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  • Chemist Base Class This base-class clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The chemist-base class presented here receives d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple and alchemical weapons as well as all armors and shields, excluding tower shields. The class gets full BAB-progression as well as good Fort-saves.   Unfortunately, we have a minor hiccup in the first ability of the class alchemical study, namely that they add + level, not class level, to Craft (alchemy)-checks. The class begins play with 1/day alchemical smite: This is activated as a move action […]

    Chemist Base Class

    Chemist Base Class This base-class clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The chemist-base class presented here receives d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple and alchemical weapons as well as all armors and shields, excluding tower shields. The class gets full BAB-progression as well as good Fort-saves.   Unfortunately, we have a minor hiccup in the first ability of the class alchemical study, namely that they add + level, not class level, to Craft (alchemy)-checks. The class begins play with 1/day alchemical smite: This is activated as a move action […]

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  • Mariner Hybrid Class This hybrid class clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages, so let’s take a look!   The mariner as presented her gets d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level and proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as all armors and shields except tower shields. As a minor complaint: The header is not bolded here. The class gets a full BAB-progression as well as good Fort- and Ref-saves and begins play with +4 to Swim checks (untyped) that is increased to +6 when the mariner has 10 ranks in the skills. The mariner gets +1/2 class level […]

    Mariner Hybrid Class

    Mariner Hybrid Class This hybrid class clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages, so let’s take a look!   The mariner as presented her gets d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level and proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as all armors and shields except tower shields. As a minor complaint: The header is not bolded here. The class gets a full BAB-progression as well as good Fort- and Ref-saves and begins play with +4 to Swim checks (untyped) that is increased to +6 when the mariner has 10 ranks in the skills. The mariner gets +1/2 class level […]

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  • Tavern Tales Mini Adventure #2: What a Trip! (5e) The 5e-version of this tavern tales-mini-adventure clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 2 pages for the adventure.   The module is intended for 1st level characters and is basically an expansion/tie-in of “Simon’s Dinner Theatre”, featured in the Tangible Taverns-series. It should be noted that you most definitely get the most out of this one when using it in conjunction with the aforementioned supplement. You do not, however, need it, since it does not take place in the establishment and instead begins when the tavern’s musician Cerulean contacts the PCs…   …and this is as […]

    Tavern Tales Mini Adventure #2: What a Trip! (5e)

    Tavern Tales Mini Adventure #2: What a Trip! (5e) The 5e-version of this tavern tales-mini-adventure clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 2 pages for the adventure.   The module is intended for 1st level characters and is basically an expansion/tie-in of “Simon’s Dinner Theatre”, featured in the Tangible Taverns-series. It should be noted that you most definitely get the most out of this one when using it in conjunction with the aforementioned supplement. You do not, however, need it, since it does not take place in the establishment and instead begins when the tavern’s musician Cerulean contacts the PCs…   …and this is as […]

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  • Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters (5e) This 5e-conversion of the expansion-sidequest for The Angelic Imp tavern clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1/2 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do: The Angelic Imp? Yep, that would be a pretty nice, high-class and discrete tavern/restaurant, perfect for romantic dalliances and secret business dealings – it can be found in Tangible Taverns: Trio of Taverns. While this module can work on its own (sporting the cartography etc.), it ultimately is intended as an expansion/ready-to-drop-in module for said place and I am going to rate it thusly.   […]

    Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters (5e)

    Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters (5e) This 5e-conversion of the expansion-sidequest for The Angelic Imp tavern clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1/2 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do: The Angelic Imp? Yep, that would be a pretty nice, high-class and discrete tavern/restaurant, perfect for romantic dalliances and secret business dealings – it can be found in Tangible Taverns: Trio of Taverns. While this module can work on its own (sporting the cartography etc.), it ultimately is intended as an expansion/ready-to-drop-in module for said place and I am going to rate it thusly.   […]

