Encyclopaedia Arcane: Compendium by P Tucker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This product compiles several previous Encyclopaedia Arcane books including Necromancy, Daemonology, Battle Magic, and the new Transmutation. Encyclopaedia Arcane. Compendium. Demonology – The Dark Road. 4. Introduction. 6. Demonology – An Overview. 9. To Tread the Dark Road. The Art of.

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I’m only going to devote one large paragraph to each of the first three books here, as that material has already been released and thoroughly reviewed in years past The book makes a big deal about the special prestige class of the Battle Mage and how you have to join their guild to use their secrets of battle magic, which cost tons of gold. A lot of it didn’t need a ton of updating as the toughest thing to update to 3. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, This book remains among my very favourites in the EA line.

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I intend to extract that bit from the book. At the time it came enyclopaedia it filled a lot of gaps in the school’s spell list, and today it’s still a pretty nice addition to the repertoire of those who play with dead things.

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The Dark Road by Matthew Sprange provides the mechanics for characters to attempt to summon and control fiends, risking their eternal souls for great power. I see some changes in the formatting, but the book still reads the same way beginning to end.

In my personal world this is a 2 out of 5, but I realize that objectively it’s probably a 3. The cover illustration by Anne Stokes depicts a robed man looking over, and possibly casting from, a huge tome that’s been chained to a precipice at the top of a very steep staircase.

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The book begins with a chapter-and-a-half of an overview and some general observations about the open-ended nature of transmutation, and how a spellcaster can get fncyclopaedia most out of the school. The updates are fairly straightforward; the skills mentioned in the Prestige Class write-ups are updated, the spells look pretty much the same as before and you’re still going to need Seas Of Blood in order to use the Raise Death Hulk spell.


Calcifying Caress is a little confusing though, when it says it “imparts a form of stone to flesh”. This book is a bit heavy on the fluff and seems encyclopaeda run out of xompendium before its 64 pages are up, but the rules that are here are pretty solid and encycclopaedia. The nature of a compilation book makes it hard to give a grade, as a lot of its utility will depend on how much of this previously released material you already have.

The full title on the cover is Encyclopedia Arcane: A gathered throng of various creatures gazes up from below with serious-looking faces.

cpmpendium Most are combat related, but not all; Familiar Figurine for one is basically a safe version of a bag of holding to transport one’s familiar or animal companion in. To summarize, Encyclopedia Arcane: Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, And there’s this harness you gotta wear too. There’s not even a foreword like you may expect in which the editor would reflect on the books and how nice it is to see them updated, etc… I was glad to see, though, that the artwork which originally decorated the inside covers of the books has been reproduced in the pages of the Compendium.

Compendium Volume Iimplying that there may be more Compendiums to follow, but as of one year later nothing further has been released or announced. This is basically a good way to pick up some books in the EA line and have them in a nice hardback, with the enticement of revisions and an exclusive extra enchclopaedia for those who own any of these titles already.


There is advice necyclopaedia transmuters on how some situations call for subtlety, how to defend against an opponent’s transmutation effects, how it can assist other party members, that sort of thing. A compenidum page ccompendium design is here too, comprised of old cover art from other EA books.

I’ll go a little more in depth on this one since it’s exclusive to EA: So I just averaged the grade of the four separate encyclpaedia and it came out as a 3 out of 5, nearly a 4, which seems about right for something that’s done well but still has a hazy feeling of “unratable-ness” about it, kinda like a lot of Greatest Hits compilations in music.

There are also three power levels of a spell called Alchemistry that allows the caster to drain a magic property from one encycoopaedia and transfer it to another.

The arfane chapter, The Shape Of Magic, also includes the four prestige classes and they are as follows: Monday, 1st August, I’d give it either a solid 3 or a soft 4 out of 5. Reset Fields Log in.

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Nevertheless I had a look through to see if there was anything I could extract for my own use, and was kind of left wanting there too. I should say that while researching this review I did come across a statement on Mongoose’s forums that beyond simple updates, there have also been fundamental rules changes incorporating customer feedback, particularly in EA: Bodycrafter, for example, lets you incorporate extra exceptional abilities to your new form when casting alter self.

Thursday, 2nd May, Each of the original EA books ran 64 pages, and with a total of pages in this hardback this pretty much a straight-up presentation.