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  • Village Backdrop: Laewas 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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the dressing habits […]

    Village Backdrop: Laewas

    Village Backdrop: Laewas 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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the dressing habits […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Laewas (5e) 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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the dressing […]

    Village Backdrop: Laewas (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Laewas (5e) 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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the dressing […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Laewas (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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the […]

    Village Backdrop: Laewas (system neutral)

    Village Backdrop: Laewas (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!   Laewas, at first glance, looks like your run-of-the-mill farmer’s village – a bit ramshackle and decayed, maybe, but nothing special. At first glance. Village life continues – wives walk the streets, carpenters work, parents shepherd their playing children. The inhabitants laugh and gossip in the sun. There is a single elf, and some halflings roam the streets.   The usual information provided does enhance this sense of normalcy – the […]

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  • Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (OSR) This supplement clocks in at roughly 27 pages if you take away editorial, ToC, etc. – why “roughly”? Page Zero contains an etymological definition of “Lunacy” that blends actual fact with some fantastic tidbits, and the final page has only approximately half a page of text, so it comes out at this page-count.   If the title wasn’t ample clue, this supplement does deal with madness to a degree and starts with a proper disclaimer. Personally, I consider it laudable, yet also a bit sad that nowadays, our elfgame-supplements, particularly ones like this, need such a disclaimer. To contextualize this: The supplement is probably as PG-13 as can be.  This is not a horror […]

    Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (OSR)

    Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (OSR) This supplement clocks in at roughly 27 pages if you take away editorial, ToC, etc. – why “roughly”? Page Zero contains an etymological definition of “Lunacy” that blends actual fact with some fantastic tidbits, and the final page has only approximately half a page of text, so it comes out at this page-count.   If the title wasn’t ample clue, this supplement does deal with madness to a degree and starts with a proper disclaimer. Personally, I consider it laudable, yet also a bit sad that nowadays, our elfgame-supplements, particularly ones like this, need such a disclaimer. To contextualize this: The supplement is probably as PG-13 as can be.  This is not a horror […]

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  • Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (5e) This supplement clocks in at roughly 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page mission statement, 1 page back cover. It also features a brief etymology of the word “lunacy” on one otherwise mostly blank page, one that blends the real and fantastic in a pretty smart manner. As a whole, we thus have approximately 27 pages of content. If the title wasn’t ample clue, this supplement does deal with madness to a degree and starts with a proper disclaimer. Personally, I consider it laudable, yet also a bit sad that nowadays, our elfgame-supplements, particularly ones like this, need such a disclaimer. To contextualize this: The supplement is […]

    Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (5e)

    Lands of Lunacy Setting Guide (5e) This supplement clocks in at roughly 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page mission statement, 1 page back cover. It also features a brief etymology of the word “lunacy” on one otherwise mostly blank page, one that blends the real and fantastic in a pretty smart manner. As a whole, we thus have approximately 27 pages of content. If the title wasn’t ample clue, this supplement does deal with madness to a degree and starts with a proper disclaimer. Personally, I consider it laudable, yet also a bit sad that nowadays, our elfgame-supplements, particularly ones like this, need such a disclaimer. To contextualize this: The supplement is […]

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  • Colossus, Arise! (DCC) This adventure clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue, as one of my patreon supports asked me to cover the DCC modules at my convenience.   So, as always, this Dungeon Crawl Classics module does come with a list of encounters; as (almost) always, we have exceedingly well-written read-aloud prose, and, on the less amazing side of things, the cartography provided is awesome, but lacks player-friendly versions, which means that only the judge ever gets to see them – unless you enjoy immersion-breaking […]

    Colossus, Arise! (DCC)

