|Liz Courts Contributor|
Has anybody actually purchased this yet? I'm interested in getting opinions on the product and its feasibility being placed in other campaign settings other than the one it was designed for.
Not yet, it is in my saved shopping cart. I am about to make another round of buys this weekend. Not sure if this will make the cut or not. I got about twice as much stuff saved than I will have the budget for. So will see, I might if I do. I will do a review with in a week or two.
I really, really, really love the gaiants but I have an issue with them. They are large. That's hell to gaiant druids, because the polymorph rules state that large characters have to apply the following stat modifiers before the polymorph effect: -4 str, +2 dex, -2 con; so a 4th level gaiant druid in a medium wild shape would have the net modifiers of -2 str, +2 dex and -2 con; when he can be in a large shape, he gets a net -2 con. And it's the same with whatever polymorph effect they use (for example, a sorcerer with alter self). I'd make them medium and reduce their natural armor bonus to +1
Fey blood lets you use Charisma as a casting stat. Do witch hexes and cleric domain powers use charisma too?
Thank you, thats really really good to hear! :)
Honestly, if it fits better with your game/campaign, just make the gaiants medium sized. I dont see why this couldn't work. Personally, I love that they are large-sized.
Also, Charisma replaces the caster's primary spellcasting ability score, but only related to spells (save DCs, bonus spells etc.).
I hope that helps.
(I'm Dean Siemsen, one of the authors associated with this PDF)
And I am absolutely jazzed at your review. Thank you very much for it.
I was really pleased you liked the new witch patron spells, the feats (I gave the gaiant bards the "love"), and I am very happy you liked the NPC's ... although I can't take credit for the gaiant skeletal champion... I did provide the others.
Thanks again for your review.
Thanks KTF! You are right about the layout, when I created the "black" page, I did not think about the people who were going to print the pdf :) I just wanted to separate the information from the rest of the pdf.
However, Gaiants Discovered are on my shortlist for products that need an update, which will definitely mean a layout change as well!