This collection of pregens intended for use with the Mummy’s Mask AP clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
So, the pdf begins by explaining the methodology of how these characters were created – as has become the tradition with these supplements, the characters have been created with a 20 pt.-buy method and includes, thankfully, downscaling to 15-pt. buy for each character, for those of us who like their fantasy a bit grittier, who like more challenge in their games.
Structure-wise, the pdf thankfully does not change the winning formula of the pregen-supplements by Legendary Games – this means you get a fantastic full-color one-page depiction of the respective character, which includes a sample quote for the character in question. After each such gorgeous artwork, we get not only stats, but also the storyline of the respective character, including copious information on story and motivation as well as suggestions for character advancement.
The first character featured within the book would be Asep Arukhet, a charismatic sorceror with the imperious bloodline and the conviction of being a rightful pharaoh, born into wealth, the charismatic Asep makes for a great leader…and ladies (and some gents) will certainly appreciate his tasteful, yet beefcake-y image.
The next pregen would be Dorian Massud, a grave warden slayer, aloof and stoic, instilled with a serious hatred and skill battling the undead with his deadly falcata. This would also be a great place to note that quite a few of these pregens have their nice stories tied together – Dorian is pretty weary of some of his travelling companions…
Kephennes Enterra, an ecclesitheurge cleric of Nethys is a dangerously curious man who has returned from the dead after succumbing to an arcane curse – a wonder that has greatly changed his outlook, his mission…and romantically inclined PC-entanglements can make for a really cool RP-angle here, particularly for those with death in their blood.
Like Merradine Feist, the gorgeous redhead who looks like my type of lady – she is a gorgeous, charismatic dhampir archeologist bard and similarly makes for a great leader…though having been raised among vampires has changed her outlook and provides a unique angle for roleplaying her. And no, she is thankfully no angsty dhampir girly. Nice!
The half-elven school savant arcanist Namala Ikenwe, has always been fascinated by the sphinxes and their riddles and with her air supremacy and ancestral arms, she makes good use of gravity bow and her lightning flashes, making for an intriguing character whose guarded optimism makes for a nice counteract to the gravity of some of her companions.
Want some more exotic character? Parvanah Lisay, the lynx-eared catfolk features one of the best artworks of a catfolk I have ever seen and, as a cat burglar with climbing speed and her devotion to the old gods, the lucky lady makes for an interesting foil to Dorian’s stoicism and a great explorer/scout.
Valdeseer Harringer, also known as Val, would be another excellent potential leader: The blond-haired holy gun paladin is on a mission here…but from afar, the intrigues of his sibling may yet find him, even in faraway Osirion.
Finally, we are introduced to Ziyadi Sahrebe, the dual-cursed oracle with the haunted and wasting curses, the curse of a mummy haunting his bloodline, the masked oracle’s positive and upbeat demeanor conceal a melancholy that is only understandable – he has outlived his children and may be the last of his lineage, the only chance for the curse to end.
The pdf, as always, provides nice paper minis for all characters.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no issues. Layout adheres to the beautiful two-column full-color standard of the Mummy Mask-plug-ins. The artworks deserve special mention here: They are absolutely phenomenal and rank as some of my favorites in the whole of LG’s pregen-cadre. The pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience.
Neil Spicer delivers once again in this excellent collection of pregens – the characters are versatile and have built-in story-lines, RP-angles and are tied in interesting ways to both each other and the storyline of Mummy’s Mask. In short: They do just what they should. Power-level-wise, the characters are also on one level, sporting builds that make them believable as characters, not just minmaxy-numbers, and their respective power-levels are pretty much in line. Bereft of anything to properly complain about, I will settle on a final verdict of 5 stars + seal of approval. Excellent work!
You can get these cool pregens here on OBS!