By Thilo Graf
This pdf from Jon Brazer Enterprises is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC//introduction, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
This is a book I’ve been waiting for, since it offers something essentially not really covered by any 3pp out there – new vessels! Furthermore, much to my delight, the book does not simply offer basic vessels, though these can be found in here:
The Dhow, Carave, Bilander and Dromond-ship-classes are fully stated as basic vessels and also come with miniature grid-maps of the respective ships that include all decks where applicable. Pity the book does not offer these ship-maps in large, though.
Where the pdf truly shines, though, would be with its modified vessels – The Good Weather for example is enchanted to be faster and accelerate faster, whereas the Iron Lightning trades speed and acceleration for enhanced armour. The Indefatigable caravel ship is also better armoured and slower than vessels of its class and trades in cargo space for more weaponry, while the Night Star is a smuggler’s dhow with secret compartments. The Horn of Doom is a minotaur dromond armed to the teeth and horns, whereas the terror trident is using water elementals as an uncommon means of propulsion. The description of the named vessels include enough material to serve as interesting hooks and the crew entries, while not delivering full statblocks, serve as a nice fluffy complement to the ship’s crunch.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a very printer-friendly 2-column b/w-standard with the ship cartography being nice, though leaving me wanting for enlarged, proper maps of the ships. The pdf comes fully bookmarked and with hyperlinks to d20pfsrd.com.
YES! A vehicle book! We need more of these, at least in my opinion and I REALLY like the modified vessels – more and varied vessels that go beyond the ship’s standard array of capabilities are always appreciated and in my opinion, long overdue. That being said, While the content is top-notch and worth the low price of admission, I honestly would have liked to get larger versions for these ships. Seeing how this remains my only gripe with this otherwise nifty pdf, I’ll settle for a final verdict of 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 for the purpose of this platform.
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