EZG reviews Bullet Points: 6 Jester Feats
All right, you know the drill – 4 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages content, this time detailing 6 feats for Jesters, so let’s check them out!
–Combat Juggling: Allows you to juggle multiple objects to treat them as if you have them ready in your hands – Alchemists will love that one indeed!
–Distract: Use Bluff or Perform to allow other creatures to use stealth versus the target, even if circumstances would normally forbid that. Seen that concept done before several times, not too impressed.
–Hideous Humor: Use Perform (Comedy) to demoralize foes and allows you to ignore the +4 save bonus creatures would get against Hideous Laughter that are not of your type. Also allows you to stack durations of Hideous Laughter-spells. Neat – though the spell is not italicized in the prerequisites.
–Play the Fool: Allows you to disguise your actions as incompetence/clumsiness/bumbling and allows you to thus get away with some nasty stuff without necessarily antagonizing opponents. Neat!
–Quick Ready: Ready up to 2+Dex mundabe items per round as if via quick draw. EXTREMELY useful, cool feat.
–Tools of the Trade: When using sneezing powder, alchemist’s fire, brewed reek etc., you can make the DC 8 + 1/HD + dex-mod – great feat to keep these tools relevant over the levels – I wholeheartedly approve!
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any significant glitches. Layout adheres to SGG’s 3-column landscape standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. I really like the nature of these high-concept feats, especially since I consider the trickster to be underrepresented.
While juggling has been done in the Gallivant archetype for the bard (in Class Acts: Bard Archetypes) by Abandoned Arts, both approached complement one another and fit their respective niches. Overall, these feats felt interesting enough to warrant a buying-recommendation, though I’m not blown away by all of them– distract feels a bit like filler to me, which hurts at this length. Nevertheless, the other feats are extremely useful and often downright genius and hence I feel justified in rating this Bullet Point 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4 for the purpose of this platform.