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Wondrous Treasures
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Derek B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/29/2015 22:43:39

I will start off by saying that I took time away to methodically consider my review for this, and am giving it a higher rating than I had initially wanted to. And that is because of miscommunication and misinterpretation of the item specifically stating "Note: This product contains compiled information from Bags of Tricks, Figurines of Wondrous Power, Horns of Valhalla, Robes of Summoning, Robes of Useful Items and Rods of Wonder. If you own some or all of these products, Wondrous Treasures may not be for you!" This not the case. I have Robes and Figurines. What's in there is not in here. So, go ahead and by those too if you'd like to. I bought this expecting this to a compendium of all the above books. This is not the case at all. I wish that had been made more apparent.


With that out of the way, lets do the actual review.


The pdf is 29 pages in length with 20 pages of content. It's main goal appears to make note how many times an item has been random chosen and how many times a specific ability has been used on each item. As well, it lists the identify DC, magic aura, how to activate and use, specific construction prereqs, and how to destroy it. Finally, it gives the reader the stats of each creature that you can pull from each item (cat, bat, boar, giant owl, etc) so that it's not necessary to search through the bestiaries, or do up the stats with the template (ie. for the Robe of Bones and the skeleton undead template). In some cases, there's even a blip on the item's lore. With regards to animals, a chart is also listed for how Handle Animal can be made use of during combat with these creatures.


Overall, if you're looking for a supplement for the specific wondrous items listed in this pdf, and need a quick and easy reference so you're not forced to do all the homework yourself, this is the book for you. All the research and box charts have already been done for you. As a GM, I can appreciate the convenience.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Wondrous Treasures
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Andrew K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/21/2011 14:19:18

I was skeptical about this because I've seen the whole "Wonderous Items" listed many times. How could they improve on that? Wow, was I wrong.


Simply put, this is a gem of an item. It is very well organized to the point where it includes boxes where you can check off how many times you pulled out an animal out of a bag of tricks or pulled out that robe of useful items. Very handy!


It tells you how the product is made, how well it is made both by numbers and by description, and how it used. Anything that is summoned is given a complete NPC character outline. The graphics aren't all that spectacular, but the minimalistic design is very well though out and frankly separates it from a lot of others in this category. I hope they continue to produce this high quality of help.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Wondrous Treasures
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Richard A H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/10/2011 12:57:08

I had the pleasure today of looking over the "Wondrous Treasures" product by Raging Swan. I was pleased with it overall. The work contains the sort of details one might expect to find in the Core Rules or a free web supplement but isn't due to understandable space limitations, repetition of information (such as stat blocks) and perhaps the lower frequency of seeing the standard magic items it covers (bags of tricks, figurines of wondrous power, horn of Valhalla, robe of bones, robe of useful items, rod of wonder) at play.


The download contains two documents, one optimized for print and one for the screen. They both looked great on screen anyway, on my PC and Nook. The black cover is something you'd want to skip printing. Somewhat of a minimalist myself, I actually like the simple black cover over flashy artwork as well as the simple black and white interior art and the clean, clear and concise formatting and layout. There were also no major errors or omissions.


So, if you handle characters who owns any of these magic items, this product may just be worth the price of admission by putting all the details right at your finger tips. Some might find the price a bit high as a "must have" supplement, since it covers such a small niche. Still, a lot effort went into organizing it and I myself would have no trouble paying for this.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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