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  • Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House This pdf is 61 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author’s note/dedication, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The first of Michael Tumey’s Haiku of Horror series of supplements details a bath house and as such, since in Western culture they are not that common, we kick this supplement off with an introduction on the concept of bath houses that essentially takes the basic concept from Japanese culture and introduces the audience to Kaidan’s particular take on the concept as well as providing concise lists of prices. Throughout the supplement, terms ranging […]

    Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House

    Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House This pdf is 61 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author’s note/dedication, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The first of Michael Tumey’s Haiku of Horror series of supplements details a bath house and as such, since in Western culture they are not that common, we kick this supplement off with an introduction on the concept of bath houses that essentially takes the basic concept from Japanese culture and introduces the audience to Kaidan’s particular take on the concept as well as providing concise lists of prices. Throughout the supplement, terms ranging […]

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  • It’d time to take a look at one of the darker settings out there:   Shadows over Vathak This campaign setting is 258 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 250 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Kicking off with a general introduction, we are introduced to the central topics of Vathak – the land of the native Bhriota-humans has been conquered by the monotheist forces of the Vindari, who have established a rather xenophobic colonialism that has been met with a response truly dreadful – from the bowels of the earth of Vathak, the Old Ones are awakening, […]

    Shadows over Vathak

    It’d time to take a look at one of the darker settings out there:   Shadows over Vathak This campaign setting is 258 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 250 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Kicking off with a general introduction, we are introduced to the central topics of Vathak – the land of the native Bhriota-humans has been conquered by the monotheist forces of the Vindari, who have established a rather xenophobic colonialism that has been met with a response truly dreadful – from the bowels of the earth of Vathak, the Old Ones are awakening, […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at one little module of horrors!   B9 – Curse of the Full Moon This module is 60 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, elaving us with 57 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The PCs, via several different hooks, are coming to the town of Rooknest, a peaceful, isolated town – in which all hell is about to break loose due to an ancient, nefarious plan coming to fruition. More than a decade agao, a wicked hag called Harriot was starting to dread the approach […]

    EZG reviews B9: Curse of the Full Moon

    Today I’ll take a look at one little module of horrors!   B9 – Curse of the Full Moon This module is 60 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, elaving us with 57 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The PCs, via several different hooks, are coming to the town of Rooknest, a peaceful, isolated town – in which all hell is about to break loose due to an ancient, nefarious plan coming to fruition. More than a decade agao, a wicked hag called Harriot was starting to dread the approach […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

    Up From Darkness

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

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  • I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

    EZG reviews BASIC-2: A Frightful Time

    I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

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  • Ship of Fools This pdf is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements and 1 page SRD, leaving 45 pages of content – not a bad deal indeed! This being a review of an adventure, I encourage potential players to skip to the conclusion. From here on reign the SPOILERS. All right, still here? Vossian Velsurian is a scholar and enthusiast of all things botanical or fungous – especially the more lethal varieties. It is said passion and experiments with his beloved specimen that has driven him to aquatic exile aboard his vessel the Green Lady. Now, though, something is amiss. Either because the players have previously encountered his creations, […]

    Ship of Fools

    Ship of Fools This pdf is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements and 1 page SRD, leaving 45 pages of content – not a bad deal indeed! This being a review of an adventure, I encourage potential players to skip to the conclusion. From here on reign the SPOILERS. All right, still here? Vossian Velsurian is a scholar and enthusiast of all things botanical or fungous – especially the more lethal varieties. It is said passion and experiments with his beloved specimen that has driven him to aquatic exile aboard his vessel the Green Lady. Now, though, something is amiss. Either because the players have previously encountered his creations, […]

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  • Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

    Legendary Games’ Carrion Crown Plug-ins

    Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

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  •   Hej everybody,   today I’m going to take a look at one of the best modules Adventureaweek.com has released so far and at also one of the worst! Let’s first check out how great a module they can deliver with   Rogue Wizard This adventure is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial (featuring a  beautiful side-view overview map of the dungeon), 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 48 pages of content, so let’s check this one out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Setzer Salthazar, rogue Klavekian wizard and murderer has been off the radar […]

