Mark Nordheim Archive

  • Wayfinder #15 This magazine from fans, for fans, clocks in at 84 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 78 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, first, before we do…let me ask you why you’re still reading this instead of downloading this right now. The Wayfinder magazine is FREE, costs absolutely ZILCH and contains evocative, unique material. Even if you don’t play Pathfinder, the excellent artwork tends to make the magazine a great download to just print out and use the art as handouts. So yes, I do believe that you should download all of them right now.   That being said, while I […]

    Wayfinder #15

    Wayfinder #15 This magazine from fans, for fans, clocks in at 84 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 78 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, first, before we do…let me ask you why you’re still reading this instead of downloading this right now. The Wayfinder magazine is FREE, costs absolutely ZILCH and contains evocative, unique material. Even if you don’t play Pathfinder, the excellent artwork tends to make the magazine a great download to just print out and use the art as handouts. So yes, I do believe that you should download all of them right now.   That being said, while I […]

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  • Gonzo 2 This book clocks in at 419 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with…414 pages of content. … .. WTF, 419-pages?? Seriously, I had various iterations of the playtest-doc since last year. It’s the only reason you’re seeing this review NOW. This has been moved forward on my review-queue as a prioritized review…and doing so was smart, for this book has been in circulation among playtest classes for more than a few months This is seriously the biggest book of CRUNCH I have ever reviewed, even taking the one-column layout into account…and it would completely break my format. So how to review this?   All right, let’s establish some standards, shall […]

    Gonzo 2

    Gonzo 2 This book clocks in at 419 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with…414 pages of content. … .. WTF, 419-pages?? Seriously, I had various iterations of the playtest-doc since last year. It’s the only reason you’re seeing this review NOW. This has been moved forward on my review-queue as a prioritized review…and doing so was smart, for this book has been in circulation among playtest classes for more than a few months This is seriously the biggest book of CRUNCH I have ever reviewed, even taking the one-column layout into account…and it would completely break my format. So how to review this?   All right, let’s establish some standards, shall […]

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  • Into the Breach: The Inquisitor This installment of Flying Pincushion Games’ class-centric “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of crunch, so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   As always, we begin the book with a selection of archetypes, the first of which would be the Circuit Judge, a mounted inquisitor that exchanges the domain for the full mount progression at first level. 3rd level nest the mounted tactician ability, which nets the mount the teamwork feats […]

    Into the Breach: The Inquisitor

    Into the Breach: The Inquisitor This installment of Flying Pincushion Games’ class-centric “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of crunch, so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   As always, we begin the book with a selection of archetypes, the first of which would be the Circuit Judge, a mounted inquisitor that exchanges the domain for the full mount progression at first level. 3rd level nest the mounted tactician ability, which nets the mount the teamwork feats […]

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  • Into the Breach: The Alchemist The latest installment of the “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up my queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   As always, we begin this pdf with an array of archetypes, the first of which would be the Academician. These guys get all Knowledge-skills as class skills and Skill Focus for one of their choice at first level instead of Throw Anything. Instead of making regular bombs, academicians can create explosive traps they can place as standard actions […]

    Into the Breach: The Alchemist

    Into the Breach: The Alchemist The latest installment of the “Into the Breach”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up my queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   As always, we begin this pdf with an array of archetypes, the first of which would be the Academician. These guys get all Knowledge-skills as class skills and Skill Focus for one of their choice at first level instead of Throw Anything. Instead of making regular bombs, academicians can create explosive traps they can place as standard actions […]

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  • Into the Breach: The Cavalier This latest installment of the Into the Breach-series clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up on my list of queued products at the request of my patreons.   As always, we kick off with archetypes galore, the first of which replaces tactician and its follow-ups and mount…with an airborne mount. If you expect me to start complaining now – I won’t. Assisted flight is possible via the base rules, though primarily for small druids, so yes, I am […]

    Into the Breach: The Cavalier

    Into the Breach: The Cavalier This latest installment of the Into the Breach-series clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up on my list of queued products at the request of my patreons.   As always, we kick off with archetypes galore, the first of which replaces tactician and its follow-ups and mount…with an airborne mount. If you expect me to start complaining now – I won’t. Assisted flight is possible via the base rules, though primarily for small druids, so yes, I am […]

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  • Tides of War – Mounted Charging Feats Flying Pincushion Games has regrouped and is back with a 6-page pdf, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief introduction, we are left with the premise of the pdf and the content – essentially, we have here feats for mounted characters that elect NOT to use a lance – which is pretty much the only truly efficient option as per the default rules, so let’s take a look at those feats!   -Bloody Axe: Deal +1d4 bleed damage when using an axe while using a mounted charge. Nice!   -Brutal Axe: BAB 10+ prereq […]

    Tides of War – Mounted Charging Feats

    Tides of War – Mounted Charging Feats Flying Pincushion Games has regrouped and is back with a 6-page pdf, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief introduction, we are left with the premise of the pdf and the content – essentially, we have here feats for mounted characters that elect NOT to use a lance – which is pretty much the only truly efficient option as per the default rules, so let’s take a look at those feats!   -Bloody Axe: Deal +1d4 bleed damage when using an axe while using a mounted charge. Nice!   -Brutal Axe: BAB 10+ prereq […]

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  • From the Forge: 13 Evil Spells This little pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, what is this? The Freelance Forge can be considered a kind of think tank of game designers and this pdf constitutes one of their efforts. After a short, fluffy introduction, we dive right into the spells – so what do they do?   Well, first of all, they sport an iconic imagery – take the first spell, Blood Shackles, which causes not only damage to the target, but also binds it, with ½ your CL as an enhancement bonus to CMB/CMD […]

    From the Forge: 13 Evil Spells

    From the Forge: 13 Evil Spells This little pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, what is this? The Freelance Forge can be considered a kind of think tank of game designers and this pdf constitutes one of their efforts. After a short, fluffy introduction, we dive right into the spells – so what do they do?   Well, first of all, they sport an iconic imagery – take the first spell, Blood Shackles, which causes not only damage to the target, but also binds it, with ½ your CL as an enhancement bonus to CMB/CMD […]

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