Advanced Options - Secrets of the Monk

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Necromancers of the Northwest



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Advanced Options - Secrets of the Monk

Mysterious as the Dark Side of the Moon!

Now on its fifth edition, the world’s oldest roleplaying game presents a number of exciting options to allow players to customize their characters. It seems like just about every class in the game gives players a major choice that can heavily alter the way their character operates, such as a barbarian’s primal path, a paladin’s oath, or a warlock’s pact. While the core rules give every class a handful of these options to choose from, and additional supplements from Wizards of the Coast have provided a few more here and there, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of room for more of these options to provide you with exciting new approaches to each class, which can give you a some new tricks, allow you to represent flavorful ideas and concepts that had no support previously, or completely turn the class’s basic role on its head. The Advanced Options series is here to give you those new options.

This installment focuses on providing new options for monk characters, in the form of five new martial archetypes. The way of the hourglass allows the monk to use her ki to speed and slow time, for herself and for others. The way of the iron body allows the monk to harden himself to resist all kinds of assault. The way of the shinobi focuses on delivering devastating surprise attacks from stealth. The way of the tree allows monks to tap into the life-giving force and sturdy roots of sacred trees. Finally, the way of the wanderer grants monks greater mobility, including supernatural forms of travel.

Take your game up to the next level with our advanced options for fifth edition today!