This pdf is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages advertisement, and 1 page SRD back cover, leaving 13 pages for Slogar the Uncaring, so, what is he about?
After a full-color, one-page artwork of Slogar the half-orc and his zombie-steed daisy-pusher, we get a new short-fiction, Slogar’s statblock (half-orc cleric 8[theologian], btw.) as well as an elaboration of his motives and appearance as well as his background story. He is a prophet of the endtimes (no, that does not necessarily grant him leeway from my wrath ;D ) and seeks to hasten the inevitable final showdown between good and evil by vile deeds. The sample stories given center around gruesomely killing innocents and feeding them to his zombie horse. Slogar, as a rather straight-forward loner does not offer much in regards to network, resources or allies. It should be noted that Slogar's Hideout get a neat, beautiful full-color map as well as greatly expanded hooks to draw the PCs into conflict with Slogar. Full stats for his CR 4 Undead warhorse Daisy Pusher are part of the deal, as are 3 iconic signature magic items that enhance Slogar's fighting style and his uniqueness. Have I mentioned his new spell, which lets him divine from the entrails of those he has slain?
Editing is ok, but I noticed some rather awkward phrases that could have been written more compelling. Formatting is ok. Layout adheres to the two-column standard and the statblocks feature some hyperlinks to d20pfsrd, which is nice. Layout has been updated to TPK GAmes new, much improved standard and feels more cohesive. The pdf has finally gotten a vast amount of bookmarks, which is awesome, as is the additional HeroLab--support..
I'm quite frankly positively surprised by the vast improvements TPK Games has made to Slogar - bookmarks, short fiction, magic items, a full-color map - there's not much left to be desired, honestly. Slogar's first incarnation left me unimpressed and this one has eliminated almost all my gripes. While I think he can't hold a Torch to Raxath'Viz and Temerlyth, he is FREE and you'll be hard-pressed to find any that well-written, professionally-presented NPC out there, even if he is not as compelling as TPK's other offerings. Without the "Free"-factor, I'd settle for a final verdict of 4 stars, but with it, there's no reason to not dl Slogar. And rest assured - the commercial releases by TPK Games are even better and thus, my final verdict will now be 5 stars.
[5 of 5 Stars!]