Liz Winters Archive

  • As you may have noticed, real life’s been busy – so I’m trying to catch up to the backlog and hence, I had to make a decision – while usually, I write full reviews for Pathways-issues, this time, I’ll just give you brief bullet points for each issue – they’re free, after all, so go and download them and judge for yourself!   Pathwayys #36 Highlights: Great time-themed template by Steven D. Russell (wished it had synergy with RGG’s Time Thief, though), psionic red grindylow by Elton Robb, great rakshasa monk by Creighton Broadhurst   Flaws: Formatting of my Top Ten-list a bit awakward.   Final verdict: 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.       Pathways #37 Highlights: Ruination […]

    EZG Bullet Point-reviews #1: Pathways #36, #37, #38, #39

    As you may have noticed, real life’s been busy – so I’m trying to catch up to the backlog and hence, I had to make a decision – while usually, I write full reviews for Pathways-issues, this time, I’ll just give you brief bullet points for each issue – they’re free, after all, so go and download them and judge for yourself!   Pathwayys #36 Highlights: Great time-themed template by Steven D. Russell (wished it had synergy with RGG’s Time Thief, though), psionic red grindylow by Elton Robb, great rakshasa monk by Creighton Broadhurst   Flaws: Formatting of my Top Ten-list a bit awakward.   Final verdict: 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.       Pathways #37 Highlights: Ruination […]

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  • Pathways #35 This installment of Rite free Pathways-e-zine is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 9 pages of advertisement and 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After David Paul’s editorial gives us a run-down of the contents of this issue and the options contained herein, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell’s template for this issue, the Chine creature at CR +3. Essentially, these beings hail from worlds where science (and intelligent constructs) have started assimilating everything. Studded with a massive hardness of 20 and fast healing – which is a bit odd, since usually construct creatures (apart from animated objects) get a DR – […]

    Pathways #35

    Pathways #35 This installment of Rite free Pathways-e-zine is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 9 pages of advertisement and 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After David Paul’s editorial gives us a run-down of the contents of this issue and the options contained herein, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell’s template for this issue, the Chine creature at CR +3. Essentially, these beings hail from worlds where science (and intelligent constructs) have started assimilating everything. Studded with a massive hardness of 20 and fast healing – which is a bit odd, since usually construct creatures (apart from animated objects) get a DR – […]

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  • Pathways #34 This installment of Rite Publishing’s Free E-zine Pathways is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 11 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so elt’s take a look!   We kick this off with an almost sadistic teaser by editor Dave Paul – his first adventure is coming and what he’s telling so far, it’s gonna be…unconventional. One word: Ettincommunicationbreakdown. Want to know more,? Read for yourself!   Steven D. Russell, master of templates and overlord of Rite Publishing has a template for us – this time at CR +3, the envious creature: These beings may not only change shape, counter-scry, and get feats, skills etc. of the […]

    Pathways #34

    Pathways #34 This installment of Rite Publishing’s Free E-zine Pathways is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 11 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so elt’s take a look!   We kick this off with an almost sadistic teaser by editor Dave Paul – his first adventure is coming and what he’s telling so far, it’s gonna be…unconventional. One word: Ettincommunicationbreakdown. Want to know more,? Read for yourself!   Steven D. Russell, master of templates and overlord of Rite Publishing has a template for us – this time at CR +3, the envious creature: These beings may not only change shape, counter-scry, and get feats, skills etc. of the […]

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  • Pathways #33 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay what you want”-e-zine Pathways is 49 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul’s editorial this time around poses an interesting question – since Pathways has gone from free to “Pay what you want” (which is semi-free/dependent on your appreciation of the magazine), he asks what YOU would like to see and you would pay for seeing the respective content.   After that, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell, aka “Grandmaster of Templates”/Rite Overlord’s template for the issue – the CR +3 Kingkiller […]

    Pathways #33

    Pathways #33 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay what you want”-e-zine Pathways is 49 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul’s editorial this time around poses an interesting question – since Pathways has gone from free to “Pay what you want” (which is semi-free/dependent on your appreciation of the magazine), he asks what YOU would like to see and you would pay for seeing the respective content.   After that, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell, aka “Grandmaster of Templates”/Rite Overlord’s template for the issue – the CR +3 Kingkiller […]

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  • Pathways #32 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay-what-you-want”-e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition with Pathways-magazines, David Paul kicks off this issue, this time asking for homebrews of monsters, where the PCs are not your usual guys – so have you created a scenario à la e.g. Hans Cumming’s “Wings of Twilight”? If so, drop him a line!   Steven D. Russell’s template of the month would be the Tempest-creature at CR +1 to 3 depending on HD. Exclusively CN or CE, these beings come not only […]

    Pathways #32

    Pathways #32 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay-what-you-want”-e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As has become the tradition with Pathways-magazines, David Paul kicks off this issue, this time asking for homebrews of monsters, where the PCs are not your usual guys – so have you created a scenario à la e.g. Hans Cumming’s “Wings of Twilight”? If so, drop him a line!   Steven D. Russell’s template of the month would be the Tempest-creature at CR +1 to 3 depending on HD. Exclusively CN or CE, these beings come not only […]

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  • Pathways #31 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s Pay-what-you-want e-zine is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 11 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul mentions some supplements and muses on monsters in this issue kicking-off editorial before we are introduced to this issue’s template by Steven D. Russell, the CR +2 undead jesters may emit deadly cackles and send foes crushing to the ground, helplessly laughing. Rather nasty: They may throw cards on foes, with the effects duplicating the dreaded deck of many things – this creature should be used rarely and wisely, since the results from this […]

    Pathways #31

    Pathways #31 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s Pay-what-you-want e-zine is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 11 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul mentions some supplements and muses on monsters in this issue kicking-off editorial before we are introduced to this issue’s template by Steven D. Russell, the CR +2 undead jesters may emit deadly cackles and send foes crushing to the ground, helplessly laughing. Rather nasty: They may throw cards on foes, with the effects duplicating the dreaded deck of many things – this creature should be used rarely and wisely, since the results from this […]

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  • Pathways #30 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this e-zine with David Paul’s editorial, providing an after Gencon-report for guys like yours truly who couldn’t attend as well as pointing towards some great offerings out there.   This issue’s sample creature should tickle a soft spot of all aficionados of Lovecraftian terrors and weirdness with the many-angled creature: Clocking in at CR +1, these creatures can be confused by mundane tasks and may actually transmit the depersonalization-insanity when being looked at (provided […]

    Pathways #30

    Pathways #30 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s e-zine is 41 pages long, 1 page front cover, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this e-zine with David Paul’s editorial, providing an after Gencon-report for guys like yours truly who couldn’t attend as well as pointing towards some great offerings out there.   This issue’s sample creature should tickle a soft spot of all aficionados of Lovecraftian terrors and weirdness with the many-angled creature: Clocking in at CR +1, these creatures can be confused by mundane tasks and may actually transmit the depersonalization-insanity when being looked at (provided […]

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