Archive for November, 2014

  • Ultimate War The third expansion of the kingdom building/mass combat rules presented in Ultimate Campaign, expanded by the very man who wrote the original rules, clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages on how-to-use/what to expect, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This supplement kick off by eliminating two of my most serious gripes with the base mass combat rules from Ultimate Campaign. Number one: Ultimate Campaign does not distinguish between ranged and melee capacity, instead subsuming both under the termino umbrellone of OM, Offense Modifier. This resulted potentially in ridiculous scenarios […]

    Ultimate War

    Ultimate War The third expansion of the kingdom building/mass combat rules presented in Ultimate Campaign, expanded by the very man who wrote the original rules, clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages on how-to-use/what to expect, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This supplement kick off by eliminating two of my most serious gripes with the base mass combat rules from Ultimate Campaign. Number one: Ultimate Campaign does not distinguish between ranged and melee capacity, instead subsuming both under the termino umbrellone of OM, Offense Modifier. This resulted potentially in ridiculous scenarios […]

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  • Town Backdrops: Wolverton This pdf clocks in at a massive 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page statblocks by CR-index, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all, this is a kind of full circle for me – when I started reviewing, Raging Swan Press’ free mini-setting The Lonely Coast immediately grabbed my attention and made me buy Retribution, their first module. Now, hundreds of reviews of Raging Swan Press-supplements later, this book provides the fully detailed information on the largest settlement in that remote stretch of […]

    Town Backdrops: Wolverton

    Town Backdrops: Wolverton This pdf clocks in at a massive 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page statblocks by CR-index, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all, this is a kind of full circle for me – when I started reviewing, Raging Swan Press’ free mini-setting The Lonely Coast immediately grabbed my attention and made me buy Retribution, their first module. Now, hundreds of reviews of Raging Swan Press-supplements later, this book provides the fully detailed information on the largest settlement in that remote stretch of […]

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  • Animal Races: Clan of the Cat This installment of the Animal Races-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with a superbly-written piece of in-character prose, provided by a feline therian, extolling the virtues and peculiarities of cats and their experience – for example the custom to measure time in 12-hour-cycles. The level of detail provided for the feline therians is up to all expectations – age, height and weight-table, relationships, adventuring – all covered.   Rules-wise, we receive two different attribute arrays – medium catfolk receive […]

    Animal Races: Clan of the Cat

    Animal Races: Clan of the Cat This installment of the Animal Races-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this pdf with a superbly-written piece of in-character prose, provided by a feline therian, extolling the virtues and peculiarities of cats and their experience – for example the custom to measure time in 12-hour-cycles. The level of detail provided for the feline therians is up to all expectations – age, height and weight-table, relationships, adventuring – all covered.   Rules-wise, we receive two different attribute arrays – medium catfolk receive […]

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  • The Savage (Alternate Base Class) This alternate class clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   No the terminology might be considered a problem from the get-go – the word “Savage” constitutes more than a direct opposition to “civilized men.” Hence, the 1st page is devoted to an explanation that acknowledges that this pdf is not based on any real life cultures -I applaud this maturity. If you’re interested in the genesis of the development and meanings associated with this particular dichotomy, feel free to drop me a line.   The Savage class is an alternate class for […]

    The Savage (Alternate Base Class)

    The Savage (Alternate Base Class) This alternate class clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   No the terminology might be considered a problem from the get-go – the word “Savage” constitutes more than a direct opposition to “civilized men.” Hence, the 1st page is devoted to an explanation that acknowledges that this pdf is not based on any real life cultures -I applaud this maturity. If you’re interested in the genesis of the development and meanings associated with this particular dichotomy, feel free to drop me a line.   The Savage class is an alternate class for […]

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  • Lucien’s Guide to the Black Files If you read this review, one of the following is true:   1. You’re me. Hello, handsome devil! 2. I have shared this information with you – don’t screw this up! 3.You have stolen this homepage – I have been notified of your identity and location. 4. You have killed me. Good for you, but you have eliminated the ward that left a whole bunch of nastiness in check. 5. I have died and you took up my mantle – good for you, but I hope I’ve had the chance to provide the keys, because I wasn’t joking in 4. … This intro mirrors (in less vivid prose) how this guide begins – to […]

    Lucien’s Guide to the Black Files (Diceless)

