Genre Cloak & Dagger
Current Story Arc The Tempest
Start Date September 29, 2012
End Date Pending

As the Heroes of Almas meet for the first time, a sinister plot of the Aspis Consortium goes unnoticed by many. But within the ranks of the Consortium, a shift in power is threatening to tip the balance of scales that could affect all of the Inner Sea. When power-hungry members of the Consortium threaten the establishment of its hierarchy, blood and chaos follows.

Character Creation

Character Creation Information
Stats Epic Fantasy Point Buy
Starting Level 1st
Starting Money Maximum of class
House Rules Yes
Hero Points Yes
Campaign Traits None
Restricted Books None
Alignment Restrictions None

Creation Guidelines

Characters in Dominion are agents of the Aspis Consortium that serve as special operatives designed to perform difficult tasks that often are of questionable moral intent. Characters in Dominion are required to be capable of being stealthy and operating in the shadows. Strong subterfuge and social skills are highly recommended, as is the ability to strike quickly and return to the shadows; unseen.

Special Options

Dynamic Combat Rules

Climb Enemy

A character can climb on the back of a creature at least two size categories larger, he gains +2 on attack rolls, the creature is considered flat-footed against your attacks.

Initiating a Climbing Attack
Initiating a climbing attack on a creature is a special full-round action. In order to perform this maneuver, a you enter a creature’s square (potentially provoking an attack of opportunity for the movement, unless the character makes a successful Acrobatics check). Once the movement has been made, you then makes a climb check against the target's Combat Maneuver Defense. Characters with a climb speed gain a +10 bonus on this check. At the end of this full-round action you may male one melee or ranged attack at your highest attack bonus.

Maintaining the Climbing Attack
Each round you remain on the creature, you must make an acrobatics or climb check (your choice) to remain atop. A creature may spend a full-round action on its turn trying to shake you off, forcing you to immediately make an acrobatics or climb check as if you began the round on the creature.

In either case, you must make Balance checks opposed by the creature’s Strength checks on both your turn and your opponent’s turn to keep your footing. While clinging to a creature, you cannot take a full-attack action, and if you are knocked off, you fall prone in an adjacent square (use the grenade-like weapons table to determine the direction you fall in).

Related Feats

The Bigger They Are (Combat)
Prerequisite: Climb 4 or Acrobatics 4
Benefit: The targets of your combat climb no do not get their size bonus to their combat maneuver defense. When performing a combat climb, you may maintain the maneuver as a swift action.

The Harder They Fall (Combat)
Prerequisite: The Bigger They Are, Base Attack Bonus +12
Benefit: When performing a combat climb on a creature, you automatically confirm critical threats with attacks made against them.

Sanity & Madness

Dominion will be utilizing the Pathfinder rules for Sanity and Madness found int he Gamemastery Guide.

Sanity & Madness

Starting Money

Characters in Dominion begin with the maximum possible starting money for their class.

Story Synopsis

Book I: The Slow Knife
Chapter I The Tempest


Major Locations