Advanced Search

Advanced Options: Alchemists' Discoveries
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Advanced Options: Alchemists' Discoveries


The alchemist class represents a trope common in adventure fiction, if not fantasy fiction: the mad scientist. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, many of the classic works of fiction that helped build the framework from which most fantasy RPGs hang include the inventor or scholar who is clearly dabbling in matters beyond mundane science. Coupled with the more fantasy-friendly view of the medieval alchemist who seeks to use combinations of materials and formulas to bring change to the material world and a rich history of inventor-adventurers dating back to Daedalus, the alchemist class allows players to enjoy an archetype that can't easily be represented by any other Pathfinder Roleplaying Game character class.


However, that rich tradition of mad scientists and natural philosophers obviously requires much more support than any single book has room to offer, especially since most game supplements have to appeal to a broad range of interests. The Advanced Player's Guide lacks room to present alternative alchemist options, and logically it must focus on the most obvious and functional discoveries and bombs. But if ever there was a class that called out for quirkier possibilities, the alchemist is it.

To help in that regard, Advanced Options: Alchemists' Discoveries presents 29 new discoveries, including 7 tied to two new forms of alchemy: spagyric devices and metamorphosis. With this broad set of new options, alchemists can make rockets, create homunculi, sniff out their foes, craft waxwork wings, and even transmute lead into gold.


 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (3)
Discussions (0)
Paco G. J. [Featured Reviewer]
September 3rd, 2011
This review was first published in GMS Magazine and written by Thilo Graf This pdf is 9 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial & SRD, leaving 7 1/3 pages of content for the new discoveries, so what do we get? [...]
Nathan C. [Featured Reviewer]
July 31st, 2011
The easiest way to integrate a new supplement into a campaign is to use rules that already exist in the main world. Advanced Options: Alchemists Discoveries, from Super Genius Games, takes the innovative alchemy rules in Paizo’s Advanced Player Guide [...]
March 10th, 2011
Advanced Options: Alchemists Discoveries by Super Genius Games This product is 9 pages long. It starts with a cover and intro. (1 pages) Discoveries (2 ½ pages) There is 22 new discoveries in this book. 10 of them are new bombs or modifi [...]
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Electrum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
0.92 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
February 08, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on February 09, 2011.