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Review – Genius Guide to: Feats of Battle

24 March, 2010

The Genius Guide to: Feats of Battle is a 10-page PDF (9 pages if you remove the credits/OGL page) for the Pathfinder RPG written by Owen C. K. Stephens and published by Super Genius Game.  This is part of Super Genius Games’ Genius Guide 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 chart of feats is easy to read.  The art is full color and supports the martial theme of this product.

Feats of Battle contains thirty combat oriented feats (naturally).  It begins with a brief discussion on ‘why more combat feats’ and some discussion about how the feats were built and ways to incorporate and use them in a campaign.

The feats cover a wide ground of combat options including a variety of protective feats especially ones to allow non-spell users a variety of defenses against magic, others that allow better use of armor and shields and even ways to survive combat without armor.  Spell casters are not left out with a rather complex feat (Battle Mage) that allow the user to mix magic and martial skill and even a feat for summoners (Summon Defenders) that allow them to more effectively use summoned creatures to protect themselves.  There are even a few feats for wu shu -wild martial arts- style of games (Acrobatic Dodge and Wall Runner).  Overall, it is a good mix of types of feats, with nothing seeming overpowered and many fill an interesting niche.

If you are looking for a few additional battle related feats for your Pathfinder game, this product is an excellent resource.

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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