THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE TWO EXCLUSIVE WEAPONS OFFERED BY THE SUBSCRIPTION, NOT OF THE WHOLE SUBSCRIPTION.
That out of the way, here's
This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page weapon cards (including crunch-information etc.), leaving 2 pages containing the weapon, so what is the Judgment Seeker?
Created during the reign of Emperor Vincent's hunt for heretics, these ornamental spears were created for the expressive purpose of hunting down heretics - thus, these spears are most powerful in the hands of a capable inquisitor of the Sanguine Covenant - the 2 cold iron spears become 5 wounding spears, grant the endurance feat, extends the bane ability by Wis-rounds in duration and enables the inquisitor to cast UNLIMITED amounts of fear-spells at the inquisitor's class level.
Editing and formatting are very good, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to LPJr Design's 2-column full-color standard and the artwork of the spear is beautiful and also full color. The pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. The Judgment Seeker is a cool weapon, though not a perfect one. While the unique enhancing effects of abilities are nice, any ability that provides unlimited spells, even if it's "only" fear, is not good design. Also, fear is not written in italics, making it harder to pinpoint than necessarily. However, the narrative is nice, the artwork is cool and the weapon nice - thus, I'll settle for a final verdict of 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 for the purpose of this platform.
and here's Ichor Sting:
This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page SRD/editorial, 1 page weapon cards, leaving 2 pages of content, so let's check this out!
Ichor Sting is a vicious unholy whip that was ripped from a desperate, yet vile First One sorceress from her very own body - the handle her femur bone, the lash essentially the atrophied, old tendons of her muscles . The whip can change into a bastard sword-form and inflict demon fever on those hit by it. Additionally, it is mildly intelligent and tries to force its wielder on murderous rampages.
editing and formatting are very good, though not perfect - while the whip is called mildly intelligent, we don't get the stats to represent the subtle intelligence lurking in the weapon. Layout adheres to NeoExodus 2-column standard and the artwork of the whip is stellar and in full-color. The pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. Ichor Sting is a versatile, innovative and cool weapon with an awesome narrative and a cool artwork. The lack of stats for the subtle intelligence are a minor bummer, but I'll still gladly settle for a final verdict of 4 stars for the second of the subscription-exclusive pdfs of the series.
In total, I'll settle for a solid 4 stars for the subscription-exclusive bonus content.
[4 of 5 Stars!]