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  • 20 Things: Orc Village (system neutral) This installment of the #20 Things-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Orc villages, suffice to say, are living, breathing places, and as such, the pdf begins with different sights and sounds, depending on whether the green-skins have been made aware of the presence of intruders. From ongoing torture of non-orcs, to orc mums carrying water and slapping kids, the atmosphere of evil, of violence, is palpable, with a feeling of aggression simmering right below the boiling point making this a rather compelling table. […]

    20 Things: Orc Village (system neutral)

    20 Things: Orc Village (system neutral) This installment of the #20 Things-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Orc villages, suffice to say, are living, breathing places, and as such, the pdf begins with different sights and sounds, depending on whether the green-skins have been made aware of the presence of intruders. From ongoing torture of non-orcs, to orc mums carrying water and slapping kids, the atmosphere of evil, of violence, is palpable, with a feeling of aggression simmering right below the boiling point making this a rather compelling table. […]

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  • Feats of Legend: 20 Orc Feats This installment of the Feats of Legend-series clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   -Fight Impulse: 1/day enter rage as an immediate action as a response to a fear effect, provided you can enter it. Solid.   -Focused Fury: 1/rage make a full-attack as though you used Power Attack, but sans penalties. Benefits do not apply to AoOs. While nasty for rage-cycling builds, these already constitute cheesy builds, so yeah.   -Hachetman: Treat handaxes as though they were a warpriest sacred weapon at -4 levels.   -Iron Fist: Gain a slam attack, properly […]

    Feats of Legend: 20 Orc Feats

    Feats of Legend: 20 Orc Feats This installment of the Feats of Legend-series clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   -Fight Impulse: 1/day enter rage as an immediate action as a response to a fear effect, provided you can enter it. Solid.   -Focused Fury: 1/rage make a full-attack as though you used Power Attack, but sans penalties. Benefits do not apply to AoOs. While nasty for rage-cycling builds, these already constitute cheesy builds, so yeah.   -Hachetman: Treat handaxes as though they were a warpriest sacred weapon at -4 levels.   -Iron Fist: Gain a slam attack, properly […]

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  • Mythic Mini: Orc Feats All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   -Born Alone: Gain 2x Con-bonus temporary hit points for tier rounds when killing a foe. Anti-kitten caveat makes me a happy reviewer. 🙂   -Bullying Blow: +tier to Intimidate; add mythic power for worse fear-conditions and a kind of intimidate-cleave. Solid.   -Ferocious Action: Roll to stabilize when dealing damage in melee AND gain 1/2 tier hp when you hit, to a maximum of 1 hp. Nice one!   -Foment the Blood: Numerical escalation and AoE orc-heal via mythic power.   -Grudge Fighter: Numerical escalation.   -Orc Weapon Expertise: Benefits with orc weapons […]

    Mythic Mini: Orc Feats

    Mythic Mini: Orc Feats All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!   -Born Alone: Gain 2x Con-bonus temporary hit points for tier rounds when killing a foe. Anti-kitten caveat makes me a happy reviewer. 🙂   -Bullying Blow: +tier to Intimidate; add mythic power for worse fear-conditions and a kind of intimidate-cleave. Solid.   -Ferocious Action: Roll to stabilize when dealing damage in melee AND gain 1/2 tier hp when you hit, to a maximum of 1 hp. Nice one!   -Foment the Blood: Numerical escalation and AoE orc-heal via mythic power.   -Grudge Fighter: Numerical escalation.   -Orc Weapon Expertise: Benefits with orc weapons […]

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  • If you’re like me, you have a rather massive selection of KQ-issues by now in your collection. You may also know the Wicked Fantasy-articles by Jess Heinig and John Wick that reimagines the classic fantasy races in a dark, unconventional way. Well, today, I’ll check out the first 3 offerings of Wicked Fantasy, starting with   Wicked Fantasy I – The Reign of Men This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page cover, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy seeks to redefine the traditional races of fantasy and add new twists to the tired old tropes.  So, what has been done […]

    The first 3 Wicked Fantasy Installments

    If you’re like me, you have a rather massive selection of KQ-issues by now in your collection. You may also know the Wicked Fantasy-articles by Jess Heinig and John Wick that reimagines the classic fantasy races in a dark, unconventional way. Well, today, I’ll check out the first 3 offerings of Wicked Fantasy, starting with   Wicked Fantasy I – The Reign of Men This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page editorial, 1 page cover, 1 page SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   John Wick’s Wicked Fantasy seeks to redefine the traditional races of fantasy and add new twists to the tired old tropes.  So, what has been done […]

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  • Skyrim will feature the same ten races as Oblivion and Morrowind.  You will be able to choose from Argonian, Breton, Dark Elf (Dunmer), High Elf (Altmer), Imperial (Cyrodiil), Khajiit, Nord, Orc (Orsimer), Redguard, and Wood Elf (Bosmer). Bethesda gave us some great images at PAX Prime to pass along to our readers.  If you haven’t already feasted your eyes upon these images you may do so now with unbridled nerdiness!  Have at it!   Argonian ~ Breton ~ Dark Elf (Dunmer) ~ High Elf (Altmer) ~ Imperial (Cyrodiil) ~ Khajiit ~ Nord ~ Orc (Orsimer) ~ Redguard ~ Wood Elf (Bosmer) I had the chance to play Skyrim for 2 hours at PAX Prime in the media booth.  Creating a […]

    Skyrim: Races

    Skyrim will feature the same ten races as Oblivion and Morrowind.  You will be able to choose from Argonian, Breton, Dark Elf (Dunmer), High Elf (Altmer), Imperial (Cyrodiil), Khajiit, Nord, Orc (Orsimer), Redguard, and Wood Elf (Bosmer). Bethesda gave us some great images at PAX Prime to pass along to our readers.  If you haven’t already feasted your eyes upon these images you may do so now with unbridled nerdiness!  Have at it!   Argonian ~ Breton ~ Dark Elf (Dunmer) ~ High Elf (Altmer) ~ Imperial (Cyrodiil) ~ Khajiit ~ Nord ~ Orc (Orsimer) ~ Redguard ~ Wood Elf (Bosmer) I had the chance to play Skyrim for 2 hours at PAX Prime in the media booth.  Creating a […]

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