Flaming Crab Games Archive

  • 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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