Item Code: #MGP1012
Title: Encyclopaedia Arcane: Illusionism - Smoke and Mirrors
Type: Accessory
Author: Joseph Miller
Published: 2002
Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
Format: 64-page perfect-bound book
Illusionism has always been seen as a weaker form of magic, a school to be ridiculed rather than studied by most self-respecting mages. However, this book shall reveal that illusionism is neithe to be scoffed at nor to be trifled with.

At its heart, illusionism is the art of deception, be it benign or malicious in nature. It alters another's perceptions and tricks their senses. Those affected by illusions see, hear, smell, taste and feel things that are not there.

Inside you will find:

Illusionism - An Overview:
A summary of the different areas of interest and concentration for illusionists.

Illusionist Paths: Paths of concentration for specialist illusionists, from orthodox to unorthodox to unaligned, each approach can have a potent effect upon your character.

Orthodox Illusionism: Orthodox illusionists are interested in the artistic aspect of illusions and seek to create an artful fiction through their figments, glamours, patterns and phantasms. Their skills, feats and spells are detailed in depth.

Unorthodox Illusionism: Unorthodox illusionists deal more with the theory of what comprises an illusion than the practical, even so their spells, feats and skills mean they are seldom without a trick up their sleeves.

Unaligned Illusionists: Unaligned illusionists pick and choose what they wish to learn from either school of theory and leave the rest. This has its own advantages and disadvantages, along with spells and feats that allow them to add to their powers.

Lords of Illusion: To master the arts of illusionism is to hold sway over perception and, in a way, reality itself. The five prestige classes presented here allow players to master the smoke and mirror of illusionism.

Rose Coloured Glasses: A collection of magic items, particularly suited to being used by illusionists.


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