[Ennead Games] Fantastic Feats Volume 53: Stat Manipulation

By on 5 September 2016
[Ennead Games] Fantastic Feats Volume 53: Stat Manipulation Ennead Games

Feats are a stable part of any character or NPC build. They give you ways to alter your powers and abilities, or to twist them in new and interesting ways.

These feats give you a way to manipulate the bonuses your stats, also called ability scores, give you. But, as with many things, they come with a penalty, as you can only push the body and mind so far…


  • Common rules for the use of these feats
  • 7 new base feats that can be customised and tweaked each time you take one. You can expand the effect it has, reduces the penalty it gives you or even increase the number of times it can be used per day
  • Each base feat has its own version tied to a different stat – For example,if you have “Astounding Strength” you don’t get the benefit of “Astounding Dexterity”. One feat has 30 possible variations to choose from.

The base feats you’ll find inside –
(X) & (Y) are replaced with the names of the stats being manipulated by the feat.

  • Astounding (X) – Re-roll any dice roll related to this stat
  • Bonus Swap (X) (Y) – Swap the bonus you get from one stat with another
  • Incredible (X) – Add a second bonus to the one gained from this stat
  • Infused (X) – Sacrifice a spell to give a stat a boost
  • Opposing (X) – Use your stat bonus to reduce or negate another beings bonus
  • Strain (X) – Strain your body and mind for greater effects, but at a price
  • Transfer Bonus (x) – Use your bonus to aid another

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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