LPJ Design Archive

  • Classes of NeoExodus: Protean Scribe The protean scribe class clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Chassis-wise, the protean scribe receives d6 HD, 4+Int-mod skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression and good Will-saves as well as proficiency with simple weapons and light armor. A protean scribe wearing heavier armor than light or a shield suffers from arcane spell failure regarding some of the abilities they have…but more on that below.   A protean scribe begins play with a stylus, a special instrument that is hardier than its mundane version. The stylus can be used to erase something the protean scribe has written. Without […]

    Classes of NeoExodus: Protean Scribe

    Classes of NeoExodus: Protean Scribe The protean scribe class clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Chassis-wise, the protean scribe receives d6 HD, 4+Int-mod skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression and good Will-saves as well as proficiency with simple weapons and light armor. A protean scribe wearing heavier armor than light or a shield suffers from arcane spell failure regarding some of the abilities they have…but more on that below.   A protean scribe begins play with a stylus, a special instrument that is hardier than its mundane version. The stylus can be used to erase something the protean scribe has written. Without […]

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  • Dear readers of Nerdtrek!   This is endzeitgeist, the guy that posts a lot of the reviews you see on this awesome site.   As some of you will know, my financial situation isn’t the best – quite frankly, without my patreon, I couldn’t do any reviews at all. As in: “I’m working all day to scrape by.” The patreon literally keeps the lights on right now.   While my trip to Copenhagen and job application there and at other places (as some of you may know, I’ve been pretty busy in that regard) *may* remedy that situation, for now, my resources are incredibly stretched; they have been so for quite some time and I’m working hard to change that […]

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    Dear readers of Nerdtrek!   This is endzeitgeist, the guy that posts a lot of the reviews you see on this awesome site.   As some of you will know, my financial situation isn’t the best – quite frankly, without my patreon, I couldn’t do any reviews at all. As in: “I’m working all day to scrape by.” The patreon literally keeps the lights on right now.   While my trip to Copenhagen and job application there and at other places (as some of you may know, I’ve been pretty busy in that regard) *may* remedy that situation, for now, my resources are incredibly stretched; they have been so for quite some time and I’m working hard to change that […]

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  • Monsters of NeoExodus: Dragons This monster book clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with a massive 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Ah, dragons! Who doesn’t love them? They’re the apex-predators, the big, nasty super-killer creatures and there is no adversary as iconic out there. Suffice to say, I’ve read a lot of dragon-variants over the years and I very much loathed the “everything needs to be a half-dragon”-trend in the dying days of 3.X – the tendency cheapened dragons in my opinion and took away from their impact. I’ve also been pretty vocal about my preference for dragons to be smart adversaries that […]

    Monsters of NeoExodus: Dragons

    Monsters of NeoExodus: Dragons This monster book clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with a massive 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Ah, dragons! Who doesn’t love them? They’re the apex-predators, the big, nasty super-killer creatures and there is no adversary as iconic out there. Suffice to say, I’ve read a lot of dragon-variants over the years and I very much loathed the “everything needs to be a half-dragon”-trend in the dying days of 3.X – the tendency cheapened dragons in my opinion and took away from their impact. I’ve also been pretty vocal about my preference for dragons to be smart adversaries that […]

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  • Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats This collection of dastardly feats clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, before I go into this pdf, let me state that loudly and clearly – this is a book of feats, yes…but it is a book full of Clinton J. Boomer-feats. This sets this pdf pretty much apart from every feat-pdf you’ll ever seen…why? Well, we all know how feats work, right? Basically, they are short pieces of crunch that provide a rules-option, for the most part a relative generic, wide-open one that makes a character better at something or adds an option to […]

    Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats

    Obsidian Apocalypse: Sinful and Vile Feats This collection of dastardly feats clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, before I go into this pdf, let me state that loudly and clearly – this is a book of feats, yes…but it is a book full of Clinton J. Boomer-feats. This sets this pdf pretty much apart from every feat-pdf you’ll ever seen…why? Well, we all know how feats work, right? Basically, they are short pieces of crunch that provide a rules-option, for the most part a relative generic, wide-open one that makes a character better at something or adds an option to […]

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  • Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late This prequel for the unprecedented Crisis of the World-Eater-saga clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All across the world, an uncanny psychic scream echoes through the minds of the minds of the world, driving many individuals to suicide – and the trail leads to the irradiated Kray Wasteland, officially a hostile area broken by the impact of a meteorite. Major Marco Dempompa send the PCs […]

    Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late

    Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late This prequel for the unprecedented Crisis of the World-Eater-saga clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All across the world, an uncanny psychic scream echoes through the minds of the minds of the world, driving many individuals to suicide – and the trail leads to the irradiated Kray Wasteland, officially a hostile area broken by the impact of a meteorite. Major Marco Dempompa send the PCs […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Omega: Dawn of a Thousand Wars The final adventure in the Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Campaign Serial clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Now if you want to know what happens if the PCs did not play all the sidetrek and thus have not yet reached the required 4th level of this module…well, the book already hints at what to expect from “Crisis of the World-Eater,” as a handy sidebox provides suggested fluff-only adversaries from diverse worlds to be inserted after the first encounter of the module: Whether […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Omega: Dawn of a Thousand Wars

