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Thread: 101 Feats
Tuesday, 16th March, 2010, 08:03 PM #1
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
Feats 101 by Rite Publishing. I was given this product for the purposes of this review. I have not yet played using these feats my review is based on reading the feats and checking a few against existing PFRPG feats.
This product is 30 pages long. Cover, credits and ToC take up 3 pages. While OGL and back cover take up 2 pages.
It introduces 4 new types of feats. The first page is a intro and explaining this 4 new types of feats.
Combat Maneuver feats - These are feats designed to work with the new pathfinder mechanic in the combat maneuvers.
Bonded Feats These are feats for those with animal companions, familiars, etc.
Talent Feats These are special inborn feats that can only be taken at level one.
Spell-Touched Feats These are feats one can take after having been exposed to a certain spell.
It of course has plenty of feats for the current types of feats in PFRPG. Needless to say there is 101 new feats.
The next 5 pages is a very nicely laid out chart that list each feat, what the prerequisites are, and up to two sentences of what it does. Making at a glance very easy to see what feats do and what you need to take them. They are also broken up by feat type, which further helps. The other 19 pages of the book contain the full descriptions of the feats. Below I will list a few example feats from the book.
Cloaked Fighting Style When a enemy misses you can then attempt to disarm them.
Companion Cache Familiar may store a equal number of spells as the casters level. So at 5th level you could store 1 3rd and 1 2nd, or 5 1st level etc. Otherwise works like a ring of spell storing.
Freezing Spell Added to any damage spell, if the target fails the save must make a new Fort save or be slowed for one round.
Unborn Sorcery Change the energy type of a spell to negative.
Monstrous Physique Increase by one size category, apply the AC, attack and reach for the new class but not the stats.
Ok that is a few example feats. So here's my closing thoughts. First a few of the feats seemed familiar to me. I don't know if they was taken from OGL sources or not. Most look new or at least I have never seen them before. I found the feats as a whole to be well thought out and often very interesting. Some feats do seem a bit strong and some a bit weak but most fall within the same range as the ones in Pathfinder RPG. I did notice that a couple of the spells got left off the list. Companion Cache is not on the Bonded Feat list.
The book is very pretty, Rite Publishing has the nicest best laid out books of any 3pp currently IMHO. The artwork is nice as well, not something I typically care about. I see nice artwork as a bonus. My one major critic for the book is this. I really wish the feat tables had, had the name of the feats hyperlinked to the feat text. It is easy to find them as it does have alphabetical links, but it would have been nice. So taken as a whole since I did see a couple of minor errors I am giving this a 4.5 star.Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
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