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  • A Day Out at the Executions The second of Raging Swan Press‘ eventures clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk about, there’s a good […]

    A Day Out at the Executions

    A Day Out at the Executions The second of Raging Swan Press‘ eventures clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk about, there’s a good […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s original settlement statblock was, oddly, cut, but the revised version does come with a nice little marketplace section as well as the classic notes for villager appearances, dresses and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and […]

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s original settlement statblock was, oddly, cut, but the revised version does come with a nice little marketplace section as well as the classic notes for villager appearances, dresses and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and […]

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  • Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request) This book clocks in at 81 pages of content, already disregarding editorial, etc. My review is based on the perfect-bound softcover version, which was sent to me by one of my patreon supporters, with the note to enjoy it, and optionally review it at my convenience, so here we are! I don’t own the pdf-version, so I can’t comment on that one. The softcover is perfect-bound and has its name on the spine, making it convenient to find on the shelf.   In order to properly talk about this book, we need to embark on a brief excursion together: In the beginning of the OSR-movement, Expeditious Retreat Press published what […]

    Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request) This book clocks in at 81 pages of content, already disregarding editorial, etc. My review is based on the perfect-bound softcover version, which was sent to me by one of my patreon supporters, with the note to enjoy it, and optionally review it at my convenience, so here we are! I don’t own the pdf-version, so I can’t comment on that one. The softcover is perfect-bound and has its name on the spine, making it convenient to find on the shelf.   In order to properly talk about this book, we need to embark on a brief excursion together: In the beginning of the OSR-movement, Expeditious Retreat Press published what […]

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  • Pop Culture Catalog: Infosphere Shows (SFRPG) (Priority Review) This installment of the Pop Culture Catalog-series clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so the Pop Culture Catalog series so far is one of my favorite things available for SFRPG, no hyperbole. Since it’s been a while since I’ve covered one of these, let us recap briefly: The core idea of the engine used, is that experiences and interests shape who we are. As such, the series introduces […]

    Pop Culture Catalog: Infosphere Shows (SFRPG) (Priority Review)

    Pop Culture Catalog: Infosphere Shows (SFRPG) (Priority Review) This installment of the Pop Culture Catalog-series clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so the Pop Culture Catalog series so far is one of my favorite things available for SFRPG, no hyperbole. Since it’s been a while since I’ve covered one of these, let us recap briefly: The core idea of the engine used, is that experiences and interests shape who we are. As such, the series introduces […]

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  • Broken System #000 (OSR) The first issue of the Broken System-‘zine clocks in at 14 pages, with one page devoted to the front and back cover, one page blank, leaving us with 12 pages of content. However, we actually have twice that length in pages, i.e. 24. You see, each page of the pdf contains 2 pages of the ‘zine: If you print it, you can trim the white borders of the page, and then fold it up, making a little ‘zine DIY, without any hassle: Print the pages on both sides, fold them in the middle, trim the border, staple, done. It took me literally 5 minutes to do so, and I’m notoriously bad at anything even remotely related […]

    Broken System #000 (OSR)

    Broken System #000 (OSR) The first issue of the Broken System-‘zine clocks in at 14 pages, with one page devoted to the front and back cover, one page blank, leaving us with 12 pages of content. However, we actually have twice that length in pages, i.e. 24. You see, each page of the pdf contains 2 pages of the ‘zine: If you print it, you can trim the white borders of the page, and then fold it up, making a little ‘zine DIY, without any hassle: Print the pages on both sides, fold them in the middle, trim the border, staple, done. It took me literally 5 minutes to do so, and I’m notoriously bad at anything even remotely related […]

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  • Starfaring Species: Psychic Space Cats (SFRPG) This installment of the Starfaring Species-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, 2 pages of which are devoted to a huge rendition of the neat cover, so let’s take a look!   So, this pdf introduces the race of the Bastef, who look, behave and operate like housecats, and we get information on their home-world and relations with other races. I am not going to elaborate in detail on this, for the writing is genuinely funny; to give you an example: “Bastef, as a species, get along with everyone. Some species don’t get al0ong with bastef. Bastef don’t […]

    Starfaring Species: Psychic Space Cats (SFRPG)

    Starfaring Species: Psychic Space Cats (SFRPG) This installment of the Starfaring Species-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, 2 pages of which are devoted to a huge rendition of the neat cover, so let’s take a look!   So, this pdf introduces the race of the Bastef, who look, behave and operate like housecats, and we get information on their home-world and relations with other races. I am not going to elaborate in detail on this, for the writing is genuinely funny; to give you an example: “Bastef, as a species, get along with everyone. Some species don’t get al0ong with bastef. Bastef don’t […]

