Review – The Genius Guide to: Metamagic Feats

28 March, 2010

The Genius Guide to: Feats of Metamagic 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 Games.  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 clear and easy to read.  The art is full color and supports the magical and spell-casting theme of this product (though some of the pieces have appeared in other Genius Guides as well).

Feats of Metamagic opens with a discussion about how to incorporate new feats, especially new metamagic feats, into an ongoing campaign.  This section has some very good advice and is well worth reading.  Next we move onto the twenty-five new metamagic feats which comprise the main body of the product.

The metamagic feats range from the simple but useful (Defensive Spell, Nonlethal Spell) to the rather more complex (Cascade Spell -joining multiple spells as one-, Flexible Spell -allowing the addition of metamagic on the fly-, Stack Metamagic).  Perhaps the most interesting are the metamagic feats which act as penalties to the spell (or its caster) and reduce the effective level of the spell they are used with, a very clever idea.

If your campaign is in need of some new ways to modify magic, this Genius Guide will serve you in good stead.

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.


  1. For the record, it’s Owen K.C stephens, not C.K. 🙂

    • Thank you, will correct. Not sure how I got that backward.

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