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Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« on: September 24, 2015, 08:04:34 PM »
Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
A summary of concepts and tricks used to create the Killer Gnome, originally brought to light by Snow Savant.
Further credit goes to Michael Tree, Garjon, and Zweanslord for their discoveries of the Heighten Spell, Earth Spell, and
Arcane Disciple techniques. The original build can be found here. The Killer Gnome has come a long way
since Snow first posted her build, and that thread is essentially a log of the character's evolution from merely solid to
freakin' awesome.

Introduction
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On the Proper Application of Shadow Illusion
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On Breaking the Game
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On the Selection of Feats
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On the Acquisition of Prestige
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On the Base of the Killer Gnome's Power
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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 08:20:19 PM »
On the Substitution of Levels and the Variation of Class Features
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On the Aggregate of What Has Come Before
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On the Quasireality of Illusions
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On Spells Deserving Mimicry
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On the Expenditure of Capital
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On Genealogy
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On Roles in a Party
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On Mistaken Beliefs and Stealth Nerfs
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On the Use of Dirty Tricks
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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 08:20:50 PM »
These threads are relevant to your interests.

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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 08:54:24 PM »
Suggestion/Request: Move to handbook subforum.

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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 09:02:49 PM »
Yeah, I posted in here by mistake. As I said: not enough coffee. I figure mods will get around to moving it at some point.
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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 08:47:07 PM »
Oh shit, I didn't realize this wasn't archived yet. Thank goodness you did it. I would have cried if this guide was gone. It's one of my favorite classes.
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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 03:42:48 AM »
Wonderful read. Did notice a small error in your iconic shadow craft mage build. The listed feat path you have doesn't work because Gnome Illusionist Substitution does not gain the bonus feat at 5th level (ie. No heighten spell at that level)  unless you can elect not to take the substitution ability somehow.

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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 08:22:40 PM »
Wonderful read. Did notice a small error in your iconic shadow craft mage build. The listed feat path you have doesn't work because Gnome Illusionist Substitution does not gain the bonus feat at 5th level (ie. No heighten spell at that level)  unless you can elect not to take the substitution ability somehow.

Racial substitution levels are independent of one another.

Quote from: RoS p146
A character need not take all the substitution levels provided
for a class. For instance, a goliath barbarian might
decide to take only the racial substitution level at 7th level,
ignoring the previous substitution levels.

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Re: Shadowcraft Mage Handbook
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 05:00:05 AM »
I would also like made clear that the Shadowcraft Mage has an adaptation section in its class entry for non-Gnomes.  It's the 'non-racist' entry as someone put it.