Archive for January, 2013

  • “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?”  That’s the first question you find yourself asking upon playing with these fun little interactive blocks. Sifteo Cubes.  They’re these little white cubes with touch screens similar to the iPod Touch.  What sets them apart is their ability to interact with one another via wireless technology.  Each cube can detect if another cube is adjacent to it, thus you can finally play games in three dimensions!  Chroma Splash, a game similar to Tetris or Dr. Mario allows you to rotate the cubes to eliminate different colored circles and squares.  It is very addictive and the extra element of the multiple blocks quickly draws friends and family members who want to help you solve […]

    Sifteo Cubes – A New Way to Play!

    “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?”  That’s the first question you find yourself asking upon playing with these fun little interactive blocks. Sifteo Cubes.  They’re these little white cubes with touch screens similar to the iPod Touch.  What sets them apart is their ability to interact with one another via wireless technology.  Each cube can detect if another cube is adjacent to it, thus you can finally play games in three dimensions!  Chroma Splash, a game similar to Tetris or Dr. Mario allows you to rotate the cubes to eliminate different colored circles and squares.  It is very addictive and the extra element of the multiple blocks quickly draws friends and family members who want to help you solve […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

    Up From Darkness

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at Dreadfox Games’ first 4 Grimoires, so let’s dive in!   Grimoire Facilitas This first spell-book of Dreadfox games focuses on Conjuration spells and is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving a whopping 33 pages of content, so let’s check this one out!   The pdf kicks off with 8 1/3 pages of spell-lists, including ones for the APG-classes, antipaladin, magus etc. – commendable and good to see support for these classes! After that, we delve into a vast selection of spells that all belong to the conjuration school.   The spells contained in this book are rather versatile: “Aura of Life”, for example, diminishes the […]

    Grimoire Facilitas, Mortalitas, Illusionatus and Mutamateria

    Today I’ll take a look at Dreadfox Games’ first 4 Grimoires, so let’s dive in!   Grimoire Facilitas This first spell-book of Dreadfox games focuses on Conjuration spells and is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving a whopping 33 pages of content, so let’s check this one out!   The pdf kicks off with 8 1/3 pages of spell-lists, including ones for the APG-classes, antipaladin, magus etc. – commendable and good to see support for these classes! After that, we delve into a vast selection of spells that all belong to the conjuration school.   The spells contained in this book are rather versatile: “Aura of Life”, for example, diminishes the […]

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  • Still a fan favorite – a look at LEGO and its Super Heroes Collectible Sets LEGO has come a long way since its humble beginnings. For over 60 years, these building blocks have entertained children and adults across the globe, and the creativity and imagination sparked by Lego through the years has made it a favorite among kids and parents. Lego recently joined forces with DC and Marvel comics to produce the Lego Super Heroes collection, and currently is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Massive Marvel and DC Playsets The biggest action scenes of the latest comic book films can now be recreated with LEGO’s huge super hero play-sets.  Spiderman’s Daily Bugle, Batman’s Batcave and the imposing SHIELD Helicarrier […]

    LEGO Super Heroes Collectible Sets

    Still a fan favorite – a look at LEGO and its Super Heroes Collectible Sets LEGO has come a long way since its humble beginnings. For over 60 years, these building blocks have entertained children and adults across the globe, and the creativity and imagination sparked by Lego through the years has made it a favorite among kids and parents. Lego recently joined forces with DC and Marvel comics to produce the Lego Super Heroes collection, and currently is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Massive Marvel and DC Playsets The biggest action scenes of the latest comic book films can now be recreated with LEGO’s huge super hero play-sets.  Spiderman’s Daily Bugle, Batman’s Batcave and the imposing SHIELD Helicarrier […]

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  • The Inkwell Ideas Kickstarter is proving to be quite an exciting project!  For a very reasonably priced pledge you’ll get some amazing cards filled with killer artwork.  This kind of Kickstarter doesn’t come around that often, and when it does many people find themselves missing a chance to pledge and “missing the boat” entirely! I for one have already pledged at nearly the highest level available to make use of the surprisingly wide array of quality stock art contained within the folds of this project.  Yes, there’s stock art too!  Before we drop the list of great stuff you get, let’s take a look at the basic rewards of backing this Kickstarter. If you’re a gamer you’ll get five great creature […]

    The Incredible Inkwell Ideas Kickstarter!

