II Archive

  • Occult Archetypes II The second collection of Occult Archetypes released by Legendary Games clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 1 page ToC,4 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, though it should be noted that, as always for Legendary Games, there’s a lot of content crammed into these pages.   We begin with the Alterationist alchemist archetype, who must be an aberration to qualify for the archetype. The archetype replaces the formulae component of alchemy with the ability to cast psychic spells drawn from the alchemist list as a mesmerist, using Int-mod as governing key […]

    Occult Archetypes II

    Occult Archetypes II The second collection of Occult Archetypes released by Legendary Games clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 1 page ToC,4 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, though it should be noted that, as always for Legendary Games, there’s a lot of content crammed into these pages.   We begin with the Alterationist alchemist archetype, who must be an aberration to qualify for the archetype. The archetype replaces the formulae component of alchemy with the ability to cast psychic spells drawn from the alchemist list as a mesmerist, using Int-mod as governing key […]

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  • Psionics Augmented: Highlord II This expansion for the highlord-class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2page of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with 10.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I assume familiarity with the highlord in my discussion here.   This pdf offers two new archetypes for the highlord, the first of which would be the Cherished, who only gets proficiency with simple weapons and light as well as medium armors and shields excluding tower shields. The cherished’s intentions are perpetually shrouded by a psionically-charged veneer of innocence. As long as she is psionically focused, the cherished is immune to magical, supernatural or psionic attempts to read her […]

    Psionics Augmented: Highlord II

    Psionics Augmented: Highlord II This expansion for the highlord-class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2page of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with 10.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I assume familiarity with the highlord in my discussion here.   This pdf offers two new archetypes for the highlord, the first of which would be the Cherished, who only gets proficiency with simple weapons and light as well as medium armors and shields excluding tower shields. The cherished’s intentions are perpetually shrouded by a psionically-charged veneer of innocence. As long as she is psionically focused, the cherished is immune to magical, supernatural or psionic attempts to read her […]

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  • Legendary Kineticists II The second of Legendary Games‘ expansion books for the kineticist clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of introductions, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of crunch, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with a selection of new kineticist archetypes, starting with the bestial kineticist. Here’s the thing. It’s not for your CHARACTER. It’s for your animal companion! A bestial kineticist may select any feat that requires kineticist levels, using HD as kineticist levels, as companion feats. Additionally, if the companion and master know the same kinetic blast of the same […]

    Legendary Kineticists II

    Legendary Kineticists II The second of Legendary Games‘ expansion books for the kineticist clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of introductions, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of crunch, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with a selection of new kineticist archetypes, starting with the bestial kineticist. Here’s the thing. It’s not for your CHARACTER. It’s for your animal companion! A bestial kineticist may select any feat that requires kineticist levels, using HD as kineticist levels, as companion feats. Additionally, if the companion and master know the same kinetic blast of the same […]

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  • Shadows over Riverton II: Against the Slavers The second adventure in the „Shadows over Riverton“-AP clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 54 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book. You’re seeing the review this soon because I received the copy prior to release to the public and thus had ample time to analyze and test it.   Now, before we dive into the meat of this adventure, let me talk a bit about the series: The author was one of the […]

    Shadows over Riverton II: Against the Slavers

    Shadows over Riverton II: Against the Slavers The second adventure in the „Shadows over Riverton“-AP clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 54 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book. You’re seeing the review this soon because I received the copy prior to release to the public and thus had ample time to analyze and test it.   Now, before we dive into the meat of this adventure, let me talk a bit about the series: The author was one of the […]

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  • D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral) The second of the massive D66-Compendiums clocks in at 89 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review and moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   So, since someone asked: Yes, the presence of this review means that you’ll see more Traveller-reviews in the future! It should be noted that, much like e.g. Raging Swan Press’ dressing books, this massive compilation of d66-tables is almost system neutral. While the book is obviously intended for the Traveller-system, it can easily provide a lot of […]

    D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral)

    D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral) The second of the massive D66-Compendiums clocks in at 89 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review and moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   So, since someone asked: Yes, the presence of this review means that you’ll see more Traveller-reviews in the future! It should be noted that, much like e.g. Raging Swan Press’ dressing books, this massive compilation of d66-tables is almost system neutral. While the book is obviously intended for the Traveller-system, it can easily provide a lot of […]

