Archive for May, 2013

  • Imperial Heroes This collection of Pre-gens for the Jade regent-AP is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to use,1 page author bios/back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first thing you’ll notice is that we get whole-character-pictures in gorgeous full-color for every character as well as a sample quote from the respective character. On the second page devoted to a character, we get the respective character’s statblock, whereas on the third, we get advice on scaling them down to a 15-point build (the characters are made via a 20-point build), an extensive background, roleplaying ideas as well as ideas for character advancement. Nice!   Now […]

    Imperial Heroes: Pregenerated Characters for the Jade Regent AP

    Imperial Heroes This collection of Pre-gens for the Jade regent-AP is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to use,1 page author bios/back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first thing you’ll notice is that we get whole-character-pictures in gorgeous full-color for every character as well as a sample quote from the respective character. On the second page devoted to a character, we get the respective character’s statblock, whereas on the third, we get advice on scaling them down to a 15-point build (the characters are made via a 20-point build), an extensive background, roleplaying ideas as well as ideas for character advancement. Nice!   Now […]

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  • Class Extensions: Sorceror Bloodlines No filler seems to be the motto here, as we directly, sans introduction or the like, jump into the first bloodline, the Artificial Bloodline. Now don’t fret – the bloodline is thankfully not yet another construct-themed bloodline, but rather offers a touch attack versus manufactured objects as well as a DR-granting skin-coating and is otherwise very focused on crafting. A solid bloodline. The second bloodline is the Fatespun, which is interesting in that it nets you an oracle curse as well as oracle favored class bonus in lieu of sorceror options. Furthermore, the class may a very limited amount of times per day reroll d20-rolls that are not natural 1s or 20s. Luck’s Equilibrium is interesting […]

    Class Extensions: Sorceror Bloodlines

    Class Extensions: Sorceror Bloodlines No filler seems to be the motto here, as we directly, sans introduction or the like, jump into the first bloodline, the Artificial Bloodline. Now don’t fret – the bloodline is thankfully not yet another construct-themed bloodline, but rather offers a touch attack versus manufactured objects as well as a DR-granting skin-coating and is otherwise very focused on crafting. A solid bloodline. The second bloodline is the Fatespun, which is interesting in that it nets you an oracle curse as well as oracle favored class bonus in lieu of sorceror options. Furthermore, the class may a very limited amount of times per day reroll d20-rolls that are not natural 1s or 20s. Luck’s Equilibrium is interesting […]

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  • Monstrous Bloodlines for Sorcerors III The third pdf in the series, detailing Perry Fehr’s take on monstrous bloodlines for sorcerors, is 9 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 13/4 of a page SRD, leaving us with 5 ¼ pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first of the new bloodlines would be the aranea bloodline, which offers the respective sorcerers Spiderman-style spinnerets at the wrists, a spidey-sense (roll multiple times perception-checks 3/day), poisonous touch and at high levels you can ignore the full-round metamagic casting restriction a limited amount of times per day. The capstone is slightly weak, as it allows you to turn into spider-like creatures for 1 hour per transformation until the […]

    Monstrous Bloodlines for Sorcerors III

    Monstrous Bloodlines for Sorcerors III The third pdf in the series, detailing Perry Fehr’s take on monstrous bloodlines for sorcerors, is 9 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 13/4 of a page SRD, leaving us with 5 ¼ pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first of the new bloodlines would be the aranea bloodline, which offers the respective sorcerers Spiderman-style spinnerets at the wrists, a spidey-sense (roll multiple times perception-checks 3/day), poisonous touch and at high levels you can ignore the full-round metamagic casting restriction a limited amount of times per day. The capstone is slightly weak, as it allows you to turn into spider-like creatures for 1 hour per transformation until the […]

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  • Way of the Wicked VI – Wages of Sin The final chapter in the evil AP Way of the Wicked is 102 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages maps of Talingarde, leaving us with 94 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of the final part of this AP, the following contains SPOILERS – not only for this module, but for the whole AP. Potential players are strongly advised to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Cardinal Adrastus Thorn lies slain, Asmodeus has proclaimed his support of the PCs and they have risen […]