    Lucien’s Guide to the Black Files If you read this review, one of the following is true:   1. You’re me. Hello, handsome devil! 2. I have shared this information with you – don’t screw this up! 3.You have stolen this homepage – I have been notified of your identity and location. 4. You have killed me. Good for you, but you have eliminated the ward that left a whole bunch of nastiness in check. 5. I have died and you took up my mantle – good for you, but I hope I’ve had the chance to provide the keys, because I wasn’t joking in 4. … This intro mirrors (in less vivid prose) how this guide begins – to […]

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  • Flaws II This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, if the title wasn’t clue enough – more flaws. What are they? They can be summed up as anti-feats. They can be taken at 1st level and every character can only have two flaws Each flaw grants 3 skill points or one bonus feat, but if a character takes 2 flaws, he may choose each benefit only once. Flaws can only be taken at first level as written, though DMs may elect to grant them later – at their own peril.   Now each flaw has a specific type of […]

    Flaws II

    Flaws II This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, if the title wasn’t clue enough – more flaws. What are they? They can be summed up as anti-feats. They can be taken at 1st level and every character can only have two flaws Each flaw grants 3 skill points or one bonus feat, but if a character takes 2 flaws, he may choose each benefit only once. Flaws can only be taken at first level as written, though DMs may elect to grant them later – at their own peril.   Now each flaw has a specific type of […]

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  • Subterranean Enclave: Severed Umbra This first installment of Raging Swan Press’ Subterranean Enclave-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What is this series about? Well, in one sentence: “Village Backdrops for the Underworld.” That’s the truth in theory – i.e. you’ll find a settlement statblock, a market place, a couple of notable folk and places, lore and rumors, sample events – by now you know the formula that works so extremely well. In practice, this is rather different beyond the formal criteria. Once, when the slums of the city of […]

    Subterranean Enclave: Severed Umbra

    Subterranean Enclave: Severed Umbra This first installment of Raging Swan Press’ Subterranean Enclave-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What is this series about? Well, in one sentence: “Village Backdrops for the Underworld.” That’s the truth in theory – i.e. you’ll find a settlement statblock, a market place, a couple of notable folk and places, lore and rumors, sample events – by now you know the formula that works so extremely well. In practice, this is rather different beyond the formal criteria. Once, when the slums of the city of […]

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  • The Genius Guide to More Ranger Talents This pdf clocks in at 11 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   A total of 7 new edges are provided – which sounds like not much. Well, they cover pages 2 -5: What I’m trying to say is – they are LONG. A total of 16 companion tricks, from trample to grab etc. – all those NASTY monster qualities, are for example part of the tricks! Or what about more hunter’s tricks like one that prevents AoOs from spells or spell-like abilities. What about upgrading movement to flying, but with the […]

    The Genius Guide to More Ranger Talents

    The Genius Guide to More Ranger Talents This pdf clocks in at 11 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   A total of 7 new edges are provided – which sounds like not much. Well, they cover pages 2 -5: What I’m trying to say is – they are LONG. A total of 16 companion tricks, from trample to grab etc. – all those NASTY monster qualities, are for example part of the tricks! Or what about more hunter’s tricks like one that prevents AoOs from spells or spell-like abilities. What about upgrading movement to flying, but with the […]

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  • Sorceror Bloodlines This pdf clock in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, this book introduces us to an array of more bloodlines for sorcerors…so how do they hold up?   The ancient bloodline is all about the spirits of the past, but more in a “tapping into the ancestor’s knowledge”-way. More interesting would be the crystal bloodline – fire rays and shards, refract illusions – nice one!   The lycanthropy bloodline nets you beast shape and claws/bites – the former do not explicitly specify whether they are considered primary or secondary natural attacks, […]

    Sorceror Bloodlines

    Sorceror Bloodlines This pdf clock in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, this book introduces us to an array of more bloodlines for sorcerors…so how do they hold up?   The ancient bloodline is all about the spirits of the past, but more in a “tapping into the ancestor’s knowledge”-way. More interesting would be the crystal bloodline – fire rays and shards, refract illusions – nice one!   The lycanthropy bloodline nets you beast shape and claws/bites – the former do not explicitly specify whether they are considered primary or secondary natural attacks, […]

