Clinton J. Boomer Archive

  • Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats This collection of dastardly feats clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, before I go into this pdf, let me state that loudly and clearly – this is a book of feats, yes…but it is a book full of Clinton J. Boomer-feats. This sets this pdf pretty much apart from every feat-pdf you’ll ever seen…why? Well, we all know how feats work, right? Basically, they are short pieces of crunch that provide a rules-option, for the most part a relative generic, wide-open one that makes a character better at something or adds an option to […]

    Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats

    Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats This collection of dastardly feats clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, before I go into this pdf, let me state that loudly and clearly – this is a book of feats, yes…but it is a book full of Clinton J. Boomer-feats. This sets this pdf pretty much apart from every feat-pdf you’ll ever seen…why? Well, we all know how feats work, right? Basically, they are short pieces of crunch that provide a rules-option, for the most part a relative generic, wide-open one that makes a character better at something or adds an option to […]

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  • Wayfinder #14 The 14th issue of the eminent Wayfinder fanzine, by fans, for fans, clocks in at 80 pages, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 6 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 70 massive pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay. This is NOT a review in the traditional sense. Why? Because I am NOT going to analyze piece by piece, content by content everything featured herein – with a book as dense as Wayfinder #14, this would bloat the review to a level that would benefit no one, considering its free availability. What I’ll be doing instead, is first telling you a bit about Wayfinder…and what it means to me.   […]

    Wayfinder #14

    Wayfinder #14 The 14th issue of the eminent Wayfinder fanzine, by fans, for fans, clocks in at 80 pages, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 6 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 70 massive pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay. This is NOT a review in the traditional sense. Why? Because I am NOT going to analyze piece by piece, content by content everything featured herein – with a book as dense as Wayfinder #14, this would bloat the review to a level that would benefit no one, considering its free availability. What I’ll be doing instead, is first telling you a bit about Wayfinder…and what it means to me.   […]

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  • Gothic Campaign Compendium This massive compilation of all Carrion Crown-plug-ins clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page dedication/backer-list, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive, huge250 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This book was moved up on my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a hardcover for the purpose of an honest and fair review.   So, after a collection of nice introductions by the authors, we dive right into the material presented, so let’s begin a short recap, shall we? The carrion crown plug-ins were not only Legendary Games’ first line of products – they also, to me, remain one of the […]

    Gothic Campaign Compendium

    Gothic Campaign Compendium This massive compilation of all Carrion Crown-plug-ins clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page dedication/backer-list, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive, huge250 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This book was moved up on my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a hardcover for the purpose of an honest and fair review.   So, after a collection of nice introductions by the authors, we dive right into the material presented, so let’s begin a short recap, shall we? The carrion crown plug-ins were not only Legendary Games’ first line of products – they also, to me, remain one of the […]

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  • Legendary Villains: Antipaladins This installment of Legendary Games’ toolkits for villains clocks in at 46, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We begin this supplement with a short essay on the role of antipaladins as villains and the types of evil they can represent – the essay is pretty much a concise recap of types of evil by virtue of comparison with some icons of popular culture. After this concise introduction to get us into the proper mindset for those champions of evil, we delve into the new archetypes herein.   […]

    Legendary Villains: Antipaladins

    Legendary Villains: Antipaladins This installment of Legendary Games’ toolkits for villains clocks in at 46, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We begin this supplement with a short essay on the role of antipaladins as villains and the types of evil they can represent – the essay is pretty much a concise recap of types of evil by virtue of comparison with some icons of popular culture. After this concise introduction to get us into the proper mindset for those champions of evil, we delve into the new archetypes herein.   […]

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  • Ultimate Evil This massive source-book clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a King Lear quote that misspells it “King Leer” and sends the academic in me into a frothing twitch, but rest assured that this thankfully does not extend to the rest of the book’s editing. 😉 So, how the proper book begin? With essays on what makes a good villain – essentially, tricks and considerations for the DM to properly make memorable antagonists – including a 100-entry strong table of considerations: From villains […]

    Ultimate Evil

    Ultimate Evil This massive source-book clocks in at 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page author bios, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 67 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a King Lear quote that misspells it “King Leer” and sends the academic in me into a frothing twitch, but rest assured that this thankfully does not extend to the rest of the book’s editing. 😉 So, how the proper book begin? With essays on what makes a good villain – essentially, tricks and considerations for the DM to properly make memorable antagonists – including a 100-entry strong table of considerations: From villains […]

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  • Legendary Villains: Dark Druids This installment of the Legendary villains series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so first of all, the pdf takes the concept of “Shade of the Woodlands” and expands on it, essentially providing a kind of thematic continuation and exploration of the more sinister concepts associated with the umbrae tokens provided as part of this feat. But before we dive into the crunch component, the pdf provides guidance in a rather unique and helpful way – it […]

    Legendary Villains: Dark Druids

    Legendary Villains: Dark Druids This installment of the Legendary villains series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so first of all, the pdf takes the concept of “Shade of the Woodlands” and expands on it, essentially providing a kind of thematic continuation and exploration of the more sinister concepts associated with the umbrae tokens provided as part of this feat. But before we dive into the crunch component, the pdf provides guidance in a rather unique and helpful way – it […]

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  • Path of Villains The second book in Legendary Games’ Mythic Paths-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 3 pages of how-to-use/introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we?   So, a good villain – every DM knows that the opposition is just as important as the heroes – and personally, my love for them can probably be attributed to reading too many great stories as a child: Batman is cool, but the Joker? He’s just awesome. Superman? Nice, but Lex Luthor is damn impressive as well…what’s Spidey sans Venom or Doc Oc? […]

