8 Jul Monstrous Arcana: The Illithiad (2e) – The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information on mind flayers, their mental. From the back of the book: The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information in mind flayers, their mental powers, and their dire plans to . The Illithiad is one of a series of books and adventures called Monstrous Arcana. These books are designed as an incredibly detailed look into.

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The Illithiad

Houghton rated it liked it Feb 18, Learn more about Amazon Prime. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. You know these characters: Based on how original this shit is when compared to baseline 2e I give it about an 11 out of They’re a major force in Wild Space, well known for their nautiloud ships. A detailed description of a typical mind flayer community.

In true Lovecraftian fashion, they ruled a plane-spanning empire in the days when the planes were yet differently aligned that was so awesome it was capable of challenging the Outer Planes themselves. For the OSR-enthusiast, ye handsome man of free spirit and svelte, golden physique, this book will be mostly fluff for you. Dale Donovan rated it really liked it Jul 04, I hope they get more of the frist and second editions.

Please feel free to mail corrections, comments, and additions to shannon. However, if you have always wanted to run a campaign centered around foiling the plots of Mind Flayers or Illithid to politically correct bugbears with a great deal of talking, examining and researching alongside the habitual chopping and burning you will probably find this a very useful book, or at the very least not altogether wretched.


Hire someone far stronger than you to do it. Level Based Earn XP and level up. A History of the Mind Flayer.

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The terrible truth about the mind flayer life cycle. The players really liked the adventures, and found out that Illithids were a lot harder than expected.

I am a man of simple taste. Average Rating 8 ratings. If you are going to do your worldbuilding you can at least make an effort to make it epic and this whole history, which manages to take up less then 2 pages, is very atmospheric and sets the mood and sets it well. Everthing on this site is outstanding. And of course, for the first illithlad evar?

Good graphics, good mythos, easy to work into campaigns, great background information and very evil, and very scary. The section ends with a discussion of some psionic drawbacks, nothing along the lines of Warhammer 40k, but consistently burning out all your PSPs every time can have some fucked up negative consequences over a very large period of time, causing a psionic cascade where you have an infinitesimal chance of basically randomly firing all of your psionic powers at an ever accelerating rate at random targets until you run out of PSPs.

They were instead found in PHBR5: Its relation with the Illithid is never explained. Large settlements in Greyspace and in Realmspace further highlight the importance of the species. Log In with Facebook.

One-click unsubscribe later if you don’t enjoy the newsletter. Rules are even given for psionically powered exoskeletons or quasi-bionic tentacle extension-grafts. Curse of the Yellow Sign. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Get to Know Us. I got a bit of a TLDR vibe here; the culture stuff is neat but the governmental structure gets kind of dull and is at times so mundane as to be jarring, illithisd the Council of Elders and the various appointed roles and different branches of the financial and administrative body carry out what tasks, and the various political factions that are active within the average mind flayer community. Thank god game design went in another direction, the quality of this work nonwithstanding.


They later appeared in the first official Underdark, in the Dungeoneer’s Survival Guideand have been a frequent foe in other Underdark settings, such as those revealed in FOR2: Thousand Year Illithiiad Vampire. Polyhedron Issue 1 – May Wizards of the Illthiad.

Psionically imprinted blades with powers that increase based on the intelligence of the wielder. Will he escape and gain an epic magic item?

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There’s really not much to say. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Eldritch Wizardry ; the mind flayers were also revamped for that book, with full integration into the new system. Volo’s Guide to Monsters. It accomplishes the task of making that single master interesting enough to base a campaign around fighting it.

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