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Legendary IV: Legendary Shields $4.00
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
by Dark M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/20/2011 17:39:10
Legendary IV: Legendary Shields by Purple Duck Games

This product is 35 pages long. It starts with a cover, ToC, and credits. (2 pages)

Legendary Shields (30 pages)
These are magical shields that level with the PC, as in as the PC gets higher level they can access more and more of the shields power. Meaning you can give them away at low levels and the PC's will likely keep them for their career. They all have 10 levels worth of powers which are spread out over 20 levels. Each shield has a full item stat block, full description of all it's powers, creature stats if it summons something and a full well done histories. The shields in the book are as follows.
Black Raven
Blood Moon
Cockatrice Heart
Crusader’s Shield
Flame’s Death
Ganis’briel
Gauntlet
Golden Griffon
Grinning Skull
Nanroc
Scorpion Sting
Sovereign’s Shield
Trickster’s Shield
Wolf’s Howl

The shields are all very well done, they are often inventive and they make use of the new Rite Publishing book 101 armor and shield properties to help make these stand out even more. All the rules needed are copied into this book but if you like the properties you should check out their inspiration source.

It ends with a OGL, thanks, and contact info. (3 pages)

Closing thoughts. The artwork is black and white, there is a image for each shield as well as some additional images. The art work is good. Editing and layout was pretty good, there was a few minor editing errors here and there. I am a big fan of scaling magic items that make magic items more special, things PC's don't change and upgrade every couple of levels. But become items that help define them. Purple Duck Games has given us that with weapons and items already, now they give us shields. My only real compliant about this product is the lack of variety in the power. They are all 1-10 power level shields that range from 1-20 character levels. I would have liked to have seen a few 1-5 power level shields as well to add some variety. They would have scaled only 10 levels and could have been further tweaked to cover levels 1-10, 5-15 and 10-20 etc. A minor complaint but one I hope in future legendary products they do start to address some. So what's my rating? I am giving this one a 4 star review. It is good but could have used another editing pass, fix the editing and I would raise it to a 4.5 star review.

Trust me, I'm a Succubus.

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