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Legendary Races: Medusa [PFRPG] Pay What You Want
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
by Dark M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/09/2011 20:35:16

Legendary Races: Medusa by Purple Duck Games

This product is 16 pages long. It starts with a cover, toc, and credits. (1 page)

Medusa (4 pages) The first part starts off with basic information about the race. This is followed by 8 new alchemist discoveries and one elixir. This section ends with a medusa racial class. Their starting stats and then a 8 level race class. It also has a sample full stat block medusa using these rules. D10, 4 skills, simple weapons and a few more, light and medium armor/shields, 2 good saves, full BaB. All told from all 8 levels the medusa PC would get. +8 con, +4 chr and Dex. +4 natural armor, stunning gaze a few times a day, snake hair, poison bite and petrifying gaze.

Half-Medusa (3 pages) Starts off with a bit of fluff about the race like most races. The stats are. +2 con and chr and -2 wis. Darkvision, +2 intimidate, serpents gaze(can stay others for one round, limited use). Following this is a section on how they fit in with the classes and racial options. There is 7 racial traits a new favored class option for about half the classes. It ends with a full stat block of a sample medusa.

Additional Rules (5 pages) Sorcerer Bloodline, 1 feat, 3 variant medusa, snake-bodied template, and 3 full stat blocks of variant medusa.

It ends with a OGL (3 pages)

Closing thoughts. The artwork is mostly black and white and ranges from fair to pretty good in one case. Layout and editing where pretty good. There was a couple of odd spots with layout, such as it being in a 2 column format but on one page at the very bottom is a magic item that goes across the whole page in single format just fitting at the bottom of the page. But all and all it is pretty good. The full medusa felt a little powerful mostly due to the stat bonuses, it has a side bar about the gaze attack and while powerful I can see at higher levels it loses some of it's effectiveness. Still I felt it was a strong racial class. The half medusa is a lot better as are the extra stuff in the book. For the cheap price it is worth picking up for just those things. So what's my rating? Well the medusa I am not convinced makes a good PC, but could still be used for a NPC well and the rest I think works pretty well. So I am going to give it a 4 star review.

Trust me, I'm a Succubus.

[4 of 5 Stars!]