    Rogue Wizard & Icecrag Monastery

      Hej everybody,   today I’m going to take a look at one of the best modules Adventureaweek.com has released so far and at also one of the worst! Let’s first check out how great a module they can deliver with   Rogue Wizard This adventure is 52 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial (featuring a  beautiful side-view overview map of the dungeon), 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 48 pages of content, so let’s check this one out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Setzer Salthazar, rogue Klavekian wizard and murderer has been off the radar […]

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  • Written and directed by Eli Craig, this horror/comedy hybrid film made its debut in 2010 to a small circuit of film festivals and independent theaters to the feverish acclaim of critics and fans alike. With it having been recently released onto Netflix Instant streaming and other on-demand video services, now is the perfect time to revisit this raucous, moonshine-fueled, bloody, laugh fest. Lovable Rednecks The film stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine who play Tucker and Dale respectively. Admittedly, I was first drawn to this film due solely to the fact that Tudyk was headlining as a loveable redneck. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie could deliver on all of the promises made in the trailer. Unique Plot Plot-wise, […]

    Tucker and Dale VS Evil: An Ode To Horror History

    Written and directed by Eli Craig, this horror/comedy hybrid film made its debut in 2010 to a small circuit of film festivals and independent theaters to the feverish acclaim of critics and fans alike. With it having been recently released onto Netflix Instant streaming and other on-demand video services, now is the perfect time to revisit this raucous, moonshine-fueled, bloody, laugh fest. Lovable Rednecks The film stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine who play Tucker and Dale respectively. Admittedly, I was first drawn to this film due solely to the fact that Tudyk was headlining as a loveable redneck. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie could deliver on all of the promises made in the trailer. Unique Plot Plot-wise, […]

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  • Supernatural: Rite of Passage by John Passarella is a novel that is based on the TV series Supernatural. It is a thrilling horror story that encompasses dark and otherworldly forces. In this novel, the main characters Sam and Dean are led to Laurel Hill, New Jersey, when they hear of a series of accidents that seem to be more than just terrible bad luck. First, three skilled roofers manage to fall of a roof and die within thirty seconds of each other. Then, there are three seemingly random deaths in three different houses all on the same block. Sam and Dean are hunters that specialize in the supernatural, but even they have never encountered evil like this. The book takes […]

    Review: Supernatural: Rite of Passage

    Supernatural: Rite of Passage by John Passarella is a novel that is based on the TV series Supernatural. It is a thrilling horror story that encompasses dark and otherworldly forces. In this novel, the main characters Sam and Dean are led to Laurel Hill, New Jersey, when they hear of a series of accidents that seem to be more than just terrible bad luck. First, three skilled roofers manage to fall of a roof and die within thirty seconds of each other. Then, there are three seemingly random deaths in three different houses all on the same block. Sam and Dean are hunters that specialize in the supernatural, but even they have never encountered evil like this. The book takes […]

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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fascinating novel that combines the two classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moreau into a horrifying mystery. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read. It was definitely a page-turner and it came to a satisfying conclusion. The book begins with Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mylock Holmes, presenting a top-secret case to Holmes and Dr. Watson. It revolves around three grisly murders that occurred in London. While the newspapers reported that the murders were the result of gang work, an in depth look into the bodies reveals that they were torn apart by exotic creatures that one would normally find in Australia or India, not the streets of London. Mylock […]

    Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau

    Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fascinating novel that combines the two classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moreau into a horrifying mystery. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read. It was definitely a page-turner and it came to a satisfying conclusion. The book begins with Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mylock Holmes, presenting a top-secret case to Holmes and Dr. Watson. It revolves around three grisly murders that occurred in London. While the newspapers reported that the murders were the result of gang work, an in depth look into the bodies reveals that they were torn apart by exotic creatures that one would normally find in Australia or India, not the streets of London. Mylock […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at the final installment of the critically-acclaimed Kaidan-trilogy!   Kaidan III: Dark Path  The final part of the epic Japanese horror saga by Jonathan McAnulty and Micheal Tumey is 62 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 3 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 53 pages of content for your perusal, so let’s check them out!   After the lurking estrangement and the despair-ridden darkness of the second installment, the PCs, cursed and on the run, finally have allies and will reap the seeds they have sown in the two predecessors on their way to the climax. And boy, the introduction already […]

