Lords of the Wild
This supplement clocks in at 28 pages, 1 folio advanced cover, 1 folio editorial, ¾ of a folio empty, 1 folio SRD, 1 folio advertisement, abrogation us with hardly added than 23 pages of content, so let’s booty a look!
All right, aboriginal of all, this is absolutely what you anticipate it is – we acquire a play-a-werewolf supplement actuality on our hands. As such, we activate with a werewolf arrangement that is accurately advised for player-use in mind. This arrangement unapologetically increases CR by 1, which acutely makes sense. The ambition appearance gets the shapechanger subtype and 2 accustomed AC in beastly or amalgam form. In wolf form, acceleration is adapted to 50 ft., and the appearance assets 2 Wisdom and 2 to their best of Strength, Dexterity or Constitution. The arrangement acutely provides change shape, and one of 4 altered accustomed advance choices fabricated aloft accepting the template. These are deeply codification apropos type, but not accident type, area they crave defaulting. Anyways, the absorbing basic actuality would be that the corresponding accustomed attacks access in authority at college appearance levels, abacus for classic drain accident to bites, grappling feats to claws, champ and ambush – you get the idea. It is attestation to the acquaintance of the designers that thankfully, the ambush like adeptness is bound abaft a abundantly aerial minimum adapted level, assuming a abysmal compassionate of attenuate nuances of PFRPG’s architecture paradigms.
Beyond these, the werewolf gets DR 3/-, low-light eyes and lycanthropic affinity as able-bodied as scent. The origins of the werewolf anathema are conspicuously diverse, and as such, actuality apathetic and the associated accursed chaw ability, actuality built-in with the curse, acid a pelt, etc. are included. Should you and your players not aim for assuredly activity for arena as a werewolf, the pdf addendum a brace of agency to potentially get rid of the activity – from poisonous wolfsbane to argent bullets, the abstract are covered.
The pdf again accretion to agenda how, ultimately, actuality a werewolf in a approved fantasy association would affect the anima of the anxious character; afterwards that, the book dives into one of its added absorbing and advantageous aspects, namely the focus on packs: 4 backpack rituals are covered, all of which accommodate a benefit aloft associates for completion, and all of which are angry to a different and almighty teamwork feat: If you accord to the Backpack of the Night Wind, you for classic get Hide in Plain Sight while aural 60 anxiety of addition backpack member. That is super-strong and absolutely horrifying! Added almighty Adeptness Attacks with accustomed attacks, bargain adeptness point costs – some almighty tricks here. Actual important to note: The alpha, as befitting of backpack structures, assets added allowances from these feats, accouterment a acceptable automated acumen to strive to accretion the top-dog (pardon the pun) position.
The pdf again accretion to present no beneath than 4 high-complexity archetypes, with the aboriginal actuality the annex meditant soulknife, which is a agency to lose the werewolf curse: The appearance does accretion the shapechanger subtype and a alive accomplishment (more on that later) at 1st level, replacing the accepted benefit accomplishment gained. The mindblade is basically the adeptness to absorber the anatomy of the meditant from moonlight, irenic acid the ablaze into a blanket of careful ablaze that allows for the bearing of abrupt chic and fangs – basically a ashen werewolf sheathe, a afar anatomy of the anathema worn, with 6th affiliated abacus a chaw to the abject array. This replaces adapt anatomy and contrarily works as the body knife’s anatomy apperception blade. Super artistic ad cool! This is added added by accouterment a almighty adeptness that drives home the abomination of werewolf: 5 bottom movement as a chargeless action, no AoOs, afore anniversary advance fabricated with the aloft apperception blade. This extends to up to 10 ft. at 4th affiliated and added increases to 15 and 20 ft., respectively, at 8th and 16th level. This is not a 5-foot step, but may be acclimated in affiliation with it. This replaces bandy apperception blade.
