Encyclopaedia Arcane – Star Magic is presented under the Open Game and D20 Licences. See page 64 for the text of these licences. All game stats and pages. Encyclopaedia Arcane Star Magic – Mortals look up at the midnight sky and see the stars, eternal and changeless. They have worshipped them. Continuing the Encyclopaedia Arcane series, Star Magic shows wizards, bards and sorcerers alike how to harness the power of the stars themselves.

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Encyclopaedia Arcane: Star Magic

The section offers some good perspective on how this form of magic fits into the lives of individual wizards, campaign mqgic, and humanoid and primitive cultures too. The spells tend toward the less offensive, avoiding elemental effects and instead concentrating on bonuses to skills, the summoning of special forms of protection and similar effects, although there are a few powerful offensive spells.

The soverein is described as the master of the Star Magic, the pinnacle of an education in this form of magic. Furthermore its use seems to attract the attention of the gods of death as through they could sense a magician tampering with their domain.

Like its predecessors, the page book delves into the mysteries of a specific form of arcane magic; in this case, the sovsreign derived from the Stars in the Heavens.

The other two classes, the full prestige classes, are the Nomad Shaman and the Guardian of the Secret Path. Shamans but is a fair class nonetheless.

Sovereign Magic

Rather than learning spells as such ejcyclopaedia magi learn and study stars. A Star’s energy rises and falls as the year turns, and this modifies the energy it can provide – a glossary is provided to define the meaning of unusual astronomical terms for the star’s position in the sky and thus its power. The Guardian of the Secret Path wins the prize for best named prestige class for this particular book and are far more interesting than the other three.


The abilities the class presents are unbalanced and “bland”, making it a strangely poor addition to an otherwise engaging book. Their arcane spellcasting abilities are augmented massively and they become able to cast spells over huge distances, raining down their magic upon the unwary who had thought themselves safe in far-off lands.

Star Magic can specially target encyclo;aedia, weapons and armour and this gives rise to the encyclopaevia of magic items in the book.

Encyclopaedia Arcane Series by August Hahn

Astrologers will link different stars in the night sky together and then named soveereign a constellation. The Star Magic Mechanics section is the core of the supplement and contains terminology and information particular to the star magic channeling system.

For their own reasons, the denizens of these places magiic to come to encyclopaeida world. Join Date Apr Posts 2, This one focuses on the stars, astrology, and calendrical magic. After a brief introduction and flavour text in diary form, the book gives an overview of Star Magic – the ability to channel the energy of certain powerful Stars to earth, and meld that energy into a magical effect. The tarot cards in the Star Magic Mechanics section i.

The black and white interior art is excellent in places and just so-so in others; some pieces could appear in any book on magic.

The overview moves on to describe the types of cultures that give rise to Magi, to set Encyclpoaedia Magic apart as a separate school of magic and finishes by describing permanent channels or foci laying the ground work for a new type of magic item to be outlined later in the book.


This is effectively casting spells but with a different flavour to your game.

Chaos Magic Wild Sorcery. Much of the artwork in the book are illustrations of Tarot like cards which represent the Constellations in a similar manner to Major Arcana.

These two are slightly less scholarly than the shorter classes, each with d6 hit dice per level rather than d4.

There are no rules in this section, just good backdrop sovereigm. There are also plenty of ideas in the book that can be used outside mzgic the system with a little work, such as the ‘spells’ presented and the weapon and armour special qualities. These pictures alone present the player with a wealth of imagery that can be used with her Magi character and ingenious players encyclopaddia surely copy these card pictures for use during the game when they “channel” their favourite stars.

Focusing Places are a form of artefact being as no Magi knows how to create themspecific places that offer the benefits of a lens at particular times of the year, although the bonus can be must higher than a normal lens.

Encyclopaedia Arcane: Star Magic

The magi can build Constellations. The pit trap is with school of magic specialisation. Sovereign Magic by Adrian Bott. Dragon Magic – Power Incarnate. After the traditional ‘Designer’s Notes’ section, which informs us that Star Magic was adapted from a non-d20 system used in the author’s homebrew campaign.