Flaming Crab Games Archive

  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene (revised edition) This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ delightfully oddball Letters-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a nice letter from the planeshopping vessel, thankfully salvaged for our collective delights by J Gray.   Now we’ve all been there: The PCs have just battled through a horde of foes, are covered in blood and guts…and then, they walk into a tavern. As if that does not look weird. And no one cares. We begin this pdf thus, appropriately, with a nice and handy table […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene (revised edition)

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene (revised edition) This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ delightfully oddball Letters-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a nice letter from the planeshopping vessel, thankfully salvaged for our collective delights by J Gray.   Now we’ve all been there: The PCs have just battled through a horde of foes, are covered in blood and guts…and then, they walk into a tavern. As if that does not look weird. And no one cares. We begin this pdf thus, appropriately, with a nice and handy table […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ delightfully oddball Letters-series clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a nice letter from the planeshopping vessel, thankfully salvaged for our collective delights by J Gray.   Now we’ve all been there: The PCs have just battled through a horde of foes, are covered in blood and guts…and then, they walk into a tavern. As if that does not look weird. And no one cares. We begin this pdf thus, appropriately, with a nice and handy table pertaining social […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ delightfully oddball Letters-series clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a nice letter from the planeshopping vessel, thankfully salvaged for our collective delights by J Gray.   Now we’ve all been there: The PCs have just battled through a horde of foes, are covered in blood and guts…and then, they walk into a tavern. As if that does not look weird. And no one cares. We begin this pdf thus, appropriately, with a nice and handy table pertaining social […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Coins and Credit This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ oddball Letters-series that deals with unconventional topics clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Coins. Money. Gold or the Euro or the American Dollar. The stuff that binds civilization together and makes completely foreign nations that would otherwise hate each other engage in trade. Coinage has a role as important to our development as a species as few other inventions – and it is EVERYWHERE in our games. The dragon’s hoard. The orc’s pocket. Heck, it could be argued that from a certain 3-adventure […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Coins and Credit

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Coins and Credit This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ oddball Letters-series that deals with unconventional topics clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Coins. Money. Gold or the Euro or the American Dollar. The stuff that binds civilization together and makes completely foreign nations that would otherwise hate each other engage in trade. Coinage has a role as important to our development as a species as few other inventions – and it is EVERYWHERE in our games. The dragon’s hoard. The orc’s pocket. Heck, it could be argued that from a certain 3-adventure […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Her Story This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is the theme here? Well, beyond the obligatory letter from our favorite plane-hopping ship, the book covers historical women and translates components associated with their lives into PFRPG-mechanics – but we also are introduced to the basics of their respective stories, as the eponymous title suggests.   The first of these women would be none other than Countess Elizabeth Báthory and the pdf begins with a thematically appropriate inquisition that allows the inquisitor […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Her Story

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Her Story This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is the theme here? Well, beyond the obligatory letter from our favorite plane-hopping ship, the book covers historical women and translates components associated with their lives into PFRPG-mechanics – but we also are introduced to the basics of their respective stories, as the eponymous title suggests.   The first of these women would be none other than Countess Elizabeth Báthory and the pdf begins with a thematically appropriate inquisition that allows the inquisitor […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Iconic Princesses This installment of the creative Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The planes- and realms hopping ship UCS Flaming Crab was almost done for – but thankfully, they were saved by the arrival of 4 gorgeous women that defeated the onslaught of raptor-men…sad women also happen to be a take on classic princesses, as seen through the glasses of PFRPG. Presentation-wise, we get 1st level, 7th level and 12th level iterations for the respective princesses…so without further ado, what can be found here? Well, first […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Iconic Princesses

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Iconic Princesses This installment of the creative Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The planes- and realms hopping ship UCS Flaming Crab was almost done for – but thankfully, they were saved by the arrival of 4 gorgeous women that defeated the onslaught of raptor-men…sad women also happen to be a take on classic princesses, as seen through the glasses of PFRPG. Presentation-wise, we get 1st level, 7th level and 12th level iterations for the respective princesses…so without further ado, what can be found here? Well, first […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Here there be (tiny) Dragons This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ experimental “Letters from the Flaming Crab”-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content!   Once again, we begin this supplement with a letter from the planes-and world-hopping vessel, kindly salvaged and expanded upon by the team and made available for public consumption by this channel…so what dragons are introduced here?   The first creature we find in these pages would be the CR 3 coral dragon – aquatic dragons somewhat akin to the poisonous coral fishes, capable of squirting forth jets of poisonous acid. And yes, there is a rather gorgeous […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Here there be (tiny) Dragons

