Alex Riggs Archive

  • Mythic Monsters: Robots This installment of Legendary Games’ critically acclaimed mythic monsters-series clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction/how to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 21 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   All right, the Technology Guide introduced Cybertech to PFRPG and, fittingly, this installment’s introductory bonus content deals with such options; namely, robotic implants, of which a total of 5 are provided. The first of these would be the cyberlink, which attaches to the frontal cortex (occupying the brain slot, implantation 4, […]

    Mythic Monsters: Robots

    Mythic Monsters: Robots This installment of Legendary Games’ critically acclaimed mythic monsters-series clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction/how to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 21 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   All right, the Technology Guide introduced Cybertech to PFRPG and, fittingly, this installment’s introductory bonus content deals with such options; namely, robotic implants, of which a total of 5 are provided. The first of these would be the cyberlink, which attaches to the frontal cortex (occupying the brain slot, implantation 4, […]

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  • Scorpions of Perdition This module clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of introduction/how to use, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 8th and 9th level characters and can be easily inserted into Iron Gods, obviously… …and that is pretty much as far as I can go without going into SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs left? Great! The Drifter has wandered the ominously named region of “The Dust” for as long as anyone can remember, hunting […]

    Scorpions of Perdition

    Scorpions of Perdition This module clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of introduction/how to use, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 8th and 9th level characters and can be easily inserted into Iron Gods, obviously… …and that is pretty much as far as I can go without going into SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs left? Great! The Drifter has wandered the ominously named region of “The Dust” for as long as anyone can remember, hunting […]

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  • The Lost Library of Thoth This little module is intended to be played either during the second or third part (levels 6 – 8) of the Mummy’s Mask AP and clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of module, though, as always with Legendary Games, these are pretty tightly packed, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs left? Great! Whether as a means for information gathering to fill in blanks the PCs failed to get […]

    The Lost Library of Thoth

    The Lost Library of Thoth This little module is intended to be played either during the second or third part (levels 6 – 8) of the Mummy’s Mask AP and clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of module, though, as always with Legendary Games, these are pretty tightly packed, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs left? Great! Whether as a means for information gathering to fill in blanks the PCs failed to get […]

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  • Occult Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at a whopping 271 pages, though 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC and 1/3rd of a page decrease that down to 267 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me  deal with the confusion for a second that this review undoubtedly will cause. Yes, I usually only do 3pp material. This has several reasons: For one, I want to showcase the fringe of gaming, the evocative books that push the envelope. Secondly, I’m not particularly affluent, to say the least and want to reward the publishers that do send me their books. Well, I obviously *HAVE* to get the […]

    Occult Adventures

    Occult Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at a whopping 271 pages, though 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC and 1/3rd of a page decrease that down to 267 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me  deal with the confusion for a second that this review undoubtedly will cause. Yes, I usually only do 3pp material. This has several reasons: For one, I want to showcase the fringe of gaming, the evocative books that push the envelope. Secondly, I’m not particularly affluent, to say the least and want to reward the publishers that do send me their books. Well, I obviously *HAVE* to get the […]

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  • Shrine of Serpents This AP-plug-in clocks in at 23 pages, 2 pages front cover (it’s also the last page of the pdf), 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/how-to use, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 14 pages for the module herein, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended to be played between module 3 and 4 of the Mummy’s Mask AP and is targeted at 8-10th level PCs, but, being a dungeon, it works equally well in any quasi-Egyptian context or in any context that uses a certain Sword & Sorcery aesthetic.   That out of the way, this is an adventure-review and […]

    Shrine of Serpents

    Shrine of Serpents This AP-plug-in clocks in at 23 pages, 2 pages front cover (it’s also the last page of the pdf), 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/how-to use, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 14 pages for the module herein, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended to be played between module 3 and 4 of the Mummy’s Mask AP and is targeted at 8-10th level PCs, but, being a dungeon, it works equally well in any quasi-Egyptian context or in any context that uses a certain Sword & Sorcery aesthetic.   That out of the way, this is an adventure-review and […]

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  • Wardens of the Wild (PFRPG/5e) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 217 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of KS-thanks, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 210 pages of content, so let’s take a look.   But before we do: I was a stretchgoal for this book and thus, this will be more of a general overview and the following will not consider a rating  -you won’t find me picking apart content or the like in the following text, as I instead try to provide a general idea of what you can find in this book.   Got that? Great! We begin this massive book with an introduction and a short […]

    Wardens of the Wild (PFRPG/5e)

    Wardens of the Wild (PFRPG/5e) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 217 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of KS-thanks, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 210 pages of content, so let’s take a look.   But before we do: I was a stretchgoal for this book and thus, this will be more of a general overview and the following will not consider a rating  -you won’t find me picking apart content or the like in the following text, as I instead try to provide a general idea of what you can find in this book.   Got that? Great! We begin this massive book with an introduction and a short […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Egypt This installment of the Mythic Monsters-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf, as has become the tradition, with supplemental material – which, this time around, would actually be mythic upgrades for two class options: The first would a mythic modification of the archaeologist bard archetype – though, to nitpick, the wording of some class feature could be a bit of streamlining – one ability, […]

    Mythic Monsters: Egypt

    Mythic Monsters: Egypt This installment of the Mythic Monsters-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf, as has become the tradition, with supplemental material – which, this time around, would actually be mythic upgrades for two class options: The first would a mythic modification of the archaeologist bard archetype – though, to nitpick, the wording of some class feature could be a bit of streamlining – one ability, […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Daemons This installment of the mythic monsters-series clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so we begin this installment of Mythic Monsters with fiction – and if “Taste. Savor. Appreciate.” as a title doesn’t get you in the groove for the all too often neglected, purely evil daemons, then I sure don’t know what will – disturbing and well-crafted!   The first creature herein takes no prisoners: CR […]

    Mythic Monsters: Daemons

    Mythic Monsters: Daemons This installment of the mythic monsters-series clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so we begin this installment of Mythic Monsters with fiction – and if “Taste. Savor. Appreciate.” as a title doesn’t get you in the groove for the all too often neglected, purely evil daemons, then I sure don’t know what will – disturbing and well-crafted!   The first creature herein takes no prisoners: CR […]

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  •   After my epic review of 1010 spells, you’ll probably think: Do we need more spells? Well, probably not regular ones, but the following spells are anything but regular! Ladies and Gentlemen, please read the review of imho the best books Necromancers of the Northwest have put out so far!   Advanced Arcana Volume I   This pdf is 59 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page credits, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover. That leaves 53 pages of new arcane, not a bad bang-to-buck-ratio, so let’s dive in. The pdf starts with one page of in-character introduction to the book in the form of a letter as […]

    Advanced Arcana I + II

      After my epic review of 1010 spells, you’ll probably think: Do we need more spells? Well, probably not regular ones, but the following spells are anything but regular! Ladies and Gentlemen, please read the review of imho the best books Necromancers of the Northwest have put out so far!   Advanced Arcana Volume I   This pdf is 59 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page credits, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover. That leaves 53 pages of new arcane, not a bad bang-to-buck-ratio, so let’s dive in. The pdf starts with one page of in-character introduction to the book in the form of a letter as […]

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