EZG reviews Book of the Faithful: Oracle Mysteries
This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with two pages of content, so let’s take a look!
Why does this book exist? Well, author Dale McCoy Jr. considers mysteries as lenses through which the oracle should attempt to see life -and at the same time be MYSTERIOUS. Hence, we get two new ones:
First would be the Fitness-mystery, which nets a climb speed, immunity to fatigue (and later exhaustion), +2 to Str, Dex or Con that is later enhanced to +4, +10 ft. speed (and doge/mobility as bonus feats), bonuses to CMB, slow falling, minor natural AC, 1 minute per level sprout bird wings and touches that can decrease a creature’s movement and deal 1d3 str-damage to a foe in range and get 5 x str-damage temp HP. The final revelation is awesome and lets you auto-confirm crits, never incur AoOs and doubles the amount of HP you have below 0 before dying.
The second mystery is focused on Joy -why has it taken so long for that theme to be covered? Oo Oh well, what do we get? Bardic performance, inflict sorrow-base debuffs on foes, 1/day heal more hp, buff allies with your presence, as a standard action make foes friendly as if charmed, 1/day freely enlarge/extend spells, gain endurance/diehard/heroic defiance (over the levels), infuse foes with overconfidence, emit damaging, ecstatic screams or grow butterfly-like wings. As a final revelation, immunity to fear and pain, or any emotion-effect you don’t wish to suffer as well as cha-mod to all saves and remove negative emotion/fear/pain-based effects with a touch.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any significant glitches. Layout adheres to a printer-friendly, no-frills two-column standard and the pdf comes bookmarked for your convenience in spite of its short length – awesome!
Allright, we get two excellent, balanced mysteries for a very fair price – nothing to complain about, the concepts are cool – and we have a winner! No issues, high concepts – 5 stars + endzeitgeist seal of approval.