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Book of the River Nations: Exploration and Kingdom Building (PFRPG) $2.95
Publisher: Jon Brazer Enterprises
by Elliott D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/05/2011 12:58:09
A review of 2 BTRN pdfs

Three big scabs to start with:
no index; no TOC on one volume ; no intro to speak of.

Seems to be a largely rehash of existing PF material.

Impolite: their new material not identified as such, just inserted along with the PF:KM rules.

It would have been nice to see
"here's what you'll be getting into"
"here's what you're looking at"

Peeve:
they out no DEF # on city form, would have been easy fix, they just copied the form from PF:KM rotely.

did tidy up the city form

clip art for new building types.

new ideas for XPs?


Green Leaf Monk Prestige Class
seems out of place, little flavor text or intro.
why does a GLM fit in with a river nation ?
or is he a foil ?

The Mass Combat spells are launched into without
intro. They are not explained, contexted, or referenced.
Could you at least point out into which book the rules relate ?
They may be wonderful spells, but since I don't have the
MASS COMBAT base book, and the author's didnt mention
where to get one, they just made 2/5ths of their own book
into a mere side-bar.

Later on I find they sell a MC rulebook, but given the material so far, why would I get it?

In other publications, the author will, upon first using an acronym or abbreviation, spell it out. ie(THACO, To Hit Armor Class Zero)
but here in the River Nations, everyone automagcially knows all terms.

The Generic City forms at the end are somewhat more useful
than the color ones by paizo.


The King's Eye seems excellent,
and some of the Feats seem good & useful.

The Green Leaf Monk is excellent ruleswise, but seems an after thought and could use expansion and at least throw a bone to the player or DM: "Why is this guy in the middle of my campaign world?

I can only barely recommend it, and then only for the few nuggets to add onto KM:PF (which means Kingmaker adventures in Pathfinder, thank you.)

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