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Wondrous Gifts: The Distortion of the Aberration

Wondrous Gifts: The Distortion of the Aberration

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A Brand New Play Option for 5th Edition

"I survived my encounter with the creature, whatever that nightmare was. But the battle begins anew each time I fall asleep or even when I glimpse my reflection. It’s never truly me I see looking back."

- Galimer Darenhall, Knight of Windimeron

Throughout the course of their adventures, heroes and villains alike find themselves before beings of tremendous power. Not quite gods but certainly far beyond mortals, these creatures come from a variety of backgrounds, from the celestial to the abyssal, from the sylvan to the necrotic.

The experiences that come from crossing paths with these entities vary as much as the beings themselves, and although it’s almost universally agreed that it’s far safer to avoid any such meetings to the fullest extent possible, these risky encounters offer the opportunity to gain truly wondrous gifts. 

The following is an example of a new play option called wondrous gifts. These gifts are granted very rarely and typically only after some sort of extraordinary circumstance or event that the player has survived. Each wondrous gift comes with its own mechanical prerequisites and enhancements, as well as drawbacks that the player may face as a result of their new gift. 

This supplement includes:

  • The mechanics and lore for a new play option to add to your games, wondrous gifts.
  • The Imbuement, or The Distortion of the Aberration, and the powers that it gives you by warping your mind and body. 
You can read about our other wondrous gifts in the following titles: 
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Derek H April 19, 2021 5:38 pm UTC
Looking at this again, I am a little confused- are the new traits in addition to the character's existing racial traits (except type of course) or are they a complete replacement?
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Jess P April 19, 2021 5:39 pm UTC
These are in addition. It's a special sort of boon that can be passed along to the PC during the campaign.
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Derek H April 09, 2021 6:32 pm UTC
Very cool. It very much reminds me of the origin of the kaorti in the 3.X Fiend Folio.

What's next for the series?
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Jess P April 09, 2021 7:59 pm UTC
Thanks very much for the kind words! We have plans to release one for each creature type. Our patrons will be choosing which one drops next, but there are definitely more waiting in the wings.

As of now, there's also the one for fey if you haven't seen it yet. :)
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