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  • The Cartomancer – A Deck-building Diviner This class clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Cartomancer gets d6, 4+Inst skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and light armor (receiving arcane spell failure in all pieces of armor/when using shields s/he is not proficient with, but none with those s/he is proficient with), 1/2 BAB-progression and good will-saves. The class being card-based, its hand-size increases from 2 to 6 over the 20 levels, while the active deck composition (least/lesser/greater) starts at 4/1/0 and amps up to 23/10/5 at level 20 – but how does this cartomancy work?   […]

    The Cartomancer – A Deck-building Diviner

    The Cartomancer – A Deck-building Diviner This class clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Cartomancer gets d6, 4+Inst skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and light armor (receiving arcane spell failure in all pieces of armor/when using shields s/he is not proficient with, but none with those s/he is proficient with), 1/2 BAB-progression and good will-saves. The class being card-based, its hand-size increases from 2 to 6 over the 20 levels, while the active deck composition (least/lesser/greater) starts at 4/1/0 and amps up to 23/10/5 at level 20 – but how does this cartomancy work?   […]

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  • Gossamer Heroes This LoGaS-supplement is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This pdf kicks off with a short introduction to the matter at hand – namely, the depiction of new player characters, readily generated at the suggestions of Kickstarter-patrons to serve as player characters. hence, by intention and to allow for a user-base as wide as possible, the characters herein have a limited breadth of powers, which should not be considered a detriment, though.   So, who do we get? First of them would be Cordelia – a kind of pirate-queen/gossamer lady studded with quite an array of different unique magical […]

    Gossamer Heroes (DICELESS)

    Gossamer Heroes This LoGaS-supplement is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This pdf kicks off with a short introduction to the matter at hand – namely, the depiction of new player characters, readily generated at the suggestions of Kickstarter-patrons to serve as player characters. hence, by intention and to allow for a user-base as wide as possible, the characters herein have a limited breadth of powers, which should not be considered a detriment, though.   So, who do we get? First of them would be Cordelia – a kind of pirate-queen/gossamer lady studded with quite an array of different unique magical […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Star Run Falls This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Star Run Falls, if the name was not ample clue, is a village primarily inhabited by an elven population. Constructed via magic thanks to the rather famous small academy of wizards, the place, while otherwise rather peaceful, also sports a certain fame beyond its borders and usual capacity.   However, it may very well be that the peace of the village is about to see an abrupt, unpleasant end – the so-called “Crimson Shadow King”, whose hunt is […]

    Village Backdrop: Star Run Falls

    Village Backdrop: Star Run Falls This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Star Run Falls, if the name was not ample clue, is a village primarily inhabited by an elven population. Constructed via magic thanks to the rather famous small academy of wizards, the place, while otherwise rather peaceful, also sports a certain fame beyond its borders and usual capacity.   However, it may very well be that the peace of the village is about to see an abrupt, unpleasant end – the so-called “Crimson Shadow King”, whose hunt is […]

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  • Kitsune Compendium This massive pdf clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Base Kitsune, as presented herein, receive +2 Dex and Cha, -2 Str, are medium shapechanger humanoids, get +2 to acrobatics, may change shape into a specific human form, receive +1 to the DC of their saves versus enchantments, low-light vision, a bite attack that deals 1d4 (I assume usable as primary – since that’s the default for bites, but still wished the Kitsune-entry in the ARG, from which this was taken, had specified that -I like my racial information in one place, if possible…) and […]

    Kitsune Compendium

    Kitsune Compendium This massive pdf clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Base Kitsune, as presented herein, receive +2 Dex and Cha, -2 Str, are medium shapechanger humanoids, get +2 to acrobatics, may change shape into a specific human form, receive +1 to the DC of their saves versus enchantments, low-light vision, a bite attack that deals 1d4 (I assume usable as primary – since that’s the default for bites, but still wished the Kitsune-entry in the ARG, from which this was taken, had specified that -I like my racial information in one place, if possible…) and […]

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  • Witch Options This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 2.5 pages editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, if you’re like me and remember the beginning of 3pp Pathfinder, you’ll remember the witch-class by 4WFG, long before the APG. This pdf essentially codifies the 4WFG-witch and makes her tools available for the APG-witch. Got that? All right!   We kick off with 5 hexes – the first, battle rite, temporarily enhances a witch’s dex and con by +4. On its own, not bad; The level 3-minimum caveat prevents dipping-abuse and the daily limit works as well in the favor of this hex. Still, it does have me disconcerted […]

