EZG reviews Psionic Bestiary: Deranged Trepanner
This installment of the psionic bestiary-series is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages, so let’s take a look!
Jim Hunnicutt’s CR 6 Deranged Trepanner is a construct can cloak itself as a column and absorb a third of the overchannel feat’s damage to the construct and may deal int-damage and power point-loss versus foes it manages to grab – ouch!
Editing and formatting are very good, I didn’t notice any significant glitches. The pdf comes sans bookmarks, but needs none at this length. The full color layout adheres to the 2-column standard and is drop-dead gorgeous – as is the cool artwork, which drives well home the concept that these beings were once supposed to be healers, somehow driven mad by a virus or some other havoc. Two thumbs up for both artwork and layout – and creature design, for these beings are disturbing and cool and have neat signature abilities – BUT: Where is the craft construct information? It’s a construct and even if by fluff the means of making them are lost, as a DM I would have enjoyed this information be included. Its lack is the only true gripe I can muster, resulting hence in a verdict of 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4 for the purpose of this platform.