By Thilo Graf
This pdf from Headless Hydra Gamesis 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial and 1 page SRD, leaving 8 pages of content, so let’s check out these items, shall we?
The pdf begins with 3 pages explaining the nature of the items herein and discusses a problem rather dear to me: Making magic items feel magical and not something you could buy mass-produced at your convenience store.
After that, we are introduced to a neat array of magic items that have some magical properties beyond e.g. thundering etc. A nice example would be the spiked shield called face destroyer: The shield features a screaming face that has its eyes poked out by the shield’s spikes and every time a victim gets hit by the shield, they take charisma damage and the shield changes to reflect the face of said victim. Awesome idea and makes for a nice complication to a given story/investigation. The items feel unique and I considered them neat.
We also get a new magical weapon property (venomous) and the boil skin spell.
Formatting is top-notch, editing unfortunately is not: There are quite some punctuation errors that make reading this less enjoyable than it otherwise would have been. Layout adheres to a beautiful 2-column standard and the pdf actually features excellent b/w-artworks of several items – awesome and not something I would have expected at this price point. The pdf has no bookmarks. Content-wise, I don’t have anything to complain about, although I would have like the abilities go even a step beyond. In the end, the items fulfil their design goals and feel unique. The extremely fair price is another thing going for this pdf and in the end, I did enjoy this pdf. While the editing glitches keep it from being a full 5 stars, I still consider this pdf an awesome buy and give it a final verdict of 4 stars – for less than a buck you should definitely check this out!
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