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  • Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e) This massive book clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Basically, this is a huge selection of variant rules for 5e that you can drag and drop in your game. We begin with alternate methods of ability score generation, with grid, dice pool, point-buy that goes up to 18 from the get-go and alternate ability arrays. Rolling 4d6, dropping the lowest and having the GM do the same and then dealing with the devil behind the screen is also mentioned. There is also […]

    Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e)

    Fifth Edition Options: Optional Rules & Mechanics (5e) This massive book clocks in at 79 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Basically, this is a huge selection of variant rules for 5e that you can drag and drop in your game. We begin with alternate methods of ability score generation, with grid, dice pool, point-buy that goes up to 18 from the get-go and alternate ability arrays. Rolling 4d6, dropping the lowest and having the GM do the same and then dealing with the devil behind the screen is also mentioned. There is also […]

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  • Shadowlands: Tarina, Spiral of Sin This massive city-sourcebook clocks in at 70 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, 1/2 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 62.5 pages of content, so let’s return to the world of Sæmyyr!   Wait, what? Well, it’s arguably been a while and this book has slipped somewhat between the cracks of my reviewing folder, but let’s recapitulate, all right? Beyond being the setting of the Gates of Tarina-adventure, the eponymous city is an important jigsaw piece in the panorama of the Shadowlands, also known as Sæmyyr.   The world of Sæmyyr’s ambition […]

    Shadowlands: Tarina, Spiral of Sin

    Shadowlands: Tarina, Spiral of Sin This massive city-sourcebook clocks in at 70 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, 1/2 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 62.5 pages of content, so let’s return to the world of Sæmyyr!   Wait, what? Well, it’s arguably been a while and this book has slipped somewhat between the cracks of my reviewing folder, but let’s recapitulate, all right? Beyond being the setting of the Gates of Tarina-adventure, the eponymous city is an important jigsaw piece in the panorama of the Shadowlands, also known as Sæmyyr.   The world of Sæmyyr’s ambition […]

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  • Storm Bunny Presents: The Reaper This mini-pdf clocks in at 3 pages, ~1 page of editorial, logo, SRD, leaving ~ 2 pages of content, so what do we get here?   The Reaper is a man in interlocking metal plates who has been around for years – at least according to the history of this strange vigilante, though the7 rumors allow a DM to easily add one’s own spin on the mysterious killer that annihilates those that oppose him. The truth is rather strange and as such, 6 sample research ideas allow a DM easy ad verbatim investigation structuring around the characters.   Of course, i could spill the true history of the character…but I won’t. Just be assured that […]

    Storm Bunny Presents: The Reaper

    Storm Bunny Presents: The Reaper This mini-pdf clocks in at 3 pages, ~1 page of editorial, logo, SRD, leaving ~ 2 pages of content, so what do we get here?   The Reaper is a man in interlocking metal plates who has been around for years – at least according to the history of this strange vigilante, though the7 rumors allow a DM to easily add one’s own spin on the mysterious killer that annihilates those that oppose him. The truth is rather strange and as such, 6 sample research ideas allow a DM easy ad verbatim investigation structuring around the characters.   Of course, i could spill the true history of the character…but I won’t. Just be assured that […]

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  • The Blessed and the Hunted: The Story of the Usa-Chan This little supplement by Storm Bunny Studios is 4 pages long, 3/4 of a page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 3 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick off this little pdf with a short origin-myth of the new race of the Usa-Chan – who are essentially bunny people in the style of Usagi Yojinbo (and if that does not ring any bells, google it!) and ties it neatly in with an alternate origin legend for the kitsune.   Usa-Chan get their own subtype, +2 Dex and Str, -2 Int, +2 to climb, -2 Disable Device & Sleight of Hand, +2 to initiative and run as […]

    The Blessed and the Hunted: The Story of the Usa-Chan

    The Blessed and the Hunted: The Story of the Usa-Chan This little supplement by Storm Bunny Studios is 4 pages long, 3/4 of a page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 3 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We kick off this little pdf with a short origin-myth of the new race of the Usa-Chan – who are essentially bunny people in the style of Usagi Yojinbo (and if that does not ring any bells, google it!) and ties it neatly in with an alternate origin legend for the kitsune.   Usa-Chan get their own subtype, +2 Dex and Str, -2 Int, +2 to climb, -2 Disable Device & Sleight of Hand, +2 to initiative and run as […]

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  • Shadowlands: Gates of Tarina This module is 56 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside the front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 3 blank pages, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 45 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Still here? All right! First of all – this module is intended for use with the Tarina Guidebook – which, more than a year after this module has come out is nowhere to be seen, so I’ll treat this hypothetical book as if it did not exist and ignore any reference to it.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential […]

    Shadowlands: Gates of Tarina

    Shadowlands: Gates of Tarina This module is 56 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside the front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 3 blank pages, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 45 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Still here? All right! First of all – this module is intended for use with the Tarina Guidebook – which, more than a year after this module has come out is nowhere to be seen, so I’ll treat this hypothetical book as if it did not exist and ignore any reference to it.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential […]

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  • Children of the Wode The second racial guidebook for Strom Bunny Studios‘ stormpunk setting of Rhûne is 35 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Beyond the city-states of Vallinar, where technology reigns and works against (or in favor?) of the impending Ragnarök lies the land of the Ælves – unlike standard elves, in Rhûne, these stalwart warriors have no undying lands, no refuge awaiting them – rather, they have retreated to their home, waging a war against the steady march of stormtech and the progress of technology it entails – essentially, […]

