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Lost Classes: Warrior Queen $1.95
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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