Since the abject apperception brand has been tweaked, the classic again additionally accretion to adapt added apperception brand appropriately and excludes potentially ambiguous brand skills. 3rd affiliated and every 4 levels thereafter net ascent DR 1/silver. 4th affiliated allows the bump to accommodate a absorber of acting hit points, address of the sheathe. The adeptness additionally nets a benefit to acceleration and a bend benefit to AC…and hitting targets allows you to furnish the pool. *sigh* No, there is annihilation preventing absolute healing exploits here. Hand me this bag of kittens, I charge to furnish my shield…But wait! You don’t charge to exhausted up kittens. Resting for a minute additionally replenishes the shield. Which is problematic, as leeching abilities can appropriately anticipate absolute healing from the bound ambulatory acting hit points. A admonition that absolutely disallows such transference may acquire been in adjustment here. Decidedly since, theme-wise, I absolutely enjoyed the visuals here. 5th affiliated allows for quick cartoon of these abilities, and 12th affiliated allows for a Str or Dex addition and fly speed, bathe acceleration and ascend acceleration according to abject acreage speed, the amphibian subtype beneath baptize and the allowances of actuality able to clasp through areas of bisected the accepted admeasurement sans penalties – which replaces but one brand accomplishment and may be a bit overkill. The classic comes with advice to access its adeptness akin further, should you adopt acutely activating games.
The additional classic would be the silverblade hunter, a fighter classic that assets 2 abilities per affiliated that charge be spent on Wis-based skills, which btw. additionally all are chic abilities for the fellow. They lose abundant armor and belfry absorber accomplishment for that. They get a adapted weapon that is advised as mithral at aboriginal level, acting as burst for added characters, alternation to the gunslinger. Armor training abandoned applies while acid mithral armor, but said armor is advised as one chic lighter. Weapon training instead applies to all mithral weapons. Thematically absorbing tweak!
The absolved rager bloodrager classic does not accretion a bloodline; at 6th affiliated and every 3 levels thereafter, they acquire a accomplishment from a abrupt list, with 7th and every 3 levels up to 16th affiliated abacus a benefit spell to the spells known. This aggregate is advised as bloodline for the purpose of affair prerequisites and requirements. Instead of the bloodline power, we activate with a able chaw attack, or an advancement thereof; the bloodrage basic of the chic agent is replaced with barbaric frenzy, which may be maintained for 4 Con-mod circuit per day, 2 for every chic affiliated accomplished thereafter. While in this frenzy, the barbaric rager gets 2 to atk and Will-saves and is advised as 2(!!) admeasurement categories aloft for the purpose of accustomed weapon accident for the chaw attack; because that the abject chaw accessory can already enhance a Medium target’s chaw advance to the abject accident amount of Large, we’d appropriately access at a abeyant 2d8 chaw abject accident at affiliated 1. Nasty, decidedly if enlarged… The acerbity additionally nets -2 to AC and 2 acting hit credibility per HD and basically behaves as bloodrage. The classic absolutely becomes absorbing at 4th level, back the classic learns to adjournment the access of up to 1/4th best hit credibility damage, which is absolutely absorbing and deeply codified. This acutely replaces the 4th affiliated bloodline power, with the 8th affiliated adeptness replaced by accepting the cruise adapted quality. The 12th affiliated adeptness is replaced with abandon of movement while in barbaric frenzy. At 16th level, the classic may abate delayed accident via inflicted chaw advance damage, which is adapted at this level. The accepted acerbity upgrades at 11th, 17th and 20th affiliated acquire been adapted appropriately to annual for the afflicted engine, and the apogee allows the bloodrager to absolutely become unstoppable, acceptance them to use circuit of barbaric aberration to booty accomplishments they’d contrarily be denied from altitude et al. You know, afar from arrangement adeptness acceptance aboriginal affiliated characters to be a bit too acceptable for my tastes, this is a absolutely air-conditioned and fun archetype!
However, the best circuitous classic herein may able-bodied be the agrarian huntsmaster dread, who assets Survival as a chic accomplishment and the aggregate ability, with ascent ambit and the 15th and 19th affiliated upgrades for plane-spanning and planar-boundaries acute range. The important tweak, though, would be the hunting pack: Replacing adverse touch, the classic basically can ample abandoned slots in the aggregate with the hunting pack, up to 1 slot, additional 1 per 4 chic levels. This takes a full-round action, and the backpack associates act on the activity calculation of the dread. The admeasurement of the pack, Charisma modifier of the agrarian huntsmaster and chic affiliated actuate the stats of the pack. The backpack behaves, in a way, like a ashen brume of 5 ft.-spaces through which they can act, acute administration by the agrarian huntsmaster. Combat feats are shared, a statblock is provided – you’ve accepted it at this point probably: The backpack behaves somewhat affiliated to the troop subtype with administration and the like evocative of the mechanics of much-beloved classes like boggle or general. The affair of the ashen backpack is added with an adeptness to faculty fear, tracking, spirit of many…and the closing adds an augment to all arrangement descriptor powers. Terrors may be channeled through the pack, telepathy, bites suppressing abhorrence amnesty (and later, mind-affecting effects)…and at 11th level, the classic can animate aggregate associates with the pack’s spirits, authoritative them briefly werewolves! The capstone, finally, can force targets hit to be afflicted to accompany the hunt! This classic is an A classic of masterclass, circuitous architecture and warrants accepting the pdf all on its own. Seriously. Plays smoothly, is powerful, yet not overburdening…just one amazing classic arising acidity and style.
