Review – the Genius Guide to: the Time Warden

7 April, 2012

The Time Warden is an interesting take on characters who can manipulate time, while not for every campaign if you have considered using time travelers in a magic setting, this will provide a wealth of ideas and tools for such.

The Genius Guide to: the Time Warden is a 15-page PDF (14 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 charts are easy to read though the spell lists are a bit tight.  The art is full color photographs.

Time Warden is a full 20-level base class mixing spell casting (themed as Chronothurgy, time manipulation) and a set of time-based abilities using motes, stolen moments, and aevum, borrowed critical moments, to bend reality to their advantage.

The chronothurgy spells are mostly normal spells with different favor, but a few are fun changes to their versions of magic missile (“chronal bolt”) and other spells, there are also two new spells (including Time Travel).  A chronal template for monsters, allowing them to manipulate time thoughs motes and aevum, is provided.

Perhaps most importantly, almost two full pages are devoted to adventures in time and ways to use the Time Warden.  While many Games Masters may, understandably, be wary of using time travel in a campaign this section provides some useful -if general- advance for how to deal with such.

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.


One comment

  1. Hi, sounds fascinating! Best regards to you. Trying to visit all the blogs this month. Ruby

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