Ken Shannon Archive

  • Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition This book’s content clocks in at 193 pages if you already disregard the front cover, editorial, ToC, etc. – these pages also include massive lists, but we’ll get back to that!   So, this book’s a first – this is the third time that I’m going in depth through an iteration of this book, so let’s see whether this version has improved over its predecessor. This review is based on the full-color hardcover of the supplement, which I have received in exchange for moving this book’s review up in my reviewing queue. As always, and as many a publisher/author can ascertain, this does not change the rating, just when I’m covering it.   So […]

    Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition

    Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters Anniversary Edition This book’s content clocks in at 193 pages if you already disregard the front cover, editorial, ToC, etc. – these pages also include massive lists, but we’ll get back to that!   So, this book’s a first – this is the third time that I’m going in depth through an iteration of this book, so let’s see whether this version has improved over its predecessor. This review is based on the full-color hardcover of the supplement, which I have received in exchange for moving this book’s review up in my reviewing queue. As always, and as many a publisher/author can ascertain, this does not change the rating, just when I’m covering it.   So […]

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  • Fall of Man This campaign setting clocks in at 145 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of ToC, 1/2 a page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 139.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This would be a campaign-setting, and a peculiar one – after the failed KS, I did not expect to see this, but Rogue Genius Games seems to have salvaged it – NICE! So what is this about? Well, the basics, as the astute reader can glean from the introduction in in-character prose (the last half column of which oddly isn’t italicized), would be that this is a post-apocalyptic setting in our world…one with “gothic horror” spliced in.   […]

    Fall of Man

    Fall of Man This campaign setting clocks in at 145 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of ToC, 1/2 a page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 139.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This would be a campaign-setting, and a peculiar one – after the failed KS, I did not expect to see this, but Rogue Genius Games seems to have salvaged it – NICE! So what is this about? Well, the basics, as the astute reader can glean from the introduction in in-character prose (the last half column of which oddly isn’t italicized), would be that this is a post-apocalyptic setting in our world…one with “gothic horror” spliced in.   […]

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