The Deep Magic series from Kobold Press has been added to the third-party index. This content includes ~30 archetypes, ~30 feats, ~400 spells, and more.
Deep Magic: Clockwork
You’ve been trained to sense the movements of vast, invisible gears, and to wield the tools of making and dismantling. Your garments are smudged with oil and singed with fire; goggles protect your eyes from flying sparks and the sweat that pours from your brow as you labor in your workshop.
Deep Magic: Rune Magic
Beneath the auroras is a savage land of frenzied barbarians, doom-laden heroes, flinty dwarves, and giants who dare to wage war against the gods themselves. The magic of the north is deep and ancient, and its practitioners are masters of the secret powers of the runes.
Deep Magic: Void Magic
The speech of the void is oblivion given form. It corrupts and degrades physical reality. The Great Old Ones murmur it to their followers in nightmares, and it is whispered by creatures that dwell in the silent, cold expanses between the stars. Void magic is anathema to existence itself. Only the mad, desperate, or power-hungry seek to wield it—and you are one of them.
Deep Magic: Illumination Magic
As you gaze up at the night sky, you hear your companions whisper—some of them anxious, some mocking, yet none comprehending. For in the shifting patterns of the stars, you read the fate of gods and mortals. And out of the shadow between them, you shape spells to ravage and destroy your foes.
Deep Magic: Ley Lines
Magic flows like an invisible river, wending across the landscape. Most cannot see the ley lines; but to you, trained in the arts of geomancy, they blaze as glowing torrents of energy, pulsing bands of light, glittering strings. This power, the power of the land itself, is yours to draw upon.
Deep Magic: Angelic Seals
The heavenly planes shine with light and power, where deities both benevolent and stern look down from their thrones. The most powerful of their servants are mighty beyond mortal ken, and their very names seethe with the essence of creation. The secrets of harnessing the power of the angels is hidden within those names—and you have learned to tap that potential!
Deep Magic: Chaos Magic
The ability to channel and manipulate raw arcane power does not belong to sorcerers alone. A few wizards and bards have learned to dominate the chaotic energy of change itself, leading them along a narrow path that circles a pit of madness. Cling to the path, and avoid slipping into that roiling pit, and you will be rewarded with the power to alter reality through strength of will alone.
Deep Magic: Battle Magic
You combine a talent for magic with a study of the art of war. As a battle mage, you know that fire and lightning can decimate an enemy’s forces; but a well-placed defense, the quick movement of allies, and a curse that crushes the enemy’s will to fight can be even more devastating. Battle magic is not just about killing your enemy: your true power is in controlling the flow of combat.
Deep Magic: Ring Magic
Since the dawn of the world, dwarven smiths have fashioned rings of surpassing beauty—but it is not for the sake of beauty alone that these rings are made. There is power in them, which can be unlocked by the wise. Ring magic practitioners channel their magic through these rune-etched metal bands, increasing the devastation wreaked upon their foes; and can even imbue them with spells that someone else can unleash later.
Deep Magic: Shadow Magic
Let others wonder what dangers lurk within the shadows: you learned long ago that the true power is shadow itself. Through deep study and practice—or a long-ago mark on your bloodline—you can draw mysterious, unsettling energy from the alien dimension known as the Shadow Realm, and turn it to your own use.
Deep Magic: Elven High Magic
Legends say that the elves of ancient times could enchant entire cities, change fate, and even reshape worlds, with a power that nearly infringed upon the authority of the gods. These feats are unheard of today, and most non-elves believe elven high magic has died out. But this power still exists, as a closely guarded secret practiced only by the elves and their shadow fey relatives.
Deep Magic: Blood & Doom
Antipaladins and blood mages are amoral, self-centered, and uncompromising. This is a bad combination where party harmony is concerned—but they make excellent evil NPCs and villains for your campaign.
Deep Magic: Dragon Magic
The dragons were among the first creatures to master all types of magic: controlling the elements, enchanting their lairs with innate defenses, and teaching their arts to their humanoid servants.
Today, their kin—true dragons and lesser creatures—are heirs to this powerful magic. Kobolds serving great wyrms learn spells that harness their innate draconic natures. A human with an ancient draconic ancestor might find a wizard mentor to help her focus her power. Special legions of dragonborn troops train with a master dragon mage to better defend their homeland from invaders.
Deep Magic: Elemental Magic
Primal forces seethe beyond the boundaries of the world, in planes where the four elements clash and vie with each other for dominion. Air howls free and swift! Earth stands indomitable and unyielding! Fire rages unchecked! Water ebbs and flows!
Some mortals carry a spark of elemental magic in their very souls, while those who study arcane lore bend its secrets to their will. Others—out of desperation or arrogance—strike bargains with beings of unfathomable power from the Elemental Planes.
Deep Magic: Hieroglyph Magic
For countless ages, the deserts have held secrets that fascinate, delight, and terrify. Ancient knowledge can be found here by those who know how and where to look. But beware, seeker—for this knowledge is difficult to learn, and dangerous to the unschooled…
Deep Magic: Time Magic
The control and manipulation of time is an esoteric and mysterious branch of magic. Spellcasters who seek to alter time have the
potential to perform incredible deeds. That potential is tempered by the great danger of intervening with time, which resists mortal interference.
Deep Magic: Mythos Magic
Some warlocks, wizards, and clerics deal with creatures far worse than demons and devils—malevolent alien beings from beyond space and time. These entities’ minds are immeasurably superior to our own. Their sinister, loathsome agendas challenge not only our sanity, but our very existence. And yet, and yet…the revelations they offer…
Deep Magic: Combat Divination
Some who follow the path of sword and shield scorn magic as a tool of the weak—but there is a kind of magic that even they respect. It enhances a warrior’s ability to anticipate foes’ actions, allowing them to react even before an attack takes place. Its practitioners can see subtle cues in the flow of battle that others miss, heed premonitions of victory or woe, and hone their intuition to a keenness that can save their comrades’ lives.
Deep Magic: Winter Magic
The seasons have power, and that of winter is respected by all living beings—indeed, most of their lives the rest of the year are devoted to preparing to meet it. Winter is blinding snow, and ice driven by howling winds; it is branches stripped bare and hung with icicles, landscapes buried in drifts of white. You have learned to command its power, and unleash on your foes.
Deep Magic: Alkemancy
Magical elements and potions attuned to greater forces—these are the building blocks of the perenially-underestimated alkemancers! Fusing arcane acid with pure fire, with essences of life and death, those Eastern alchemists who understand the material world can better manipulate it through arcane means. From breath and pure waters, from crucibles and flasks, you have learned to mix and master liquid power, secrets of the lab now ready to unleash on your foes.