The Wonders of Magic
Magic¸ spells¸ and mystical beings are one of the most popular elements in most roleplaying games - in fact¸ they're so popular that gamers often introduce them into genres where they don't normally exist! The Ultimate Mystic is a comprehensive guide to using mysticism in your HERO System campaigns¸ whether they're magic-filled Fantasy games or games that don't usually feature spells and spellcasters. The Ultimate Mystic includes:
- a detailed discussion of the types and backgrounds of mysic characters¸ and how to create such characters in HERO System terms¸ with new and optional rules for character design
- review of major styles and types of magic found in the real world and in fiction¸ such as Hermetic Theurgy¸ Voodoo¸ Rune Magic¸ Necromancy¸ Alchemy¸ Taoist Theurgy¸ Shamanism¸ Sadhana¸ and many more
- discussions of how to include magic on any genre of play¸ particularly genres that don't usually involve magic (such as Science Fiction)
- descriptions of denizens of the Mystic World¸ such as angels¸ demons¸ faeries¸ gods¸ ghosts¸ and shapechangers¸ with dozens of examples from world folklore and mythology
If you're looking to put a little magic into your characters and campaigns¸ The Ultimate Mystic is just the book for you.