Keith Davies Archive

  • Echelon Reference Series: Fighters (3pp + PRD) This installment of the Echelon Reference Series clocks in at 290 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 16 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 269 pages of content, so let’s take a look! (This page-count is the one of the 3pp + PRD-version, mind you.)   So, at this point, I have covered multiple Echelon Reference Series pdfs, so I’m going to be brief regarding the details: There are basically three different steps of completion for these pdfs: They grow, and once they have grown, their price goes up as they become more refined. There are three steps: […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Fighters (3pp + PRD)

    Echelon Reference Series: Fighters (3pp + PRD) This installment of the Echelon Reference Series clocks in at 290 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 16 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 269 pages of content, so let’s take a look! (This page-count is the one of the 3pp + PRD-version, mind you.)   So, at this point, I have covered multiple Echelon Reference Series pdfs, so I’m going to be brief regarding the details: There are basically three different steps of completion for these pdfs: They grow, and once they have grown, their price goes up as they become more refined. There are three steps: […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series Core Classes (3pp + PRD) Bundle   This review was requested as a prioritized review by my patreons.   I need to change my usual reviewing style for this bundle, due to its sheer vast and staggering scope. I began with breakdowns of page counts etc. at one point, and realized that this would only render the review a) bland and b) less informative than it should be. Since I have already covered the barbarian, cleric, sorcerer and wizard installments contained within this bundle, I’d like to point you towards these for a detailed breakdown of how a specific installment in the series works.   What kind of scope are we talking about? Well, how do more […]

    Echelon Reference Series Core Classes (3pp + PRD) Bundle

    Echelon Reference Series Core Classes (3pp + PRD) Bundle   This review was requested as a prioritized review by my patreons.   I need to change my usual reviewing style for this bundle, due to its sheer vast and staggering scope. I began with breakdowns of page counts etc. at one point, and realized that this would only render the review a) bland and b) less informative than it should be. Since I have already covered the barbarian, cleric, sorcerer and wizard installments contained within this bundle, I’d like to point you towards these for a detailed breakdown of how a specific installment in the series works.   What kind of scope are we talking about? Well, how do more […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Sorecror/Wizard Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD) First things first: This review is based primarily on the version that takes 3pp-options as well as PRD-spells into account; for a link to the PRD-only version, see the bottom of my review on my homepage.   This COLOSSAL reference tome clocks in at 1176 pages. Let that sink in. 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 12 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a ridiculous 1159 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf sports a 37 pages strong index; this index not only lists the spells alphabetically, it also sports hyperlinks, allowing you to jump directly to […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Sorecror/Wizard Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD)

    Echelon Reference Series: Sorecror/Wizard Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD) First things first: This review is based primarily on the version that takes 3pp-options as well as PRD-spells into account; for a link to the PRD-only version, see the bottom of my review on my homepage.   This COLOSSAL reference tome clocks in at 1176 pages. Let that sink in. 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 12 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a ridiculous 1159 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf sports a 37 pages strong index; this index not only lists the spells alphabetically, it also sports hyperlinks, allowing you to jump directly to […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Sorcerers (3pp + PRD) This massive reference-book clocks in at 352 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page series-overview dashboard, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 337 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this book? Well, first of all, in case you’re wondering, this file exists in two versions – one organizes and collates only PRD material, while the other includes a smattering of worthwhile 3pp-material. I am, unsurprisingly, mostly concerned with the latter, though PRD-only groups […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Sorcerers (3pp + PRD)

    Echelon Reference Series: Sorcerers (3pp + PRD) This massive reference-book clocks in at 352 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page series-overview dashboard, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 337 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this book? Well, first of all, in case you’re wondering, this file exists in two versions – one organizes and collates only PRD material, while the other includes a smattering of worthwhile 3pp-material. I am, unsurprisingly, mostly concerned with the latter, though PRD-only groups […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Wizards (3pp + PRD) This massive reference-book clocks in at 264 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 11 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 248 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this book? Well, first of all, in case you’re wondering, this file exists in two versions – one organizes and collates only PRD material, while the other includes a smattering of worthwhile 3pp-material. I am, unsurprisingly, mostly concerned with the latter, though PRD-only groups should appreciate the existence of that version. […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Wizards (3pp + PRD)

