Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Perception Checks: Looking for Reviews of Into the Breach: the Oracle


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However to do this the writers and staff needs YOU! Do you like our fluff? Does our crunch satisfy? What else would you like to see? Your chance to influence what kind of products a 3PP provides is here. How?  Simple, just write an honest review and post it to the site where you bought our product.

I promise you that your time will not be waste, as we read EVERY review our work gets.  Bottom line is your thoughts, comments, concerns, and likes spelled out in the review shape our writing and our process here at the Flying Pincushion.

If you have read Into the Breach: the Oracle, we welcome your feedback.  Also, the first five people who comment here on our blog, with the promise of a review of our new book and including a valid email, will receive a coupon code for FREE copy of Into the Breach: the Oracle to review.

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23 comments:

  1. I'd be willing to give a go at providing a review.
    dave.dietz@gmail.com

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  2. Hey yoh, I'll read and review. I love free stuff. funkybluepizza@yahoo.com.

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  3. I'll go ahead and give it a review. the_white_rabbit01@yahoo.com

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  4. sent and sent 2 copies are still up for grabs

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  5. Congrats on the big step into 3PP publishing. And sure, I'll give it a review. [sera dot johnson at gmail dot com]

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  7. Can you resend mine, I have not received it.
    the_white_rabbit01@yahoo.com

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  8. @Tom sent as a coupon via drivethrurpg.com with a coupon code. This allows you to post review on rpg now, Check your spam filter, if I see another comment not received I will resend.


    @Ambrosia thank you copy sent

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    1. is there still a spot to review the book ?

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    2. yep you'd be the last but I need an email

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    3. shadow_charlatan@hotmail.com

      thank you

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    4. sent that's it for freebies

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  10. Has there been any reviews for this book, can't seem to find any

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  11. Alas no, as far as I am aware no reviews of our newest book have been posted. Despite our honest and honorable intentions in providing free copies to readers towards that end. If there is anyone whom has purchased a copy of Into the Breach: the Oracle and is willing to write an honest review, I am sure TFPC could find some way to show our thanks.

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  12. Into the Breach the Oracle offers 4 archetypes, 1 alternate class, 1 prestige class, 5 mysteries, and 4 curses for the Pathfinder Oracle base class. Starting with archetypes we have the Karuna Sattva, the Diplomatique, the Enigma Wardern, and the Ordained Scion. The Karuna Sattva has the power to take Afflictions upon herself from others, such as blindness, deafened, even things like lycanthropy and haunts or missing limbs. Taking a affliction upon herself gives her a similar Oracle curse and a spell failure penalty, and later on she can force any affliction she suffers onto her foes as well as her spell failure penalty. At first glace it didn't seem too special but the more I look at this archetype the more I really begin to like it . The Diplomatique starts off with a code of conduct against harming living creatures and limits them down to simple bludgeoning weapons as well as only being able to choose the Life mystery. However the archetype drops the oracle curse, gives a Lay on Hands similar to a Paladin, a permanent version of sanctuary that gets better as you level, and the use of suggestion as a supernatural ability. It give some solid options to those looking to play the role of a healer. The Enigma Warden trades the oracle curse and speaking to have all spells she cast have the silent spell metamagic free. They must select the secrets mystery from the book, but can take revelations from other mysteries as long as they have an equal number of revelations from the secrets mystery. I like this archetypes ability to choose from multiple mysteries, it could make for some very fun builds. The Ordained Scion is a simple archetype switching out mystery class feature for bloodline powers. The new alternate class in this book is the Warlock. Starting out the Warlock gets Eldritch Blast similar to that of its 3.5 counterpart, along with Blast evolutions at every even level. It also has a Antimagic pool which it can attempt to counter spells of enemy's as an immediate action and at later levels the ability to send a eldritch blast at the caster or his own spell back at him. warlocks also receive the ability to give themselves a short lasting energy resistance. And last but my favorite part of the warlock is they receive a oracle revelation at every level from any mystery they choose. However the Warlock does not receive spell casting as the Oracle. Overall I really like some of the things they did with the warlock. Revelations are a interesting way to replace the 3.5 incantations, and not having to choose between a blast power or incantation is nice. The anti magic pool doesn't seem overpowered, which I feared it might be upon seeing it. The new prestige class is the Covenborn. The covenborn levels arcane and divine spellcasting as well as a large amount of spell like abilities and buffs for your familiar. This is a solid choice for those that are not too thrilled by the Mystic Theurge class. The new mysteries added are Intoxicant, Sand, Secrets, Volcano, and Wrath and they add 56 new revelations. The new Curses are Addled, Distracted, Madness, and Ominous. I'm not going to go into detail on them, but they do look mechanically sound and more importantly enjoyable. There are some error's in the book, and the way some things are worded leave me questioning, but overall I'd say this book rates a 4 out of 5.

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  13. @Tom Morris thank you very much for the review. We'd very much appreciate it if you would copy paste that to drive thru rpg to jelp folk who might be waiting for a review on the product. I think you may have also received a copy that had a few errors we later corrected (like not having the level descriptions in the 1st line for warlock.) I'll send you an updated copy if that is the case.

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  14. @Tom Morris Thanks for the honest and comprehensive but concise review sir.

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  15. I have some questions regarding the Alternate Base Class Warlock found in this book. Can anyone at flying pincushion answer them, sort of as a official ruling or point me into the direction of an Errata?

    The class feature Blast Resistance as written in the book makes little sense to me with the wording given. It says "as a standard action, the warlock may create a sheath of energy around herself granting her energy resistance 5 to the type of energy of her blast. This sheath lasts 1 round per warlock level." So is it only ever Negative Energy Resistance? If so why not just say that, why make it sound like it's a customizable thing? If it is a customizable thing then the wording doesn't reflect that and the mechanic doesn't make since? Can as a free action I pick a blast energy type that I have and then use the standard action to create the new energy resistance based on that? Mind you selecting a essence and form is listed as a free action in the Blast Evolution class feature description.

    Also counter curse is seems a little inconcise, what I mean is the feature says nothing about what happens if the next spell the enemy caster uses doesn't allow for saving throw, or if its a friendly spell they cast on themselves. it seems like a wasted feature since you can't possibly know if the next spell a enemy caster cast will in fact require a saving throw or be something that they'll cast at the party or you.

    any help clarifying this would be appreciated.

    I asked the above on another part of your blog but i wasn't sure it was the right place.

    I also want to add that I really do love your product here, even if my words might not convey it quite as well. Thank you in advance.

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