    Way of the Wicked VI: Wages of Sin

    Way of the Wicked VI – Wages of Sin The final chapter in the evil AP Way of the Wicked is 102 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages maps of Talingarde, leaving us with 94 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of the final part of this AP, the following contains SPOILERS – not only for this module, but for the whole AP. Potential players are strongly advised to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Cardinal Adrastus Thorn lies slain, Asmodeus has proclaimed his support of the PCs and they have risen […]

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  • NeoExodus Chronicles: The Quartermaster’s Handbook This pdf is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As an equipment book, we kick off with the section on mundane equipment and honestly, many of them had me wonder why the items had not been covered before – take for example the two versions of ball and chain we get in here or the tracing paper. Among the items, we also get some anachronisms like razor wire, which, while personally I like the idea, will probably not fit in with every setting. The Field Medic Kit deserves special mention, as it allows for the non-magical removal of […]

    NeoExodus Chronicles: The Quartermaster’s Handbook

    NeoExodus Chronicles: The Quartermaster’s Handbook This pdf is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As an equipment book, we kick off with the section on mundane equipment and honestly, many of them had me wonder why the items had not been covered before – take for example the two versions of ball and chain we get in here or the tracing paper. Among the items, we also get some anachronisms like razor wire, which, while personally I like the idea, will probably not fit in with every setting. The Field Medic Kit deserves special mention, as it allows for the non-magical removal of […]

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  • This Indiegogo campaign is a “virtual bake sale,” designed to raise funds to allow a group of industry freelancers and reviewers to attend Gen Con. In addition to the original creatives supported by the initial goal, the campaign hopes to get enough money to send prolific reviewers Endzeitgeist and KTFish to the Con – a well-deserved perk for their tireless efforts to inform gamers about what’s killer vs. what’s filler (and help publishers see where their products could use some improvement). The main drive is to get out word about the $25 “PDF bundle” reward, which gives supports a collection of more than 75 PDFs from dozens of companies, with a value greater than $400! The image above shows just […]

    $400 worth of Role-playing Game PDFs for just $25!

    This Indiegogo campaign is a “virtual bake sale,” designed to raise funds to allow a group of industry freelancers and reviewers to attend Gen Con. In addition to the original creatives supported by the initial goal, the campaign hopes to get enough money to send prolific reviewers Endzeitgeist and KTFish to the Con – a well-deserved perk for their tireless efforts to inform gamers about what’s killer vs. what’s filler (and help publishers see where their products could use some improvement). The main drive is to get out word about the $25 “PDF bundle” reward, which gives supports a collection of more than 75 PDFs from dozens of companies, with a value greater than $400! The image above shows just […]

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  • As the big three console makers reveal the latest generation I peer into my crystal ball and catch a glimpse of the far away gaming future of 2016: Three years ago three mighty titans announced their new offerings to the Great Game Console Lords and there was much rejoicing. Come Xmas time and cash registers sang across the land. Many, many a console went out into the wild loaded with features both old and new. The great entrepreneurs in Tokyo and Seattle smiled as first quarter profit projections rose with each sale. Then lo and behold, the registers fell silent, the downloads dried up, and the micro transactions stopped. What some predicted, but the entrepreneurs sneered at in contempt, came […]

    The Great Gamer Migration of 2016

    As the big three console makers reveal the latest generation I peer into my crystal ball and catch a glimpse of the far away gaming future of 2016: Three years ago three mighty titans announced their new offerings to the Great Game Console Lords and there was much rejoicing. Come Xmas time and cash registers sang across the land. Many, many a console went out into the wild loaded with features both old and new. The great entrepreneurs in Tokyo and Seattle smiled as first quarter profit projections rose with each sale. Then lo and behold, the registers fell silent, the downloads dried up, and the micro transactions stopped. What some predicted, but the entrepreneurs sneered at in contempt, came […]

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  • Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying This pdf is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 4 pages of content for this Gothic Grimoire, so let’s take a look!   This grimorie is an interesting tractate that ideologically serves as a justification for adhering strictly to an amoral chain of command under an immortal god-king. As such, it has the potential of inciting a psychosis that makes you Lawful evil, and as a grand innovation, offers us also an expertly-written excerpt from the pages of the tome.   It should be noted that the mechanics in this book use Tomes of Ancient Knowledge and Way of […]

    Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying

    Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying This pdf is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 4 pages of content for this Gothic Grimoire, so let’s take a look!   This grimorie is an interesting tractate that ideologically serves as a justification for adhering strictly to an amoral chain of command under an immortal god-king. As such, it has the potential of inciting a psychosis that makes you Lawful evil, and as a grand innovation, offers us also an expertly-written excerpt from the pages of the tome.   It should be noted that the mechanics in this book use Tomes of Ancient Knowledge and Way of […]

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  • Amazing Races: Merfolk This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages content, so let’s take a look at new options for merfolk!   The pdf kicks off with 4 new feats for merfolk: -Drowning Tail: Use HD in place of BAB when grappling under water and make it harder o escape from your grip. -Improved Drowning Tail: Air-breathing creatures have their rounds to hold breath reduced by 1d4 every time they try to free themselves or reverse grappling. Neat! -Seafoam Shaper: You are never swept away by water and your spellcasting is not hampered by flowing water or water-based precipitation. -Sea Slayer: +2 damage versus off-balance targets in the water.   Merfolk also […]

    Amazing Races: Merfolk

    Amazing Races: Merfolk This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages content, so let’s take a look at new options for merfolk!   The pdf kicks off with 4 new feats for merfolk: -Drowning Tail: Use HD in place of BAB when grappling under water and make it harder o escape from your grip. -Improved Drowning Tail: Air-breathing creatures have their rounds to hold breath reduced by 1d4 every time they try to free themselves or reverse grappling. Neat! -Seafoam Shaper: You are never swept away by water and your spellcasting is not hampered by flowing water or water-based precipitation. -Sea Slayer: +2 damage versus off-balance targets in the water.   Merfolk also […]

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  • The Genius Guide to the Talented Fighter This pdf is 14 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover,1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 12 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! I’ll come right out and say it: I don’t like the fighter-class. There. I get the appeal of many feats/the master-of-arms angle, but the base-class, since 2nd edition really, bored me terribly. Armor Training, weapon training, weapon specialization – I get their appeal and their mechanical raison d`être but personally, I always considered the class oh so boring. PrCs, archetypes and e.g. the revision of barbarian, ranger, paladin and monk classes, as well as the addition of inquisitors and cavaliers have made vanilla fighters all but non-existent in […]

    The Genius Guide to the Talented Fighter

    The Genius Guide to the Talented Fighter This pdf is 14 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover,1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 12 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! I’ll come right out and say it: I don’t like the fighter-class. There. I get the appeal of many feats/the master-of-arms angle, but the base-class, since 2nd edition really, bored me terribly. Armor Training, weapon training, weapon specialization – I get their appeal and their mechanical raison d`être but personally, I always considered the class oh so boring. PrCs, archetypes and e.g. the revision of barbarian, ranger, paladin and monk classes, as well as the addition of inquisitors and cavaliers have made vanilla fighters all but non-existent in […]

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  • GM’s Options: NPCs 2 – Druids, Fighters and Monks This installment of the GM’s Options-line is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Much like the first installment of the series, we get statblocks in this pdf, in 3 different level-ranges -as 1st level, as 5th- and level 10-incarnations. Much like in the first installment, we also get advice for each character to integrate them into the upcoming Porphyra-campaign setting by Purple Duck Games as well as sample boons his respective incarnations may provide to PCs if they befriend him. The first character would be Connaghyn Halfhand (so nicknamed due to […]

    GM’s Options NPCs 2 – Druids, Fighters and Monks

    GM’s Options: NPCs 2 – Druids, Fighters and Monks This installment of the GM’s Options-line is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Much like the first installment of the series, we get statblocks in this pdf, in 3 different level-ranges -as 1st level, as 5th- and level 10-incarnations. Much like in the first installment, we also get advice for each character to integrate them into the upcoming Porphyra-campaign setting by Purple Duck Games as well as sample boons his respective incarnations may provide to PCs if they befriend him. The first character would be Connaghyn Halfhand (so nicknamed due to […]

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  • Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks off with a general introduction to the role of serial killers and their psychology, before delving into the respective characters, so what exactly do we get?   Well, for example we get a maiden who cuts herself (which might be a little close to home for some) and seeks to fill the void inside her by slaying her lovers. Each of the entries comes with a history of the character, a description, a modus operandi and advice for the DM to handle the PCs investigating […]

    Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak

    Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks off with a general introduction to the role of serial killers and their psychology, before delving into the respective characters, so what exactly do we get?   Well, for example we get a maiden who cuts herself (which might be a little close to home for some) and seeks to fill the void inside her by slaying her lovers. Each of the entries comes with a history of the character, a description, a modus operandi and advice for the DM to handle the PCs investigating […]

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  • Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Ur-Shogga, the All-Consuming Thought This installment of the FoTS-series is a whopping 29 pages long, 1 page front cover (with a stunning artwork by master of the macabre Mark Hyzer), 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a whopping 25 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s check this one out!   Following my format for FoTS-reviews, let’s first take a look at the supplemental crunchy material provided herein: We get the alterable and Greater Alterable weapon qualities that allow the transformation of weapons into others and a special slotless ring (that can be worn with two others!) that nets the wielder access to the Toppling Spell […]

    Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Ur-Shogga, the All-Conduming Thought

    Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Ur-Shogga, the All-Consuming Thought This installment of the FoTS-series is a whopping 29 pages long, 1 page front cover (with a stunning artwork by master of the macabre Mark Hyzer), 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a whopping 25 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s check this one out!   Following my format for FoTS-reviews, let’s first take a look at the supplemental crunchy material provided herein: We get the alterable and Greater Alterable weapon qualities that allow the transformation of weapons into others and a special slotless ring (that can be worn with two others!) that nets the wielder access to the Toppling Spell […]

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  • Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove This installment of Raging Swan’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword,1 page advice on reading statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   White Moon Cove is essentially a moderately wealthy coastal town governed by a council and features a list of 9 notable NPCs, settlement stats and a list of 8 notable locations as well as a “So what’s for sale, anyways”-style entry of the items available in the marketplace. The town features an ex-paladin drunkard knowledgeable about Sahuagin, a brothel hidden […]

    Village Backdrops: White Moon Cove

    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove This installment of Raging Swan’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword,1 page advice on reading statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   White Moon Cove is essentially a moderately wealthy coastal town governed by a council and features a list of 9 notable NPCs, settlement stats and a list of 8 notable locations as well as a “So what’s for sale, anyways”-style entry of the items available in the marketplace. The town features an ex-paladin drunkard knowledgeable about Sahuagin, a brothel hidden […]

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  • WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids), the leader in collectible gaming, announced the Dominion War Organized Play event for the forthcoming Star Trek™ HeroClix™ miniatures game line-up— Star Trek: Attack Wing. In September, WizKids Games kicks off a six-month storyline Organized Play program centered around The Dominion War. In The Dominion War, the Alpha Quadrant is in a time of struggle and chaos. The Jem’Hadar and the Breen Confederacy have established a presence for themselves in the Alpha Quadrant, and with the help of their recent allies, the Cardassian Union, they plan to conquer everything in their path. This engagement proves to be the most devastating ever fought in the Alpha Quadrant. In the storyline Organized Play program, stores carrying Star Trek: Attack Wing will host […]

    WizKids Games proudly announces the start of the Dominion War in Star Trek: Attack Wing!

    WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids), the leader in collectible gaming, announced the Dominion War Organized Play event for the forthcoming Star Trek™ HeroClix™ miniatures game line-up— Star Trek: Attack Wing. In September, WizKids Games kicks off a six-month storyline Organized Play program centered around The Dominion War. In The Dominion War, the Alpha Quadrant is in a time of struggle and chaos. The Jem’Hadar and the Breen Confederacy have established a presence for themselves in the Alpha Quadrant, and with the help of their recent allies, the Cardassian Union, they plan to conquer everything in their path. This engagement proves to be the most devastating ever fought in the Alpha Quadrant. In the storyline Organized Play program, stores carrying Star Trek: Attack Wing will host […]

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  • Available beginning today, Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters is the largest Kaijudo set to date – with 120 new cards in booster packs and one exclusive card in each competitive deck – and the stakes are even bigger! All five civilizations are dueling for ultimate power, with Infernus and Tritonus taking the lead. This release will also include two 40-card competitive decks, Psychic Assault and Skycrusher’s Might, and each deck will be ready-to-play and fully customizable. To find out where you can buy Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters, and for information on other Kaijudo products and in-store play programs, visit us at www.Kaijudo.com. You can also get the latest news and updates onFacebook.com/Kaijudodojo, Twitter (@Wizards_Kaijudo) or Google+. Also, be sure to check out Season […]

    Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters

    Available beginning today, Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters is the largest Kaijudo set to date – with 120 new cards in booster packs and one exclusive card in each competitive deck – and the stakes are even bigger! All five civilizations are dueling for ultimate power, with Infernus and Tritonus taking the lead. This release will also include two 40-card competitive decks, Psychic Assault and Skycrusher’s Might, and each deck will be ready-to-play and fully customizable. To find out where you can buy Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters, and for information on other Kaijudo products and in-store play programs, visit us at www.Kaijudo.com. You can also get the latest news and updates onFacebook.com/Kaijudodojo, Twitter (@Wizards_Kaijudo) or Google+. Also, be sure to check out Season […]

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  • Frog God Games, LLC signed contracts with Christopher Haskins, creator of Worra Realms, to become exclusive distributors and partners. Future plans include a Swords & Wizardry card/board game that will allow for single or multi-person play that is great for beginners, children, or fast play. Plans for another game, Mouse Wars, is already in the works by Frog God Games and Haskins. Rachel Ventura, VP of Sales & Marketing for Frog God Games, said “we have been working on a board/tile game for Swords & Wizardry for the last year. Once we saw Worra Realms we knew that it was what we had envisioned for the Swords & Wizardry board game. We are very excited about this partnership.” Matt Finch, […]

    Frog God Games plans Board Game Development

    Frog God Games, LLC signed contracts with Christopher Haskins, creator of Worra Realms, to become exclusive distributors and partners. Future plans include a Swords & Wizardry card/board game that will allow for single or multi-person play that is great for beginners, children, or fast play. Plans for another game, Mouse Wars, is already in the works by Frog God Games and Haskins. Rachel Ventura, VP of Sales & Marketing for Frog God Games, said “we have been working on a board/tile game for Swords & Wizardry for the last year. Once we saw Worra Realms we knew that it was what we had envisioned for the Swords & Wizardry board game. We are very excited about this partnership.” Matt Finch, […]

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  • PATHFINDER GOBLINS TAKE OVER WITH THEIR OWN COMIC BOOKS    Mischievous Maniacs to Star in New 5-Issue Series from Dynamite Entertainment   Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG), and Dynamite Entertainment, announce today the much-adored and feared goblins of Pathfinder will get their own comic book series.   Each book of the 5-issue monthly series, Pathfinder: Goblins!, will feature two goblin-themed short stories by different creative teams. Issue #1 includes “The One-Eyed Goblin is King,” written by Adam Warren with art by Carlos Gomez, and “Prize Pupil,” written by Paizo Publisher Erik Mona an illustrated by Shane White.   “A goblin horde stormed the offices of Paizo, demanding we chronicle their adventures from a goblin point of […]

    PATHFINDER GOBLINS TAKE OVER WITH THEIR OWN COMIC BOOKS

    PATHFINDER GOBLINS TAKE OVER WITH THEIR OWN COMIC BOOKS    Mischievous Maniacs to Star in New 5-Issue Series from Dynamite Entertainment   Paizo Publishing, LLC, publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG), and Dynamite Entertainment, announce today the much-adored and feared goblins of Pathfinder will get their own comic book series.   Each book of the 5-issue monthly series, Pathfinder: Goblins!, will feature two goblin-themed short stories by different creative teams. Issue #1 includes “The One-Eyed Goblin is King,” written by Adam Warren with art by Carlos Gomez, and “Prize Pupil,” written by Paizo Publisher Erik Mona an illustrated by Shane White.   “A goblin horde stormed the offices of Paizo, demanding we chronicle their adventures from a goblin point of […]

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  • AD&D: 2nd Edition AD&D Core Rulebooks – Premium Reprints Released! For many gamers, the 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks were their introduction to the role-playing game hobby.  Now players can celebrate those dungeon-storming campaigns with this set of special premium editions released by Wizards of the Coast today. The AD&D 2nd Edition Player’s Handbook, Monstrous Manual and Dungeon Master Handbook (each sold separately) contain all of the original content and art that fans will remember, but each rulebook has a new cover design to commemorate the reprint. The MSRP for each book in the set is $49.95, and additional information can be found at DungeonsandDragons.com.

