Continuing the Summer of Bullets with 6 Feats for the Spell-Less Ranger, this addition to the Bullet Point series follows the standard 3 page, 3 column (for new material) approach. Two pieces of artwork, both color, and both really nice pieces. Editing/Grammar wise I found only one typo (halkf instead of the word half).
So, the Spell-Less Ranger (from Open Design) is our target this time, although as is pointed out these feats work well with Skirmishers from the Advanced Player's Guide as well. First off, lets just get this out of the way, I love the fact that Owen is not afraid to write to add to and enhance/support another 3PP's material. That is flat out awesome, and helps make sure that a great idea will continue to grow. Well done Owen!
As Owen has taken to listing the contents of each of these Bullet Points himself these days, it seems a little silly to take up space within this review rehashing that, so let's discuss instead my favorite of the bunch, shall we? Woodland Juggernaut. For far to long has the ranger been at the mercy of his armor, with the idea of ever wearing heavier armors denied him by the threat of lost abilities...when in fact the animals around him show without a doubt that nature comprehends armor. Emulating animals such as the Armadillo and Rhino, with this feat your ranger can utilize heavier armors without losing access to class features typically dependent upon lighter armors alone. A fantastic feat that opens the door fully for the ranger to step up into a front-line combatant.
With four of the remaining feats all focusing on the Favored class abilities and expanding or enhancing them, they are all solid feats well worth having, it is the first feat offered that I had to reread a few times to decide what I thought of. Bestial Surge, allows for a bonus to a skill, pretty simple right? Well, it does this via letting you tap into your spiritual connection to the animal kingdom....now, the first time I read this it felt kind of against the vein of a non arcane/mystical ranger to me, I won't lie. But as I let it mull over in my thoughts, I realize, we hear the term ranger and always think along the lines of Aragorn, what of Tarzan folks? Is he not the quintessential Spell-Less Ranger? And does he not perform amazing tests of physical skill that seems to be superhuman as if the very animals had infused their aura into him? No, the more I thought on this feat, the more I realize it is a perfect feat for this type of class, as one without spells of any nature, living amongst nature, is going to pay far more attention to the lessons that are there to learn, and would find themselves able to do things the rest of us could only marvel at.
In the end, another set of solid additions to the ever growing Bullets from the chambers of the SGG crew, yes, there was a typo, but I am not going to penalize even half a star for that, even if this is technically only a one page write up. Going with the full 5 star rating for another excellent addition, and looking forward to the next!
[5 of 5 Stars!]