    Colossus, Arise! (DCC) This adventure clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue, as one of my patreon supports asked me to cover the DCC modules at my convenience.   So, as always, this Dungeon Crawl Classics module does come with a list of encounters; as (almost) always, we have exceedingly well-written read-aloud prose, and, on the less amazing side of things, the cartography provided is awesome, but lacks player-friendly versions, which means that only the judge ever gets to see them – unless you enjoy immersion-breaking […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (system neutral) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Edgewood can pretty much be a somewhat isolated town, though not excessively so; it lies at the edge of the Shadetimber woods, and it is subject to woes. Founded roughly a hundred years ago, it wasn’t affected by major upheavals since its founding, but in spite of this, the town hasn’t seen much population growth since […]

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (system neutral)

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (system neutral) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Edgewood can pretty much be a somewhat isolated town, though not excessively so; it lies at the edge of the Shadetimber woods, and it is subject to woes. Founded roughly a hundred years ago, it wasn’t affected by major upheavals since its founding, but in spite of this, the town hasn’t seen much population growth since […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (5e) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Edgewood can pretty much be a somewhat isolated town, though not excessively so; it lies at the edge of the Shadetimber woods, and it is subject to woes. Founded roughly a hundred years ago, it wasn’t affected by major upheavals since its founding, but in spite of this, the town hasn’t seen much population growth since the […]

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 (5e) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Edgewood can pretty much be a somewhat isolated town, though not excessively so; it lies at the edge of the Shadetimber woods, and it is subject to woes. Founded roughly a hundred years ago, it wasn’t affected by major upheavals since its founding, but in spite of this, the town hasn’t seen much population growth since the […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Okay, if you don’t have the original PFRPG-version, get this right now – it’s one of the best Village Backdrops! This review will very much take the previous version into account and offer the perspective of how this update fares in comparison to the original and whether it’s worth getting again if you own the original.   Edgewood […]

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0

    Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0 This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, one of which is a pretty epic b/w-map of mythic Gloamhold and surrounding area, so let’s take a look at the settlement   Okay, if you don’t have the original PFRPG-version, get this right now – it’s one of the best Village Backdrops! This review will very much take the previous version into account and offer the perspective of how this update fares in comparison to the original and whether it’s worth getting again if you own the original.   Edgewood […]

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  • The Fall of Mith: Mithos Manor (revised edition) (5e) The revised edition of the first module in the Fall of Mith-series clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 68 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Yes, before you ask – this is the start of an planned series, but for once, I wouldn’t advise in favor of waiting until the entire series is released, for the book utilizes a pretty clever suggested hook (which you should employ) that allows it to be seamlessly slotted into pretty much any setting or ongoing series of adventures you choose/currently play. The module is also entirely self-contained.   This […]

    The Fall of Mith: Mithos Manor (revised edition) (5e)

    The Fall of Mith: Mithos Manor (revised edition) (5e) The revised edition of the first module in the Fall of Mith-series clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 68 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Yes, before you ask – this is the start of an planned series, but for once, I wouldn’t advise in favor of waiting until the entire series is released, for the book utilizes a pretty clever suggested hook (which you should employ) that allows it to be seamlessly slotted into pretty much any setting or ongoing series of adventures you choose/currently play. The module is also entirely self-contained.   This […]

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  • Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Destroyer (SFRPG) This installment of the ship-centric Galaxy Pirates-supplements clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD; leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, this pdf includes two different versions of destroyers, the first of which would be the regular one –the Slavern Destroyer is a tier 5 large destroyer that is powered by an arcus ultra power core, and kept afloat by L6 thrusters and a basic computer. Budget medium-range sensors alongside a mk 5 armor and mk 4 defenses are included; common crew quarters and 4 expansion bays generate a somewhat Spartan sense here. Shield-wise, we have evenly-distributed light 60 shields. […]

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Destroyer (SFRPG)

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Destroyer (SFRPG) This installment of the ship-centric Galaxy Pirates-supplements clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD; leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, this pdf includes two different versions of destroyers, the first of which would be the regular one –the Slavern Destroyer is a tier 5 large destroyer that is powered by an arcus ultra power core, and kept afloat by L6 thrusters and a basic computer. Budget medium-range sensors alongside a mk 5 armor and mk 4 defenses are included; common crew quarters and 4 expansion bays generate a somewhat Spartan sense here. Shield-wise, we have evenly-distributed light 60 shields. […]