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  • The S’rulyan Vault II (OSR/almost system neutral) This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a non-prioritized review at the request of one my patreons.   So, the first thing you need to know would be that this product is a map, a massive map, to be more precise. Drafted by the talented Glynn Seal as well as Monstark and Fizzbig, this map comes in two iterations: One would be the classic blue and white – and yes, if you zoom in, you can see the squares. Zoom in? Yeah, this thing is humongous. As in: You can make that a super-sized-poster-monstrosity. The map comes in 300 dpi, so yeah – you *can* actually make that happen without […]

    The S’rulyan Vault II (OSR/almost system neutral)

    The S’rulyan Vault II (OSR/almost system neutral) This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a non-prioritized review at the request of one my patreons.   So, the first thing you need to know would be that this product is a map, a massive map, to be more precise. Drafted by the talented Glynn Seal as well as Monstark and Fizzbig, this map comes in two iterations: One would be the classic blue and white – and yes, if you zoom in, you can see the squares. Zoom in? Yeah, this thing is humongous. As in: You can make that a super-sized-poster-monstrosity. The map comes in 300 dpi, so yeah – you *can* actually make that happen without […]

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  • Psionics Augmented: Psychic Warriors II The second expansion for the psychic warrior class clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First things first: In order to use all parts of this book, you need Psionics Augmented: Psychic Warriors I; that becomes relevant in the feat-chapter, which btw. also features the reprints of Tap Animus and Extra Animus- you know, the feats, that frickin’ should have been in part I because more than half of the content was based on the frickin’ animus system?   … Ähem. Sorry. Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah, new archetype! The […]

    Psionics Augmented: Psychic Warriors II

    Psionics Augmented: Psychic Warriors II The second expansion for the psychic warrior class clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First things first: In order to use all parts of this book, you need Psionics Augmented: Psychic Warriors I; that becomes relevant in the feat-chapter, which btw. also features the reprints of Tap Animus and Extra Animus- you know, the feats, that frickin’ should have been in part I because more than half of the content was based on the frickin’ animus system?   … Ähem. Sorry. Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah, new archetype! The […]

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  • Vigilantes of Horror II The second supplement dealing with horrific vigilantes clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, first of all, the archetypes all make use of the variant, transformative Dual Identity variant introduced in the first Vigilantes of Horror-pdf, and yes, it has been reproduced for your convenience here. So, what are the archetypes I’m talking about? The first of these would be a modification that can be applied to them all: The revealed monster, who loses aforementioned dual identity and seamless guise with Toughness and +1 to natural armor bonus, increasing that […]

    Vigilantes of Horror II

    Vigilantes of Horror II The second supplement dealing with horrific vigilantes clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, first of all, the archetypes all make use of the variant, transformative Dual Identity variant introduced in the first Vigilantes of Horror-pdf, and yes, it has been reproduced for your convenience here. So, what are the archetypes I’m talking about? The first of these would be a modification that can be applied to them all: The revealed monster, who loses aforementioned dual identity and seamless guise with Toughness and +1 to natural armor bonus, increasing that […]

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  • Hill Cantons Compendium II (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I assume that you’ve read my review of the Hill Cantons Cosmology, for there, I explained the general make-up of this rather intriguing fantasy setting. It should be noted that, while this pdf explains the concept of corelands, borderlands and weird, I still maintain that it’s smart to read up on the former pdf before reading the two flavor pages that kick off this book: In these, both the city of Kezmarok and Marlinko, both with brief notes on surrounding areas and the […]

    Hill Cantons Compendium II (OSR)

    Hill Cantons Compendium II (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I assume that you’ve read my review of the Hill Cantons Cosmology, for there, I explained the general make-up of this rather intriguing fantasy setting. It should be noted that, while this pdf explains the concept of corelands, borderlands and weird, I still maintain that it’s smart to read up on the former pdf before reading the two flavor pages that kick off this book: In these, both the city of Kezmarok and Marlinko, both with brief notes on surrounding areas and the […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Intrigue Magic Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content, so let’s go!   -Extra Contingency: Cast two contingency spells that trigger simultaneously; cast two entirely separate contingency spells with separate triggering conditions or cast 3 contingency spells that use the same triggering condition, happening  at 1/round. And we have an amazing must-have feat for pretty much every spellcasting adversary ever. Amazing!   -Fey Spell Lore: You gain the mythic versions of all spells granted by the feat and may prepare them as though you had Piercing Spell. Nice!   -Fey Spell Versatility: Gain all mythic versions of the spells granted by the […]

