Neil Spicer Archive

  • Legendary Planet: Planetary Heroes This collection of pregens for Legendary Games’ Legendary Planet AP clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction/how to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look at these pregens!   Wait, before we do, let us make one thing clear: The characters presented herein are pretty much in line with the Player’s Guide – this means that the awesome fish-out-of-water-style alternate introduction championed in the optional prequel “The Assimilation Strain” is not considered to be the […]

    Legendary Planet: Planetary Heroes

    Legendary Planet: Planetary Heroes This collection of pregens for Legendary Games’ Legendary Planet AP clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction/how to use, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look at these pregens!   Wait, before we do, let us make one thing clear: The characters presented herein are pretty much in line with the Player’s Guide – this means that the awesome fish-out-of-water-style alternate introduction championed in the optional prequel “The Assimilation Strain” is not considered to be the […]

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  • Legendary Planet Player’s Guide The Player’s Guide for the Legendary Planet AP clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, after the usual introduction to the matter at hand, we have to discuss one thing: The AP is set to officially begin at 2nd level, with the optional “The Assimilation Strain” prequel basically blindsiding the more mundane PCs. Hence, campaign trait selection is held off to the begin of the first “proper” adventure. Beyond that, there is a bit of a potential disjoint here: Namely, that this […]

    Legendary Planet Player’s Guide

    Legendary Planet Player’s Guide The Player’s Guide for the Legendary Planet AP clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, after the usual introduction to the matter at hand, we have to discuss one thing: The AP is set to officially begin at 2nd level, with the optional “The Assimilation Strain” prequel basically blindsiding the more mundane PCs. Hence, campaign trait selection is held off to the begin of the first “proper” adventure. Beyond that, there is a bit of a potential disjoint here: Namely, that this […]

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  • Metal Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens is 42 pages long,1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages, so let’s take a look!   The pregens for the Iron Gods-AP as presented herein are based on a 20-point-buy, with scaling options for the more gritty and lethal 15-point-buy options provided for each of the characters herein. Following the format for the pregens created by Legendary Games, the basic set-up adheres to a pretty concise formula: Each of the characters presented in these pages comes with a one-page full-character rendition in full-color, supplemented by a piece if in-character […]

    Metal Heroes: Pregenerated Characters

    Metal Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens is 42 pages long,1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages, so let’s take a look!   The pregens for the Iron Gods-AP as presented herein are based on a 20-point-buy, with scaling options for the more gritty and lethal 15-point-buy options provided for each of the characters herein. Following the format for the pregens created by Legendary Games, the basic set-up adheres to a pretty concise formula: Each of the characters presented in these pages comes with a one-page full-character rendition in full-color, supplemented by a piece if in-character […]

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  • Gothic Campaign Compendium This massive compilation of all Carrion Crown-plug-ins clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page dedication/backer-list, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive, huge250 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This book was moved up on my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a hardcover for the purpose of an honest and fair review.   So, after a collection of nice introductions by the authors, we dive right into the material presented, so let’s begin a short recap, shall we? The carrion crown plug-ins were not only Legendary Games’ first line of products – they also, to me, remain one of the […]

    Gothic Campaign Compendium

    Gothic Campaign Compendium This massive compilation of all Carrion Crown-plug-ins clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page dedication/backer-list, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive, huge250 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This book was moved up on my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a hardcover for the purpose of an honest and fair review.   So, after a collection of nice introductions by the authors, we dive right into the material presented, so let’s begin a short recap, shall we? The carrion crown plug-ins were not only Legendary Games’ first line of products – they also, to me, remain one of the […]

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  • Legendary Planet: The Assimilation Strain This was moved up on my queue at the request of my players.   The prologue-adventure for Legendary Games’ Sword and Planet-AP clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial introduction leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   While this module is designed to act as a prequel for the massive Legendary Planet AP, it also easily works on its own. The following being a review of an adventure, the following does contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the […]

    Legendary Planet: The Assimilation Strain

    Legendary Planet: The Assimilation Strain This was moved up on my queue at the request of my players.   The prologue-adventure for Legendary Games’ Sword and Planet-AP clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial introduction leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   While this module is designed to act as a prequel for the massive Legendary Planet AP, it also easily works on its own. The following being a review of an adventure, the following does contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the […]

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  • Nautical Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial,1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As always, we get the pregens presented herein as 20-point-buys, though advice for modification down to 15-point buy is provided for each character. The character itself is always presented not only with basic stats, but also a gorgeous artwork that represents the character alongside a nice in-character quote that helps get in the spirit of the character- layout-wise, the presentation here is great: Page 1 presents aforementioned artworks and […]

    Nautical Heroes: Pregenerated Characters

    Nautical Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens clocks in at 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial,1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As always, we get the pregens presented herein as 20-point-buys, though advice for modification down to 15-point buy is provided for each character. The character itself is always presented not only with basic stats, but also a gorgeous artwork that represents the character alongside a nice in-character quote that helps get in the spirit of the character- layout-wise, the presentation here is great: Page 1 presents aforementioned artworks and […]

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  • Deep Magic This massive, huge tome clocks in at 378 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages backer-list, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 367 pages of content, so let’s… …wait. I can’t really convey the illusion of spontaneity here. Why? Because I have written and deleted this review 3 times as I’m writing these lines. This is quite literally one of the hardest reviews I have ever written, mainly because conveying my stance on Deep Magic is pretty ambiguous and prone to misinterpretation.   But let’s start at the beginning. This book is beautiful. Thanks to one particularly helpful […]

