Mar 292012
 

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This pdf from Rite Publishingis 6 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving 2 pages for the 10 new feats for the imaginative changeling-class, so what exactly do we get?

  • Dreaded Shape lets you use your moment of change to grow into a more powerful, frightening version of your form, including attribute bonus and aura that shakes foes and might even frighten them. I’m not sure whether I like that the aura grants no save, though.
  • Greater Change Shape grants you access to the undead anatomies (from UM) and geniekind.
  • Imprint Racial Traits: Use moment of chance to change a racial trait for 24 hours – AWESOME idea! Especially if there are more books providing racial traits like RiP’s “101 Alternate Racial Traits” in the future, this feat could become the catalyst for stellar versatility.
  • Improved Change Shape: Gain access to monstrous physiques and vermin shapes.
  • Phoenix Rising: You can expend all moments of change when you die and be raised from the dead and be transformed into a phoenix. This feat is awesome and iconic in so many ways, I don’t even want to start. Iconic, cool, powerful. Two thumbs up!
  • Task Adept: Imprinted feats last longer.
  • Task Savant: Use moment of change to exchange Dex and Str for skill checks.
  • Touch of Deformity: Use moment of change to gain a touch attack that deals non-lethal damage, hampers foes’ movements and deals minor attribute damage. Again: Iconic, cool, two thumbs up!
  • Touch of Malformation: Use moment of change to either hamper attacks, movement or defense. While no save makes this seem powerful, the penalties are specific enough not to unhinge balance.
  • Viper’s Riposte: Transforms the weapon an enemy hits you with into a snake under your command, but unfortunately lacks the information on how the DC of the save to avoid the transformation is calculated.

The pdf also features the Geniekind-spell, which lets you take on qualities of the different kinds of genies. Neat!

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are very good, with the exception of Viper’s Riposte, as mentioned above. Layout adheres to RiP’s two-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but at this length, needs none. This pdf is straight-forward in that it delivers 10 feats (and a spell) for a price that is hard to beat indeed. Add to that the fact that the new feats ooze style and usability and make the taskshaper-class even more interesting and I’m left with not much to complain about. Phoenix Rising, Viper’s Riposte – these feats offer truly iconic options in battle and add to the overall options in battle, while adding a significant coolness-factor to a character and my final verdict would be 5 stars and the Endzeitgeist seal of approval, were it not for the glitches with e.g. Viper’s Riposte, which forces me to detract a star, as it lacks crucial information.

Endzeitgeist out.

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