Announcing Epic Spellcasting in NWN2

I’ve wanted to do a version 3 of the Mage Tome mod for a while but left it on the backburner while I dealt with some RL issues and helped develop and upcoming game based on one of my childhood favourites. Once those cleared up I decided to start working on version 3 again. I already had a list of PRCs and spells I was interested in adding but I needed a big improvement to add to the game to justify making a new major version of the mod. It needed to top the Shadow Magic system I created in […]

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NWN2 Mod Mage Tome Version 2 Launched

Broken Staff Studios is pleased to announce the launch of version 2 of the Mage Tome mod for Neverwinter Nights 2. This project began in the early summer of 2015 and is now available for download on December 1, 2015 as an early Christmas present to fans of NWN2 and DnD 3.5. Mage Tome is a mod that adds many PRCs (prestige classes) and spells for arcane spellcasters in Neverwinter Nights 2. It requires the base game plus the two expansions. What Has Been Added in Version 2.0? There have been three big changes included in the second launch of […]

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Adding Force Magic to Neverwinter Nights 2

Two of my previous blog posts have outlined two major updates that are happening in the second release of the Mage Tome mod: shadow magic and the twin juggernaut arcane PRCs Incantrix and Initiate of the Sevenfold Veil. This post will highlight the third major update to the mod: force magic. By force magic I do not mean THE FORCE but force as in physics. Many new force related spells from Spell Compendium, Lost Empires of Faerun, City of Splendors: Waterdeep and other source books have been added. Plus we are adding the three PRCs I found that best fit […]

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NWN2 PRC News: Incantrix & Initiate of the Sevenfold Veil

NWN2 wizard fans rejoice! The upcoming version 2 release of the Mage Tome system expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights 2 will not only include shadow magic with the Shadowcaster base class and 3 related PRCs, but it will also include two of the most beloved PRCs for arcane spellcasters: the metamagic master Incantrix and the defensive juggernaut Initiate of the Sevenfold Veil. These two PRCs are popular for their defensive power and style, with some DMs complaining they are overpowered. Due to system limitations and in the name of balance, both will be modified from their PnP roots to better […]

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NWN2 Mod Mage Tome – Version 2 Development Update

After almost a month of development into version two of the mod Shadow Magic is moving along nicely. What started as a ‘I wonder if I can implement Shadow Magic from Tome & Magic handbook’ has turned into hours and hours of research, testing, design and coding. It is exciting to see the concept finally take shape in the Neverwinter engine. What’s the Project Status? Here’s a quick look at the progress: The base Shadowcaster class is complete up to twenty levels. Most of the desired mysteries have been scripted. Some are still not working and a whole round of […]

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Shadow Magic is on the Way!

Neverwinter Nights 2 has wizards, sorcerers and warlocks as arcane spellcasters out of the box. That should be enough variety, but it is not for me. Years ago I made the Mage Tome prestige class and spell mod for NWN2 because I always like having more and more options. In the Tome of Magic DND book the Shadowcaster class tweaked my interest. It was an interesting take on an alternative arcane caster. The flavour text was interesting, powerful and intriguing at the same time. Then when I went to look at the class my interest level dropped. It was so […]

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