John Reyst Archive

  • Blood and Steel – The Fighter This pdf clocks in at 31 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page “Thank you”-note, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first archetype herein would be the Beast Hunter, who replaces medium, heavy armor proficiency and tower shields with bola, lasso, mancatcher and net and also actually make these subpar weapon choices rather valid with increased range, concentration DCs of those caught and even capture larger adversaries – the archetype and its focus on catching creatures via uncommon weaponry is AWESOME. It’s simple, elegant and nice. Personally, I would have preferred more tricks here or some special talents, […]

    Blood and Steel – The Fighter

    Blood and Steel – The Fighter This pdf clocks in at 31 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page “Thank you”-note, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first archetype herein would be the Beast Hunter, who replaces medium, heavy armor proficiency and tower shields with bola, lasso, mancatcher and net and also actually make these subpar weapon choices rather valid with increased range, concentration DCs of those caught and even capture larger adversaries – the archetype and its focus on catching creatures via uncommon weaponry is AWESOME. It’s simple, elegant and nice. Personally, I would have preferred more tricks here or some special talents, […]

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  • Laying Waste: The Guide to Critical Combat This massive tome clocks in at 168 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of backer-list, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 160 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we do, full disclosure: After receiving the Beta-version of these rules and thoroughly enjoying them, I was asked to be a stretch-goal for this book and thus have contributed some content to this book. I do not consider my verdict in any way compromised by this, but felt obliged to mention it anyways. The archetypes I contributed are clearly discernible (since the book properly credits its guest authors – […]

    Laying Waste: The Guide to Critical Combat

    Laying Waste: The Guide to Critical Combat This massive tome clocks in at 168 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of backer-list, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 160 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we do, full disclosure: After receiving the Beta-version of these rules and thoroughly enjoying them, I was asked to be a stretch-goal for this book and thus have contributed some content to this book. I do not consider my verdict in any way compromised by this, but felt obliged to mention it anyways. The archetypes I contributed are clearly discernible (since the book properly credits its guest authors – […]

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  • Pathways #25 This installment of Rite Publishing’s free e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC,11 pages of advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dave Paul’s editorial this time around is all about tricksters and Steven D. Russell’s creature also complements well this April’s fool’s theme – at CR +3 we get the deadly prankster who can make floors slick, create deadly, obscure booby traps, curse beings to suffer when kicked throw burning hot pie at foes, curse foes with diarrhea (players will HATE creatures that do that to their characters!), curse inappropriate beings to fall in love and finally, make people run into […]

    Pathways #25

    Pathways #25 This installment of Rite Publishing’s free e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC,11 pages of advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Dave Paul’s editorial this time around is all about tricksters and Steven D. Russell’s creature also complements well this April’s fool’s theme – at CR +3 we get the deadly prankster who can make floors slick, create deadly, obscure booby traps, curse beings to suffer when kicked throw burning hot pie at foes, curse foes with diarrhea (players will HATE creatures that do that to their characters!), curse inappropriate beings to fall in love and finally, make people run into […]

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