By Thilo Graf
This pdf from Louis Porter Design is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial + SRD, 1 page mini-sheets and 1 page counters, leaving 3 pages of content, so let’s check them out.
The Harvester of Sorrow is an undead creature and uses a sonic ability to make other people aggrieved, a new condition similar to the confused condition and a linear 4 round progression – I.e. after 4 rounds, the creature gains a new save. This might seem a bit powerful, but I still like the idea of the condition. Harvesters also get a new disease they transmit via their bite. They come in two variations, the regular harvesters (CR 4) and Dread Harvesters (CR 6), the latter also getting a nice aura ability. The creatures are quite interesting in that they are rather physically weak undead but can disrupt or potentially kill a lot of PCs/people via their wail and aura. On the downside, though, the disease mentions having an effect of 1d4, but does not specify the attribute it damages, rendering it unusable.
Layout is beautiful and once again, the artwork rocks. While I encountered some minor editing glitches and typos, there are not too many. I liked the new condition, although its 4-round progression-cycle limits its potential usability with other creatures. On the other hand, the disease does not work as written, which is a big problem. My final verdict will thus be 2.5 stars, rounded down to 2.
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