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  • Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters This expansion-sidequest for The Angelic Imp tavern clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do: The Angelic Imp? Yep, that would be a pretty nice, high-class and discrete tavern/restaurant, perfect for romantic dalliances and secret business dealings – it can be found in Tangible Taverns: Trio of Taverns. While this module can work on its own (sporting the cartography etc.), it ultimately is intended as an expansion/ready-to-drop-in module for said place and I am going to rate it thusly.   This being an adventure-review, the […]

    Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters

    Tavern Tales: The Troubleshooters This expansion-sidequest for The Angelic Imp tavern clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do: The Angelic Imp? Yep, that would be a pretty nice, high-class and discrete tavern/restaurant, perfect for romantic dalliances and secret business dealings – it can be found in Tangible Taverns: Trio of Taverns. While this module can work on its own (sporting the cartography etc.), it ultimately is intended as an expansion/ready-to-drop-in module for said place and I am going to rate it thusly.   This being an adventure-review, the […]

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  • Infinite Dungeon: The Hall of the Eternal Moment – Cusp, City on the Edge of Eternity The first installment of LPJ Design’s Infinite Dungeon clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page of editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Cusp is a small town (fully statted), situated beneath the lip of a mountainous crater that surround the eponymous Hals of the Eternal Moment. It is a little adventurer’s boomtown and also a center of chronomancy; a number of wealthy patrons control significant expenditures of gold and the city does feature several unique locations: At the pillars of watching, for example, townsfolk stand and watch foolhardy […]

    Infinite Dungeon: The Hall of the Eternal Moment – Cusp, City on the Edge of Eternity

    Infinite Dungeon: The Hall of the Eternal Moment – Cusp, City on the Edge of Eternity The first installment of LPJ Design’s Infinite Dungeon clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page of editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Cusp is a small town (fully statted), situated beneath the lip of a mountainous crater that surround the eponymous Hals of the Eternal Moment. It is a little adventurer’s boomtown and also a center of chronomancy; a number of wealthy patrons control significant expenditures of gold and the city does feature several unique locations: At the pillars of watching, for example, townsfolk stand and watch foolhardy […]

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  • Tavern Tales #3: It Starts With a Barroom Brawl (5e) This 5e-version of the supplemental sidequest for Tuffy’s Good Time Palace clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What’s Tuffy’s Good Time Palace? Well, it is a nice little tavern released in the Tangible Taverns-series before. While you can use this module as a stand-alone, it is primarily intended to add some additional oomph to the place and provide a solid go-play addition. The 5e-iteration is kind of remarkable in that the NPC-conversions are pretty lovingly done, adding some serious character to the place.   […]

    Tavern Tales #3: It Starts With a Barroom Brawl (5e)

    Tavern Tales #3: It Starts With a Barroom Brawl (5e) This 5e-version of the supplemental sidequest for Tuffy’s Good Time Palace clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What’s Tuffy’s Good Time Palace? Well, it is a nice little tavern released in the Tangible Taverns-series before. While you can use this module as a stand-alone, it is primarily intended to add some additional oomph to the place and provide a solid go-play addition. The 5e-iteration is kind of remarkable in that the NPC-conversions are pretty lovingly done, adding some serious character to the place.   […]

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  • Campaign Kits: The Mysteries of Hollowfield This Campaign Kit clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This installment of the Campaign Kits-series is a charity product for the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund and it is, to make that clear from the get-go, a “Pay what you want”-product. The original iteration has sported some glitches that have been identified and rectified, which is why this review is based on V.2.0 of the book.   So, what is this? Well, in short, this book contains 8 expanded adventure seeds: With statblocks and structure and all, just […]

    Campaign Kits: The Mysteries of Hollowfield

    Campaign Kits: The Mysteries of Hollowfield This Campaign Kit clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This installment of the Campaign Kits-series is a charity product for the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund and it is, to make that clear from the get-go, a “Pay what you want”-product. The original iteration has sported some glitches that have been identified and rectified, which is why this review is based on V.2.0 of the book.   So, what is this? Well, in short, this book contains 8 expanded adventure seeds: With statblocks and structure and all, just […]

