Matthew Stinson Archive

  • Paths Less Traveled: The Amazon This freshman offering by Gooddevil Press clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The amazon as depicted herein is a female-only, d10, full-BAB-class with good Fort and Will-saves. The class gets 4+Int skills as well as simple and martial weapon proficiencies, light and medium armor and shields, including tower shields. At first level, the amazon receives Amazonian Strike, which adds +1 to damage with piercing weapons, increasing the bonus by +1 at 3rd level and every odd level thereafter. This number may also be substituted for Strength modifier when using […]

    Paths Less Traveled: The Amazon

    Paths Less Traveled: The Amazon This freshman offering by Gooddevil Press clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The amazon as depicted herein is a female-only, d10, full-BAB-class with good Fort and Will-saves. The class gets 4+Int skills as well as simple and martial weapon proficiencies, light and medium armor and shields, including tower shields. At first level, the amazon receives Amazonian Strike, which adds +1 to damage with piercing weapons, increasing the bonus by +1 at 3rd level and every odd level thereafter. This number may also be substituted for Strength modifier when using […]

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  • The Demonologist Base Class This massive new base-class clocks in at 59 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a huge 56 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Chassis-wise, demonologists are a hybrid of summoner and witch, need to be non-good, get d8 HD, 2+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Will-saves, proficiency with simple weapons and cast arcane spells of up to 6th level drawn from the witch’s list and the spellcasting seems to be governed by Charisma. Seems to be…does not sound good. And indeed, I’m not sure whether this is supposed to be prepared or spontaneous casting – and yes, this frustrated me to no […]

    The Demonologist Base Class

    The Demonologist Base Class This massive new base-class clocks in at 59 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a huge 56 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Chassis-wise, demonologists are a hybrid of summoner and witch, need to be non-good, get d8 HD, 2+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Will-saves, proficiency with simple weapons and cast arcane spells of up to 6th level drawn from the witch’s list and the spellcasting seems to be governed by Charisma. Seems to be…does not sound good. And indeed, I’m not sure whether this is supposed to be prepared or spontaneous casting – and yes, this frustrated me to no […]

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  • Martial Arts Guidebook This massive supplement clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was an IndieGoGo-backer for this book back in the day, but was in no other way associated with the production of this book.   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   So, what do we get here: Basically, we get 6 schools of martial arts that teach so-called techniques. Techniques can be gained via a plethora of options: Number one would be the Martial training feat, which nets a […]

    Martial Arts Guidebook

    Martial Arts Guidebook This massive supplement clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was an IndieGoGo-backer for this book back in the day, but was in no other way associated with the production of this book.   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   So, what do we get here: Basically, we get 6 schools of martial arts that teach so-called techniques. Techniques can be gained via a plethora of options: Number one would be the Martial training feat, which nets a […]

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  • Bosun’s Booty: Extras for Journeys to the West This expansion for Journeys to the West clocks in at 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/patron-list, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first new piece of content would be the island Astiharha – shaped like an eye, with the portal of shadow in the middle, this exotic locale not only sports quarreling (shadow) fey, but also e.g. elemental creatures, a castle of sand that is modified daily and a truly odd bazaar – complete with settlement statblock. We also are introduced to the benevolent pixie rogue and his malevolent boogeyman foil, a powerful […]

    Bosun’s Booty: Extras for Journeys to the West

    Bosun’s Booty: Extras for Journeys to the West This expansion for Journeys to the West clocks in at 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/patron-list, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first new piece of content would be the island Astiharha – shaped like an eye, with the portal of shadow in the middle, this exotic locale not only sports quarreling (shadow) fey, but also e.g. elemental creatures, a castle of sand that is modified daily and a truly odd bazaar – complete with settlement statblock. We also are introduced to the benevolent pixie rogue and his malevolent boogeyman foil, a powerful […]

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  • Hej everybody, Some of you might already know me, I go by the name endzeitgeist on the Paizo-boards and several other nerd-related ones and I have quite a bunch of reviews under my belt. With Open Design‘s anthology “Streets of Zobeck” winning an ennie, I figured it would be a good candidate for my first contribution to NERD TREK. Without further ado:   Streets of Zobeck This urban noir adventure anthology set in the by now legendary clockwork city of Zobeck is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 blank page and 1 page back cover, leaving 88 pages of content, so let’s follow Ben McFarland’s advice and get gritty […]

    Streets of Zobeck

    Hej everybody, Some of you might already know me, I go by the name endzeitgeist on the Paizo-boards and several other nerd-related ones and I have quite a bunch of reviews under my belt. With Open Design‘s anthology “Streets of Zobeck” winning an ennie, I figured it would be a good candidate for my first contribution to NERD TREK. Without further ado:   Streets of Zobeck This urban noir adventure anthology set in the by now legendary clockwork city of Zobeck is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 blank page and 1 page back cover, leaving 88 pages of content, so let’s follow Ben McFarland’s advice and get gritty […]

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