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  • Ultimate Evil This massive source-book clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a King Lear quote that misspells it “King Leer” and sends the academic in me into a frothing twitch, but rest assured that this thankfully does not extend to the rest of the book’s editing. 😉 So, how the proper book begin? With essays on what makes a good villain – essentially, tricks and considerations for the DM to properly make memorable antagonists – including a 100-entry strong table of considerations: From villains […]

    Ultimate Evil

    Ultimate Evil This massive source-book clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a King Lear quote that misspells it “King Leer” and sends the academic in me into a frothing twitch, but rest assured that this thankfully does not extend to the rest of the book’s editing. 😉 So, how the proper book begin? With essays on what makes a good villain – essentially, tricks and considerations for the DM to properly make memorable antagonists – including a 100-entry strong table of considerations: From villains […]

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  • Blood and Steel – The Fighter This pdf clocks in at 31 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page “Thank you”-note, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first archetype herein would be the Beast Hunter, who replaces medium, heavy armor proficiency and tower shields with bola, lasso, mancatcher and net and also actually make these subpar weapon choices rather valid with increased range, concentration DCs of those caught and even capture larger adversaries – the archetype and its focus on catching creatures via uncommon weaponry is AWESOME. It’s simple, elegant and nice. Personally, I would have preferred more tricks here or some special talents, […]

    Blood and Steel – The Fighter

    Blood and Steel – The Fighter This pdf clocks in at 31 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page “Thank you”-note, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first archetype herein would be the Beast Hunter, who replaces medium, heavy armor proficiency and tower shields with bola, lasso, mancatcher and net and also actually make these subpar weapon choices rather valid with increased range, concentration DCs of those caught and even capture larger adversaries – the archetype and its focus on catching creatures via uncommon weaponry is AWESOME. It’s simple, elegant and nice. Personally, I would have preferred more tricks here or some special talents, […]

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  • Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons This pdf clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page “Thank you for buying note”, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so what is this actually about?   Yet another spellbook? No, actually, this is something different. Remember Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved? One of the better d20-systems and variants of Dungeons & Dragons released in the 3.X days of old, its spells had a particular, rather rewarding mechanic- they could be cast in two additional ways – one heightened and one diminished way, each modifying the spell’s level by +1/-1 respectively. The effects were modified thus and the overall result was a more […]

    Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons

    Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons This pdf clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page “Thank you for buying note”, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so what is this actually about?   Yet another spellbook? No, actually, this is something different. Remember Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved? One of the better d20-systems and variants of Dungeons & Dragons released in the 3.X days of old, its spells had a particular, rather rewarding mechanic- they could be cast in two additional ways – one heightened and one diminished way, each modifying the spell’s level by +1/-1 respectively. The effects were modified thus and the overall result was a more […]

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  • Mind over Matter: Psychic Warrior, Aegis & Vitalist The second Mind over Matter-supplement for Dreamscarred Press’ Ultimate Psionics clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page intro/ToC, 1 page “Thank you”-note and 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 22. pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with new Aegis archetypes, the first of which would be the Bulwark Sovereign. The bulwark Sovereign increases size by a category when manifesting the astral suit and changing into the suit takes two full rounds, which is rather impractical. To offset that, the astral suit receives free customizations (hardened strikes and hardness, at 10th level reach) and imposes […]

    Mind over Matter: Psychic Warrior, Aegis & Vitalist

    Mind over Matter: Psychic Warrior, Aegis & Vitalist The second Mind over Matter-supplement for Dreamscarred Press’ Ultimate Psionics clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page intro/ToC, 1 page “Thank you”-note and 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 22. pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with new Aegis archetypes, the first of which would be the Bulwark Sovereign. The bulwark Sovereign increases size by a category when manifesting the astral suit and changing into the suit takes two full rounds, which is rather impractical. To offset that, the astral suit receives free customizations (hardened strikes and hardness, at 10th level reach) and imposes […]

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  • Mind over Matter: Psions & Soulknives This book that expands the glorious Psionics-rules from Dreamscarred Press’ Ultimate Psionics clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ~1.5 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with ~15.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We immediately kick off with a new archetype for Nomads, the Locus. Skill-wise, they exchange fly and survival for bluff and perception as class skills and overall, they modify the discipline abilities of the Nomad beyond 2nd level, i.e. the archetype’s signature tricks are learned at 8th, 14th and 20th level and replace the respective default discipline abilities. What are these? Well the 8th level ability lets the […]

    Mind over Matter: Psions & Soulknives

    Mind over Matter: Psions & Soulknives This book that expands the glorious Psionics-rules from Dreamscarred Press’ Ultimate Psionics clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ~1.5 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with ~15.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We immediately kick off with a new archetype for Nomads, the Locus. Skill-wise, they exchange fly and survival for bluff and perception as class skills and overall, they modify the discipline abilities of the Nomad beyond 2nd level, i.e. the archetype’s signature tricks are learned at 8th, 14th and 20th level and replace the respective default discipline abilities. What are these? Well the 8th level ability lets the […]

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  • Into the Breach: Magus This pdf by d20pfsrd.com publishing/flying pincushion is 29 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with 11 different archetypes for the Magus, first of which would be the Agony Drinker – this is essentially a pain/negative-energy themed magus. They add properties like vicious etc. to their arsenal. The class gain negative energy affinity, which, for good groups, is a very strong detriment, whereas in evil groups, it tends to be very strong -usually, you only see that one in powerful races as a mitigating, […]

    Into the Breach: Magus

    Into the Breach: Magus This pdf by d20pfsrd.com publishing/flying pincushion is 29 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with 11 different archetypes for the Magus, first of which would be the Agony Drinker – this is essentially a pain/negative-energy themed magus. They add properties like vicious etc. to their arsenal. The class gain negative energy affinity, which, for good groups, is a very strong detriment, whereas in evil groups, it tends to be very strong -usually, you only see that one in powerful races as a mitigating, […]

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