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Here there be (tiny) Dragons This installment of Flaming Crab Games’ experimental “Letters from the Flaming Crab”-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content!   Once again, we begin this supplement with a letter from the planes-and world-hopping vessel, kindly salvaged and expanded upon by the team and made available for public consumption by this channel…so what dragons are introduced here?   The first creature we find in these pages would be the CR 3 coral dragon – aquatic dragons somewhat akin to the poisonous coral fishes, capable of squirting forth jets of poisonous acid. And yes, there is a rather gorgeous […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Wheel of the Year This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 3/4 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a brief letter from the planes- and worlds-jumping vessel called Flaming Crab before we dive into the respective cntent – though this time around, we really get creative. You see, as the pdf’s name implies, this is all about the wheel of the year, a concept probably rather familiar to those of you interested in mythology, pagan religions and the like – but before […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Wheel of the Year

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Wheel of the Year This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 3/4 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, we begin this installment with a brief letter from the planes- and worlds-jumping vessel called Flaming Crab before we dive into the respective cntent – though this time around, we really get creative. You see, as the pdf’s name implies, this is all about the wheel of the year, a concept probably rather familiar to those of you interested in mythology, pagan religions and the like – but before […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Haunted Places This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with  7.5 pages of content, though one of these would be the gorgeous cover in an un-swished-version – kudos for the great artwork there!   After the by now traditional letter from the planes-hopping ship Flaming Crab, we dive right in and begin with the chimney coffin (lavishly rendered in b/w!), providing a cool CR 6 suffocation-based haunt. Two thumbs up for this fellow!   Thereafter, we get a new spirit to channel for the Medium-class, the Child. You apply the spirit bonus to Bluff, Climb, […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Haunted Places

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Haunted Places This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with  7.5 pages of content, though one of these would be the gorgeous cover in an un-swished-version – kudos for the great artwork there!   After the by now traditional letter from the planes-hopping ship Flaming Crab, we dive right in and begin with the chimney coffin (lavishly rendered in b/w!), providing a cool CR 6 suffocation-based haunt. Two thumbs up for this fellow!   Thereafter, we get a new spirit to channel for the Medium-class, the Child. You apply the spirit bonus to Bluff, Climb, […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Culinary Magic This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 3/4 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As in the first installment, we begin with a missive from captain Kelly Shell, captain of the planes- and worlds-jumping eponymous Flaming Crab, conveniently translated and compiled for us by J Gray. This page also consolidates Craft (cooking) and Craft (baking) into Craft (culinary), which is a sensible step.   So, how does culinary magic work? Well, each dish has a name, a difficulty for Craft (culinary) to make the dish, a […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Culinary Magic

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Culinary Magic This installment of the Letters from the Flaming Crab series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 3/4 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As in the first installment, we begin with a missive from captain Kelly Shell, captain of the planes- and worlds-jumping eponymous Flaming Crab, conveniently translated and compiled for us by J Gray. This page also consolidates Craft (cooking) and Craft (baking) into Craft (culinary), which is a sensible step.   So, how does culinary magic work? Well, each dish has a name, a difficulty for Craft (culinary) to make the dish, a […]

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  • The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor The first collection of magic items released by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment via 6 new magic armor special abilities: Featherlight armor duplicates featherfall and has reduced armor check penalty and increased maximum Dexterity bonus. Analogue to this, sea-faring armor provides water breathing and easier Swimming. While light resting armor allows the user to expend a move action to mitigate the armor’s arcane spell failure for enhancement bonus rounds. I’m not a big fan of giant wrestling armor – it ignores the […]

    The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor

    The Dragon’s Hoard: Magic Arms and Armor The first collection of magic items released by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment via 6 new magic armor special abilities: Featherlight armor duplicates featherfall and has reduced armor check penalty and increased maximum Dexterity bonus. Analogue to this, sea-faring armor provides water breathing and easier Swimming. While light resting armor allows the user to expend a move action to mitigate the armor’s arcane spell failure for enhancement bonus rounds. I’m not a big fan of giant wrestling armor – it ignores the […]

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  • Letters from the Flaming Crab: Winged Cavalry The first of the installments of Flaming Crab Games’ series of experimental pdfs clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a well-written letter sent by Molly Shell, captain of the UCs Flaming Crab, which, thanks to the cooperation of Einstein and Tesla, has obviously managed to transcend the borders of an alotopia of our world – and ended up in a storm, which brought it to J Gray’s house…   Flavor-wise, we begin well here. The pdf begins with the Wind Warden, a class that gets […]

