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This section details her nature including alignment and domainsdoctrine “one more game of cards, then to work”followers, clerics, and temples. There are no comprehensive adventures here, purely a series of well-detailed NPCs and locations, with some related crunchy bits. After all, what is so wrong with having another drink, or listening to one more song, or playing one more hand of cards?

Akrasia, Thief of Time. This review contains major spoilers. Finally, the last vignette is 6 pages detailing a Temple of Akrasia and its inhabitants, from the clerics to the lay worshipers and the mercenaries hired to guard it.

Though some work will be required to get the most out of this product, it is worth checking out and definitely worth a second glance.

The episode does little more thied provide a tie-in to “Wonders Out of Time.

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There are a few editing mistakes, but they do not detract from the value of the product. Also presented is a major NPC. Elizabeth David Paperback Cookbooks in English. It is a collection of source material and several mini-modules that can be inserted lf any campaign. Akrasia is essentially the goddess of “wasting time” and failed ambition, and the author does a good job of presenting the paradox of a group of people dedicated do a goddess who wants to see people fail – if they’re too successful they’re working against their goddess.

It is provocative and offers a wide range of situations that may be dropped in a campaign.

Read the review, because while this is overall a good product, it’s not for everyone. The use of statistics for NPCs at different levels should prove useful in integrating the ideas into a home-grown campaign.

Akrasia’s blessing affects a community with lassitude, but it does not have any game-mechanical effects. There are some omissions, most notably on page 25 where the temple map is missing a door and page 28 where the Steal Time ability karasia missing the word “half,” so it reads “The number of actions that can ghief stored equals the distractor’s class level,” instead of half the level, rounded down, as shown on the chartbut all in all the book gives the impression that someone actually went through and proofread it, something that can’t be said of a certain other company’s whose name I won’t mention releases.


Wexford, Ireland Posts The layout is clean, straightforward and easy to read.


These mechanics highlight the nature of the class, but make gaining the class more trouble than it’s worth. I think the akrzsia – and the weakness – of this product is obvious. Procrastination is a type of irrational behavior — or so it seems to most — that has been somewhat neglected in the philosophical literature.

It’s not plug-and-play adventure, which I think many people come to it expecting – it’s more of a sourcebook. Eden Odyssey take this idea to its conclusion and highlights its insidious evil exemplified by the section ‘Akrasia As The Enemy’.

Two if the books new magical items have faults, as the Harp of Distraction is undervalued for its powers and the Morningstar of Delay is clunky and could have been easily representation by existing rules. It’s run by a worshiper of Akrasia, and there’s suggestions for a scenario based on the effect it’s having on his village. Last are four new magic items – sort of. He introduces us to the idea of “Jam-Yesterday-Jam-Tomorrow” goods. She basically asks a question that a Martian might ask about us: In most fantasy campaigns, evil is pretty easy to spot.

Despite the module introducing the concept of linking in different sections to create a thirf whole and sidebars to help you do thisthe module still felt a bit disjointed at times, and it would require some time to thread the various sections together if you can be bothered of course.

However, starting with this article may still have been a good idea. This is a useful book if you are intending to add a new goddess akrxsia your pantheon and want something that will bring a sense of underlying and subtle evil into your campaign. While weakness of will has been discussed a lot, and it seems intuitively likely that procrastination is related to weakness of will or akrasiaweakness of will is more often connected in the philosopher’s mind with excessive kf of chocolate than with checking one’s email or playing solitaire for the sole purpose of avoiding work.

Just enough information is provided to sufficiently implement the new deity. The “About the Author” section thjef that this is the author’s first d20 product, and I think that it shows in some areas, particularly the balance of certain spells. There isn’t a lot of fiction in the book akrassia, as it’s a short book and what little there is takes the form of legends of the Akratic faith.


Litarra’s write-up contains a brief note on how she relates to the vignettes in akrasix book – a nice precedent, and one that is followed. It is designed to scale to any character level and, again, contains plot intersections. The first in a line of ‘Vignette’ sourcebooks, this book is composed of an Akrasja to Akeasia, an introduction the Akrasia’ Akrqsia, 5 mini-modules, and the appendix. One advice-laced article — by Mark White — appears to be both more philosophical than others and completely at odds with their conclusions.

The material is informative and interesting, featuring one facet of the chaotic evil alignment with a great example of a cult devoted to distracting people from achieving their full potential–a subtle way of spreading evil. It seems a shame; the structure could have been so beautiful. Some articles even dabble in scientifically savvy self-help.

Akrasia, Thief of Time by David Chart (2005, Paperback)

Hyperbolic discounting will be discussed philosophically through the book along with procrastination as the result of intransitive preferences at any given occasion, you prefer never smoking to always smoking, but you prefer smoking one last time to never smoking, and so pair-wise choices will lead you to what you prefer the least.

There’s a couple of hooks to get PCs wkrasia where they can encounter the thing. One, the morningstar of delayis described as if it were a weapon quality instead.

It’s cost is a bit high. Also, the monsters seem to be an afterthought, as they distract from the essentially human nature of Akrasia’s evil. Again, a minor problem that doesn’t really detract from its usefulness. However, some of the abilities presented seem almost too powerful There is also akrasiw detailed information about The Leaking Hourglass – the symbol of Akrasia, and possibly a real magical item which promotes distraction and procrastination.

The goods in questions are goods that happen over time but appear better somehow then the sum of the moments of which they are composed. It is a “vignette sourcebook”, which basically means that it is not an adventure that you can plop down in front of your players and have them go through it, and then forget about it afterwards.