    Witch Options

    Witch Options This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 2.5 pages editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, if you’re like me and remember the beginning of 3pp Pathfinder, you’ll remember the witch-class by 4WFG, long before the APG. This pdf essentially codifies the 4WFG-witch and makes her tools available for the APG-witch. Got that? All right!   We kick off with 5 hexes – the first, battle rite, temporarily enhances a witch’s dex and con by +4. On its own, not bad; The level 3-minimum caveat prevents dipping-abuse and the daily limit works as well in the favor of this hex. Still, it does have me disconcerted […]

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  • The Key to Marina The latest module by 4 Dollar Dungeons clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 75 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. No. Seriously. You don’t want to spoil this one. … .. . Okay, only DMs left? Great! Now DMs may wish to know the following – like all 4$D-modules, this one does provide some guidance beyond the usual synopsis in modifying the hook for the DM to fix issues with encounters that might come up, rendering this module easier to prepare […]

    The Key to Marina

    The Key to Marina The latest module by 4 Dollar Dungeons clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 75 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. No. Seriously. You don’t want to spoil this one. … .. . Okay, only DMs left? Great! Now DMs may wish to know the following – like all 4$D-modules, this one does provide some guidance beyond the usual synopsis in modifying the hook for the DM to fix issues with encounters that might come up, rendering this module easier to prepare […]

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  • Psionic Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 105 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a massive 100 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – this is a massive bestiary and as such, I can’t go into the details of every creature herein without bloating it beyond belief. Additionally, I have reviewed the ongoing subscription (with the exception of ~2-3 installments, I think), so if in doubt, there are some reviews in the ether that are more detailed regarding the respective creatures. Finally, if you’re like me and have accompanied the evolution of PFRPG’s psionics, then you’ll notice that Ultimate […]

    Psionic Bestiary

    Psionic Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 105 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a massive 100 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – this is a massive bestiary and as such, I can’t go into the details of every creature herein without bloating it beyond belief. Additionally, I have reviewed the ongoing subscription (with the exception of ~2-3 installments, I think), so if in doubt, there are some reviews in the ether that are more detailed regarding the respective creatures. Finally, if you’re like me and have accompanied the evolution of PFRPG’s psionics, then you’ll notice that Ultimate […]

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  • Rappan Athuk Expansions Volume I This massive book of expansion-levels for Rappan Athuk clocks in at 165 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page back cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 159 pages of content, so let’s take a look…   …but before, let me say one thing – this review is my Razor Coast. This review crashed and burned (!!!) times, with all data gone; Once on my laptop, once due to my mobile HD being stolen and once due to my desktop PC’s HD crashing. I’ve literally written this review 3 times, only to have it crash before I had the chance to back it up. So let’s get this posted […]

    Rappan Athuk Expansions Volume I

    Rappan Athuk Expansions Volume I This massive book of expansion-levels for Rappan Athuk clocks in at 165 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page back cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 159 pages of content, so let’s take a look…   …but before, let me say one thing – this review is my Razor Coast. This review crashed and burned (!!!) times, with all data gone; Once on my laptop, once due to my mobile HD being stolen and once due to my desktop PC’s HD crashing. I’ve literally written this review 3 times, only to have it crash before I had the chance to back it up. So let’s get this posted […]

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  • Underworld Races: Gitwerc This supplement clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with the other installments of the Underworld races-series, this one kicks off with a massive mythology of the subterranean races, a collective origin history that can be potentially transplanted from Aventyr into other settings, should one choose to do so. From there on, the gitwerc are described – amidst the numerous dwarven races forged from the ancestry of the dvergr, the gitwerc could be called those most out of line with conventional dwarvenkind in other campaign settings – not […]

    Underworld Races: Gitwerc

    Underworld Races: Gitwerc This supplement clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with the other installments of the Underworld races-series, this one kicks off with a massive mythology of the subterranean races, a collective origin history that can be potentially transplanted from Aventyr into other settings, should one choose to do so. From there on, the gitwerc are described – amidst the numerous dwarven races forged from the ancestry of the dvergr, the gitwerc could be called those most out of line with conventional dwarvenkind in other campaign settings – not […]

