III Archive

  • Kineticists of Porphyra III The third of the kineticist-supplements in the …of Porphyra-line clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of content, leaving us with 62 pages, though these are in the digest-like A5 (9” by 6”)-format, but if the previous two books were any indications, this will be chock full with hard crunch…so let’s not waste any time and dive right in!   In case you were wondering – this review is based on V.4 of the file.   After a brief discussion on kineticists and their interaction with the overall world, we are introduced to the selection of the archetypes herein – let’s start with the racial one: The Elemental Brethren, […]

    Kineticists of Porphyra III

    Kineticists of Porphyra III The third of the kineticist-supplements in the …of Porphyra-line clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of content, leaving us with 62 pages, though these are in the digest-like A5 (9” by 6”)-format, but if the previous two books were any indications, this will be chock full with hard crunch…so let’s not waste any time and dive right in!   In case you were wondering – this review is based on V.4 of the file.   After a brief discussion on kineticists and their interaction with the overall world, we are introduced to the selection of the archetypes herein – let’s start with the racial one: The Elemental Brethren, […]

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  • Mythic Magic: Advanced Spells III This installment of Mythic Magic-upgrades for the big Paizo hardcovers clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, which leaves us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, this time around, we take a look at the spells featured in one of my least favorite Paizo hardcover released so far, the Advanced Class Guide. Much like in my review for the supplement dealing with the ARG, I am not going to judge the content herein on the virtues of the source material on which it builds (or the […]

    Mythic Magic: Advanced Spells III

    Mythic Magic: Advanced Spells III This installment of Mythic Magic-upgrades for the big Paizo hardcovers clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, which leaves us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, this time around, we take a look at the spells featured in one of my least favorite Paizo hardcover released so far, the Advanced Class Guide. Much like in my review for the supplement dealing with the ARG, I am not going to judge the content herein on the virtues of the source material on which it builds (or the […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops III This installment of Raging Swan Press’ groundbreaking, critically acclaimed GM’s Miscellany-series clocks in at 101 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC (including statblocks by CR-table), 1 page author-bios (which, frankly, more books should feature!), 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 93 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up on my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   If you don’t know at this point what the Village Backdrops-series is, let me enlighten you: Village backdrops are small pdfs, each detailing a fully mapped village (in this […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops III

    GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops III This installment of Raging Swan Press’ groundbreaking, critically acclaimed GM’s Miscellany-series clocks in at 101 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC (including statblocks by CR-table), 1 page author-bios (which, frankly, more books should feature!), 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 93 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up on my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   If you don’t know at this point what the Village Backdrops-series is, let me enlighten you: Village backdrops are small pdfs, each detailing a fully mapped village (in this […]

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  • Search for Lost Legacy III: By Shadow’s Grasp The third installment of the Search for Lost Legacy adventure arc clocks in at 54 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 50 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following obviously contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! So, at the end of the module, the PCs began traversing an underground river towards the third level of the dungeon and thus, this module kicks off with an encounter of a duergar expedition force, including full stats for a vessel, the Ironkeel. […]

    Search for Lost Legacy III: By Shadow’s Grasp

    Search for Lost Legacy III: By Shadow’s Grasp The third installment of the Search for Lost Legacy adventure arc clocks in at 54 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 50 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following obviously contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! So, at the end of the module, the PCs began traversing an underground river towards the third level of the dungeon and thus, this module kicks off with an encounter of a duergar expedition force, including full stats for a vessel, the Ironkeel. […]

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  • Encounter Pages III This installment of the Encounter Pages-series has somehow fallen through the virtual cracks of my HD – so let’s finally get this review started! The pdf clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC (including CRs for the encounters), 2 pages fo SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We’ve all been there – we haven’t had time to prepare a module; the shopping trip has become a grind; a wilderness trek has become boring. We know the feeling, when the general mood at the table tilts away from “this is awesome” to “tired/bored” – the easiest way to reassert focus, most of the time, is […]

    Encounter Pages III

    Encounter Pages III This installment of the Encounter Pages-series has somehow fallen through the virtual cracks of my HD – so let’s finally get this review started! The pdf clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC (including CRs for the encounters), 2 pages fo SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We’ve all been there – we haven’t had time to prepare a module; the shopping trip has become a grind; a wilderness trek has become boring. We know the feeling, when the general mood at the table tilts away from “this is awesome” to “tired/bored” – the easiest way to reassert focus, most of the time, is […]

