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Lost Classes: Warrior Queen
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/15/2007 00:00:00

Lost Classes: Warrior Queen is a short 4 page d20 product from LPJ Design. This product contains a single prestige class, and is one of numerous similar products in LPJ Design's Lost Classes series of products. The prestige class comes fully detailed for your d20 game, and in this instance the Warrior Queen describes a female battle commander of considerable prowess.

The product comes as a single pdf file with a straightforward design and layout in a similar vein to all the other products in the Lost Classes series. Only 2.5 pages of the 4 pages of this pdf are devoted to the actual prestige class, while the remainder is taken up by the OGL declarations. There are no bookmarks in the product (almost expected for such a short pdf), but there is a solitary piece of artwork on the front page that complements the product and its design layout well. Writing and editing are generally good, as are the mechanics of the class, though in my estimation on the strong side of things. In some instances there are weak or near useless abilities, for example where the Warrior Queen gains a +2 enhancement bonus to her Strength score, something that's pretty useless for a high level warrior that's bound to have a belt of giant strength or similar item that grants the same type of bonus. Overall, easy to use and integrate into any d20 game.

The warrior queen is a female warrior of considerable renown and ability, a legend of her time and a charismatic leader. The warrior queen is one whom the bards sing tales about, both of her nature but also her actions and deeds. As the name suggests, this is a d20 prestige class for female warriors, though the entry requirements are open to other classes beyond warriors that want to follow this charismatic path of battle leadership. Features of the prestige class include granting battle bonuses to allies against things like fear or in general in combat, aura of courage, bonuses to Charisma-based skills against males, and improved speed, weapon-ability and feat selection.

The class comes with a brief but adequate background information, though a little more detail or even a sample NPC would've helped to flesh out the concept a little more. The class combines battle leadership and combat well, with some interesting implementation here and there, but nothing that is extremely novel, just a collection of suitable abilities thrown together to make the class work. One of the entry requirements is the Leadership feat, something that many DMs do no like or wish to use. One or two abilities seem very strong, particularly for a warrior with a high charisma. At 10th level, for example, the warrior gets to reroll attacks a number of times based on the warrior's Charisma modifier. This can add up to quite a lot for, for example, a Charisma based warrior-class, making for a strong character that doesn't really need to miss if it has to. Nevertheless, a useful class for any d20 campaign, more so in war-focused campaigns where the warrior queen can truly shine.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: A decent class presented clearly and professionally. Easy to use and integrate into most games, and should make for a fun class to play.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: A few abilities probably a bit on the strong side, and the product could've used a little more fleshing out to make the most of the prestige class concept provided.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Warrior Queen
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/22/2006 00:00:00

The Warrior Queen is part of the Lost Classes series from the Devil?s Workshop / LPJ Design, a range of supplements that provide new prestige classes for D&D/D20 fantasy based on common fantasy (or should we say, super heroic) archetypes. This supplement is four pages long (three after you drop the OGL) and has a fairly clean layout with a single piece of art.

The Warrior Queen is just that, a lead from the front, high fighting inspirational commander, who is female. The prerequisites for getting into the class are fairly light, and an 8th level fighter should be able to take this PrC with no hardship. At the minimum, a roleplaying requirement -such as having won a famous battle or defeating an infamous foe- should probably be added.

The Warrior Queen gains abilities related to both sides of her title, both superb combat skills (D12 HD, full BAB, various combat abilities, including Deflect Arrows naturally) and improved command skills (leadership bonuses, giving resistance to fear). Unfortunately, the abilities the Warrior Queen gains are simply too good, even without the command skills, the Warrior Queen would be superior to a fighter under most circumstances. With their command skills, they are not only better than a fighter but they have an army to back them up.

The Warrior Queen builds off a classic heroic archetype, but it ultimately makes them too super heroic. While a good concept, the Warrior Queen class is simply too powerful as written to be balanced in most campaigns.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Disappointing<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Disappointed<br>



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Warrior Queen
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Derek K. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/08/2006 00:00:00

"Lost Classes - Warrior Queen" presents a 10-level prestige class instantly usable in your Dungeons & Dragons game. Presented by Louis Porter, Jr., Design and written by Richard Farrese, this supplement is easy to use and read, wasting little time and space in presenting this prestige class (which is good since one-and-a-half of its four pages are devoted to the Open Game License).

This is a clean product; the written description of this prestige class is economical and to the point. There is no doubt as to what type of character might take levels in this prestige class. While the requirements for this prestige class are definitely based on a character having certain stats and skill ranks (a base attack bonus of +8, 8 ranks in Diplomacy or Intimidation, and a selection of feats) the character's backgrounds, beliefs and tendencies are taken into consideration by writer Farrese in describing who might become a warrior queen.

The class (rightly) is given a d12 as her hit die, and the base attack bonus increases +1 per level. The class abilities are unique enough to make the class stand apart from other fighter-based or -intended prestige classes. Among them, a character can enjoy a Defensive Stance (which grants a +2 deflection bonus to AC), Reputation (which grants +1 bonus per warrior queen level to either Intimidate or Diplomacy, depending on the character?s alignment), and Power of Steel (+2 competence bonus to melee weapons with which the character is proficient), and these are only the 1st and 2nd level of the class. Later levels enjoy a bonus to Leadership (Leadership Bonus at 6th level), the ability to ignore speed reduction inflicted by medium or heavy armor (Speed of Warfare, also at 6th level), and a +2 morale bonus to the warrior queen?s allies within 10 feet (Resolve of Eagles at 9th level).

Jason Walton provides the one piece of artwork in the supplement, and it depicts the class as a stern warrior-woman, confident and ready to prove her worth.

This is a solid supplement, well worth the time and expense.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Solid presentation and execution!<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: There is little room for improvement here.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br><BR>[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]<BR>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Lost Classes: Warrior Queen
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Orval M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/24/2004 00:00:00

How does this guy do it? Each Lost class is a treasure! This one is no exception!



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Lost Classes: Warrior Queen
Publisher: LPJ Design
by Daniel P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/24/2004 00:00:00

Excellent supplement. The writing is tight and top-notch, the design sound and interesting, and the class generic enough to fit pretty much anywhere but unique enough to deserve the title of "prestige class." Warrior Queen is a supplement that pretty much any DM can use to spruce up female NPCs, if not to adapt into a matriarchal culture outright. For the price, it is an excellent purchase.



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