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Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
 
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Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by JK R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/30/2011 04:51:35
A good treatment of fey that are closer to folklore than to standard D&D monster fare. There are a total of seven beings described (one of them with two variants), each fairly well written and including adventure ideas. CRs range from 2 to 18, although there is one special case somewhat debatably given a CR of 0.

The creatures have an interesting flavour, and are genuinely atmospheric. The book rounds out with a rather vague section on curses, some rules for fey marriage to mortals, and a selection of new feats. On the downside, the book has no artwork (other than the cover) and only a basic layout, so don't expect any frills.

Nothing outstanding, but not bad for the price, and the atmospheric nature of the beings elevates it to 4/5 from me.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by Timothy B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2010 12:44:20
All sorts of fey creatures from myth and legend. Some different takes on some classic monsters and some brand new. If you are running a game with a lot of fey creatures then this is a great source.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by James S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/07/2005 00:00:00
Not being a big fan of all things fey - I have to say that this was pretty well done. I bought it merely on a whim; I am not sorry I did. In fact, this product actually had me convinced (for a bit at least) to start examining the possibility of incorporating several facets into my home brew game. For any product to be able to hold my attention for any length of time is actually amazing. So there ya go.


LIKED: Well organized, has a few spins on things that have otherwise been relegated to stereotypical shlock in other products.

QUALITY: Acceptable

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by Alan K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/22/2005 00:00:00
The fey in official books seem to be drawn from a narrow set of archetypes, hardly worth having their own monster type. Third party publishers can address this need, but it is all too easy to do it wrong. It would be easy to present fey as just more sword fodder.

The Iconic Bestiary - Classic Fey addresses all that. It is nice collection of classic fey creatures drawn from myth and folklore. And it does make them more than simple sword fodder. It is challenging to portray fey creatures given their often utterly alien mindset and the aura of superstition associated with them. Classic Fey provides interesting and flavorful guidelines helping to preserve this supernatural feel to fey, with a nice array of details in each one - encounter guidelines, adventure ideas, and knowledge entries.


LIKED: The background and detail on fey behavior. The feats are great to add variety and unpredictability. Adventure hooks and knowledge roll results are also always welcome in creature books, and especially applicable here.

DISLIKED: I'm not so sure that some of the creatures captured herein classify as fey in my mind.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by Edmund W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/12/2005 00:00:00
This is a good supplement for fey, although I would have much prefered a longer description of general fey traits (such as the "fey feats") and less about specific varieties of fey. This is especially true given that if you are running a Celtic campaign only one or two of those fey presented will exist in the region, and if you are running a pure fantasy campaign actual fey legends might not be useful, just the concept and "feel".
This would be good if synergized with The Little People (also for the d20 System).

LIKED: The fey feats were nice, and overall it is nicely scaled to a slightly-lesser-power fey then the actual legends bring us.

DISLIKED: It seemed less about fey and more about monsters who happen to be fey.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Satisfied


Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lion's Den Press: The Iconic Bestiary -- Classic Fey
Publisher: Lion's Den Press
by JW B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/05/2005 00:00:00
After the first read through, I'm wanting to use several of the fey presented. That is a good sign, that I want to use them in a game.

The way feats are used is creative, and a good way around the problem of inconsistent stories. I actually would have liked more of the Fey feats.

I'll pick it up and read the ones I especially liked or think I can use when I have an opening in my campaign. Well worth the price. Nice work, Keith.

LIKED: The format was well done. Each fey creature starts with a short description, as if a party is encountering the creature. We then get the standard details, followed by suggestions for using the creature in game. The feats section makes it easy to customize fey to be like you want them, and to make each one unique.

DISLIKED: A little short for the price. Excellent quality, so maybe I was just itching for more after finishing it.

QUALITY: Excellent

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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