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  • Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD…and that’s it – the rest are 36 pages of content so let’s take a look!   Now, in case you were wondering: Porphyra RPG is basically an evolution of first edition Pathfinder. While the system has a couple of differences when compared to PF1, it is close enough to it to allow for pretty seamless use of PF1-content. The Porphyra RPG has finally left beta-status behind, so expect to see me take a look at it in detail very soon.   Okay, so, that out of the way, why should you care about yet another […]

    Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD…and that’s it – the rest are 36 pages of content so let’s take a look!   Now, in case you were wondering: Porphyra RPG is basically an evolution of first edition Pathfinder. While the system has a couple of differences when compared to PF1, it is close enough to it to allow for pretty seamless use of PF1-content. The Porphyra RPG has finally left beta-status behind, so expect to see me take a look at it in detail very soon.   Okay, so, that out of the way, why should you care about yet another […]

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  • Starfarer Adversaries: Void Banshees (SFRPG) This installment of the Starfarer Adversaries-series clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 3 pages of content, one page of which is devoted to a one-page version of the creature-artwork, suitable to act as a handout.   All right, in space nobody hears you scream? Well, kind of. But some undead, namely the void banshee, send distress signals through the bleak infinity, compelled to investigate. The pdf presents three different iterations of the void banshee – one at CR 3, one at CR 7 and one at CR 12. Void banshees are incorporeal undead. They have perfect maneuverability and should specify, […]

    Starfarer Adversaries: Void Banshees (SFRPG)

    Starfarer Adversaries: Void Banshees (SFRPG) This installment of the Starfarer Adversaries-series clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 3 pages of content, one page of which is devoted to a one-page version of the creature-artwork, suitable to act as a handout.   All right, in space nobody hears you scream? Well, kind of. But some undead, namely the void banshee, send distress signals through the bleak infinity, compelled to investigate. The pdf presents three different iterations of the void banshee – one at CR 3, one at CR 7 and one at CR 12. Void banshees are incorporeal undead. They have perfect maneuverability and should specify, […]

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  • Psionics Augmented: Voyager This installment of the Psionics Augmented-series clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 16.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf depicts the new voyager base class, which is unique in plenty of ways, but we’ll get to that later. The voyager gets d6 HD, 6 + Intelligence modifier skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and one martial weapon as well as light armor and shields, excluding tower shields. The voyager may, starting at 1st level, use Disable Device to disable magic traps, and when doing so, may expend psionic focus to roll twice on the Disable […]

    Psionics Augmented: Voyager

    Psionics Augmented: Voyager This installment of the Psionics Augmented-series clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 16.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf depicts the new voyager base class, which is unique in plenty of ways, but we’ll get to that later. The voyager gets d6 HD, 6 + Intelligence modifier skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons and one martial weapon as well as light armor and shields, excluding tower shields. The voyager may, starting at 1st level, use Disable Device to disable magic traps, and when doing so, may expend psionic focus to roll twice on the Disable […]

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  • The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page kickstarter-thanks, 1 page ToC, 1 page to track monster hit points, 1 page to note down dead PCs, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   We begin this module with a brief author’s commentary before getting into the nit and grit of things. This module is intended for 4 – 5 level 1 – 2 characters, and the rules employed are LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) and may be easily adapted to other OSR-games. My review […]

    The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem (OSR)

    The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page kickstarter-thanks, 1 page ToC, 1 page to track monster hit points, 1 page to note down dead PCs, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   We begin this module with a brief author’s commentary before getting into the nit and grit of things. This module is intended for 4 – 5 level 1 – 2 characters, and the rules employed are LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) and may be easily adapted to other OSR-games. My review […]

