May 272015
 

Vehicles of Legend

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This supplement clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?

 

Okay, the first vehicle herein is called the Calamar – and is a massive, bronze kraken. Yes, including deadly tentacle and arm-attacks. We’re talking about a WAR-KRAKEN SUBMERSIBLE!! I thought “..of legend” was a bit much, but oh boy, what a furious first one! Better yet, beyond the default stats, the vehicle also receives a means for an emergency escape – heck yes! Do you prefer your vehicles less far out? Well the 1/day teleporting Century Osprey may then be just what you’re looking for, especially thanks to the magical ballistae!

 

Speaking of superb – the Doom-Lord’s Chariot would be the sarcophagus of a vanquished ancient lich, which is now used as a chariot that coincidentally can channel the energy of spells via the lenses of the sarcophagus, enhancing their potency. Even worse, the damn cool vehicle also contains a dread secret, but one I am not going to spoil for you… Thought this was nasty? You haven’t seen the frost giant’s war tower, a massive mobile fortress of destruction that DEMANDS to be used! What about a dirigible powered by mildly euphoric gasses, with a crew of drugged out air mephits as a crew?

 

The colossal iron leviathan would be a massive submersible in the shape of the iconic master of the seas. The Nomad of the Void would be a plane’s walker’s vessel, shielding its passengers from the rigors of the planes, whereas the Shrike as a mobile aerial hunter, can launch alchemical death upon foes and makes for a great representation of the steampunk dogfighter. An appropriate vessel for the terrestrial transportation of the discerning noble/mage, the intelligent carriage of Sir Cullen, the carriage offers means to not only create illusory horses, it can actually threaten foes and yes, trample adversaries. The final vehicle, the stygian warwagon, drawn by cauchemar nightmares, is a deadly thing of obsidian and destructive potential and rounds out a supplement of utterly impressive imaginative potential.

 

The final page is devoted to a vehicle-sheet for your convenience.

 

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches. Layout adheres to a gorgeous two-column full-color standard and the pdf sports bookmarks for your convenience. The pdf comes with thematically fitting full-color art, though you won’t find direct representations of the vessels themselves.

 

Jeff Lee’s vehicles of legend went completely under my radar. I only recently realized this pdf exists at all and honestly…ladies and gentlemen, this is a hidden gem. The name may sound pompous, but this book delivers. There is not a single “good” or mediocre vessel herein – literally each and every vessel herein is pure awesomeness. Each and every vessel does something mechanically unique and combines awesome special abilities with imagery that had me salivating like crazy. This book is exceedingly inspired, extremely affordable and downright fun to boot. I was honestly quite shocked when I realized for how long this went under my radar. I absolutely adore this supplement and the superb vessels herein. I absolutely recommend you get these inspired vessels – literally all-killer, no filler, this does no retread old tropes and can be considered perhaps the best vehicle supplement out there. A thoroughly impressive book and well worth 5 stars + seal of approval!

 

You can get this awesome collection of high-concept vehicles here on OBS!

 

Endzeitgeist out.

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