Forest Guardian Press Archive

  • Yggdrasil Fanzine #1: Dark Magic This fanzine for Kobold Press‘ Midgard setting clocks in at 95 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 9 pages of advertisements (many of which are half-pages), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 83 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It should be noted that I usually don’t review free e-zines, but this was requested as a non-prioritized review by my patreons and, well, I listen to them. This book being FREE itself constitutes a definite plus for this book, so if something I tell you about strikes your fancy, please do check this out.   After a brief introduction by both Wolfgang Baur and Morgan Boehringer, we begin with Curtis […]

    Yggdrasil Fanzine #1: Dark Magic

    Yggdrasil Fanzine #1: Dark Magic This fanzine for Kobold Press‘ Midgard setting clocks in at 95 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 9 pages of advertisements (many of which are half-pages), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 83 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It should be noted that I usually don’t review free e-zines, but this was requested as a non-prioritized review by my patreons and, well, I listen to them. This book being FREE itself constitutes a definite plus for this book, so if something I tell you about strikes your fancy, please do check this out.   After a brief introduction by both Wolfgang Baur and Morgan Boehringer, we begin with Curtis […]

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  • Warpriest: Zeal This expansion for the Warpriest class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content – quite a bunch for the low price point, so let’s take a look!   So…obviously the author of this pdf was as underwhelmed as I was when it came to the precise effects of what fervor does – sure, it’s mechanically feasible to heal/harm and swift cast…but that isn’t really what one associates with “fervor”, right? Thus, this pdf introduces a significant, dare I say, huge, array of options to widen the scope of fervor’s application. The revised fervor presented herein can be used 1/2 class level + Wisdom […]

    Warpriest: Zeal

    Warpriest: Zeal This expansion for the Warpriest class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content – quite a bunch for the low price point, so let’s take a look!   So…obviously the author of this pdf was as underwhelmed as I was when it came to the precise effects of what fervor does – sure, it’s mechanically feasible to heal/harm and swift cast…but that isn’t really what one associates with “fervor”, right? Thus, this pdf introduces a significant, dare I say, huge, array of options to widen the scope of fervor’s application. The revised fervor presented herein can be used 1/2 class level + Wisdom […]

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  • Uncommon Callings Book 1: Archetypes for Outcasts, Vagabonds and Pariahskahovka-service.ru The first Uncommon Calling book clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,  1page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this collection of archetypes with the wild shot brawler, whose unarmed strike damage does not increase beyond 4th level; instead, he begins play with training in either a hand crossbow or a one-handed firearm, The former nets +1 to attack rolls with the weapon, the latter  Gunsmithing as well as a battered pistol as the gunslinger – both obviously also net the respective proficiencies. This replaces shield proficiency. If hand crossbows are chosen, 1st level lets […]

    Uncommon Callings Book 1: Archetypes for Outcasts, Vagabonds and Pariahs

    Uncommon Callings Book 1: Archetypes for Outcasts, Vagabonds and Pariahskahovka-service.ru The first Uncommon Calling book clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,  1page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this collection of archetypes with the wild shot brawler, whose unarmed strike damage does not increase beyond 4th level; instead, he begins play with training in either a hand crossbow or a one-handed firearm, The former nets +1 to attack rolls with the weapon, the latter  Gunsmithing as well as a battered pistol as the gunslinger – both obviously also net the respective proficiencies. This replaces shield proficiency. If hand crossbows are chosen, 1st level lets […]

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  • Fighter Nuances: Options for the Fighter Base Class This pdf clock in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, it happens. Sometimes, my dynamic working process, jumping from module to crunch and back makes me postpone a given review because I’m not in the right mind-set…or have no playtesting slot…or…or…or. Most of the time, I get back to the book in time. And sometimes, I lose track of a book in the depth of my hard drive. This fate, alas, had befallen this book. Still, they say “Better late than never” -so let’s dive into this!   The basic premise […]