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  • Everyman Minis. Squishikin Options This Mini, exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle, clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The introduction-page recaps what a squishikin is (basically, a construct that became sentient by intense positive emotions), with a cool sample fluff write-up, Biddle Bear, provided.   (And yes, you should get the amazing Everyman Mini: Squishikins – they’re awesome, and I assume familiarity with the race here.)   We begin with 6 new alternate racial traits, the first of which would be Abnormal Facsimile, which lets you make aberration (+2 racial bonus to saves vs. disease, […]

    Everyman Minis. Squishikin Options

    Everyman Minis. Squishikin Options This Mini, exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle, clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The introduction-page recaps what a squishikin is (basically, a construct that became sentient by intense positive emotions), with a cool sample fluff write-up, Biddle Bear, provided.   (And yes, you should get the amazing Everyman Mini: Squishikins – they’re awesome, and I assume familiarity with the race here.)   We begin with 6 new alternate racial traits, the first of which would be Abnormal Facsimile, which lets you make aberration (+2 racial bonus to saves vs. disease, […]

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  • The Undercroft #3 (OSR) The third installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 23 pages, one of which is the editorial, which, unlike in many comparable publications, I actually find myself reading more often than not; this leaves us with 22 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); my review is based on the print copy, which is a well-made saddle-stitched booklet.   Okay, so you’ll notice something pretty unique here, in that this ‘zine contains 2 different articles and a short story; the short story is penned by Alex Clements and focuses on what happens when a youthful warrior and an old warrior meet at a bridge and come to an impasse that has to result […]

    The Undercroft #3 (OSR)

    The Undercroft #3 (OSR) The third installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 23 pages, one of which is the editorial, which, unlike in many comparable publications, I actually find myself reading more often than not; this leaves us with 22 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); my review is based on the print copy, which is a well-made saddle-stitched booklet.   Okay, so you’ll notice something pretty unique here, in that this ‘zine contains 2 different articles and a short story; the short story is penned by Alex Clements and focuses on what happens when a youthful warrior and an old warrior meet at a bridge and come to an impasse that has to result […]

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  • Everyman Minis: Soulless This Everyman Mini clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let‘s take a look!   So, on the introductory page, we have a brief summary of the triumvirate of body, mind and soul and what they mean. For the purpose of this book, the body is the vessel that contains the mind and soul, acting as the medium by which mind and soul interact; undead result from minds so strong as to animate bodies without a soul. The mind is a waking consciousness, and includes the sense of self, and represents the medium by which mortals make decisions and act […]

    Everyman Minis: Soulless

    Everyman Minis: Soulless This Everyman Mini clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let‘s take a look!   So, on the introductory page, we have a brief summary of the triumvirate of body, mind and soul and what they mean. For the purpose of this book, the body is the vessel that contains the mind and soul, acting as the medium by which mind and soul interact; undead result from minds so strong as to animate bodies without a soul. The mind is a waking consciousness, and includes the sense of self, and represents the medium by which mortals make decisions and act […]

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  • Everyman Minis: Familiar Archetypes This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter-bundle and clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first, some rules: Shapechanging familiars must have the same archetype for all forms, and improved familiar abilities don’t stack with those of familiar archetypes that alters or replaces the variable bonus a familiar grants or the ability to speak with animals of its kind.   The pdf contains 8 familiar archetypes: The figurine familiar replaces emphatic bond with the change shape universal monster ability and the familiar may assume the form of a stone figurine […]

    Everyman Minis: Familiar Archetypes

    Everyman Minis: Familiar Archetypes This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter-bundle and clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first, some rules: Shapechanging familiars must have the same archetype for all forms, and improved familiar abilities don’t stack with those of familiar archetypes that alters or replaces the variable bonus a familiar grants or the ability to speak with animals of its kind.   The pdf contains 8 familiar archetypes: The figurine familiar replaces emphatic bond with the change shape universal monster ability and the familiar may assume the form of a stone figurine […]

