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Amazing Races: Gillmen!
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/12/2013 07:22:45

This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let's take a look! First, we kick off with 4 Gillmen-feats:

-Arcane Inheritor: Cast a 1st level sorc/wiz spell 1/day at 11+cha-mod DC. -Deep Sight: Low-light vision as long as underwater and the ability to see through murky and opaque water. Nice! -Improved Deep Sight: Darkvision 60 ft and see invisible creatures while under water. (They don't get the usual concealment.) -Sunken Legacy: For Hybrids, count as both gillman and human, choose an attribute that then gains +1 on related attribute & skill-checks.

There also are 2 new Character Traits: -Eldritch Obsession: Gain UMD as class skills and +5 to blindly activate items. -Terrestrial Curiosity: Survive twice as long snas water immersion. Nice for player characters.

Gillmen may also choose from 3 new alternate racial traits: -Deep Thrall + to fort saves, but be susceptible to enchantment. -Muckdweller: Slower swim-and land-speed, but you're not water-dependant. -Pass for Human: Be more easily disguised as human (bonus feat), but have your aboleth-ties weakened, for better and worse.

We also get a new archetype, the Deep Dreamer, which is a summoner archetype that has the summoner seeking to recreate the shape glimpsed in dreams via their eidolon and thus are resistant to dream-related spells. At higher levels, they may take evolution-points from their eidolon to increases their own physis and become potentially rather frightening. A cool and imaginative archetype!

Conclusion: Editing and formatting are excellent, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to Abandoned Art's 2-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. This is so far my favorite installment of the Amazing Race-series, offering cool options in line with the Innsmouth-flair and cthulhoid connotations associated with gillmen. Add the excellent summoner-archetype and we get a great addition that makes the race work better as an adventuring race - my final verdict thus clocks in at 5 stars + seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Amazing Races: Gillmen!
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/23/2013 14:03:14

First presented as a monster with the option of playing one as a character in Paizo's Inner Sea World Guide, gillmean are amphibious humanoids virtually indistinguishable from humans apart from the gill slits on their necks. As such, a collection of feats, traits and the like are a real boon to anyone who fancies playing one.

In this work we get four feats which in the main nicely pick out aspects of the race's nature. Each has 'gillman' as a prerequisite. Two relate to the development of underwater vision, enabling the gillman to see in the murky depths... they don't work out of water, though. One allows limited spell-casting, a single spell that can be cast at will, and the last is Sunken Legacy, which rather strangely allows a bonus to one ability score... it's not so much the effect that's strange, it is more that the reason why you get it is not explained clearly.

There are two character traits and a further three racial ones. The character traits both revolve around curiousity, one conferring advantages to the study of ancient relics and the other aiding those who like to explore dry land by reducing the effects of prolonged exposure out of the water. Neat. One of the racial traits allows the gillman to pass as human more easily, another deals with adaptations of those who live in swamps and the final one increases physical toughness at the expense of magical resistance.

There also is a single archetype. This is called a Deep Dreamer and contains suggestions for building a gillman summoner character. The core concept is that the poor dear is plagued by nightmares which he seeks to recreate in his summoning, and makes for an interesting if rather unhappy concept.

Food for thought if you want to play a gillman character, or seek to make gillman NPCs even more interesting and varied.



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