?Neo Fighters: The Fire Knight? is The Le Games? latest entry in their Neo Class line, and as the title suggests, writers Christopher Sniezak and The Le present a variant fighter class called the fire knight, a warrior who?s mastered the fiery passion within and has learned to project it in a variety of offensive and defensive ways.
This download includes two versions of ?Neo Fighters: The Fire Knight? ? a landscape version of the .pdf and a printer-friendly version. For the most part, the printer-friendly version of this supplement was used for purposes of this review.
The fire knight is a 20-level playable class designed for the PC in mind (although there is enough descriptive material, or ?fluff,? to inspire DMs when it comes to creating interesting NPCs). This is a variant fighter class; the writers don?t forget this with the base attack bonus and saving throw progression. But instead of picking up a new bonus feat every other level, the fire knight earns some very specific class abilities.
From the start, the fire knight gains fire resistance (he or she starts with fire resistance equal to his or her level, but at 12th level, the resistance equals the fire knight level?s x one-and-a-half). At second level, the fire knight bonds with a chosen weapon, using the ?soul sword? class ability. As the fire knight progresses in level, the abilities tied into the soul sword increase, starting with gaining a bonus to Search checks and moving up to being able to cast ?scorching ray? through the weapon. Eventually, the fire knight?s bonded weapon becomes a ?flaming burst weapon? and can even fire fireballs.
Eventually, once the fire knight reaches his or her 20th level, he or she can cause an opponent?s blood to boil over and instantaneously combust, causing 10d10 points of fire damage. (This class ability rightly belongs at the 20th level mark.)
This is a well-balanced class, and while it doesn?t introduce any tweaks or additions to the core D&D game mechanics like some of the other Neo Class products, ?Neo Fighters: The Fire Knight? presents an interesting class nonetheless, and definitely deserves a look. There are a few minor grammatical and typographical errors in the document itself, but the supplement is still instantly easy to use and even incorporate into your existing game.
LIKED: This is a solid product, and the descriptive text for the fire knight (pun intended) sparks more than a few ideas for interesting PCs and NPCs.
DISLIKED: There are a few typograchical errors throughout the document, but perhaps the most off-putting element of this document is the first page of the printer-friendly version of the supplement; it is a near-full-page ad for Politically Incorrect Games' Disposable Heroes Paper Minis. If you're not careful where you click on this page, your internet browser will be hijacked and you'll be taken to Politically Incorrect Games' website. This was quite frustrating.
QUALITY: Very Good
VALUE: Very Satisfied