Occult Skill Guide-series Archive

  • Occult Skill Guide: Sizechanging Rules (SFRPG) This super-sized Occult Skill Guide clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing queue at my patreon supporter’s request, and because Halloween is approaching, and because its themes are relevant for Christmas (and all other holidays celebrated that time of the year…) as well…and finally, because it’s something I wanted in my Starfinder game – so, do these rules work, and how does the book work?   Okay, we believe with something that Starfinder threw out with the bath water, in a manner […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Sizechanging Rules (SFRPG) (Patreon Request)

    Occult Skill Guide: Sizechanging Rules (SFRPG) This super-sized Occult Skill Guide clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing queue at my patreon supporter’s request, and because Halloween is approaching, and because its themes are relevant for Christmas (and all other holidays celebrated that time of the year…) as well…and finally, because it’s something I wanted in my Starfinder game – so, do these rules work, and how does the book work?   Okay, we believe with something that Starfinder threw out with the bath water, in a manner […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Devolution Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content,. So let’s take a look!   Before we dive in, some important notes: This pdf features all rules that are required to use Alexander Augunas’ corruption engine, so you’ll need no others. Secondly, while inspired by Pathfinder’s Horror Adventures book, the corruptions presented in this series are not simply copies or conversions of  previously-released material; instead, the engine has been streamlined in many important ways: Especially important here: The engine is designed to account for corruptions that will see the PC in question trying […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Devolution Corruption (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Devolution Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content,. So let’s take a look!   Before we dive in, some important notes: This pdf features all rules that are required to use Alexander Augunas’ corruption engine, so you’ll need no others. Secondly, while inspired by Pathfinder’s Horror Adventures book, the corruptions presented in this series are not simply copies or conversions of  previously-released material; instead, the engine has been streamlined in many important ways: Especially important here: The engine is designed to account for corruptions that will see the PC in question trying […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Restorative Ritual (SFRPG) This Occult Skill Guide installment clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, as you could glean from the title, we have another great ritual to employ in SFRPG here, one that uses the rock-solid ritual-engine featured in the ritual-centric installments of this series previously. It should be noted that this is a stand-alone pdf – this means that all rules for the ritual base-engine have been included within, and that justifications of why rituals work and similar advice to implement them in your game also features within. (With the success […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Restorative Ritual (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Restorative Ritual (SFRPG) This Occult Skill Guide installment clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, as you could glean from the title, we have another great ritual to employ in SFRPG here, one that uses the rock-solid ritual-engine featured in the ritual-centric installments of this series previously. It should be noted that this is a stand-alone pdf – this means that all rules for the ritual base-engine have been included within, and that justifications of why rituals work and similar advice to implement them in your game also features within. (With the success […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Actual Cannibal Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the so far absolutely amazing Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, on the introductory page, we already have something I genuinely enjoyed seeing, namely a more diversified take on addiction. As you all know, Starfinder treats drug addiction as a disease that progresses each time a drug is taken. Which, come to think of it, doesn’t always make sense – addictions certainly develop when a drug […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Actual Cannibal Corruption (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Actual Cannibal Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the so far absolutely amazing Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, on the introductory page, we already have something I genuinely enjoyed seeing, namely a more diversified take on addiction. As you all know, Starfinder treats drug addiction as a disease that progresses each time a drug is taken. Which, come to think of it, doesn’t always make sense – addictions certainly develop when a drug […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Blood Madness Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review.   So, one of the most unique components of the Xa-Osoro setting shared by Everyman Gaming and Rogue Genius Games would be blood space – and as such, the first page, beyond the introduction, offers us an encyclopedia-style summary of blood madness. The strange phenomenon was bred by the death of a star, the viscera of the dead sun Osoro. Its properties are thought […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Blood Madness Corruption (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Blood Madness Corruption (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review.   So, one of the most unique components of the Xa-Osoro setting shared by Everyman Gaming and Rogue Genius Games would be blood space – and as such, the first page, beyond the introduction, offers us an encyclopedia-style summary of blood madness. The strange phenomenon was bred by the death of a star, the viscera of the dead sun Osoro. Its properties are thought […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Cloning Ritual (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, after a brief introduction, we begin with the glossary for rituals – yes, this means that this is a full stand-alone supplement that doesn’t require the original rituals-supplements released in this series.   Rituals have three basic ritual components: The ceremony, which denotes the physical actions required to perform the ritual; the lore, which represents the history and information, and the seal – an occult sign that must be drawn to cast the ritual. Some rituals […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Cloning Ritual (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Cloning Ritual (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, after a brief introduction, we begin with the glossary for rituals – yes, this means that this is a full stand-alone supplement that doesn’t require the original rituals-supplements released in this series.   Rituals have three basic ritual components: The ceremony, which denotes the physical actions required to perform the ritual; the lore, which represents the history and information, and the seal – an occult sign that must be drawn to cast the ritual. Some rituals […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Classic Corruptions (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, theme-wise, this pdf obviously makes corruptions work in conjunction with SFRPG, but it should be noted that these corruptions are NOT simply a straight adaptation from PFRPG, instead making full use of SFRPG’s engine.   We begin the supplement by explaining how the mechanics work: Corruptions measure their progress in corruption points and have a six-step […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Classic Corruptions (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Classic Corruptions (SFRPG) This installment of the Occult Skill Guide-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, theme-wise, this pdf obviously makes corruptions work in conjunction with SFRPG, but it should be noted that these corruptions are NOT simply a straight adaptation from PFRPG, instead making full use of SFRPG’s engine.   We begin the supplement by explaining how the mechanics work: Corruptions measure their progress in corruption points and have a six-step […]

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  • Occult Skill Guide: Rituals of Transfiguration (SFRPG) The first installment of the Occult Skill Guide series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, we begin this pdf with a  brief and concise sense of what we nowadays, in a nonacademic context, associate with the term “occult”, in particular in conjunction with roleplaying games, wherein the paranormal, the magical may even be mundane. This brief paragraph already establishes a goal regarding the tone of the designs […]

    Occult Skill Guide: Rituals of Transfiguration (SFRPG)

    Occult Skill Guide: Rituals of Transfiguration (SFRPG) The first installment of the Occult Skill Guide series clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, we begin this pdf with a  brief and concise sense of what we nowadays, in a nonacademic context, associate with the term “occult”, in particular in conjunction with roleplaying games, wherein the paranormal, the magical may even be mundane. This brief paragraph already establishes a goal regarding the tone of the designs […]

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