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  • Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) The second installment of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a priority review at the request of my patreons.   PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary – and as such, I very much welcome what this series brings to the table for the GM. In this supplement, the sub-categories will be Daemons, Demons, Devils, or Religion; non-unique fiends are […]

    Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) (Priority Review)

    Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) The second installment of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a priority review at the request of my patreons.   PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary – and as such, I very much welcome what this series brings to the table for the GM. In this supplement, the sub-categories will be Daemons, Demons, Devils, or Religion; non-unique fiends are […]

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  • Classes of the Lost Spheres: Paramour This installment of the Classes of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover,1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   All right, so, the paramour, chassis-wise, gets d8 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and light armor, and if they have a Heartbound partner, they get a weapon proficiency of that character as well. They have ¾ BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, and add their Charisma […]

    Classes of the Lost Spheres: Paramour (Patreon Request)

    Classes of the Lost Spheres: Paramour This installment of the Classes of the Lost Spheres-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover,1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   All right, so, the paramour, chassis-wise, gets d8 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and light armor, and if they have a Heartbound partner, they get a weapon proficiency of that character as well. They have ¾ BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, and add their Charisma […]

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  • Monstrous Lair: Wyvern’s Nest (system neutral) This installment of the Monstrous Lairs-pdfs clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sometimes, you just need a bit of dressing for a wayside encounter – or something specific to a monster type. Finding appropriate entries can be rough, and so, this series attempts to remedy this shortcoming on 2 pages, with a total of 7 d10-tables.   Okay, so, wyverns – that ought to be a tough cookie to crack, as they are basically aerial predators that don’t have much in the ways of […]

    Monstrous Lair: Wyvern’s Nest (system neutral)

    Monstrous Lair: Wyvern’s Nest (system neutral) This installment of the Monstrous Lairs-pdfs clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sometimes, you just need a bit of dressing for a wayside encounter – or something specific to a monster type. Finding appropriate entries can be rough, and so, this series attempts to remedy this shortcoming on 2 pages, with a total of 7 d10-tables.   Okay, so, wyverns – that ought to be a tough cookie to crack, as they are basically aerial predators that don’t have much in the ways of […]

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  • Monstrous Lair: Fire Giants’ Hall (system neutral) This installment of the Monstrous Lairs-pdfs clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sometimes, you just need a bit of dressing for a wayside encounter – or something specific to a monster type. Finding appropriate entries can be rough, and so, this series attempts to remedy this shortcoming on 2 pages, with a total of 7 d10-tables. The layout of the tables has been streamlined and looks better now than it previously did.   Outside the lair of fire giants, smoke and steam may […]

    Monstrous Lair: Fire Giants’ Hall (system neutral)

    Monstrous Lair: Fire Giants’ Hall (system neutral) This installment of the Monstrous Lairs-pdfs clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Sometimes, you just need a bit of dressing for a wayside encounter – or something specific to a monster type. Finding appropriate entries can be rough, and so, this series attempts to remedy this shortcoming on 2 pages, with a total of 7 d10-tables. The layout of the tables has been streamlined and looks better now than it previously did.   Outside the lair of fire giants, smoke and steam may […]

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  • The Genius Guide to More Simple Class Templates for Monsters This pdf clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, applying class levels to monsters is often not a valid or smart move n the CR-system, as e.g. slapping a single wizard level on a CR 19 critter will contribute nothing to the build. The first of these genius guides remedied that for a plethora of classes, and this one follows that lead, this time around covering the Occult Adventures classes and the Vigilante. Since these classes have more complex systems, the abilities often work differently […]

    The Genius Guide to More Simple Class Templates for Monsters

    The Genius Guide to More Simple Class Templates for Monsters This pdf clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, applying class levels to monsters is often not a valid or smart move n the CR-system, as e.g. slapping a single wizard level on a CR 19 critter will contribute nothing to the build. The first of these genius guides remedied that for a plethora of classes, and this one follows that lead, this time around covering the Occult Adventures classes and the Vigilante. Since these classes have more complex systems, the abilities often work differently […]

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  • Book of Beyond: Liminal Power This installment of the Book of Beyond-series clocks in at 76 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 66 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue by one of my patreon supporters.   As before in the series and in Lost Spheres Publishing’s offerings, we begin with a brief synopsis of sources of power, that, in a way, pre-empted how PF2 thinks about magic, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned – if e.g. the source of power is entropic, that’ll be a […]

