I would like to point out what I perceive to be errors in Shinzakei's review
First the CR of the monsters is wrong in many cases. For example a CR 5 Black Skeleton in the tome, has dr 10/ bludgeoning and good. What kind of CR 5 has a DR with AND that is too strong at a CR 5.
The kind that appears in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Such as the Werebear CR 4 and has DR 10/silver (from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2),or the Gemstone Gargoyle CR 6 that has DR 10/adamantine (from the Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Horror Revisited).
DR is for creatures that are Spoilers.
"A spoiler is a creature with specific defenses. Specific defenses help make one monster different from another. For example, a creature with spell resistance (SR) shifts power balance away from spellcasters, while damage reduction (DR) shifts power balance toward spellcasters. One often finds creatures with both DR and SR, such as outsiders; this combination blunts the effect either special ability would have on its own.
DR is a strange effect, because it can punish melee attackers in general but reward melee attackers who deal lots of damage. Displacement has a more pure effect, hurting attack rolls but leaving area-attacks and spells unaffected. "--Monster Niches by Jesse Decker and David Noonan
So while it might increase the CR of an encounter for the martial character it has zero impact on your spellcasters.
Also there are a ton of monsters over CR 20 and pathfinder doesn't have a epic level book at this time. (could be a few years yet) so all these monsters with very high CR (even one with a 39) you can't even use with your parties. Its neat that there are monsters out there that are that nasty but i can't use them for years if ever (paizo may not release a epic lvl book)
The Pathfinder Roleplaying game has published 20 monsters over CR 20. Tome of Horrors complete has 16, IMHO that does not constitute a ton since pathfinder has more. Also I am pretty sure this keeps it under 10% of the product.
There is a Pathfinder Compatible Product for epic levels, and ToHC is a 3PP product (I won't link to it here as I think its uncool to advertise someone else's product in the Frog God Games Thread) So if its OK to use this 3rd party content it should be OK to look at using other 3rd PP content.
Also not every encounter is meant to winable or even within a players CR there are monsters you run into that are there simply for the "There is always a bigger fish" effect. Insurmountable challenges are a part of life, and therefore for the stimulationist role-player rather than the gamist, they should be a part of the PFPRG.
"Submitting a generic adventure (even the most awesome one ever penned) would not make the cut, unless it fit the specialized needs of the org play campaign."
Yes that would be why I was asking.
Ala I am not a member of the Society, I don't play them, I plan to read at least three of them, but my time is limited and I wanted a summary of what issues were most important; I was looking for a quick summary and definition of the major differences;
Is there an Exemplar Scenario that I should be looking at?
And thank you for all the feedback.
@ Dark Mistress
Thanks again for all the reviews. I am glad we could surprise her.
I have just uploaded a printer friendly versions at both rpgnow/drivethru and Paizo, thanks so much I live for actionable feedback!
I am curious as to how you determined the price point was too high? I based the price point on my own Feats 101 ($4.99), Ronin Arts 101 series ($4.99), and Super Genius Games Loot for Less series (30 items for $1.99, which would make it $6.69 for 101 items) How would you have calculated the price point? Did you have a suggested price point?
Thanks Robert, I spent alot of time combing through my Homebrew and OGC sources to find magical weapon properties that did not suck, and alot of the credit for balance goes to the playtest group and my best friend Doug Hughes.
Oh also at the very last minute Dennis "Ogre" Baker point out a fix we needed for my personal favorite special quality Disorienting as I really think that one could be turned into a condition.
Actionable Feedback is something that is always counts, it helps us improve an update the product (one of the real benfits of PDF).
I want to thank Dark Mistress for supporting us by taking the time to do such an in depth and detailed review of our product.
I am working on a multiclassing option that allows it upon particular paths for example when you have all the abilites of a troll you could multiclass as a ranger (Troll Hunter) or when you have all the abilities of a stone giant you can multiclass as a earth mage. etc. There was just not enough time to play-test it to where I was comfortable, but I should have included those comments in a side bar as a guideline for GMs who wanted to go that direction.
It is a PDF though so with two big chunks of feedback that say MULTICLASSING! Its something for an update!
A good review is all the support I could hope for, and you can always buy one of our other products that don't have a review already if you have an overwhelming desire to give me money :)
Because I may not be around tomorrow!
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