Cover by Alexander Sorensen
Ascension is my tribute to Epic/Immortal games in Dungeons & Dragons. I grew up pouring over and daydreaming about the gods and monsters that filled the pages of the 1st edition AD&D Deities and Demigods. It was not only one of the foundations of my introduction to Dungeons & Dragons but of mythology as well. The seeds planted by the pages of that book grew into a lifelong fascination with deities and mythology. Soon after I had been captivated by Deities and Demigods. I discovered the gloriously bizarre world of Frank Mentzer's Immortal Rules and realized we aren't limited to contemplating the lives of the gods - we could become them! My goal for Ascension is to bring the wonder and excitement I had for mythic gaming in the early '80s to the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Throw in a bit of flavor inspired by the 2nd edition's Legends and Lore/Monster Mythology and 3rd edition's Epic Level Handbook, and of course @Upper_Krust Immortals Handbook, and we have the foundation for the definitive Immortals/Epic supplement for 5th edition!
This was originally intended to be a quarterly Zine I funded through Kickstarter. However, the pressure's of creating content I considered print worthy were just to much. I stopped the Kickstarter and I am in the process of refunding the backers. However, I didn't want the work to go to waste. So after discorporation from the physical realm, Ascension arisen as a web supplement! I am currently planning to organize this project in three threads or "books:" Player's Guide, Game Master's Guide, and Friends and Foes. Maybe someday these will get published, but the focus for now is getting this out to the public and getting feedback. Finally, I want to give a quick shout out to all the Kickstarter backers you believed and supported the original project. Thank you for your support and I apologize for not being able to deliver on the original plan. I hope this web-based supplement provides you with the epic options you were hoping for.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Apotheosis
Chapter 2: Exalted Forms
Chapter 3: Divine Authority
Chapter 4: Exalted Equipment
Chapter 5: Exalted Combat
Chapter 6: Exalted Adventures
Chapter 7: Dominions
Chapter 8: Exalted Powers
ASCENSION, The Codex of Exalted, Book 2: GM's Guide
ASCENSION, The Codex of Exalted, Book 3: Friends & Foes
Thank you to the Kickstarter backers who made a good portion of this project possible:
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