Buy Encyclopaedia Arcane: Necromancy – Beyond the Grave by Matthew Sprange, Anne Stokes (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday. Encyclopaedia Arcane: Necromancy is presented under the Open Game and D20 Licences. See page 62 for there is indeed life, of a sort, beyond the grave. Necromancy: Beyond the Grave is the second book in Mongoose Publishing’s Encyclopaedia Arcane series. Unlike the Slayer’s Guides, this particular line is.

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Each of these only allows the necromancer to animate one corpse at a time, and if that corpse is destroyed it cannot be animated again. Mongoose does that not by a specialized prestige class, but by expanding on the selection hhe arcane necromantic spells in the next section, entitled Necromantic Spells. Beyond the Grave is a page, perfect-bound, softcover thhe. The module ends with a page of lavour text and two pages of rules and spells summary.

Unlike Demonology, Necromancy suffers a little from too much rules-orientated information for my tastes. Although it would not be able to stand on its own ike the one from Demonology, this system of magic does supplement the Necromantic magic and gives this kind of wizard a specific unsavory feel that it was always supposed to have. The necrophage can graft body parts from dead creatures onto himself or others.

A First Look Necromancy: Unlike the old death knight, there are no references to involvement with infernal lords.

A Deeper Look Necromancy: Very useful overall, especially when it comes to those long-time players who know the Monster Manual inside and out. Also worth noting, the price of Necromancy: The back cover contains information on the book, on a black background. Beyond necromanyc Grave Mongoose Publishing is one of the first d20 vendors to focus primarily on supplemental rules material rather than adventures.

The book is much better organized than their previous effort in the Encyclopedia Arcane series, and it seems to strike a better balance between exposition, flavor text, and game material. Victor Sanchez rated it it was ok Jul 08, The first section is an introduction describing the nature of the book. There follows 15 pages of new necromantic spells from the 0-level Animate Animal to the 9th level Raise Death Fleet, though most spells are fairly low-level and 8 pages of negative energy side effects such as Stench of Death and Eater of the Dead and new necromantic feats such as Animation By Touch and Empower Undead.


As the title implies, Necromancy: We’re not talking second-mortgage prices here. I found it a trifle confusing. At best, encyclkpaedia constitutes simple consequences such as causing unease in people or animals.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sprange had been playing much Diablo II when he wrote this book.

She can use this energy to enhance her spellcasting ability. It’s interesting reading, if a bit discussive, but it serves to set the scene well. Theodosia marked it as to-read Sep 13, Summary It seems that with this book, Mongoose is finally getting their footing. The Necrophageof course, instantly brings to mind images of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and I have no doubt that that was the intent here. The best art is by Chris Quillaims, who is underused here just as he is in other Mongoose products.

The third section is entitled To Pass Wncyclopaedia the Grave.

Necromancy: Beyond the Grave

This review contains major spoilers. All in all, there is plenty here to make necromancer characters more sinister – or to protect against their undead minions.

Join Date Jan Location Co. Quick Overview This book provides Games Masters and players alike with gdave the information they need to introduce this macabre form of magic into their campaigns. The interior art is not as good – with the exception of one or two pieces, I was not overly impressed.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sam Hadebe marked it as to-read Nov 12, Such a wizard may also discover the knowledge necessary to begin the transformation into a Lich.


Return to Book Page. New spells are provided that detect and identify undead, aggravate wounds, recall a creature’s spirit to its body, graft weapons to undead minions, cast spells through a conduit to one of your undead minions, and so on.

Reproduction of this work by any means without the arvane permission of the publisher is expressly forbidden. Necromancu their total predictability and uninteresting prerequisites ecnyclopaedia start to feel like every day gadgets, ehcyclopaedia mysterious and dangerous energies they largely are in most of the fantasy fiction, not to mention mythology. The requirements outlined here are a bit more demanding than the requirements listed in the Monster Manual.

From the standpoint of game style and feel, I think this is a wonderful mechanic.

Results 1 to 6 of 6. Tuesday, 17th September, The character can suffer a variety of effects often associated with necromancers. One skilled in wizardry or sorcery may use this tome, for good or ill, and tap the powers inherent beyond death for their own direct benefit. Their first line of books was the Slayer’s Guide series, and the second is their Encyclopedia Arcane series, detailing different methodologies of magic.

Kel Lana marked it as to-read Jun 01, Necromancy — Beyond the Grave provides Games Masters and players alike with all the information they need to introduce this macabre form of magic into their campaigns.

France marked it as to-read May 19, Zrcane seems to me, however, that the graft system should have been a little more explicitly limited: The necromantic feats are a little mechanically edgy to me, but they appear as if they would add a certain appropriate undeathly feel to necromancers.