In the Company of Archive

  • In the Company of Aberrations This installment of Rite Publishing’s „In the Company of…“-series of playable monsters clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a MASSIVE 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was move up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin with a letter, framing the narrative that suffuses the pdf in the tradition of Rite Publishing supplements; the letter is one of resignation this time around, speaking of the horrors that were encountered, and indeed, the formula of the in-character description of the race that makes this series […]

    In the Company of Aberrations

    In the Company of Aberrations This installment of Rite Publishing’s „In the Company of…“-series of playable monsters clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a MASSIVE 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was move up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin with a letter, framing the narrative that suffuses the pdf in the tradition of Rite Publishing supplements; the letter is one of resignation this time around, speaking of the horrors that were encountered, and indeed, the formula of the in-character description of the race that makes this series […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Wights This installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of…”-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All right, we begin this pdf with a heart-warming dedication to the founder of Rite Publishing, Steven D. Russell, who has left us too soon. After this, though, it is similarly heart-warming to see that the traditions of master Russell live on – we begin with an in-character letter of a member of the race, […]

    In the Company of Wights

    In the Company of Wights This installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of…”-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All right, we begin this pdf with a heart-warming dedication to the founder of Rite Publishing, Steven D. Russell, who has left us too soon. After this, though, it is similarly heart-warming to see that the traditions of master Russell live on – we begin with an in-character letter of a member of the race, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 10 Genie Magic Items This little pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First things first: The magic items herein are intended as an expansion for the rather cool “In the Company of Genies“, so if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll need that pdf. It should be noted that these items also retain their value for non-genies. I assume in this review that you’re familiar with that book; if you aren’t feel free to read up on it in my review. I’ll be waiting in the meanwhile. … All right, […]

    10 Genie Magic Items

    10 Genie Magic Items This little pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First things first: The magic items herein are intended as an expansion for the rather cool “In the Company of Genies“, so if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll need that pdf. It should be noted that these items also retain their value for non-genies. I assume in this review that you’re familiar with that book; if you aren’t feel free to read up on it in my review. I’ll be waiting in the meanwhile. … All right, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Genies This installment of the amazing “In the Company…”-series, my go-to-series for playable monsters, clocks in at a mighty 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page of back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin with a gorgeous image of a letter, representing the correspondence of Pers Veilborn with Qwilion of Questhaven, contextualizing the pdf within the context of the series in an awesome hint of a frame-narrative. Speaking of which – in case you are not […]

    In the Company of Genies

    In the Company of Genies This installment of the amazing “In the Company…”-series, my go-to-series for playable monsters, clocks in at a mighty 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page of back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin with a gorgeous image of a letter, representing the correspondence of Pers Veilborn with Qwilion of Questhaven, contextualizing the pdf within the context of the series in an awesome hint of a frame-narrative. Speaking of which – in case you are not […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Giants (revised edition) (5e) The 5e-conversion of the classic “Play a giant”-supplement clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Now one of the definite strengths of this series, should you not be familiar with it, lies in immersion – like most Rite Publishing books, the “In the Company of…”-series is defined by being simply pleasant to read, which is a pretty big deal for me. How does it achieve that? Well, […]

    In the Company of Giants (revised edition) (5e)

    In the Company of Giants (revised edition) (5e) The 5e-conversion of the classic “Play a giant”-supplement clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Now one of the definite strengths of this series, should you not be familiar with it, lies in immersion – like most Rite Publishing books, the “In the Company of…”-series is defined by being simply pleasant to read, which is a pretty big deal for me. How does it achieve that? Well, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Giants (5e) The 5e-conversion of the classic “Play a giant”-supplement clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now one of the definite strengths of this series, should you not be familiar with it, lies in immersion – like most Rite Publishing books, the “In the Company of…”-series is defined by being simply pleasant to read, which is a pretty big deal for me. How does it achieve that? Well, know how some crunch-supplements read like telephone books? Rite books employ a cool strategy here – they are written from the point […]

    In the Company of Giants (5e)

    In the Company of Giants (5e) The 5e-conversion of the classic “Play a giant”-supplement clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now one of the definite strengths of this series, should you not be familiar with it, lies in immersion – like most Rite Publishing books, the “In the Company of…”-series is defined by being simply pleasant to read, which is a pretty big deal for me. How does it achieve that? Well, know how some crunch-supplements read like telephone books? Rite books employ a cool strategy here – they are written from the point […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Treants The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s massive “In the Company”-series for playable monster races clocks in at a massive 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 43 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Unlike most of these books, we do not begin with the in-character prose that guides us through the book itself – instead, we start with author Jonathan McAnulty noting taking us a long on a short trip through his mind and past, explaining why this book exists in […]

    In the Company of Treants

    In the Company of Treants The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s massive “In the Company”-series for playable monster races clocks in at a massive 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 43 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Unlike most of these books, we do not begin with the in-character prose that guides us through the book itself – instead, we start with author Jonathan McAnulty noting taking us a long on a short trip through his mind and past, explaining why this book exists in […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Dragons This pdf clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So…this pdf introduces playable dragons – how does it go on to maintain balance and a world’s fluff? Well, by a number of rather unique, narrative stunts – first, the pdf maintains compatibility with your campaign setting’s dragons by assigning a unique, separate, but distinct fluff to these dragons – called Tanimin, they live in the secluded place called “Lost Isle”, isolated by planar boundaries from the realms of mortals. In this sheltered place, these beings called Tanimin, have prospered – but, as their origin […]

    In the Company of Dragons

    In the Company of Dragons This pdf clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So…this pdf introduces playable dragons – how does it go on to maintain balance and a world’s fluff? Well, by a number of rather unique, narrative stunts – first, the pdf maintains compatibility with your campaign setting’s dragons by assigning a unique, separate, but distinct fluff to these dragons – called Tanimin, they live in the secluded place called “Lost Isle”, isolated by planar boundaries from the realms of mortals. In this sheltered place, these beings called Tanimin, have prospered – but, as their origin […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the Company of Fey This installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of”-series is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisements, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition of the series, we kick off with an aptly-written frame-narrative, this time even featuring a nice, disturbing poem – from the perspective of Red Shuck, we are introduced to two different origin myths – one brighter, one darker, both including nods to Auberyon, the fabric of dreams and tying superbly in with Rite Publishing’s established canon – disturbing and whimsical, both are well-worth the read. Now physical-description […]

    In the Company of Fey

    In the Company of Fey This installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of”-series is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisements, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition of the series, we kick off with an aptly-written frame-narrative, this time even featuring a nice, disturbing poem – from the perspective of Red Shuck, we are introduced to two different origin myths – one brighter, one darker, both including nods to Auberyon, the fabric of dreams and tying superbly in with Rite Publishing’s established canon – disturbing and whimsical, both are well-worth the read. Now physical-description […]

    Continue Reading...