The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less: Volume 4—Fantastic Footwear (PFRPG) PDF

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Here in Loot 4 Less IV: Fantastic Footwear we’re looking at just bargain bin boots, popular toe-covers any character can use. Not only do we provide each item with a full description and cost, we’ve scattered sidebars throughout the book to explain those costs. Each “Behind the Counter” sidebar explains how a price was arrived at, allowing GMs to apply the logic to other abilities (and be better able to change the pricing to match the needs of their campaign, with a firm knowledge of where the numbers come from).

Welcome to the fourth book in the Loot 4 Less line, where we deal exclusively in items with a cost-to-consumer of 2,500 gp or less. That’s right: no epic items, ice picks of the dwarven gods, or even moderate magic items here. This is a forum for the cheapest of the cheap, and that’s it. And just to up the level of difficulty, we also don’t deal in one-shot (or even two- or three-shot) magic items. No scrolls, potions, talismans, or fire-and-forget tattoo magics here. Everything in these pages is a legitimate permanent magic item, free of charges and able to be used in adventure after adventure.

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Nice selection of magical footwear

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This installment of the L4L-line is 8 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 6 1/3 pages of content for discount magic boots, so what exactly do we get?

All in all, we get 16 new specific boots priced below 2500 GP that use fractional modifiers and are fully compatible with the regular craft-rules. While the Abarka of Allure are not necessarily too serious, they do make for an interesting item, enabling you to make faster diplomacy-checks without incurring the usual -10 penalty. All the nationalities apart from the hip elves now also finally get their own racial footwear - dwarven boots grant you better movement in armor, for example. Gnomish boots can create a ghost sound leading away from you - perfect for high-tension infiltrations!
There are also boots that, if you succeed at your bull rush, enhance the result without making the check easier, boots to hide from undead and there are the Hit Kickers. At 2200 GP, they are the only item in this pdf I consider utterly unbalanced: When making a full attack, you gain an additional attack for 1d6+ full Str-mod at your full BAB without any feats, multiattack or otherwise for the measly price of 2200GP. This is, at least in my book, severely overpowered.

In contrast, the 1/3-league boots are iconic and cool and the attunement process for shadow boots is so cool, I'll steal it to open up whole new venues for investigations: If you walk with these boots in the footsteps of someone else for a prolonged time, they grant you a bonus to sense motive. It's far-out activations like this that make magic feel magical and uncommon. Kudos!

Conclusion:
Editing and formatting are very good, I didn't notice significant glitches. Layout adheres to the 3-column full-color standard by SGG, artworks are ok and the pdf has no bookmarks. I really enjoyed this installment of the L4L-line - the boots are useful, surprisingly iconic and come with some neat ideas. Apart from the hit kickers (the only blemish in the book), I enjoyed the boots and consider them balanced. Due to this one bad apple and the fact that I would have loved more cool activation methods, I'll settle for a final score of 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4.

Endzeitgeist out.


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Let us know what you think Pathfinder fans!

Hyrum.

Sczarni

How many new items will this have?

Scarab Sages

Frerezar wrote:
How many new items will this have?

Sixteen by my count, including the boots of dwarvenkind, boots of gnomishkind, boots of humankind, and boots of orcishkind.

Sczarni

F/&%/ you, that´s fantastic!!! It was time elves stopped hugging the boot spotlight.


Damnit, Owen. I want my dimension hop bunny slippers. I'll take it as a free web enhancement. :P

But on a serious note ... no love for the halfling?

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Urizen wrote:

Damnit, Owen. I want my dimension hop bunny slippers. I'll take it as a free web enhancement. :P

But on a serious note ... no love for the halfling?

There are boots of halflingkind as well. :)

Hyrum.

Sczarni

I hate to say it, but I like this one better than the Rods one. However not because there was anything wrong with the rods, but this one contains all items that I can guarantee will be used by PCs and NPCs.
I specially like the Boots of Orcishkind, the Hit Kick ones and most of all the One third League Boots.
Those last ones are simply amazing, the visual of the effect is just perfect.
Thanks for some great items.

Scarab Sages

HyrumOWC wrote:
There are boots of halflingkind as well. :)

I missed them, because they're small.

Frerezar wrote:
I hate to say it, but I like this one better than the Rods one.

You may hate to say it, but we love to hear it! That just menas we're improving as we go.

Frerezar wrote:


I specially like the Boots of Orcishkind, the Hit Kick ones and most of all the One third League Boots. Those last ones are simply amazing, the visual of the effect is just perfect. Thanks for some great items.

The One Third League Boots are likley one of my favorite items ever. And we are very glad you enjoyed the product! L4L has been a very successful line for us, and we firmly plan to continue releasing them.


You should have Stan! come up with a Crazy Kragnar iconic for the L4L line. :D


Reviewed here and sent to GMS magazine. Once I've done the whole line, I'll probably do a best-of on RPGaggression.

Scarab Sages

Thanks for the review, End! And I look forward to your thoughts in an eventual best-of article!


You're welcome, Owen! I picked the whole line up at the 52-sale and figured I'd do the line. :) After the compilation, I have to say that the other pdfs pleasantly surprised me!

Dark Archive

Nice review End--and I definitely share in the opinion that the hit-kickers are pretty bonkers. I liked the little touches like the mentioned bullrush boots leaving very distinct footprints and the like, though--this one's on the list!


Thanks for the kind words, Gozuja!

Scarab Sages

I was aware the hit kickers would be the most controversial item in this volume, which is why they got their own sidebar on the same page. Of course that doesn't mean GMs are any more likely to use them or agree with my pricing, but I figured if I spelled out how I came to that price at least GMs could decide how to modify the results to match their expectations.

I've seen these things in a lot of playtests, and they never seem to overpower other options at the same price range once players actually realize how little impact they have in play.

Indeed, based on the feedback I've gathered since this product came out, I think the main knock against this item is that they slow down play with an occasional extra die roll that deals so little damage it's not worth the delay.

But obviously, YMMV.

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