Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes
By Alexander Augunas
Release the full potential of the unchained monk with Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes! From the designer who brought you the Kitsune Compendium, Pact Magic Unbound, and Know Direction's Guidance, Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes revises all of the monk archetypes from a number of your favorite Pathfinder Roleplaying Game products to make them compatible with the revised monk class found in Pathfinder Unchained. Within Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes, you will find:
- Twelve pages of monk archetypes from a number of products from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including the tetori, the monk of the four winds, the wanderer, and more!
- A detailed treatise on how updates were made, including notes for the two archetypes that received the most (aka only) changes; the martial artist and the zen archer.
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6 pages. I admit, I could have just said: “This is the paradigm used – here are the deviations.” But for once, I wanted the review to show the sheer amount of work that went into it – I hope you’ll forgive me this little vanity – but now think about me checking each and every ability like this. Yes, this review was long, long and tedious. And I’m glad I finished it.
Tangent aside: The conversions provided herein are more than solid – they’re close to the original themes and in many cases expand these. Where the pdf truly shines, though, would be in the numerous cases where the respective archetypes needed to get new abilities to work with the unchained monk – it is in these cases that Alexander Augunus great design-skills show. This pdf is good – great if you want an archetype to work with the Unchained rules. At the same time, though, I kept wishing Alexander had changed more, tightened some balance-screws or mopped up some less than stellar design-decisions of the base archetypes. I get why this was not done (to a bigger extent), but still, I kept thinking “what if…”. I can see the ton of work that went into this – it’s impressive. But I’m rambling. My final verdict will clock in at 4 stars, with a must-buy recommendation for unchained monk players that prefer conservative designs close to the base archetypes. See you in Part II of this series…