Weekly Wonders: Archetypes of the Afterlife Volume VI - The Forgotten
Archetypes Worth Remembering! Adventurers have a special relationship with death in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. While for many¸ death is one of the few things in this world that is both certain and final¸ for an adventurer¸ especially at higher levels¸ it is more of an inconvenience than anything else. Some characters may even find themselves dying and being brought back to life with magic multiple times in a single fight. The Weekly Wonders: Archetypes of the Afterlife series explores some of the ways that a brush with death might affect PCs¸ with a variety of new afterlife-themed archetypes. For this book¸ we focus on the forgotten¸ the spirits of the departed who depend on the living to remember them and keep them alive in spirit¸ if not in body. While these spirits may benevolently watch after those who remember them¸ if forgotten¸ they turn lonely and sullen. Those who know how can harness these forgotten souls for numerous purposes. This book includes the following archetypes: The distiller of spirits¸ an alchemist archetype that brews lost souls into potent potions that grant the powers and personality of the consumed spirits. The voice of the forgotten¸ a bard archetype that specializes in obscure and forgotten lore¸ and can conjure lonely and forlorn spirits. The order of the forgotten¸ for cavaliers¸ dedicated to keeping the memories of great figures alive. The haunted desperado¸ a gunslinger archetype that gains grit by providing vengeance to lost and forgotten spirits¸ and can fire magic bullets that manipulate memory. The scholar of forgotten lore¸ a wizard archetype that can commune with forgotten spirits¸ recover spells he's forgotten¸ and even erase someone's existence from all memory. The Forgotten¸ a new emotional focus for spiritualist phantoms¸ representing phantoms who languish¸ forgotten¸ in the afterlife. Whether you're about to embark on a campaign where the afterlife features prominently (such as the official Paizo Adventure Path featuring an undead tyrant)¸ or you just want to play a character touched by the grave¸ 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 deathly NPCs as well¸ and can make for exciting and memorable encounters.