||The following review was originally posted at Roleplayers Chronicle and can be read in its entirety at http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?p=22593.
The inquisitor is like a battle Cleric who tracks down the enemies of their church and brings them a brand of justice that is based on their interpretation of the will of their deity. In the end, inquisitors are above the normal rules of their church, but when the day of reckoning comes, they will answer to their deity.
10 Inquisitor Feats on two pages, no fuss, no muss. This product has an elegantly simplistic form that like most Rite publishing products makes it useful.
Publication Quality: 9 out of 10
Rite Publishing has figured out that the RPG business is a marathon, not a sprint. Rather than over-extending themselves with overly flashy art, they have chosen the smart path of well-done black and white on this product. The cover depicts an inquisitor brandishing a blunt weapon and a holy symbol of some sort. What you see is what you get and what you get is solid. Toby Gregory’s art does a great job of capturing what I perceive to be a bit of the angst that every good (or evil) inquisitor must feel after fighting the enemies of their faith with no rest. The picture was used on the cover and once more in the book, I think they could have found a different picture to use in the whopping 2 pages of info, but in Mr. Russell’s defense it is a good picture.
Mechanics: 10 out of 10
You would think writing 10 feats for any character class would be easy, well it isn’t. Writing reviews for Roleplayers Chronicle (Best web site ever!), I come across mass quantities of products that just can’t balance their feats with the rule of cool. Rite Publishing has a mature approach to feat writing that still feels fresh and cool.
Value Add: 9 out of 10
At no point did I get the impression that 10 Inquisitor Feats was trying to do anything but introduce feats for the inquisitor. That focus (some developers are a bit ADD) makes this a value to both players and GMs.
Overall: 9 out of 10
There are times when I love products like this; they cut to the chase and give you what you need. No foreplay, just business! I do like a little fluff and some background but the ascetic determination of the inquisitor and the minimalist approach to this product work well, they needed two pages to list the feats and that is all that they used. Yes, this book has the normal cover style and page border style that most Rite products have, but the good use of art and simple structure just feel Rite.
[5 of 5 Stars!]