    Path of Villains

    Path of Villains The second book in Legendary Games’ Mythic Paths-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 3 pages of how-to-use/introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we?   So, a good villain – every DM knows that the opposition is just as important as the heroes – and personally, my love for them can probably be attributed to reading too many great stories as a child: Batman is cool, but the Joker? He’s just awesome. Superman? Nice, but Lex Luthor is damn impressive as well…what’s Spidey sans Venom or Doc Oc? […]

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  • Unrighteous Villains This pdf clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page how-to-use, 1 page ToC (including CR/MR), 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Now while this book is intended to provide additional adversaries to the Wrath of the Righteous AP, it should be noted that more so than many other Adventure-path-plug-ins, this book and the villains herein do in no way need this connection and can easily be introduced into non-AP contexts – especially due to not making that heavy use of the Mythic Adventures-rules, meaning that even non-mythic campaigns get their […]

    Unrighteous Villains

    Unrighteous Villains This pdf clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page how-to-use, 1 page ToC (including CR/MR), 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Now while this book is intended to provide additional adversaries to the Wrath of the Righteous AP, it should be noted that more so than many other Adventure-path-plug-ins, this book and the villains herein do in no way need this connection and can easily be introduced into non-AP contexts – especially due to not making that heavy use of the Mythic Adventures-rules, meaning that even non-mythic campaigns get their […]

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  • It Came From the Stars Campaign Guide Full disclosure: I was a patron of this kickstarter, but I did not contribute anything to this book. When this review refers to the dead tree version, I mean by that the limited edition full color hard-cover. It should also be mentioned that this kickstarter massively over-delivered, providing MUCH more content than was promised.   The pdf of this massive book is 135 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 131 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this pdf off with player-races that set an appropriately weird theme for the whole book, first […]

    It Came From the Stars: Campaign Guide

    It Came From the Stars Campaign Guide Full disclosure: I was a patron of this kickstarter, but I did not contribute anything to this book. When this review refers to the dead tree version, I mean by that the limited edition full color hard-cover. It should also be mentioned that this kickstarter massively over-delivered, providing MUCH more content than was promised.   The pdf of this massive book is 135 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 131 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this pdf off with player-races that set an appropriately weird theme for the whole book, first […]

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  • It Came From the Stars Extras The Extra-pdf for “It Came From the Stars” is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with exactly 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this off with a new base-class, the Untouchable, who gets d8, 4+Int skills per level, no armor or weapon proficiency,3/4 BAB-progression, up to +5 AC, CMB and CMD while unarmored and unencumbered and have all good saves. Being touched by the weirdness, the Untouchable is surrounded by a nimbus that provides torch-like illumination and negates your need to eat, but also makes it impossible to trigger, ingest or gain any benefit […]

    It Came from the Stars: Extras (PDF)

    It Came From the Stars Extras The Extra-pdf for “It Came From the Stars” is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with exactly 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this off with a new base-class, the Untouchable, who gets d8, 4+Int skills per level, no armor or weapon proficiency,3/4 BAB-progression, up to +5 AC, CMB and CMD while unarmored and unencumbered and have all good saves. Being touched by the weirdness, the Untouchable is surrounded by a nimbus that provides torch-like illumination and negates your need to eat, but also makes it impossible to trigger, ingest or gain any benefit […]

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  • The Mad Doctor’s Formulary This pdf is 16 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction,1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with rules for chirurgery, which is portrayed as an unpleasant ability to modify bodies in ways they were not meant to be modified in a world where magical healing is the default. Basically, it requires the skill focus (heal)-feat or at least 5 ranks in Craft (alchemy). If you meet either prerequisites, you may learn chirurgical procedures in a way similar to spells – upon learning them, though, you can use them at will. Studying from a book or another […]

    The Mad Doctor’s Formulary

    The Mad Doctor’s Formulary This pdf is 16 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction,1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with rules for chirurgery, which is portrayed as an unpleasant ability to modify bodies in ways they were not meant to be modified in a world where magical healing is the default. Basically, it requires the skill focus (heal)-feat or at least 5 ranks in Craft (alchemy). If you meet either prerequisites, you may learn chirurgical procedures in a way similar to spells – upon learning them, though, you can use them at will. Studying from a book or another […]

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  • Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying This pdf is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 4 pages of content for this Gothic Grimoire, so let’s take a look!   This grimorie is an interesting tractate that ideologically serves as a justification for adhering strictly to an amoral chain of command under an immortal god-king. As such, it has the potential of inciting a psychosis that makes you Lawful evil, and as a grand innovation, offers us also an expertly-written excerpt from the pages of the tome.   It should be noted that the mechanics in this book use Tomes of Ancient Knowledge and Way of […]

    Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying

    Gothic Grimoires: To Serve a Prince Undying This pdf is 8 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 4 pages of content for this Gothic Grimoire, so let’s take a look!   This grimorie is an interesting tractate that ideologically serves as a justification for adhering strictly to an amoral chain of command under an immortal god-king. As such, it has the potential of inciting a psychosis that makes you Lawful evil, and as a grand innovation, offers us also an expertly-written excerpt from the pages of the tome.   It should be noted that the mechanics in this book use Tomes of Ancient Knowledge and Way of […]

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  • Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

    Legendary Games’ Carrion Crown Plug-ins

    Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

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