||I got this book as part of the Bundle with Unorthodox Paladins and Monks. It?s a great buy if I might say so. This book was my second favorite out the group (I got it mainly for the PLD one) as I generally dislike Barbarians in general. All of these variants are useful in some circumstances that would allow their specialization to shine. The Conqueror and Savage Screamer are more easily integrated, but the others will still make very good NPC?s in campaigns that they don?t work as PC?s. The most limited one in my opinion would be the Planar marauder, as you would almost have to create a campaign focused around this character. If you aren?t using planes a lot then they would be very out of place, but they still would make a great villain, having to track down these disappearing warriors could be very interesting.
My favorite is the Corsair. This is the big guy that the scheming captain has managed to get unswervingly loyal to him. You know the big Pirate holding off at least 5 of the Royal Navy?s best. In a land fight he?s not bad, but put him on a ship deck in a storm and he?s a Juggernaut.
Savage Screamer seems fun, unless your characters get into their parts too much and your neighbors have ears. Interesting abilities and fun descriptions, I don?t know if my pc?s will try it, I might have to throw one in myself.
Wild Riders are like the Corsair for Horses, very focused on fighting from horseback, would be weaker in dungeons or cities.
The conqueror should be popular, every group has someone willing to forego all defenses if it means they can hit really hard. This one gets the ?Most likely to roll bad and die early? award, but it seems balanced and fun.
Corsair was a big hit, everyone wants to do a Pirate campaign now.
LIKED: The Corsair and Savage Screamer look cool, Conqueror will no doubt have fans, and I don't mind that. Wild Rider could be fun if your campaign fits.
DISLIKED: I didn't like the Planar Marauder, no problem with the class, I just don't like using the planes in my world, so I don't like a class that's all about them, that's the only complaint I have.
QUALITY: Very Good
VALUE: Very Satisfied
[5 of 5 Stars!]