    The Inkwell Ideas Kickstarter is proving to be quite an exciting project!  For a very reasonably priced pledge you’ll get some amazing cards filled with killer artwork.  This kind of Kickstarter doesn’t come around that often, and when it does many people find themselves missing a chance to pledge and “missing the boat” entirely! I for one have already pledged at nearly the highest level available to make use of the surprisingly wide array of quality stock art contained within the folds of this project.  Yes, there’s stock art too!  Before we drop the list of great stuff you get, let’s take a look at the basic rewards of backing this Kickstarter. If you’re a gamer you’ll get five great creature […]

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  • Legendary Realms Miniature Dungeon Terrain Kickstarter! We’ve all seen the fancy dungeon terrain that exists out there and longed to use it in our games.  Most of us have, and unless you have a huge amount of disposable income, that excellent terrain is probably out of your reach.  Right? Wrong.  Legendary Realms claims they are about to change the dynamics of the miniatures terrain making game.  They are already producing low-cost and high-quality durable fantasy terrain.  Now, with your help, they would like to purchase a 3D scanner and printer and bring their excellent products to an even greater audience. The scope of their Kickstarter includes an introductory line of five themed rooms including an epic Throne Room, wicked Dungeon […]

    Legendary Realms Miniature Dungeon Terrain Kickstarter!

    Legendary Realms Miniature Dungeon Terrain Kickstarter! We’ve all seen the fancy dungeon terrain that exists out there and longed to use it in our games.  Most of us have, and unless you have a huge amount of disposable income, that excellent terrain is probably out of your reach.  Right? Wrong.  Legendary Realms claims they are about to change the dynamics of the miniatures terrain making game.  They are already producing low-cost and high-quality durable fantasy terrain.  Now, with your help, they would like to purchase a 3D scanner and printer and bring their excellent products to an even greater audience. The scope of their Kickstarter includes an introductory line of five themed rooms including an epic Throne Room, wicked Dungeon […]

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  • I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

    EZG reviews BASIC-2: A Frightful Time

    I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

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  •   Advanced Encounters: Alternate Objectives   This pdf is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 2 pages advertisement, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This pdf seeks to provide us with aims in encounters that go beyond destroying enemy resistance and after a short introduction to the subject matter at hand, we delve right into general categories that help you design objectives like the ones featured in this book yourself. For example, achieve encounters are based on skill checks and things PCs want to do, potentially interlaced with multiple steps to final success. Escape is also covered and rather interesting: Some sample […]

    EZG reviews Advanced Encounters: Alternate Objectives

      Advanced Encounters: Alternate Objectives   This pdf is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 2 pages advertisement, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This pdf seeks to provide us with aims in encounters that go beyond destroying enemy resistance and after a short introduction to the subject matter at hand, we delve right into general categories that help you design objectives like the ones featured in this book yourself. For example, achieve encounters are based on skill checks and things PCs want to do, potentially interlaced with multiple steps to final success. Escape is also covered and rather interesting: Some sample […]

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  • Hej everybody! Today I’ll take a look at ZSP’s latest two Tattlebox-releases!   Tattlebox: The Dungeon Depths   The latest installment of ZSP’s tattlebox-series is 18 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1/3 page of editorial, 2.5 pages of advertisement and 1/2 a page SRD, leaving us with 13 2/3 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This pdf kicks off with John Bennett, who introduces us to Gormaduc, an interesting concept: Essentially, the idea behind this dungeon-level-concept is that dungeons can use a garbage-level where all the refuse, litter, etc. goes. Inhabited by otyughs, kobolds and ghouls the concept is introduced to enterprising DMs to develop and introduce to their dungeons as they see fit. The entry […]

    EZG reviews Tattlebox: Dungeon Depths & Wishbreaker, a Tale of the Shaitan

    Hej everybody! Today I’ll take a look at ZSP’s latest two Tattlebox-releases!   Tattlebox: The Dungeon Depths   The latest installment of ZSP’s tattlebox-series is 18 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1/3 page of editorial, 2.5 pages of advertisement and 1/2 a page SRD, leaving us with 13 2/3 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This pdf kicks off with John Bennett, who introduces us to Gormaduc, an interesting concept: Essentially, the idea behind this dungeon-level-concept is that dungeons can use a garbage-level where all the refuse, litter, etc. goes. Inhabited by otyughs, kobolds and ghouls the concept is introduced to enterprising DMs to develop and introduce to their dungeons as they see fit. The entry […]