    Deep Magic

    Deep Magic This massive, huge tome clocks in at 378 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages backer-list, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 367 pages of content, so let’s… …wait. I can’t really convey the illusion of spontaneity here. Why? Because I have written and deleted this review 3 times as I’m writing these lines. This is quite literally one of the hardest reviews I have ever written, mainly because conveying my stance on Deep Magic is pretty ambiguous and prone to misinterpretation.   But let’s start at the beginning. This book is beautiful. Thanks to one particularly helpful […]

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  • Righteous Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens intended for the “Wrath of the Righteous”-AP clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction to the matter at hand, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The characters herein are made via 20-point-buy and feature advice for scaling them down for 15-point buy, if you prefer a more challenging game. Additionally, each character comes with advancement suggestions and roleplaying advice to get into the respective character from the get-go. Now presentation-wise, something becomes immediately available – even beyond previous pregen-supplements by Legendary Games, the characters herein are […]

    Righteous Heroes: Pregenerated Characters

    Righteous Heroes: Pregenerated Characters This collection of pregens intended for the “Wrath of the Righteous”-AP clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction to the matter at hand, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The characters herein are made via 20-point-buy and feature advice for scaling them down for 15-point buy, if you prefer a more challenging game. Additionally, each character comes with advancement suggestions and roleplaying advice to get into the respective character from the get-go. Now presentation-wise, something becomes immediately available – even beyond previous pregen-supplements by Legendary Games, the characters herein are […]

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  • Road to War: The Equinox Crown This module is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction (in which a rare Legendary Games typo can be found – a missing “Y” in “you” that has been eaten by the layout), 1 page back cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Level-wise and concept-wise, this module is somewhat different from usual plug-in adventures in that is rather modular: Essentially, this module level-wise is intended to span levels 6 to 7 and are intended […]

    Road to War: The Equinox Crown

    Road to War: The Equinox Crown This module is 26 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction (in which a rare Legendary Games typo can be found – a missing “Y” in “you” that has been eaten by the layout), 1 page back cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Level-wise and concept-wise, this module is somewhat different from usual plug-in adventures in that is rather modular: Essentially, this module level-wise is intended to span levels 6 to 7 and are intended […]

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  • Conquering Heroes This collection of pregens is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page how to use,1 page author bios, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Each of these pregens specifically crafted for the Kingmaker-AP by Paizo comes with a one-page artwork of the character including a sample quote, while delivering statblock etc. on the second and full-blown story on the third page. The stats come with information to scale their standard 20-point build down to 15 for people like yours truly who prefer a bit more grit. It should also be noted that several pieces of roleplaying advice are provided for […]

    Conquering Heroes

    Conquering Heroes This collection of pregens is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page how to use,1 page author bios, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Each of these pregens specifically crafted for the Kingmaker-AP by Paizo comes with a one-page artwork of the character including a sample quote, while delivering statblock etc. on the second and full-blown story on the third page. The stats come with information to scale their standard 20-point build down to 15 for people like yours truly who prefer a bit more grit. It should also be noted that several pieces of roleplaying advice are provided for […]

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  • Imperial Heroes This collection of Pre-gens for the Jade regent-AP is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to use,1 page author bios/back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first thing you’ll notice is that we get whole-character-pictures in gorgeous full-color for every character as well as a sample quote from the respective character. On the second page devoted to a character, we get the respective character’s statblock, whereas on the third, we get advice on scaling them down to a 15-point build (the characters are made via a 20-point build), an extensive background, roleplaying ideas as well as ideas for character advancement. Nice!   Now […]

    Imperial Heroes: Pregenerated Characters for the Jade Regent AP

    Imperial Heroes This collection of Pre-gens for the Jade regent-AP is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page introduction/how-to use,1 page author bios/back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first thing you’ll notice is that we get whole-character-pictures in gorgeous full-color for every character as well as a sample quote from the respective character. On the second page devoted to a character, we get the respective character’s statblock, whereas on the third, we get advice on scaling them down to a 15-point build (the characters are made via a 20-point build), an extensive background, roleplaying ideas as well as ideas for character advancement. Nice!   Now […]

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  • Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

    Legendary Games’ Carrion Crown Plug-ins

    Today I’m going to take a look at all the neat supplemental material released by Legendary Games for Paizo’s Carrion Crown Adventure Path!   Starting off, of course, with Pregens!   Gothic Heroes: Pregenerated Characters   This pdf is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 1 page biographical information on the people involved, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover/advertisement, leaving 27 pages of content, so let’s check these pre-gens out! After a short introduction to how the idea for these pregens came up and an explanation how this ties in with the Carrion Crown AP, we are introduced to 8 pregens especially suitable for said AP or any gothic horror-themed campaign. […]

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  • Hej everybody here at NERD TREK! I figured for the second review here on the site, I’ll introduce those of you who don’t know about it to one of the sourcebooks/modules that defines for me what third party publishers are capable of and which, imho, is one of the best high-level modules for any iteration of d20-related systems, namely Rite Publishing’s    Coliseum Morpheuon The pdf is a whopping 127 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD. That leaves us with 123 pages. A quick glance at the cover and interior shows you that CM is a full-color book, and a beautiful one at that – both the full-color artworks and […]

    Coliseum Morpheuon

    Hej everybody here at NERD TREK! I figured for the second review here on the site, I’ll introduce those of you who don’t know about it to one of the sourcebooks/modules that defines for me what third party publishers are capable of and which, imho, is one of the best high-level modules for any iteration of d20-related systems, namely Rite Publishing’s    Coliseum Morpheuon The pdf is a whopping 127 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD. That leaves us with 123 pages. A quick glance at the cover and interior shows you that CM is a full-color book, and a beautiful one at that – both the full-color artworks and […]

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