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Omega: Dawn of a Thousand Wars The final adventure in the Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Campaign Serial clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Now if you want to know what happens if the PCs did not play all the sidetrek and thus have not yet reached the required 4th level of this module…well, the book already hints at what to expect from “Crisis of the World-Eater,” as a handy sidebox provides suggested fluff-only adversaries from diverse worlds to be inserted after the first encounter of the module: Whether […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Speaking the Same Language This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 5.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Okay, only GMs around? There is something odd, about similarities between worlds when you think about it: From dominant races to linguistic similarities, there are parallels in spite of vastly diverging cultures. I mean, oddly, PCs had not much acclimation issues on NeoExodus, right? Well, Large-Biter needs the […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Speaking the Same Language

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Speaking the Same Language This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 5.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Okay, only GMs around? There is something odd, about similarities between worlds when you think about it: From dominant races to linguistic similarities, there are parallels in spite of vastly diverging cultures. I mean, oddly, PCs had not much acclimation issues on NeoExodus, right? Well, Large-Biter needs the […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Not of the Same Mind This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? One of the most unique races of NeoExodus would be the Cavians – rat-like humanoids that are all psychics…and that differ radically from any other race by one crucial fact: The race sports a hivemind, which renders them unique and alien in an uncanny way. […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Not of the Same Mind

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: Not of the Same Mind This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? One of the most unique races of NeoExodus would be the Cavians – rat-like humanoids that are all psychics…and that differ radically from any other race by one crucial fact: The race sports a hivemind, which renders them unique and alien in an uncanny way. […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: To Not Serve Man This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Among the races of NeoExodus, few have as bad a reputation as the ominously-named Calibans – the white-skinned creatures can consume their foes to take their strength into them and as such, do not have a particularly nice reputation. Civilization does what civilization does, though – ultimately, it […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: To Not Serve Man

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Sidetrek: To Not Serve Man This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 6.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Among the races of NeoExodus, few have as bad a reputation as the ominously-named Calibans – the white-skinned creatures can consume their foes to take their strength into them and as such, do not have a particularly nice reputation. Civilization does what civilization does, though – ultimately, it […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers: In His Bad Books This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 7.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! Just because you’re a creepy, poisonous scorpion-person doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings, right? Large-Biter, the sassori-contact of the PCs as they investigate the incursion of the Vesparans into NeoExodus, has a past – and this time around, it’s a delicate matter. You […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers: In His Bad Books

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers: In His Bad Books This installment of the chronicle of the gatekeepers campaign serial clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with 7.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! Just because you’re a creepy, poisonous scorpion-person doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings, right? Large-Biter, the sassori-contact of the PCs as they investigate the incursion of the Vesparans into NeoExodus, has a past – and this time around, it’s a delicate matter. You […]

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  • Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Campaign Serial: Alpha – To Save a Soul The first book of the Chronicles of the Gatekeepers-saga clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up on my review-queue at the request of my players.   But before we do, let’s just talk a bit about what this book represents – essentially, this series can be considered a kind of Third-Party Crisis of Infinite Earths, a campaign with a fixed beginning (this book) and a fixed end, with all other sidetreks in between representing excursions to various campaign […]

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Campaign Serial: Alpha – To Save a Soul

    Chronicle of the Gatekeepers Campaign Serial: Alpha – To Save a Soul The first book of the Chronicles of the Gatekeepers-saga clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up on my review-queue at the request of my players.   But before we do, let’s just talk a bit about what this book represents – essentially, this series can be considered a kind of Third-Party Crisis of Infinite Earths, a campaign with a fixed beginning (this book) and a fixed end, with all other sidetreks in between representing excursions to various campaign […]

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  • Lost Races: Elves This supplement for NeoExodus clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 3.5 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   In the world of Exodus, the elves are a lost and splintered race -struck hard by a biological weapon, they have long since lost their position of supremacy…but in a world of intrigue and world-spanning conspiracies like NeoExodus, that does not necessarily have to be true now, right?   Hence, this supplement covers elven subraces (including nomenclature etc.), beginning with the high elves that pretty much represent the elitist elves that left the world behind – only to return? That’s up to […]

    Lost Races: Elves

    Lost Races: Elves This supplement for NeoExodus clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 3.5 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   In the world of Exodus, the elves are a lost and splintered race -struck hard by a biological weapon, they have long since lost their position of supremacy…but in a world of intrigue and world-spanning conspiracies like NeoExodus, that does not necessarily have to be true now, right?   Hence, this supplement covers elven subraces (including nomenclature etc.), beginning with the high elves that pretty much represent the elitist elves that left the world behind – only to return? That’s up to […]

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