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  • Beauty & Blood     This adventure is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here All right! Iversdam is a prosperous, harmonious small village, the land of the nearby Silwood belonging to a beneficent druid who guides loggers and the village and ensures harmony between civilization and nature – until a nymph enters the Silwood, harms the druid and starts slaying villagers. After arriving in town (and potentially stocking up on cold iron weapons at the conveniently in town trader), they […]

    EZG reviews B7 – Beauty & Blood

    Beauty & Blood     This adventure is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here All right! Iversdam is a prosperous, harmonious small village, the land of the nearby Silwood belonging to a beneficent druid who guides loggers and the village and ensures harmony between civilization and nature – until a nymph enters the Silwood, harms the druid and starts slaying villagers. After arriving in town (and potentially stocking up on cold iron weapons at the conveniently in town trader), they […]

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  • Ship of Fools This pdf is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements and 1 page SRD, leaving 45 pages of content – not a bad deal indeed! This being a review of an adventure, I encourage potential players to skip to the conclusion. From here on reign the SPOILERS. All right, still here? Vossian Velsurian is a scholar and enthusiast of all things botanical or fungous – especially the more lethal varieties. It is said passion and experiments with his beloved specimen that has driven him to aquatic exile aboard his vessel the Green Lady. Now, though, something is amiss. Either because the players have previously encountered his creations, […]

    Ship of Fools

    Ship of Fools This pdf is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements and 1 page SRD, leaving 45 pages of content – not a bad deal indeed! This being a review of an adventure, I encourage potential players to skip to the conclusion. From here on reign the SPOILERS. All right, still here? Vossian Velsurian is a scholar and enthusiast of all things botanical or fungous – especially the more lethal varieties. It is said passion and experiments with his beloved specimen that has driven him to aquatic exile aboard his vessel the Green Lady. Now, though, something is amiss. Either because the players have previously encountered his creations, […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at Ronald Corn’s first contribution to Adventureaweek.com,   Cry of Ill Omen This module is 79 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, leaving us with 74 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The PCs in this module enter the town of Prince’s Folly as guards of a caravan, bringing supplies to the prosperous town of Prince’s Folly – a model of wealth and efficiency, overseen by the McDonegal family from their cliffside mansion – only that from […]

    EZG reviews B6: Cry of Ill Omen

    Today I’ll take a look at Ronald Corn’s first contribution to Adventureaweek.com,   Cry of Ill Omen This module is 79 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, leaving us with 74 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The PCs in this module enter the town of Prince’s Folly as guards of a caravan, bringing supplies to the prosperous town of Prince’s Folly – a model of wealth and efficiency, overseen by the McDonegal family from their cliffside mansion – only that from […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s first foray into BASIC-Pfrpg with their module   A Learning Time This module for BASIC-PFRPG is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page information on pawns, 1 page advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The first in AdventureaWeek.com’s BASIC-line of adventures is intended for players of the BASIC-version of PFRPG and new players and comes with a surprising array of bonus materials: From the obligatory Herolab-files to  a high-res .png of pawns of the player-pregens in full color, high-res jpegs of all player characters, .png-tokens of the PC-faces and high-res jpegs of the monsters contained in […]

    EZG reviews BASIC-1: A Learning Time

    Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s first foray into BASIC-Pfrpg with their module   A Learning Time This module for BASIC-PFRPG is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page information on pawns, 1 page advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The first in AdventureaWeek.com’s BASIC-line of adventures is intended for players of the BASIC-version of PFRPG and new players and comes with a surprising array of bonus materials: From the obligatory Herolab-files to  a high-res .png of pawns of the player-pregens in full color, high-res jpegs of all player characters, .png-tokens of the PC-faces and high-res jpegs of the monsters contained in […]