    Mythic Mini: Intrigue Magic Feats II

    Mythic Mini: Intrigue Magic Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content, so let’s go!   -Extra Contingency: Cast two contingency spells that trigger simultaneously; cast two entirely separate contingency spells with separate triggering conditions or cast 3 contingency spells that use the same triggering condition, happening  at 1/round. And we have an amazing must-have feat for pretty much every spellcasting adversary ever. Amazing!   -Fey Spell Lore: You gain the mythic versions of all spells granted by the feat and may prepare them as though you had Piercing Spell. Nice!   -Fey Spell Versatility: Gain all mythic versions of the spells granted by the […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Clever Combat Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial (also contains 2 feats) , 1 page content, so let’s go!   -Lightning Draw: +2 to atk and damage with the first attack of a Lightning Draw weapon before the end of the turn. Only one weapon gets the benefit, if more are drawn. If you expend one mythic power, it costs no panache and the target is flat-footed versus the attack that receives the bonus. Nice.   -Measure Foe: Increase bonuses granted by base feat by +1, learn about twice as many combat feats. If you expend mythic power and use Sense Motive after only […]

    Mythic Mini: Clever Combat Feats II

    Mythic Mini: Clever Combat Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial (also contains 2 feats) , 1 page content, so let’s go!   -Lightning Draw: +2 to atk and damage with the first attack of a Lightning Draw weapon before the end of the turn. Only one weapon gets the benefit, if more are drawn. If you expend one mythic power, it costs no panache and the target is flat-footed versus the attack that receives the bonus. Nice.   -Measure Foe: Increase bonuses granted by base feat by +1, learn about twice as many combat feats. If you expend mythic power and use Sense Motive after only […]

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  • Monster Classes: Savage Races II This installment of Dreamscarred Press’ Monster Classes-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? In one sentence: It’s Dreamscarred press providing the Savage Species type of “Play monsters”-rules for  the context of the Pathfinder roleplaying game. The pdf does acknowledge that this series (or even, individual installments) may not be for everyone – the fact is that most modules are humanocentric and thus, playing monsters can wreck havoc with the assumptions of a given game…more so than players are liable to anyways.   Let’s not kid ourselves here – the […]

    Monster Classes: Savage Races II

    Monster Classes: Savage Races II This installment of Dreamscarred Press’ Monster Classes-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? In one sentence: It’s Dreamscarred press providing the Savage Species type of “Play monsters”-rules for  the context of the Pathfinder roleplaying game. The pdf does acknowledge that this series (or even, individual installments) may not be for everyone – the fact is that most modules are humanocentric and thus, playing monsters can wreck havoc with the assumptions of a given game…more so than players are liable to anyways.   Let’s not kid ourselves here – the […]

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  • Psionics Augmented: Soulknives II The second expansion for the soulknife-class clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief page of intro that also contains scaling advice for high-powered campaigns (such as those using Path of War), we begin with a chapter of feats and traits – before we take a look at the particulars here, it should be noted that manifesting call weaponry is defined as doubling as an alternate prerequisite for forming a mindblade, which means that the feats herein are useful for contexts beyond that of the soulknife class in many a […]

    Psionics Augmented: Soulknives II

    Psionics Augmented: Soulknives II The second expansion for the soulknife-class clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief page of intro that also contains scaling advice for high-powered campaigns (such as those using Path of War), we begin with a chapter of feats and traits – before we take a look at the particulars here, it should be noted that manifesting call weaponry is defined as doubling as an alternate prerequisite for forming a mindblade, which means that the feats herein are useful for contexts beyond that of the soulknife class in many a […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Psychic Adept: Gain mythic tier knacks with limited uses; one, you may use at-will; this mastered knack can be upgraded to its mythic iteration. Solid.   -Psychic Disciple: Gain a single chosen psychic discipline’s 1st level discipline spell as a 2/day SP in addition to the one gained from the base feat. Via mythic power, the chosen spells can be upgraded to their mythic versions and the discipline’s spells are considered to e on your spell-list for spell-trigger and spell-completion item purposes.   -Psychic Maestro: +1 occult skill unlock […]