    Book of Beyond: Liminal Power

    Book of Beyond: Liminal Power This installment of the Book of Beyond-series clocks in at 76 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 6 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 66 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue by one of my patreon supporters.   As before in the series and in Lost Spheres Publishing’s offerings, we begin with a brief synopsis of sources of power, that, in a way, pre-empted how PF2 thinks about magic, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned – if e.g. the source of power is entropic, that’ll be a […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Ravens’ Cradle (system neutral) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Raven’s Cradle is a prosperous farming community ruled by superstition and folklore; bandits are founded pecked to death nearby, and woe betide any who dare attempt to bring harm to this strange place. It may not be a surprise to veterans – but Raven’s Cradle makes for a pretty perfect fit for Ravenloft and similar settings/games that want to add a bit of folklore/horror in the vein of the […]

    Village Backdrop: Ravens’ Cradle (system neutral)

    Village Backdrop: Ravens’ Cradle (system neutral) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Raven’s Cradle is a prosperous farming community ruled by superstition and folklore; bandits are founded pecked to death nearby, and woe betide any who dare attempt to bring harm to this strange place. It may not be a surprise to veterans – but Raven’s Cradle makes for a pretty perfect fit for Ravenloft and similar settings/games that want to add a bit of folklore/horror in the vein of the […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Lanthorn 2.0 (system neutral) This return to and expansion of an installment from Raging Swan Press’ Village Backdrop-series is 17 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Lanthorn is a peculiar settlement – named for the magical lanterns set atop its gates, the perpetually-shrouded village is situated under a massive overhang in Kuldor Pass, where winters are long and cruel and summers but brief. Heavily defended and fortified, the settlement controls traffic through the pass and represents a gateway to the untamed wilderness beyond. Governed by a conclave […]

    Village Backdrop: Lanthorn 2.0 (system neutral)

    Village Backdrop: Lanthorn 2.0 (system neutral) This return to and expansion of an installment from Raging Swan Press’ Village Backdrop-series is 17 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Lanthorn is a peculiar settlement – named for the magical lanterns set atop its gates, the perpetually-shrouded village is situated under a massive overhang in Kuldor Pass, where winters are long and cruel and summers but brief. Heavily defended and fortified, the settlement controls traffic through the pass and represents a gateway to the untamed wilderness beyond. Governed by a conclave […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Aubade 2.0 (5e) This 2.0 installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement   So, 2.0. Why? Well, for one, even a cursory glance shows you that the layout has been modernized, and for the first time, this is available in a 5e-iteration, with the pdf making proper use of the sample statblocks presented in the Monster Manual and tweaking them in a sensible manner, combining e.g. the stats of a monster with the spellcasting ability of a sample NPC.   Like all […]

    Village Backdrop: Aubade 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Aubade 2.0 (5e) This 2.0 installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement   So, 2.0. Why? Well, for one, even a cursory glance shows you that the layout has been modernized, and for the first time, this is available in a 5e-iteration, with the pdf making proper use of the sample statblocks presented in the Monster Manual and tweaking them in a sensible manner, combining e.g. the stats of a monster with the spellcasting ability of a sample NPC.   Like all […]

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  • The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to read the entirety of the review. This one will be either a hit or a miss for you, depending on your priorities. Secondly, I have […]

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR)

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to read the entirety of the review. This one will be either a hit or a miss for you, depending on your priorities. Secondly, I have […]

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  • The Chronomancer’s Handbook This expansion for the Spheres of Power-system clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief piece of introductory prose, we begin with 9 new archetypes. Some of these do btw. come with Spheres of Might-synergy, but if you’re not using that gem of a book, you can still rejoice, as the section provides guidance to remove blended training/martial tradition. The first archetype, the chronomancer symbiat, gets both Time and Warp […]

    The Chronomancer’s Handbook

    The Chronomancer’s Handbook This expansion for the Spheres of Power-system clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief piece of introductory prose, we begin with 9 new archetypes. Some of these do btw. come with Spheres of Might-synergy, but if you’re not using that gem of a book, you can still rejoice, as the section provides guidance to remove blended training/martial tradition. The first archetype, the chronomancer symbiat, gets both Time and Warp […]

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  • Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR) This tiny booklet consists of 25 pages of content, not accounting for editorial, etc. – why do I call it “Tiny booklet”? Because it is basically a means to gage interest in an alternative setting for Chris McDowall’s much-beloved rules-lite “Into The Odd”-game; as such, it can be run with the rules presented for Bastion (the regular game) or for Electric Bastionland, and it could be considered to be a weird sort of fantastic post-apocalypse. As far as other OSR-games are concerned, conversion will take some effort, as Into the Odd employs a 3 attribute-based system etc. – for a detailed discussion on the system, please consult my review of “Into the Odd.”   As […]

    Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR)

    Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR) This tiny booklet consists of 25 pages of content, not accounting for editorial, etc. – why do I call it “Tiny booklet”? Because it is basically a means to gage interest in an alternative setting for Chris McDowall’s much-beloved rules-lite “Into The Odd”-game; as such, it can be run with the rules presented for Bastion (the regular game) or for Electric Bastionland, and it could be considered to be a weird sort of fantastic post-apocalypse. As far as other OSR-games are concerned, conversion will take some effort, as Into the Odd employs a 3 attribute-based system etc. – for a detailed discussion on the system, please consult my review of “Into the Odd.”   As […]

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  • B/X Essentials: Demihumans of Dolmenwood (OSR) All righty, this FREE installment of the B/X-Essentials series codifies some of the delightfully weird things that roam Dolmenwood on 12 pages, 1 of which is the front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with a brief foreword before introducing us to Dolmenwood’s elfs, the fairy elf, who has Charisma as a prime requisite. Contrary to standard rules, an elf may raise Cha by point swapping during character creation. The race-class requires at least 9 in Charisma, Dexterity and Intelligence. The race-class caps at level 10, […]

    B/X Essentials: Demihumans of Dolmenwood (OSR)

    B/X Essentials: Demihumans of Dolmenwood (OSR) All righty, this FREE installment of the B/X-Essentials series codifies some of the delightfully weird things that roam Dolmenwood on 12 pages, 1 of which is the front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with a brief foreword before introducing us to Dolmenwood’s elfs, the fairy elf, who has Charisma as a prime requisite. Contrary to standard rules, an elf may raise Cha by point swapping during character creation. The race-class requires at least 9 in Charisma, Dexterity and Intelligence. The race-class caps at level 10, […]

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  • Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Eldred Heavy Cruiser (SFRPG) This supplement for SFRPG clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Eldred Heavy Cruiser is a tier 10 ship with a total of 268 BP; as a Huge cruiser, it has a speed 0f 6 with average maneuverability, powered by a Nova Ultra core and studded with a signal basic drift engine, this cruiser also sports mk 4 armor and defenses as well as a mk 3 mono computer. With medium shields (200, equally distributed), this fellow has quite an arsenal: Mass driver and heavy torpedo launcher in the front, heavy laser cannons […]

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Eldred Heavy Cruiser (SFRPG)

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Eldred Heavy Cruiser (SFRPG) This supplement for SFRPG clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Eldred Heavy Cruiser is a tier 10 ship with a total of 268 BP; as a Huge cruiser, it has a speed 0f 6 with average maneuverability, powered by a Nova Ultra core and studded with a signal basic drift engine, this cruiser also sports mk 4 armor and defenses as well as a mk 3 mono computer. With medium shields (200, equally distributed), this fellow has quite an arsenal: Mass driver and heavy torpedo launcher in the front, heavy laser cannons […]

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  • Three Sorcerous Arts (5e) This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a page of introduction, the first sorcerous origin provided within would be Royal Sorcery. At first level, the noblesse oblige feature nets the friends cantrip, and targets affected do not notice that they were subjected to it. The feature also yields proficiency in Persuasion and the ability to reroll a natural 1 on any Charisma ability check, with the requirement to spend 2 sorcery points to do so. I like this, but the verbiage would have been more precise, if it stated whether Charisma-saves and Charisma-based skill-checks are […]

    Three Sorcerous Arts (5e)

    Three Sorcerous Arts (5e) This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a page of introduction, the first sorcerous origin provided within would be Royal Sorcery. At first level, the noblesse oblige feature nets the friends cantrip, and targets affected do not notice that they were subjected to it. The feature also yields proficiency in Persuasion and the ability to reroll a natural 1 on any Charisma ability check, with the requirement to spend 2 sorcery points to do so. I like this, but the verbiage would have been more precise, if it stated whether Charisma-saves and Charisma-based skill-checks are […]

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  • Trials of the Toy Makers (DCC) This module clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38.5 pages of content, though it should be noted that the content is laid out in booklet format (6’’ by 9’’/A5), and this means that you can theoretically fit multiple pages on a given sheet of paper.   This review is part of a request of one of my patreon supporters, who requested it to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, first things first: In spite of the cover being as cutesy as DCC is probably going to get, this is not necessarily for kids – it is […]

    Trials of the Toy Makers (DCC)

    Trials of the Toy Makers (DCC) This module clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38.5 pages of content, though it should be noted that the content is laid out in booklet format (6’’ by 9’’/A5), and this means that you can theoretically fit multiple pages on a given sheet of paper.   This review is part of a request of one of my patreon supporters, who requested it to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, first things first: In spite of the cover being as cutesy as DCC is probably going to get, this is not necessarily for kids – it is […]

