Blood Archive

  • Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e) The 5th edition conversion of the Blood Rose Swarm Deadly Gardens-installment clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with 4 different alchemical items: Calming pollen that can render plant creatures dormant for short periods, water purification drops and an oil that causes plant creatures to gain resistance to bludgeoning and piercing damage. (Erroneously called “damage resistance” in a minor nomenclature nitpick.) As something to keep in mind for GMs – with only a base price of 40 gp, this oil should not be available for campaigns featuring plant PCs – in the […]

    Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e)

    Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm (5e) The 5th edition conversion of the Blood Rose Swarm Deadly Gardens-installment clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment with 4 different alchemical items: Calming pollen that can render plant creatures dormant for short periods, water purification drops and an oil that causes plant creatures to gain resistance to bludgeoning and piercing damage. (Erroneously called “damage resistance” in a minor nomenclature nitpick.) As something to keep in mind for GMs – with only a base price of 40 gp, this oil should not be available for campaigns featuring plant PCs – in the […]

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  • Fields of Blood Fields of Blood is a massive sourcebook/adventure-book that clocks in at 221 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 216 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first of all: What is this book? Simple: Fields of Blood is the latest terrain-centric hardcover-book by Frog God Games, a tome detailing perhaps the most neglected environment in adventuring and fiction in general, EVER. Plains. Don’t believe me? Well, name 3 fantastic stories that use plains for more than a backdrop for an epic clash of armies or for the flair they hold. I mean, there are copious desert-themed and mountain-themed modules […]

    Fields of Blood

    Fields of Blood Fields of Blood is a massive sourcebook/adventure-book that clocks in at 221 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 216 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first of all: What is this book? Simple: Fields of Blood is the latest terrain-centric hardcover-book by Frog God Games, a tome detailing perhaps the most neglected environment in adventuring and fiction in general, EVER. Plains. Don’t believe me? Well, name 3 fantastic stories that use plains for more than a backdrop for an epic clash of armies or for the flair they hold. I mean, there are copious desert-themed and mountain-themed modules […]

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  • Deadly Gardens Volume II – Blood Rose Swarm The second installment in Rusted Iron Games’ Deadly Gardens-series clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with supplemental alchemical items, the first of which renders plant creatures dormant for a time – nice one!   Clearwater Drops can be used to purify water – I like those. I have gone on record time and again, stating that DR is overvalued in PFRPG – thus, the 40 gp Tough-skin Oil, which nets you DR 2/slashing for 10 minutes for 40 gp may be a powerful item which I’d personally price at […]

    Deadly Gardens Volume II – Blood Rose Swarm

    Deadly Gardens Volume II – Blood Rose Swarm The second installment in Rusted Iron Games’ Deadly Gardens-series clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page SRD, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with supplemental alchemical items, the first of which renders plant creatures dormant for a time – nice one!   Clearwater Drops can be used to purify water – I like those. I have gone on record time and again, stating that DR is overvalued in PFRPG – thus, the 40 gp Tough-skin Oil, which nets you DR 2/slashing for 10 minutes for 40 gp may be a powerful item which I’d personally price at […]

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  • Prestige Archetypes: Blood Mystic This installment of the Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, ~1/2 a page of editorial, leaving us with 5 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First question – what are prestige archetypes? Well, they are essentially a breakdown of a regular PrC into a full-blown 20-level spanning class – so no, these classes don’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a universal archetype (wouldn’t have worked in this context, I think), instead providing a retooled playing experience so you don’t have to work your way up to the PrC via classes you don’t want to play. So that’s definitely a pro-side. On the con-side, *personally*, […]

    Prestige Archetypes: Blood Mystic

    Prestige Archetypes: Blood Mystic This installment of the Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, ~1/2 a page of editorial, leaving us with 5 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First question – what are prestige archetypes? Well, they are essentially a breakdown of a regular PrC into a full-blown 20-level spanning class – so no, these classes don’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a universal archetype (wouldn’t have worked in this context, I think), instead providing a retooled playing experience so you don’t have to work your way up to the PrC via classes you don’t want to play. So that’s definitely a pro-side. On the con-side, *personally*, […]

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  • Northland Saga IV – Blood on the Snow The fourth installment of the Northlands-Saga-series is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? The area of Estinfird in the Northlands is depicted in lavish detail regarding its infra-structure and mindset – considered rather provincial by the jarls of the Northlands, this area is a true frontier among frontiers, where men are truly free and not even the yoke of jarls reaches. The geographic area by […]

    Northland Saga IV – Blood on the Snow

    Northland Saga IV – Blood on the Snow The fourth installment of the Northlands-Saga-series is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? The area of Estinfird in the Northlands is depicted in lavish detail regarding its infra-structure and mindset – considered rather provincial by the jarls of the Northlands, this area is a true frontier among frontiers, where men are truly free and not even the yoke of jarls reaches. The geographic area by […]

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  • Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor This supplement is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of new content to make hobgoblins more distinct, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Kicking off with a brief discussion on the nature of savage humanoids and hobgoblins in particular, we dive right into new class options to make these goblinoids feel more distinct, namely rather martially-themed archetypes, the first of which would be the Hobgoblin ensnarer, an archetype of the rogue base-class: All about setting snares fast to catch prey (and even not setting them off), the archetype per se is a nice idea – but ultimately a one-trick pony that falls to the […]

    Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor

    Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor This supplement is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of new content to make hobgoblins more distinct, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Kicking off with a brief discussion on the nature of savage humanoids and hobgoblins in particular, we dive right into new class options to make these goblinoids feel more distinct, namely rather martially-themed archetypes, the first of which would be the Hobgoblin ensnarer, an archetype of the rogue base-class: All about setting snares fast to catch prey (and even not setting them off), the archetype per se is a nice idea – but ultimately a one-trick pony that falls to the […]

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  • Beauty & Blood     This adventure is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here All right! Iversdam is a prosperous, harmonious small village, the land of the nearby Silwood belonging to a beneficent druid who guides loggers and the village and ensures harmony between civilization and nature – until a nymph enters the Silwood, harms the druid and starts slaying villagers. After arriving in town (and potentially stocking up on cold iron weapons at the conveniently in town trader), they […]

    EZG reviews B7 – Beauty & Blood

    Beauty & Blood     This adventure is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here All right! Iversdam is a prosperous, harmonious small village, the land of the nearby Silwood belonging to a beneficent druid who guides loggers and the village and ensures harmony between civilization and nature – until a nymph enters the Silwood, harms the druid and starts slaying villagers. After arriving in town (and potentially stocking up on cold iron weapons at the conveniently in town trader), they […]

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