||Legendary Eastern and Exotic Weapons by Purple Duck Publishing
This product is 28 pages long. It starts with a cover, ToC, intro, and credits. (2 pages)
Legendary Eastern and Exotic Weapons (21 pages)
It jumps right into the first weapon. Each one levels with the character, they are from level 1-10, gaining in power at character levels 1-20. Each one has a history, requirements and full information on it's powers and abilities. Below is a list of each weapon and the types of powers it posses. Just to give a reader a general idea of what the weapons are like. It has weapon stats for any new weapons.
AKIO – magical star knife, true strike, throwing, returning, shadow powers.
BLOOD FLOWER – Magical Sickle, beast shape, summon natures ally, Ally(lets some of it's + magic to be given to another allies weapon) and Blood Flower Rite, lets others deliver touch spells for you.
BREATHSTEALER – magical Kusarigama, short teleport, defense bonus, knowledge and confusion.
BROTHERHOOD – Magical butterfly sword, that can be used as a single sword or two, spell resistance, healing, hunting, nature powers.
KOKATSUNA – Magical Rope Dart, trick shot, illusions, dazzle, enthrall.
KOWARENAI – magical Katana, protection/walls vs chaos, shield/protect others, bring the user back to life sometimes.
LIBERATOR – magical Nodachi, obscuring mist, prayer, provoke, demoralize, hit at a range.
NIGHTBANE – magical Khopesh, water based powers, true sight, smite.
RHAPSODY OF SHARDS – Scorpion whip, bleed attack, blade barrier, spell storing, pain/pleasure, color spray.
SHIZUKANA – Sai, charm, mercy, disarm, spell disarm.
STORMSLAYER – Naginata, storm powers (wind, cold, lightning), identify, dispel magic.
TAIYO TSUJKI – Meteor Hammer, dispel law/chaos, balance (ability scores), calm emotions, remove disease.
TANGLED FATE – net, hard to escape, self mending, dimensional anchor, animate to attack, energy drain. Minorly cursed.
TOTSUZEN NO ARASHI – Fighting Fan, illusion powers, throw, detect poison, watery escape, protean lackey. (could have really used the return ability) – includes a new spell and a stat block for the NPC lackey.
WORLD’S AUTUMN – Bo Staff, sleep, see beyond the veil, freedom of movement, ki focus.
It ends with a OGL, contact info, advice on how to make your own weapons, and ads. (5 pages)
Closing thoughts. The art work is black and white and good. Editing and format are good I didn't notice any errors. The weapons have interesting history, some unique powers and abilities. It has a nice Asian flavor to the weapons. While they are well done it is not perfect. I think the fighting fan needed the return ability and the save DC's on some powers might not scale very well. It would be easy to fix though. So what's my rating? I am giving this a 4 star, it is good with some rough edges.
Trust me, I'm a Succubus.
[4 of 5 Stars!]