Erica Balsley Archive

  • The Lost Lands – Stoneheart Valley This massive collection of modules clocks in at 192 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 11 pages of advertisements, leaving us with 177 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks in with a blast from the past for me – a discussion on the upcoming Lost Lands setting and how different places in the world implied by all Necromancer Games/Frog God Games modules and supplements. If you’re like me, this is damn interesting…but let me go back for a second.   When 3rd edition came around back in the day, I was kind of skeptical – but then again, after seeing […]

    The Lost Lands – Stoneheart Valley

    The Lost Lands – Stoneheart Valley This massive collection of modules clocks in at 192 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 11 pages of advertisements, leaving us with 177 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks in with a blast from the past for me – a discussion on the upcoming Lost Lands setting and how different places in the world implied by all Necromancer Games/Frog God Games modules and supplements. If you’re like me, this is damn interesting…but let me go back for a second.   When 3rd edition came around back in the day, I was kind of skeptical – but then again, after seeing […]

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  • Dunes of Desolation This massive book clocks in at 193 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive array of 188 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So “Dunes of Desolation”, hmm? This pdf’s name would be considered audacious when used by most publishers -“Desert of Desolation” as a boxed set made some of my most precious, fondest memories back in the day – the glorious maze, the sky-boat at the pyramid’s top, the logical, cool social sandbox at the oasis, the sheer level of detail, the sea of glass – this beast had so much going for it. So how […]

    Dunes of Desolation

    Dunes of Desolation This massive book clocks in at 193 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive array of 188 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So “Dunes of Desolation”, hmm? This pdf’s name would be considered audacious when used by most publishers -“Desert of Desolation” as a boxed set made some of my most precious, fondest memories back in the day – the glorious maze, the sky-boat at the pyramid’s top, the logical, cool social sandbox at the oasis, the sheer level of detail, the sea of glass – this beast had so much going for it. So how […]

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  • Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Troll Hills This installment of the Hex Crawl Chronicle-series clocks in at a massive 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 2 pages blank, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always with modules, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Let’s go! First of all – the hex-crawl map to explore this time around spans two massive pages and depicts mostly mountainous terrain with hills, cut through by rivers. The population of this rather…hostile area can be summed up by belonging to 3 ethnicities – the descendants of the once proud […]

    Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Troll Hills

    Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Troll Hills This installment of the Hex Crawl Chronicle-series clocks in at a massive 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 2 pages blank, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always with modules, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Let’s go! First of all – the hex-crawl map to explore this time around spans two massive pages and depicts mostly mountainous terrain with hills, cut through by rivers. The population of this rather…hostile area can be summed up by belonging to 3 ethnicities – the descendants of the once proud […]

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