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#1 With a Bullet Point: 12 Alternatives For The Fighter's Bravery Class Feature $1.00
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#1 With a Bullet Point: 12 Alternatives For The Fighter's Bravery Class Feature
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Andrew P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/29/2012 14:52:43
One page. One buck. Twelve class abilities. You can't really go wrong.

This is the best value I've gotten for a dollar since comic books cost 95 cents apiece.
Paizo should consider making the "Defensive Stance" and "Offensive Stance" abilities as standard options. (I can't tell you what those abilities do -- it would devalue the product by 16.66~%)

The layout is good. It all fits on one page (plus an introductory page and a page of the usual legal mumbo jumbo -- but you don't have to print those pages out) and I was pleasantly surprised to find quality illustrations. At that price point, I figured on getting text-only.

Glowing praise aside, if I was playing a Fighter right now, I'd really only seriously consider 9 out of the 12 options for my character.One of the nine seems (Steely Determination) seems like it may be overpowered at first glance, but... it could very well play just fine. Even so, eight for a buck still ain't bad.

My only other issue is that the margins are really tight (probably due to fitting so much on the page), which makes it difficult to 3-hole punch it and put in a folder without punching out some of the text, but this is really just nit-picking on my part.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
#1 With a Bullet Point: 12 Alternatives For The Fighter's Bravery Class Feature
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Joshua G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/22/2012 01:45:53
Weighing in with the standard three page landscape format, with material presented in a three column format with three pieces of B&W stock artwork, some being better than others.

Ah, fighters....at the end of the day the fighter class is just to vanilla for some folks, with far to many builds ending up the same old same old...luckily Owen likes to throw spice in the bowl from time to time to add the options of variety, so let us see what he has given us this time, shall we?

Each of the options included are intended to replace the Bravery ability given fighters, and I think I'm going to limit my comments to a handful that stood out, as I know Owen has already given a shortlist, and End has as well in his review, so I see no reason to rehash.

Defensive and Offensive Stance are both great options, in that you choose one CMD and gain a bonus to either defend against it, or do it, depending on whether you go defensive or offensive, the bonus increases as you gain levels.
Physical Prowess gains the fighter a bonus against strength checks and all strength based skill checks
Quick Healer would have to be my favorite off of this list, as it vastly alters the rate at which a character heals damage through non-magical means.
Weapon Familiarity lowers those pesky penalties for using weaponry that one might not be entirely familiar with, which is always annoying in those chaotic combats when one finds themselves holding their enemies weapon in their left hand, and a chicken in their right.

An overall excellent batch of alternatives to the Bravery ability, and an interesting concept for another series to be introduced to the Bullet Points, as there are several other class abilities that could benefit from a list of alternates. Hopefully this sells well enough to warrant more of this nature being done.
A solid 5 star rating.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
#1 With a Bullet Point: 12 Alternatives For The Fighter's Bravery Class Feature
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/19/2012 14:37:01
All right, you know the drill: 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content - this time, 12 new options to replace the bravery class feature:

-Defensive Stance: Scaling bonus against a certain maneuver.

-Executioner: Scaling bonus on attacks with weapons of crit x3 and higher and higher DCs with regards to massive damage.

-Into the Breach: 1/2 class levels to jump-related/fall-related acrobatics checks.

-Gatecrasher: Scaling bonuses against constructs and objects.

-Offensive Stance: Scaling bonus on performing a certain maneuver.

-Physical Prowess: Bonus to Str and Str-related skill-checks.

-Quick Healer: This one is awesome, allowing for enhanced non-magical healing. Not only awesome to reflect the tough-as-nails trope, this is gold for divine-less campaigns - perhaps even as a house-rule. Excellent piece of crunch!

-Respected Veteran: Bonus to social skills when dealing with martial characters and to leadership, if applicable.

-Spartan: Require less food and drink.

-Steely Determination: Delay the onset of mind-influencing effects by a scaling number of rounds - another absolute winner.

-Tough as Iron: Increases the number of hp (e.g. 0 and -1) that make the character disabled or kill him by scaling bonuses.

-Weapon Familiarity: Reduces the non-proficiency penalty for his weapons - Great for masters of unusual weapons/weapon collectors.

Conclusion:
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to a 3-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. Bravery is a boring and imo lame ability, thus I was intrigued by the content of this pdf - also because bravery is weak and balancing the new options with the old ability would thus be rather tricky. Owen K.C. Stephens succeeded once again: From the extremely flavorful (wilderness campaign!) Spartan to the iconic steely determination and tough as iron-abilities and the excellent Quick Healer, this pdf provides a nice smorgasbord of options for fighter that should make them feel even more distinct from another. All killer, no filler, balanced, fun and all for a buck - final verdict: 5 stars seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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