What are reviewers saying about Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew and Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist by Sigfried Trent, Open Design’s resources for expanding your witch and alchemist PCs and NPCs for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game?
This PDF starts off with an examination of the witch class and what bearing they’ll have on your party. It’s worth the read as Trent has put a lot of thought into this and gives an easy to follow overview of the witch which goes a bit above and beyond what’s covered in the Advanced Players Guide. I finished this section knowing how I’d implement a Witch in a game…
If you want to expand on the new classes presented by Piazo, specifically the Witch in this case, certainly pick this up. It will be well worth the read and the new feats are for the most part well done and balanced. 4 out of 5 stars
Read the full review at Troll in the Corner.
… a full 30 new feats designed to make the most of the witch class, building on her strengths and addressing at least some of the weaker areas. Many are available to any character who can meet the prerequisites, but they are designed with the witch in mind. There are some nice ones to enhance your familiar—perhaps it too can cast hexes or concentrate to maintain a spell freeing you to do something else—and many improve or allow variation in spells…. Indeed there is a wealth of neat ways to hone your witch’s abilities through these feats.
Read the full review at RPG Resource.
Far & away, the best part of these supplements is how useful they might be to a range of characters… Want a slew of feats to buff your familiar, wizards? Check out The Witch’s Brew. Want to juggle your inventory, item-heavy rogue? Ah, then Secrets of the Alchemist is right up your alley. They are a tight grouping of neat powers which buff specialty classes, provide options to a wide range of PCs & have a few “snake hands” where unexpected rules blossom—tattoo magic, damage reduction, using a healer’s kit to actually heal damage, making ranged opportunity attacks, that kind of thing. Above all, it is an interesting series—maybe you are playing an inquisitor or a summoner or some other class… in which case I’d be rubbing my hands together with glee, anticipating one of these bundles.
Read the full review at mordecai: crown me king!
This book really takes a look at the alchemist class, gives advice on builds and how to play it… Most of the feats are well done and either interesting or useful or typically both. Likely, Suicide Bomber is the worst feat, and I like it. Your character typically kills themselves using the feat but likely kills everything around them. I don’t see many taking the feat but I thought it fit the class well regardless.
So what’s my rating? Well it depends, for those looking for advice how to play the Alchemist it is a 5 star I say. You get advice and new toys. For those wanting more for their alchemist I give it a 4 star….
Read the full review at Lou Agresta’s RPGAggression.