Ever wanted to play an undead? Undead Paragon Classes introduces three new 1-20 player classes: the Skeleton, Zombie and Vampire. These classes provide strong, balanced options for undead players while hitting all of the classics of each monster. Undead Paragon Classes also delivers a 0RP racial template, the Rotting Corpse, which can be added to any other race to make it undead. Why play a dwarf when you can play a rotting dwarf?
Included in Undead Paragon Classes:
- The Skeleton, a foot soldier of the undead who wields steel and iron while terrifying the weak.
- The Zombie, an unkillable monstrosity, who gets in close to impart disease, sicken or release insects from his host corpse.
- The Vampire, master of those he summons, those he dominates, and those he creates, though reliant on a constant source of blood to function.
- The Rotting Corpse, a 0RP racial template that can be added to any other race to make them undead.
- 17 new Undead Feats, including as Bloody, Remove Head, and Grave Rider.
- Raise Undead, a new spell that allows for transformation into an undead creature.
I couldn't include my full review, but you can check it out over on Paizo.com.ReplyDelete
I'll include some of the highlights:
This is a solid 4/5 for me! Really interesting stuff and the undead have always been a favorite of mine.
I love the cover art - it’s a cool picture to me (though the rest of the art in the book doesn’t do much for me).
The feats enhance undead traits and resistances - a few of them lean towards being too strong or worrisome (fast healing) but there are some cool ones (remove hand - which lets you use your hand like Thing from the Addams Family).
Each class gets various class features that play up to their archetype (skeleton, zombie, vampire) and use a "Boon" system that work like Rogue Talents - picking and choosing the undead traits you want to emphasize.
I look forward to seeing future incarnations of the undead classes or even a We Be Undead type module. Currently, I am planning to run a small gestalt campaign where the PCs pick their main classes, but slowly acquire one of these undead classes as their second class - succumbing to gradual curses or corruption.
$3.00 for 3 classes - seems like a good deal to me. The feats, racial template, and spell are just gravy on top of this undead buffet. I dig this book - check it out guys!
Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you liked it! We Be Zombies (a variety of dead are available - 9, I think) will likely be our next big adventure before We Be Dragons 2.Delete
Also, that little gestalt campaign sounds awesome. Hopefully I can get Undead Classes II out there before you get too deep into it!Delete
At one point (I think a year or so ago) I picked up Undead Classes I and II and I just lost all my old data.
Is there any way I can contact you guys with a means of picking them up again without repurchasing?
I know it was through the email linked to this google account I am posting under.
Crossposting on the other product for maximum visibility.
Thank you for your time.
Sure! What was your email address? Do you know? Or you can just repurchase and I'll refund you.Delete
Is book 3 still coming out? I'd love to see how you work in incorps/ethereal (I like how spheres of power's wraith nerfed it)ReplyDelete