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Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock $1.95 $1.00
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Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/20/2006 00:00:00
The Emerald Warlock is part of the Lost Classes range from the Devil?s Workshop / LPJ Design range of supplements that provide new prestige classes for D&D/D20 fantasy based on common fantasy (well, super heroic) archetypes. This supplement is six pages long (three after you drop the OGL and advertisement) and has a fairly clean layout with a single piece of art (in emerald green).

The Emerald Warlock is a spellcasting Prestige Class, the Emerald Warlock is part of an occult order that is secretly part of a world spanning group that maintains law and order. The Emerald Warlock has a very odd set of prerequisites, including an absurdly high Will save (+15!), a minimum level of spell casting competence and (strangely) a BAB low enough that if you meet any of the other prerequisites, you would meet it as well. The special component required to join is a quest to prove that the potential member is worthy that is a good idea, representing the character?s commitment to the order.

The abilities gained by the Emerald Warlock are: the symbol of their authority, a magic emerald lantern. Some additional spellcasting. But primarily, they gain the ability to manipulate the ?emerald energy? of the lantern into weapons, shields and other things. There are some good ideas here, but the execution is unclear and the role of the Emerald Warlock is ill-defined (full BAB and the ability to create melee weapons combined with D4 HD).

The Emerald Warlock has potential but the organization that they are tied to is left sketchy at best. No feats to enhance the Warlock?s ability to use their lantern are provided. In the end, this product feels unfinished and it will need considerable work to fit it into a campaign.

QUALITY: Acceptable

VALUE: Disappointed


Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Derek K. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/08/2006 00:00:00
One can't help but make comparisons between the prestige class presented in "Lost Classes ? Emerald Warlock" and a certain DC Comics ring-wearing superhero. Louis Porter, Jr., Design and writer Richard Farrese don't hide the similarities at all, but instead have managed to take the Green Lantern-esque concept and give it a fantasy gaming twist. (The artwork by Ryan Bodenheim does NOT resemble comics' Green Lantern, so this helps to establish the emerald warlock in the D&D arena as well.)

To gain entry into this prestige class, the arcane caster must enter into the order of the Emerald Warlock, and this can only be accomplished by undergoing a quest given to him or her by the organization. Farrese describes the Emerald Warlock organization in enough detail to not only provide players with enough information to successfully play this prestige class, but DMs are provided enough fodder to create interesting NPCs and organizations for their games and campaigns.

If the character succeeds on his or her given quest, an emerald lantern is presented to the character that grants the emerald warlock the abilities of this prestige class. Emerald Armor (which does stack with other magical armor modifiers) and the ability to Emulate Weapons are granted, their bonuses or effectiveness increasing as the character gains higher levels in the emerald warlock class. At various levels, the emerald lantern also allows the emerald warlock to swap out a Fort or Ref save for his or her Will save (Force of Will) or just adding a bonus to saving throws to resist a spell or spell-life effect (Force of Mind).

This is an interesting class, and as with the other Lost Classes products, it's well designed and easy to use. The editing of this product is tight, and there is little wasted space. Only one piece of artwork is presented (the portrait of an emerald warlock is all that's needed), which should go easy on printers.


LIKED: This is an interesting D&D take on a (DC Comics) Green Lantern-style class, and writer Farrese has done a good job in porting typically Green Lantern abilities (armor, etc.) into the fantasy role-playing game.

DISLIKED: For players and DMs that have even a passing knowledge of comics, the use of this class may stretch the players' immersion into the game a bit too much.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Markus S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/30/2004 00:00:00
A good prestige Class for any D20 Fantasy game. i originally wanted to convert it for TORG, but works extremely well in D&D

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Christopher N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/22/2004 00:00:00
Ahem. Green Lantern does fantasy. Not the most original idea, but the end result is a fairly interesting prestige class. You can't beat the price, either.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Brian I. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/20/2004 00:00:00
As mentioned by others, clearly a Green Lantern inspired mage concept. It's a very accessible idea, and could easily fit into nearly any campaign. In my mind, it's something more likely to be taken for NPCs. It adds some offensive capabilities to a spellcaster - such as emerald armor, weapons, and some save bonuses - at the expense of spellcasting advancement (gaining a spell caster level once every four levels). I'm left with the feeling that the result is slightly underpowered.

The writing and grammar weren't, um, strong, but didn't outright offend me. The single piece of art was nice, and the product was well laid out. Potential buyers should be aware that only 3 of the 6 pages are game content. One page is an ad/checklist for the series, and the other two are the OGL (the OGL traditionally takes one page in products like these. Here, it spill over by a paragraph or two.).

Despite my reservations, I wouldn't be opposed to using this class in a campaign as NPCs. For the price, it was worth a read.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Alan L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/07/2004 00:00:00
As someone has already pointed out, these pieces each seem to be taken from the comic book realm (emerald warlock=the green lantern), but they are still fun bits easily added into an existing campaign.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Angus M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/06/2004 00:00:00
Not a bad little prestige class, but I am uncertain as to whether I would ever actually be able to use it in a campaign. A very powerful offensive (and personal defensive) magus subtype with steep entry requirements. I like the fact that the PrC is tied to an organization, making it, well, /prestigious/.

The class would require a higher magic world, however, than what I usually run.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Orval M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/20/2004 00:00:00
Quick, short, concise. it is also easy to from into any on going campaign with little to no retooling. That's what I like about it.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Emerald Warlock
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Steve S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/20/2004 00:00:00
Great new class to add to your DnD campaign. A must-have for any serious gamer or GM!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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