Compendium Archive

  • Into the Wintery Gale: Raider’s Haul – Vikmordere Magic Item Compendium This collection of magic items clocks in at a massive 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page back cover, 1 page SRD (though the SRD-page sports two short paragraphs of content), leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, these magic items are intended for the unique Vikmordere-culture in Aventyr, which can be likened to a unique blend of native Americans and Vikings. It should be noted that adaption of the items to other contexts and cultures is pretty simple, though, personally, I’d consider that to be a bit of a waste – you see, the Vikmordere culture slowly […]

    Into the Wintery Gale: Raider’s Haul – Vikmordere Magic Item Compendium

    Into the Wintery Gale: Raider’s Haul – Vikmordere Magic Item Compendium This collection of magic items clocks in at a massive 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page back cover, 1 page SRD (though the SRD-page sports two short paragraphs of content), leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, these magic items are intended for the unique Vikmordere-culture in Aventyr, which can be likened to a unique blend of native Americans and Vikings. It should be noted that adaption of the items to other contexts and cultures is pretty simple, though, personally, I’d consider that to be a bit of a waste – you see, the Vikmordere culture slowly […]

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  • Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons This little FREE pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, 1 page odd drawing, 1 page variant cover, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Beyond the obligatory spell-list by class (including Shaman), Bosco’s spells have a peculiarity: The spells herein can be used for spell failure equivalents – each spell herein has the base spell in parentheses. If the spell has a target, there is a 33% chance it targets the caster, 34% – 66% targets a random creature, 67%-100% means the original target is subjected to the effect. The pdf suggests a 50% chance for casting […]

    Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons

    Bosco’s Spell Compendium: Cantrips and Orisons This little FREE pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2.5 pages of SRD, 1 page odd drawing, 1 page variant cover, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Beyond the obligatory spell-list by class (including Shaman), Bosco’s spells have a peculiarity: The spells herein can be used for spell failure equivalents – each spell herein has the base spell in parentheses. If the spell has a target, there is a 33% chance it targets the caster, 34% – 66% targets a random creature, 67%-100% means the original target is subjected to the effect. The pdf suggests a 50% chance for casting […]

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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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  • Samsaran Compendium The second of Everyman Gaming’s massive racial supplements clock in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, after Alxander Augunas’ passion project, the Kitsune Compendium, the second installment of what I’d call the Everyman Compendium-series depicts the Samsaran. Where kitsune had a problematic standing as per the default rules-coverage of Pathfinder, the issue is much further exacerbated for the poor Samsarans, whose rendition is not only less present in our mass culture due to less representations in media like anime, I couldn’t, for the life of me, mention a single RPG-supplement covering the race or its […]

    Samsaran Compendium

    Samsaran Compendium The second of Everyman Gaming’s massive racial supplements clock in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, after Alxander Augunas’ passion project, the Kitsune Compendium, the second installment of what I’d call the Everyman Compendium-series depicts the Samsaran. Where kitsune had a problematic standing as per the default rules-coverage of Pathfinder, the issue is much further exacerbated for the poor Samsarans, whose rendition is not only less present in our mass culture due to less representations in media like anime, I couldn’t, for the life of me, mention a single RPG-supplement covering the race or its […]

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  • Compendium Arcanum Vol. 2: 1st Level Spells This installment of the Compendium Arcanum-series clocks in at 80 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 3/4 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 74 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is this series about? In a nutshell, the compendium arcanum-series takes the concept of 3.X’s Arcana Evolved for the option of heightening/diminishing spells and translates that to PFRPG. This means a spell can be cast as one level higher or as one level lower. The series covers all spells from the core-book, APG, UM and Ultimate Combat. If a class has no level lower (i.e. no cantrip slots), you […]

    Compendium Arcanum Vol. 2: 1st Level Spells

    Compendium Arcanum Vol. 2: 1st Level Spells This installment of the Compendium Arcanum-series clocks in at 80 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 3/4 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 74 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is this series about? In a nutshell, the compendium arcanum-series takes the concept of 3.X’s Arcana Evolved for the option of heightening/diminishing spells and translates that to PFRPG. This means a spell can be cast as one level higher or as one level lower. The series covers all spells from the core-book, APG, UM and Ultimate Combat. If a class has no level lower (i.e. no cantrip slots), you […]

