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Troll in the Corner's Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic & More! [PFRPG]
Publisher: Troll in the Corner
by Erathoniel W. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/22/2010 21:53:57

Unique, but overpowered.

While interesting and fun for players, these items are a major pain to a GM, being either too powerful or too outlandish to incorporate easily. While it would be good in a perfect world with perfect players, it just lacks the ability to be used with irresponsible players.

It's good, but it's just too risky for me to put any of this into a game, because I know that my munchkin will abuse it.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Troll in the Corner's Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic & More! [PFRPG]
Publisher: Troll in the Corner
by Tim R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/11/2010 17:16:26

Masks of Magic & More is a small collection of magic items designed for the PFRPG system, and 0.99 is a small price to pay for 10 new items. However, I have some issues with the details within. I think that most of the items are overpowered for their rated cost, particularly (as one other reviewer notes) the Mask of Powders. Hand this to a player and they will quickly bypass much of your hard obstacles in a spectacular Holi-like celebration of their newfound power. That said, there are gems in here. I love the Bag 'o Bones. It's a worthwhile addition to most any campaign.

The aspect of this supplement that simultaneously pleased and disappointed me the most is the intro flavor. The narrative welcoming the reader to the shop is completely enticing; and then it ends. I believe that this unfortunately weakens the potential for this supplement. Upon reading the introduction, I began to envision a complete magical shop with a wacky NPC proprietor who could guide me through the various artifacts he had to offer. Instead, the remaining pages were relatively banal descriptions and stat blocks for the magical items.

So, I applaud a solid effort, but at the end it left me wanting. 3 stars.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks Tim for reviewing this! You've brought up a great point about the style of our magical items collections. Next up will be a larger document with a consistently fun style right through the whole thing. -Ben
Troll in the Corner's Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic & More! [PFRPG]
Publisher: Troll in the Corner
by Jen P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/08/2010 14:39:51

As a long time D&D player who converted to Pathfinder the day the source book became available, I can happily say I very much enjoyed this supplement!

I can't wait to unleash the Sword of Minkin'Mar on my party.

There are four masks (five if you count the special orcs only addition) and five additional magical items which I think will add a lot of flavor to our campaign.

The only reason I've given this four stars out of five is that it may not be the best for an inexperienced GM. It leaves a lot of wiggle room for these various items in terms of how they'll be implemented in the game. Personally, I like that but inexperienced GMs may find it hard to place these items effectively in their campaign.

The items runt he gamut from inexpensive and good for low level characters to powerful and great for higher level characters. The one cursed item, the Heart Plug is pretty nasty!

Certainly worth a dollar.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Troll in the Corner's Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic & More! [PFRPG]
Publisher: Troll in the Corner
by Nick N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/08/2010 11:46:58

My opinion might be considered biased since I started writing for TrollITC and I got a free copy of this, but I think this is his best supplement yet.

Nice number of items so it felt "worth the purchase". Each item had a fair amount of detail, I think Ben is starting to get the swing of how to do these write-ups.

I had a few issues with what may be overpowered bonuses, but that might be chalked up to personal taste for campaign power level. There is one particular item that stands out to me as an immediate "problem child" in game, the Powder Mask. Among its many overpowered abilities, a nearly at will use of True Strike seems a bit much for any priced item.

I spoke with Ben this morning about this product, and I think he's actually doing himself a disservice by not advertising the fact that he worked with an anthroplogist to create some of these items. Each one of these creations has a lot of character with some hints of real world myths.

While Ben is getting better, I get the impression that he's also a loose sort of GM. He covers more in this document than his previous magic item list, but he still leaves some key specifics to the reader's imagination. I'd prefer a little more grounding than he gives, but for those who like the freedom, this is good.

All-in-all I'd say skip the Powder Mask and tone down some of the bonuses a bit, and this product is great. A steal at 99 cents, and has some really fun concepts for D&D, Pathfinder, or even if you just want items not rules, any fantasy system.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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