Review – Complete Advanced Feats (for Pathfinder)

13 June, 2011

You cannot have too many feats, right?  If they are all of the quality of the ones in this collection, then, yes, you can always use more.  This collection is worthwhile for the feats alone, but the advice for playing the new base classes from the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide is quite useful too.

The Complete Advanced Feats is a 77-page PDF (74-pages if you remove the cover, ad and OGL page) for the Pathfinder RPG written by Sigfried Trent and published by Open Design.  This is a compilation of Open Design’s Advance Feats line for Pathfinder.

The layout is primary traditional two columns and the table of feats clear to read.  The cover is full color while the interior art is mostly black and white with much of it directly tying into a feat on that page or the character class being discussed.

The Complete Advanced Feats begins with an introduction to this product and the role of feats in the game.

The majority of this product is the one hundred and eighty new feats, less than 20% are directly tied to class abilities of the new classes introduced in the Advanced Player Guide allowing for wide applicability.  Each has paragraph or so of commentary that talk about the reasoning behind the feat and occasionally potential balance issues with a feat.  As Mr. Trent is an old hand with feat development, his insight into game balance and feat design is interesting reading.  The feats are solid mechanically and cover combat to magic, social to monster feats.

After the huge selection of feats, the product moves onto looking at each of the new APG base classes (Alchemist, Cavalier, Inquisitor, Oracle, Summoner, and Witch) in brief, giving a useful overview of the class and its ability.  Each class also gets three example 20-level builds.  Rounding out the product are character sheets for the Cavalier’s mount and the Summoner’s Eidelon.

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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