Paris Crenshaw Archive

  • Trail of the Apprentice This massive book clocks in at 295 pages; 292 if you take away editorial, foreword, etc.   Now, if you’re new to Trail of the Apprentice: This is basically a campaign that strives to teach new gamers, both players and GMs, the ropes – for Pathfinder’s beginner’s rules or those provided for 5e D&D, it is intended as an experience of the basics of adventuring. Theme-wise, it is a campaign intended for family gaming night and as such is significantly less “dark” or “scary” than some other published modules – as a whole, I believe that kids ages 8+ should not experience any issues in this campaign, unless they are particularly sensitive. Conversely, if your kids […]

    Trail of the Apprentice

    Trail of the Apprentice This massive book clocks in at 295 pages; 292 if you take away editorial, foreword, etc.   Now, if you’re new to Trail of the Apprentice: This is basically a campaign that strives to teach new gamers, both players and GMs, the ropes – for Pathfinder’s beginner’s rules or those provided for 5e D&D, it is intended as an experience of the basics of adventuring. Theme-wise, it is a campaign intended for family gaming night and as such is significantly less “dark” or “scary” than some other published modules – as a whole, I believe that kids ages 8+ should not experience any issues in this campaign, unless they are particularly sensitive. Conversely, if your kids […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice V: The Wizard’s Dungeon The final installment of the Trail of the Apprentice-series clocks in at 62 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content. To this, we can add a nice 12-page (already minus front cover/editorial) art-and-map-folio, which contains GM and player maps as well as a version sans grid and the original pieces of art for hand-out purposes. Neato!   As always, Trail of the Apprentice is made for family game night and with the express purpose of teaching new groups of players and GMs […]

    Trail of the Apprentice V: The Wizard’s Dungeon

    Trail of the Apprentice V: The Wizard’s Dungeon The final installment of the Trail of the Apprentice-series clocks in at 62 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content. To this, we can add a nice 12-page (already minus front cover/editorial) art-and-map-folio, which contains GM and player maps as well as a version sans grid and the original pieces of art for hand-out purposes. Neato!   As always, Trail of the Apprentice is made for family game night and with the express purpose of teaching new groups of players and GMs […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice IV: The Oracle’s Test The fourth installment of the Trail of the Apprentice-series, designed to teach RPGs to both players and GMs alike, clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 43 pages of content. The pdf also comes with an art and map folio that clocks in at 27 pages (if you take front cover and editorial away), presenting the art as hand-outs as well as versions of the maps with and without grids, player-friendly and key-less  – kudos for that! Seriously, […]

    Trail of the Apprentice IV: The Oracle’s Test

    Trail of the Apprentice IV: The Oracle’s Test The fourth installment of the Trail of the Apprentice-series, designed to teach RPGs to both players and GMs alike, clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 43 pages of content. The pdf also comes with an art and map folio that clocks in at 27 pages (if you take front cover and editorial away), presenting the art as hand-outs as well as versions of the maps with and without grids, player-friendly and key-less  – kudos for that! Seriously, […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice III: The Thieves’ Den The third installment of the kid-friendly AP for beginning groups clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 39 pages. To these, however, one should add the art and map folio, which contains no less than 18 raw pages (already minus editorial/etc.) of maps, both with grid and without, provided sans key and with it – this service is amazing and the art can easily be used as handouts…so yeah, pretty damn cool. Love this.   The supplemental material […]

    Trail of the Apprentice III: The Thieves’ Den

    Trail of the Apprentice III: The Thieves’ Den The third installment of the kid-friendly AP for beginning groups clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 39 pages. To these, however, one should add the art and map folio, which contains no less than 18 raw pages (already minus editorial/etc.) of maps, both with grid and without, provided sans key and with it – this service is amazing and the art can easily be used as handouts…so yeah, pretty damn cool. Love this.   The supplemental material […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice II: The King’s Curse The second installment of Legendary Games’ Trail of the Apprentice adventure arc clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content. The pdf does come with an art and map folio, which presents no less than 20 pages of artworks that you can print out for handout purposes, with most maps coming in multiple iterations – including grid and grid-less versions. The maps are player-friendly and in neat full-color – the variety provided […]

    Trail of the Apprentice II: The King’s Curse

    Trail of the Apprentice II: The King’s Curse The second installment of Legendary Games’ Trail of the Apprentice adventure arc clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content. The pdf does come with an art and map folio, which presents no less than 20 pages of artworks that you can print out for handout purposes, with most maps coming in multiple iterations – including grid and grid-less versions. The maps are player-friendly and in neat full-color – the variety provided […]

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  • Trail of the Apprentice I: The Bandit’s Cave The first installment of the Trail of the Apprentice adventure arc (I refuse to use the term “AP” for anything that does not cover at least 12 levels) clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with a massive 20-page art- and map-folio that contains not only nice sample artworks to use as handouts (and the handout), but also player-friendly iterations of the […]

