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  • What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide This freshman offering by Pyromaniac Press clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover/KS-advertisement, leaving us with 14 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin this player’s guide with a brief introduction of the fully statted eternal city of Anduria, which is btw. also featured in the rather neat map of the lands surrounding its monolithic, titanic walls. Anduria…ringed by 100 feet high walls of unknown, strange stone featuring enigmatic bas-reliefs of strange robed figures (stunningly rendered in the prequel-module, btw.!), a patchwork of the old and new, with its canals and even single building sporting different architectural styles, certainly is […]

    What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide

    What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide This freshman offering by Pyromaniac Press clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover/KS-advertisement, leaving us with 14 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin this player’s guide with a brief introduction of the fully statted eternal city of Anduria, which is btw. also featured in the rather neat map of the lands surrounding its monolithic, titanic walls. Anduria…ringed by 100 feet high walls of unknown, strange stone featuring enigmatic bas-reliefs of strange robed figures (stunningly rendered in the prequel-module, btw.!), a patchwork of the old and new, with its canals and even single building sporting different architectural styles, certainly is […]

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  • Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond This expansion to Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-pdf on research rules and tomes clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ARD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with a minor errata of book 1 (which, in my opinion, has nothing to do in the pdf-age -why not simply update the original file?), but oh well.   So what does the book contain – well, to cut a long story short, we receive 4 different sample tomes, including background stories etc. – which would be […]

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes II – The Lands Beyond This expansion to Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-pdf on research rules and tomes clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ARD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with a minor errata of book 1 (which, in my opinion, has nothing to do in the pdf-age -why not simply update the original file?), but oh well.   So what does the book contain – well, to cut a long story short, we receive 4 different sample tomes, including background stories etc. – which would be […]

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  • Beyond the Serpentine Lock This module is 53 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 49 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? When the hero Amnis vanished, the people mourned – and now one his descendants, the historian Algus, has found the key to the fabled tomb, where Amnis allegedly vanished under mysterious circumstances – enter the PCs! Venturing into the woods, the PCs are soon beset by lizardfolk scouts and soon will realize that a whole village, Tenteeth, is rather near – surprisingly, the scaled […]

    Beyond the Serpentine Lock

    Beyond the Serpentine Lock This module is 53 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 49 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? When the hero Amnis vanished, the people mourned – and now one his descendants, the historian Algus, has found the key to the fabled tomb, where Amnis allegedly vanished under mysterious circumstances – enter the PCs! Venturing into the woods, the PCs are soon beset by lizardfolk scouts and soon will realize that a whole village, Tenteeth, is rather near – surprisingly, the scaled […]

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  • Beyond the Void This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page how-to use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Oh boy, have I been looking forward to this one! Why? Because I’m a fan boy of chthonic and xothic horror – but that also means that this pdf has to stand up to a LOT of comparisons on my behalf – can it stand up to? Well, the first page introduces us to the concepts herein – whereas Cultic Cryptomancia was about the secret societies and cults, this one is all about the mind-shattering knowledge lurking beyond the limits of […]

    Beyond the Void

    Beyond the Void This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page how-to use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Oh boy, have I been looking forward to this one! Why? Because I’m a fan boy of chthonic and xothic horror – but that also means that this pdf has to stand up to a LOT of comparisons on my behalf – can it stand up to? Well, the first page introduces us to the concepts herein – whereas Cultic Cryptomancia was about the secret societies and cults, this one is all about the mind-shattering knowledge lurking beyond the limits of […]

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  • MA5: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef This module is 22 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this product with one massive box – since it was originally designed to be run at conventions, scaling advice for stronger tables is given in the beginning for stronger tables/groups before we delve into the meat of the module.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? Set in the coastal city of Friula, the adventure has the PCs being hired by a member of the Bibliotori – hoarders and […]

    MA5: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef

    MA5: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef This module is 22 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this product with one massive box – since it was originally designed to be run at conventions, scaling advice for stronger tables is given in the beginning for stronger tables/groups before we delve into the meat of the module.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? Set in the coastal city of Friula, the adventure has the PCs being hired by a member of the Bibliotori – hoarders and […]

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  • As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

    The Citadel Beyond the North Wind

    As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

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  •   You might know that I’m a sucker for all things Scandinavian and that vikings have a special place in my heart from my involvement in Open Design’s Northlands. I’m happy to introduce you to 3 nice modules today that take place in the frozen North, Frog God Games’   Northlands Saga I – Vengeance of the Long Serpent   This adventure is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving 17 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out, shall we? I’ve been quite involved in OD’s “Northlands” and have, I confess, an infatuation with sagas, Scandinavian culture and customs and have studied Scandinavian Literature […]

    Northlands Saga I – III

      You might know that I’m a sucker for all things Scandinavian and that vikings have a special place in my heart from my involvement in Open Design’s Northlands. I’m happy to introduce you to 3 nice modules today that take place in the frozen North, Frog God Games’   Northlands Saga I – Vengeance of the Long Serpent   This adventure is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving 17 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out, shall we? I’ve been quite involved in OD’s “Northlands” and have, I confess, an infatuation with sagas, Scandinavian culture and customs and have studied Scandinavian Literature […]

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