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  • Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes III – Psionic Repositories The third installment in Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After getting massive information on research, recipes and making dungeon guides in the superb first book, adding concise rules for special material in book 2 , now we tackle the psionic component – or don’t. For yes, this pdf has information on how to *not* use the repositories herein with psionics, so even those disliking psionics have something to enjoy.   First of […]

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes III – Psionic Repositories

    Mundane No More: Texts and Tomes III – Psionic Repositories The third installment in Rich Howard’s Mundane No More-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1.5 pages of SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 3.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After getting massive information on research, recipes and making dungeon guides in the superb first book, adding concise rules for special material in book 2 , now we tackle the psionic component – or don’t. For yes, this pdf has information on how to *not* use the repositories herein with psionics, so even those disliking psionics have something to enjoy.   First of […]

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  • Mythic Minis: Mythic Martial Arts III All right, you know the drill – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look!   This Mythic Mini about martial arts provides 9 new mythic martial arts, so what do we get?   -Dragon Style: Immunity to sleep, +1/2 tier bonus versus stun/paralyze etc., +5 foot reach for one attack per round, Gain/Improve darkvision and blindsense for mythic power. Solid!   -Dragon Roar: Use Mythic Power instead of stunning fist to deal damage with your roar and impose negative conditions. So friggin’ awesome!!!   -Dragon Ferocity: Frighten hit foes, panic them with mythic power. Solid.   -Mantis Style:Target must roll twice, take the lower result and […]

    Mythic Minis: Mythic Martial Arts III

    Mythic Minis: Mythic Martial Arts III All right, you know the drill – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content, so let’s take a look!   This Mythic Mini about martial arts provides 9 new mythic martial arts, so what do we get?   -Dragon Style: Immunity to sleep, +1/2 tier bonus versus stun/paralyze etc., +5 foot reach for one attack per round, Gain/Improve darkvision and blindsense for mythic power. Solid!   -Dragon Roar: Use Mythic Power instead of stunning fist to deal damage with your roar and impose negative conditions. So friggin’ awesome!!!   -Dragon Ferocity: Frighten hit foes, panic them with mythic power. Solid.   -Mantis Style:Target must roll twice, take the lower result and […]

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  • So what’s the Riddle like, anyways? III The third in Raging Swan’s mini-series of riddle-books is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD/how to use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a rather cool selection that should be considered the prime example of usefulness of this pdf – one riddle per dragon-type. Yes, ladies and gentlemen – for metallic and chromatic dragons, one riddle each – awesome! “Tied to the gaming world” should be considered the mantra here: Glorious! And this theme is continued in the following pages – on the next one, […]

    So what’s the Riddle like, anyway? III

    So what’s the Riddle like, anyways? III The third in Raging Swan’s mini-series of riddle-books is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD/how to use, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The pdf kicks off with a rather cool selection that should be considered the prime example of usefulness of this pdf – one riddle per dragon-type. Yes, ladies and gentlemen – for metallic and chromatic dragons, one riddle each – awesome! “Tied to the gaming world” should be considered the mantra here: Glorious! And this theme is continued in the following pages – on the next one, […]

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  • Heroes of the East III This supplement is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with  27 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After a short introduction on what to expect, we immediately kick off with the first supplemental base-class found herein, the Yamabushi (which is unfortunately named just like a certain already existing class by Zombie Sky Press). Unlike ZSP’s take on a transmutation-only caster, LRGG’s Yamabushi is rather martially-inclined, gaining d10, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with light and medium armor as well as simple and monk weapons and e.g. katana and naginata, full BAB-progression and good fort- and will-saves. They also […]

    Heroes of the East III

    Heroes of the East III This supplement is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with  27 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   After a short introduction on what to expect, we immediately kick off with the first supplemental base-class found herein, the Yamabushi (which is unfortunately named just like a certain already existing class by Zombie Sky Press). Unlike ZSP’s take on a transmutation-only caster, LRGG’s Yamabushi is rather martially-inclined, gaining d10, 2+Int skills per level, proficiency with light and medium armor as well as simple and monk weapons and e.g. katana and naginata, full BAB-progression and good fort- and will-saves. They also […]

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