    Echelon Reference Series: Wizards (3pp + PRD) This massive reference-book clocks in at 264 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 11 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 248 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this book? Well, first of all, in case you’re wondering, this file exists in two versions – one organizes and collates only PRD material, while the other includes a smattering of worthwhile 3pp-material. I am, unsurprisingly, mostly concerned with the latter, though PRD-only groups should appreciate the existence of that version. […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Cleric/Oracle Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD) Okay, this massive reference-TOME clocks in at 580 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a staggering 566 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, first things first – this is a reference work and I will rate it as such; it also represents a compilation of spells for the cleric/oracle classes and as such, there are constituent files for the respective spell-levels available, in case this colossal compilation breaks […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Cleric/Oracle Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD)

    Echelon Reference Series: Cleric/Oracle Spells Compiled (3pp + PRD) Okay, this massive reference-TOME clocks in at 580 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a staggering 566 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, first things first – this is a reference work and I will rate it as such; it also represents a compilation of spells for the cleric/oracle classes and as such, there are constituent files for the respective spell-levels available, in case this colossal compilation breaks […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Clerics (PRD + 3pp) This colossal reference-book clocks in at 542 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page echelon reference dashboard, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a staggering 527 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, first things first – this is a reference work and I will rate it as such. This book focuses on the cleric and my review is based on the iteration that is based on both PRD and 3pp-material from a wide array of different sources. […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Clerics (PRD + 3pp)

    Echelon Reference Series: Clerics (PRD + 3pp) This colossal reference-book clocks in at 542 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 9 pages of SRD, 1 page echelon reference dashboard, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a staggering 527 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, first things first – this is a reference work and I will rate it as such. This book focuses on the cleric and my review is based on the iteration that is based on both PRD and 3pp-material from a wide array of different sources. […]

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  • Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (PRD + 3pp) This massive book comes in two versions: One that focuses on PRD-options only, and one that also features 3pp-content. My review is based on the latter option, since it also encompasses the former. For completion’s sake, the PRD-only version clocks in at 180 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, for a total of 171 pages of content. The PRD + 3pp-version clocks in at a MIGHTY 352 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 10 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 337 pages of […]

    Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (PRD + 3pp)

    Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (PRD + 3pp) This massive book comes in two versions: One that focuses on PRD-options only, and one that also features 3pp-content. My review is based on the latter option, since it also encompasses the former. For completion’s sake, the PRD-only version clocks in at 180 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, for a total of 171 pages of content. The PRD + 3pp-version clocks in at a MIGHTY 352 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, 10 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 337 pages of […]

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  • Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines (revised edition) The revised and expanded edition of this pdf clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, I’m not starting with the subject matter, but with the houserule mentioned on the first page: It’s kinda weird that bloodline spells are learned later, so the pdf provides an interesting and concise way to fix that without increasing […]

    Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines (revised edition)

    Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines (revised edition) The revised and expanded edition of this pdf clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, I’m not starting with the subject matter, but with the houserule mentioned on the first page: It’s kinda weird that bloodline spells are learned later, so the pdf provides an interesting and concise way to fix that without increasing […]

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  • Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines This pdf clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, I’m not starting with the subject matter, but with the houserule mentioned on the first page: It’s kinda weird that bloodline spells are learned later, so the pdf provides an interesting and concise way to fix that without increasing the power of the class. Beyond that, we also get alternate rationalizations why a given […]

    Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines

    Echelon Expansions: Draconic Bloodlines This pdf clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, I’m not starting with the subject matter, but with the houserule mentioned on the first page: It’s kinda weird that bloodline spells are learned later, so the pdf provides an interesting and concise way to fix that without increasing the power of the class. Beyond that, we also get alternate rationalizations why a given […]

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  • Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons This supplement clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages blank after ToC and SRD, respectively (odd), 1 page back cover, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page reading “appendices” before the SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this? Well, have you read Rose of the Prophet? No, well, all right: Basically, it is a system that defines deities and their values, if you will, as an interconnected geometrical shape – which also, by virtue of connections, situates neutral […]

    Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons

    Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons This supplement clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages blank after ToC and SRD, respectively (odd), 1 page back cover, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page reading “appendices” before the SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, what is this? Well, have you read Rose of the Prophet? No, well, all right: Basically, it is a system that defines deities and their values, if you will, as an interconnected geometrical shape – which also, by virtue of connections, situates neutral […]

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