dark fantasy Archive

  • 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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  • As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

    The Citadel Beyond the North Wind

    As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

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  • If you’re like me, you have a rather massive selection of KQ-issues by now in your collection. You may also know the Wicked Fantasy-articles by Jess Heinig and John Wick that reimagines the classic fantasy races in a dark, unconventional way. Well, today, I’ll check out the first 3 offerings of Wicked Fantasy, starting with   Wicked Fantasy I – The Reign of Men This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page cover, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy seeks to redefine the traditional races of fantasy and add new twists to the tired old tropes.  So, what has been done […]

    The first 3 Wicked Fantasy Installments

    If you’re like me, you have a rather massive selection of KQ-issues by now in your collection. You may also know the Wicked Fantasy-articles by Jess Heinig and John Wick that reimagines the classic fantasy races in a dark, unconventional way. Well, today, I’ll check out the first 3 offerings of Wicked Fantasy, starting with   Wicked Fantasy I – The Reign of Men This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page cover, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy seeks to redefine the traditional races of fantasy and add new twists to the tired old tropes.  So, what has been done […]

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