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17 Archer Feats $3.00
Average Rating:3.6 / 5
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17 Archer Feats
Publisher: The Le Games
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/09/2012 08:58:44
My youngest son loves to play archers. So this was a no-brainer really.

This collection of 18 (not just 17!) feats really help highlight what a good archer should be able to do.
What is good? Well I like the names, feats (and often times spells) don't have evocative names. Not so here, "Ring the Bell", "Until You see the Whites of their Eyes" are cool sounding and you want to take them as feats! The sound more like super-powers really. They are though what feats should be, something extra special you can do that others can't because of your training.

There are several here my son has used including his favorite at lower levels, Instill Arrow.
Obviously there is a bias her towards elves and rangers, but since he is a half-elven Ranger/Bard he is perfect for this book, or it is perfect for him.

The art is above the normal standards of The Le books, which is nice. Really in a book like this I would prefer to see old woodcuts of archers. I think it adds to the feel that the feats are adding to the game, no need for "cartoony" art (of which there is only one piece and it is not really that bad).

The feats work, and they work well. What more do you need?
Printer and screen versions. Works great with 3.x and Pathfinder. Some even look like they would work well in D&D4 (but I have not tried).

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
17 Archer Feats
Publisher: The Le Games
by Rob M. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/30/2007 00:00:00
This 8 page PDF (10 with cover and multi-page OGC declaration) provides 18 Archer feats, providing additional specialization and abilities for bow/crossbow using characters without having to commit to a prestige class.

The feats include Aim for the Clouds (oddly named caster distraction bowshot), As You Know Your Enemy?(Bonus to attack after studying enemy for 1 round), Bane of My Enemy (take damage to self to imbue weapon with Bane ability against favored enemy), Blood of the Ancients (take damage to self to imbue weapon with +1 magic, Elven only), Born to the Bow (+1 attack with one type of bow, bowyer is class skill, only at 1st level), Careful Aim (Take penalty to initiative for bonus to hit), Craft Magic Arrows (reduced cost to craft magic arrows), Distraction Shot (expend attack to gain bonus to hit and damage with following attack), Grace Under Fire (Take ? dex penalty to attack to gain damage), Instill Arrow (sacrifice spell to imbue arrow with magic enhancement), Know Your Weapon?(expend attack to gain bonuses against one opponent), Master Bowyer (bonus to craft: Bowyer, flat +3, twice your DEX mod would be better), Power Shot (like Power attack), Ring the Bell (cause an opponent to act as shaken on successful hit), Skill of the Master (Favored enemy enhancement), Stunning Shot (Epic feat that causes target to be stunned), Trick Shot (reduce cover penalty against concealed target) , Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes (make ranged attack without provoking AoO).

The Feats seem pretty well balanced, some having some rather steep requirements, thus only characters of significant level will be able to attain them, which makes them likely to be on par with any prestige class or similar high level ability. For instance, the requirements for Distraction Shot, giving you a bonus of +3 to hit and +5 to damage on following shot if you successfully hit with the distracting shot, are Dex 15+, Point Blank Shot, Far Shot, Base Attack Bonus 6+.

The PDF itself is laid out in a two column format with a solid black header and footer bar with the product title and the company name, page number, and author name in bright green, respectively. (Both the print and screen versions have these, so much for saving ink. The print version is merely set in portrait mode versus screen landscape mode.) The Feat section titles are done in a red font, the body font is easy enough to read serif font. There are a few small pieces of art throughout the text, a couple clip art pieces of bows & arrows, a few line art pieces of archers. The art is of decent quality but not outstanding or noteworthy.

Overall this is a solid product, with some useful and worthwhile archer specific feats for players who want to play an Archer character without being tied to a Prestige Class or such. So, if you are looking to make your fighter or ranger an ?Archer?, then give this a look.





LIKED: Distracting Shot, Ring the Bell

DISLIKED: No Ink savings on the print version!

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Satisfied

[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
Thank you for your review! Please note that the Portrait-printable version is not meant to "save ink" per say. Rather, it is designed to look nice for the customer to print out, punch out, and easily place in a 3-ring binder. For a "low ink" version, we have also included the Rich-Text-Format version, which has no images, so you can print it very easily and save ink (not to mention cut/copy/paste only what you want)! This is available in nearly all our products, including 17 Archer Feats, making things very convenient for the customer! --The Le
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