    Children of the Wode

    Children of the Wode The second racial guidebook for Strom Bunny Studios‘ stormpunk setting of Rhûne is 35 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Beyond the city-states of Vallinar, where technology reigns and works against (or in favor?) of the impending Ragnarök lies the land of the Ælves – unlike standard elves, in Rhûne, these stalwart warriors have no undying lands, no refuge awaiting them – rather, they have retreated to their home, waging a war against the steady march of stormtech and the progress of technology it entails – essentially, […]

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  • Shadowlands: Carthica’s Pride This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 3 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover and 3 additional blank pages between acts, leaving us with 16 pages of content – FREE content, I might add, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here?   When the two thieves Jhaari and Atharius returned to Tarina loaded from their last adventure, they started spending gold for the good life almost immediately – and made a fateful decision. When stumbling home, they crossed paths with a very intoxicated noble named Carthica […]

    Shadowlands: Carthica’s Pride

    Shadowlands: Carthica’s Pride This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 3 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover and 3 additional blank pages between acts, leaving us with 16 pages of content – FREE content, I might add, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here?   When the two thieves Jhaari and Atharius returned to Tarina loaded from their last adventure, they started spending gold for the good life almost immediately – and made a fateful decision. When stumbling home, they crossed paths with a very intoxicated noble named Carthica […]

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  • Shadowlands Conversion Guide This free guide is an introduction to the Shadowlands setting and clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 blank page and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The guide is divided into two sections, with the first being appropriate for players as well as DMs and the second intended for DMs only – so let’s take a look, what we are offered. And…BAM: two-page spread of Jonathan Robert’s cartography is the first thing you’ll see – damn impressive every time I see one of his gorgeous works.   The world of Sæmyyr is a […]

    Shadowlands Conversion Guide

    Shadowlands Conversion Guide This free guide is an introduction to the Shadowlands setting and clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 blank page and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The guide is divided into two sections, with the first being appropriate for players as well as DMs and the second intended for DMs only – so let’s take a look, what we are offered. And…BAM: two-page spread of Jonathan Robert’s cartography is the first thing you’ll see – damn impressive every time I see one of his gorgeous works.   The world of Sæmyyr is a […]

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  • Children of the Hammer This pdf is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we! Now dwarves in Rhûne are different from those in traditional fantasy settings – an ancient race of industrial innovators, they are anything but dour and actually determined by one central concept: They know Ragnarök is coming, the final battle – and they intend on winning the conflict! Thus “do it right or don’t do it at all” could sum up their approach to just about anything – they intend to last, they intend to survive and thus they […]

    Children of the Hammer (Revised Edition)

    Children of the Hammer This pdf is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we! Now dwarves in Rhûne are different from those in traditional fantasy settings – an ancient race of industrial innovators, they are anything but dour and actually determined by one central concept: They know Ragnarök is coming, the final battle – and they intend on winning the conflict! Thus “do it right or don’t do it at all” could sum up their approach to just about anything – they intend to last, they intend to survive and thus they […]

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  • The Clockwork Primer This pdf is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page fluffy introduction/editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with an updated version of the Clockwork Adept-PrC – first pioneered in KQ #16, the PrC requires 7 ranks in Craft (clockworks), Knowledge (Arcana) and 4 ranks in Knowledge (engineering) as well as the Craft Construct and Skill Focus (Craft [Clockworks])-feats and the option to cast 4th level arcane spells.   The PrC gets proficiency with simple weapons, 2+Int skills per level, d6,1/2 BAB-progression, good will-saves and full spellcasting progression. Clockwork Adepts may highjack constructs of up to 1/2 character level, no more than […]

    The Clockwork Primer

    The Clockwork Primer This pdf is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page fluffy introduction/editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with an updated version of the Clockwork Adept-PrC – first pioneered in KQ #16, the PrC requires 7 ranks in Craft (clockworks), Knowledge (Arcana) and 4 ranks in Knowledge (engineering) as well as the Craft Construct and Skill Focus (Craft [Clockworks])-feats and the option to cast 4th level arcane spells.   The PrC gets proficiency with simple weapons, 2+Int skills per level, d6,1/2 BAB-progression, good will-saves and full spellcasting progression. Clockwork Adepts may highjack constructs of up to 1/2 character level, no more than […]

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  • Hej everybody,   let’s check out the third commercial supplement released for the stormpunk-world of Rhûne, which blends Norse myth with steampunk:   Children of the Hammer: A Guide to Clockwork Elves and Dwarves of Rhûne This pdf is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we!   Now dwarves in Rhûne are different from those in traditional fantasy settings – an ancient race of industrial innovators, they are anything but dour and actually determined by one central concept: They know Ragnarök is coming, the final battle – and they intend on winning […]

    Children of the Hammer: A Guide to Clockwork Elves and Dwarves of Rhûne

    Hej everybody,   let’s check out the third commercial supplement released for the stormpunk-world of Rhûne, which blends Norse myth with steampunk:   Children of the Hammer: A Guide to Clockwork Elves and Dwarves of Rhûne This pdf is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we!   Now dwarves in Rhûne are different from those in traditional fantasy settings – an ancient race of industrial innovators, they are anything but dour and actually determined by one central concept: They know Ragnarök is coming, the final battle – and they intend on winning […]

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