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  •   Wicked Fantasy: Guardians of the Woods This pdf is 31 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover/full-color artwork, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1.5 pages ToC/foreword, leaving us with 25.5 pages of content, so let’s check this out! John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy-series has provided us with some rather interesting takes on classic fantasy races and this pdf takes the elves and gives them the wicked fantasy treatment. Based thematically on the Tolkien-elves, the elves introduced to us in this tome are quintessentially tragic. Elves in this tome are immortal and essentially bored – uninterested in most material things, the decadent elves pass their immortality by engaging in politics and petty squabbles. Or at least they used […]

    Wicked Fantasy: Elves, Guardians of the Woods

      Wicked Fantasy: Guardians of the Woods This pdf is 31 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover/full-color artwork, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1.5 pages ToC/foreword, leaving us with 25.5 pages of content, so let’s check this out! John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy-series has provided us with some rather interesting takes on classic fantasy races and this pdf takes the elves and gives them the wicked fantasy treatment. Based thematically on the Tolkien-elves, the elves introduced to us in this tome are quintessentially tragic. Elves in this tome are immortal and essentially bored – uninterested in most material things, the decadent elves pass their immortality by engaging in politics and petty squabbles. Or at least they used […]

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  • Today is a day to celebrate, at least for me: This review commemorates my review no. 1000 on Paizo, so thank you so much for reading my reviews, commenting on them and offering constructive criticism as well as placing trust in my verdicts: I bow to you ladies and gentlemen! Midgard Campaign Setting   This massive pdf is 298 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page patron list, 3 pages ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 289 pages of content.   This review is based on both the pdf for formal page-count etc. as well as the GORGEOUS full-color hardcover patron edition of the book – number 26 […]

    Midgard Campaign Setting (EZG review #1000)

    Today is a day to celebrate, at least for me: This review commemorates my review no. 1000 on Paizo, so thank you so much for reading my reviews, commenting on them and offering constructive criticism as well as placing trust in my verdicts: I bow to you ladies and gentlemen! Midgard Campaign Setting   This massive pdf is 298 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page patron list, 3 pages ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 289 pages of content.   This review is based on both the pdf for formal page-count etc. as well as the GORGEOUS full-color hardcover patron edition of the book – number 26 […]

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  • To Catch a Serpent   This adventure is 29 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving 26 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? When the PCs arrive at the harbor-town of Tawwa, it is a bureaucratic nightmare par excellence – the last couple of days have seen a series of grisly murders of bureaucrats, officials and members of prominent families have been murdered and the PCs are promptly recruited to take a look at the scenes of the crime. Now the investigation is rudimentary – very rudimentary. Essentially, there is […]

    B5 – To Catch a Serpent

    To Catch a Serpent   This adventure is 29 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving 26 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? When the PCs arrive at the harbor-town of Tawwa, it is a bureaucratic nightmare par excellence – the last couple of days have seen a series of grisly murders of bureaucrats, officials and members of prominent families have been murdered and the PCs are promptly recruited to take a look at the scenes of the crime. Now the investigation is rudimentary – very rudimentary. Essentially, there is […]

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  • Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

    Legendary Games’ Carrion Crown Plug-ins

    Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

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  •   Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Guide   This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! After a nice parchment-like page of fluff, we are introduced to the plane of shadow, respectively its characteristics. After a short description of the planar qualities of the shadow plane, we delve right into the section on playable races. Not only the standard races, but also the drow and duergar, dhampirs, fetchlings, hobgoblins, orcs, ratfolk, tiefling and wayang are covered – all with a new racial trait to reflect the hardening effects of the plane of shadows. There also are […]

    Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion

      Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Guide   This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! After a nice parchment-like page of fluff, we are introduced to the plane of shadow, respectively its characteristics. After a short description of the planar qualities of the shadow plane, we delve right into the section on playable races. Not only the standard races, but also the drow and duergar, dhampirs, fetchlings, hobgoblins, orcs, ratfolk, tiefling and wayang are covered – all with a new racial trait to reflect the hardening effects of the plane of shadows. There also are […]

