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Choice and Blood $1.95
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Jason C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/28/2007 00:00:00

An interesting supplement.

The cover art is awful and is the most exploitive thing about the supplement.

The first section is a systemless generic treatment of abortion clinics and providers, as well as an overview of the controversy and strategies of both sides in it. This is useful, although brief, supplement that could enhance any game.

The second section is the Abortion Provider advanced class. I question the logic of making this an advanced class, I would rather the class features have been incorporated into the much stronger feats section below (or maybe as Dedicated Hero talents?) Still, it seems to be a decent class with some good detail.

The third section is several "intermediate classes". These are classes that are more focused than d20 Modern's basic classes that are "aimed" at getting into a particular advanced class. Some are more successful than others. For example, the Irregular, which is an attempt to make a terrorist-type class, does not appear very play-balanced. The Blogger, by contrast, is a great addition and is well-differentiated from normal journalists. The downside is that the Blogger class stat block is partly blank - and it's been that way in several LPJ products, a highly shoddy and unprofessional mistake.

Fourth section: new feats based around political action and medical feats. I would have liked to see this section expanded significantly and perhaps even separated out the political action feats, because they are doing something not previously seen in D20 Modern. Street Demonstration in particular makes a cool mini-game out of keeping the pressure on an organization or person you are trying to persuade.

Fifth section: A too-brief discussion of medical campaign design. Needed more detail.

Sixth: A brief bibliography.

All in all it's a solid supplement. If the mistakes were fixed, it could easily be a four-star product.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Solid overview section, excellent feats and creative additions to the D20 Modern system. The Intermediate classes are also terrific. <br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Abortion Provider class features would probably do better as a fully fledged medical character system. The Blogger stat block is screwed up. The cover is awful.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>

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