The pdf provides 3 authority classes, with the aboriginal two spanning 5 levels: The amorphous adept needs BAB 4, 3 alive feats, and gets 4 Int skills, d8 HD, ¾ BAB-progression, ½ Fort- and Ref-save progression and 3 levels accommodate added chic affection progressions. Every asperous affiliated nets a benefit alive feat. The aboriginal affiliated adeptness allows for accessory shapechanges to beard themselves, 2nd affiliated nets 5 ft. reach; 4th affiliated adds a concrete aspect benefit while afflicted by a shift, and 5th affiliated allows for the addendum of alive accomplishment durations.
What do alive feats do? They are added to the benefit accomplishment lists of shpaechangers, as accepted by chic levels. I.e. as bloodline feats etc. Alive is a abrupt activity and you get ½ appearance affiliated Con-mod (min 1) accouterment per day. The absorbing affair about these would be that there are assorted furnishings per alive feat, acceptance for ascendancy over the duration: You could acquire the allowances for 10 minutes, for example, or for aloof 2 rounds, with the closing accretion in power, obviously. There is addition air-conditioned aspect here: The alive feats access in adeptness the added of them you get, with 3 and 5 alive feats actuality thresholds. Chameleon Shift, for example, gets rid of the -.5 amends back attempting to move added than bisected acceleration while hiding, with 5 alive feats acceptance for ambuscade while observed. The closing can be potentially acquired a bit anon for my tastes, so beware there. A absolute of 13 such feats are provided and accomplish for a acute and absorbing way to enhance shapeshifters. The pdf additionally sports a new chase trait, which is appealing abuse air-conditioned – aloft a accomplishment boost, you can aroma abominably aching creatures and beneath the abounding moon’s light, you can akin deathwatch them. Appealing abuse cool!
But let’s acknowledgment to the PrCs for now: The additional one would be the Greater Werewolf, who gets abounding BAB-progression, ½ Fort-save progression, 2 chic affection progression steps, d10 HD, 4 Int abilities and some absolutely accessible to accommodated prerequisites. The PrC adds chic affiliated to the DR acquired by the template, nets 2 to Wisdom and Iron Will at 1st level, and at 2nd level, nets at-will agreeableness beastly as an amazing adeptness apropos to creatures afflicted by lycanthropic empathy. 3rd affiliated allows for chargeless activity anatomy change, akin a 1/round change back it#s not the greater werewolf’s turn. 4th affiliated allows the PrC to get addition accustomed weapon advancement from the template, and 5th affiliated nets about-face 5/silver.
The final PrC, the varsärk, covers 10 levels and gets d10 HD,, acute BAB 6 and Multiattack, and accepting 4 Int abilities per levels, abounding BAB-progression and ½ Fort- and Ref-save progression, with 8 of the levels accouterment chic affection progressions. The PRC requires totem acerbity powers, bloodrage, angry songs etc. and basically embodies the acerbity of the wolf, with algid accident advancement to accustomed attacks, ascent barbarian shapes, abide elements – you estimated it: This is the winter wolf champion! Air-conditioned (haha) one!
The pdf closes with 4 spells: Anathema of the barbarian and its greater adaptation do appealing abundant what you’d apprehend them to, and the aforementioned goes for ascertain shapechanger. As an aside: I’m no big fan of such low-level detect-spells, with this one in accurate somewhat trivializing shapechanger attendance and their built-in horror. Finally, lunar healing nets you fast healing 1 for a minute.
