13th Age Monthly Archive

  • 13th Age Monthly: 7 Icon Campaign (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, 7 icons, hmm? Concept-wise, the following have been combined: Dwarf king and crusader (=Dwarf King), emperor and gold wyrm )=Golden One), archmage and priestess (=Hierophant), diabolist and lich king (=Queen of Hell), the three and prince of shadows (= The Three), elf queen and high druid (=The Wild Queen). The Orc lord is still just the orc lord – no combination there.   The new icons do come with new sample options – the servants of the Dwarf King may […]

    13th Age Monthly: 7 Icon Campaign (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: 7 Icon Campaign (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, 7 icons, hmm? Concept-wise, the following have been combined: Dwarf king and crusader (=Dwarf King), emperor and gold wyrm )=Golden One), archmage and priestess (=Hierophant), diabolist and lich king (=Queen of Hell), the three and prince of shadows (= The Three), elf queen and high druid (=The Wild Queen). The Orc lord is still just the orc lord – no combination there.   The new icons do come with new sample options – the servants of the Dwarf King may […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Echo and Gauntlet (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what do we get this time around? Well, it is no secret that demonic corruption spreads like a plague across the Dragon Empire, held in check by the dubious methods of the Crusader – herein, we are introduced to two of his more refined weapons, the first of which is the eponymous Echo: A bleak hellscape of post-apocalyptic ruins, this desolate place allows for the sifting through time, adding a tangible 4th dimensional element to narrative structure, one further developed […]

    13th Age Monthly: Echo and Gauntlet (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Echo and Gauntlet (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what do we get this time around? Well, it is no secret that demonic corruption spreads like a plague across the Dragon Empire, held in check by the dubious methods of the Crusader – herein, we are introduced to two of his more refined weapons, the first of which is the eponymous Echo: A bleak hellscape of post-apocalyptic ruins, this desolate place allows for the sifting through time, adding a tangible 4th dimensional element to narrative structure, one further developed […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Kroma Draconics This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so, personal antipathy aside, there seem to be a lot of players who enjoy playing dragon-people and the variant race introduced back in the day, so here, we actually get chromatic draconics fully depicted – though their moniker, “kroma”, obvious is shorter…and hence the one most widely used. The cool thing in this installment of 13th Age Monthly, at least as far as I’m concerned, is that the race now is no afterthought-option anymore: With evocative 13 things that might be true […]

    13th Age Monthly: Kroma Draconics (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Kroma Draconics This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so, personal antipathy aside, there seem to be a lot of players who enjoy playing dragon-people and the variant race introduced back in the day, so here, we actually get chromatic draconics fully depicted – though their moniker, “kroma”, obvious is shorter…and hence the one most widely used. The cool thing in this installment of 13th Age Monthly, at least as far as I’m concerned, is that the race now is no afterthought-option anymore: With evocative 13 things that might be true […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Sharpe Initiatives: Earthgouger (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s…wait.   Wait a second. This is actually a small module, so from here on out reign the SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs here? Great! Remember my review of “The Strangling Sea“? Well, the PCs may have made the acquaintance of notoriously unreliable and downright nasty inventor genius Inigo Sharpe. Well, the dwarven explorer Greta Silvervein has found something – a massive construct, but none of the regular folks knows how to get it going. Enter […]

    13th Age Monthly: Sharpe Initiatives: Earthgouger (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Sharpe Initiatives: Earthgouger (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s…wait.   Wait a second. This is actually a small module, so from here on out reign the SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs here? Great! Remember my review of “The Strangling Sea“? Well, the PCs may have made the acquaintance of notoriously unreliable and downright nasty inventor genius Inigo Sharpe. Well, the dwarven explorer Greta Silvervein has found something – a massive construct, but none of the regular folks knows how to get it going. Enter […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Summoning Spells (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   13 True Ways introduced summoning for two new classes – druid and necromancer, and now, we get rules for the core-classes as well – but can they stand up? Do they maintain balance? Let’s take a look! Summoning creatures is a standard action and they take their action immediately after the summoner in the initiative order. Summoned creatures fight until the end of the battle or until reduced to 0 hp – if they are defeated, you take psychic damage equal to […]

