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  • The Rangers of Uteria This FREE little supplement clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page (gorgeous) front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice is…well, as Uteria is an E8-setting, the ranger class depicted herein sports 8 levels. The second thing you’ll notice is a modified list of ranger favored enemies…and one crucial change: Spellcasting works differently in Uteria and hence, the class gains no spellcasting progression – instead, it gains mana – based on Dexterity. Ranger with Dex<=14 get the first mana point at 5th level and can reach up to 4, while those with […]

    The Rangers of Uteria

    The Rangers of Uteria This FREE little supplement clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page (gorgeous) front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice is…well, as Uteria is an E8-setting, the ranger class depicted herein sports 8 levels. The second thing you’ll notice is a modified list of ranger favored enemies…and one crucial change: Spellcasting works differently in Uteria and hence, the class gains no spellcasting progression – instead, it gains mana – based on Dexterity. Ranger with Dex<=14 get the first mana point at 5th level and can reach up to 4, while those with […]

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  • The Elves of Uteria This book clocks in at 74 pages, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/Ks-thanks, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 71 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a honest and critical review. The review is based on the hardcover and I do not have the pdf, so unfortunately, I can’t speak of the virtues or lack thereof of that format, so please take that into account!   This book is called “The Elves of Uteria”, so we should perhaps recapitulate what exactly the setting of Uteria is: Uteria is a low-magic campaign world not unlike our […]

    The Elves of Uteria

    The Elves of Uteria This book clocks in at 74 pages, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/Ks-thanks, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 71 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a honest and critical review. The review is based on the hardcover and I do not have the pdf, so unfortunately, I can’t speak of the virtues or lack thereof of that format, so please take that into account!   This book is called “The Elves of Uteria”, so we should perhaps recapitulate what exactly the setting of Uteria is: Uteria is a low-magic campaign world not unlike our […]

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  • The Ferryport Adventures – The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest This module/sourcebook-combo clocks in at 73 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement,1 page back cover, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now this can be very much considered to be a combo module/sourcebook and as such, the following review will contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the designated end of the SPOILERS, where I will begin commenting on the sourcebook-section.   The pdf begins with a general introduction to the world of Uteria, with a map also depicting a part of the continent. The unique component here would be one that is […]

    The Ferryport Adventures – The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest

    The Ferryport Adventures – The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest This module/sourcebook-combo clocks in at 73 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement,1 page back cover, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now this can be very much considered to be a combo module/sourcebook and as such, the following review will contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the designated end of the SPOILERS, where I will begin commenting on the sourcebook-section.   The pdf begins with a general introduction to the world of Uteria, with a map also depicting a part of the continent. The unique component here would be one that is […]

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