Kevin Mickelson Archive

  • The Barbarian Reforged The second of TPK Games’ redesigns of base classes clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s dive into these guys – the reforged barbarian receives much the same stuff you know from the base class – but with some modifications. First of which would be the addition of survival and stealth to his class skill list, which makes sense to me – lore is rife with suspicious barbarians that prowl the less civilized lands. In an uncommon twist, ref-saves have been upgraded to a medium progression – while not […]

    The Barbarian Reforged

    The Barbarian Reforged The second of TPK Games’ redesigns of base classes clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s dive into these guys – the reforged barbarian receives much the same stuff you know from the base class – but with some modifications. First of which would be the addition of survival and stealth to his class skill list, which makes sense to me – lore is rife with suspicious barbarians that prowl the less civilized lands. In an uncommon twist, ref-saves have been upgraded to a medium progression – while not […]

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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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  • A Miraculous Time The fourth adventure for Pathfinder’s beginner’s version is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Exallizar’s promising students are up for another adventure – and this one already kicks off with an interesting first set-up: They are actually aboard a magical, fire-elemental train on their way north guarding a shipment of toys and candy. Suffice to say, we get a fully mapped, beautiful rendition of the train – and not all is […]

    BASIC 4 – A Miraculous Time

    A Miraculous Time The fourth adventure for Pathfinder’s beginner’s version is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Exallizar’s promising students are up for another adventure – and this one already kicks off with an interesting first set-up: They are actually aboard a magical, fire-elemental train on their way north guarding a shipment of toys and candy. Suffice to say, we get a fully mapped, beautiful rendition of the train – and not all is […]

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  • BASIC 3: A Giving Time This module for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to skip to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The adventurer-apprentices of the Exallizar Preparatory Academy for young adventurers have already had chances to shine (or fail) twice and the module kicks off with some friendly PvP: After 4 rounds, the sparring match is interrupted (though the DM should probably take care/specify that no one dies in this match – something the module, as […]

    BASIC 3 – A Giving Time

    BASIC 3: A Giving Time This module for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to skip to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The adventurer-apprentices of the Exallizar Preparatory Academy for young adventurers have already had chances to shine (or fail) twice and the module kicks off with some friendly PvP: After 4 rounds, the sparring match is interrupted (though the DM should probably take care/specify that no one dies in this match – something the module, as […]

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  • I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

    EZG reviews BASIC-2: A Frightful Time

    I was always a weird kid. I preferred the villains to the heroes, rooted for Skeletor, not He-Man and always had a fascination with the macabre – Horror-stories in particular. When other kids enjoyed children’s storybooks, I was all in my parent’s ears to explain how exactly a pendulum works. You get the idea. Now what I’m trying to say is that as long something is not too creepy and keeps violence down, children may definitely enjoy creepy modules. Here’s one!   A Frightful Time The latest adventure in AaW’s series for the beginner’s version of Pathfinder and direct sequel to “A Learning Time” is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s first foray into BASIC-Pfrpg with their module   A Learning Time This module for BASIC-PFRPG is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page information on pawns, 1 page advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The first in AdventureaWeek.com’s BASIC-line of adventures is intended for players of the BASIC-version of PFRPG and new players and comes with a surprising array of bonus materials: From the obligatory Herolab-files to  a high-res .png of pawns of the player-pregens in full color, high-res jpegs of all player characters, .png-tokens of the PC-faces and high-res jpegs of the monsters contained in […]

    EZG reviews BASIC-1: A Learning Time

    Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s first foray into BASIC-Pfrpg with their module   A Learning Time This module for BASIC-PFRPG is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page information on pawns, 1 page advertisement and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The first in AdventureaWeek.com’s BASIC-line of adventures is intended for players of the BASIC-version of PFRPG and new players and comes with a surprising array of bonus materials: From the obligatory Herolab-files to  a high-res .png of pawns of the player-pregens in full color, high-res jpegs of all player characters, .png-tokens of the PC-faces and high-res jpegs of the monsters contained in […]

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