One of the most impressive things in regards to Owen is his capacity to look at what another designer has done, and add to it, seamlessly. Louis Porter Jr's Machinesmith is the latest such thing to get the Owen treatment, Bullet style!!
Following the standard layout, landscape, three column, 4 pages...got it? Good, let's move on.
First up, Alchemical Admixture lets you add a taste of the alchemist's destructive capacity to the machinesmith's creations. Fast and easy breaks down to this, each time you take this feat you get to pick one alchemical discovery from a list, you may then add said discovery as an admixture to whatever it is your twisted little mind is creating next. This feat dominates the entire first page of this product, and may in fact have the longest write up for a feat I have ever seen in the bullet point series, as Owen tried to cover as much as possible of what might come up with this one. Intriguing to say the least, and a great way to take an already odd class, and give it an extra twist your players won't see coming. Ever notice when someone is really “all in” on something it tends to make you believe a little more as well? Well, Behold! is right there with you on that one, as the PC's confidence in their creations literally demoralizes those who can see and hear them. Rather amusing when you think about it, "BEHOLD ME MERE MORTALS, FOR I AM THE SCIENCE!" Anyone else picture Bill Nye while they read that? You are now, lol.
Better Than New has me wondering how many times Owen has repaired a home appliance, lol. Any time you got to put something back together, it literally is better, for a limited time, and by better I mean as in bonus better, with varying options of where you can assign the bonus. Creation Focus lets you add a temporary bonus to one item/day as long as you can dedicate the time to tinker with it throughout the day, and Emergency Activation allows you to fire up the toys faster. Non combat abilities only but seriously, we've all seen the tech guys suddenly "poof" some amazing crap right before the villain's eyes...right? Yeah, this feat RAWKS!!!!!!!
Final thoughts and such? An excellent handful of feats to accompany this class, and a solid addition to the Bullet Point series. 5 stars and well worth the price of admission.
[5 of 5 Stars!]