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Last year, Monte started up new d20 System campaigns and began experimenting with some house rules that he had mused about on and the messageboards there. The response was overwhelming -- game fans wanted to see how these new, experimental rules worked.

Because you demanded it!

So Monte took a break from his fiction work to compile this book, a collection of the house rules he currently uses in his own games. These include a spell progression system that ranks spells from levels 1 to 20, new rules for healing and curative magic, magical disciplines for spellcasters that always give them an active power and a way to contribute, and much more.

This book also includes a new base class, the runeblade, for players wanting a character that combines magic and martial skill without the use of spells. New rules for wizards, clerics, druids, paladins, and rangers are provided, offering each class magical disciplines like Godhammer, Eldritch Bolt, and Nature's Senses. And, of course, the book also offers dozens of new spells, feats, and magic items.

Inherent within all the rule changes in this book is the idea that characters should be able to keep adventuring longer than the rules currently allow. Disciplines, more ample healing, and the other experiments in this PDF exclusive help bring down the barriers -- like casters running out of spells and characters running low on hit points -- that traditionally make parties stop to rest before they really want to.

Start your own experiment this month!

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May 19th, 2019
Though Monte Cook's star has dimmed in recent years, he is still an important game developer in the history of the most popular roleplaying game ever, so this book is definitely worth a read. It's a collection of homebrew rules for Cook's campaigns. It [...]
July 11th, 2009
I'm sure I wont use any of this material ever, but it does look interesting and it's always nice to see what Monte Cook comes up with. And why wont I use this material... well, it seem a little too complicated at least in its complete form. I wi [...]
May 12th, 2008
I'm a big fan of Monte's Arcana Unearthed/Evolved system, and how he manages to make a variety of small but simple tweaks to D&D3 to give a far more satisfying game. So naturally I was interested in what he had to say here, and at the price [...]
April 18th, 2008
A little too late in 3rd Edition D&D's life? Not really... While this would have had far more impact a year ago, Monte Cook seems to have a strong following and undoubtedly the 3.5 die-hards will be interested in what he has to say here. [...]
March 7th, 2008
A very good read and definitely worth the money, but not perfect. My only real objection is that Monte seems to have this strange idea that casters are underpowered and needed a boost and that Fighters are overpowered and could stand to be toned down. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 21, 2008.