Review – Ley Lines for Pathfinder

18 May, 2013

If you have considered adding ley lines, or similar magical phenomenon, to your Pathfinder world this product should be a useful resource.  Not perfect by any means, but a good starting point for thinking about such magics in a world.

Ley Lines is a Pathfinder source book from Scorched Urf’ studios detailing ley lines, that is the lines of magical force that can exist in a game world (and some say exist on Earth).  It details various types of ley lines, divided by color, how they affect magic (and more) and what sort of patterns (“world lace”) they can form to enhance world building along with a meta-explanation for why multiple worlds have ley lines.

To further integrate ley lines into the existing rules there is: a goddess with a new clerical domain and nested  sub-domains.  A prestige class, Geomancer, whose skill list has not made the transition from 3.5 to Pathfinder.  A magic weapon trait and new material (ley ash).  With quite a few feats, some of which do not require ley lines including my favorite, Arcane Dancer, however I deeply fear that the Elemental Dominance chain of metamagic feats are overpowered and very abusable.  Lastly there are traits linked to ley lines.  This product provides a wealth of ley line related resources of various levels of usability.

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. Interesting….my version of Greyhawk has ley lines. I might pick this up.

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