Edition Archive

  • Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition This book’s content clocks in at 193 pages if you already disregard the front cover, editorial, ToC, etc. – these pages also include massive lists, but we’ll get back to that!   So, this book’s a first – this is the third time that I’m going in depth through an iteration of this book, so let’s see whether this version has improved over its predecessor. This review is based on the full-color hardcover of the supplement, which I have received in exchange for moving this book’s review up in my reviewing queue. As always, and as many a publisher/author can ascertain, this does not change the rating, just when I’m covering it.   So […]

    Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition

    Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition This book’s content clocks in at 193 pages if you already disregard the front cover, editorial, ToC, etc. – these pages also include massive lists, but we’ll get back to that!   So, this book’s a first – this is the third time that I’m going in depth through an iteration of this book, so let’s see whether this version has improved over its predecessor. This review is based on the full-color hardcover of the supplement, which I have received in exchange for moving this book’s review up in my reviewing queue. As always, and as many a publisher/author can ascertain, this does not change the rating, just when I’m covering it.   So […]

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  • The Revelation of Mulmo – Tentacled Edition (DCC) (Patreon Request) This module is only available in print, and as such, my review is obviously based on that format. The module is a perfect bound softcover, and somewhat to my chagrin, it has a large enough spine, but doesn’t have its name on the spine. The module clocks in at 68 pages if you disregard cover, editorial, etc.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   Before we dive into the meat of the matter, it should be noted that, while originally penned as a companion tome for Angels, Daemons & Beings Between: Extended Otherworldly Edition (AD&BB:EOE), this module can be […]

    The Revelation of Mulmo – Tentacled Edition (DCC) (Patreon Request)

    The Revelation of Mulmo – Tentacled Edition (DCC) (Patreon Request) This module is only available in print, and as such, my review is obviously based on that format. The module is a perfect bound softcover, and somewhat to my chagrin, it has a large enough spine, but doesn’t have its name on the spine. The module clocks in at 68 pages if you disregard cover, editorial, etc.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   Before we dive into the meat of the matter, it should be noted that, while originally penned as a companion tome for Angels, Daemons & Beings Between: Extended Otherworldly Edition (AD&BB:EOE), this module can be […]

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  • Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e)

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

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  • Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module was penned for the Swords & Wizardry-rules, which means that we get ascending and descending AC, one save, standard movement of 9, morale, etc. HD are provided, and sometimes, but not always, we also get specific HP-values for the entities within. The module, unfortunately, does not consistently implement the formatting-conventions of Swords & Wizardry, and instead sometimes uses bolding to highlight e.g. entities and monsters in the massive text-blocks, but […]

    Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR)

    Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module was penned for the Swords & Wizardry-rules, which means that we get ascending and descending AC, one save, standard movement of 9, morale, etc. HD are provided, and sometimes, but not always, we also get specific HP-values for the entities within. The module, unfortunately, does not consistently implement the formatting-conventions of Swords & Wizardry, and instead sometimes uses bolding to highlight e.g. entities and monsters in the massive text-blocks, but […]

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  • Book Of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness (Revised Edition) This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review of the revised edition was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered […]

    Book Of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness (Revised Edition) (Priority Review)

    Book Of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness (Revised Edition) This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review of the revised edition was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered […]

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  • Marvels & Malisons (Revised Edition) (OSR/system agnostic) Huh, that went fast! Turns out that the publisher had an updated and improved version, and that this version hadn’t been uploaded properly to OBS! So yeah, this is the review of the revised edition, which clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 53 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   That’s a lot of additional pages, for the booklet now comes with a LOT of original b/w-artwork   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explain the whole system […]

    Marvels & Malisons (Revised edition) (OSR/system agnostic)

    Marvels & Malisons (Revised Edition) (OSR/system agnostic) Huh, that went fast! Turns out that the publisher had an updated and improved version, and that this version hadn’t been uploaded properly to OBS! So yeah, this is the review of the revised edition, which clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 53 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   That’s a lot of additional pages, for the booklet now comes with a LOT of original b/w-artwork   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explain the whole system […]

