PF 1e: Curse Commander

Yesterday, we released the Book of Beasts: Magus Codex for Pathfinder 1e. We already previewed several NPCs including the apprentice mage, clan outcast, and the helltouched archer. Today we’re sharing one we couldn’t not create: the curse commander.

Approximately every other even-numbered NPC we present uses an archetype. One of our favorites is the hexcrafters. This witch-themed archetype gives the magus a completely different flavor and feel. Being able to use hexes as well as curses in conjunction with spellstrike can make life very difficult for anyone opposing them. In short, this is one formidable NPC. We lived this NPC so much, we made the image for it the cover for this supplement.

We hope you enjoy this NPC as well as the rest of the NPCs in this supplement as much as we had creating them.

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Curse Commander CR 13

XP 25,600
Human magus (hexcrafter UM) 14
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +4


Defense


AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 20 (+10 armor, +1 Dex, +1 dodge); +2 vs. humans
hp 122 (14d8+56)
Fort +14, Ref +8, Will +11
DR 2/— vs. humans


Offense


Speed 60 ft., fly 70 ft. (good)
Melee +5 spell storing longsword +23/+23/+18 (1d8+11/19–20)
Special Attacks arcane pool (+4, 11 points), greater spell combat, hex arcana (cackle APG, charm APG, enduring blade UC, healing APG, misfortune APG, weather control APG), spellstrike
Magus (Hexcrafter) Spells Prepared (CL 14th; concentration +18)
5th—cloudkill (DC 19), overland flight
4th—bestow curse (DC 19), black tentacles, greater brand APG (DC 19), ice storm (2)
3rd—force hook charge UM, haste, keen edge, slow (DC 18), vampiric touch
2nd—bear’s endurance, blindness/deafness (DC 17), bull’s strength, disfiguring touch UM (DC 17), effortless armor UC, frigid touch UM
1st—ill omen APG, long arm ACG, mount, shield, true strike, vanish APG (DC 15)
0 (at will)—acid splash, brand APG (DC 15), detect magic, mage hand, ray of frost


Tactics


Before Combat The magus drinks the potion of heroism, uses arcane pool to enhance the weapon, and casts effortless armor, mount, and overland flight. Additionally, the magus casts bear’s endurance and bull’s strength on their cohort. The magus also casts keen edge on the arrows of any archers under their command.
During Combat The magus casts haste before charging into battle, attacking with the sword while mounted or casting area-effect spells such as black tentacles, cloudkill, and ice storm while flying.
Base Statistics Without arcane pool, the potion of heroism, effortless armor, haste, and overland flight, the magus has the following stats: AC 21, touch 11 (+10 armor, +1 Dex); Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +9; Speed 20 ft. (30 ft. without armor); Melee +1 spell storing longsword +16/+11 (1d8+7/19–20); CMB +14; CMD 25; Skills Diplomacy +13, Fly –4, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcana, dungeoneering) +21, Linguistics +18, Perception +2, Ride +13, Spellcraft +21, Use Magic Device +16.


Statistics


Str 19, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 18, Wis 10, Cha 8
Base Atk +10; CMB +17; CMD 26
Feats Combat Casting, Critical Focus, Extra Hex APG, Fast Learner ARG, Leadership, Spell Focus (necromancy), Spell Focus (transmutation), Surge Of Success ARG, Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Specialization (longsword)
Skills Diplomacy +15, Fly +12, Intimidate +18, Knowledge (arcana, dungeoneering) +23, Linguistics +20, Perception +4, Ride +18, Spellcraft +23, Use Magic Device +18
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Common, Cyclops, Daemonic, Dark Folk, Draconic, Dwarven, Elder Thing, Giant, Gnoll, Goblin, Ignan, Infernal, Orc, Terran, Worg
SQ fighter training (fighter level 7), heavy armor, hex arcana, hex magus, knowledge pool
Combat Gear potion of heroism; Other Gear +1 human-defiant full plate, +1 spell storing longsword, belt of physical might +2 (Str, Con), eyes of keen sight UE, headband of vast intelligence +2, magus spellbook (contains all 0-level spells and all prepared spells plus 1st—crafter’s curse APG, grease, shocking grasp, touch of combustion ARG, 3rd—heart of the metal ACG, 4th—dimension door, 5th—corrosive consumption UM, wall of force), 85 gp

