Jason Stoffa Archive

  • Fat Goblin Travel Guide to Horrible Horrors & Macabre Monsters This bestiary clocks in at a massive 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   I’ve scarcely been this conflicted about a review I’ve written, so I figured I’ll break my usual format for reviews with this one and instead provide you with an insight into the two hearts that alas, beat in my breast regarding this one.   White EZG: Just take a look at this beautiful pdf – Rick Hershey really knows his job. The artworks are glorious, even though you […]

    Fat Goblin Travel Guide to Horrible Horrors & Macabre Monsters

    Fat Goblin Travel Guide to Horrible Horrors & Macabre Monsters This bestiary clocks in at a massive 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   I’ve scarcely been this conflicted about a review I’ve written, so I figured I’ll break my usual format for reviews with this one and instead provide you with an insight into the two hearts that alas, beat in my breast regarding this one.   White EZG: Just take a look at this beautiful pdf – Rick Hershey really knows his job. The artworks are glorious, even though you […]

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  • Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

    EZG reviews Rise of the Drow

    Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

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  • Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks off with a general introduction to the role of serial killers and their psychology, before delving into the respective characters, so what exactly do we get?   Well, for example we get a maiden who cuts herself (which might be a little close to home for some) and seeks to fill the void inside her by slaying her lovers. Each of the entries comes with a history of the character, a description, a modus operandi and advice for the DM to handle the PCs investigating […]

    Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak

    Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kicks off with a general introduction to the role of serial killers and their psychology, before delving into the respective characters, so what exactly do we get?   Well, for example we get a maiden who cuts herself (which might be a little close to home for some) and seeks to fill the void inside her by slaying her lovers. Each of the entries comes with a history of the character, a description, a modus operandi and advice for the DM to handle the PCs investigating […]

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  • Vathak Times #5 The fifth issue of Vathak Times is 5 pages long, 1 page being devoted to SRD, leaving 4 pages of content, so what do we get? We kick this issue off with once again with a short editorial on teh front – and a metal arm prosthesis. Unfortunately the pdf fails to mention what the construction specifics (DC, spells required etc.) are and how it is supposed to be attacked to the respective person – via surgery? Just press it on the person? We don’t know. In a scandalous decision, the king seems to offer pardon to werewolves if they join his elite military units – a tad bit pulpy for my tastes, but could work fine, […]

    Vathak Times #5

    Vathak Times #5 The fifth issue of Vathak Times is 5 pages long, 1 page being devoted to SRD, leaving 4 pages of content, so what do we get? We kick this issue off with once again with a short editorial on teh front – and a metal arm prosthesis. Unfortunately the pdf fails to mention what the construction specifics (DC, spells required etc.) are and how it is supposed to be attacked to the respective person – via surgery? Just press it on the person? We don’t know. In a scandalous decision, the king seems to offer pardon to werewolves if they join his elite military units – a tad bit pulpy for my tastes, but could work fine, […]

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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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