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  • Mortzengersturm, the Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look   So, did the cover remind you of old Tex Avery cartoons or old-school loony toons that were fun and not necessarily politically correct? Well, then you’ve nailed the aesthetics of this adventure. The art by Jeff Call is nigh perfect for the novel and interesting take herein that consciously draws upon quite a few nostalgic components – Mortzengersturm does look a bit like a lion king-usurper planning on establishing a 1000-year reich of hyena. (As an aside – the […]

    Mortzengersturm, the Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak (5e)

    Mortzengersturm, the Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look   So, did the cover remind you of old Tex Avery cartoons or old-school loony toons that were fun and not necessarily politically correct? Well, then you’ve nailed the aesthetics of this adventure. The art by Jeff Call is nigh perfect for the novel and interesting take herein that consciously draws upon quite a few nostalgic components – Mortzengersturm does look a bit like a lion king-usurper planning on establishing a 1000-year reich of hyena. (As an aside – the […]

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  • Everyman Minis: Everyman Races This „Mini“ is only available as part of the Klickstarter bundle, and clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages of SRD, leaving us with an impressive23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief history of some races previously introduced in other systems, we dive right into the first of the racial write-ups, which deserves some explanation: Much to my joy, the respective racial write-ups do feature pretty detailed notes on physical descriptions, physiology, life cycle, culture, cuisine and relationships with other races. This is particularly nice, since the racial write ups take the best of both worlds in a manner of speaking. The helpful […]

    Everyman Minis: Everyman Races

    Everyman Minis: Everyman Races This „Mini“ is only available as part of the Klickstarter bundle, and clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages of SRD, leaving us with an impressive23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief history of some races previously introduced in other systems, we dive right into the first of the racial write-ups, which deserves some explanation: Much to my joy, the respective racial write-ups do feature pretty detailed notes on physical descriptions, physiology, life cycle, culture, cuisine and relationships with other races. This is particularly nice, since the racial write ups take the best of both worlds in a manner of speaking. The helpful […]

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  • The Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein) This supplement clocks in at 125 pages of content, already accounting for editorial, covers, etc. –so quite a lot of material!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange of a fair and unbiased review. This review is based on the print-version of the book.   All right, as you know by now, I tend to write Falkenstein-reviews in character, but here, this is not feasible, as the content within this book contains a plethora of metaplot spoilers. As usually, we have a book here that is written in character, which means that, in spite of having quite an impressive amount of […]

    The Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein)

    The Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein) This supplement clocks in at 125 pages of content, already accounting for editorial, covers, etc. –so quite a lot of material!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange of a fair and unbiased review. This review is based on the print-version of the book.   All right, as you know by now, I tend to write Falkenstein-reviews in character, but here, this is not feasible, as the content within this book contains a plethora of metaplot spoilers. As usually, we have a book here that is written in character, which means that, in spite of having quite an impressive amount of […]

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  • Star Log.EM: Mephians (SFRPG) This installment of the Star Log.EM-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Mephians in the Xa-Osoro system are natives of Terros, a relaxed and community-driven species that has endured their fair share of prejudice, courtesy of their looks and ability to exude a type of musk akin to the skunks they resemble. And yes, get out all your Pepe Le Pew jokes now. 🙂 (As aside, a mephian Casanova with Gambit-esque ambitions was pretty much immediately a compelling character-concept I came up with…)   The pdf presents a mephian subtype graft, but fails […]

    Star Log.EM: Mephians (SFRPG)

    Star Log.EM: Mephians (SFRPG) This installment of the Star Log.EM-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Mephians in the Xa-Osoro system are natives of Terros, a relaxed and community-driven species that has endured their fair share of prejudice, courtesy of their looks and ability to exude a type of musk akin to the skunks they resemble. And yes, get out all your Pepe Le Pew jokes now. 🙂 (As aside, a mephian Casanova with Gambit-esque ambitions was pretty much immediately a compelling character-concept I came up with…)   The pdf presents a mephian subtype graft, but fails […]

