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Epic Meepo wrote:
Good news! I'll be looking forward to the rules on playing deer, caribou, reindeer, and moose.
Also, have you made any decisions on how many PDFs the series will consist of?
Epic Meepo wrote:
I got Clan of the Bear and I love it. One of my favorite things about this series is the take on how these new races view classic monsters (and how the game version can be changed to match their legends), as well as the idea of Heraldry traits.
That said, how much longer until Clan of the Deer? And after Clan of the Rabbit, what other 'Clan' books are you panning on making for the upcoming months? I'm really looking forward to Clan of the Horse.
El Ronza wrote:
I understand not making promises on dates - 'tis the Silly Season, and that does all manner of horrible things to plans. I'll just snatch up the Kingbreaker expansion the first day it comes out, and attempt to write up my own NPCs in the meantime!
I second this vote for a Kingbreaker expansion!
Jason Nelson wrote:
2 & 3 are the best bits of news here, but all of this sounds great to me. Thanks for letting us know what we can look forward to.
Heine Stick wrote:
I hope that this is indeed what we get. I'd love to see someone do something with the Troop subtype/template. It'd be great to get some guidelines on how to keep low-level monsters a threat to higher-level PCs without making every mook a 10th-level character.
I just got this one and it's a nice piece of work. I love the extra bits they stick in, like myths and actual deities for the new races, as well as the heraldry aspect for traits.
That said I do have one question if the author will be so kind as to answer -- where did he get the artwork used in it? I could swear I saw some of those pictures many years ago in some old books, but I can't remember which ones.
Thank you, End. I also just put the adventure you listed on my wishlist for a future purchase based on your review; would you say that it could be made to work with the more involved and complex rules of Ultimate War and Ultimate Battle?
El Ronza wrote:
Magnificent! And I'm not sure why, but I 'heard' that in Vincent Price's voice.
This will be a silly question but with 'beastfolk' races like the alicorns, half-gnolls, and wulfkin, just how animal-like do they look? In the end it's all a question of group and individual player preferences, of course (I assume that the 'wolfscarred face' oracle curse from Blood of Angels leaves you looking like a gnoll or original Howling-style werewolf, when the actual intent is probably more 1941's Jack Pierce Wolf Man), but an official answer would be helpful.
OT question, but how many of these critters have Swallow Whole as a monster ability? I just noticed that for some reason worm-like monsters in the game usually have that ability. Is there just something particularly horrid about being gulped down wriggling and alive by a monstrous worm as compared to, say, a dragon or even an ogre?
And I will definitely be getting this one, though it may have to wait until after the holidays.
Good too see a review that brought up some of my own questions, End. I love this PDF but the missing info on the Cannibal is frustrating.
And OT but with that 'Bag of Kittens' problem you've mentioned several times, what would you consider a cure for it? Maybe limit it to 'only triggered by defeating an enemy at least half your own level'?
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Thanks for letting us know where the books can be gotten, Mister Broadhurst (aside from on the site right here, of course!).
This alone makes me want to get a book that I was previously going to pass on.
Thanael: I'd say the bigger part of the book is useful for them, given that many of the feats require the 'Shade of the Uskwood' (rendered here for copyright reasons as 'Shade of the Umbral Wood'). There are also feats like 'Welcome Pain' which allows you to shed conditions that involved repeating or ongoing damage (like bleed) if they wold reduce you to 0 hit points if you can make the Will roll.
There are also a few feats that allow you access to goodies normally restricted to Kuthites or at least Lawful Evil characters, like 'Subtle Shade of the Umbral Wood' (allows you to hide the effects of your injuries and mutilations from unbelievers and grants some arcane enchantment spells, AND you can enter the Umbral Court Agent PrC); 'Tidalwave of Rot' which allows you to multiclass as an anti-paladin of the Lawful Evil-allowed 'Lord of Darkness' archetype (druid and A-P levels stack for touch of corruption) as well as granting access to some feats that seem to be from someone's Tumblr; and 'Unhallowed Shade of the Umbral Wood' which grants you access to clerical domains of Zon-Kuthon or give acess to bloodline powers and bonus spells of the Shadow bloodline, with Wisdom used in place of Charisma.
There's rather more than that, really the Feats section is the best part of the book. If you want to play or use a Kuthite druid you really do want this book.
Owen KC Stephens wrote:
They all sound great, but the ones I left above are the ones that would 100% definitely get me to buy the product.
Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS and d20pfsrd.com's shop.
That's one amazing review, Endzeitgeist, and it provided all the information anyone could hope for. The will-o-the-wisp and green hag especially sound amazing.
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Good news about yet another book that I simply Have To Get.
Hopefully there will also be some information on feats like Squire from Knights of the Inner Sea and Torchbearer from Dungeoneer's Handbook. Maybe we can get Apprentices for arcane casters and Acolytes for divine ones?
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Oh darn it, now I have to get this PDF just because of that description. :)
Owen KC Stephens wrote:
It's true Paizo updated about five templates in Bestiary 4. They used many many more, but without printing the templates themselves. So we simply didn't republish the templates Paizo had in a Bestiary. We added new things instead. :)
Silly question, were either the Manimal or Bipedal templates redone for this book?