Amazing Races: Gillmen!
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!
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 favourite 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.
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