PF 1e: Unleash the Magus Codex Upon Your Game

Characters to Bend Reality and Crush their Enemies
Do your PCs need to hire an extra sword arm with some arcane talent to boot? Does your upcoming session need an evil wizard that can go several rounds in a melee fight? Are you seeking ideas for the terrible power at the end of your campaign? The Book of Beasts: Magus Codex has the solutions you need, arming Game Masters of the First Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with the following:

  • 20 ready-made magus characters, one for each level of play
  • Tactical combat recommendations for every character, helping you to quickly and effectively run the NPC in a fight
  • Personalities and details to give you ideas on how to use the characters both in combat and in roleplaying interactions

Populate Your Campaign With the Exact Character You Need!

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Pathfinder 1e: The Helltouched Archer

The Book of Beasts: Magus Codex comes out tomorrow and is already available to subscribers of the Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription. We shared with you some NPCs from the book, name the apprentice mage and the clan outcast. Today, I want to share with you the Helltouched Archer.

Before I do, I have to provide a bit of context for this one. One of the things we do before conceptualizing these NPC is to research all the books from Paizo and see what has been created before. I want to see what concepts have been done and more importantly which ones have not. We discovered that the magus was not a very common class for NPCs. I found approximately as many magus NPCs in all the adventure paths I searched as I found slayer NPCs in the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path. While there may be more in others APs, but it does means there is quite a bit of opportunity to show atypical magi.

The magus’ class features highly encourages a melee-focused character. However, the lack of touch spell options lends the class to a typical wizard build, one that avoids melee combat (casting lightning bolt through a weapon attack means you are reducing the number of targets of that spell to one, greatly reducing the spell’s effectiveness, making it a suboptimal choice). The ranged build is not typical for a magus but is no less valid. Which brings us to the Helltouched Archer. By ignoring the spellstrike class feature, the NPC can attack a specific target with arrows and at large groups of targets with spells like fireball all in one turn. Suddenly this build went from an oddity to a formidable foe, one that should be seen as a very reasonable build for the class.

So we present you with the Helltouched Archer, the unusual NPC that should not be so unusual. You can find this and more as part of the Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription, available at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store.

Helltouched Archer CR 8

XP 4,800
Tiefling ARG magus 9
NG Medium outsider (native)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defense


AC 21, touch 14, flat-footed 17 (+7 armor, +4 Dex)
hp 71 (9d8+27)
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +6
Resist cold 5, electricity 5, fire 5


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee spear +7/+2 (1d8+1/×3)
Ranged +1 speed composite longbow +11/+11/+6 (1d8+2/×3) or javelin +10/+5 (1d6+1) or spear +10/+5 (1d8+1/×3)
Special Attacks arcane pool (+3, 7 points), improved spell combat, magus arcana (arcane accuracy UM, arcane edge UC, empowered magic UM), spell recall, spellstrike
Tiefling Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +7)
1/day—darkness
Magus Spells Prepared (CL 9th; concentration +12)
3rd—cloak of winds APG (DC 16), fireball (DC 16), lightning bolt (DC 16), versatile weapon APG (DC 16)
2nd—acid arrow, flaming sphere (DC 15), scorching ray, spider climb, stone call APG
1st—burning hands (DC 14), expeditious retreat, feather fall, hydraulic push APG, returning weapon UC, true strike
0 (at will)—acid splash, detect magic, disrupt undead, flare (DC 13), ray of frost


Tactics


Before Combat The magus casts cloak of winds and spider climb, then hides high up on a wall.
During Combat If facing evil outsiders, the magus casts versatile weapon on arrows, enhances the bow with arcane pool, and uses the oil of bless weapon if necessary to bypass DR. When fighting humanoids or similar, the magus throws javelins or spears and casts spells
with spell combat, spending the arcane pool on spell recall.
Base Statistics Without arcane pool, the magus has the following stats: Ranged +1 composite longbow +11/+6 (1d8+2/×3).


