campaign setting Archive

  • Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting clocks in at 214 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 219 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra…Purple Duck Games’ in-house setting is massive, it’s regional (and extremely crunchy) player’s guide clocking in regularly at 60+ pages…and unlike most campaign settings, this world was not crowdfunded…it just slowly, steadily, came to be…which is an impressive feat in my book. Anyways, Porphyra’s details and unique components are many and have been suffusing Purple Duck Games-supplements for years: Whether it’s the unique mini-game arabakmpsi, the lovecraft gaming toolkit or other offerings – never obtrusive, but the […]

    Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting

    Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting clocks in at 214 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 219 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra…Purple Duck Games’ in-house setting is massive, it’s regional (and extremely crunchy) player’s guide clocking in regularly at 60+ pages…and unlike most campaign settings, this world was not crowdfunded…it just slowly, steadily, came to be…which is an impressive feat in my book. Anyways, Porphyra’s details and unique components are many and have been suffusing Purple Duck Games-supplements for years: Whether it’s the unique mini-game arabakmpsi, the lovecraft gaming toolkit or other offerings – never obtrusive, but the […]

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  • Ponyfinder Campaign Setting The campaign setting and freshman offering for Ponyfinder clocks in at 122 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 115 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait. before we do, I have to go on a brief tangent: I’m not the best guy to review Ponyfinder-material. I’m only doing this due to requests continuously piling up. The first couple of those, I pretty much asked my groups and both refused. (Yep, my kiddies want to play Red Sonja, not ponies…go figure…) I told David Silver of Silver Games the whole story and now I’m telling you. I’m not […]

    Ponyfinder Campaign Setting

    Ponyfinder Campaign Setting The campaign setting and freshman offering for Ponyfinder clocks in at 122 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 115 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait. before we do, I have to go on a brief tangent: I’m not the best guy to review Ponyfinder-material. I’m only doing this due to requests continuously piling up. The first couple of those, I pretty much asked my groups and both refused. (Yep, my kiddies want to play Red Sonja, not ponies…go figure…) I told David Silver of Silver Games the whole story and now I’m telling you. I’m not […]

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  • The Esoterrorists 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE) The Esoterrorists clocks in at 161 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, leaving 155 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I received a print copy of this book for the purpose of providing a critical and unbiased review. This book was moved up in my review-queue due to this fact.   The Esoterrorists is the game that originally introduced the GUMSHOE-engine, which has since then been used in quite an intriguing array of systems that provide some overlap and options to combine them.   The system you’re probably most likely to know the engine from would be “Trail of Cthulhu,” Pelgrane Press’ investigative Cthulhu-horror game […]

    The Esoterrorists 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE)

    The Esoterrorists 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE) The Esoterrorists clocks in at 161 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, leaving 155 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I received a print copy of this book for the purpose of providing a critical and unbiased review. This book was moved up in my review-queue due to this fact.   The Esoterrorists is the game that originally introduced the GUMSHOE-engine, which has since then been used in quite an intriguing array of systems that provide some overlap and options to combine them.   The system you’re probably most likely to know the engine from would be “Trail of Cthulhu,” Pelgrane Press’ investigative Cthulhu-horror game […]

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  • The Veranthea Codex Kickstarter is nearly 50% funded and has over 100 backers! To celebrate these milestones, they’ve revealed five new add-ons: a GM screen, Face Cards, NPC Cards, VTT Maps, and (yet to be unlocked) custom dice! If you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter page yet, go now and download the four *free* preview PDFs to see what the Veranthea Codex team is bringing to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. There’s plenty of podcasts and other news articles for this fantastic Kickstarter on www.verantheacodex.com, and if you’re still not sure of what these talented artists, innovative designers, and compelling writers are all about, the Veranthea Codex tumblr updates every single day until the funding period ends! Right now there are […]

    The Veranthea Codex Kickstarter: New Add-Ons!

    The Veranthea Codex Kickstarter is nearly 50% funded and has over 100 backers! To celebrate these milestones, they’ve revealed five new add-ons: a GM screen, Face Cards, NPC Cards, VTT Maps, and (yet to be unlocked) custom dice! If you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter page yet, go now and download the four *free* preview PDFs to see what the Veranthea Codex team is bringing to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. There’s plenty of podcasts and other news articles for this fantastic Kickstarter on www.verantheacodex.com, and if you’re still not sure of what these talented artists, innovative designers, and compelling writers are all about, the Veranthea Codex tumblr updates every single day until the funding period ends! Right now there are […]

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  • It’d time to take a look at one of the darker settings out there:   Shadows over Vathak This campaign setting is 258 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 250 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Kicking off with a general introduction, we are introduced to the central topics of Vathak – the land of the native Bhriota-humans has been conquered by the monotheist forces of the Vindari, who have established a rather xenophobic colonialism that has been met with a response truly dreadful – from the bowels of the earth of Vathak, the Old Ones are awakening, […]

    Shadows over Vathak

    It’d time to take a look at one of the darker settings out there:   Shadows over Vathak This campaign setting is 258 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 250 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Kicking off with a general introduction, we are introduced to the central topics of Vathak – the land of the native Bhriota-humans has been conquered by the monotheist forces of the Vindari, who have established a rather xenophobic colonialism that has been met with a response truly dreadful – from the bowels of the earth of Vathak, the Old Ones are awakening, […]