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  • In case you don’t know the guys: There’s a little company out there called Sneak Attack Press that has released some affordable adventures and today, I’ll take a look at all of them, chronologically! All of these adventures are available for 4th edition and PFRPG and for convenience’s sake, I’ll link each picture to the PFRPG-version and each adventure-title to the 4th edition version. All right? So let’s start with:   Blessed by Poison     This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving 11 pages for this short adventure, so let’s check it out! This being an adventure review, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want […]

    the Sneak Attack Press adventures

    In case you don’t know the guys: There’s a little company out there called Sneak Attack Press that has released some affordable adventures and today, I’ll take a look at all of them, chronologically! All of these adventures are available for 4th edition and PFRPG and for convenience’s sake, I’ll link each picture to the PFRPG-version and each adventure-title to the 4th edition version. All right? So let’s start with:   Blessed by Poison     This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving 11 pages for this short adventure, so let’s check it out! This being an adventure review, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want […]

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  • Today I’m here to examine a product by Wordcasting Entertainment,   Advanced Class and NPC     This pdf is 50 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46 pages of content – not a bad price-per-page-ratio, so let’s check this out!   We kick off this offering by Wordcasting Entertainment without an introduction, without a foreword, but rather get right into the first NPC-class, the Battle Commander. This class gets d10, 4+Int skills, full BAB (which lacks the “+” in the table), proficiency with all simple and martial weapons and shields (including tower shields) and a good fort-save. The class is rather interesting in that, from […]

    Alternate Class and NPC [sic!] (Does not bode well, does it?)

    Today I’m here to examine a product by Wordcasting Entertainment,   Advanced Class and NPC     This pdf is 50 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46 pages of content – not a bad price-per-page-ratio, so let’s check this out!   We kick off this offering by Wordcasting Entertainment without an introduction, without a foreword, but rather get right into the first NPC-class, the Battle Commander. This class gets d10, 4+Int skills, full BAB (which lacks the “+” in the table), proficiency with all simple and martial weapons and shields (including tower shields) and a good fort-save. The class is rather interesting in that, from […]

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  • I can talk about The Hobbit, the movie that everybody has supposedly been waiting for. The blockbuster of the year. But, after three hours of nonstop dwarves and data dumping, I can honestly say that I’ve had about enough of the epic fantasy for now. The truth is that The Hobbit measured frighteningly short, though – considering that Peter Jackson took a very slim children’s book and turned it into an epic the length of Lord of the Rings – I had expected something like this. Where with Lord of the Rings the screen writers took out most of the unnecessary facts with The Hobbit they did exactly the opposite. They added stuff. And yes, I know it was in […]

    A look at the movies: The Hobbit and Jack Reacher

    I can talk about The Hobbit, the movie that everybody has supposedly been waiting for. The blockbuster of the year. But, after three hours of nonstop dwarves and data dumping, I can honestly say that I’ve had about enough of the epic fantasy for now. The truth is that The Hobbit measured frighteningly short, though – considering that Peter Jackson took a very slim children’s book and turned it into an epic the length of Lord of the Rings – I had expected something like this. Where with Lord of the Rings the screen writers took out most of the unnecessary facts with The Hobbit they did exactly the opposite. They added stuff. And yes, I know it was in […]

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  • Jonathan: Today we’re talking with Joe Wetzel, the owner of Inkwell Ideas.  Inkwell Ideas is a RPG company which has produced Hexographer and Dungeonographer (two leading game map software programs), DungeonMorph Dice, the Coat of Arms Design Studio and other useful articles and tools for games. Joe, can you tell us about your company and your recent ENnie nomination? Joe: I think the ENnies is something where it really is great just to be nominated, especially for a small niche-within-a-niche company like us.  Few people probably buy/play more than 2 game products in each category so really the judges are best suited to screen everything.  (They get a copy of each product entered.)   Jonathan: What originally got you into […]

    Interview with Joe Wetzel of Inkwell Ideas

    Jonathan: Today we’re talking with Joe Wetzel, the owner of Inkwell Ideas.  Inkwell Ideas is a RPG company which has produced Hexographer and Dungeonographer (two leading game map software programs), DungeonMorph Dice, the Coat of Arms Design Studio and other useful articles and tools for games. Joe, can you tell us about your company and your recent ENnie nomination? Joe: I think the ENnies is something where it really is great just to be nominated, especially for a small niche-within-a-niche company like us.  Few people probably buy/play more than 2 game products in each category so really the judges are best suited to screen everything.  (They get a copy of each product entered.)   Jonathan: What originally got you into […]

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