work with you to try and include it. You’ll even receive a thank you in the credits.

Recent Update 11/5/2018

The November update is complete. This month, finished the last batch of pages to reach our goal of 200 and did some general clean up.

==Character Advancement==

Piecemeal experience offers another way to level up during play. It provides an immediate boost in power as characters defeat encounters, while also saving complicated choices for when the get a break or finish the adventure.

==Character Kits==

New players and veterans looking to quickly build a character can choose a character kit. With options like bruiser, protector, and healer, players don't have to sift through years of options to play the character they want to play right now.

==Symbiants==

Our final backer request from the 2018 campaign is in. Symbiants are aberrant creatures that latch onto a host and "improve" on it by making it stronger, faster, and deadlier. The strength of your bond is up to you, from a single trait to a full race, class, and convergence package.

 
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Samurai S November 20, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
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Recent Update 11/5/2018

The November update is complete. This month, finished the last batch of pages to reach our goal of 200 and did some general clean up.

==Character Advancement==

Piecemeal experience offers another way to level up during play. It provides an immediate boost in power as characters defeat encounters, while also saving complicated choices for when the get a break or finish the adventure.

==Character Kits==

New players and veterans looking to quickly build a character can choose a character kit. With options like bruiser, protector, and healer, players don't have to sift through years of options to play the character they want to play right now.

==Symbiants==

Our final backer request from the 2018 campaign is in. Symbiants are aberrant creatures that latch onto a host and "improve" on it by making it stronger, faster, and deadlier. The strength of your bond is up to you, from a single trait to...See more
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Samurai S November 05, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
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The October update is complete. This month, we are filling in the gaps on content we've previewed or started but have more to share. A summary of the changes made can be found below. The next update should be the last, but we didn't want to make you wait, so we've added this interim update while we finish the last 14 pages and send out for a proof. If you spot anything that you think needs correcting, or have a request that we can hopefully add, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

==Races==

Jin-Ku Races: Since the initial release of volume 2, we've teased our homage to Metroid. Now, it's ready, with two new races from the shattered world of Jin-Ku; energivores and samsaran hybrids.

World Soul Races: Jumping back to the world of Volwrynn, we have now added orcs (fiend-touched and red-blood), skinwalkers (moon-cursed), and reborn (soulrent) to the options available when playing a world soul character.

==Classes==

Jin-Ku Bounty Hunter: Continuing...See more
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October 09, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
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As an aside, I really appreciate the little fixes made to this product. I've noticed the images, fonts, etc. have been optimized and page numbers are now all correct and in place. The documents are now viewable without crushing performance issues and lag.

As you move forward with other books, I would recommend further work on more white space and a more consistent framing for content, tables, and pictures. Consider how bleed areas and margins will be needed for print, POD, etc.

Nice work and very professionally done!

p.s. watch out for the double use of the picture on pages 71 and 72. That's close enough to be noticed.
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Samurai S October 10, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
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It's intentional for the archetype (the twinblade who literally duplicates himself), but thank you very much for the notes. We will keep them in mind as we line up to print.
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Samurai S October 02, 2018 2:06 am UTC
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Recent Update 10/1/2018

The September update is complete. This month, we focused on cleaning up chapters 3 through 6 for print and added most of our campaign backer requests in chapter 7. A summary of the changes made can be found below. For October, we are finishing our pass on editing and adding the final batch of content to reach 200 pages for print. If you spot anything that you think needs correcting, or have a request that we can hopefully add, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

==Archetypes==

Metaphysician: The metabonded archetype grants the metaphysician a special familiar with whom she shares a more powerful connection than most. Meanwhile, the metaphrenic gains a pool of phrenic power she can use to enhance her various psychic talents.

Philosopher: Epistemologers believe that true knowledge is unobtainable. They focus on what they can learn and how best to apply that education to the proper situations.

Rogue: As a cannibalist, a rogue...See more
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Samurai S September 05, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
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The August update for the Book of Many Things Volume 2 is officially live. Check out the summary below.

==Races==

Leporine: The leporine are rabbitfolk from various shattered worlds such as Fantas (known as Vierra) and the Kingdom (known as lagomorphs).

==Classes==
Aaron Hollingsworth steps back into the designer's chair for another month. With him, he brings two new flavors of spellcaster, and a hard counter to their magic.

Metaphysician: Blending the ideas of psychic magic with the power of the arcane, this hybrid psychic/wizard uses his mind to craft the perfect spells for the right situation.