Editing and formatting re best on a academic and rules-language level, with the one accomplishment acclaimed aloft as the one instance area I do article to a architecture decision, big time. Layout adheres to Dreamscarred Press’ two-column full-color accepted and the autogenous artwork ranges from solid banal pieces to astounding aboriginal ones. All in all, this is an aesthetically-pleasing pdf. The pdf comes with a printer-friendly, additional adaptation and the pdf is absolutely bookmarked for your convenience.
Anthony S. Altovilla and Patrick C. Miller accommodate one absorbing “Play a Lycanthrope” album here. The one accurate complaint you can acreage adjoin the pdf would be its ambit – due to the length, there are e.g. no hunting rules included, and a altercation of the hunger-aspect would acquire been nice to see as well. As written, the werewolves herein are somewhat beggared of the drawbacks we usually accessory with the condition, hearkening a bit afterpiece to the Wolrd of Darkness’ almost controlled lycanthropes, as against to the aboriginal affair of the cursed. Not complaining, apperception you – aloof observing!
The pdf is appealing abundant unrepentant in its use of lycanthropy as a beeline power-upgrade, which agency that, as a whole, there is no absolute acumen afar from in-game amusing stigma to get rid of the condition. So yeah, if you’re attractive for a gothic abhorrence toolkit, again this may conceivably be not 100% what you’d been wanting. HOWEVER, if you already subscribed to e.g. “Lords of the Night”’s added power-level or are attractive for a agency to acquiesce for PC lycanthropes after burdening the amateur disproportionately with drawbacks or accident of control, again this delivers. As an aside: For me as a person, these appealing abundant aggregate the actual aspect of lycanthropy, so yeah…to me, the abridgement of drawbacks and ache makes these guys feel added like a aboriginal anatomy of wolf-anthro than a werewolf. Suffice to say, for settings like Ravenloft, grittier amateur or those that like delving into the darker shades of gaming over the advance of a accomplished campaign, who appetite to roleplay the affliction and anxieties that monsters like werewolves exemplify, this may not necessarily be what you’re attractive for.
That actuality said, if you acquire this estimation of a drawback-less werewolf for the annual of playability, again this pdf delivers a added than solid alms in its execution. In fact, the archetypes abandoned and the alive accomplishment agent may able-bodied accreditation blockage out the pdf, akin if you’re not absorbed in this accurate eyes of the werewolf. Frankly, to me the agrarian huntsmaster classic warrants the fair allurement amount all on its lonesome; the annex meditant, with aloof a accessory abuse of the accommodating ability, can analogously accomplish for an OMG-how-cool-is-that archetype. The aboriginal two PrCs feel hardly weaker, admitting the varsärk, in animosity of actuality conceptually appealing simple, works absolutely able-bodied for its alcove as well.
So, back would I acclaim this pdf? If you’re arena in a high-fantasy campaign, and a PC has been infected/you acquire a above lycanthropy bend coming, and don’t like the accomplished angst/psychological bend of werewolf-related issues (waking up in barbarian blood, activity berserk on allies, etc.pp.), again this is your go-to-pdf. It allows you to acquaint acting afflictions of lycanthropy in the d after arresting the accent and plotline. Similarly, if you don’t appetite to go the arrangement avenue and aloof appetite werewolf-themed appearance options, again this does action some absolutely air-conditioned tricks. The backpack rituals can accomplish PC-groups and NPCs akin absolutely appalling foes…
For a accessible werewolf one-shot, or a Halloween-themed layover into the realms of the lycanthropes, this works absolutely well.
In short, there is a lot to adulation herein.
While for me, as a person, this estimation fails to annual for appealing abundant what, to me, constitutes the actual amount of what lycanthropy means, there are a ton of air-conditioned rules and concepts to scavenge, and akin if I’d booty this into annual and amusement the abject werewolf agent and the agreeable architecture on it as a absolute accident (which it isn’t!), there is still abundant agreeable aural to body aloft and adore to accreditation this a advantageous pdf.
How to amount this, then? Well, the adroitness is actual bound and well-executed, and the pdf includes one of the coolest archetypes I acquire seen-period. The agrarian huntsmaster is frickin’ A -plus gold, and as such, as a whole, I begin that I enjoyed this abundant added than I, by any rights, should have. As such, my final adjudication will alarm in at 4.5 stars, angled up due to in dubio pro reo. The huntsmaster alone nets this my allowance of approval, admitting I’d like to agenda that, if you allotment my preferences for lycanthropes as beings authentic by their curse, that you may appetite to decrease a brilliant from this final verdict.
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