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  • Purple Duck Storeroom: Craft Points Redux This installment of the Purple Duck Storeroom series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do – many of you will know already that I’m a pretty big fan of Downtime-rules, crafting and the like. But the matter of the fact is that not all campaigns will take to these rules to the same extent; indeed, there are campaigns where time is of the essence or where, within a vast dungeon-complex, establishing a crafting base, keeping it secure, etc., represents a complication that is simply not desired by either group or GM. […]

    Purple Duck Storeroom: Craft Points Redux

    Purple Duck Storeroom: Craft Points Redux This installment of the Purple Duck Storeroom series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do – many of you will know already that I’m a pretty big fan of Downtime-rules, crafting and the like. But the matter of the fact is that not all campaigns will take to these rules to the same extent; indeed, there are campaigns where time is of the essence or where, within a vast dungeon-complex, establishing a crafting base, keeping it secure, etc., represents a complication that is simply not desired by either group or GM. […]

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  • Tales from the Tabletop: Year One (Comic) Okay, now for something completely different: This book clocks in at 60 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages advertisement (unless I’ve miscounted, 1 page back cover, leaving 50 pages of content, so let’s take a look! So how does this book work out? Well, basically, AAW Games publishes Jacob Blackmon’s art and leaves speech bubbles open for the fans to fill – the funniest of the respective lines are collected in this book, with the respective authors of the lines credited, including the runner-ups, so even if you dislike one, you certainly will find a smile among the alternatives. So this, ultimately, is a product of our community…and it […]

    Tales from the Tabletop: Year One (Comic)

    Tales from the Tabletop: Year One (Comic) Okay, now for something completely different: This book clocks in at 60 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages advertisement (unless I’ve miscounted, 1 page back cover, leaving 50 pages of content, so let’s take a look! So how does this book work out? Well, basically, AAW Games publishes Jacob Blackmon’s art and leaves speech bubbles open for the fans to fill – the funniest of the respective lines are collected in this book, with the respective authors of the lines credited, including the runner-ups, so even if you dislike one, you certainly will find a smile among the alternatives. So this, ultimately, is a product of our community…and it […]

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  • Class Expansions: Apothecary Plaguewright Archetype This PWYW-expansion for the plaguewright class clocks in at 3 pages -1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so what does the apothecary do?   Apothecaries must utilize benign strains in each of their vials (but still may also use malignant strains!) and gain a dosage pool at first level equal to their apothecary level. Whenever the apothecary draws a culture from his vials, he may spend a dosage point to add a terminal mutation known to the syringe as though it were present in the culture. He must add benign mutations to benign strains and malignant mutations to malignant strains.   Also at 1st level, all benign strains gain the terminal […]

    Class Expansions: Apothecary Plaguewright Archetype

    Class Expansions: Apothecary Plaguewright Archetype This PWYW-expansion for the plaguewright class clocks in at 3 pages -1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, so what does the apothecary do?   Apothecaries must utilize benign strains in each of their vials (but still may also use malignant strains!) and gain a dosage pool at first level equal to their apothecary level. Whenever the apothecary draws a culture from his vials, he may spend a dosage point to add a terminal mutation known to the syringe as though it were present in the culture. He must add benign mutations to benign strains and malignant mutations to malignant strains.   Also at 1st level, all benign strains gain the terminal […]

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  • Dear readers of Nerdtrek!   This is endzeitgeist, the guy that posts a lot of the reviews you see on this awesome site.   As some of you will know, my financial situation isn’t the best – quite frankly, without my patreon, I couldn’t do any reviews at all. As in: “I’m working all day to scrape by.” The patreon literally keeps the lights on right now.   While my trip to Copenhagen and job application there and at other places (as some of you may know, I’ve been pretty busy in that regard) *may* remedy that situation, for now, my resources are incredibly stretched; they have been so for quite some time and I’m working hard to change that […]

    There’s a “Bring Endzeitgeist to Gencon”-bundle!

