Dale C. McCoy Jr. Archive

  • Book of Heroic Races Compendium This review was requested as a prioritized review at the request of one of my patreons.   All right, so this is a compilation with new materials added – it collects the first three spotlight-pdfs for new races released by Jon Brazer Enterprises, namely the Half-Faerie Dragon, the Seedling and the Umbral Kobold races. The latter have been released as part of the supplements intended for the Plane of Shadows-related supplements that, alas, much to my chagrin, never kicked off beyond a few initial supplements. Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Shadowfall material is definitely worth checking out.   Now, I have written full reviews for these 3 massive chapters/stand-alone supplements – they do several things right: The […]

    Book of Heroic Races Compendium

    Book of Heroic Races Compendium This review was requested as a prioritized review at the request of one of my patreons.   All right, so this is a compilation with new materials added – it collects the first three spotlight-pdfs for new races released by Jon Brazer Enterprises, namely the Half-Faerie Dragon, the Seedling and the Umbral Kobold races. The latter have been released as part of the supplements intended for the Plane of Shadows-related supplements that, alas, much to my chagrin, never kicked off beyond a few initial supplements. Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Shadowfall material is definitely worth checking out.   Now, I have written full reviews for these 3 massive chapters/stand-alone supplements – they do several things right: The […]

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  • D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral) The second of the massive D66-Compendiums clocks in at 89 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review and moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   So, since someone asked: Yes, the presence of this review means that you’ll see more Traveller-reviews in the future! It should be noted that, much like e.g. Raging Swan Press’ dressing books, this massive compilation of d66-tables is almost system neutral. While the book is obviously intended for the Traveller-system, it can easily provide a lot of […]

    D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral)

    D66 Compendium II (Traveller/almost system neutral) The second of the massive D66-Compendiums clocks in at 89 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review and moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   So, since someone asked: Yes, the presence of this review means that you’ll see more Traveller-reviews in the future! It should be noted that, much like e.g. Raging Swan Press’ dressing books, this massive compilation of d66-tables is almost system neutral. While the book is obviously intended for the Traveller-system, it can easily provide a lot of […]

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  • d66 Compendium (Traveller/almost system neutral) This massive compilation of d66-dressing files clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of front cover, ½ page editorial, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so this book is nominally designed for use with the Foreven Free Sector and the Traveller game, but it is de facto a system neutral dressing book that is just as useful for Starfinder, Ashen Stars or any other SciFi RPG, really. […]

    d66 Compendium (Traveller/almost system neutral)

    d66 Compendium (Traveller/almost system neutral) This massive compilation of d66-dressing files clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of front cover, ½ page editorial, 1 page blank inside of back cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so this book is nominally designed for use with the Foreven Free Sector and the Traveller game, but it is de facto a system neutral dressing book that is just as useful for Starfinder, Ashen Stars or any other SciFi RPG, really. […]

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  • Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e) This little bestiary clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice herein would be that you get more than one statblock per creature: After a brief description, we also get a couple of paragraphs on the respective critter, contextualizing the foe with lore – I really enjoyed this decision, as one of the complaints I had against the […]

    Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)

    Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e) This little bestiary clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice herein would be that you get more than one statblock per creature: After a brief description, we also get a couple of paragraphs on the respective critter, contextualizing the foe with lore – I really enjoyed this decision, as one of the complaints I had against the […]

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  • Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet This massive module clocks in at 61 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so while this *is* a massive module, it should be noted that it also doubles, to an extent, as a small settlement supplement – the appendix depicts the city of Hunstoc, which represents the backdrop of this adventure, in rather impressive detail – not only are the respective key environments discussed, we also get the […]

    Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet

    Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet This massive module clocks in at 61 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so while this *is* a massive module, it should be noted that it also doubles, to an extent, as a small settlement supplement – the appendix depicts the city of Hunstoc, which represents the backdrop of this adventure, in rather impressive detail – not only are the respective key environments discussed, we also get the […]

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