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10 Oracle Magic Items (PFRPG)
Publisher: Rite Publishing
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/08/2013 04:08:15

This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let's take a look!

Kicking off with a nice, short paragraph of introductory fluff in the high quality we've come to expect from Rite Publishing, we are introduced to the oracle-themed magical items - kicking off with otherworldly disfavor, an armor/shield quality that allows the wearer to 1/day use a spells/he has access to that has the curse-descriptor to inflict it as a reaction to being successfully damaged in melee - one a successful save the ability use is conserved and since the quality is powered by the oracle's spell allotment, the quality actually scales with the curse-spells the oracle acquires. Nice scaling-method! The Mystical Favor weapon special quality allows the oracle to exchange the enchanted weapon 1/day for a spiritual weapon, whereas the Amulet of Enigmatic Alacrity comes in 3 versions and allows the oracle to activate revelations with activation times of less than a round as a a swift action a limited amount of times per day - nice, also to see the different power levels.

The Gloves of the Sin-Eater allow oracles to expel possessing spirits and break curses via cha/oracle-level checks and aasimar oracles of the purifier archetype benefit even more from their use - something I really love Rite Publishing doing here - support for archetypes. I often wonder why there's not more archetype support out (instead of creating x ones that do similar things...) there and this is a step in the right direction. Good to see the notion used via feats etc. expanded further.

Harbinger's Hood increases the effective level of an oracle's curse and the mantle of mysterious metamagic reduced the metamagic-increase of mystery-spells and the greater variant even grants a metamagic feat that can exclusively be applied to bonus mystery spells. And there's a third, even better mantle here as well...

Rings of Revelation's Eyes also come in 3 versions and oh boy, touch spells get nasty, as these rings expand their range to a limited, yet significant range and allow oracles to use their spellcasting ability modifier as an insight bonus to touch attacks - this would be completely and utterly op, were it not balanced via X/day formulas that render it a powerful, yet cool choice to have. Sandals of the Oracle allow for the retrospective addition of a dodge-bonus to their AC and for additional 5-foot-steps (again, in 3 versions of different strengths).

The Seer's Lenses enhances or gives access to the seer archetypes gift of prophecy revelation or enhances it - cool item. Finally, we have the Vestment of the Divine Prophet, in 3 iterations, which grants resistance against ALL energy types - but no AC/DR. Interesting concept and surely a nice robe.

Conclusion: Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to RiP's 2-column full color standard and the pdf comes fully bookmarked - cool to see, as it makes navigation, even in such a short pdf, easier. What can I say, I liked all of the items in this pdf, none struck me as unbalancing or too weak - they all have something going for them and the support for the archetypes and fact that you actually get, with the variants, much more than the advertised 10 items means that this is a great buy for a low and fair price-point. While not reinventing the wheel, it doesn't have to and can be, in the end, considered a more than solid, nice pdf that deserves a final verdict of 5 stars and my wholehearted recommendation.

Endzeitgeist out.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
10 Oracle Magic Items (PFRPG)
Publisher: Rite Publishing
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/23/2013 12:51:10

Lucky oracles! For here, presented in delightfully atmospheric and in-character terms, are a collection of magic items specifically designed - by one Suilaliun of Our Sovereigns in Heaven - to suit their particular character and style. All delightfully illustrated in the pre-raphaelite style too, a feast for the eye as well as for the gamer.

A suit of armour that bites back - or at least, casts a curse spell at anyone who has the temerity to damage the wearer - starts the collection. with a fantastical cape whose mere appearance alone is wonderful even before it starts reducing the cost of using metamagic feats, a pair of sandals that aid the oracle's dodging ability and several other wonders following. All are soundly rooted in the peculiarities of the oracle class and appropriate to their qualities, yet they are also customisable to suit a given oracle's tutelary deity... at least, they would be if he has them made. Of course, you somewhat take what you find when rooting through treasure hoards!

If you have any oracle characters in your game, get this... and if you don't, a few hints about the goodies herein will have at least one player rolling an oracle up forthwith - yes, they are that good, that fun to play with.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
10 Oracle Magic Items (PFRPG)
Publisher: Rite Publishing
by Soren T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/21/2013 16:42:43

Let me start off by saying that I received this product as a comp. copy.

However, at 99 cents, it's still a steal, and once you start reading it, you'll wonder how you could end up with such a prize - at such a price (sorry). 10 Oracle Magic Items is a solid addition to Pathfinder, and a great expansion of the Oracle's arsenal as well as flavour.

Item costs go from 1,000 gp for an item that encourages the oracle to use her bonus spells more to 150,000 gp for the Superior Sandals of the Prophet which give the oracle a bit of defensive oomph. A lot of the items have several versions (usually a lesser, a greater and a superior) so there are in fact 20 items giving GMs invaluable new toys for their Oracle PCs and their adversaries.

Maybe it's just me, but a lot of the new base classes are so innovative and new that it can be hard to get a good fix on them. Books with dedicated items, feats or spells help in that regard, and this is a great example of such an idea-generating and conceptualizing book.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Thanks for taking the time to do a review of our product Soren! Steve Russell Rite Publishing
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