Statistics


Str 12, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +6; CMB +7; CMD 21
Feats Far Shot, Manyshot, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Quick Draw, Rapid Shot
Skills Bluff +0, Climb +11, Knowledge (arcana, planes) +15, Spellcraft +15, Stealth +13; Racial Modifiers +2 Bluff, +2 Stealth
Languages Abyssal, Common, Dwarven, Elven, Infernal
SQ knowledge pool, medium armor, prehensile tail ARG
Combat Gear oil of bless weapon, potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of jump, potion of shield of faith +2; Other Gear +1 mithral chainmail, +1 composite longbow (+1 Str), efficient quiver containing arrows (60), javelin (18), spear (6), magus spellbook (contains all 0-level spells and all prepared spells plus 1st—abjuring step UC, color spray, ray of enfeeblement, unerring weapon UC, 2nd—molten orb ACG, 3rd—haste, slow), 117 gp

Pathfinder 1e: Clan Outcast

We are going to be publishing the Book of Beasts: Magus Codex here soon so we are sharing with you some of the NPCs within. Previously we shared the Apprentice Mage. Today we are showing off the Back Ally Avenger.

When we are setting up each entry in the Character Codex series, we name each idea something we want to showcase or the basic concept for it. For some, this is the name of the archetype incorporated, like Spell Dancer. Others we name as a theme, like the Power Attacker. These typically get renamed during the creation process. For example, the Power Attacker became the Weaponbreaker, and the Spell Dancer became the Aerobatic Spellsword.

There is also a third category of names, ones that seldom get renamed. These are the ones with the story already behind them. This is the case of the goblin magus we named the Clan Outcast. Ones like this seldom have their names change during the creation process. Every choice made for this character was made because goblins are generally illiterate, so a goblin that could not only read but one that could turn those words into magic would be thrown out at best. My thought process from there went something like this:

So if the goblin got banished, they’d be smart enough to know that goblins don’t survive long on their own. They would need to join up with something more powerful. Living among humans is too obvious. Dwarves? No. Elves? Hell’s no. Let’s make this one live somewhere interesting, like with a dragon. Yea, the dragon teaches the goblin about magic while the goblin guards the dragon against smaller threats so the dragon can sleep on their pile of gold. Mutually beneficial.

That is the basic story behind the goblin we detailed for the Clan Outcast magus stat block. Blargg Firespitter is a pretty fun goblin, and this one already has a scenario set up for GMs.

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Clan Outcast CR 5

XP 1,600
Goblin ARG magus 6
CE Small humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defense


AC 21, touch 15, flat-footed 17 (+4 armor, +4 Dex, +2 shield, +1 size)
hp 54 (6d8+24)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +5


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 flaming short sword +12 (1d4/19–20 plus 4d6 fire)
Special Attacks arcane pool (+2, 7 points), magus arcana (pool strike UM, spell shield UM), spell combat, spell recall, spellstrike
Magus Spells Prepared (CL 6th; concentration +8)
2nd—fire breath APG (DC 14), molten orb ACG, scorching ray, web (DC 14)
1st—burning hands (DC 13), long arm ACG, mudball ARG (DC 13), touch of combustion ARG (DC 13), vanish APG (DC 13)
0 (at will)—acid splash, dancing lights, detect magic, mage hand, ray of frost


Tactics


Before Combat The magus enhances the short sword with arcane pool.
During Combat The magus spends arcane pool points first on spell shield to increase AC, then on pool strike to increase short sword damage, and then targets enemies with ranged spells.
Base Statistics Without arcane pool, pool strike, or spell shield, the magus has the following stats: AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 15 (+4 armor, +4 Dex, +1 size); Melee +1 short sword +11 (1d4–1/19–20).


Statistics


Str 6, Dex 19, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +4; CMB +1; CMD 15
Feats Extra Arcane Pool UM, Toughness, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (short sword)
Skills Knowledge (arcana) +11, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +11, Ride +8, Spellcraft +11, Stealth +18; Racial Modifiers +4 Ride, +4 Stealth
Languages Draconic, Dwarven, Goblin
Combat Gear pearl of power (1st level), potion of cure light wounds, potion of jump, potion of protection from good, potion of remove fear, alchemist’s fire; Other Gear mithral chain shirt, +1 short sword, magus spellbook (contains all 0-level spells and all prepared spells plus 1st—color spray, corrosive touch UM, expeditious retreat, feather fall, shield, true strike), 20 gp

PF1e: Apprentice Mage

I’ve said before that the next in the Book of Beasts series of NPCs known as the Character Codex will cover the Magus class. The first round of edits is moving along nicely (with some unrelated delays). So today I want to share with you the first NPC in this supplement.

