Dark Archive

  • Plight of the Tuatha – Dark Sails & Dark Words The third installment of the somewhat Celtic-styled Plight of the Tuatha-saga clocks in at a massive 122 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 116 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we dive into the nit and grit of the module itself, let us take a look at the supplemental material featured herein: The pdf contains 4 sample pregenerated characters for your perusal, all with full-color artworks. Beyond these, the book also contains the Lawspeaker PrC. IT spans 10 levels and provides full BAB-progression as well […]

    Plight of the Tuatha – Dark Sails & Dark Words

    Plight of the Tuatha – Dark Sails & Dark Words The third installment of the somewhat Celtic-styled Plight of the Tuatha-saga clocks in at a massive 122 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 116 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we dive into the nit and grit of the module itself, let us take a look at the supplemental material featured herein: The pdf contains 4 sample pregenerated characters for your perusal, all with full-color artworks. Beyond these, the book also contains the Lawspeaker PrC. IT spans 10 levels and provides full BAB-progression as well […]

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  • U01 – Dark Days in Stoneholme This underworld introductory adventure clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! So, we begin in the subterranean dwarven city of Stoneholme (which comes with a schematic map), generally a pretty hospitable place as far as the underworld is concerned, though here, as well, the forces of evil just wait for goodness to stumble: A sect of Dispater-worshipping devil-cultists has put into place a series of machinations […]

    U01 – Dark Days in Stoneholme

    U01 – Dark Days in Stoneholme This underworld introductory adventure clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! So, we begin in the subterranean dwarven city of Stoneholme (which comes with a schematic map), generally a pretty hospitable place as far as the underworld is concerned, though here, as well, the forces of evil just wait for goodness to stumble: A sect of Dispater-worshipping devil-cultists has put into place a series of machinations […]

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  • Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/Toc, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dark Creepers and Stalkers have always been favorites of mine – mysterious, familiar…and yet alien enough to make them creepy in an uncanny valley-esque way. This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series than goes on to expand the variants of these creatures – but, more so than usual, this book could be considered also a kind of ecology – take the sample suggestions for origins of these creatures and customize the dread truth behind the race to […]

    Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark

    Monster Menagerie: Lurkers in the Dark This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/Toc, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dark Creepers and Stalkers have always been favorites of mine – mysterious, familiar…and yet alien enough to make them creepy in an uncanny valley-esque way. This installment of the Monster Menagerie-series than goes on to expand the variants of these creatures – but, more so than usual, this book could be considered also a kind of ecology – take the sample suggestions for origins of these creatures and customize the dread truth behind the race to […]

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  • Dark Deeds in Freeport This mega-adventure/anthology clocks in at 82 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2/3 of a page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 77 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was a patron of this book. I was in no way associated with the production of this book, though.   Sometimes, books seem cursed – most often, surprisingly, when the feature Lovecraftian themes and this was no different: Long-delayed, the adventure finally arrived when I had all but forgotten about it. I read and ran it, but then…it fell between the virtual cracks of my own hard drive, languishing…until this day.   […]

    Dark Deeds in Freeport

    Dark Deeds in Freeport This mega-adventure/anthology clocks in at 82 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2/3 of a page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 77 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was a patron of this book. I was in no way associated with the production of this book, though.   Sometimes, books seem cursed – most often, surprisingly, when the feature Lovecraftian themes and this was no different: Long-delayed, the adventure finally arrived when I had all but forgotten about it. I read and ran it, but then…it fell between the virtual cracks of my own hard drive, languishing…until this day.   […]

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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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  • Dark Fey This mini-bestiary of dark fey is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,1 page SRD, 4/5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 19 1/5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first creature herein would be the CR 6 Aridni, essentially tainted pixie hunters that can shoot arrows that can cause hideous laughter, confusion and similar effects, making them well-suited to their task. Beli on the other hand are the ice-arrows firing servants of the arctic god Boreas, whereas Bereginyas at CR 4 are semi-gaseous and, though tiny, they get a racial bonus to CMB and CMD that not only offsets their size penalty and makes them rather adept at […]

    Dark Fey

    Dark Fey This mini-bestiary of dark fey is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,1 page SRD, 4/5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 19 1/5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first creature herein would be the CR 6 Aridni, essentially tainted pixie hunters that can shoot arrows that can cause hideous laughter, confusion and similar effects, making them well-suited to their task. Beli on the other hand are the ice-arrows firing servants of the arctic god Boreas, whereas Bereginyas at CR 4 are semi-gaseous and, though tiny, they get a racial bonus to CMB and CMD that not only offsets their size penalty and makes them rather adept at […]

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  • Dark Oak Collector’s Edition   Get this vastly improved version of the module here on OBS and here on d20pfsrd.com’s shop – also available in print, btw.! This pdf is 45 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement 3 pages editorial (including SRD), 1 page ToC, 1 page foreword/table of encounters/CRs, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page advice on how to use this module for novice DMs and 1 page back cover, leaving 35 pages of content.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Now if you’re familiar with the original Dark oak-module, you’ll immediately realize that this is no […]

