Linda Zayas-Palmer Archive

  • Horror Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at 255 pages – if you take away editorial, index, etc., you still arrive at 249 pages of content, which is A LOT.   I was gifted a copy of this book for the purpose of a fair and unbiased review. My review is based on the hardcover of this book.   Now, the first thing I’d ask you to do, is to read the series of Miscellaneous Musings I wrote on horror gaming in general. Or least the last one. Why? Because it is my firm conviction that one has to establish realistic expectations in order to review a book such as this.   Here is Part I. Here is Part II. […]

    Horror Adventures

    Horror Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at 255 pages – if you take away editorial, index, etc., you still arrive at 249 pages of content, which is A LOT.   I was gifted a copy of this book for the purpose of a fair and unbiased review. My review is based on the hardcover of this book.   Now, the first thing I’d ask you to do, is to read the series of Miscellaneous Musings I wrote on horror gaming in general. Or least the last one. Why? Because it is my firm conviction that one has to establish realistic expectations in order to review a book such as this.   Here is Part I. Here is Part II. […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice This massive book clocks in at 295 pages; 292 if you take away editorial, foreword, etc.   Now, if you’re new to Trail of the Apprentice: This is basically a campaign that strives to teach new gamers, both players and GMs, the ropes – for Pathfinder’s beginner’s rules or those provided for 5e D&D, it is intended as an experience of the basics of adventuring. Theme-wise, it is a campaign intended for family gaming night and as such is significantly less “dark” or “scary” than some other published modules – as a whole, I believe that kids ages 8+ should not experience any issues in this campaign, unless they are particularly sensitive. Conversely, if your kids […]

    Trail of the Apprentice

    Trail of the Apprentice This massive book clocks in at 295 pages; 292 if you take away editorial, foreword, etc.   Now, if you’re new to Trail of the Apprentice: This is basically a campaign that strives to teach new gamers, both players and GMs, the ropes – for Pathfinder’s beginner’s rules or those provided for 5e D&D, it is intended as an experience of the basics of adventuring. Theme-wise, it is a campaign intended for family gaming night and as such is significantly less “dark” or “scary” than some other published modules – as a whole, I believe that kids ages 8+ should not experience any issues in this campaign, unless they are particularly sensitive. Conversely, if your kids […]

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  • Treasury of the Kingdom This collection of magic items, intended primarily for use in the Kingmaker AP, clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages how-to-use/introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of raw magic items, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition in Legendary Games’ item-books, this one begins with a handy list of items by price-point, this time running the gamut from 200 gp to artifact-level. The pdf begins with a new tower shield that not only allows the respective character to assume tree shape or veil as a tree…and the item can also […]

    Treasury of the Kingdom

    Treasury of the Kingdom This collection of magic items, intended primarily for use in the Kingmaker AP, clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages how-to-use/introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of raw magic items, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition in Legendary Games’ item-books, this one begins with a handy list of items by price-point, this time running the gamut from 200 gp to artifact-level. The pdf begins with a new tower shield that not only allows the respective character to assume tree shape or veil as a tree…and the item can also […]

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  • Ultimate Commander This massive class-pdf clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 30 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Before we get into the details of the general class, let me explain some of the basic premises of this class. If you’ve been following my reviews *VERY* carefully, you may be aware of the fact that I consider the troop-subtype awesome – much like swarms, it makes the pitchfork-wielding mob a challenge and its level of […]

    Ultimate Commander

    Ultimate Commander This massive class-pdf clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 30 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Before we get into the details of the general class, let me explain some of the basic premises of this class. If you’ve been following my reviews *VERY* carefully, you may be aware of the fact that I consider the troop-subtype awesome – much like swarms, it makes the pitchfork-wielding mob a challenge and its level of […]

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  • Pirate Codex This massive supplement clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page how to use AP-plug-ins, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page introduction, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The very first page herein sports a table of thematically fitting characters provided, conveniently linked to d20pfsrd.com within the pdf to bring you directly to their respective statblocks at a simple mouse-click, where applicable. Beyond that, the handy table sports the class/race information as well as the CR for the respective character, with those ranging from the CR 1/4 drunken fisherman to the CR 16 gunslinger (buccaneer).   So, […]

    Pirate Codex

    Pirate Codex This massive supplement clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page how to use AP-plug-ins, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page introduction, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The very first page herein sports a table of thematically fitting characters provided, conveniently linked to d20pfsrd.com within the pdf to bring you directly to their respective statblocks at a simple mouse-click, where applicable. Beyond that, the handy table sports the class/race information as well as the CR for the respective character, with those ranging from the CR 1/4 drunken fisherman to the CR 16 gunslinger (buccaneer).   So, […]

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