DriveThruRPG.com
Browse Categories













Back
Feats of Style $1.00
Average Rating:5.0 / 5
Ratings Reviews Total
1 2
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
Feats of Style
Click to view
You must be logged in to rate this
Feats of Style
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/11/2013 05:38:45

All right, you know the drill - 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content - this time detailing 10 new feats - though only 2 of them have the [Style]-descriptor and most develop the new styles, so let's take a look!

-Basilisk Blink: As long as in basilisk style and with at least one ki point, you gain a gaze attack with 30 ft range that deal 1 point of dex damage to living foes on a failed save versus DC 10+1/2 class levels+ ki-governing attribute modifier. Interesting and balanced thanks to the restrictions.

-Basilisk Stare: Allows you to kill foes your gaze rendered helpless with dex damage with a glance. Ouch, but also rather cool!

-Basilisk Style: Adds 1d3 Dex-damage to stunning fist as long as you have 1 ki-point in reserve.

-Improved Uncanny Style: As long as you have 1 point in your ki-pool, you gain the benefits of uncanny style sans spending ki.

-Phoenix Feathers: When using Wind Stance in Phoenix Style Stance, gain concealment versus both melee and ranged attacks. As long as you have elemental fist uses left, also gain fire resistance 5.

-Phoenix Fire: +1 elemental fist use per day and gain fire resistance 10 as long as you have one use left. Also expend 1 use of elemental fist to gain wis-mod rounds fast healing 1.

-Phoenix Style: When using acrobatics to move through threatened squares and attack with elemental fist, you deal additional fire damage equal to the amount of elemental fist uses left as a standard action. Additionally, this increases your wind stance's concealment to 30% and as long has you have 1 elemental fist use left, you gain fire resistance 1.

-Shifting Style Defenses: When you change styles, you get a +1 dodge bonus to AC for 1 round. Cool idea, but could have been a tad bit stronger for my liking.

-Toughened by Training: Gain +2 Hp per Style-feat you possess.

-Uncanny Style: Spend 1 point of Ki to enter a stance of one of your styles as a part of the initiative check.

Conclusion: Editing and formatting are very good, I didn't notice any significant glitches. Layout adheres to Abandoned Art's no-frills 2-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.

Style feats are a tough sell on me, partially because I consider several of them overpowered and flat-out broken. Suffice to say, I was positively surprised by this pdf's offering: Tying Phoenix Style to elemental fist instead of ki is an interesting decision and even the basilisk style, which could have easily turned out to be a disaster, actually works really well - in spite of featuring a gaze attack. That being said, 2 of the feats feel a bit weak and a bit like filler to me, though their ideas per se are not bad. It is only due to this I will omit my seal of approval for an otherwise cool collection of useful, style-related feats with interesting mechanics.

Endzeitgeist out.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Feats of Style
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/01/2013 11:11:04

If you are passionate about creating and refining your personal unarmed combat style until even Shaolin monks want to take classes with you, this collection of ten 'style' feats will be of interest.

Most require you to have access to ki power, all assume that you have unarmed combat skills above and beyond brandshing your fists in a brawl (as opposed to proper pugilism: the 'sweet science' is a bit more than brawling if you ask any boxer...).

These additional styles are many and varied. There's a Basilisk Style that lets you use anatomical knowledge to enhance the effects of a Stunning Fist attack, whilst once you have mastered Basilisk Style, the Basilisk Blink feat grants you a supernatural gaze attack, and you can then build on it to add Basilisk Stare - a literal death look that overwhealms your opponent's nervous system causing him to drop dead! Talk about spectacular!

Another stack is based on Phoenix Style, a very mobile fighting style combining Elemental Fist strikes with acrobatics. Once you have the hang of that, you can learn Phoenix Feathers (which confers fire resistance as well as letting you use Elemental Fist more often) and then Phoenix Fire which increases your fire resistance and even grants access to personal healing.

If you want to be fast and unpredictable, look at Shifting Style Defence, where you can flip between any two styles and dodge into the bargain; or you may prefer Uncanny Style - even as you check for initiative you already are in your opening stance - and develop your speed further with Improved Uncanny Style. Finally, if you have really been working hard down the dojo, take Toughened By Training and gain 2 hit points for every style feat you've mastered!

One of the best bits of playing a 'martial artist' character is developing your fighting style into something distinctive and spectacular, and these feats, judiciously chosen, should aid you in the quest for perfection.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Displaying 1 to 2 (of 2 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
Back
0 items
 Gift Certificates