    Dear readers of Nerdtrek!   This is endzeitgeist, the guy that posts a lot of the reviews you see on this awesome site.   As some of you will know, my financial situation isn’t the best – quite frankly, without my patreon, I couldn’t do any reviews at all. As in: “I’m working all day to scrape by.” The patreon literally keeps the lights on right now.   While my trip to Copenhagen and job application there and at other places (as some of you may know, I’ve been pretty busy in that regard) *may* remedy that situation, for now, my resources are incredibly stretched; they have been so for quite some time and I’m working hard to change that […]

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  • After School Adventures: Madam Margareth’s Magic Potion This brief educational module clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, this is an adventure – but it’s also more than that; It’s a little educational exercise for kids. So yeah, potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, first things first – you need red cabbage, white vinegar, baking soda, a large pot, a glass bottle, a strainer and an ice cube tray and about 3 hours preparation in advance to make special […]

    After School Adventures: Madam Margareth’s Magic Potion

    After School Adventures: Madam Margareth’s Magic Potion This brief educational module clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, this is an adventure – but it’s also more than that; It’s a little educational exercise for kids. So yeah, potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, first things first – you need red cabbage, white vinegar, baking soda, a large pot, a glass bottle, a strainer and an ice cube tray and about 3 hours preparation in advance to make special […]

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  • The Thingomancer Prestige Class This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Thingomancers possess and use many…things. As such, they need to be chaotic, have Craft Wondrous Item and be able to cast 3rd level spells and have at least 5 ranks in Appraise…and Craft (backpack making). The PrC nets d8 HD, 6+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, 1/2 Will-save-progression and full spellcasting progression. Thingomancers also gain proficiency with all martial weapons.   At first level, they get the Thingamajig-ability, crafting a special backpack that has the characteristics of a bag of holding […]

    The Thingomancer Prestige Class

    The Thingomancer Prestige Class This pdf clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Thingomancers possess and use many…things. As such, they need to be chaotic, have Craft Wondrous Item and be able to cast 3rd level spells and have at least 5 ranks in Appraise…and Craft (backpack making). The PrC nets d8 HD, 6+Int skills per level, 3/4 BAB-progression, 1/2 Will-save-progression and full spellcasting progression. Thingomancers also gain proficiency with all martial weapons.   At first level, they get the Thingamajig-ability, crafting a special backpack that has the characteristics of a bag of holding […]

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  • Zauberer Hybrid Class This PWYW-class-pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Zauberer (German for Wizard, btw. – and the same word in singular and plural) would be a combination between sorceror and magus. Class-chassis-wise, the Zauberer received d8 HD, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple and martial weapons and light armor. Zauberer do not incur spell failure while in light armor and yes, the rules-language is precise enough and allows for no means to cheese this via multiclassing – kudos. Zauberer cast spells from the Sorceror […]

    Zauberer Hybrid Class

    Zauberer Hybrid Class This PWYW-class-pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Zauberer (German for Wizard, btw. – and the same word in singular and plural) would be a combination between sorceror and magus. Class-chassis-wise, the Zauberer received d8 HD, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level, proficiency with simple and martial weapons and light armor. Zauberer do not incur spell failure while in light armor and yes, the rules-language is precise enough and allows for no means to cheese this via multiclassing – kudos. Zauberer cast spells from the Sorceror […]

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  • April Augmented This Pay What You Want April’s Fool-release clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first new archetype herein would be for the currently-in-playtest discipline-using class, Medi…and it’s called Ambu-Lancer. These guys get Ride as a class skill and a mount with light armor proficiency at first level. When riding said mount, the ambu-lancer takes no armor check penalty to Ride skills and killed mounts can be replaced sans cost after just 1 week, analogue to the cavalier. Medic’s expertise is replaced with Mounted Combat and in an interesting twist, maneuvers that have a […]

    April Augmented

    April Augmented This Pay What You Want April’s Fool-release clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first new archetype herein would be for the currently-in-playtest discipline-using class, Medi…and it’s called Ambu-Lancer. These guys get Ride as a class skill and a mount with light armor proficiency at first level. When riding said mount, the ambu-lancer takes no armor check penalty to Ride skills and killed mounts can be replaced sans cost after just 1 week, analogue to the cavalier. Medic’s expertise is replaced with Mounted Combat and in an interesting twist, maneuvers that have a […]