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  • The Barbarian Reforged The second of TPK Games’ redesigns of base classes clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s dive into these guys – the reforged barbarian receives much the same stuff you know from the base class – but with some modifications. First of which would be the addition of survival and stealth to his class skill list, which makes sense to me – lore is rife with suspicious barbarians that prowl the less civilized lands. In an uncommon twist, ref-saves have been upgraded to a medium progression – while not […]

    The Barbarian Reforged

    The Barbarian Reforged The second of TPK Games’ redesigns of base classes clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s dive into these guys – the reforged barbarian receives much the same stuff you know from the base class – but with some modifications. First of which would be the addition of survival and stealth to his class skill list, which makes sense to me – lore is rife with suspicious barbarians that prowl the less civilized lands. In an uncommon twist, ref-saves have been upgraded to a medium progression – while not […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Magical Beasts This installment of the Mythic Monsters-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction/how-to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So this time around, we’re taking a look at magical beasts – monsters in the truest form and some of the most iconic creatures of our beloved roleplaying game – but before we go into the meat of these beasts, we first receive mythic feats – a lot of them! 10 to be precise, and […]

    Mythic Monsters: Magical Beasts

    Mythic Monsters: Magical Beasts This installment of the Mythic Monsters-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction/how-to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So this time around, we’re taking a look at magical beasts – monsters in the truest form and some of the most iconic creatures of our beloved roleplaying game – but before we go into the meat of these beasts, we first receive mythic feats – a lot of them! 10 to be precise, and […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Fulhurst Moors This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What once was a lush forest inhabited by brutal savages, is now a desolate windswept moor where the waters of Blackraven Creek burrow into the acidic, infertile soil. Haunted by will-o’-wisps attracted in times long gone by, the plain is now home to peat-diggers – a harsh folk that reflects the unpleasant environment they live in. Unbeknownst to them, one greedy individual has struck a pact with the dread will-o’-wisps and the resulting tragedies have fostered an atmosphere of […]

    Village Backdrop: Fulhurst Moors

    Village Backdrop: Fulhurst Moors This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What once was a lush forest inhabited by brutal savages, is now a desolate windswept moor where the waters of Blackraven Creek burrow into the acidic, infertile soil. Haunted by will-o’-wisps attracted in times long gone by, the plain is now home to peat-diggers – a harsh folk that reflects the unpleasant environment they live in. Unbeknownst to them, one greedy individual has struck a pact with the dread will-o’-wisps and the resulting tragedies have fostered an atmosphere of […]

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  • Welcome my friends, to the world of Relistan, a place where great nobility is displayed by the lowest of peasants, alongside the most horrifying savagery ever witnessed by even the eldest of races. The legends of these lands are many, for the time of the ancients has long since passed. And only now, thousands of years after the Eternal Eclipse, has civilization begun to reclaim small parts of this brutal world. Great kingdoms have risen from the ashes, only to fall into decay once more, leaving countless ruins of once proud cities scattered across the Realms. Welcome to a land where nobility and savagery are a hair’s breadth apart. Welcome, to the Realms of Twilight… Silver Crescent publishing brings us […]

    Silver Crescent Publishing Launches Realms of Twilight Kickstarter for the Pathfinder RPG

    Welcome my friends, to the world of Relistan, a place where great nobility is displayed by the lowest of peasants, alongside the most horrifying savagery ever witnessed by even the eldest of races. The legends of these lands are many, for the time of the ancients has long since passed. And only now, thousands of years after the Eternal Eclipse, has civilization begun to reclaim small parts of this brutal world. Great kingdoms have risen from the ashes, only to fall into decay once more, leaving countless ruins of once proud cities scattered across the Realms. Welcome to a land where nobility and savagery are a hair’s breadth apart. Welcome, to the Realms of Twilight… Silver Crescent publishing brings us […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Vulcanbridge This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Vulcanbridge is perhaps one of the most interesting, unique settlements in the series so far – situated on a volcanic plain, the result of gnomish ingenuity and dwarven labor, Vulcanbridge is constructed as a hanging village on several stable pylons – which is rather neatly represented in the gorgeous map of the settlement.   It should be noted that the pylons of course suffer from tectonic issues and hence, the settlement, nowadays more dependent on delving below the liquid lava […]