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  • The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) The pdf for this book clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 61 pages, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5).   This review was made possible by one of my patreon supporters, who made the purchase of this book when it was released possible, asking for a review at some time in the future. I figured that it was high time to get on it.   As you can see, the artwork on the cover features […]

    The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) (Patreon Request)

    The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) The pdf for this book clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 61 pages, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5).   This review was made possible by one of my patreon supporters, who made the purchase of this book when it was released possible, asking for a review at some time in the future. I figured that it was high time to get on it.   As you can see, the artwork on the cover features […]

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  • Ironclaw Second Edition Omnibus (Unique System) Okay, so this massive RPG/campaign setting comes with a couple of pdfs – a one-page cover of the player’s handbook and host’s handbook, which seem to have been combined into this book, a separate cover, a char-sheet and a pdf that contains 10 pregens as well as a sheet; if you take away the cover, editorial, etc., we arrive at 343 pages, not counting the two-page index; said index is devoted primarily to campaign setting concepts; the couple of times I wanted to use it to look up some game term, I couldn’t find it.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters. I also […]

    Ironclaw Second Edition Omnibus (Unique System) (Priority Review)

    Ironclaw Second Edition Omnibus (Unique System) Okay, so this massive RPG/campaign setting comes with a couple of pdfs – a one-page cover of the player’s handbook and host’s handbook, which seem to have been combined into this book, a separate cover, a char-sheet and a pdf that contains 10 pregens as well as a sheet; if you take away the cover, editorial, etc., we arrive at 343 pages, not counting the two-page index; said index is devoted primarily to campaign setting concepts; the couple of times I wanted to use it to look up some game term, I couldn’t find it.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters. I also […]

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  • The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia – Vivimancer Edition (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 83 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 77 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   The majority of this review, like the book, is identical with the review of the regular iteration of this book. The tl;dr-version would be that this is the mechanically-superior version of the book.   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to […]

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia – Vivimancer Edition (OSR)

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia – Vivimancer Edition (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 83 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 77 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   The majority of this review, like the book, is identical with the review of the regular iteration of this book. The tl;dr-version would be that this is the mechanically-superior version of the book.   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to […]

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  • Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition) (system neutral) This massive book clocks in at 216 pages, 1 page front cover, 6 pages dedications, editorial, etc., 5 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of author bio, and almost 40 pages blank – these are at the end of a chapter, or on the flip-side of maps. Maps? Yep There are 5 sample b/w-maps included herein. This leaves us with about 150 pages of content. Why am I rounding down? Because some pages at the end of a chapter are 2/3 empty. This does not matter, though. Why? Because we get versions without the blanks, for both printer- and screen-version. These, btw., still clock in at a 188 page total.   Anyways, […]

    Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition) (system neutral)

    Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition) (system neutral) This massive book clocks in at 216 pages, 1 page front cover, 6 pages dedications, editorial, etc., 5 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of author bio, and almost 40 pages blank – these are at the end of a chapter, or on the flip-side of maps. Maps? Yep There are 5 sample b/w-maps included herein. This leaves us with about 150 pages of content. Why am I rounding down? Because some pages at the end of a chapter are 2/3 empty. This does not matter, though. Why? Because we get versions without the blanks, for both printer- and screen-version. These, btw., still clock in at a 188 page total.   Anyways, […]

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  • New Paths Compendium Expanded Edition (Hardcover) This massive, crunchy hardcover clocks in at 170 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 161 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving the limited edition print version of this book. My review is mainly based on this version, though I have also contacted the pdf to ascertain the functionality of that version. It was also requested as a priority review.   Now, first of all: This review is a HUGE monster, intended to help you ascertain for […]

    New Paths Compendium Expanded Edition (Hardcover)