    Fighter Nuances: Options for the Fighter Base Class

    Fighter Nuances: Options for the Fighter Base Class This pdf clock in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, it happens. Sometimes, my dynamic working process, jumping from module to crunch and back makes me postpone a given review because I’m not in the right mind-set…or have no playtesting slot…or…or…or. Most of the time, I get back to the book in time. And sometimes, I lose track of a book in the depth of my hard drive. This fate, alas, had befallen this book. Still, they say “Better late than never” -so let’s dive into this!   The basic premise […]

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  • The Ossuarite Druid Archetype This archetype clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The ossuarite druid receives diminished spellcastng and has the usual alignment restrictions that apply to druids and their spellcasting canceled out -all the alignments are available. As you can imagine in the face of diminished spellcasting, the ossuarite does receive something rather unique – a skeletal animal companion. (Here a nitpick that won’t influence the final rating -the companion receives the skeleton-template, not the skeletal template…) – and thankfully DR is postponed for the immunity-studded, intelligence and skill retaining cute skeletal animal until 5th […]

    The Ossuarite Druid Archetype

    The Ossuarite Druid Archetype This archetype clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The ossuarite druid receives diminished spellcastng and has the usual alignment restrictions that apply to druids and their spellcasting canceled out -all the alignments are available. As you can imagine in the face of diminished spellcasting, the ossuarite does receive something rather unique – a skeletal animal companion. (Here a nitpick that won’t influence the final rating -the companion receives the skeleton-template, not the skeletal template…) – and thankfully DR is postponed for the immunity-studded, intelligence and skill retaining cute skeletal animal until 5th […]

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  • The Savage (Alternate Base Class) This alternate class clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   No the terminology might be considered a problem from the get-go – the word “Savage” constitutes more than a direct opposition to “civilized men.” Hence, the 1st page is devoted to an explanation that acknowledges that this pdf is not based on any real life cultures -I applaud this maturity. If you’re interested in the genesis of the development and meanings associated with this particular dichotomy, feel free to drop me a line.   The Savage class is an alternate class for […]

    The Savage (Alternate Base Class)

    The Savage (Alternate Base Class) This alternate class clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   No the terminology might be considered a problem from the get-go – the word “Savage” constitutes more than a direct opposition to “civilized men.” Hence, the 1st page is devoted to an explanation that acknowledges that this pdf is not based on any real life cultures -I applaud this maturity. If you’re interested in the genesis of the development and meanings associated with this particular dichotomy, feel free to drop me a line.   The Savage class is an alternate class for […]

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  • The Direlock (Revised Edition) This revised Direlock by Forest Guardian Press is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I was asked to critique the first draft of this class and have received no compensation for it, nor have I asked for any. I have had no hand in developing this final iteration of the class and consider my verdict in no way compromised.   That out of the way, let’s take a look! The Direlock is a new base-class that gets 3/4 BAB-progression, d8, 4+Int mod skills per level, proficiency with light armor, bucklers (but not other shields), […]

    The Direlock (Revised Edition)

    The Direlock (Revised Edition) This revised Direlock by Forest Guardian Press is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I was asked to critique the first draft of this class and have received no compensation for it, nor have I asked for any. I have had no hand in developing this final iteration of the class and consider my verdict in no way compromised.   That out of the way, let’s take a look! The Direlock is a new base-class that gets 3/4 BAB-progression, d8, 4+Int mod skills per level, proficiency with light armor, bucklers (but not other shields), […]

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  • The Direlock This first offering by Forest Guardian Press is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I was asked to critique the first draft of this class and have received no compensation for it, nor have I asked for any. I have had no hand in developing this final iteration of the class and consider my verdict in no way compromised.   That out of the way, let’s take a look! The Direlock is a new base-class that gets 3/4 BAB-progression, d8, 4+Int mod skills per level, proficiency with light armor, bucklers (but not other shields), all simple […]

    The Direlock

    The Direlock This first offering by Forest Guardian Press is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I was asked to critique the first draft of this class and have received no compensation for it, nor have I asked for any. I have had no hand in developing this final iteration of the class and consider my verdict in no way compromised.   That out of the way, let’s take a look! The Direlock is a new base-class that gets 3/4 BAB-progression, d8, 4+Int mod skills per level, proficiency with light armor, bucklers (but not other shields), all simple […]

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