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Winged Cavalry

    Letters from the Flaming Crab: Winged Cavalry The first of the installments of Flaming Crab Games’ series of experimental pdfs clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a well-written letter sent by Molly Shell, captain of the UCs Flaming Crab, which, thanks to the cooperation of Einstein and Tesla, has obviously managed to transcend the borders of an alotopia of our world – and ended up in a storm, which brought it to J Gray’s house…   Flavor-wise, we begin well here. The pdf begins with the Wind Warden, a class that gets […]

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  • The Demon Shaman Base Class This base class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Demon shamans as a class need to be non-lawful, non-good and get d8, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and proficiency with simple weapons, but not with any armor – they are subject to spell failure chances when wearing armor. Demon Shamans gain spontaneous spellcasting of up to 6th level, but learn all spells from their very limited spell-list, which focuses on anti-good-alignment, chaos-based trickery and summoning. The class begins play with Eschew materials as a bonus feat and […]

    The Demon Shaman Base Class

    The Demon Shaman Base Class This base class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Demon shamans as a class need to be non-lawful, non-good and get d8, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and proficiency with simple weapons, but not with any armor – they are subject to spell failure chances when wearing armor. Demon Shamans gain spontaneous spellcasting of up to 6th level, but learn all spells from their very limited spell-list, which focuses on anti-good-alignment, chaos-based trickery and summoning. The class begins play with Eschew materials as a bonus feat and […]

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  • Advanced Archetypes II The second collection of Flaming Crab Games’ archetype-books clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s dive right in!   The first archetype herein would be the Blood Scoundrel Bloodrager, who begins with perhaps one of the oddest decisions regarding spellcasting – instead of the highly restrictive bloodrager spells, the archetype instead gains access to all enchantment and illusion spells from the wizard spell-list. Ouch, but let’s see whether the rest justifies that. The archetype adds Bluff, Disguise, Sense Motive and Stealth to the class-skill-list. They also receive proficiency in rogue-y weaponry as well as the option to cast bloodline […]

    Advanced Archetypes II

    Advanced Archetypes II The second collection of Flaming Crab Games’ archetype-books clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s dive right in!   The first archetype herein would be the Blood Scoundrel Bloodrager, who begins with perhaps one of the oddest decisions regarding spellcasting – instead of the highly restrictive bloodrager spells, the archetype instead gains access to all enchantment and illusion spells from the wizard spell-list. Ouch, but let’s see whether the rest justifies that. The archetype adds Bluff, Disguise, Sense Motive and Stealth to the class-skill-list. They also receive proficiency in rogue-y weaponry as well as the option to cast bloodline […]

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  • More Forgotten Feats The second collection of forgotten 3.X feats updated for Pathfinder clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 7.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin with a nice piece of b/w-artwork as well as a handy feat-table listing the content herein and then dive right into the feats – so what do they do?   -Ambidextrous: Halve TWF-penalties. This feat is odd in that PFRPG streamlined the heavy feat tax that made 3.0 rangers so dip-required for TWF – so let’s run the numbers: normal penalty: Halved to -3/-5. Off-hand weapon light? -2/-4. TWF? -2/-2. Off-hand weapon light + TWF: -1/-1. […]

    More Forgotten Feats

    More Forgotten Feats The second collection of forgotten 3.X feats updated for Pathfinder clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 7.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin with a nice piece of b/w-artwork as well as a handy feat-table listing the content herein and then dive right into the feats – so what do they do?   -Ambidextrous: Halve TWF-penalties. This feat is odd in that PFRPG streamlined the heavy feat tax that made 3.0 rangers so dip-required for TWF – so let’s run the numbers: normal penalty: Halved to -3/-5. Off-hand weapon light? -2/-4. TWF? -2/-2. Off-hand weapon light + TWF: -1/-1. […]

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  • Cavalier Orders This pdf clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so without much ado, this pdf kicks off with the first order – and you’ll notice something from the get-go: Each of the orders herein receives an absolutely gorgeous, high-quality original full-color artwork – with the respective cavaliers being represented together on the final page – this is an aesthetically pleasing pdf.   The first order would be the order of the Black Rose – and it is already a high-concept one, with challenge targets having their AC against melee attacks penalized. Second level nets […]