Philosopher: A believer in rational inquiry into areas that are outside either theology or science, the philosopher's magic touches on both without the strictures of either.

Revoker: When magic is abused by a deadly monster; when spellcasters try to control the general populace with their abundant and dangerous power, the revoker steps...See more
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Samurai S July 26, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
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The July update for the Book of Many Things Volume 2 is officially live. Check out the summary below, and don't forget. there's less than 1 week left to pick up the campaign support bundle and snag some awesome, exclusive content.

This month's theme was decided on by our Facebook fans and Kickstarter Backers, and it is Final Fantasy. If you're a fan of this popular series of games, you'll find some wonderful nods to the concepts they introduce.

==General==
While we are keeping layers, it has increased the size of the file considerably. For those who require a smaller file, we have created a "light" version that sacrifices on the visuals for faster loading and reading. Please make sure to continue offering feedback on these so we can make them the best they can be by the time we're done in October.

==Races==

Catfolk: The maithar are a race of catfolk from the worlds of Fantas with close ties to their goddess and a love of bows and music.
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Samurai S June 19, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
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The June Update for the Book of Many Things is officially live! Check out the summary below, and don't forget, you can now preorder print copies of both volumes 1 and 2 through our Kickstarter.

==General==
We're trying out using acrobat layers so you can turn off the background to make it easier to print pages as references. Please let us know what you think of this option. If it seems to make the PDF too cumbersome, we'll take layers back out so it's easier to navigate again.

The June Update for the Book of Many Things is officially live! or those who may have been busy so far this month (We certainly have!).

==Races==
World Souls: a collection of races fit under the umbrella of world souls; races from the world of volwryn who fight an endless war against each other when their not uniting to take on a larger threat. These races include different takes on dwarves, elves, gnomes, minotaurs, trolls, and tieflings.

--- bison-fur minotaurs are wooly beasts...See more
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Samurai S May 15, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
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The May Update for the Book of Many Things Volume 2 is now live! Inside, you will find these new additions:

==Races==
Dragon souls: Whether you're a human, orc, catfolk, or reptoid, you may have been born with the soul of a dragon, which lets you create magic that takes others years to master.

Nerudes: A rotund, catlike race that prefers to sleep and eat, but will adventure in order to sleep, and eat.

Dalits: This amorphous race gains the option to transform into other races for a short time, much like a certain purple monster...

==Classes==
Astrologer: Gaze at the stars and use their power to help your companions and stop your enemies with this straight-forward spellcaster.

Gamer: Do you enjoy roleplaying complex classes like the druid, kineticist, or vigilante? Then the gamer is definitely for you.

Potentialist: Don't move! From a creative prompt by fellow designer Scott Gladstein, the potentialist gets more done by staying...See more
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Lewis C April 25, 2018 8:59 am UTC
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So how do you want people to contact you with ideas for the book? One could post here of course, but do you have a facebook page or email that you prefer?

Despite it being a mainstay in fantasy literature I have yet to see a decent arcane astrologer. Who uses the stars for divinations & learning the secrets of the world.

Considering that a summoner can call upon an angelic eidolon I am surprised we havn't seen an archetype for the class that gives them some paladin like abilities. Of course there would have to be a variation for anti-paladins that summon devils/demons.
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Samurai S May 01, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
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Hello Lewis! Let me jump in and help. Yes, we have a Facebook (Book of Many Things) that is mentioned on the back of the PDF as well as within the first couple pages. You are also more than welcome to make requests here as we try to check for them regularly.

1) The Book of Many Things Volume 1 actually has the Convoker, which is a paladin-esque summoner. I have made note of your request for an astrologer.
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Lewis C May 02, 2018 8:17 am UTC
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OK, thanks. I guess I need to get started on reading the first book then.
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Samurai S May 07, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
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We've added a look at the astrologer on Facebook as of today. If you want to message the page, we can send you a full version ahead of release.
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Jason M April 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
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Hm... I wonder if something similar to the Holy Swordsman/Sword Saint from Final Fantasy Tactics would be possible in Pathfinder.
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Samurai S May 01, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
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We can look into what makes them different from paladins and maybe it could be done as an archetype. You can keep an eye out for updates on this topic at our Facebook, and we'll be sure to post it in one of our future updates.
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Ashley B April 17, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
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Alright! I've been waiting for this to go live :D
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