Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids (PFRPG) PDF

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Mysterious technology so advanced, many think it is magical. Androids know not their true origins, but make their own way in a primitive world of gods and magic despite being creatures of science and electronics. Play this race from the stars and show the world your true mettle.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is the essential guide for playing an android character. This 23-page supplement features:

  • Racial Traits to play an android, 5 alternate racial traits, and 2 new character traits to customize your character for this unique play experience
  • 9 New Character Class Options, including the nanoshade ninja archetype, the wiremind cryptic archetype, 2 new rogue talents, and a new barbarian rage power
  • 7 New Feats, including several that increase the power of your nanites
  • 5 New Magic and Mundane Items and 4 New Spells
  • A New Philosophy, which provides its followers a robotic view of birth, life, and death
  • Details on android adventurers as well as suggestions on how to incorporate this race into your world.

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After some fluff we get to a reiteration of the Android racial traits along with some extra alternate racial traits and regular ole traits. The 5 alternate racial traits are pretty good to me. There's a bit of difficulty with the wording on the divine racial trait but they do diversify the Android in terms of flavor. The same can be said for the fluff both before and after the racial traits. Between their entry in Pathfinder Player Companion: People of the Stars and their first appearance androids don't have that much flavor text so this was sorely needed. Beyond that the alternate racial traits opens up doors for classes that are generally hard to use with an android.

As I moved on to the archetypes and class features I noticed that this is the second BoHR I've looked at so far to support Psionics with a Cryptic and Psion archetype. The archetypes themselves are somewhat the highlight of the book for me as they take some classes and really make them a part of the race, more so than a lot of other archetypes that could be tacked on to any race without consequence. Same goes for the racial class features.

From there it's mostly the same as previous Book of Heroic Races. There are new racial feats, a new philosophy (as opposed to deity), spells and psionic powers, another archetype (weirdly in the religion section rather than the racial archetype section.) and android NPCs.

Like the previous BoHR this expands quite a bit but I think a lot of fun was had on the crunch on this one in a way that goes a bit beyond the previous entries I've reviewed so far. That doesn't mean the fluff is lacking either. A lot of space is put into describing how androids work in a world. Overall I think that it's a bit more far reaching and flavorful that the android options in People of the Stars, a book that I was very happy to get so I think this one deserves a full 5 out of 5 stars and I'm putting it on my list of potential favorites for this year.


President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

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President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

So what do people think of Scifi in their fantasy? Do you want more science fiction playable races?


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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
So what do people think of Scifi in their fantasy? Do you want more science fiction playable races?

I'll say yes, but I'm hugely biased towards playing off-genre Pathfinder or subgenre theme campaigns. Particularly I tend to collect a lot of sci-fi and space based products.

BTW BOHR: Advanced Androids is my Thursday review (posted on Paizo Friday) as part of month of Science Fiction for Pathfinder leading up to a campaign I've been planning for half a year.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Malwing wrote:
BTW BOHR: Advanced Androids is my Thursday review (posted on Paizo Friday) as part of month of Science Fiction for Pathfinder leading up to a campaign I've been planning for half a year.

Wahoo!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Hey, what are/what is the design philosophy behind the mundane items? I'm interested but want to know what I'm getting before I throw money at it.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

doc the grey wrote:
Hey, what are/what is the design philosophy behind the mundane items? I'm interested but want to know what I'm getting before I throw money at it.

There's only one piece of mundane equipment in here. Its a visor that grants a +2 circumstance bonus to Perception.


Review is up. You can find it and more over on my blog.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Thank you, Malwing, for an excellent review.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Hey Starfinder fans that are waiting (like me) for over a year, get Advanced Androids today.

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