Review – The Genius Guide to: Loot 4 Less Volume 6 – Cloaks and Daggers

29 September, 2010

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 Volume 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 Games.  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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