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#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Silver Weapon Magic Properties $1.00
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#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Silver Weapon Magic Properties
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#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Silver Weapon Magic Properties
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/24/2012 02:42:31
This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content for 5 new magical properties that can exclusively be added to silver weapons, making the material matter more than for bypassing DR.

It should be noted that the enhanced power of these properties comes at a slightly reduced damage. The materials are:

-Argentum: Healer's silver, these items help you cure diseases, not be afflicted by them and also can suspend the disease of foes and learn their respective natures.

-Frostscale: Etched with the symbol of a dragon, these weapons allow the wielder as a full round to make a melee attack against a foe at 25 ft. 5 ft. per 2 BAB-bonuses that exclusively deals cold damage. Very cool!

-Mirrored: Temporarily disable gaze attacks with these nice toys.

-Scrying: Help against illusions and enable you to potentially even hit invisible foes.

-Shapebinding: Help against transmutation spells and temporarily suppress shapechanging of hit foes.

The pdf also provides a form of bonus content that enables an alchemist silver weapon to be made a subtype bane weapon against shapechangers.

Conclusion:
Editing and formatting are very good, though I noticed some minor glitches. Layout adheres to SGG's 3-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. I really like the idea of this pdf to make material exclusive enchantments available and the execution, although not always wholly innovative (shapebinding, srcying and argentum using slightly similar mechanics), remain an excellent buy that provides enough innovation and nice content to warrant the low price. Now I'd love to see more in the style and once the basics have been covered, perhaps even ones for Rite Publishing's recently released "101 Special Materials and Power Components". My only gripe with them is aforementioned minor repetition and the fact that they are all similarly balanced, resulting in a final verdict of 4 stars.

Endzeitgeist out.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Silver Weapon Magic Properties
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Joshua G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/11/2012 07:15:00
OK, I'm going to ahead and state it...I know why the thumbnail covers for the Bullet Points now seem to have two covers, but it really sucks when the art for the preview on the site is awesome looking, and then that piece is not included in the actual PDF you get.

Now, back to business...This particular Bullet Point is 4 pages, with some very nice art pieces from Toby and Tamas...and of course there is that gorgeous Redpeggy cover that looked so great on the website...ok ok I'll stop harping about it, lol...maybe. Formatting follows the standard three column approach with embedded artwork, and deals with magic properties for silver weaponry. So, let us take a look and see what we see.

Argentum turns your weapon into the ultimate disease divining rod, letting the bearer of the weapon detect and suspend disease within his targets. All around an interesting idea, but I am left wondering why the ability to cast ice storm matters in the creation of this weapon...perhaps this is a copy/paste relic from the next offering, Frostscale. With a minor editing mishap of its own within the grammatical structuring, this weapon property puts some serious firepower at your disposal, in the form of ice that is. Mirrored is an excellent magical property for anyone facing gaze attack creatures, as it allows you to negate their gaze attacks by turning the attack back upon them.

Scrying weapons aid those fighting their way through illusions, and Shapebinding weapons not only help when dealing with trans-mutational magics, but have the added benefit of being able to lock shape-changers to one form for a time. As an added bonus Owen tossed in the Bane magic weapon quality for the alchemical silver weapons. There really isn't enough written up to tell you much more without giving it all away, so you'll have to read this one yourself. I can say that this entry gives us the largest amount of editing mistake, as an entire line is missing the spaces between words.

So, 6 for the price of 5, with more SpaG issues than I am used to seeing out of the SGG camp...now, there weren't that many, but we're only talking two pages of material here...from the guys who set the bar of excellence in the first place. So yeah, it matters. On the upside, Everything here is cool...yes, I was brief in discussing a few of them, but what can you say when Owen has already detailed the material in the synopsis for the product, lol. Settling on a 4.5 for a product that should have been a 5 due to the editing issues solely, and yes, I am rounding down.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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