Encyclopaedia Arcane: Crossbreeding - Flesh and Blood

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Diamond Comic Distributors, Feb 3, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 64 pages
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The book kicks off with an Overview of magical crossbreeding, looking at the ways arcane energies can be harnessed to recreate various magical creatures or entirely new species. Designing Magical Crossbreeds gives all the basic rules required to create new creatures. Complete rules and tables are given to allow players to specify the ability scores and special traits of their creations. Every aspect of the new creature's statistic block is detailed here, including attacks and face/reach. Transmutation Rituals covers everything such characters will need including laboratories and the acquisition of test 'subjects', as well as methods of pacifying them during the ritual. Having decided upon the ritual and acquired the 'base' creatures, the player may then use the rules in Creating Magical Crossbreeds to bring his new creation to life, bringing his arcane knowledge to bear along with any required materials. Advanced Procedures provide accomplished practitioners with a wide range of new options to further enhance their understanding of this art. The next chapter, Magic Items, provides practitioners with new objects of arcane power designed to enhance their transmutation rituals and increase the capabilities of the species they create. The last chapter Provides many Sample Hybrids for players to base their new designs on, or for Games Masters to quickly insert into their scenarios - and there are going to be many that get the creative juices flowing immediately. The book wraps up with a few words from Johnathan in the Designer's Notes.

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Creating Magical Crossbreeds Andrew Jordan Brent Chumley Chad Sergesketter Danillo Maetti David Esbri Drew Langston Phil
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Larry Elmore Larry Elmore is one of the most well known fantasy illustrators in the world of science fiction. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. After college, he spent two years in the army, before becoming a full time free lance illustrator. Elmore has worked for TSR. Inc. sine 1981. He became a freelance illustrator in 1987, doing covers for comics, computer games, magazines and fantasy and science fiction books. While at TSR., Elmore did covers for "Dungeons and Dragons," "AD&D," and his most well known work, the "Dragonlance Saga." Elmore has also worked for other publishers such as, Baen Books, Bantam, Warren Books, ACE/Berkeley, Doubleday and Del Rey. He is the co-author of "Runes of Autumn" and creator of the "Sovereign Stone" series. In the gaming industry, Elmore has freelanced for TSR Inc., FASB, Mayfair Games, Game Designer's Workshop, White Wolf, Iron Crown Enterprises, Dragon Magazine, Amazing Magazine, Wizard Press, D.C. Comics, First Comics, Eclipse COmics and Frank Frazetta's Fantasy Illustrations.

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