    New Paths Compendium Expanded Edition (Hardcover) This massive, crunchy hardcover clocks in at 170 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 161 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving the limited edition print version of this book. My review is mainly based on this version, though I have also contacted the pdf to ascertain the functionality of that version. It was also requested as a priority review.   Now, first of all: This review is a HUGE monster, intended to help you ascertain for […]

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  • Xeno Files #3: Halloween Edition (SFRPG/PFRPG) The third installment of the Xeno Files-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD; leaving us with 13 pages, so let’s take a look!   This series was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue by my patreons.   The first article was penned by Joshua Hennington and depicts the Rendeian race, thralls to the Qlippoth lord Sesser’vatn. Racial stat wise, they get +2 Con and Wis, -2 Dex, 6 HP and are Medium humanoids with the shapechanger subtype, which represents a deviation from the standard Starfinder races. Rendeian subtype would have been standard here, but this aspect […]

    Xeno Files #3: Halloween Edition (SFRPG/PFRPG)

    Xeno Files #3: Halloween Edition (SFRPG/PFRPG) The third installment of the Xeno Files-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD; leaving us with 13 pages, so let’s take a look!   This series was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue by my patreons.   The first article was penned by Joshua Hennington and depicts the Rendeian race, thralls to the Qlippoth lord Sesser’vatn. Racial stat wise, they get +2 Con and Wis, -2 Dex, 6 HP and are Medium humanoids with the shapechanger subtype, which represents a deviation from the standard Starfinder races. Rendeian subtype would have been standard here, but this aspect […]

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  • Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e) This massive book clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Basically, this is a huge selection of variant rules for 5e that you can drag and drop in your game. We begin with alternate methods of ability score generation, with grid, dice pool, point-buy that goes up to 18 from the get-go and alternate ability arrays. Rolling 4d6, dropping the lowest and having the GM do the same and then dealing with the devil behind the screen is also mentioned. There is also […]

    Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e)

    Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e) This massive book clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Basically, this is a huge selection of variant rules for 5e that you can drag and drop in your game. We begin with alternate methods of ability score generation, with grid, dice pool, point-buy that goes up to 18 from the get-go and alternate ability arrays. Rolling 4d6, dropping the lowest and having the GM do the same and then dealing with the devil behind the screen is also mentioned. There is also […]

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  • Fifth Edition Feats (5e) This massive book clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, since this massive book has more than 150 feats, I am not going through them feat-by-feat – that would bloat the review beyond belief. Instead, let’s focus on what the book is…and what it isn’t.   Well, as much as I don’t like to start on a downer, I don’t have much choice here – this book is not perfect. The very first feat, Acrobatic, already has issues. It may require Acrobatics proficiency, but it does grant you expertise (twice proficiency […]

    Fifth Edition Feats (5e)

    Fifth Edition Feats (5e) This massive book clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, since this massive book has more than 150 feats, I am not going through them feat-by-feat – that would bloat the review beyond belief. Instead, let’s focus on what the book is…and what it isn’t.   Well, as much as I don’t like to start on a downer, I don’t have much choice here – this book is not perfect. The very first feat, Acrobatic, already has issues. It may require Acrobatics proficiency, but it does grant you expertise (twice proficiency […]

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  • Playable Monsters for 5th Edition (5e) The 5e-version of Quasar Knight Enterprises’ take on playable monsters clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page of artist contacts, 1 page of writer info, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, after some general discussions on how to handle monstrous PCs and parties, we dive pretty much straight into the respective races, which cover a brief physical description, some minor information on society, relations with other races and alignment/religion preferences as well as how the race interacts with adventurers before diving into the respective racial traits – on a nitpicky formatting side, […]

    Playable Monsters for 5th Edition (5e)

    Playable Monsters for 5th Edition (5e) The 5e-version of Quasar Knight Enterprises’ take on playable monsters clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page of artist contacts, 1 page of writer info, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, after some general discussions on how to handle monstrous PCs and parties, we dive pretty much straight into the respective races, which cover a brief physical description, some minor information on society, relations with other races and alignment/religion preferences as well as how the race interacts with adventurers before diving into the respective racial traits – on a nitpicky formatting side, […]

