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It is a collection of source material and several mini-modules that can be inserted into any campaign. Akrasia, Thief of Time, presents a series of vignettes that tims be used individually or in total to enrich any fantasy campaign using the d20 game system. The inn is fully mapped, and the author includes such useful information as break DCs, lockpicking DCs, and the like – information that is far too often left out, leaving the DM to search for the information in the PHB.
Next, a 3 page vignette describing a very character-based situation in a small town. These mechanics highlight the nature of thef class, but make gaining the class more akrasi than it’s worth.
This vignette also has a minor tie-in with Wonders Out of Timeas the shrine was built by the civilization described therein.
Also, the monsters seem to be an afterthought, as they distract from the essentially human nature of Akrasia’s evil. Its a shame that the cover price may put off some from taking a look at this imaginative though specialised product. I buy very few adventure books because i invariably end up rewriting such a large portion of it that i usually just end up wasting time and money.
Notoriously, we often act as if we prefer smaller short term rewards to larger long term rewards, and when we do so it is said that we hyperbolically discount future goods. For example, the book later mentions a cleric who started no projects, but merely worked on ones begun before his time: I fully expected to dislike this product as I am not big fan of published adventures, finding they require too much akrasi to modify to fit my campaign.
The book begins with an overview of Akrasia, her legends, and her faith. Account Options Sign in. Ah, but who cares? For example, a happy marriage can be a wonderful thing but it is mostly made up skrasia prosaic moments that are not particularly happy in themselves.
First skrasia me say that I received a free copy of Akrasia from Eden Studios in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My wife, on seeing the cover, was happy that it portrayed a sensibly dressed woman – she’s still rather annoyed at certain other covers in the industry.
It appears that grandiose plans have disolved due to insufficient money, time or will. timee
Definitely the former, but sometimes the latter also appears to be implied. Reset Fields Log in. The Temple Of Present Delights – Sets a challenge rating of 7thth level and illustrates a temple dedicated to Akrasia. Similarly, hhief distractor can’t use distractor skill points to raise any skill they possessed before taking the prestige class.
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Those familiar with my other reviews can breathe a sigh of relief as this one is a bit shorter – but hopefully just as useful. See details for description of any imperfections.
There isn’t a lot of fiction in the book fortunately, as it’s a short book and what little there is takes the form of legends of the Akratic faith. It is a “vignette sourcebook”, which basically means that it is not an adventure that you can plop down in front of your players and have them go through it, and then forget about it afterwards. The creature, Saphard a large magical tiger-like felinehas Distraction power that seems overwhelming for its challenge rating and probably needs lowering.
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The Appendix details 7 new spells from the 1st-level ‘indolence’ to the 9th-level ‘steal time’ and introduces the Distraction domain. It is tempting to relate some of the advice given in this part of the book, advice backed up by empirical research, and I’ll mention just a few tips: Next come the actual vignettes.
A far cry from the standard evil deity, who will slaughter a million peasents first thing in the morning just to demonstrate how evil they are Will be a good Reading copy.
Akrasia’s blessing affects a community with lassitude, but it does not have any game-mechanical effects. The five new creatures are all fairly interesting, ranging from an incorporeal spider that crawls into your head and makes you afraid to leave to a strange starfish-like outsider that fires hallucinogenic darts and then uses decoys to distract its victims until the drugs take effect. If you tend to check your email too much, make it hard for yourself to connect to the internet advice is given about specific scaffolding techniques.
White’s initial advice is that the agent should “try harder. The Temple of Present Delights 6 pages is a more established Akratic temple than the ruined shrine outlined previously.
Akrasia, Thief of Time. Very roughly, if I have a plan to write a book, my extended plan of action has to include both times allocated to actual writing and time allocated to such things as having lunch or playing with my cat, and there has to be some flexibility in how the plan is applied.
The content of Akrasia was great! The final section details a new prestige class, the Distractor, with seven new spells and a new domain to complement it.
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There are akrasai in all, and a section in each entry is devoted to how they might interconnect. A Game of Thrones Set: Yarraemon The Bard – Here you are introduced to one of Akrashia’s devious and covert minions, Yaraemon, who can either beguile your players with a night of wasted opportunities, or entrench Akrasia threat into your campaign. Also presented is a major NPC. Given the amount of material in the book, these are comparatively minor flaws.
The layout is clear and classy. Finally, the last vignette is 6 pages detailing a Temple of Akrasia and its inhabitants, from the clerics to the lay worshipers and the mercenaries hired to guard it.
Akrasia is the patron deity of the distractions that prevent people from fulfilling their potential. There tme no cure yet, but some treatments are proven to be of help to some. Eden studios are headed by a graphic designer and do shows it.