Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II
By Alexander Augunas
You've unchained your monk, now make him shine with Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II! This product by Everyman Gaming, LLC finishes the good work of its predecessor by updated a variety of official Pathfinder Roleplaying Game archetypes to make them compatible with the unchained monk from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained as well as several archetypes from other Everyman Gaming products. Some of the archetypes that you will discover within Everyman Unchained: Monk Archetypes II include:
- The Golden Devil Master, a member of a female monastery that studies the fighting styles of barbed devils to learn to deliver painful strikes of her own.
- The Kyuubi Visionary, a kitsune monk who learns to manipulate his ki so as to help him unlock the secret of manifesting additional tails.
- The Monk of a Million Lives, a samsaran monk who enters a zen state where he can draw upon the abilities and experiences of all of his prior reincarnations.
- The Monk of the Seven Forms, a monk devoted to an esoteric fighting style that strives to perfect his body.
- An update to the Cracking the Code sidebar that now includes a conversion for standard monk archetypes that trade the maneuver training class feature.
- And much, much more!
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This collection of archetypes definitely is solid and achieves what it sets out to do – it is very faithful to the archetypes, changing what must be changed and rendering them functional with Pathfinder Unchained. At the same time, I found myself truly craving more opportunities for Alexander’s unique designs to shine beyond the conversions provided herein. If you’re looking for a more diverse, less streamlined and cohesive, but also more playful take on archetype conversion, you may want to check out Purple Duck Games’ product – it ultimately depends on your personal taste and what you’re looking for. If you’re using one of the archetypes covered herein and Pathfinder Unchained, and especially if you’re using Alex’s racial archetypes, then you definitely need this pdf. My final verdict will clock in at 4 stars for a good, inexpensive pdf that took me ages to complete.