When I created this NPC, I couldn’t help but remember my very first D&D character—Xavier. Mind you, that character was a grey elf fighter/magic-user, back in the days when you had to keep track of your XP separately and elves had names like Swift. This NPC was made in honor of that character. The actual name this character gets will be more in line with today’s names for elves. But I hope it finds a home in our game.

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Apprentice Mage CR 1/2

XP 200
Elf magus 1
CN Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1


Defense


AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 9 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +1; +2 vs. enchantments
Immune sleep


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee rapier +3 (1d6+1/18–20)
Ranged dagger +3 (1d4+1/19–20)
Special Attacks arcane pool (+1, 3 points), spell combat
Magus Spells Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +3)
1st—magic missile, shocking grasp
0 (at will)—daze (DC 12), detect magic, ray of frost


Tactics


During Combat The magus opens combat with magic missile and then engages in melee combat, enhancing attacks from the arcane pool.


Statistics


Str 12, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 15, Wis 8, Cha 10
Base Atk +0; CMB +1; CMD 14
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +3, Knowledge (arcana) +6, Knowledge (planes) +6, Perception +1, Spellcraft +6 (+8 to identify magic item properties), Use Magic Device +4; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Spellcraft to identify magic item properties
Languages Common, Elven, Goblin, Orc
SQ elven magic
Combat Gear scroll of blur, alchemical grease APG, poison ward salve ACG, weapon blanch (silver) APG; Other Gear chain shirt, dagger (2), rapier, ioun torch APG, magus spellbook (contains all 0-level spells and all prepared spells plus 1st—chill touch, returning weapon UC, shield), 16 gp

Pathfinder 1e: Lich Slayer

Last week saw the release of the Book of Beasts: Warpriest Codex which is part of the Character Codex Subscription. So far we’ve shared with you the Mercenary Priest and the Airborne Reanimator. Both of these are low level characters. Today we are sharing with you a higher level character. This level 12 lich slayer is more than your typical warpriest. They’re a champion of the faith. One of the things we incorporated in the Warpriest Codex is the use of archetypes. The even-numbered levels are thematic, but some use archetypes, making them more unique.

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Lich Slayer CR 11

XP 12,800
Changeling warpriest (champion of the faith) of Alina BoHRAC 12
LN Medium humanoid (changeling)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +2


Defense


AC 23, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+11 armor, +1 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 93 (12d8+36)
Fort +11, Ref +7, Will +12
Defensive Abilities sacred armor (+2, 12 minutes/day); Resist one energy type 10


Offense


Speed 20 ft. (30 ft. without armor)
Melee +1 undead-bane warhammer +20/+20/+15 (1d10+16/×3 plus 2d6 vs. undead) or 2 claws +17 (1d4+9)
Special Attacks blessings 9/day (Community: communal aid, fight as one; Law: axiomatic strike, battle companion), fervor 8/day (4d6), hulking changeling, sacred weapon (1d10, lawful, 12 rounds/day), smite chaotic 3/day (+1 attack and AC, +12 damage)
Warpriest (Champion of the Faith) Spells Prepared (CL 12th; concentration +14)
4th—divine power, holy smite (DC 18), spiritual ally APG
3rd—daylight, dispel magic, searing light, wrathful mantle APG (DC 17)
2nd—aid, arrow of law UM (DC 16), ghostbane dirge APG (DC 14), spear of purity UM (2, DC 16), spiritual weapon
1st—bless, command (DC 13), divine favor, protection from evil, sanctify corpse UM, shield of faith
0 (at will)—detect magic, guidance, light, stabilize, virtue


Tactics


Before Combat The warpriest casts aid and wrathful mantle on an ally, then gives their full plate energy resistance with sacred armor.
During Combat The warpriest begins combat by casting divine power before entering melee, using smite chaotic when engaging demons and chaotic undead.
Base Statistics Without sacred armor and divine power, the warpriest’s statistics are Resist —; hp 81 (12d8+24); Melee +1 undead-bane warhammer +16/+11 (1d10+12/×3 plus 2d6 vs. undead) or 2 claws +13 (1d4+5); CMB +13.