    Dark Oak Collector’s Edition

    Dark Oak Collector’s Edition   Get this vastly improved version of the module here on OBS and here on d20pfsrd.com’s shop – also available in print, btw.! This pdf is 45 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement 3 pages editorial (including SRD), 1 page ToC, 1 page foreword/table of encounters/CRs, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page advice on how to use this module for novice DMs and 1 page back cover, leaving 35 pages of content.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Now if you’re familiar with the original Dark oak-module, you’ll immediately realize that this is no […]

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  • Devil of Dark Wood (Revised Edition) This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving 29 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Set on the Rybalkan peninsula of the setting, a place somewhat influenced by a clash of cultures between standard medieval people and the Viking-like Vikmoderes, the adventure presumes the following: A clan of devils has been stranded on the prime material plane and adapted to the place. Unable to return to the hells, they adapted and bred […]

    A2 – Devil of Dark Wood (Revised Edition)

    Devil of Dark Wood (Revised Edition) This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving 29 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Set on the Rybalkan peninsula of the setting, a place somewhat influenced by a clash of cultures between standard medieval people and the Viking-like Vikmoderes, the adventure presumes the following: A clan of devils has been stranded on the prime material plane and adapted to the place. Unable to return to the hells, they adapted and bred […]

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  • Today, I want to take you back through a bit of my personal history: When the 3.5-days of old were winding down, I was disillusioned with much of the rpg-offerings out there: I didn’t like the encounter-format WotC was starting to promote, didn’t like the direction 4th edition was going, my go-to publisher Necromancer Games was on hiatus and I was not sufficiently active online to know about the “secret” small companies that didn’t show up at my FLGS. Then I bought “Burnt Offerings” – and liked it. I liked the gritty minor bits and pieces and thought “I’ll give this one final try”. I bought “The Skinsaw Murders” and “Hook Mountain Massacre”. And was blown away – here were […]

    Razor Coast Kickstarter, EZG and a Happy New Year!

    Today, I want to take you back through a bit of my personal history: When the 3.5-days of old were winding down, I was disillusioned with much of the rpg-offerings out there: I didn’t like the encounter-format WotC was starting to promote, didn’t like the direction 4th edition was going, my go-to publisher Necromancer Games was on hiatus and I was not sufficiently active online to know about the “secret” small companies that didn’t show up at my FLGS. Then I bought “Burnt Offerings” – and liked it. I liked the gritty minor bits and pieces and thought “I’ll give this one final try”. I bought “The Skinsaw Murders” and “Hook Mountain Massacre”. And was blown away – here were […]

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  • In case you don’t know the guys: There’s a little company out there called Sneak Attack Press that has released some affordable adventures and today, I’ll take a look at all of them, chronologically! All of these adventures are available for 4th edition and PFRPG and for convenience’s sake, I’ll link each picture to the PFRPG-version and each adventure-title to the 4th edition version. All right? So let’s start with:   Blessed by Poison     This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving 11 pages for this short adventure, so let’s check it out! This being an adventure review, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want […]

    the Sneak Attack Press adventures

    In case you don’t know the guys: There’s a little company out there called Sneak Attack Press that has released some affordable adventures and today, I’ll take a look at all of them, chronologically! All of these adventures are available for 4th edition and PFRPG and for convenience’s sake, I’ll link each picture to the PFRPG-version and each adventure-title to the 4th edition version. All right? So let’s start with:   Blessed by Poison     This pdf is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving 11 pages for this short adventure, so let’s check it out! This being an adventure review, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want […]

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  • Today I’ll be taking a look at the planar source book of Open Design,   Dark Roads and Golden Hells   This pdf is 111 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 106 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was a patron of this project, but didn’t contribute due to time-concerns.   All right cutter, I see you’re rather clueless about them’s roads, so here’s the chant: The pdf kicks off with a rather interesting treatise on the nature of planes, making the outer planes essentially a foundation spawned from the soul essence of beings, entwined with an ever-swelling tide […]

    Dark Roads & Golden Hells – and Shadow Planes & Pocket Worlds

    Today I’ll be taking a look at the planar source book of Open Design,   Dark Roads and Golden Hells   This pdf is 111 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 106 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was a patron of this project, but didn’t contribute due to time-concerns.   All right cutter, I see you’re rather clueless about them’s roads, so here’s the chant: The pdf kicks off with a rather interesting treatise on the nature of planes, making the outer planes essentially a foundation spawned from the soul essence of beings, entwined with an ever-swelling tide […]

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  • Hej everybody! Today, I’m going to take a look at one nice, fast-paced module published by Raging Swan Press, namely   Dark Waters Rising    This pdf is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page on how to use the adventure, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 26 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? Okay! The Lonely Coast, Raging Swan’s unique (and FREE!) mini-setting is home to a plethora of interesting people and tribes and also […]

    Dark Waters Rising

    Hej everybody! Today, I’m going to take a look at one nice, fast-paced module published by Raging Swan Press, namely   Dark Waters Rising    This pdf is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page on how to use the adventure, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 26 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? Okay! The Lonely Coast, Raging Swan’s unique (and FREE!) mini-setting is home to a plethora of interesting people and tribes and also […]

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