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The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Vol. 6: Cloaks and Daggers $3.99
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The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Vol. 6: Cloaks and Daggers
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The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Vol. 6: Cloaks and Daggers
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by JK R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/01/2012 07:46:06
Volume 6 of Loot for Less focuses on low-level magic cloaks and daggers, items that are really only linked by the opportunity for a cool title.

The book includes ten magic cloaks. Five of these are based around racial concepts (with the obvious exception of 'elvenkind') and, frankly, do seem a bit random, although there's at least a sort of sense to the orcish and gnomish ones. The remaining five magic cloaks are rather better, conferring a range of different abilities, all of which have an obvious connection to their form. Despite the title of the book they aren't specifically - or even mainly - aimed at rogues, and can be used by a range of characters.

There are six magic daggers in the book, and these are also pretty good. Some of them are more accurately knives than true daggers, since they aren't much use in a fight, but they are all focussed around the general idea of what knives are for. As a result, most of them are more akin to wondrous items than to magic weapons, which is a useful extension of the general idea. The two that are most use in combat, incidentally, are both ideal for rogues, which makes sense for this type of weapon.

Another good book in the series if you're looking for a range of low level magic items.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Vol. 6: Cloaks and Daggers
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 09/29/2010 15:08:53
Another fine product from Genius Games, if you have a place for some reasonably priced magic cloaks and daggers in your game, give it a look.

The Genius Guide to: Loot 4 Less 6 - Cloaks and Daggers is a 9-page PDF (8 pages if you remove the credits/OGL page) for the Pathfinder RPG written by Owen K. C. Stephens and published by Super Genius Game. This is part of Super Genius Games’ Genius Guide/Loot 4 Less line.

The layout is a screen-friendly landscape design, with cover art and 1-column on the first page and three columns on the rest. The product is clear and easy to read though there is some white space. The art is B&W except for the cover and supports the theme of this product.

As with all of the Loot 4 Less opens with a disclaimer about what you will not find here (i.e. powerful or even mid-level magic items) and a short discussion about the Loot 4 Less design philosophy, which -in a nutshell- is that more minor magic items make for more interesting treasure.

The core of the product is the items themselves, ten cloaks and six daggers. Among the cloaks are cloaks of _race_kind for dwarves, gnomes, halflings, humans and orcs, after all why should elves have all the fun? The cloaks have a wide variety of interesting abilities as do the dagger only a few of which are directly combat related. As is traditional with this series, the author discusses how certain items were built and why they cost as much as they do. This provides a good look in on careful design considerations within the system.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThruRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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