This project combines and updates the 5-Star, seal-of-approval Spheres of Power magic system into a single 400+ page volume!
Spheres of Power was a new magic system released in 2014 and made for Pathfinder and other D20 systems. With its incredible flexibility and easy-to-use talent-based magic system, Spheres of Power quickly became a top-reviewed magic system and our top-selling product, and thanks to the generosity of patreon has been greatly expanded with the publication of over 20 handbooks of new and expanded content.
Now it's time to take all the lessons we learned, all the adjustments that have been made, and create the final, authoritative version of Spheres of Power, combining everything the system has become into a single, ultimate edition!
Ultimate Spheres of Power combines content from over 20 handbooks, including Spheres of Power, Expanded Options, Items of Power, The Temestarian's Handbook, The Telekinetic's Handbook, The Geomancer's Handbook, The Enhancer's Handbook, The Diviner's Handbook, The Abjurer's Handbook, The Auspician's Handbook, The Battlemage's Handbook, The Chronomancer's Handbook, The Conjurer's Handbook, The Creator's Handbook, The Destroyer's Handbook, The Illuminator's Handbook, The Mentalist's Handbook, The Necromancer's Handbook, The Nyctomancer's Handbook, The Shapeshifter's Handbook, The Trickster's Handbook, The Vivomancer's Handbook, and more into an updated, streamlined, and multi-faceted volume of amazing magic!
Spheres of Power is an alternate magic system that completely breaks away from the old, vancian system of magic-use and instead presents players and GMs with the tools they need to forge magic and magic-users into whatever image they desire. Instead of being forced to adapt a concept to the system's spell lists and classes, Spheres of Power uses a tradition system for customizing the how's and why's of magic, as well as a talent-based system for building a caster's magic abilities.
With Spheres of Power, you gain the freedom to break from the traditional molds of fantasy D20 and create virtually any form of world, setting, or caster, including from the Cosmere to Final Fantasy to RWBY and beyond.
For more information, check out our video above, as well as noted reviewer Endzeitgeist's take on the original book!
Every backer will also be listed in the book as a supporter who helped make this book a reality!
Add-ons are special additional things you can pledge for that are separate from reward levels. To pledge for an add-on, simply increase your pledge amount by the add-on's price.
International Add-Ons: The great thing about using Drivethru RPG to do book fulfillment is that they can ship virtually anywhere in the world at an amazingly affordable price. However, by necessity some of these add-ons (such as the support pack) will need to be handled by a different printing company. This means that, for some countries at least, it's possible shipping might suddenly become quite expensive for certain add-ons. We will be as clear as possible on which add-ons are available in which countries, and if an issue arises getting an international backer all of their add-ons, we will contact you directly to work out an alternative or issue a refund.
In addition to the add-ons included included below, it is also possible to add an additional PDF of Ultimate Spheres of Power onto any reward level by increasing the pledge by $29, or to include an additional softcover or hardcover onto any reward level by increasing the pledge by $59 or $79 respectively.
Hero Lab Files: $30
Hero Lab files for Ultimate Spheres of Power! For more information on this award-winning software, check out their website for more information.
Spheres of Might/Champions of the Spheres
PDFs Only: $20
Hardcover SoM (+PDFs and softcover Champions): $50
Softcover SoM (+PDFs and softcover Champions): $40
The martial combat companion volume to Spheres of Power, Spheres of Might gives you everything you need to create engaging cinematic combats and build concept-based martial combatants.
Champions of the Spheres is a volume designed to help integrate the Spheres of Might and Spheres of Power systems, complete with new classes and archetypes that make the most of both of these amazing Spheres systems!
Support Pack: $20
The Spheres support pack contains a series of pawn-style punchout minis of the Spheres of Power iconics, as well as a series of sphere tokens, perfect for tracking spell points and each stamped with a different sphere image to aid with Prepared Casters.
Note: The support pack is domestic shipping only.
Single Deck (printed): $15
All Decks (PDF): $25
All Decks (Printed + PDF): $250
The powers and talents of a given sphere, reprinted in a convenient deck of cards! These cards make it easy to track and look up powers, particularly for new players who might be intimidated by cracking a 400+ page book to remind themselves what their character can do.
Note: Each deck covers a single sphere, and multiple decks must be added as separate add-ons. The complete set, however, will include any unlocked additional spheres for no additional increase.
Character Sheets (40): $10
This pack of 40 character sheets is custom designed to be used with the spheres system, both Power and Might!
GM Screen: $10
Every GM loves it when the necessary tables, rules, and DCs are right at their fingertips and they can run the game without reaching for a book. This GM's screen would be built for the Spheres GM on the go!
Note: There are two styles of GM's screen; one through Drivethru RPG (which sells it's own high-quality style of GM screen that uses inserts) and one printed elsewhere. If you already have Drivethru RPG's screen, this add-on would be to get inserts.
If you do not want Drivethru RPG's screen, this would get you the second version printed elsewhere. (domestic shipping only)
If you don't have Drivethru RPG's screen but WANT their screen, it would probably be best to wait until this campaign is over and order the inserts and screen together later from Drivethru itself; due to the partnering setup they have with the people who make their GM's screen, it would be cheaper and much less hassle than having us try and send you one ourselves.
Stretch Goals are special bonuses that are unlocked as the project gains more funding. This could include the funding of additional product lines to be made available as add-ons, additional content for the book, new artwork, and more.
Both the distribution of PDFs as well as the printing of the hard and softcover books will be done through DrivethruRPG's Print-on-Demand service. Not only does this allow us to do a limited print run, but also allows us to handle fulfillment outside North America with general ease.
Risks and challenges
Every Kickstarter faces different challenges, and with four successful kickstarters behind us, we're familiar with most of them.
Most of the work for this book has already been written, so the greatest concerns we might face would be delays gathering the requisite artwork or issues with printing, or some unforeseen issue such as an injury or illness. We have set our delivery deadline far enough out that even if such a complication arises we will have enough time to make a contingency plan and work around it. We plan to deliver our books significantly before the delivery date we have listed for this campaign, but after multiple successful campaigns we can at least promise that we will get you your books no matter what might arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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