Villain Design handbook – The page book is the ultimate guide to in your Kingdoms of Kalamar campaign or any other campaign world. Review of Villain Design Handbook Chapter 7 is Prestige Classes, which tend to be very Kingdoms of Kalamar specific (which is great if you’re a Kingdoms of. D&D – Kingdoms of Kalamar – Villain Design – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online.

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The Academic, the Vilalin, and the Undead Hunter. Kingdoms of Kalamar Villain Design Handbook. This handbook contains dozens of new villain archetypes that DMs can use as a foundation for creating their own villain, prestige classes, feats and anti-feats, as well as informati This Kingdoms of Kalamar supplement is perfect for the Dungeon Master who wants to easily create fantastic villains with villaln histories and motives.

Jason Payne rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Characters who take this class lose all other class levels.

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The eighth chapter introduces new spells. The definitions here are easy to read and apply.

The listing you’re looking for has ended. An example of some of the new feats are: Hannu Kokko rated it really liked it Aug 08, Open Preview See a Problem?

Kindgoms are six prestige classes in all with a few requiring membership in an organization. Mode detail is added to the process for becoming a lich and vampire, but the remaining templates which are similarly detailed are essentially template versions of familiar undead creatures. The anti-feat concept, while a o idea, tends to be unbalanced. Dec 02, To see the graded evaluation of this product and to leave comments, go to The Critic’s Corner at www.


In actually crafting the villain though, the genesis of creation is chapter 2, Archetypes. The first thing that struck me is odd is that the class abilities are listed alphabetically instead of in the order the class earns them.

Appendix B is a glossary explaining terms from the Kingdoms of Aklamar setting referred to in the book. There are also discussions of villain motivations, henchmen, settings discussing what types of villains are more appropriate to kalamaf or wilderness areas and organizations.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It gives DMs solid suggestions and tips to be considered when crafting a villain. Though not a bad concept, it seems like another bad fit for a book about villains.

Villain Design Handbook

It’s a 5 level class that doesn’t require any spellcasting to enter – but under it is a chart marked ‘Unchainer Spells Known’ and directly under that ‘Free Domain Spells Per Day’ huh? They include sidebars that have variants so that GMs unsatisfied with the core idea can move onto another type. Some are just plain strange like tooth decay or bat accidentwhich covers the target in guano. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I find most of these maneuvers dubious in either or both their mechanical execution or balance.

There’s also a Good aligned villain section – depending on your views of alignment, you may like it or hate it. The art is fairly infrequent and no particular pieces stand out in my mind as being notably good or bad. Some of the villain design advice is pretty good, particularly that in Chapter 2. If you’re not a Kalamar player, note that these feat paths do tend to include feats from the KoK Player’s Guide. There are six broad categories, deviant, devoted, fallen, inhuman, power mad, and visionary, with subcategories within them.

The effect is suitably insidious for a villain with the right use for it. Logical placement is critical for developing a support structure of minions and a flow of income by various means. Hints on how a fighter could be used as a villain in a non-combat campaign would have been far more valuable. Some are underpowered boil really shouldn’t be a 2nd level spell – the ability to boil 1 quart of water per level is pretty minor all things considered – or personal combustiona 4th level spell that does less damage than a fireball and hurts the caster as well.


There’s a Spellcraft check involved, and failure means the loss of both spell slots, but it’s fairly powerful as it lessens one of the major advantages a sorcerer has over his wizardly cousins – the tactical flexibility of choosing the spell mix at casting time. Trista added it Jan 29, That seems a bit excessive, especially considering that one of the available domains is Celerity a Prestige domain from Defenders of the Faith.

How about a lich? Blackfoot is a 5-level ‘revolutionary’ class with mob-inciting abilities. Chapter 9, Wicked Things, is like a collection of magic items from various Kingdoms of Kalamar modules, and even some older Dragon magazines.

Villain Design Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons: Kingdoms Of Kalamar Supplement)

The ‘villainous classes’ information that follows, on the other hand, is not as good – mostly very obvious blurbs such as “Fighters make excellent villains in combat heavy campaigns” that seem to exist to fill space. Well, you would hsndbook there were any 9th level spells on the darklight wizard list.

How about a powerful wrath? See terms – opens in a new window or tab.