    Happy Days are here again! AD&D 2nd edition reprints released!!!

    AD&D: 2nd Edition AD&D Core Rulebooks – Premium Reprints Released! For many gamers, the 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks were their introduction to the role-playing game hobby.  Now players can celebrate those dungeon-storming campaigns with this set of special premium editions released by Wizards of the Coast today. The AD&D 2nd Edition Player’s Handbook, Monstrous Manual and Dungeon Master Handbook (each sold separately) contain all of the original content and art that fans will remember, but each rulebook has a new cover design to commemorate the reprint. The MSRP for each book in the set is $49.95, and additional information can be found at DungeonsandDragons.com.

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  • Greetings gaming fans! There’s currently an IndieGoGo project going on to get some industry gaming pros to GenCon (or PaizoCon), where they can network, run games, and meet the fans. I know what you are saying: “Why should I send someone else to GenCon when I can’t afford to get there myself?” Understood. Money is tight. We all know that. However, note that many of the 3PP publishers want to SEE these folks (Christina Stiles, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Amanda Hamon) succeed. We want it so much, in fact, that we have all banded together with other individuals to initially offer up 52 pdfs to make it happen. For a mere $25, you can get this expanding bundle here. But […]

    Help RPG Authors and Top Reviewers ENDZEITGEIST and KTFISH7 get to GEN CON 2013!

    Greetings gaming fans! There’s currently an IndieGoGo project going on to get some industry gaming pros to GenCon (or PaizoCon), where they can network, run games, and meet the fans. I know what you are saying: “Why should I send someone else to GenCon when I can’t afford to get there myself?” Understood. Money is tight. We all know that. However, note that many of the 3PP publishers want to SEE these folks (Christina Stiles, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Amanda Hamon) succeed. We want it so much, in fact, that we have all banded together with other individuals to initially offer up 52 pdfs to make it happen. For a mere $25, you can get this expanding bundle here. But […]

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  • Anachronistic Adventurers: The Sensitive The final installment of the anachronistic adventurers-line is 19 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 17 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Rules-wise, the Sensitive gets d8, 7+Int skills, proficiency with simple weapons, good will-saves, 3/4 BAB-progression. Over the course of the 20 levels, they may choose from 6 sensitive talents and from 4 limited talents – these are also sensitive talents, but the selection is more restrictive. At first level, the Sensitive gets the Intuition ability, which allows the class to class-level + wis-mod times per day substitute a intuition check (d20+ class level+wis-mod+3) for the skill-check they’d usually make, making the class potentially quite formidable […]

    Anachronistic Adventurers: The Sensitive

    Anachronistic Adventurers: The Sensitive The final installment of the anachronistic adventurers-line is 19 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving 17 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Rules-wise, the Sensitive gets d8, 7+Int skills, proficiency with simple weapons, good will-saves, 3/4 BAB-progression. Over the course of the 20 levels, they may choose from 6 sensitive talents and from 4 limited talents – these are also sensitive talents, but the selection is more restrictive. At first level, the Sensitive gets the Intuition ability, which allows the class to class-level + wis-mod times per day substitute a intuition check (d20+ class level+wis-mod+3) for the skill-check they’d usually make, making the class potentially quite formidable […]

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  • Swordmaster This pdf is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1/2 empty page, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dex-based combatants have always been popular in style, but it is a fact that in d20, the fencing/duelist/swashbuckling characters often felt a bit off. Dervish Dance might be powerful, but it is limited in both fluff and execution and does not manage to offset the investment when compared to a similar str-based build. The Swordmaster seeks to remedy that by providing a dex-based front-line fighter. Does it succeed?   Mechanically, the class comes with d8, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with all simple and martial swords […]

    Swordmaster

    Swordmaster This pdf is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1/2 empty page, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dex-based combatants have always been popular in style, but it is a fact that in d20, the fencing/duelist/swashbuckling characters often felt a bit off. Dervish Dance might be powerful, but it is limited in both fluff and execution and does not manage to offset the investment when compared to a similar str-based build. The Swordmaster seeks to remedy that by providing a dex-based front-line fighter. Does it succeed?   Mechanically, the class comes with d8, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with all simple and martial swords […]