    Cavalier Orders

    Cavalier Orders This pdf clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so without much ado, this pdf kicks off with the first order – and you’ll notice something from the get-go: Each of the orders herein receives an absolutely gorgeous, high-quality original full-color artwork – with the respective cavaliers being represented together on the final page – this is an aesthetically pleasing pdf.   The first order would be the order of the Black Rose – and it is already a high-concept one, with challenge targets having their AC against melee attacks penalized. Second level nets […]

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  • Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons This little FREE pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, 1 page odd drawing, 1 page variant cover, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Beyond the obligatory spell-list by class (including Shaman), Bosco’s spells have a peculiarity: The spells herein can be used for spell failure equivalents – each spell herein has the base spell in parentheses. If the spell has a target, there is a 33% chance it targets the caster, 34% – 66% targets a random creature, 67%-100% means the original target is subjected to the effect. The pdf suggests a 50% chance for casting […]

    Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons

    Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons This little FREE pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, 1 page odd drawing, 1 page variant cover, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Beyond the obligatory spell-list by class (including Shaman), Bosco’s spells have a peculiarity: The spells herein can be used for spell failure equivalents – each spell herein has the base spell in parentheses. If the spell has a target, there is a 33% chance it targets the caster, 34% – 66% targets a random creature, 67%-100% means the original target is subjected to the effect. The pdf suggests a 50% chance for casting […]

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  • Summon Undead This massive book by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 90 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2.5 pages SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 83.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Back in 3.X, there was the old saying that arcanists just suck at necromancy – and to a certain extent, this still is true – surprisingly, if you think about. While fiction does provide ample examples for vile priests commanding the legions of the undead, the iconic image is still that of the necrotheurge (which would be the proper, non-game-speak way to refer to them, just fyi…), the arcane caster, the evil wizard commanding […]

    Summon Undead

    Summon Undead This massive book by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 90 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2.5 pages SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 83.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Back in 3.X, there was the old saying that arcanists just suck at necromancy – and to a certain extent, this still is true – surprisingly, if you think about. While fiction does provide ample examples for vile priests commanding the legions of the undead, the iconic image is still that of the necrotheurge (which would be the proper, non-game-speak way to refer to them, just fyi…), the arcane caster, the evil wizard commanding […]

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  • Advanced Archetypes This pdf clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 18 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with the Avatar archetype for the cleric: These guys need to match their deity’s alignment and receive a -2 penalty with any weapon but the respective deity’s favored weapon. Additionally, they may not select spells with a descriptor that is not featured among the respective deity’s alignment. To give you an example, an avatar of a neutral deity would not be able to cast either good, lawful, evil or chaotic spells – which is odd from a […]

    Advanced Archetypes

    Advanced Archetypes This pdf clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 18 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with the Avatar archetype for the cleric: These guys need to match their deity’s alignment and receive a -2 penalty with any weapon but the respective deity’s favored weapon. Additionally, they may not select spells with a descriptor that is not featured among the respective deity’s alignment. To give you an example, an avatar of a neutral deity would not be able to cast either good, lawful, evil or chaotic spells – which is odd from a […]

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  • Hunter Archetypes This little pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sans much fanfare, we are introduced right away to the first archetype for the hunter class, the Big Game Hunter: Instead of precise companion, these guys get a scaling AC-and Ref-save bonus versus creatures one or more size categories bigger. Instead of teamwork feats at 3rd, 9th and 15th level, the archetype receives bonus damage (first +1d6, later +1d6 per step in aforementioned progression) versus creatures two or more size categories larger. Starting at 8th level, the hunter can grow the animal companion to huge size, […]

    Hunter Archetypes

    Hunter Archetypes This little pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sans much fanfare, we are introduced right away to the first archetype for the hunter class, the Big Game Hunter: Instead of precise companion, these guys get a scaling AC-and Ref-save bonus versus creatures one or more size categories bigger. Instead of teamwork feats at 3rd, 9th and 15th level, the archetype receives bonus damage (first +1d6, later +1d6 per step in aforementioned progression) versus creatures two or more size categories larger. Starting at 8th level, the hunter can grow the animal companion to huge size, […]

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  • Forgotten Core Feats (Revised) This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 page SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Without an introduction, but thankfully with a table that lists the feats herein, we delve right into the meat of this book, so what do we get? Feats. A lot of them.   -Boon Pack: Animal companions and familiars are treated as druid level +2, up to a max of character level. Stacks with boon companion. Essentially a second feat for a total of up to +6 levels animal companion/familiar progression. Nice for multiclass-chars.   -Cunning: For every HD beyond 3rd, you gain +1 skill rank. […]

