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The Witching Hour Is Here

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Witches have been in the world as long as magic flowed from the source, the magic they wield is old, ritualistic, and powerful. They don’t have to rely on gods, pacts, or untold years of study as their power comes from the gnosis of otherworldly beings who sought companionship and union with the witch. Those who bond with these beings start down the long path of becoming a witch.

Not all survive this path, the established magical orders of the world see witches as a threat to their dominion. With their Sacred Secrets, each witch has access to powerful knowledge that only they can use and is hidden to all others. Because of this, far too many witches have been hunted down, persecuted, and interrogated. Most, have only survived by hiding or pretending to be druids, warlocks, or wizards but with the turning of the age, a record number of new witches are coming into their power and refuse to be hunted in the dark. What is this Book A Witch’s Primer contains new game material and worldbuilding content for 5e.

In this fully searchable and bookmarked book, you’ll find the brand new Witch class with 14 archetypes, 5 archetypes for the standard classes, 3 new backgrounds, feats, equipment, 102 new spells, and advice on how to place witches into your world. This supplement is designed to work inside the system and to expand the options for Game Masters and players. Before using anything from this book Players should ask their GMs about using any material. GMs can also use the new material from this book for designing nonplayer characters. Use what you want but most importantly, enjoy! How to use this Book The main goal of this book is to help you make and customize your new witch, personalizing them, and expanding playable options for characters of any class. The information in this book is meant to help guide both players and GMs. All the material in this book is completely new and even if a GM does not want to allow a player to be a witch, all of the material works equally for expanding options for NPCs.

Also included are hand-drawn character sheets that are compatible with standard 5e play and with an additional sheet for the witch class. These come in both standard and form-fillable versions.

Prints are currently being looked over in anticipation of hardcopies.

Preview of the Class Page Spread

Start of the Additional Character Options Section

Preview of Spells

A List of all the Witch Sacred Secrets are:

  • Secrets of Domination
  • Secrets of Dreams
  • Secrets of Frost
  • Secrets of the Feast
  • Secrets of the Forge
  • Secrets of Golemancy
  • Secrets of the Grove
  • Secrets of Healing
  • Secrets of Many
  • Secrets of the Phoenix
  • Secrets of Prophecy
  • Secrets of the Swamp
  • Secrets of the Tomb
  • Secrets of the Wraith

List of Standard Archetypes available:

  • Circle of the Vermiform - Druid
  • Occultist - Fighter
  • Oath of the Forsaker - Paladin
  • Silencer - Rogue
  • Hematomancer - Wizard
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Peter M June 21, 2020 3:09 am UTC
Question: I don't see multiclassing information for this class anywhere in the book. Is that somewhere else, like a website or something?
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Steeve N April 22, 2020 1:12 am UTC
Hello Eva! Thank you for a most fantastic class that I am using right now! Quick question though: How many times per day can I use my Sudden Manifestation?

Thank you!
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Nate R November 14, 2019 7:51 pm UTC
This is AWESOME and I'm playing a Witch in my current group - so very cool! Can I ask I quick question? Where do I find out how many Curios I can make? My DM is sure I should have a limit.
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Eva B November 16, 2019 12:11 am UTC
On the class table, the column Curios is the absolute max number of curios you can make. This includes curios that others are attuned to.
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Andrew S November 08, 2019 1:18 am UTC
I purchased this directly on Eva's website so DriveThru won't let review it here. That being said, I'm gonna do it anyway.

The passion and love that Eva, Nick, Anna, and the rest of the editing/art crew (who are all properly credited btw) brought to this project is apparent from cover to cover.
This class and all of the material in it is an incredibly interesting take on 5e mechanics and the idea of what it means to be a spellcaster in a fantasy world. Each of the 14 witch subclasses, 5 other subclasses, 3 backgrounds, and 100+ spells has unique flavor inspires ideas of not just how character can be, but how those characters shape the world around them. There's even a guide at the end of the book that outlines different play styles a witch can use and how to build different archetypes.

They then took things a step further and included 20+ pages of lore and details about different organizations to incorporate into your world. This includes religious orders and their corrupt leaders,...See more
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Sean D November 04, 2019 5:41 am UTC
Awesome, rich, and full of detail. I wish more folks put as much heart and soul into this as Eva did. Glad I kickstarted this as well. 5/5.
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Timothy R November 04, 2019 2:03 am UTC
I’m not a publisher, but I can’t review this product for some reason. Perhaps it’s due to my having Kickstarted it and my reward was the product. At any rate, I would like to say that HIDDEN ODDITIES is a beautifully rich and appropriately bewitching sourcebook for your game. The Witch and its options are inventive, innovative, and lush with flavour and lore. The art is top-tier and the entirety of the layout is clear and beautiful.

I am so very happy to have had a hand in supporting the creation of this Great Work. ⚡️✨
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Matthew W November 04, 2019 12:39 am UTC
Like Alex, I apparently cannot review this product as this is a publisher account so I'll leave some info here as well.

This is easily a 5/5 Stars product for me.

The layout of the book is exquisite. At the very beginning we get a massive index of all the things that can be found in the book, making it super easy to find everything.
Littered throughout the book are encoded messages in "witch script" that add little bits of flavor or interesting musings if you take the time to copy and paste them into any old text editor. I live for little touches like these.

The Witch class it'self is an interesting and fun new take on spellcasters and I cannot wait to roll up one of my own as a player or use the book to make some killer NPCs
The archetypes "Secrets of the Phoenix" and "Secrets of Prophecy" are both fun takes and extremely my jam. I knew instantly that I wanted to play a "Secrets of Prophecy" witch as soon as I started reading...See more
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Alex W November 02, 2019 6:21 pm UTC
So, DriveThruRPG apparently doesn't let me do reviews because this is a publisher account, but I'll leave my review here for anyone interested:

5/5 Stars. Great book, fantastic addition to your 5e game. The new Witch class has great flavour and mechanics, and is a unique and fun spell-casting class. The 14 Sacred Secrets (Witch archetypes) give a lot of different to customise the class. Even for non-Witch characters, the spells, feats, backgrounds, and additional archetypes make this book really useful and interesting.

The spell selection is wonderful, with spells that are as varied as they are fun. This is easily my favourite spell supplement to 5e.

There's been great attention payed to balance, and I would have no problem adding this material to a game I am running.

The lore section provides factions and NPC leaders that make for great character tie-ins or DM fronts.

So, in addition to all this great gaming material, you get high production...See more
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