Akrasia Thief of Time
Akrasia Thief of Time Capsule Review by Jason Dettman on 10/02/02
Style: 4 (Classy and well done)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)
A great supplement for any D&D game, and most other fantasy games too.
Product: Akrasia Thief of Time
Author: David Chart
Company/Publisher: Eden Studios
Page count: 32
Year published: 2001
Comp copy?: yes
Capsule Review by Jason Dettman on 10/02/02
Genre tags: Fantasy
First let me say that I received a free copy of Akrasia from Eden Studios in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I fully expected to dislike this product as I am not a big fan of published adventures, finding they require too much work to modify to fit my campaign. So, I was surprised by Akrasia.
The look of the supplement was good. It has a nice glossy full-color softcover and the artwork on the front is ok. The interior of the book is entirely in black and white with sparse but well done art scattered throughout. The layout is clean, straightforward and easy to read.
The content of Akrasia was great! Provided in this slim, 32-page, supplement you get more useful ideas than I have come to expect from d20 products of this type.
What you get:
> A description of the godess Akrasia and her Cult, including guiding doctrines, types of people she would attract as followers and useful background material.
> 3 legends that describe what followers of Akrasia can accomplish in her service.
> 4 scenarios that you can use to snare your party and expose them to the worshipers of Akrasia.
> 13 well fleshed out NPC followers of Akrasia
> 7 new spells
> 1 new prestige class
> 5 new monsters
> 4 new magic items and 1 magical artifact
As for value: Akrasia is priced at $8.95 for a 32-page supplement which seems a little steep but is what I've come to expect recently for a product of this size.
Overall, I was very pleased with Akrasia. It delivers good and useful content in a well written style and a clean layout. It will still need to be tailored to fit your campaign but with its vignette style Akrasia makes that task a lot easier.