Weekly Wonders - Rebellious Archetypes Volume I


Brand: Necromancers of the Northwest

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Weekly Wonders - Rebellious Archetypes Volume I

Be a Rebel with a Cause!

Not every evil lurks in deep, dark dungeons far away from innocent townsfolk, waiting patiently for adventurers to kick down their doors and start fighting. Some monsters don't just prey on society from without, but have burrowed and wormed their way into the very heart of the civilized world, and twist and corrupt the very laws that are supposed to protect the innocent, using them to oppress and exploit them, instead. These evils are no less a threat than the ones that most adventurers face, but many PCs are ill-equipped to deal with them. This is a job for rebels.

This book presents five new rebellious archetypes for five different classes. Included are the freedom bomber, an alchemist archetype with an explosive twist on the mutagen, and which specializes in using bombs and demolishing buildings to get his message across, the voice of the revolution, a bard archetype with glorious ideals of a free society, who proves that the pen is mightier than the sword with stirring declarations that can be spread throughout the populace to win their hearts and minds, the street fighter, a brawler archetype who incites widespread violence wherever he goes, and is always looking for a reason to get into a scrap, the minuteman, a gunslinger archetype with a militia background who knows how to strike fast and hard, and disappear before the enemy can regroup, and the face of the revolution, a swashbuckler archetype with a dashing flair and a heroic persona, which allows them to inspire the populace while at the same time avoiding retribution from those they fight.

Whether you're about to embark on a politically-themed campaign (such as the official Paizo adventure path focusing on revolution), or you just want a selection of exciting new abilities for passionate and freedom-loving PCs, this book has lots of tantalizing options to offer. Even GMs can get in on the fun, as several of the archetypes here are perfect for rebellious villains as well, and can make for exciting and memorable encounters.