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II

    Mythic Mini: Occult Feats II All right, you know the deal by now, right? 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page content – so let’s go!   -Psychic Adept: Gain mythic tier knacks with limited uses; one, you may use at-will; this mastered knack can be upgraded to its mythic iteration. Solid.   -Psychic Disciple: Gain a single chosen psychic discipline’s 1st level discipline spell as a 2/day SP in addition to the one gained from the base feat. Via mythic power, the chosen spells can be upgraded to their mythic versions and the discipline’s spells are considered to e on your spell-list for spell-trigger and spell-completion item purposes.   -Psychic Maestro: +1 occult skill unlock […]

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  • Monsters of Porphyra II The second of the massive bestiaries for the Porphyra campaign setting clocks in at a massive 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page introduction (containing thanks for the contributing authors and contact information for the artists involved – kudos for providing that at such a prominent spot!), 4.5 pages of SRD, 1 page blank/back cover, leaving us with 215.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I have received this bestiary as an early access file and have been working on this review ever since; beyond that, this is a prioritized review and was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my patreons.   […]

    Monsters of Porphyra II

    Monsters of Porphyra II The second of the massive bestiaries for the Porphyra campaign setting clocks in at a massive 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page introduction (containing thanks for the contributing authors and contact information for the artists involved – kudos for providing that at such a prominent spot!), 4.5 pages of SRD, 1 page blank/back cover, leaving us with 215.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I have received this bestiary as an early access file and have been working on this review ever since; beyond that, this is a prioritized review and was moved up in my review-queue at the request of my patreons.   […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II The second GM’s Miscellany-book containing Urban Dressings clocks in at a mighty 121 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 114 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But wait, before we do: Let’s rewind the clock for a second, shall we? The ardent reader may have noticed that GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing and Dungeon Dressing are on my EZG Essential list; the books also shared my number 1 best book spot in 2014…so if I consider these books so great, how come I never got as excited about the first GM’s Miscellany: […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II The second GM’s Miscellany-book containing Urban Dressings clocks in at a mighty 121 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 114 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But wait, before we do: Let’s rewind the clock for a second, shall we? The ardent reader may have noticed that GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing and Dungeon Dressing are on my EZG Essential list; the books also shared my number 1 best book spot in 2014…so if I consider these books so great, how come I never got as excited about the first GM’s Miscellany: […]

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  • Dracoprimia II: Undertrek The second installment of the Dracoprimia AP clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? We rejoin our heroes and the draaki Verja (recently saved from his forced employment as a curiosity in a circus) on their trek towards Verja’s home – in a nice sense of continuity, PCs doing well in the first installment can witness the fruits of their labors – the better they performed, the more discount […]

    Dracoprimia II: Undertrek

    Dracoprimia II: Undertrek The second installment of the Dracoprimia AP clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? We rejoin our heroes and the draaki Verja (recently saved from his forced employment as a curiosity in a circus) on their trek towards Verja’s home – in a nice sense of continuity, PCs doing well in the first installment can witness the fruits of their labors – the better they performed, the more discount […]

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  • Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II The second pdf by Everyman Gaming that covers Unchained variants of archetypes for the monk clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As in the first installment of this series, we begin this pdf with an extremely useful piece of information beyond the introduction – the sidebar on cracking the code depicts the extrapolation and abstraction of unchained archetype replacements as used in this supplement and can thus be considered an intriguing piece of information for designers and hassled GMs seeking to adapt unchained archetypes. This useful piece of information out of […]

    Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II

    Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II The second pdf by Everyman Gaming that covers Unchained variants of archetypes for the monk clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As in the first installment of this series, we begin this pdf with an extremely useful piece of information beyond the introduction – the sidebar on cracking the code depicts the extrapolation and abstraction of unchained archetype replacements as used in this supplement and can thus be considered an intriguing piece of information for designers and hassled GMs seeking to adapt unchained archetypes. This useful piece of information out of […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Planetouched Feats II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   -Airy Step: +4 to saves versus air/electricity spells and effects; ignore the first 30 ft. of falling;Spend 1 mythic power as an immediate action for 1 round of air walk.   -Aquatic Ancestry: +20 ft. swim speed; double darkvision range while underwater. If you have deepsight, instead increase darkvision by +60 ft. Spend 1 mythic power to double your swim speed for one round.   -Cloud Gazer: See through fog, mist and clouds sans penalty. Spend 1 mythic power as a standard action to grant non-mythic Cloud Gazer to an adjacent ally […]

    Mythic Minis: Planetouched Feats II

    Mythic Minis: Planetouched Feats II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   -Airy Step: +4 to saves versus air/electricity spells and effects; ignore the first 30 ft. of falling;Spend 1 mythic power as an immediate action for 1 round of air walk.   -Aquatic Ancestry: +20 ft. swim speed; double darkvision range while underwater. If you have deepsight, instead increase darkvision by +60 ft. Spend 1 mythic power to double your swim speed for one round.   -Cloud Gazer: See through fog, mist and clouds sans penalty. Spend 1 mythic power as a standard action to grant non-mythic Cloud Gazer to an adjacent ally […]

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  • Search for Lost Legacy II – By Water’s Mirror The long-delayed second part of the Search for Lost Legacy adventure arc clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Having succeeded in the first module, the settlement Krisen, now complete with statblock, is still suffering from an imperceivable pall – the dread wizard Vargon, caught between the state of lichdom and mortality, is still in stasis and still, his descendant seeks to unearth the […]

    Search for Lost Legacy II – By Water’s Mirror

    Search for Lost Legacy II – By Water’s Mirror The long-delayed second part of the Search for Lost Legacy adventure arc clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Having succeeded in the first module, the settlement Krisen, now complete with statblock, is still suffering from an imperceivable pall – the dread wizard Vargon, caught between the state of lichdom and mortality, is still in stasis and still, his descendant seeks to unearth the […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops II This compilation of Raging Swan Press’ critically acclaimed Village Backdrops-series clocks in at 95 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 87 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with an acknowledgment I wished more pdfs sported – author bios. I mean, come on, these are the people who make the supplements we love and generating some name recognition is definitely something I consider a positive thing. Beyond that, a handy table lists statblocks by CR, village and page, complete with […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops II

    GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops II This compilation of Raging Swan Press’ critically acclaimed Village Backdrops-series clocks in at 95 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 87 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with an acknowledgment I wished more pdfs sported – author bios. I mean, come on, these are the people who make the supplements we love and generating some name recognition is definitely something I consider a positive thing. Beyond that, a handy table lists statblocks by CR, village and page, complete with […]

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  • The Genius Guide to Domain Channeling II: Domains of Light and Lore This expansion to RGG’s system of domain channeling clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After one page of aptly-written fluff, we are introduced to the matter at hand – or rather, the basic premise of this pdf: Expanding on the rules presented by the Genius Guide to Domain Channeling, which covered the core domains. Since the additional domains released so far would have gone far beyond what one pdf alone could cover – hence, this time around, the pdf also covers […]

    The Genius Guide to Domain Channeling II: Domains of Light and Lore

    The Genius Guide to Domain Channeling II: Domains of Light and Lore This expansion to RGG’s system of domain channeling clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After one page of aptly-written fluff, we are introduced to the matter at hand – or rather, the basic premise of this pdf: Expanding on the rules presented by the Genius Guide to Domain Channeling, which covered the core domains. Since the additional domains released so far would have gone far beyond what one pdf alone could cover – hence, this time around, the pdf also covers […]

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  • Relic Files: From Beyond the Stars II – Breath of the Heavens This pdf clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page SRD, 1 page introduction on the first page, leaving us with two pages for the relic, so let’s take a look!   So what are relics? well, relics were introduced in the Genius Guides to Relics of the Godlings I + II and they essentially are Rogue Genius Games’ take on magic items that increase in power with your character – and if you know anything about my stance on that topic, then you won’t be surprised by me really liking this take. Now unlike Rite Publishing’s Legacy Items and Purple Duck Games’ Legendary Items, most Relics are inspired […]

