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Advanced Arcana Volume II

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The Only Spellbook You'll Ever Need!


            This book, Advanced Arcana Volume II, the sequel to the most popular Necromancers of the Northwest product ever, has been long awaited, and not in vain. At over 100 pages, it not only contains over 100 new spells, but also contains alternate familiar options, alternate arcane bonds, and new rules covering the customization of spellbooks with exotic materials and inks, and a number of optional material components that can be used to enhance spells.

              The original Advanced Arcana set a new standard for sourcebooks devoted to providing new spells for Pathfinder and 3.5 OGL games, by providing an overall theme into which the majority of the book's spells tied. In that book's case, the theme explored the question "what is the cost of a spell," and included a number of spells that cost more or less than a single spell slot.               Advanced Arcana Volume II continues in the proud tradition of its predecessor, though in this book the theme is not the cost of a spell, but rather an exploration of spells that can produce a variety of different effects. The popular segmented spell mechanic makes a return in the form of layered segmented spells and variable segmented spells, both new twists on the original mechanic. The book also contains modal spells (spells that can have two or more very different effects, chosen as the spell is cast), and conditional spells (spells that function differently depending on certain conditions). And, of course, a goodly number of general, all purpose spells that don't tie directly into any mechanic, but simply serve to provide support for fun and exciting concepts, and additional options for spellcasters of all sorts.               From the creators of the original Advanced Arcana, Liber Vampyr: Secrets of the Blood, and A Necromancer's Grimoire: Marchen der Daemonwulf, Advanced Arcana Volume II is the most ambitious Necromancers of the Northwest product yet. No wizard's library will be complete without it.

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    Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
    July 24th, 2016
    Following on from the first volume of Advanced Arcana, this one starts with a similar letter to a student who has now completed his first year at Aubergrave Academy of Magecraft. Likewise, the foreword to the book proper reveals that it was written by [...]
    Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
    December 16th, 2012
    Advanced Arcana v2 expands on the segment spell idea (introduced in Advanced Arcana) and adds conditional spells (that are more powerful if certain environmental conditions are met), model spells (that can be cast in more than one mode) and a variety [...]
    March 2nd, 2012
    This pdf is 108 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving 103 pages of content, so let's check out the sequel to one of my most favorite magic-books for PFRPG. In line with its [...]
    Shane O. [Featured Reviewer]
    February 11th, 2012
    I generally don’t agree with the sentiment that spellcasters, particularly wizards, are overpowered. To me, that’s something that’s true more on paper than in actual game-play. However, it’s undeniable that contemporary spell-design does think [...]
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