[Review] Feats of Horsemanship
By Thilo Graf
All right, you know the drill – 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, this time detailing 10 new feats related to horsemanship.
Without further ado, here are the feats:
- Crash through: Ride your mount through obstacles at +8 to Str-checks and making you not require an action when charging through e.g. doors. Cool!
- Expert Trainer: Add a bewildering amount of feats to those available for your mount. This feat must have been a nightmare to balance – kudos!
- Hitch Up: As long as your mount is one size larger than you, you may get into the saddle when I charges through your space. VERY Cool!
- Intuitive Rider: When your mount/ a mount you’ve ridden once before is adjacent to you, both use the highest initiative modifier between both.
- Nimble Cavalry: Gain nimble moves and feats based on that feat while mounted.
- Magnificent Banner: Increase the range of your banner by 30 ft. while mounted – again, cool!
- Sainted Steed: Class levels stack with paladin levels for purposes of determining your mount’s powers. Also grants your celestial mount +1 smite evil attempt.
- Stealthy Steed: + 1 to stealth for every 10 ft. movement beyond 30 ft., reduce barding penalties by 1 and halve size penalties to stealth for mounts you have ridden before.
- Spur Mount: +10 ft movement speed when spurring mounts as a swift action.
- Wary Companion: When your mount of animal companion perceives danger, get a sense motive check to notice it as well.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a 2-column standard sans frills and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. Clocking in as one of the best feat-books in the series so far, this offering by abandoned arts provides cool feats that are a godsend for every mounted character – while not every feat is brilliant, cavaliers and other mounted characters will still consider this an all but required addition to their arrays. Adding complex feats like Expert Trainer and great ideas like hitch up, I’m happy to all-out recommend this nice collection of feats with a final verdict of 5 stars + seal of approval.
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