Robert W. Thomson Archive

  • Flaws II This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, if the title wasn’t clue enough – more flaws. What are they? They can be summed up as anti-feats. They can be taken at 1st level and every character can only have two flaws Each flaw grants 3 skill points or one bonus feat, but if a character takes 2 flaws, he may choose each benefit only once. Flaws can only be taken at first level as written, though DMs may elect to grant them later – at their own peril.   Now each flaw has a specific type of […]

    Flaws II

    Flaws II This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, if the title wasn’t clue enough – more flaws. What are they? They can be summed up as anti-feats. They can be taken at 1st level and every character can only have two flaws Each flaw grants 3 skill points or one bonus feat, but if a character takes 2 flaws, he may choose each benefit only once. Flaws can only be taken at first level as written, though DMs may elect to grant them later – at their own peril.   Now each flaw has a specific type of […]

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  • Witch Options This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 2.5 pages editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, if you’re like me and remember the beginning of 3pp Pathfinder, you’ll remember the witch-class by 4WFG, long before the APG. This pdf essentially codifies the 4WFG-witch and makes her tools available for the APG-witch. Got that? All right!   We kick off with 5 hexes – the first, battle rite, temporarily enhances a witch’s dex and con by +4. On its own, not bad; The level 3-minimum caveat prevents dipping-abuse and the daily limit works as well in the favor of this hex. Still, it does have me disconcerted […]

    Witch Options

    Witch Options This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 2.5 pages editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, if you’re like me and remember the beginning of 3pp Pathfinder, you’ll remember the witch-class by 4WFG, long before the APG. This pdf essentially codifies the 4WFG-witch and makes her tools available for the APG-witch. Got that? All right!   We kick off with 5 hexes – the first, battle rite, temporarily enhances a witch’s dex and con by +4. On its own, not bad; The level 3-minimum caveat prevents dipping-abuse and the daily limit works as well in the favor of this hex. Still, it does have me disconcerted […]

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  • Player’s Options: Gnomes This installment of the Player’s Options-line is 12 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the format of the series, we kick this off with two new variant gnome races, first of which would be the Blood Gnomes – tainted by the blood of redcaps, they essentially are the gnomish equivalent for Tieflings – shunned and considered evil by most and stigmatized as well as rare. They get +2 to Dex and Wis, -2 to Cha, count as fey, are small and slow, get light-light vision, DR 5/cold iron, +2 to saves vs. illusions, take 5 penalty less to stealth when moving […]

    Player’s Options: Gnomes

    Player’s Options: Gnomes This installment of the Player’s Options-line is 12 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the format of the series, we kick this off with two new variant gnome races, first of which would be the Blood Gnomes – tainted by the blood of redcaps, they essentially are the gnomish equivalent for Tieflings – shunned and considered evil by most and stigmatized as well as rare. They get +2 to Dex and Wis, -2 to Cha, count as fey, are small and slow, get light-light vision, DR 5/cold iron, +2 to saves vs. illusions, take 5 penalty less to stealth when moving […]

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