It is the good counterpart of the Book of Vile Darkness. It works the same way as its evil counterpart. A book that grants power and knowledge to its reader but only if they are of good alignment and will harm the reader if they are evil. Released for 3.
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It is the good counterpart of the Book of Vile Darkness. It works the same way as its evil counterpart. A book that grants power and knowledge to its reader but only if they are of good alignment and will harm the reader if they are evil.
Released for 3. Like the Book of Vile Darkness it has a warning that it is meant for a mature audience because it deals with the topics of ethics and morality in a serious manner. Also like the Book of Vile Darkness it isn't completely successful at this and also has several major balance issues. Chapter 1 of the book discusses the nature of good and gives advice on how to roleplay good aligned characters.
It also lists archetypes of good characters and gives a sample of character of each of those archetypes. Rather hilariously, the sample redeemed villain character is a good Illithid. Chapter 2 is about variant rules that can be used by good characters. One seriously imbalanced rule is Voluntary Poverty, which restricts the player from owning magic items or keeping any wealth they don't need in exchange for bonuses which aren't anywhere near enough to make up for it. Chapter 3 includes a variety of weapons for good characters to use.
One hilarious thing it includes are Ravages and Afflictions, which are supposed to be less evil alternatives to using poisons, but some of the descriptions of what they do actually sound worse that just using poison, for example Raging Desire causes insatiable sexual desire while preventing any possible fulfillment of that desire.
Chapter 6 contains magic spells and items. Introduced here is the concept of Sanctified Spells. These spells can be prepared by any prepared spellcaster capable of casting [good] spells spontaneous spellcasters are, as typical for a 3. Most of the time this is just easily healed ability damage, though the highest level ones have special penalties. Since Sanctified spells can be used by any prepared caster of good alignment, they are often mentioned as an option for obscure, poorly supported, casting classes like Adept , Healer or Wu Jen.
Outside of this niche, the most notable is Luminous Armor and its Greater counterpart, which are basically just improved and highly visible versions of Mage Armor which are actually Abjuration spells and thus eligible for use with the Abjurant Champion Prestige Class.
Chapter 7 is about Celestial Paragons, extremely powerful good aligned outsiders that could be called Archangels including the Celestial Hebdomad, 7 archons that each are each the protector of a different layer of Celestia , Talisid and the Five Companions, an adventuring party made up of one of each kind of Guardinal except for Musteval, and the Court of Stars that rules over the Eladrin.
Chapter 8 list a variety of good monsters. It introduces the Deathless, a creature type that is similar to undead but with many of their traits reversed, as they are powered by positive energy instead of negative. Namespaces Page Discussion. More More. Page actions Read Edit History. You can help 1d4chan by expanding it. Too much money? Support 1d4chan. Wiki tools Wiki tools Upload file Special pages.
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Book of Exalted Deeds
The Book of Exalted Deeds is an optional sourcebook for the 3. It provides supplementary game material for campaigns involving characters of good alignment. Within the game, there is also a powerful magical artifact of the same name. Wizards of the Coast had published the controversial Book of Vile Darkness in , a game supplement that explored evil themes and raised the ire of some with its "Mature Content" sticker, sexualized imagery and graphic details. The Book of Exalted Deeds was designed to be a counterpoint to the previously published Book of Vile Deeds , and offered new rules for good occurrences, acts, and characters in the game.
This Auran Relic was bestowed by Bahamut. The definitive treatise on all that is good in the multiverse, the fabled Book of Exalted Deeds figures prominently in many religions. Rather than being a scripture devoted to a particular faith, the book's various authors filled the pages with their own vision of true virtue, providing guidance for defeating evil. The Book of Exalted Deeds rarely lingers in one place. As soon as the book is read, it vanishes to some other corner of the multiverse where its moral guidance can bring light to a darkened world.