Everyman Unchained: Unchained Cunning
By Alexander Augunas
Assassinate your enemies, spy on friend and foe alike, or sneak a bit of poison into an unsuspecting person's meal with Everyman Unchained: Unchained Cunning by Everyman Gaming, LLC. Designed for players looking to further unchain their skillful assassins and rakish rogues, Everyman Unchained: Unchained Cunning continues Everyman Gaming, LLC's best-selling line of class and option updates for use with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Unchained.
Everyman Unchained: Unchained Cunning includes:
- The Unchained Ninja, an update to the ninja alternate class that helps to bring this stealthy warrior more in-line with the revised rogue class.
- All-new rogue talents, ninja tricks, investigator talents, and slayer talents for use with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained, as well as an in-depth guide on how to update rogue talents that existed before Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained to the revised rogue class.
- New archetypes for rogue and ninja characters.
- And much more!
With Everyman Gaming, innovation is never more than a page away!
Alexander Augunas’ Unchained Cunning sports his trademark precision regarding the handling of pretty complex rules-interactions as well as his rather pronounced ability to make precise, easy to grasp crunch. The unchained ninja is solid and so are most of the archetypes. Personally, I really enjoyed seeing further Ultimate Charisma-support herein and the talents, and archetypes are pretty neat – however, while sorely needed for the archetype-starved ninja, the archetypes herein ultimately are very much about the function and didn’t particularly wow me; they are not bad in any way, mind you – but they adhere, more often than not to the “exchange class a’s ability I for that of class b’s ability II”-paradigm, often on a rather basic level…with two exceptions: Both the arcane charlatan and the kineticist-crossover archetype are absolutely brilliant, cool and have a very pronounced and distinct feeling – these two do show what the author is capable of of.
Ultimately, Unchained Cunning is a precise, well-crafted book with some true stars herein, though they do not blaze as brightly as with some of Alex’s other works. In the end, I consider this a very good file that missed excellence just by a margin – hence, my final verdict will clock in at 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4 for the purpose of this platform.