    13th Age Monthly: Summoning Spells (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Summoning Spells (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   13 True Ways introduced summoning for two new classes – druid and necromancer, and now, we get rules for the core-classes as well – but can they stand up? Do they maintain balance? Let’s take a look! Summoning creatures is a standard action and they take their action immediately after the summoner in the initiative order. Summoned creatures fight until the end of the battle or until reduced to 0 hp – if they are defeated, you take psychic damage equal to […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Eidolons (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, where an eidolon, named night, on a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime, Out of space – out of time.   Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It’s my immediate association whenever I hear the word “eidolon” – and no, in 13th Age, they are not the customizable pets of summoners. Instead, eidolons are pretty […]

    13th Age Monthly: Eidolons (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Eidolons (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, where an eidolon, named night, on a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime, Out of space – out of time.   Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It’s my immediate association whenever I hear the word “eidolon” – and no, in 13th Age, they are not the customizable pets of summoners. Instead, eidolons are pretty […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Children of the Icons This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The most common (and imho boring) unique thing imaginable – you’re a child of an icon! Congrats! Bet you’ve never seen that one before, right? Sorry, but when the icons themselves are basically archetypes, being kin to one is an archetype of its own. The fluff-only write-ups of the respective icon-parentages are pretty solid, with different pieces of advice each: A child of the archmage may be grow in a vat or a living seal of an elemental pact…or he may have […]

    13th Age Monthly: Children of the Icons (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Children of the Icons This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The most common (and imho boring) unique thing imaginable – you’re a child of an icon! Congrats! Bet you’ve never seen that one before, right? Sorry, but when the icons themselves are basically archetypes, being kin to one is an archetype of its own. The fluff-only write-ups of the respective icon-parentages are pretty solid, with different pieces of advice each: A child of the archmage may be grow in a vat or a living seal of an elemental pact…or he may have […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Candles, Clay and Dancing Shoes (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what this pdf provides is interesting – we get items that are obviously the result of the craftsmanship of minor sorcerors, here called alchemists and talismancers – basically, everyday items. However, beyond the basic concept provided, each item sports 13 rumors related to it, some of which may be true, some of which may be false…all depending on the GM. This customization option is something I truly cherish here…so what do the items do?   The first item […]

    13th Age Monthly: Candles, Clay and Dancing Shoes (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Candles, Clay and Dancing Shoes (13th Age) This installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what this pdf provides is interesting – we get items that are obviously the result of the craftsmanship of minor sorcerors, here called alchemists and talismancers – basically, everyday items. However, beyond the basic concept provided, each item sports 13 rumors related to it, some of which may be true, some of which may be false…all depending on the GM. This customization option is something I truly cherish here…so what do the items do?   The first item […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Temples of the Frog Folk This installment in 13th Age’s monthly series of supplemental pdfs clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf portrays basically an ecology on frog folk – but why did no one write about them? Well, there is this odd phenomenon – all who write about the frog folk seem to experience unpleasant accidents…and 13 reasons for the paranoia exhibited by and surrounding the frog folk are given: For example, what if ALL gods hate the frog folk, as they are a cosmic mishap? Or what if their skulls contain the fables toadstones?   […]

    13th Age Monthly: Temples of the Frog Folk (13th Age)

    13th Age Monthly: Temples of the Frog Folk This installment in 13th Age’s monthly series of supplemental pdfs clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf portrays basically an ecology on frog folk – but why did no one write about them? Well, there is this odd phenomenon – all who write about the frog folk seem to experience unpleasant accidents…and 13 reasons for the paranoia exhibited by and surrounding the frog folk are given: For example, what if ALL gods hate the frog folk, as they are a cosmic mishap? Or what if their skulls contain the fables toadstones?   […]

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  • 13th Age Monthly: Dragonriding The first installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   There are few images so iconic in fantasy, there are few things as contended as the act of dragonriding. As such, it should come as no surprise that this pdf opens with a kind of disclaimer: Whether this happens often or not, ultimately is up to the GM – and that’s a good thing, at least in my book. Why? Because this is one of those reviews, where I sit down and swallow my personal preferences: Basically, I think dragonriding should be something that […]

    13th Age Monthly: Dragonriding

    13th Age Monthly: Dragonriding The first installment of 13th Age Monthly clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   There are few images so iconic in fantasy, there are few things as contended as the act of dragonriding. As such, it should come as no surprise that this pdf opens with a kind of disclaimer: Whether this happens often or not, ultimately is up to the GM – and that’s a good thing, at least in my book. Why? Because this is one of those reviews, where I sit down and swallow my personal preferences: Basically, I think dragonriding should be something that […]

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