    Village Backdrop: Vulcanbridge

    Village Backdrop: Vulcanbridge This Village Backdrop clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Vulcanbridge is perhaps one of the most interesting, unique settlements in the series so far – situated on a volcanic plain, the result of gnomish ingenuity and dwarven labor, Vulcanbridge is constructed as a hanging village on several stable pylons – which is rather neatly represented in the gorgeous map of the settlement.   It should be noted that the pylons of course suffer from tectonic issues and hence, the settlement, nowadays more dependent on delving below the liquid lava […]

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  • Underworld Races: Dweorg This supplement clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with the other installments of the Underworld races-series, this one kicks off with a massive mythology of the subterranean races, a collective origin history that can be potentially transplanted from Aventyr into other settings, should one choose to do so. From there on, the dweorg are described – amidst the numerous dwarven races forged from the ancestry of the dvergr, the dweorg could be called those most in line with conventional dwarvenkind in other campaign settings – apart from […]

    Underworld Races: Dweorg

    Underworld Races: Dweorg This supplement clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with the other installments of the Underworld races-series, this one kicks off with a massive mythology of the subterranean races, a collective origin history that can be potentially transplanted from Aventyr into other settings, should one choose to do so. From there on, the dweorg are described – amidst the numerous dwarven races forged from the ancestry of the dvergr, the dweorg could be called those most in line with conventional dwarvenkind in other campaign settings – apart from […]

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  • Dragon Tiger Ox This massive book by Little Red Goblin Games clocks in at 172 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages of SRD (with some pages duplicating text from the adventure at the end of the book), leaving us with 163 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know that I usually take apart crunch for races and classes in a pretty detailed manner. The problem with a book of this size and my approach is evident -were I to do that here, the review would bloat beyond compare. Hence, I’ll be somewhat less detailed than usual in this review, picking out the cherries and the […]

    Dragon Tiger Ox

    Dragon Tiger Ox This massive book by Little Red Goblin Games clocks in at 172 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages of SRD (with some pages duplicating text from the adventure at the end of the book), leaving us with 163 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know that I usually take apart crunch for races and classes in a pretty detailed manner. The problem with a book of this size and my approach is evident -were I to do that here, the review would bloat beyond compare. Hence, I’ll be somewhat less detailed than usual in this review, picking out the cherries and the […]

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  • Treasures of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons This installment of the Treasures of NeoExodus-series clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page of SRD/editorial, 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving us with 2.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The dancing dragons were the nunchaku of the Monkey Prince, NeoExodus’ take on Son Goku and as such, are powerful, legendary tools – they are +2 mithral countering nunchaku that allow the wielder to choose damage type (bludgeoning, piercing, slashing) and upon disarms, the nunchaku animate the weapons of foes and have them attack the target. Finally, the nunchaku can blast foes in short-range, deadly cold bursts a limited amount of times per day. As always, the installment comes with item cards for […]

    Treasures of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons

    Treasures of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons This installment of the Treasures of NeoExodus-series clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page of SRD/editorial, 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving us with 2.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The dancing dragons were the nunchaku of the Monkey Prince, NeoExodus’ take on Son Goku and as such, are powerful, legendary tools – they are +2 mithral countering nunchaku that allow the wielder to choose damage type (bludgeoning, piercing, slashing) and upon disarms, the nunchaku animate the weapons of foes and have them attack the target. Finally, the nunchaku can blast foes in short-range, deadly cold bursts a limited amount of times per day. As always, the installment comes with item cards for […]

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  • Psychological Combat This pdf clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now this pdf kicks off with the crucial question – what is this pdf and why use it. First of all – feint and demoralize are the odd rules components out when compared to Pathfinder’s otherwise streamlined combat maneuver mechanics – this pdf streamlines this to introduce a psychology DC. The DC would be 10+ HD+wis-mod or 10+sense motive bonus, whichever is higher – simple, easy to calculate on the fly – so kudos there. But also, at least so far, not that new. […]

    Psychological Combat

    Psychological Combat This pdf clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now this pdf kicks off with the crucial question – what is this pdf and why use it. First of all – feint and demoralize are the odd rules components out when compared to Pathfinder’s otherwise streamlined combat maneuver mechanics – this pdf streamlines this to introduce a psychology DC. The DC would be 10+ HD+wis-mod or 10+sense motive bonus, whichever is higher – simple, easy to calculate on the fly – so kudos there. But also, at least so far, not that new. […]

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