This new series by Abandoned Arts offers you one NPC-build, a complex one – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page character, so what do we get here?
Well, we get a middle-aged aasimar monk (drunken master) 9 – as a peculiarity, the build gets lesser age resistance as a Spell-like ability and Panther-style feat-tree. The NPC comes with extensive notes on how the build was made, what magic items can further supplement it and tactical options, which make running the build much more comfortable (and fast!) for the beleaguered DM.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a landscape two-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.
This pdf delivers exactly what it promises – a moderately complex build for a NPC that would take quite some time to put together for a solid, fair price-point. I don’t have much to complain here and seeing the NPC is high in concept and nicely built, I’ll settle on a final verdict of 4.5 stars, rounding up to 5 since I don’t consider it to be a brilliant build or too complex, but still interesting enough to warrant a heartfelt recommendation.