Statistics


Str 18, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +9; CMB +17; CMD 24
Feats Combat Casting, Divine Interference UM, Greater Spell Focus (evocation), Greater Weapon Focus (warhammer), Greater Weapon Specialization (warhammer), Improved Initiative, Spell Focus (evocation), Toughness, Weapon Focus (warhammer), Weapon Specialization (warhammer)
Skills Heal +11, Knowledge (religion) +8, Sense Motive +11, Spellcraft +8
Languages Aklo, Common
SQ detect alignment
Combat Gear lesser ectoplasmic metamagic rod APG; Other Gear +2 full plate, +1 undead-bane warhammer, cloak of resistance +2, silver holy symbol of Alina, 13 gp

A Mix Up with the Character Codex Subscription

Good day,

Earlier this week when I made Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription on DriveThruRPG, I made it as the wrong type of product. Short of the long, I fixed the error by remaking it so if you have not yet purchased the subscription and are about it, all is good. If you have already purchased the Character Codex Subscription, check your email (including your spam folder) to see if you received an email from DriveThruRPG, it will have a link to download the fixed version. If you do not have an email from DriveThruRPG, contact me at contact AT jonbrazer DOT com, and we will get this resolved.

My sincerest apologizes for the situation,

Dale McCoy, Jr
Jon Brazer Enterprises

Pathfinder 1e: Start a New Subscription with Warpriests

Divine Warriors and Dark Cultists

Do your PCs need to hire some divine muscle? Does your upcoming session need an evil sword wielder that can also raise the undead or call upon infernal powers? Are you seeking ideas for the terrible power at the end of your campaign? The Book of Beasts: Warpriest Codex has the solutions you need, arming game masters of the First Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with the following:

  • 20 ready-made warpriest characters, one for each level of play
  • Tactical combat recommendations for every character, helping you to quickly and effectively run the NPC in a fight
  • Personalities and details to give you ideas on how to use the characters both in combat and in roleplaying interactions

Populate Your Campaign With the Exact Character You Need!

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NPCs Assemble!

No matter how much you prepare, players will always manage to do the unexpected, often forcing you to improvise an encounter. Other times, you simply don’t have the time to create all the NPCs you need for a session.

One of our many solutions to these situations is the Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription. Within this series, you’ll find 20 ready-made stat blocks for each of a dozen classes, for every level of play. As each volume covering a single class is completed, those NPCs will be delivered to your downloads section. Once the entire series is complete, you’ll also receive the compiled Character Codex!

The Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription is a must-have series for any game master who enjoys running the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

When completed, the Book of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription will include:

  • Full stat blocks for over 200 characters, covering the alchemist, arcanist, bloodrager, brawler, cavalier, hunter, magus, oracle, slayer, swashbuckler, warpriest, and witch classes
  • Tactical combat recommendations for every character, helping you to quickly and effectively run the NPC in a fight
  • Personalities and details to give you ideas on how to use the characters both in combat and in roleplaying interactions
  • Hero Lab Classic files for each NPC, allowing you to quickly modify these characters to meet your exact needs

Subscribe today to meet all of these amazing characters!

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Pathfinder 1e: Airborne Reanimator

We are currently hard at work on the Book of Beasts: Warpriest Codex. It will be out soon, and we are so excited! This will be the first part of a new subscription that we are hard at work creating. The Book of Beasts: Character Codex will be one awesome book when completed and we hope that you will join us on this ride. Read all about what you get when you subscribe to the Character Codex here.

Today we are showing off another of the warpriests inside this Warpriest Codex. The last one was a dwarf, a race you would completely expect to see paired with the warpriest class. Today we are showing off a wyvaran warpriest, one very different than the last one. Heck, this race as the ability to fly. Clumsy, sure, but they can still get airborne. Like many evil clerics, this one loves to bring back the dead as a shambling corruption of life. If you like this one, just wait until you see what we have in store for the rest of these clerical warriors.

One thing to notice is that the Wyvaran’s deity is the Five Heroes. This deity comes from the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Each of the races inside have their own deities. Those are the only options we chose that do not come from one of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game line of books, and even then, we only used the deities from races in the BoHRAC. The rest we chose from mythology, deciding on alignments and domains (or blessings in this case) that best suited them. If you want a supplement that describes the mythological deities, and their domains, and the organization of their worshippers, let us know in the comments below. It is something we would love to do if you are interested in such a project.

