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Natural Wonders - Flora
Publisher: Tangent Games
by JK R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/24/2013 09:39:56

This quite a large supplement for the price - 77 pages, discounting cover, contents, and license. It's a list of fifteen plants suitable for a fantasy world. They're specifically linked to the Ados campaign setting by the same publishers, but there's no reason why they'd have to be. Plants are just plants, after all.

However, the book is more than a description of some odd botany. Each plant comes with an extensive rules section, explaining how it can be used to make potions, items, armour, and the like. All of these various items are summarised in tables at the back, and cover a wide range of low-level, mostly non-magical, goodies. The list of these items, and their linking to specific features of the world, in the form of unusual plants, is the heart of the book.

The page count is upped by adding in scenario hooks to each plant, with stat blocks for NPCs who want to hire the PCs to collect the stuff, or want to steal it of somebody else, or whatever. This does feel a little like padding, especially since the stat blocks aren't always terribly relevant, but it does at least give some ideas for short encounters.

The layout is very basic, although the artwork isn't bad, and it shouldn't be tough on printer ink. All in all, it's a useful little supplement that could add colour and useful material to a game world, whether one's using it with its intended setting or not.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Natural Wonders - Flora
Publisher: Tangent Games
by James J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/21/2006 00:00:00

a surspisngly good book at least in concept. Lots of new ideas and it has certainly opened my eyes to an area of my campaigns I have seldom devoted much attention to (plants that is). Thisis far more then a monster book for plants I highly recomend it to GMs of any fantasy RPG not just d20 games.

<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br><BR>[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]<BR>



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Natural Wonders - Flora
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 11/17/2006 00:00:00

Natural Wonders Flora

Plants and special materials can be a fun detail for any fantasy game. Most people I see do not really look into this type of item for treasure or as equipment. But especially in a game that wants a little lower magic these are the types of things that can add flavor and ability without the feat of getting too powerful. It is also a nice way to get a little more out of the skills the characters have and can be a good reason to place points into skills the characters do not have. Natural Wonders Flora is a new PDF by Tangent Games. The PDF is eighty one pages long though the layout makes it seemed like they stretched it out some. The art is a mix of colored pictures, clip art, and what looks like altered clip art. The book is well book marked and it has two very useful tables at the end. The first summarizes the use, skill and DC to make, cost, and weight of the items that can be made from it. The other table is how much the plants are worth per pound or other unit of measurement. The book presents fifteen new types of plants and the many uses and other great information about each one. Each plant is shown where and how they can found. Specific info on where in the setting of Ados they can be found with enough info so people using other settings can easily place the plants in the proper locations. Each entry has a rarity associated with it. This effects how easy it will be to find the plant as well as how easy it will be for someone with a successful knowledge check to know something about it. Each plant has a hardness and hit points. It also lists the special qualities of the plant. Each plant has a full paragraph or two that does a nice job of describing the fauna. These are the often over looked details that can really add a nice level of detail to a campaign. Each plant is giving a list of DCs and what skills can be used to locate and identify the plants. It also has what skill to harvest the plant and knowledge checks with information on the plant of a few different DCs. It includes the cost and then the many uses of the plant. There are mechanics for traps the plant can be used for, different items the plant can be used to make, and weapons and armor that the plant can be used for. Each plant seems to get a full three or four pages of information devoted to it. Natural Wonder Flora is one of those rare books that can really add a nice level of depth to a game. I see it being more useful at lower levels and in low magic games as nothing here seems all that powerful. Magic will eventually make these absolute for a normal D&amp;D adventuring party like it does with most mundane equipment. The book is good and does a nice job with the information surrounding these plants.

<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Great level of detail<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: layout and art could have been better<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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Natural Wonders - Flora
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Derek H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/05/2006 00:00:00

Not much to say about this, other than the quality of the product is quite good. If you want more plants, possibly for use with Atlas' Occult Lore, this is for you.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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