David's Reviews > Sword and Fist: A Guidebook to Fighters and Monks

Sword and Fist by Jason Carl
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Dec 16, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: i-have-d, dungeons-and-dragons, high-fantasy, role-playing-game
Read from August 01, 2003 to December 16, 2012

The supplement for 3rd edition fighters and monks is rather weak.

It offers new feats, but they are only marginally interesting with a few being downright NPC only since they're so specialised that no PC would waste a feat on it. The prestige classes are poorly done, again mostly useful for NPCs and people running oriental campaigns only. And some new exotic items round up the options that this sourcebook provides.

The two useful sections are tactics and fortifications. The section on tactics is wasted potential. I liked it a lot and would've wanted more. The fortifications and their maps are useful to most campaigns but felt out of place and more like filler material.

In short, it tried to provide a bit of everything but each of those bits were not meaty enough, ending up with a mediocre whole.

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