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Airborne Reanimator CR 3

XP 800
Wyvaran ARG warpriest of the Five Heroes BoHRAC 4
NE Medium dragon
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +3


Defense


AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+7 armor, +2 Dex)
hp 21 (4d8)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +7
Immune paralysis, sleep


Offense


Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft. in armor (clumsy) (30 ft., fly 30 ft. [clumsy] without armor)
Melee +1 heavy mace +7 (1d8+3)
Special Attacks blessings 5/day (Death: from the grave; Magic: hand of the acolyte), channel negative energy (DC 15, 1d6), fervor 5/day (1d6), sacred weapon (1d6, +1, 4 rounds/day), slapping tail +5 (1d8+2 bludgeoning)
Warpriest Spells Prepared (CL 4th; concentration +7)
2nd—lesser animate dead UM, summon monster II
1st—obscuring mist, sanctuary (DC 14), shield of faith, summon monster I
0 (at will)—create water, detect magic, read magic, virtue


Tactics


During Combat The warpriest flies out of reach of melee attacks and casts lesser animate dead and summon monster spells, then making Flyby Attacks to stay out of reach of opponents, using sacred weapon on the masterwork heavy mace.
Base Statistics Without sacred weapon, the warpriest’s statistics are Melee mwk heavy mace +7 (1d8+2)


Statistics


Str 15, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 8
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Combat Casting, Flyby Attack, Intimidating Prowess, Weapon Focus (heavy mace)
Skills Fly –2, Heal +10, Intimidate +8, Sense Motive +10
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven
Combat Gear wand of hold person (8 charges); Other Gear +1 breastplate, mwk heavy mace, wooden holy symbol of the Five Heroes, 17 gp

Pathfinder 1e: The Character Codex Subscription Will Include …

A few weeks ago we announced the Book of Beasts: Character Codex and that it would be released as individual PDFs as well as a subscription. What we did not have finalized at that point was what all would be included in it. We asked your opinions and we made our decisions.

The Book of Beasts: Character Codex will include the NPCs from the following classes:

  • Alchemist
  • Arcanist
  • Bloodrager
  • Brawler
  • Cavalier
  • Hunter
  • Magus
  • Oracle
  • Slayer
  • Swashbuckler
  • Warpriest
  • Witch

Twelve classes in total will get 20 NPCs cover the entire level range. Half of them will be normal, standard builds, roughly what you expect from this class. The other half are thematic, experimental. Some of the latter group use archetypes. Half if the builds use races from the core rulebook. The other half utilize races in the Advanced Race Guide, with particular emphasis on races that also appear in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The standard/thematic builds do not match up with core book / ARG builds. A changeling warpriest or oracle make more sense than an elf because a changeling posses a a Wisdom and Charisma bonuses while an elf possesses neither.

What books does this project draw from, you ask? Sure this book draws inspiration from the NPC Codex, but that book only used the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. This one uses classes that are not in the core rulebook and I already mentioned the Advanced Race Guide. So what other books are used? Obviously the core rulebook will be used. Classes in this book come from the Advanced Player’s Guide, Ultimate Magic, and the Advanced Class Guide so feats, spells, and archetypes from those books are fair game. We also had to have Ultimate Combat and Ultimate Equipment in the mix. The above books are pretty much the end of the list. The Warpriest Codex includes some spells from Horror Adventures because they made sense for the character, but they were the truly evil ones. Even lesser evil warpriests like the Champion of Greed did not go there. Only the truly heinous ones went there. So we may include other books from time to time, but they will be rare. And yes, we will be including some that have every last spell, magic item, feat, etc from the core rulebook and the book the class comes from and nothing else. This way you save some really simple builds and some characters with more involved builds.

So how does the subscription work precisely? Well, we will be launching the subscription at the same time as the Warpriest Codex and it will include that codex with it. Whenever we release a new PDF for individual sale, subscribers will automatically get a new PDF where they purchased the subscription. They get them all plus the final Character Codex when the project is complete.

As an added bonus, we will be including the Hero Lab Classic files for subscribers. Those that purchase the individual PDFs will not receive these included but can purchase them separately. Subscribers get this included as a way of saying, “Thank you,” for purchasing this early.

Now I know you’re thinking that all of this sounds great, but how much does it cost? That is a great question. Short answer: it’s complicated. Long answer: the final PDF will cost US$14.95 and individual PDFs will cost US$3.95. The subscription’s price is going to flux. The subscription will start off costing US$4.99 and as we increase PDFs, we will increase that price until we get to the final price of US$14.95. At that point, the price will remain there. So if you know you are going to want this collection of NPCs, you shouldn’t wait to grab it. It won’t be long before the Magus Codex is added to the subscription. We’re hard at work on that one already.

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