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Latest Update: The Vivomancer's Handbook (Life sphere) has been added! (10/10) Starfinder fans may want to check that new link on the right…

Next Planned Update: Spheres of Might is out! The new system will be added no sooner than October 26th.


Would you rather the Spheres of Might content be entirely separate (Feats on their own page, etc.) or somewhat integrated with Spheres of Power (SoM's feats together with SoP's)? There is an upcoming book that will be mixing the systems, so they're not completely separate to begin with.

Additionally, would you find it more helpful if Spheres of Might appears below Spheres of Power here on the home page, or should the site try for a four-column format where both systems are side-by-side in two columns each? You can see a mock-up of the four-column layout on the Spheres of Might page. (This is not necessarily the final design.)

Doing this will NOT affect the systems' individual pages, just the home page.

Please send your opinions through our Contact form, and we'll take your thoughts into account when we add Spheres of Might.

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Spheres of Power

Spheres of Power is a unique magic system created by Drop Dead Studios for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the system that prompted the creation (and name) of this site in the first place. In this variant set of rules, players choose their magical abilities from among twenty different spheres, spending Magic Talents to create a uniquely customized character. Spheres of Power is more about what you can do than what you can't - it gives you the tools you need to create a character, then lets you decide how to flavor it. For more information about the mechanics, see 'Using Spheres of Power' below. For help actually making a character, see How to Build a Spherecaster.


-Fey Adept
-Soul Weaver

Sphere Archetypes

-Sphere Arcanist
-Sphere Bard [Core]
-Sphere Bloodrager
-Sphere Cleric [Core]
-Sphere Druid [Core]
-Sphere Hunter
-Sphere Inquisitor
-Sphere Magus
-Sphere Oracle
-Sphere Paladin [Core]
-Sphere Ranger [Core]
-Sphere Shaman
-Sphere Skald
-Sphere Sorcerer [Core]
-Sphere Summoner
-Sphere Warpriest
-Sphere Witch
-Sphere Wizard [Core]

Other Archetypes

-Alchemist (Archaic Alchemist, Combat Engineer, Essentialist) | Alchemist Discoveries
-Barbarian (Worldsoul Incarnate) | Barbarian Rage Powers
-Barbarian, Unchained (Worldsoul Incarnate)
-Druid (Spirit Mender)
-Fighter (Impressor, Spirit-Wielder, War Hero)
-Gunslinger (Glass-Eye Gunmage, Wandslinger)
-Investigator (Psyforensic) | Investigator Talents
-Medium (Psychic Medium)
-Monk (Beastsoul Monk)
-Monk, Unchained (Beastsoul Monk, Shadow Boxer, Yamabushi) | Ki Powers
-Ranger (Folk Healer, Geosurveyor)
-Rogue (Snake Oil Salesman)
-Rogue, Unchained (Talent Thief, Treasure Seeker) | Rogue Talents
-Samurai (Blind Swordsman)
-Warpriest (Divine Heretic)
-Witch | Witch Hexes
-Wizard (Eclectic Researcher)

-Familiars (Beast of Omen, Shadow Familiar)

Prestige Classes

-Bokor [Core]
-Waking Sleeper

Sample Characters

-The Classic Mage (Level 1 Generalist Incanter)
-The Green Witch (Level 1 Nature-focused Hedgewitch)
-The Master of Many Forms (Level 1 Alteration-focused Shifter)
-The Mind Mage (Level 1 Mind-focused Eliciter)

Other Systems

Spheres of Power is the main focus of this site, but it's not the only high-quality subsystem created for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Below, you'll find links to other systems that are also available on this site.

About: Gonzo is a collection of wild and crazy classes. From mimes and rockstars to magical girls and nuclear mages, these options start at crazy and get rapidly weirder from there. The only thing that's certain is your games will never be the same.

About: Heroes of the Jade Oath offers content with a strong eastern flavor to it, making it ideal for characters or campaigns involving such themes. This page includes new classes, races, feats, character traits, magic systems, and more.

About: The Mythic rules are an addition to the main ruleset of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, allowing players to access truly legendary powers and abilities and confront foes that are far more dangerous than the usual enemies of the game.

About: This subsystem focuses on making pacts with otherworldly entities and calling upon them for power. In addition to a new base class, Pact Magic offers archetypes for many of Paizo's classes, over one hundred different spirit allies, and numerous other options for characters.

About: Strange Magic is a collection of flavorful and unique subsystems, each revolving around a different style of casting. From channeling the power of the universe into ethereal blasts to composing magical melodies or reciting true names, these powers are strange indeed…

About: This section contains class options, new choices, and other material too small to deserve its own section, but too numerous to be put on the front page. Come in and take a look - you never know what interesting new rules you'll find next.

Other Resources

In addition to the rulesets listed above, this site offers a number of other resources to help you run games.

  • BB Code Profile Template - If you play games online, this pre-formatted template will help you create an attractive, easy-to-read profile.
  • Character Roles - An introduction to the various roles that characters can take in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and how to build a character who is effective at that role.
  • Citations Guide - Some rules on this cite have citations referencing other products. If you aren't sure what those refer to, check this guide.
  • Creature Templates - A collection of templates to quickly and easily modify creatures by granting them exotic new abilities
  • Developing Fantastic Nations - Rules exist for generating standard settlements, but fewer options are available for generating nations that better suit a fantastic setting. This page offers some tables and techniques for quickly generating exotic locales.
  • Recharge Sphere Magic - This is an alternate, unofficial ruleset for Spheres of Power intended for use with particularly high power and/or low-player games.
  • Wiki Weapons - New weapons for characters to use, developed by the Wiki.

  • Newsletters - Check out the archives of the newsletters and see what's going on with the site.
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