Review – Remarkable Races: the Obitu

29 October, 2009

Remarkable Races: the Obitu (Player Character Race) – Pathway to Adventure Edition is a 12-page PDF (10 after covers and OGL) for Pathfinder written by J. Matthew Kubisz and published by Alluria Publishing.  This is part of Alluria’s Remarkable Races line which they have been adapting to the Pathfinder/OGL system.
The layout is in the standard clear two-column design.  There are five pieces of art in support of the product, all of which is quite nice, very thematic and in full-color.

The Obitu are an unusual race, even among the other Remarkable Races of Alluria, initially created by a necromancer from his undead as a way to confound his enemies.  The Obitu look like skeletons but are in fact living creatures in fact they reproduce by “infecting” undead and converting them into new Obitu.  It is a unique construction of a race and rife with possibilities.

Next there are six new feats are provided to customize the Obitu.  As the Obitu dislike the undead for all they originate from them, their new prestige class, the Grim Reaper, hunts and destroy the undead to reaffirm the Obitu’s commitment to life.

A new magic item type, the heart stone, usable by corporeal undead as well as the Obitu is presented in five varieties.  As are two statistic blocks, one for an Obitu and one for a fledgling (not fully aware) Obitu.  As usual the product concludes with a short discussion of the how to use Obitu in a campaign.

The Obitu are a fascinating and intriguing idea, well done Alluria.

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

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