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  • Celurian’s Magical Miscellany This pdf is 17 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2 a page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 1/2 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   The pdf kicks off with an introduction by Hugo “Butterfrog” Solis before we are introduced to Celurian Iz’zer, the trader of strange magical items contained in this book and we actually get his full statblock (he’s a half-elf rook 6 from PDG’s Legendary Classes: Rook) as well as a gorgeous full color artwork for him and his cart – the cart, a magical item in its own right, comes with a whopping one-page full color artwork and after that we’re in the category […]

    Celurian’s Magic Miscellany

    Celurian’s Magical Miscellany This pdf is 17 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2 a page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 1/2 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   The pdf kicks off with an introduction by Hugo “Butterfrog” Solis before we are introduced to Celurian Iz’zer, the trader of strange magical items contained in this book and we actually get his full statblock (he’s a half-elf rook 6 from PDG’s Legendary Classes: Rook) as well as a gorgeous full color artwork for him and his cart – the cart, a magical item in its own right, comes with a whopping one-page full color artwork and after that we’re in the category […]

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  • Pathways #25 This installment of Rite Publishing’s free e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC,11 pages of advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dave Paul’s editorial this time around is all about tricksters and Steven D. Russell’s creature also complements well this April’s fool’s theme – at CR +3 we get the deadly prankster who can make floors slick, create deadly, obscure booby traps, curse beings to suffer when kicked throw burning hot pie at foes, curse foes with diarrhea (players will HATE creatures that do that to their characters!), curse inappropriate beings to fall in love and finally, make people run into […]

    Pathways #25

    Pathways #25 This installment of Rite Publishing’s free e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC,11 pages of advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dave Paul’s editorial this time around is all about tricksters and Steven D. Russell’s creature also complements well this April’s fool’s theme – at CR +3 we get the deadly prankster who can make floors slick, create deadly, obscure booby traps, curse beings to suffer when kicked throw burning hot pie at foes, curse foes with diarrhea (players will HATE creatures that do that to their characters!), curse inappropriate beings to fall in love and finally, make people run into […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Hills This installment of the wilderness dressing-line is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the wilderness dressing-line, we kick off with an extensive array of events to spice up your travelling experiences – 100 different minor events are featured in a massive table and range from squeaking cart-wheels accompanied by shouts to wild grapes that are the home of an aggressive bee swarm, abandoned camp sites (though the text reads “abandon[sic!] camp site” – a rare Raging Swan editing glitch) to frolicking grey squirrels […]

    Wilderness Dressings: Hills

    Wilderness Dressing: Hills This installment of the wilderness dressing-line is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the wilderness dressing-line, we kick off with an extensive array of events to spice up your travelling experiences – 100 different minor events are featured in a massive table and range from squeaking cart-wheels accompanied by shouts to wild grapes that are the home of an aggressive bee swarm, abandoned camp sites (though the text reads “abandon[sic!] camp site” – a rare Raging Swan editing glitch) to frolicking grey squirrels […]

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  • Amazing Races: Gillmen This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look! First, we kick off with 4 Gillmen-feats: -Arcane Inheritor: Cast a 1st level sorc/wiz spell 1/day at 11+cha-mod DC. -Deep Sight: Low-light vision as long as underwater and the ability to see through murky and opaque water. Nice! -Improved Deep Sight: Darkvision 60 ft and see invisible creatures while under water. (They don’t get the usual concealment.) -Sunken Legacy: For Hybrids, count as both gillman and human, choose an attribute that then gains +1 on related attribute & skill-checks.   There also are 2 new Character Traits: -Eldritch Obsession: Gain UMD as […]

    EZG reviews Amazing Races: Gillmen

    Amazing Races: Gillmen This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look! First, we kick off with 4 Gillmen-feats: -Arcane Inheritor: Cast a 1st level sorc/wiz spell 1/day at 11+cha-mod DC. -Deep Sight: Low-light vision as long as underwater and the ability to see through murky and opaque water. Nice! -Improved Deep Sight: Darkvision 60 ft and see invisible creatures while under water. (They don’t get the usual concealment.) -Sunken Legacy: For Hybrids, count as both gillman and human, choose an attribute that then gains +1 on related attribute & skill-checks.   There also are 2 new Character Traits: -Eldritch Obsession: Gain UMD as […]

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