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The Planar Tome of Arcane Backgrounds


Arcane Backgrounds from Across the Multiverse

The Planar Tome of Arcane Backgrounds is a trove of new player options from BPB Games, the creators of Savage Tokusatsu and StarStreamers. Stuffed with new Arcane Backgrounds, associated Edges, new Powers, and new Power Modifiers, The Planar Tome of Arcane Backgrounds is an absolute must have for groups who want their Arcane Backgrounds to look, feel, and mechanically play differently than one-another.

What's in The Planar Tome of Arcane Backgrounds?

  • 11 NEW Arcane Backgrounds with unique Backlash and options
  • 38 NEW Edges unique to the new Arcane Backgrounds
  • 11 NEW Powers with unique Modifiers
  • 16 NEW Power Modifiers for existing Powers
  • 16 Stat Blocks at different Ranks to represent spellcasters and new summons!


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Mark H March 24, 2021 10:53 pm UTC
How much?!
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Steffen S March 26, 2021 8:34 am UTC
How much what?
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Mark H March 26, 2021 9:45 am UTC
I was expressing my surprise at the high price for just 34 pages, of which 2 of those are no doubt front/back cover, but as I see you're already a purchaser it seems it was lost on you.
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Jeffrey K April 06, 2021 12:46 am UTC
Yeah, $15 does seem rather excessive for a 34 page document.
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Kyle C April 15, 2021 2:17 am UTC
I don't usually respond to stuff like this, but I feel like it's best to do so. A lot of people simply aren't aware of this:

TTRPGs are criminally underpriced. That's a statement of fact that almost every industry professional will agree with. Writers, editors, artists, and graphic designers are extremely underpaid for the labor they perform in order to make games for others to play. The book's full of original art, sharp graphic design, edited text, and really clean game design. At the end of the day, we'd rather charge more so we can pay our wonderful team what they deserve for their excellent work.

If that's not something you like, that's fine, but underpriced TTRPGs are bad for the industry because they hurt the people making the projects you love. $15 for 34 pages is less than a trip to a 2 hour movie for a single individual for something you'll hopefully get many, many, many more hours of enjoyment out of.

Finally: if you're experiencing financial hardship and you'd...See more
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Mark H April 15, 2021 2:40 am UTC
I appreciate you taking the time to respond and did not mean to offend.

I've no doubt you have put a lot of effort into the product, but I can't help wondering how much "padding" [don't like to use that word really, but inefficiency doesn't really fit as you've obviously made a conscious decision] is involved when, from the preview, I notice that the [presumably] bookmarked Contents, albeit pretty graphics, could be reduced to about 1/2 a page with a normal layout, rather than the 2 full pages's just something that makes me hesitant to purchase such an item when similar may or may not be repeated later on amongst its pages.

I do enjoy a well-made product, and will happily pay for such, unless I have some other reservations......I like to get the value in a product that I'm paying for, as I'm sure everyone here does.
After all some TTRPGs can also be criminally overpriced.
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Kyle C May 03, 2021 3:33 pm UTC
I completely get the desire to not want to get ripped off since I'm also a discerning buyer. What I will say is that I don't publish padded products BECAUSE I'm a discerning buyer and don't want people to feel ripped off, you know? No offense taken, basically.

This product's dense and the way I do the graphic design is to insert art into existing negative space so that way the pages flow nicely from section to section. That way each spread of pages remains self-contained to the Arcane Background being discussed. I also think that the nature of the Backgrounds and the new Powers and Modifiers will see you utilizing this book very frequently. It's designed to really beef up the already existing Arcane Backgrounds of Savage Worlds in a way that expands player options for almost every campaign you could play. There's something in here for everything and everyone.

In the interest of full disclosure, there is a single page after the ToC inserted that doesn't have mechanical content on it. This...See more
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This title was added to our catalog on March 23, 2021.