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  • Alterkine Dossier (D20 Modern/Future) This huge expansion for the D20 Modern/Future-based massive Alterkine rules-cosmos/setting clocks in at a whopping 128 pages of content, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page list of thanks, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with 123 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I assume familiarity with d20 modern/future as well as Alterkine’s player’s handbook in this review, so if a particular mechanic or reference seems opaque to you, kindly check my review for Alterkine’s Player’s Handbook. All right, so, I generally liked the occupation-system as provided in the Alterkine player’s handbook and this time around, there are a LOT more of them to choose from: Whether as a […]

    Alterkine Dossier (D20 Modern/Future)

    Alterkine Dossier (D20 Modern/Future) This huge expansion for the D20 Modern/Future-based massive Alterkine rules-cosmos/setting clocks in at a whopping 128 pages of content, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page list of thanks, 1 page ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with 123 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I assume familiarity with d20 modern/future as well as Alterkine’s player’s handbook in this review, so if a particular mechanic or reference seems opaque to you, kindly check my review for Alterkine’s Player’s Handbook. All right, so, I generally liked the occupation-system as provided in the Alterkine player’s handbook and this time around, there are a LOT more of them to choose from: Whether as a […]

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  • Alterkine: 8 Pregens (D20 modern/future) This pdf clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content – which makes sense as soon as you open this pdf.   Why? Because as soon as you do, you’ll be looking at character-sheets – pregenerated at 4th level, two pages of standard character sheet per build, because these are not pregens in the traditional sense – they are basic stats with some crucial equipment added. No names, no character. The alterkine-compatible sheets with slots for wealth and reputation have been filled rather nicely and cover the base classes trooper, warrior, tech, scav, mystic, investigator, drfiter and charmer.   Aaaand…that’s about it. Class abilities, […]

    Alterkine: 8 Pregens (D20 modern/future)

    Alterkine: 8 Pregens (D20 modern/future) This pdf clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content – which makes sense as soon as you open this pdf.   Why? Because as soon as you do, you’ll be looking at character-sheets – pregenerated at 4th level, two pages of standard character sheet per build, because these are not pregens in the traditional sense – they are basic stats with some crucial equipment added. No names, no character. The alterkine-compatible sheets with slots for wealth and reputation have been filled rather nicely and cover the base classes trooper, warrior, tech, scav, mystic, investigator, drfiter and charmer.   Aaaand…that’s about it. Class abilities, […]

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  • Alterkine Player’s Handbook (D20 Modern/Future) This huge tome clocks in at 382 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page “thank you,” a massive 10-page index (which helps navigation immensely) and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a gigantic 365 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what is Alterkine? The simple tl;dr-answer for those of you particularly time-starved individuals would be that Alterkine represents basically a riff/expansion on d20 modern/future-rules.   If you require more precise guidance, let me enlighten you: Intended as a core-book, this massive book is pretty newbie-friendly, providing explanation on multiplication handling, dice-notation and the like in […]

    Alterkine Player’s Handbook (D20 Modern/Future)

    Alterkine Player’s Handbook (D20 Modern/Future) This huge tome clocks in at 382 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page “thank you,” a massive 10-page index (which helps navigation immensely) and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a gigantic 365 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what is Alterkine? The simple tl;dr-answer for those of you particularly time-starved individuals would be that Alterkine represents basically a riff/expansion on d20 modern/future-rules.   If you require more precise guidance, let me enlighten you: Intended as a core-book, this massive book is pretty newbie-friendly, providing explanation on multiplication handling, dice-notation and the like in […]

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