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  • NPC Arsenal: Kitsune Mistress of Manipulation This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   The Kitsune Mistress of Manipulation at CR 7 is a straight level 8 sorceress of the Maestro bloodline – and at first sight, as an enchantment-specialist, that seems not particularly impressive complexity-wise. Where this build shines is in the small moving parts – from racial traits to feats, the character is thoroughly geared towards being a master-spy if there ever was one; With 4th level-spells at DC 23,a hat of disguise, a total of +45 to disguise and smart feat-choices that […]

    NPC Arsenal: Kitsune Mistress of Manipulation

    NPC Arsenal: Kitsune Mistress of Manipulation This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   The Kitsune Mistress of Manipulation at CR 7 is a straight level 8 sorceress of the Maestro bloodline – and at first sight, as an enchantment-specialist, that seems not particularly impressive complexity-wise. Where this build shines is in the small moving parts – from racial traits to feats, the character is thoroughly geared towards being a master-spy if there ever was one; With 4th level-spells at DC 23,a hat of disguise, a total of +45 to disguise and smart feat-choices that […]

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  • NPC Arsenal: Mercenary Pikeman This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   This time around, we get a human polearm master fighter 9 at CR 8 – finally some love for the poor, underutilized polearms! The mercenary fights with a glaive-guisarme and when pictured, should remind you of how fighting against Kilik (or any other long-range character) can annoy the hell out of you in Soul Calibur: With improved readied actions and pushing assault as well as vital strike, running against the readied actions of this guy will prove painful indeed. The extensive notes on […]

    NPC Arsenal: Mercenary Pikeman

    NPC Arsenal: Mercenary Pikeman This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   This time around, we get a human polearm master fighter 9 at CR 8 – finally some love for the poor, underutilized polearms! The mercenary fights with a glaive-guisarme and when pictured, should remind you of how fighting against Kilik (or any other long-range character) can annoy the hell out of you in Soul Calibur: With improved readied actions and pushing assault as well as vital strike, running against the readied actions of this guy will prove painful indeed. The extensive notes on […]

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  • NPC Arsenal: Drunken Aasimar Sensei This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   Well, we get a middle-aged aasimar monk (drunken master) 9 – as a peculiarity, the build gets lesser age resistance as a Spell-like ability and Panther-style feat-tree. The NPC comes with extensive notes on how the build was made, what magic items can further supplement it and tactical options, which make running the build much more comfortable (and fast!) for the beleaguered DM.   Conclusion: Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a landscape two-column standard […]

    NPC Arsenal: Drunken Aasimar Sensei

    NPC Arsenal: Drunken Aasimar Sensei This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?   Well, we get a middle-aged aasimar monk (drunken master) 9 – as a peculiarity, the build gets lesser age resistance as a Spell-like ability and Panther-style feat-tree. The NPC comes with extensive notes on how the build was made, what magic items can further supplement it and tactical options, which make running the build much more comfortable (and fast!) for the beleaguered DM.   Conclusion: Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a landscape two-column standard […]

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