EZG reviews Psionic Items of Legend: Tempest’s Blade
This installment of Psionic Items of Legend is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?
The former wielder of this enhancement for a mind blade is shrouded in mystery – known only by his moniker “Tempest”, this individual was the last man standing from the weeding-out procedures of the secret society of dark tempests (after the new PrC) – what has befallen him/her/it – no one knows. The weapon, which looks like a crystal rod, comes with 10 levels of power increase and starts off as a standard crystal hilt +1 (scaling up to +3) and also allows you to forma mindblade as a double weapon without incurring the usual penalties for forming 2 mind blades and both ends may be individually enhanced, though they need to deal the same basic damage type. Dazzling Swordplay and Wither become available 3/day and the item also nets the user the option to call it to hand at-will within 30 ft. of the wielder. It also offers the bladewind blade skill for free and a third configuration. The capstone nets a selection of solid numerical bonuses.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any significant glitches. Layout adheres to Dreamscarred’s two-column b/w-standard and the artwork is neat. The pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.
Authors David Pike and Jeremy Smith deliver a solid psionic item, with the third configuration being a neat idea, as would be the dual weapon. Mechanically, we’re looking at an interesting item indeed, but its story falls somewhat behind in its rather generic, uninspired nature. The capstone could have also been a tad bit more exciting, but that’s complaining at a high level. All in all, a good installment of the series and well worth 4 stars.
You can get this deadly tool here on OBS!
Alternatively, here’s the link for the full subsciption on OBS!