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  • Everyman Minis: Perplexingly Bizarre Archetypes This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle. It clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 3 pages fo SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so, let me take you on a brief journey – what you may not know: When archetypes first showed up, they were options available for all classes and pioneered by Super Genius Games, the precursor-version of Rogue Genius Games. When Paizo adapted the concept, they went class-specific with it, and the rest is history.   Why is this relevant? Because we have moved back to this concept herein, or forward […]

    Everyman Minis: Perplexingly Bizarre Archetypes

    Everyman Minis: Perplexingly Bizarre Archetypes This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle. It clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 3 pages fo SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so, let me take you on a brief journey – what you may not know: When archetypes first showed up, they were options available for all classes and pioneered by Super Genius Games, the precursor-version of Rogue Genius Games. When Paizo adapted the concept, they went class-specific with it, and the rest is history.   Why is this relevant? Because we have moved back to this concept herein, or forward […]

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  • Everyman Minis: Bloodrager Bloodlines This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle. It clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   On the introductory page, we have a new feat, namely Bloodsurge, which requires bloodcasting and bloodrage as well as the option to cast one or more bloodline spells. While bloodraging, this lets you expend 4 rounds of bloodrage to cast one bloodline spell sans provoking an AoO, casting against your regular daily spell allotment. Also, while bloodraging, you increase spell save DC by +2 for bloodrager spells, which later scales up to +3 and +4, […]

    Everyman Minis: Bloodrager Bloodlines

    Everyman Minis: Bloodrager Bloodlines This Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter bundle. It clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   On the introductory page, we have a new feat, namely Bloodsurge, which requires bloodcasting and bloodrage as well as the option to cast one or more bloodline spells. While bloodraging, this lets you expend 4 rounds of bloodrage to cast one bloodline spell sans provoking an AoO, casting against your regular daily spell allotment. Also, while bloodraging, you increase spell save DC by +2 for bloodrager spells, which later scales up to +3 and +4, […]

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  • The Colossal Creatures Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 91 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 87 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so there are a couple of things to note from the get-go; number one would be that this bestiary, if the page-count and low price point was not sufficient indicator enough for you, does not feature original artworks. I mention this because I know that it’s relevant as far as creatures are concerned for some folks; the interior artwork is a blending of b/w stock art and public domain pieces. As someone who always values content over shiny visuals, I have […]

    The Colossal Creatures Bestiary

    The Colossal Creatures Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 91 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 87 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so there are a couple of things to note from the get-go; number one would be that this bestiary, if the page-count and low price point was not sufficient indicator enough for you, does not feature original artworks. I mention this because I know that it’s relevant as far as creatures are concerned for some folks; the interior artwork is a blending of b/w stock art and public domain pieces. As someone who always values content over shiny visuals, I have […]

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  • Everyman Minis: More Unchained Bard Masterpieces (Revised Edition) The second Everyman Mini that features new masterpieces for the potent Unchained Bard clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction (not featuring the glyph-key this time around, but that’s a minor comfort detriment. Still, there’d be enough space… – but hey, the masterpiece write-ups feature the pretty self-explanatory glyphs), 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look! In case you were wondering, btw.: This Everyman Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter-bundle.   We start off with two new 1st level masterpieces, the first of which would be the Dance of Infinite Steps for […]

    Everyman Minis: More Unchained Bard Masterpieces (Revised Edition)

    Everyman Minis: More Unchained Bard Masterpieces (Revised Edition) The second Everyman Mini that features new masterpieces for the potent Unchained Bard clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction (not featuring the glyph-key this time around, but that’s a minor comfort detriment. Still, there’d be enough space… – but hey, the masterpiece write-ups feature the pretty self-explanatory glyphs), 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look! In case you were wondering, btw.: This Everyman Mini is exclusively available as part of the Klickstarter-bundle.   We start off with two new 1st level masterpieces, the first of which would be the Dance of Infinite Steps for […]

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