I want to splash lots of damage around in Pathfinder.
Splash Critical Feat 4
General When you hit your target, every around feels it! When you critically hit a target and the weapon does splash damage and effects, treat the splash damage and effects as if it was a critical hit for modifying damages and effects, typically doubling the damage. Other feats, abilities, and items that modify critical hits and effects are applied to splash damage and effects as well
Played some Starfinder this weekend, and had a player hit the target intersection of for a grenade TWICE with a natural 20! They were not amused… Let’s fix that!
Right on Target (COMBAT)
Your grenades hit home with the most force.
Prerequisite(s): Proficiency with grenades.
Benefit(s): When you throw a grenade at a group of targets and one of the targets is in one of the four squares at the intersection you throw the grenade in to and you score a critical hit, the grenade does double damage to that one target. The target is still allowed a save as normal.
Basics– Time to go, soldier! You just stopped a Black Sun ritual, so now it’s off to stop more Nazi shenanigans! What could they be doing off at sea?
Mechanics or Crunch-Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 does almost all the things I want and does them right, and this adventure has that as well. Solid monsters and encounters lead you through a stealth to destruction mission with lots of fun along the way. Just well done crunch if you like the 2d20 system. 5/5
Theme or Fluff– The theme/fluff/story is where I have my one major problem. The story itself is great. Investigate Nazi base, destroy, stop bad guys-all the fun things players want to do in Pulp Weird War II. But, this was billed as the sequel to the starter adventure, and it is, but it’s just a second adventure after the first. They are not connected in any real way. It doesn’t tell as much of a continuing story aside from “go destroy more weird stuff.” Go destroy the weird stuff is honestly 90% of A!C 2d20, and that’s why my players and I are here. But, I wanted the escape from France of the last adventure. My players LEVELED the castle in the last one as nothing stops evil like 40 TONS of stone to the head. So my expectations were slightly let down. If you don’t have the same expectation, you will have a blast. 4.5/5
Execution– PDF? Yes. Hyperlinked? Yes, extremely well done. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. A page with pictures to cut out to give to players for handouts, hyperlinks EVERYWHERE, easy to read, nice stat blocks, and TWO VERSIONS as a less graphics intensive one makes my tablet run better all make me a happy GM. This is how I want books made. 5/5Summary– Oh A!C 2d20… you make me so happy. It’s a well done, slick system, and this is a well done slick adventure for it. I just wish this was more “direct sequence” and less “continuing adventures”, but oh well. If you don’t have my singular crazy obsession with continuity, then you will absolutely LOVE this book. From crunch, to story, to just general production, I’m glad to have this one. 97%
I pay way too many video games with heads up displays. Time for that in Starfinder!
Heads Up Display Ocular Implant
Item Level 5; Price 2,825; System Eyes This small implant is placed into your eye but leave most of your eye intact. You gain access to your computer at all times assuming that you have linked the computer to this augment. You can move the display in your vision to be full view or occupy a small area. This does not distract you but you must still use normal actions to interact with your display. This enhancement can be linked to any non-archaic weapon you have to also allow you to gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls as you network and analyze your attacks with telemetric and biometric data with your weapon and computer.
Construct Required Number of Abilities 4 Granted Abilities flier, skilled (stealth), Precognition
This small paper doll flies around like it is controlled by the wind. This small spirit helps those it chooses to, but can lead others to their doom..
Source Pathfinder Society Guide pg. 123 Your shikigamis immune to bleed, death effects, disease, doomed, drained, fatigued, healing, necromancy, nonlethal attacks, paralyzed, poison, sickened, and unconscious. It can recover Hit Points only via the Repair action and other methods that fix items, not from any form of Hit Point healing. It’s destroyed at 0 HP.
Source Pathfinder Society Guide pg. 123 Your shikigamis paper body make it particularly vulnerable to fire. It gains weakness to fire equal to your level. You can spend an additional familiar ability, either permanently or on a per-day basis, to reinforce the poppet’s construction, removing this weakness.
Building my paper doll familiars and here is a power they need! This is a master ability you can gain for a familiar.
Precognition: Your familiar helps by giving you hints of the future. Choose a saving throw. Whenever you attempt that save, if your familiar is nearby, it gives you a small mental image of the future. This grants you a +1 circumstance bonus, or +2 if you’re a master in the save.
How about another item to help you learn really fast at a cost?
Lexicon of Learning
Wondrous item, rare
This small folio printed on silvery parchment with near indisipheral text. You must have training in survival, religion, history, arcana, medicine, or nature. If you spend an hour reading the text, a portion will start being something you can understand but that will fade and another section will be compressible. If you spend that time, you choose one of the listed skills you have, lose proficiency in that skill, and gain proficiency in a different skill from the list. This last until you spend another hour using this book again.