    Kaidan: Dark Path (Part III)

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at the final installment of the critically-acclaimed Kaidan-trilogy!   Kaidan III: Dark Path  The final part of the epic Japanese horror saga by Jonathan McAnulty and Micheal Tumey is 62 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 3 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 53 pages of content for your perusal, so let’s check them out!   After the lurking estrangement and the despair-ridden darkness of the second installment, the PCs, cursed and on the run, finally have allies and will reap the seeds they have sown in the two predecessors on their way to the climax. And boy, the introduction already […]

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  • Hej everybody, with the Kaidan Campaign Setting kickstarter running, I figure I’d post the second review of the critically-acclaimed trilogy! Dim Spirit   The second part of the three-part Japanese horror saga set in Kaidan, “Dim Spirit” clocks in at a whopping 64 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page list of contributors, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of advertisement and 2 pages SRD, leaving 51 pages for the second part of the epic, so let’s check out whether it stands up to the excellent quality we had in the first part!   First of all you’ll notice the, once again, excellent quality of the layout: The Bamboo-lined pages and the artworks serve greatly […]

    Kaidan:Dim Spirit (Part II) and #30 Haunts for Kaidan

    Hej everybody, with the Kaidan Campaign Setting kickstarter running, I figure I’d post the second review of the critically-acclaimed trilogy! Dim Spirit   The second part of the three-part Japanese horror saga set in Kaidan, “Dim Spirit” clocks in at a whopping 64 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page list of contributors, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of advertisement and 2 pages SRD, leaving 51 pages for the second part of the epic, so let’s check out whether it stands up to the excellent quality we had in the first part!   First of all you’ll notice the, once again, excellent quality of the layout: The Bamboo-lined pages and the artworks serve greatly […]

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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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  •   I love me a good ghost story. I love to be scared. I mean, LOVE to be scared. I love the anticipation, I love build-up and I LOVE the reveal. And it seems like it’s been forever since we had a good old fashioned ghost story! Sure, we get a ton of blood and gore…but when was the last time you saw a real GHOST story? The Woman In Black fills that void nicely. Of course, it does have its flaws. It starts off VERY slowly. The first 50 minutes are a snore-fest. But after that, it’s a fun and jumpy ride! Daniel Radcliff does a decent job in his role as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village […]

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK

      I love me a good ghost story. I love to be scared. I mean, LOVE to be scared. I love the anticipation, I love build-up and I LOVE the reveal. And it seems like it’s been forever since we had a good old fashioned ghost story! Sure, we get a ton of blood and gore…but when was the last time you saw a real GHOST story? The Woman In Black fills that void nicely. Of course, it does have its flaws. It starts off VERY slowly. The first 50 minutes are a snore-fest. But after that, it’s a fun and jumpy ride! Daniel Radcliff does a decent job in his role as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village […]

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  • I’ve been a big Stephen King fan since I read Pet Cemetery at the young age of 13, and it’s been a long time since I could say I LOVED one of Mr. King’s books. I think the last one was the final Dark Tower book. I’m so happy to be able to say that now! I LOVED this book! The Master of Horror has written a beautiful, touching novel that’s not at all like his usual work. Let me be clear…This is NOT a horror story. This is a love story, through and through, and it’s not at all what I expected it to be. Without spoilers, 11/22/63 is about a man who finds a ‘rabbit hole’ that transports him back […]

    11/22/63 – A Review

    I’ve been a big Stephen King fan since I read Pet Cemetery at the young age of 13, and it’s been a long time since I could say I LOVED one of Mr. King’s books. I think the last one was the final Dark Tower book. I’m so happy to be able to say that now! I LOVED this book! The Master of Horror has written a beautiful, touching novel that’s not at all like his usual work. Let me be clear…This is NOT a horror story. This is a love story, through and through, and it’s not at all what I expected it to be. Without spoilers, 11/22/63 is about a man who finds a ‘rabbit hole’ that transports him back […]

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  • All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

    Movie Review-The Grey

    All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

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