Spheres Of Power (Old)

Spheres of Power

Spheres of Power is a unique magic system created by Drop Dead Studios for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In this variant system, 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.

This page has the original content, from before the Ultimate Spheres of Power update. For the latest rules, see the regular Spheres of Power page.

The Spheres

-Old Alteration
-Old Conjuration
-Old Creation
-Old Dark
-Old Death
-Old Destruction
-Old Divination
-Old Enhancement
-Old Fate
-Old Illusion
-Old Life
-Old Light
-Old Mind
-Old Nature
-Old Protection
-Old Telekinesis
-Old Time
-Old War
-Old Warp
-Old Weather

-Old Bear
-Old Blood
-Old Fallen Fey
-Old Technomancy [3PP]

Advanced Magic

-Old About Advanced Magic
-Old Advanced Talents
-Old Incantations
-Old Mythic Spheres
-Old Rituals
-Old Spellcrafting
-Old Wild Magic


-Old Alternate Racial Traits
-Old Casting Traditions
-Old Feats
-Old Traits

Feat Types

-Dual Sphere
-Item Creation
-Wild Magic


-Old Weapons
-Old Armor
-Old Equipment
-Old Special Materials
-Old Magical Items


-Old Sphere Bestiary
-Old Sphere Templates

Sample Characters

-The Bear Caller (Angry bear noises.)
-The Blaster (Well-Balanced Elementalist)
-The Classic Mage (Generalist Incanter)
-The Green Witch (Nature-focused Hedgewitch)
-The Ice Knight (Elemental-focused Mageknight)
-The Master of Illusions (Illusion-focused Fey Adept)
-The Master of Many Forms (Alteration-focused Shifter)
-The Mind Mage (Mind-focused Eliciter)
-The Mountain (Enhancement-focused Armorist)
-The Shy Librarian (Bookworm Thaumaturge)


-Old Armorist
-Old Elementalist
-Old Eliciter
-Old Fey Adept
-Old Hedgewitch
-Old Incanter
-Old Mageknight
-Old Shifter
-Old Soul Weaver
-Old Symbiat
-Old Thaumaturge
-Old Wraith

Sphere Archetypes

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

Other Archetypes

-Alchemist (Old Archaic Alchemist, Old Combat Engineer, Old Essentialist, Old Hemetic Philosopher) | Old Alchemist Discoveries
-Barbarian (Old Worldsoul Incarnate) | Old Barbarian Rage Powers
-Barbarian, Unchained (Old Worldsoul Incarnate)
-Bard (Old Knave)
-Bloodrager (Old Hemophage, Old Mystic Scion)
-Cavalier (Old Halfling Dragonrider)
-Cleric (Old Faithful Shepherd) | Old Cleric Domains
-Druid (Old Spirit Mender)
-Fighter (Old Fracture, Old Impossible Warrior, Old Impressor, Old Spirit-Wielder, Old War Hero)
-Gunslinger (Old Glass-Eye Gunmage, Old Wandslinger)
-Inquisitor (Old Ordained Hunter, Old Shield of the Gods)
-Investigator (Old Nightblazer, Old Psyforensic) | Old Investigator Talents
-Magus (Old Arcane Weaponeer) | Old Magus Arcana
-Medium (Old Psychic Medium)
-Mesmerist (Old Conniving Bastard)
-Monk (Old Beastsoul Monk)
-Monk, Unchained (Old Beastsoul Monk, Old Shadow Boxer, Old Yamabushi) | Old Ki Powers
-Paladin (Old Parzivalian Knight)
-Psychic (Old Ascendant Mind)
-Ranger (Old Folk Healer, Old Geosurveyor, Old Jikininki)
-Rogue (Old Ghost Stepper, Old Snake Oil Salesman, Old Spectral Infiltrator, Old Time Thief)
-Rogue, Unchained (Old Ghost Stepper, Old Lucky Bastard, Old Talent Thief, Old Time Thief, Old Treasure Seeker) | Old Rogue Talents
-Samurai (Old Blind Swordsman)
-Shaman (Old Soul with Many Faces) | Old Shaman and Witch Hexes
-Skald (Old Storm Herald)
-Slayer (Old Ghost Stepper, Old Time Stalker) | Old Slayer Talents
-Sorcerer (Old Dual-Blooded Sorcerer)
-Spiritualist (Old Psychomancer)
-Vigilante (Old Alter-Ego, Old Masked Adept) | Old Vigilante Talents
-Warpriest (Old Devoted Disciple, Old Divine Heretic) | Old Warpriest Blessings
-Witch (Old Withering Witch) | Old Witch Hexes
-Wizard (Old Cosmic Sage, Old Eclectic Researcher)

-Familiars (Old Beast of Omen, Old Shadow Familiar)

Prestige Classes

-Old Bokor [Core]
-Old Forest Lord
-Old Tempestarii
-Old Waking Sleeper
-Old Spheres Archwizard [Wiki]
-Old Master Of Vagueries [3PP]
-Old Trinity Angel [3PP]

Spheres of Power Credits: Lead Designer Adam Meyers; Developers Owen Stephens, Thomas Keene & Ryan Ricks; Book Layout & Design Rachel Meyers; Editing Rachel Ricks; Cover Art Ben Wootten; Interior Art Jacob Blackmon (Full Page Art), Gennifer Bone (Character Portraits), Rick Hershey (Monochrome Images), John Stevenson (Sphere Symbols)

Spheres of Power Expanded Options Credits: Authors Adam Meyers, J Gray, James Mars, Michael Sayre & Douglas Schaub; Interior Art Jacob Blackmon, Gennifer Bones, Storn Cook, Juan Deigo Dlanderas, Rick Hershey, Miguel Santos, Expeditious Retreat Press; Cover Art Jacob Blackmon; Layout Rachel Meyers

Archetypes of Power Credits: Author Andrew J Gibson; Creative Director Adam Meyers; Interior Art Jacob Blackmon, Scott Harshbarger, Storn Cook, Vagelio Kaliva, Matt Morrow, Gary Dupuis; Layout Rachel Meyers; Special Thanks Derfael Oliveira, Johannes Luber, Joshua Weber, Norman Hammond, Ethan Knowles, David Spektorov, Paul Fossgreen, Wade Cornell, Wren Rosario, Dylan Hentch, ICN, N. Jolly, shmone else

Wild Magic Credits: Author Andrew Stoeckle; Creative Director Adam Meyers; Interior Art Jack Holliday, Brett Neufeld, JE Stock Art, Matt Marrow, and Critical Hit; Layout Rachel Meyers; Special Thanks Johannes Luber, Derfael Oliveira, John Little, Steve Loftus

Woodfaring Adventures Credits: Author Adam Meyers; Contributors Derfael Oliveira and Andrew Stoeckle; Special Thanks Johannes Luber Layout: Rachel Meyers Cover Art: Stephen Nickel Interior Art: Rick Hershey, Jacob Blackmon, Wenjun Mao, One Man Studio, Tom McGrath, Dean Spencer, Jack Holliday, Claudio Casini, Keliana Tayler, Storn Cook, Gennifer Bone, Gary Dupuis, Mariana Ruiz, Emmanuel Lema Martinez, Brett Neufeld

Worlds of Power Credits: Authors Wm Jay Carter III, Richard Cramer, and Alexander Corrin; Artists Wm Jay Carter III, Richard Cramer, Sharon Cramer, and Cerberus Illustrations; Editor Adam Meyers; Layout Rachel Meyers; Publisher Adam Meyers

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