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  • I’m taking a look at a review that took me ages to write: Oathbound Seven       Oathbound Seven is a massive tome of 496 pages, 2 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an epic of 493 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Before I go into the details of this review, I’ll tell you a bit about how I came to finally review this. Remember the 3.X days of old when just about every one cranked out supplement after supplement, book after book and the glut stared growing? Much like other people, for me, this was an age of uncontrolled spending – each visit to […]

    Oathbound Seven

    I’m taking a look at a review that took me ages to write: Oathbound Seven       Oathbound Seven is a massive tome of 496 pages, 2 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an epic of 493 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Before I go into the details of this review, I’ll tell you a bit about how I came to finally review this. Remember the 3.X days of old when just about every one cranked out supplement after supplement, book after book and the glut stared growing? Much like other people, for me, this was an age of uncontrolled spending – each visit to […]

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  • Sometimes, I’m fed up with traditional fantasy and want some more far-out ideas. Well, there’s a campaign-setting for PFRPG out there that delivers just that, LPJr Design’s NeoExodus Campaign Setting   This pdf is 166 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages char-sheet, 2 pages mini-monster-sheets, 1 page condition tracker, 1 page combat & initiative tracker, 1 character advancement tracker, 4 pages of advertisements, leaving 148 pages of content, so let’s check it out! The NeoExodus campaign setting has been in the making for quite a long time and I’ve reviewed a lot of smaller pdfs related to the setting – from the Races-supplement to monsters and NPC-books as well […]

    NeoExodus Campaign Setting

    Sometimes, I’m fed up with traditional fantasy and want some more far-out ideas. Well, there’s a campaign-setting for PFRPG out there that delivers just that, LPJr Design’s NeoExodus Campaign Setting   This pdf is 166 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages char-sheet, 2 pages mini-monster-sheets, 1 page condition tracker, 1 page combat & initiative tracker, 1 character advancement tracker, 4 pages of advertisements, leaving 148 pages of content, so let’s check it out! The NeoExodus campaign setting has been in the making for quite a long time and I’ve reviewed a lot of smaller pdfs related to the setting – from the Races-supplement to monsters and NPC-books as well […]

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  • Hej everybody! Today, I’m going to take a look at Alluria Publishing’s critically-acclaimed and ennie-nominated campaign setting, which should be considered the definite resource for underwater adventuring for any kind of d20-based system! Without further ado:   Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting   This massive full-color campaign setting/sourcebook is 290 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 4 pages of index, 1 page inside back cover and 1 page back cover, leaving a staggering 279 pages of content for this campaign setting, but what exactly are in for? What if the world saw an age of peace above the waves, an era of enlightenment overseen by a powerful nation? What if said force of goodness […]

    Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting

    Hej everybody! Today, I’m going to take a look at Alluria Publishing’s critically-acclaimed and ennie-nominated campaign setting, which should be considered the definite resource for underwater adventuring for any kind of d20-based system! Without further ado:   Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting   This massive full-color campaign setting/sourcebook is 290 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 4 pages of index, 1 page inside back cover and 1 page back cover, leaving a staggering 279 pages of content for this campaign setting, but what exactly are in for? What if the world saw an age of peace above the waves, an era of enlightenment overseen by a powerful nation? What if said force of goodness […]

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  • Today I’m going to take a look at Silver Crescent Publishing’s   Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting  I actually own only the dead tree copy of this campaign setting, so I’ll break my usual format for this review. The Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting comes as a massive hardcover book, including two pages of character sheets and 1 page map. After a page of editorial and a page ToC, we get 2 pages introduction and overview of the contents. After that, we get introduced into the world of Relistan. One of the things you immediately notice, is that the b/w-artwork is stunning and ranks among the best you can find in any 3pp-books. Chapter 1 details the fundamentals of the world […]

    The Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting

    Today I’m going to take a look at Silver Crescent Publishing’s   Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting  I actually own only the dead tree copy of this campaign setting, so I’ll break my usual format for this review. The Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting comes as a massive hardcover book, including two pages of character sheets and 1 page map. After a page of editorial and a page ToC, we get 2 pages introduction and overview of the contents. After that, we get introduced into the world of Relistan. One of the things you immediately notice, is that the b/w-artwork is stunning and ranks among the best you can find in any 3pp-books. Chapter 1 details the fundamentals of the world […]

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  • Amethyst Renaissance This massive pdf is 399 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page Index, 1 page SRDs and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 391 pages of content, so let’s check this out! I’ll just come out and say it: I’m not familiar with any old iterations of the Amethyst-setting, thus I can’t draw any direct comparisons. What is Amethyst then? Essentially it is a what-if scenario of vast ambitions: What would happen if a logical fantasy setting, with all its consequences, with its magic etc., was thrust upon our technological world. Not a black/white dichotomy, nor a stylized version of fantasy. The […]

    Amethyst Renaissance

    Amethyst Renaissance This massive pdf is 399 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page Index, 1 page SRDs and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 391 pages of content, so let’s check this out! I’ll just come out and say it: I’m not familiar with any old iterations of the Amethyst-setting, thus I can’t draw any direct comparisons. What is Amethyst then? Essentially it is a what-if scenario of vast ambitions: What would happen if a logical fantasy setting, with all its consequences, with its magic etc., was thrust upon our technological world. Not a black/white dichotomy, nor a stylized version of fantasy. The […]

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