David “Zeb” Cook Archive

  • Advanced Races Compendium This massive book clocks in at 338 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a colossal328.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait a second, though – A quick glance at the list of developers for this book will show you that I worked on this. I am writing this article since I was explicitly asked to by my readers. That being said, considering the sheer size of this book and my own involvement, I will not provide a point by point analysis of the content and also will refrain from adding a final […]

    Advanced Races Compendium

    Advanced Races Compendium This massive book clocks in at 338 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a colossal328.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait a second, though – A quick glance at the list of developers for this book will show you that I worked on this. I am writing this article since I was explicitly asked to by my readers. That being said, considering the sheer size of this book and my own involvement, I will not provide a point by point analysis of the content and also will refrain from adding a final […]

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  • Southlands Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting-style book clocks in at 302 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 4 pages of ToC, 2 pages of KS-backer thanks, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 290 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   I was a (hesitant) backer for this book’s KS, but otherwise unaffiliated with the production of this massive tome. My book is mainly based on the print version, though the electronic version was consulted for the purpose of determining electronic functionality of e.g. bookmarks and the like.   What do I mean by “hesitant”? Okay, before we dive into this book’s subject matter, a […]

    Southlands Campaign Setting

    Southlands Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting-style book clocks in at 302 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 4 pages of ToC, 2 pages of KS-backer thanks, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 290 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   I was a (hesitant) backer for this book’s KS, but otherwise unaffiliated with the production of this massive tome. My book is mainly based on the print version, though the electronic version was consulted for the purpose of determining electronic functionality of e.g. bookmarks and the like.   What do I mean by “hesitant”? Okay, before we dive into this book’s subject matter, a […]

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  • Advanced Races – Tieflings The first advanced races-supplement is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2 a page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this pdf off by an expertly written introduction to Tieflings in the context of the Midgard campaign setting as well as, of course, the Tiefling’s racial traits – I’m not going to rehash them here – suffice to say, they are not modified in the Midgard setting – at least on a basic level. That is not to say you may not modify them – there are 6 alternate racial traits for you to modify the […]

    Advanced Races – Tieflings

    Advanced Races – Tieflings The first advanced races-supplement is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1/2 a page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick this pdf off by an expertly written introduction to Tieflings in the context of the Midgard campaign setting as well as, of course, the Tiefling’s racial traits – I’m not going to rehash them here – suffice to say, they are not modified in the Midgard setting – at least on a basic level. That is not to say you may not modify them – there are 6 alternate racial traits for you to modify the […]

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  •  Sunken Empires This book/pdf is 82 pages, 1 page front cover (in the dead-tree version blank inside), 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover. That leaves 77 pages of content. Disclaimer: I was a patron of this project but due to real life, didn’t contribute that much to this project. The pdf is full-color with some b/w artwork here and there, while the dead-tree version is b/w. The book kicks off with an informative 2-page introduction to the creation of the aboleth as a monster by David “Zeb” Cook, its original creator. Then, we get a chapter of 8 pages on lost cities in real world myths and legends, namely Atlantis (D’uh), Lemuria and […]

    Sunken Empires + web-enhancement

     Sunken Empires This book/pdf is 82 pages, 1 page front cover (in the dead-tree version blank inside), 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover. That leaves 77 pages of content. Disclaimer: I was a patron of this project but due to real life, didn’t contribute that much to this project. The pdf is full-color with some b/w artwork here and there, while the dead-tree version is b/w. The book kicks off with an informative 2-page introduction to the creation of the aboleth as a monster by David “Zeb” Cook, its original creator. Then, we get a chapter of 8 pages on lost cities in real world myths and legends, namely Atlantis (D’uh), Lemuria and […]

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