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  • Player Paraphernalia: The Charger Base Class (Revised Edition) This installment of the Player Paraphernalia-class clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Charger is a front-line fighter and gets d10, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, light, medium and heavy armors and shields, though encumbrance and heavy armor may impede some abilities of the class. The class gets full BAB-progression and full Fort-save progression. The class begins play with +10 ft. movement rate, which increases to +15 ft. if the character has the Run-feat. This enhanced movement increases by the same amount at 10th […]

    Player Paraphernalia: The Charger Base Class (Revised Edition)

    Player Paraphernalia: The Charger Base Class (Revised Edition) This installment of the Player Paraphernalia-class clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Charger is a front-line fighter and gets d10, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, light, medium and heavy armors and shields, though encumbrance and heavy armor may impede some abilities of the class. The class gets full BAB-progression and full Fort-save progression. The class begins play with +10 ft. movement rate, which increases to +15 ft. if the character has the Run-feat. This enhanced movement increases by the same amount at 10th […]

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  • Dwellers Amid Bones Collector’s Edition This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page of advice for reading statblocks, 1 page advice for running the module, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being a collector’s edition of a previously-released, short module, Dweller Amid Bones receives a massive upgrade herein – from the get-go, detailed sample hooks allow DMs to easily kick off the module and then, much like Gibbous Moon, we get an astonishing, massive section of new content – essentially what boils down […]

    Dwellers Amid Bones Collector’s Edition

    Dwellers Amid Bones Collector’s Edition This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page of advice for reading statblocks, 1 page advice for running the module, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being a collector’s edition of a previously-released, short module, Dweller Amid Bones receives a massive upgrade herein – from the get-go, detailed sample hooks allow DMs to easily kick off the module and then, much like Gibbous Moon, we get an astonishing, massive section of new content – essentially what boils down […]

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  • The Edgewalker: Wielder of Light and Darkness (Revised Edition) This revised and expanded version of the base-class by Interjection Games clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC (and a story of the genesis of this class – it has been commissioned by Preston Mitchell!), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The edgewalker gets 4+Int skills per level, d8, proficiency with simple weapons, short sword, rapier, sap, kukri, shortbow and whip as well as light armors and shields. Over the 20 levels of the class it receives a sneak attack progression from +1d6 to a maximum of +7d6 at 19th level and the class […]

    The Edgewalker: Wielder of Light and Darkness (Revised Edition)

    The Edgewalker: Wielder of Light and Darkness (Revised Edition) This revised and expanded version of the base-class by Interjection Games clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC (and a story of the genesis of this class – it has been commissioned by Preston Mitchell!), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The edgewalker gets 4+Int skills per level, d8, proficiency with simple weapons, short sword, rapier, sap, kukri, shortbow and whip as well as light armors and shields. Over the 20 levels of the class it receives a sneak attack progression from +1d6 to a maximum of +7d6 at 19th level and the class […]

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  • Retribution Collector’s Edition This module clocks in at 71 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page CR-lists, 1 page advice on reading statblocks and 1 page advice on running the module for novice DMs, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 62 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I will break my own format for reviewing with this module. The original Retribution was the first Raging Swan Press-product to see the light of day and I bought it on a whim back in the day, long before I was a reviewer. I expected it to suck, frankly, and did so out of a morbid curiosity. I […]

    Retribution Collector’s Edition

    Retribution Collector’s Edition This module clocks in at 71 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page CR-lists, 1 page advice on reading statblocks and 1 page advice on running the module for novice DMs, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 62 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I will break my own format for reviewing with this module. The original Retribution was the first Raging Swan Press-product to see the light of day and I bought it on a whim back in the day, long before I was a reviewer. I expected it to suck, frankly, and did so out of a morbid curiosity. I […]

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