    Relic Files: From Beyond the Stars II – Breath of the Heavens

    Relic Files: From Beyond the Stars II – Breath of the Heavens This pdf clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page SRD, 1 page introduction on the first page, leaving us with two pages for the relic, so let’s take a look!   So what are relics? well, relics were introduced in the Genius Guides to Relics of the Godlings I + II and they essentially are Rogue Genius Games’ take on magic items that increase in power with your character – and if you know anything about my stance on that topic, then you won’t be surprised by me really liking this take. Now unlike Rite Publishing’s Legacy Items and Purple Duck Games’ Legendary Items, most Relics are inspired […]

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  • Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond This expansion to Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-pdf on research rules and tomes clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ARD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with a minor errata of book 1 (which, in my opinion, has nothing to do in the pdf-age -why not simply update the original file?), but oh well.   So what does the book contain – well, to cut a long story short, we receive 4 different sample tomes, including background stories etc. – which would be […]

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond This expansion to Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-pdf on research rules and tomes clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ARD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with a minor errata of book 1 (which, in my opinion, has nothing to do in the pdf-age -why not simply update the original file?), but oh well.   So what does the book contain – well, to cut a long story short, we receive 4 different sample tomes, including background stories etc. – which would be […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   This pdf begins with four new 1st tier abilities: -Heartsong: Increase competence/morale bonuses granted by bardic performances. Spells that end bardic performances and healing spells are also enhanced. Nice!   -Insider Trading: Use various skills to reduce costs when creating items in cities- cool! (Though I would have enjoyed a specific mentioning of whether each check eats some time…or specification that the checks happen as part of the crafting process.   -Shadow Cloak: Use mythic power as a swift action to reduce illumination to dim light status, also receiving 20% miss […]

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II

    Mythic Minis: Trickster Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   This pdf begins with four new 1st tier abilities: -Heartsong: Increase competence/morale bonuses granted by bardic performances. Spells that end bardic performances and healing spells are also enhanced. Nice!   -Insider Trading: Use various skills to reduce costs when creating items in cities- cool! (Though I would have enjoyed a specific mentioning of whether each check eats some time…or specification that the checks happen as part of the crafting process.   -Shadow Cloak: Use mythic power as a swift action to reduce illumination to dim light status, also receiving 20% miss […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Archmage Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   We get 3 1st tier-abilities:   -Cackling Chorus: When using the cackle hex, spend mythic power to have familiar, cauldron, etc. emit the cackle as well, with the result delivering penalties to target creatures. Damn awesome!   -Purging Alchemy: Use Craft (alchemy) instead of Heal and faster crafting of alchemical remedies; finally, enhance conjuration (healing) spells or extracts – pretty cool for the alchemical doctor archetype – two thumbs up!   -Repeating Arcana: Use 1 point from arcane pool or mythic power to have a magus arcana be repeated in the […]

    Mythic Minis: Archmage Path Abilities II

    Mythic Minis: Archmage Path Abilities II All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   We get 3 1st tier-abilities:   -Cackling Chorus: When using the cackle hex, spend mythic power to have familiar, cauldron, etc. emit the cackle as well, with the result delivering penalties to target creatures. Damn awesome!   -Purging Alchemy: Use Craft (alchemy) instead of Heal and faster crafting of alchemical remedies; finally, enhance conjuration (healing) spells or extracts – pretty cool for the alchemical doctor archetype – two thumbs up!   -Repeating Arcana: Use 1 point from arcane pool or mythic power to have a magus arcana be repeated in the […]

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  • The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II This supplement clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – what is this? Well, if you’re new to the whole “renegade”-concept: This is Rite Publishing providing new material for 3pp-classes – either simply because they’re awesome or because they can use some more tools due to the original class not seeing enough support. In any case, we receive new tools for classes that would otherwise start to collect dust – and this is awesome, at least in my book. This pdf cover, surprise, archetypes – so let’s […]

    The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II

    The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II This supplement clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – what is this? Well, if you’re new to the whole “renegade”-concept: This is Rite Publishing providing new material for 3pp-classes – either simply because they’re awesome or because they can use some more tools due to the original class not seeing enough support. In any case, we receive new tools for classes that would otherwise start to collect dust – and this is awesome, at least in my book. This pdf cover, surprise, archetypes – so let’s […]

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