By Thilo Graf
Note: If you have the Obsidian Twilight Campaign Setting, DON’T BUY THIS! It only duplicates content from that setting and can be considered a preview.
This pdf is 5 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving 3 pages of content.
The pdf portrays one of the major players of the Obsidian Twilight setting, Asi Magnor is a CR 30 mummy-king with a quite complex stat-block befitting of such a big baddy. The entry comes with a short history of the villain as well as some magic items of his regalia.
While I really do like complex stat-blocks, I am not too great a crunching numbers myself. One of the things that struck me as a bit strange was the creatures speed of 25 ft., when a normal mummy has 20 feet. Oh well.
The regalia of Asi Magnor unfortunately does not live up to his cool premise and the component weapons, while featuring cool names, seemed quite weak to me or at least not befitting a CR 30 endgame villain.
Conclusion: For not even a buck you get both a nice full-color artwork of the mummy-king as well as a nice, big stat-block. Due to the complex and interesting things that COULD have been done with such a high-CR-villain as well as the rather uninspired magic items, I’ll settle for a final rating of 2.5 stars.
This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, and 3 pages of ads, leaving 5 pages of content.
The pdf portrays one of the major players of the Obsidian Twilight setting, Calix Sabinus, the CR 35 vampire-lich lord and quite possibly the most powerful entity in the blasted, cataclysmic land of the Obsidian Twilight setting. While I vastly prefer this stat-block to e.g. the one of Asi Magnor, Calix’s melee capabilities somehow left something to be desired for me. Yes, his vast arsenal of spells and abilities make him deadly and his nature makes him almost unkillable, but he is a fragile enemy and I’m not entirely sure he should be.
Once again, his magic items, while this time iconic, are nothing to write home about at this power-level.
However, in contrast to Asi Magnor, we get a glorious full-color 1-page illustration of the vampire-lord, which is great to show off to your PCs.
Conclusion: I liked this one better than the Asi Magnor write-up, but it still left me wondering whether Calix Sabinus could stand against a group of lvl 20 PCs. Due to the low price and the gorgeous artwork, I’ll settle for a final score of 3 stars.
This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD and 2 pages ads, leaving 3 pages of content.
The pdf portrays one of the major players of the Obsidian Twilight setting, Zebadiah (CR 30), the crippled angel and progenitor of the exalted race. Once a mighty and perhaps the last force of celestial good in the lands of Obsidian Twilight, the angel Zebadiah has been crippled, defeated and mutilated by Calix Sabinus, forever roaming the lands with his half-scarred form, seething with righteous anger for his humiliation.
His statblock is great and actually makes him a credible threat for high-level PCs (or Npcs) and for once, his magic items are befitting in power-level of such a high-level creature.
The pdf also features a gorgeous full-color one-page illustration of Zebadiah that is simply great to behold.
Conclusion: This is my favourite instalment of the “Fallen of Obsidian Twilight”-previews, perhaps due to the fact that I can see this guy mopping the floor with high-level PCs. While there are some minor typos like unclosed brackets, due to the very low price I’ll settle for 4 stars.
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