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  • Pixies on Parade This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up on my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   I playtested this module with my group of kids, which spans the ages 4 – 11 since this is a kid-friendly module and as such needs to be tested regarding its best age-range – the tabs on my homepage contain the suggested range I’d most recommend this for.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion – […]

    Pixies on Parade

    Pixies on Parade This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up on my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   I playtested this module with my group of kids, which spans the ages 4 – 11 since this is a kid-friendly module and as such needs to be tested regarding its best age-range – the tabs on my homepage contain the suggested range I’d most recommend this for.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion – […]

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  • Gossamer Options: Characters (Diceless) This MASSIVE book for Lords of Gossamer and Shadows clocks in at 73 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a colossal 69 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What began as a reverse design based on the art that was available via the deck funded via LoGaS’ KS soon became this massive book – and oh boy. But let me begin differently: What’s the one thing you need to crunch in LoGaS, the one thing that takes time out of your GM’s day that does not pertain weaving the most awesome stories you can conceive? Yes, that would be statblocks for NPCs. […]

    Gossamer Options: Characters (Diceless)

    Gossamer Options: Characters (Diceless) This MASSIVE book for Lords of Gossamer and Shadows clocks in at 73 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with a colossal 69 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What began as a reverse design based on the art that was available via the deck funded via LoGaS’ KS soon became this massive book – and oh boy. But let me begin differently: What’s the one thing you need to crunch in LoGaS, the one thing that takes time out of your GM’s day that does not pertain weaving the most awesome stories you can conceive? Yes, that would be statblocks for NPCs. […]

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  • What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide This freshman offering by Pyromaniac Press clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover/KS-advertisement, leaving us with 14 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin this player’s guide with a brief introduction of the fully statted eternal city of Anduria, which is btw. also featured in the rather neat map of the lands surrounding its monolithic, titanic walls. Anduria…ringed by 100 feet high walls of unknown, strange stone featuring enigmatic bas-reliefs of strange robed figures (stunningly rendered in the prequel-module, btw.!), a patchwork of the old and new, with its canals and even single building sporting different architectural styles, certainly is […]

    What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide

    What Lies Beyond Reason Player’s Guide This freshman offering by Pyromaniac Press clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover/KS-advertisement, leaving us with 14 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin this player’s guide with a brief introduction of the fully statted eternal city of Anduria, which is btw. also featured in the rather neat map of the lands surrounding its monolithic, titanic walls. Anduria…ringed by 100 feet high walls of unknown, strange stone featuring enigmatic bas-reliefs of strange robed figures (stunningly rendered in the prequel-module, btw.!), a patchwork of the old and new, with its canals and even single building sporting different architectural styles, certainly is […]

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  • Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late This prequel for the unprecedented Crisis of the World-Eater-saga clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All across the world, an uncanny psychic scream echoes through the minds of the minds of the world, driving many individuals to suicide – and the trail leads to the irradiated Kray Wasteland, officially a hostile area broken by the impact of a meteorite. Major Marco Dempompa send the PCs […]

    Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late

    Crisis of the World-Eater Prequel: A Warning Too Late This prequel for the unprecedented Crisis of the World-Eater-saga clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All across the world, an uncanny psychic scream echoes through the minds of the minds of the world, driving many individuals to suicide – and the trail leads to the irradiated Kray Wasteland, officially a hostile area broken by the impact of a meteorite. Major Marco Dempompa send the PCs […]

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  • Carnival of Sinners This massive book clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Carnivals are awesome…and creepy. The blending of the alien and the familiar, the oscillation of bright light and deepest shadows fascinate, entice. I distinctly recall a sense of kinship when I first saw the more weirder performances and the sense of freedom implied in such a life, despite the hardships, resonates with me on a primal level. In roleplaying games, specifically the various iterations I’ve played, I did ten to enjoy the modules and supplements dealing with […]

