Included is a detailed look at the nature of Good and the complex challenges that face those who join the eternal struggle on the side of the moral and just. Along with exalted feats, prestige classes, and spells, the Book of Exalted Deeds also provides descriptions and statistics for a host of creatures and celestial paragons to ally with virtuous characters. I always will put my money on the paladin. Why should the despicable villains get all the attention?
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Included is a detailed look at the nature of Good and the complex challenges that face those who join the eternal struggle on the side of the moral and just. Along with exalted feats, prestige classes, and spells, the Book of Exalted Deeds also provides descriptions and statistics for a host of creatures and celestial paragons to ally with virtuous characters.
I always will put my money on the paladin. Why should the despicable villains get all the attention? Heck, yes. And this book succeeds in providing these, pointing the game back towards its roots, where good was never well, not usually stupid. Playing a Hero. The book begins by detailing what it means to be good in an imperfect world, with discussions of sin, law, chaos, and the meaning of exalted acts.
Variant rules follow. Think you can qualify to become a saint? Want to exorcise demons, or martyr yourself, or accept a vow of pacifism, or cast aside wealth in exchange for spiritual benefits?
Then again, maybe a mechanical benefit for doing good deeds goes against the whole point of doing good deeds for the good of it.
Rules for sanctified weapons are also provided, along with nonlethal weapons and holy relics. These feats are key for any player who wants to model a holy hero in the game. Either way, these feats vary in power and effectiveness, and each needs explicit DM permission to use. A Class unto Itself.
Common wisdom dictates that the prestige classes in the Book of Exalted Deeds are the best part of the book. Over 20 prestige classes are presented, of which two are 3-level PrCs, one is a 5-level, and the remainder cover a full 10 levels.
Several of these allow a character to gain more Exalted feats at the expense of a slower progression; some tie the heroes to a patron deity or other powerful celestial creatures. Overall, the prestige classes are a well-rounded and interesting lot, well balanced and fun to play.
They are backed up by a host of new spells and spellcasting options. There are nine new domains that focus on good, a "good" spell descriptor, and certain prohibited schools.
New exalted magic items also join the fray. Exemplars of Heaven. Chapters 7 and 8 cover new monsters and celestial paragons. Named celestials have sample champions, and there are "saint" and "sanctified" templates included for both PCs and NPCs. New archons, non-evil undead, eladrin, guardinals, and even an "apocalypse frog swarm" fill out the list of new monsters. The Book of Exalted Deeds reflects its dark counterpart, the Book of Vile Darkness , in organization as well as subject matter.
This bit of sophistry is about the only minor quibble in a fine and useful supplement. This is an excellent book. While written as a counterpoint to ineffable evil, Exalted Deeds ends up shining forth as a fun and worthwhile game supplement. About the Creators. James Wyatt is a novelist and former minister who has worked at Wizards of the Coast since the year , long after he began writing for Dungeon Magazine.
Darrin Drader is an author and game designer with over 40 published works, from roleplaying games to articles to fiction. Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased.
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Tojind The fists of Raziel represent a knightly order dedicated to the celestial patron of holy warfare against evil. Insofar as these celestials have knowledge of future events, the prophet may speak authoritatively about events to come, but her primary focus is on changing the present world into a better world for the future, a place where law dfagons good might reign supreme. You have taken a sacred vow to abstain from alcoholic beverages, drugs, stimulants such as caffeine, and intoxication. This article needs additional citations for verification. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: He is also a mighty druid, and his mortal and guardinal champions are druids and rangers who share both his fierce hatred of evil and his passionate love of the nad world and its creatures.