    Forgotten Core Feats (Revised)

    Forgotten Core Feats (Revised) This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 page SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Without an introduction, but thankfully with a table that lists the feats herein, we delve right into the meat of this book, so what do we get? Feats. A lot of them.   -Boon Pack: Animal companions and familiars are treated as druid level +2, up to a max of character level. Stacks with boon companion. Essentially a second feat for a total of up to +6 levels animal companion/familiar progression. Nice for multiclass-chars.   -Cunning: For every HD beyond 3rd, you gain +1 skill rank. […]

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  • The Priest Base Class The freshman offering by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The priest base class gets d6, 4+Int skills, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Will-saves as well as proficiency with club, dagger, light mace, quarterstaff and stake. The priest does not get armor or shield proficiency. Off here: the priest loses spellcasting while wearing armor or shields – no increased spell failure or the like – just strap a padded armor on those hostile priests and boom: Impotent priests. Not a fan of this design decision.   Like a cleric, the priest receives […]

    The Priest Base Class

    The Priest Base Class The freshman offering by Flaming Crab Games clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The priest base class gets d6, 4+Int skills, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Will-saves as well as proficiency with club, dagger, light mace, quarterstaff and stake. The priest does not get armor or shield proficiency. Off here: the priest loses spellcasting while wearing armor or shields – no increased spell failure or the like – just strap a padded armor on those hostile priests and boom: Impotent priests. Not a fan of this design decision.   Like a cleric, the priest receives […]

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  • Once Upon an Encounter: The Scorpion and the Frog The second installment of Flaming Crab Games’ “Once Upon an Encounter”-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an encounter-set-up, the following has SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Only GMs left? All right! So, the PCs head towards one big stream – thankfully, an innovative, oxen-powered paddle-barge is offering cost-efficient means to cross the river – it should be noted that the barge is fully mapped. The set-up is as follows: We have Captain Ty, two ox-drivers, oxen, a […]

    Once Upon an Encounter: The Scorpion and the Frog

    Once Upon an Encounter: The Scorpion and the Frog The second installment of Flaming Crab Games’ “Once Upon an Encounter”-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an encounter-set-up, the following has SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Only GMs left? All right! So, the PCs head towards one big stream – thankfully, an innovative, oxen-powered paddle-barge is offering cost-efficient means to cross the river – it should be noted that the barge is fully mapped. The set-up is as follows: We have Captain Ty, two ox-drivers, oxen, a […]

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  • Spellstaff: The Magic User’s Weapon This supplement clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages, so let’s take a look!   This pdf throws you right into the subject matter, with the very first page already depicting the tables containing the respective spellstaves and the feats-table, while also explaining the terminology:   Charges denote the unit of ammunition utilized by a spellstaff; capacity the maximum number of charges a spellstaff can hold. Magic User would be any character capable of casting spells. Basic stat-wise, spellstaves sport a base damage of 1d8 for medium weapons, a critical threat range of 19-20 and a range of 10 ft. A regular […]

    Spellstaff: The Magic User’s Weapon

    Spellstaff: The Magic User’s Weapon This supplement clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages, so let’s take a look!   This pdf throws you right into the subject matter, with the very first page already depicting the tables containing the respective spellstaves and the feats-table, while also explaining the terminology:   Charges denote the unit of ammunition utilized by a spellstaff; capacity the maximum number of charges a spellstaff can hold. Magic User would be any character capable of casting spells. Basic stat-wise, spellstaves sport a base damage of 1d8 for medium weapons, a critical threat range of 19-20 and a range of 10 ft. A regular […]

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  • Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood This pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I’ve you’ve been following my reviews, you may have noticed that I am quite versed with the folklore penned by the Brothers Grimm – not coincidentally. Beyond being a German, I grew up with *slightly* censured original tales, only to have the uncensored ones appeal even more to me when I became old enough to cope with the rather grisly details. Suffice to say, I never was a big fan of most Disney adaptations…   What series would hence be better suited […]

    Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood

    Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood This pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I’ve you’ve been following my reviews, you may have noticed that I am quite versed with the folklore penned by the Brothers Grimm – not coincidentally. Beyond being a German, I grew up with *slightly* censured original tales, only to have the uncensored ones appeal even more to me when I became old enough to cope with the rather grisly details. Suffice to say, I never was a big fan of most Disney adaptations…   What series would hence be better suited […]

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