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  • The Channelers This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The channeler is an arcane casting class that casts spontaneous via charisma and gets no armor or shield proficiency, but may use simple weapons. Crunch-wise, channelers get 3/4 BAB-progression, full spellcasting (more on that later), good fort and will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and always 8 hp (of the d8) per level – uncommon, but makes sense when taking into account what the channeler essentially is about – casting via life-force.   Whenever a channeler casts a spell, s/he loses spell level x 2 hit points and […]

    The Channeler

    The Channelers This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The channeler is an arcane casting class that casts spontaneous via charisma and gets no armor or shield proficiency, but may use simple weapons. Crunch-wise, channelers get 3/4 BAB-progression, full spellcasting (more on that later), good fort and will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and always 8 hp (of the d8) per level – uncommon, but makes sense when taking into account what the channeler essentially is about – casting via life-force.   Whenever a channeler casts a spell, s/he loses spell level x 2 hit points and […]

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  • The War Dancer This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short fluffy introduction, we’re introduced to the new War Dancer base-class – so what is it about? Crunch-wise, it gets d10, 4+Int skills per level, full BAB-progression, good fort- and ref-saves, proficiency with simple and martial weapons and shields, but not any armors. In case you haven’t guessed – analogue to the monk, when unarmored the war dancer adds his wis-mod to AC and CMD and starting at 3rd level and every 4 levels after that, s/he increases the AC-bonus further by +1 and also works […]

    The War Dancer

    The War Dancer This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short fluffy introduction, we’re introduced to the new War Dancer base-class – so what is it about? Crunch-wise, it gets d10, 4+Int skills per level, full BAB-progression, good fort- and ref-saves, proficiency with simple and martial weapons and shields, but not any armors. In case you haven’t guessed – analogue to the monk, when unarmored the war dancer adds his wis-mod to AC and CMD and starting at 3rd level and every 4 levels after that, s/he increases the AC-bonus further by +1 and also works […]

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  • Recently, I spent a LOT of time contemplating why rogues are less popular in my group than e.g. rangers and stumbled into making a mechanical analysis of the class. The results were quite enlightening and explained well why there’s a vast thread on the Paizo-boards on how they are underpowered. Fast-forward. newcomer Drop Dead Studios recently impressed me with the best take of a crafting-centric-class I’ve seen for any iteration of d20 so far as their freshman offering (The Artisan, if you don’t know) and after that, they went on to release a book originally funded via kickstarter to “fix” the rogue. Do they succeed at this endeavor? Let’s take a look!   Rogue Glory This pdf is 63 pages […]

    Rogue Glory

    Recently, I spent a LOT of time contemplating why rogues are less popular in my group than e.g. rangers and stumbled into making a mechanical analysis of the class. The results were quite enlightening and explained well why there’s a vast thread on the Paizo-boards on how they are underpowered. Fast-forward. newcomer Drop Dead Studios recently impressed me with the best take of a crafting-centric-class I’ve seen for any iteration of d20 so far as their freshman offering (The Artisan, if you don’t know) and after that, they went on to release a book originally funded via kickstarter to “fix” the rogue. Do they succeed at this endeavor? Let’s take a look!   Rogue Glory This pdf is 63 pages […]

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