Iron Archive

  • Path of Iron The second of Ascension Games’ massive crunch-books clocks in at 165 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page KS-thanks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 158 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review is based on the electronic 2nd printing-version of the book.   After a brief introduction on the subject matter at hand, we dive pretty much straight into the first base-class, which would be the archivist. Archvists get d6 HD, 2+Int skills per level, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves and receive simple weapon proficiency, but no armor proficiency. As should be evident from the […]

    Path of Iron

    Path of Iron The second of Ascension Games’ massive crunch-books clocks in at 165 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page KS-thanks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 158 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review is based on the electronic 2nd printing-version of the book.   After a brief introduction on the subject matter at hand, we dive pretty much straight into the first base-class, which would be the archivist. Archvists get d6 HD, 2+Int skills per level, 1/2 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves and receive simple weapon proficiency, but no armor proficiency. As should be evident from the […]

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  • The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition) This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the […]

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition)

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition) This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the […]

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  • The Secrets of the Iron Titan This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the body and […]

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the body and […]

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  • Races of Obsidian Apocalypse: Flesh and Iron This racial supplement clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick of this book with the Prometheans. These guys and gals thankfully have nothing to do with the ridiculously bad sci-fi movie and its clumsily disguised anti-science propaganda, but rather hearkens to the standard set by White Wolf to describe Prometheans as an euphemism for the created/artificial species – -or rather, for golem-like races.   Here, we make a distinction between cobbled-together Flesh Prometheans in the vein Frankenstein’s Monster, who receive +2 Con adn Int, -2 Wis, can sniff out carrion (and those severely […]

    Races of Obsidian Apocalypse: Flesh and Iron

    Races of Obsidian Apocalypse: Flesh and Iron This racial supplement clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick of this book with the Prometheans. These guys and gals thankfully have nothing to do with the ridiculously bad sci-fi movie and its clumsily disguised anti-science propaganda, but rather hearkens to the standard set by White Wolf to describe Prometheans as an euphemism for the created/artificial species – -or rather, for golem-like races.   Here, we make a distinction between cobbled-together Flesh Prometheans in the vein Frankenstein’s Monster, who receive +2 Con adn Int, -2 Wis, can sniff out carrion (and those severely […]

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  • Treasures of NeoExodus: Rampager’s Irons This installment of the „Treasures of NeoExodus“-line is 4 pages long, with one page devoted to SRD/editorial and 1 page weapon cards, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The tale of these pistols is a tale of woe, of one brother betrayed by traitorous officers, framed for the selling of military secrets. Upon the execution, his brother took up these pistols and went of a dread rage, avenging the death of his kin. To this day, these +1 pistols that look so terribly common actually allow the wielder to spend all remaining git (at least 1) to enter essentially a gunslinger’s rage: This works just like […]

    Treasures of NeoExodus: Rampager’s Irons

    Treasures of NeoExodus: Rampager’s Irons This installment of the „Treasures of NeoExodus“-line is 4 pages long, with one page devoted to SRD/editorial and 1 page weapon cards, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The tale of these pistols is a tale of woe, of one brother betrayed by traitorous officers, framed for the selling of military secrets. Upon the execution, his brother took up these pistols and went of a dread rage, avenging the death of his kin. To this day, these +1 pistols that look so terribly common actually allow the wielder to spend all remaining git (at least 1) to enter essentially a gunslinger’s rage: This works just like […]

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  • Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor This supplement is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of new content to make hobgoblins more distinct, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Kicking off with a brief discussion on the nature of savage humanoids and hobgoblins in particular, we dive right into new class options to make these goblinoids feel more distinct, namely rather martially-themed archetypes, the first of which would be the Hobgoblin ensnarer, an archetype of the rogue base-class: All about setting snares fast to catch prey (and even not setting them off), the archetype per se is a nice idea – but ultimately a one-trick pony that falls to the […]

    Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor

    Hobgoblins: Blood, Iron and Honor This supplement is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of new content to make hobgoblins more distinct, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Kicking off with a brief discussion on the nature of savage humanoids and hobgoblins in particular, we dive right into new class options to make these goblinoids feel more distinct, namely rather martially-themed archetypes, the first of which would be the Hobgoblin ensnarer, an archetype of the rogue base-class: All about setting snares fast to catch prey (and even not setting them off), the archetype per se is a nice idea – but ultimately a one-trick pony that falls to the […]

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