Golden Archive

  • A Night at the Golden Duck (OSR) And now for something completely different! This little ‘zine can, per the writing of this review, only be purchased in print and, at first glance, seems to be 7 pages long – however, this supplement can be unfolded into a massive poster that is littered with the maps of the place featured, with adventure hooks, and stats – The stats note AC (ascending), HP, attacks + damage and brief special features like “climbs easily.” Skills are noted as “X in 6.” Thus, as far as rules are concerned, this pretty much can be considered to be easy to implement in most games. No level-range is provided, though I’d situate this somewhere along the […]

    A Night at the Golden Duck (OSR)

    A Night at the Golden Duck (OSR) And now for something completely different! This little ‘zine can, per the writing of this review, only be purchased in print and, at first glance, seems to be 7 pages long – however, this supplement can be unfolded into a massive poster that is littered with the maps of the place featured, with adventure hooks, and stats – The stats note AC (ascending), HP, attacks + damage and brief special features like “climbs easily.” Skills are noted as “X in 6.” Thus, as far as rules are concerned, this pretty much can be considered to be easy to implement in most games. No level-range is provided, though I’d situate this somewhere along the […]

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  • Warrior Prestige Archetypes: The Gold Legionaire This pdf of the Warrior Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction (explaining the base concept of the series), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What are Prestige Archetypes? Well, I reviewed the whole first series, so here’s the tl;dr-version: They are prestige classes blended with one (or more) base-class(es) to result in a new, 20-level-class – much like you had modified the base class with an archetype. Get it? Yeah, not a hard concept to grasp, is it? Now personally, I use Prestige Classes with an emphasis on the PRESTIGE-component, archetypes more like a career path, […]

    Warrior Prestige Archetypes: The Gold Legionaire

    Warrior Prestige Archetypes: The Gold Legionaire This pdf of the Warrior Prestige Archetype-series clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction (explaining the base concept of the series), 1 page SRD, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What are Prestige Archetypes? Well, I reviewed the whole first series, so here’s the tl;dr-version: They are prestige classes blended with one (or more) base-class(es) to result in a new, 20-level-class – much like you had modified the base class with an archetype. Get it? Yeah, not a hard concept to grasp, is it? Now personally, I use Prestige Classes with an emphasis on the PRESTIGE-component, archetypes more like a career path, […]

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  • Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Golden Meadows This installment of the HCC-series clocks in at 51 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a Hex Crawl Chronicle-installment, this module represents a combination of supplement and adventure hooks for a massive toolbox a given DM can develop – a massive sandbox in the truest sense. Thus, the following review cannot hope to contain all of the various things going on within these pages and thus, I will endeavor to instead provide a broad overview of what can be found herein.   Thus, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players […]

    Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Golden Meadows

    Hex Crawl Chronicles: The Golden Meadows This installment of the HCC-series clocks in at 51 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a Hex Crawl Chronicle-installment, this module represents a combination of supplement and adventure hooks for a massive toolbox a given DM can develop – a massive sandbox in the truest sense. Thus, the following review cannot hope to contain all of the various things going on within these pages and thus, I will endeavor to instead provide a broad overview of what can be found herein.   Thus, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Golden Valley This installment of the Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content – so let’s take a look whether Golden Valley can maintain the streak of consecutive 5-star+seal of approval ratings the last installments of the series had!   Once known as sunset valley, the town known as Golden Valley is wealthy for a place of its size – prompted by a gold rush. Quickly, the man to become known as Boss Corl staked his claim and miners […]

    Village Backdrop: Golden Valley

    Village Backdrop: Golden Valley This installment of the Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks for novice DMs and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content – so let’s take a look whether Golden Valley can maintain the streak of consecutive 5-star+seal of approval ratings the last installments of the series had!   Once known as sunset valley, the town known as Golden Valley is wealthy for a place of its size – prompted by a gold rush. Quickly, the man to become known as Boss Corl staked his claim and miners […]

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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! You may perhaps not know this, but I’m a  sucker for horror-games. I really love them to death. Whether it’s CoC, ToC or any kind of gothic horror, I’m all in. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I backed a trilogy that depicted horror from a  source that is rather rarely seen in gaming: Very dark, Japanese horror in the style of the old stories, blended with a significant touch of Ravenloft. Jonathan McAnulty and Michael K. Tumey have created an adventure trilogy as an introduction to these dark lands. Now, with a kickstarter for the whole setting, I figured it would be prudent to introduce as many people as possible to these neat modules. Thus, […]

    Kaidan: The Gift (Part I) and a FREE module

    Hej everybody! You may perhaps not know this, but I’m a  sucker for horror-games. I really love them to death. Whether it’s CoC, ToC or any kind of gothic horror, I’m all in. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I backed a trilogy that depicted horror from a  source that is rather rarely seen in gaming: Very dark, Japanese horror in the style of the old stories, blended with a significant touch of Ravenloft. Jonathan McAnulty and Michael K. Tumey have created an adventure trilogy as an introduction to these dark lands. Now, with a kickstarter for the whole setting, I figured it would be prudent to introduce as many people as possible to these neat modules. Thus, […]

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