Monsters Archive

  • In the Company of Monsters     This compilation of Rite Publishing’s playable monster races is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of  87 pages of content, so what exactly do we get?   Well, first of all, I have reviewed ALL of the component pdfs of this compilation and thus won’t go into each and every detail of the respective races and instead focus on providing you a good overview of the respective entries.   The first race of the pdf would then be T. H. Gulliver’s Gargoyles or rather stonewardens. As they call themselves – […]

    In the Company of Monsters

    In the Company of Monsters     This compilation of Rite Publishing’s playable monster races is 94 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of  87 pages of content, so what exactly do we get?   Well, first of all, I have reviewed ALL of the component pdfs of this compilation and thus won’t go into each and every detail of the respective races and instead focus on providing you a good overview of the respective entries.   The first race of the pdf would then be T. H. Gulliver’s Gargoyles or rather stonewardens. As they call themselves – […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Kobold Press’ series of mini-bestiaries of sin-themed critters!     Monsters of Sin I – Avarice This mini-bestiary is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 6 pages content, so let’s take a look what Ryan A. Costello has created here! After a short discussion on the nature of 7 deadly sins, we delve right into a CR+0 simple template to create avaricious creature that can once per day heal themselves via the consumption of valuables. The first creature, at CR 12, is the hoard golem – born from the greed of dragons, this massive construct can […]

    EZG reviews the Monsters of Sin-series

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Kobold Press’ series of mini-bestiaries of sin-themed critters!     Monsters of Sin I – Avarice This mini-bestiary is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 6 pages content, so let’s take a look what Ryan A. Costello has created here! After a short discussion on the nature of 7 deadly sins, we delve right into a CR+0 simple template to create avaricious creature that can once per day heal themselves via the consumption of valuables. The first creature, at CR 12, is the hoard golem – born from the greed of dragons, this massive construct can […]

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  • Hello all, and welcome back to War Duke’s table-top miniatures review. I know this was supposed to have been a monthly article, but in between having to move recently, worrying with my dad’s surgery, dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth *and* the holiday rat-race, I haven’t had much time to get this thing done. So without further adieu, let’s get this show back on the road and in proper form. WD: I’d like to start by welcoming our guest Matthew Solarz, whom I recently reviewed in part one of this discussion; covering his CenterStage Miniatures product line. Thank you Matt for taking the time out to speak with us here at Nerd-Trek. MS: Thanks for your interest in CSM! WD: […]

    Warduke’s Table-Top Miniatures Review – Center Stage pt.2

    Hello all, and welcome back to War Duke’s table-top miniatures review. I know this was supposed to have been a monthly article, but in between having to move recently, worrying with my dad’s surgery, dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth *and* the holiday rat-race, I haven’t had much time to get this thing done. So without further adieu, let’s get this show back on the road and in proper form. WD: I’d like to start by welcoming our guest Matthew Solarz, whom I recently reviewed in part one of this discussion; covering his CenterStage Miniatures product line. Thank you Matt for taking the time out to speak with us here at Nerd-Trek. MS: Thanks for your interest in CSM! WD: […]

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  • Northlands This pdf is 114 pages long, 1 page front cover,  1 page editorial/ToC , 1 page patron list, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 109 pages for the Northlands, so let’s check it out!   Disclaimer: I was a patron for this project and contributed my fair share of material to the book. Additionally, I’m working with Scandinavian literature and culture as one of my day-jobs, probably not making me the most unbiased of potential reviewers in this instance, but I’ll try to remain as critical, nitpicky and obnoxious as in my other reviews.   Now that that’s out of the way, let’s check it out! Northlands is a sourcebook for the North, to […]

    Northlands + web-enhancement

    Northlands This pdf is 114 pages long, 1 page front cover,  1 page editorial/ToC , 1 page patron list, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 109 pages for the Northlands, so let’s check it out!   Disclaimer: I was a patron for this project and contributed my fair share of material to the book. Additionally, I’m working with Scandinavian literature and culture as one of my day-jobs, probably not making me the most unbiased of potential reviewers in this instance, but I’ll try to remain as critical, nitpicky and obnoxious as in my other reviews.   Now that that’s out of the way, let’s check it out! Northlands is a sourcebook for the North, to […]

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  • Well here is another article about, you guessed it, The Elder Scrolls IV- Oblivion. This time ‘tis about my 5 Fiercest Creatures in the Game of OBLIVION!!! 1.      Will’ o’ wisp Well, this creature isn’t much to look at. It is a floating cloud of Yellow dust. Don’t be fooled by its appearance because this thing has killed me many times before. This creature cast many differ net spells on you, E.G – Destruction Spells such as Flare and Frost, and Illusion spells that drain Magika and cause fatigue. Yields: Unknown 2.      Troll Ah the Humble Troll, in this game they are not to humble. They dwell in and outside of caves. They are big, strong and hard […]

    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion’s Fiercest Creatures

    Well here is another article about, you guessed it, The Elder Scrolls IV- Oblivion. This time ‘tis about my 5 Fiercest Creatures in the Game of OBLIVION!!! 1.      Will’ o’ wisp Well, this creature isn’t much to look at. It is a floating cloud of Yellow dust. Don’t be fooled by its appearance because this thing has killed me many times before. This creature cast many differ net spells on you, E.G – Destruction Spells such as Flare and Frost, and Illusion spells that drain Magika and cause fatigue. Yields: Unknown 2.      Troll Ah the Humble Troll, in this game they are not to humble. They dwell in and outside of caves. They are big, strong and hard […]

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