    Trail of the Apprentice I: The Bandit’s Cave

    Trail of the Apprentice I: The Bandit’s Cave The first installment of the Trail of the Apprentice adventure arc (I refuse to use the term “AP” for anything that does not cover at least 12 levels) clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with a massive 20-page art- and map-folio that contains not only nice sample artworks to use as handouts (and the handout), but also player-friendly iterations of the […]

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  • Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald (5e) The first of Legendary Games’ modules intended for new players clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, I should not be remiss to mention that this module features a handy “slightly advanced” spellcasting array of options used by some of the creatures herein -the module does sport some discrepancies regarding some spells that are due to the conversion from PFRPG’s beginner’s box: Bane, for […]

    Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald (5e)

    Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald (5e) The first of Legendary Games’ modules intended for new players clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, I should not be remiss to mention that this module features a handy “slightly advanced” spellcasting array of options used by some of the creatures herein -the module does sport some discrepancies regarding some spells that are due to the conversion from PFRPG’s beginner’s box: Bane, for […]

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  • Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald The first of Legendary Games’ modules to support the simplified Beginner’s Box-rules clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, I should not be remiss to mention that this module features a handy “slightly advanced” spellcasting array of options used by some of the creatures herein – they can be cast as a standard action and are collected one a handy GM cheat sheet. It should […]

    Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald

    Legendary Beginnings: Into the Feyweald The first of Legendary Games’ modules to support the simplified Beginner’s Box-rules clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, I should not be remiss to mention that this module features a handy “slightly advanced” spellcasting array of options used by some of the creatures herein – they can be cast as a standard action and are collected one a handy GM cheat sheet. It should […]

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  • Wayfinder #14 The 14th issue of the eminent Wayfinder fanzine, by fans, for fans, clocks in at 80 pages, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 6 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 70 massive pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay. This is NOT a review in the traditional sense. Why? Because I am NOT going to analyze piece by piece, content by content everything featured herein – with a book as dense as Wayfinder #14, this would bloat the review to a level that would benefit no one, considering its free availability. What I’ll be doing instead, is first telling you a bit about Wayfinder…and what it means to me.   […]

    Wayfinder #14

    Wayfinder #14 The 14th issue of the eminent Wayfinder fanzine, by fans, for fans, clocks in at 80 pages, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 6 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 70 massive pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay. This is NOT a review in the traditional sense. Why? Because I am NOT going to analyze piece by piece, content by content everything featured herein – with a book as dense as Wayfinder #14, this would bloat the review to a level that would benefit no one, considering its free availability. What I’ll be doing instead, is first telling you a bit about Wayfinder…and what it means to me.   […]

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  • Dungeonlands I – Tomb of the Lich Queen (Revised Edition) This massive, revised edition of Tomb of the Lich Queen clocks in at 149 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages backer-list, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 140 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Or rather, let’s recapitulate: The original Tomb of the Lich Queen was intended to be the first installment in a 3-parts mega-dungeon crawl of the old-school kind: Deadly, challenging and unique. The first module pretty much botched in two […]

    Dungeonlands I – Tomb of the Lich Queen (Revised Edition)

    Dungeonlands I – Tomb of the Lich Queen (Revised Edition) This massive, revised edition of Tomb of the Lich Queen clocks in at 149 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages backer-list, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 140 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Or rather, let’s recapitulate: The original Tomb of the Lich Queen was intended to be the first installment in a 3-parts mega-dungeon crawl of the old-school kind: Deadly, challenging and unique. The first module pretty much botched in two […]

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  • Clockwork Gnome Publishing is one of the small 3pps for PFRPG that is very much about quality rather than quantity and thus, I’d like to introduce you to 2 small pdfs that you’ll enjoy very much:   The Virtuous & the Vile: Morithal, Lord of Unceasing Hunger   This pdf is 22 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s check out this first installment of “The Virtuous and the Vile”! This first installment of Clockwork Gnomes’ new Virtuous and the Vile-series introduces us to the religion of the Maggot god Morithal, a slithering being of unceasing hunger. If you’re now reminded of similar gods […]

    Morithal and The Cloven Hoof Syndicate

    Clockwork Gnome Publishing is one of the small 3pps for PFRPG that is very much about quality rather than quantity and thus, I’d like to introduce you to 2 small pdfs that you’ll enjoy very much:   The Virtuous & the Vile: Morithal, Lord of Unceasing Hunger   This pdf is 22 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s check out this first installment of “The Virtuous and the Vile”! This first installment of Clockwork Gnomes’ new Virtuous and the Vile-series introduces us to the religion of the Maggot god Morithal, a slithering being of unceasing hunger. If you’re now reminded of similar gods […]

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