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  • Kitsune Compendium This massive pdf clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Base Kitsune, as presented herein, receive +2 Dex and Cha, -2 Str, are medium shapechanger humanoids, get +2 to acrobatics, may change shape into a specific human form, receive +1 to the DC of their saves versus enchantments, low-light vision, a bite attack that deals 1d4 (I assume usable as primary – since that’s the default for bites, but still wished the Kitsune-entry in the ARG, from which this was taken, had specified that -I like my racial information in one place, if possible…) and […]

    Kitsune Compendium

    Kitsune Compendium This massive pdf clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Base Kitsune, as presented herein, receive +2 Dex and Cha, -2 Str, are medium shapechanger humanoids, get +2 to acrobatics, may change shape into a specific human form, receive +1 to the DC of their saves versus enchantments, low-light vision, a bite attack that deals 1d4 (I assume usable as primary – since that’s the default for bites, but still wished the Kitsune-entry in the ARG, from which this was taken, had specified that -I like my racial information in one place, if possible…) and […]

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  • Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons This pdf clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page “Thank you for buying note”, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so what is this actually about?   Yet another spellbook? No, actually, this is something different. Remember Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved? One of the better d20-systems and variants of Dungeons & Dragons released in the 3.X days of old, its spells had a particular, rather rewarding mechanic- they could be cast in two additional ways – one heightened and one diminished way, each modifying the spell’s level by +1/-1 respectively. The effects were modified thus and the overall result was a more […]

    Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons

    Compendium Arcanum Vol I: Cantrips & Orisons This pdf clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page “Thank you for buying note”, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so what is this actually about?   Yet another spellbook? No, actually, this is something different. Remember Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved? One of the better d20-systems and variants of Dungeons & Dragons released in the 3.X days of old, its spells had a particular, rather rewarding mechanic- they could be cast in two additional ways – one heightened and one diminished way, each modifying the spell’s level by +1/-1 respectively. The effects were modified thus and the overall result was a more […]

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  • New Paths Compendium This massive compilation of the New Paths-series, including quite a bunch of new content), clocks in at 130 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 124 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, from the get-go – I did reviews for the arcane paladin-class, the Battle Scion, the Spell-less Ranger, Shaman, White Necromancer, Monk/Ninja and Gunslinger-installments of the series, so if you’re interested in a direct breakdown of these, please take a look at the respective reviews. I will, though, mention the new content or fixes. I also did not review the elven archer-pdf (simply […]

    New Paths Compendium

    New Paths Compendium This massive compilation of the New Paths-series, including quite a bunch of new content), clocks in at 130 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 124 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, from the get-go – I did reviews for the arcane paladin-class, the Battle Scion, the Spell-less Ranger, Shaman, White Necromancer, Monk/Ninja and Gunslinger-installments of the series, so if you’re interested in a direct breakdown of these, please take a look at the respective reviews. I will, though, mention the new content or fixes. I also did not review the elven archer-pdf (simply […]

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  • Magical Armament Compendium Vol. I This FREE pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Th pdf kicks off by introducing us to a new magical quality called “mirrored” that does not increase an item’s magical bonus, but only its base price. For every plus the weapon has, it gets 13 charges and upon using a spell-like ability, the weapon loses one of said charges. Every 13 charges that are depleted cost the magical item one of its +1 enhancements. This additional power is considered as being an item incorporated into the weapon price-wise. Furthermore, when two mirrored weapons […]

    Magical Armament Compendium Vol. I

    Magical Armament Compendium Vol. I This FREE pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Th pdf kicks off by introducing us to a new magical quality called “mirrored” that does not increase an item’s magical bonus, but only its base price. For every plus the weapon has, it gets 13 charges and upon using a spell-like ability, the weapon loses one of said charges. Every 13 charges that are depleted cost the magical item one of its +1 enhancements. This additional power is considered as being an item incorporated into the weapon price-wise. Furthermore, when two mirrored weapons […]

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