Everyman Minis: Far-Flung Races (PFRPG) PDF

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For the Pathfinder RPG customer who wants a little more, Everyman Gaming is proud to introduce Everyman Minis! Uniting several high-quality Pathfinder RPG freelancers under a single product line, each week a different Everyman Gaming author or freelancer tackles an exciting new topic by creating a miniature product specially designed to scratch that product’s particular itch.

This installment of Everyman Minis includes: 1,000 words converting the following Starfinder aliens to Pathfinder: kalo, nuar, shirren, skittermander, verthani, and vesk.

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This Everyman mini is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!

So, what is this? Well, in essence, these are races from Starfinder and Alien Archive, reverse-engineered for use with Pathfinder, as playable races. After a brief racial summary, we dive into the races. Since most folks will be familiar with the racial concepts themselves, I will focus on the mechanics:

-Kalo: +2 Dexterity and Wisdom, -2 Charisma; monstrous humanoids with aquatic and amphibious subtype. They have low-light vision instead of darkvision 60 ft., 20 ft. base speed, 30 ft. swim speed, cold resistance 5, +4 to Stealth while in water and blindsight 60 ft. while completely submerged in water. (As an aside – since this is based on sonar and rather potent at low levels, I’d suggest using the Vestraadi’s sonar –engine from AAW Games’ Underworld Races & Classes tome for games with a lower power level.)

-Nuar: +2 Strength and Intelligence, -2 Dexterity; monstrous humanoids with a speed of 40 ft.m these guys always know where North is and get +2 to Profession (driver) and Survival as well as a 1d4 gore attack. (The natural weapon requires reference to the table for type and damage inflicted.)

-Shirren: +2 Constitution and Wisdom, -2 Charisma, low light vision, +2 to Diplomacy and Knowledge (local); 1/day while within 10 ft. of an ally, roll an attack or skill twice, take better result; limited telepathy 30 ft. and 10 ft. blindsense.

-Skittermander: +2 Dexterity and Charisma, -2 Intelligence; Skittermanders are Small, get low-light vision and may 1/day as a swift action take another move action to move (basically a built-in quickrunner’s shirt). They count as +1 size category larger for CMB and CMD for grapple-and grapple-related purposes. Skittermander’s are 6-armed, but may only dual-wield. Instead, their arms allow them to retrieve 1 stored item or draw a weapon as a swift action. Nice one!

-Verthani: +2 Constitution and Intelligence, -2 Strength; Verthani get Skill Focus as a bonus feat and as a standard action, they can 3 + Con-mod times per day, augment a part of their bodies: +1 to physical skills, +2 to initiative, +2 to Perception or + 2 to saves vs. disease and poison. This lasts until the ability is used again. They get low-light vision and may, as a standard action, match skin to terrain for +2 to Stealth. While the flexibility is potent, it’s not overbearingly so. Nice one!

-Vesk: +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence; reptilian humanoids with +2 to saves vs. fear effects, low-light vision, a 1d4 natural bite and +1 natural AC.

Since this is only a mini-pdf, there are no favored class options, race traits, archetypes etc. included.

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches on formal or rules-language level. Types etc. are concise and well-implemented. Layout adheres to a new and colorful two-column standard with a border of artworks. The pdf has a nice piece of artwork and no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.

This is an unpretentious little pdf by Matt Morris that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. While Kalo and skittermanders are slightly more potent than the other races, I have no balance-concerns for them as written, and quite a few races herein actually have managed to do something interesting. Granted, e.g. the vhesk are kinda boring, but as a whole, I consider this to be a successful little pdf. You certainly can do MUCH worse regarding races! In fact, I could list a ton of races that waste a ton of space and that end up less interesting and precisely-executed than the content within this pdf. While I wished each race had received its own book to shine, you certainly get a nice array here. Hence, my final verdict will clock in at 4.5 stars, though I do feel that I have to round down for this one.

Endzeitgeist out.


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C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! It's a new year, and Everyman Gaming's got a barrage of all-new product just for you, including an artistic upgrade to our Everyman Minis line! Huzzah! Here's the third of three all-new products for 2018.

Worlds collide with Everyman Minis: Far-Flung Races! Designed by the ever-astronomically-aware Matt Morris, this product allows you to import the shiny new alien lifeforms of Starfinder into your Pathfinder RPG! Included within are rules for playing kalo, nuar, shirren, skittermander, verthani, and vesk in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Because really, doesn't EVERY campaign deserve a skittermander or six?


Will there be a follow-up, with more aliens ;) ?

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JiCi wrote:
Will there be a follow-up, with more aliens ;) ?

If this sells well enough to warrant a sequel, absolutely!


Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS, etc.


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Endzeitgeist wrote:
Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS, etc.

Your review doesn't appear to be posted here.


So, this product has my interest but I'm slightly confused on what it is? Is it a book full of different customization options for the listed races? Or is it like a printable Pawn thing?


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Aunders wrote:
So, this product has my interest but I'm slightly confused on what it is? Is it a book full of different customization options for the listed races? Or is it like a printable Pawn thing?

Neither. It is a bunch of racial descriptions for various Starfinder races converted to the Pathfinder rules.


David knott 242 wrote:
Aunders wrote:
So, this product has my interest but I'm slightly confused on what it is? Is it a book full of different customization options for the listed races? Or is it like a printable Pawn thing?

Neither. It is a bunch of racial descriptions for various Starfinder races converted to the Pathfinder rules.

Oh! I understand now!


Huh, now my review shows, and I did not re-post it. Must have been a website snafu. Thanks for pointing it out, though! :D

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