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  • Lost Spells of Canthar – 10 Conjurations This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, some notes first: This review is, in a way, not necessarily fair. This pdf has been released quite a while back, and as such, the spells do not note whether they should be made available for the Advanced Class Guide classes or the Occult Adventures classes. In a way, this review is a check of how this held up. The supplement, in a way, is a continuation of the Transcendent 10-series, which is why I will tag them as such on […]

    Lost Spells of Canthar – 10 Conjurations

    Lost Spells of Canthar – 10 Conjurations This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, some notes first: This review is, in a way, not necessarily fair. This pdf has been released quite a while back, and as such, the spells do not note whether they should be made available for the Advanced Class Guide classes or the Occult Adventures classes. In a way, this review is a check of how this held up. The supplement, in a way, is a continuation of the Transcendent 10-series, which is why I will tag them as such on […]

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  • Languard Locations: High City (5e) This installment of the Languard Locations series, which details the different districts of the city of Languard in more detail, clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We have taken a look at where the unfortunate dwell, so let’s move to the other side of the Svart that almost bisects the town, let us take a look at where Languard’s elite dwells – and as such, we begin with an overview of the noble families of Languard, supplement by a half-page b/w-artwork. This section is followed […]

    Languard Locations: High City (5e)

    Languard Locations: High City (5e) This installment of the Languard Locations series, which details the different districts of the city of Languard in more detail, clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We have taken a look at where the unfortunate dwell, so let’s move to the other side of the Svart that almost bisects the town, let us take a look at where Languard’s elite dwells – and as such, we begin with an overview of the noble families of Languard, supplement by a half-page b/w-artwork. This section is followed […]

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  • Villains of Porphyra This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 8 pages of SRD, leaving us with 42 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’, pamphlet-style, which theoretically allows you to fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper, should you choose to print this supplement.   So, what do we get here? Well, basically what it says on the tin – this is no NPC Codex-style supplement that presents nameless adversaries and mook-fodder, but instead should be considered to be a collection of named and framed villains, ready to wreak havoc on your PCs. This obviously means that they all get their own piece […]

    Villains of Porphyra

    Villains of Porphyra This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 8 pages of SRD, leaving us with 42 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’, pamphlet-style, which theoretically allows you to fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper, should you choose to print this supplement.   So, what do we get here? Well, basically what it says on the tin – this is no NPC Codex-style supplement that presents nameless adversaries and mook-fodder, but instead should be considered to be a collection of named and framed villains, ready to wreak havoc on your PCs. This obviously means that they all get their own piece […]

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  • Intrigue Archetypes This collection of archetypes, nominally associated with the Curse of the Crimson Throne plug-ins, clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages introduction/how to use, 2 pages ToC/explanation of references, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We first begin this supplement with a total of 10 different archetypes, the first of which would be the Cityscape hierophant, a druid who receives a modified class skill list (losing nature skills, but gaining social skills, Knowledge (nobility) etc.) and similarly, proficiencies are modified: The archetype gets access to clubs, crossbows […]

    Intrigue Archetypes

    Intrigue Archetypes This collection of archetypes, nominally associated with the Curse of the Crimson Throne plug-ins, clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages introduction/how to use, 2 pages ToC/explanation of references, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We first begin this supplement with a total of 10 different archetypes, the first of which would be the Cityscape hierophant, a druid who receives a modified class skill list (losing nature skills, but gaining social skills, Knowledge (nobility) etc.) and similarly, proficiencies are modified: The archetype gets access to clubs, crossbows […]

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  • Dragon Thanes of Porphyra This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series was sponsored by the Purple Duck Games patreon and clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a brief summary of a variety of different in-character prose pieces before diving into what exactly dragon thanes are – in short, they are draconic gods or demigods, on a power-level with Porphyra’s elemental lords, psychopomp ushers, archdevils – you get the idea. Before we go into the nit and grit of the pdf, we actually get a handy table that lists the respective thanes with names, alignment, worshipers, domains […]

    Dragon Thanes of Porphyra

    Dragon Thanes of Porphyra This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series was sponsored by the Purple Duck Games patreon and clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a brief summary of a variety of different in-character prose pieces before diving into what exactly dragon thanes are – in short, they are draconic gods or demigods, on a power-level with Porphyra’s elemental lords, psychopomp ushers, archdevils – you get the idea. Before we go into the nit and grit of the pdf, we actually get a handy table that lists the respective thanes with names, alignment, worshipers, domains […]

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