    Carnival of Sinners

    Carnival of Sinners This massive book clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Carnivals are awesome…and creepy. The blending of the alien and the familiar, the oscillation of bright light and deepest shadows fascinate, entice. I distinctly recall a sense of kinship when I first saw the more weirder performances and the sense of freedom implied in such a life, despite the hardships, resonates with me on a primal level. In roleplaying games, specifically the various iterations I’ve played, I did ten to enjoy the modules and supplements dealing with […]

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  • Call to Arms: Ten-Foot Poles This pdf clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, in case you’re not 100% sure – yes, this is an April’s Fools product. And yes, I’m reviewing it in August. Sad, but better late than never, right? So this begins with a basic, humorous introduction of poles – both in the game worlds and in real life. Let me go on a slight tangent here: If you do not know 10-foot-poles, they are perhaps the source of more anecdotes and prevented PC-death in old-school gaming than any other item. They […]

    Call to Arms: Ten-Foot Poles

    Call to Arms: Ten-Foot Poles This pdf clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, in case you’re not 100% sure – yes, this is an April’s Fools product. And yes, I’m reviewing it in August. Sad, but better late than never, right? So this begins with a basic, humorous introduction of poles – both in the game worlds and in real life. Let me go on a slight tangent here: If you do not know 10-foot-poles, they are perhaps the source of more anecdotes and prevented PC-death in old-school gaming than any other item. They […]

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  • Mythic Maps: River Village This Map-pack not only is pay-what you want, it comes in a zip-file that sports two folders: One containing high-res jpegs, one that sports pdfs.   Let’s start with the jpegs – these come with full-color and b/w-versions – both come in two versions: One sports labels that denote which buildings are which, whereas the others come without them for maximum immersion. (Nice if you’re like me and HATE handing out maps with numbers detailing the hotspots…   The pdfs clock in at 23 pages each – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving a total of 20 pages for the maps. The pdf first provides aforementioned maps that also are included […]

    Mythic Maps: River Village

    Mythic Maps: River Village This Map-pack not only is pay-what you want, it comes in a zip-file that sports two folders: One containing high-res jpegs, one that sports pdfs.   Let’s start with the jpegs – these come with full-color and b/w-versions – both come in two versions: One sports labels that denote which buildings are which, whereas the others come without them for maximum immersion. (Nice if you’re like me and HATE handing out maps with numbers detailing the hotspots…   The pdfs clock in at 23 pages each – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving a total of 20 pages for the maps. The pdf first provides aforementioned maps that also are included […]

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  • Between Chains and Starlight – Version 2.0 This book by Space Potato Productions is 288 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page of editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages about the book, 2 pages ToC, 1 page blank inside the back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 279 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this setting’s introduction with a flavor-text in character that gives us a brief (and surprisingly well-written) run-down of the setting: Essentially, it was not an AI that led to this dystopian future, but rather mankind’s own potential for less than savory practices: In a vast war, a significant amount of planets was destroyed […]

    Between Chains and Starlight – Version 2.0

    Between Chains and Starlight – Version 2.0 This book by Space Potato Productions is 288 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page of editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages about the book, 2 pages ToC, 1 page blank inside the back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 279 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this setting’s introduction with a flavor-text in character that gives us a brief (and surprisingly well-written) run-down of the setting: Essentially, it was not an AI that led to this dystopian future, but rather mankind’s own potential for less than savory practices: In a vast war, a significant amount of planets was destroyed […]

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  • You’re Gonna Die Screaming – Optimization Guide for Commoners This Pay-what-you-want-optimization guide clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so what exactly do we get here?   Firts of all – this is exactly what it says on the tin – an optimization guide. In case you’re not familiar with these, usually, a color code of Red, Green, Blue and Purple is applied to skills, feats, spells etc.pp. to denote at a glance the feasibility of options available.   That being said, personally, I’m not too big a fan of optimization to the oomphteenth degree, mainly because some of […]

    You’re Gonna Die Screaming – Optimization Guide for Commoners

    You’re Gonna Die Screaming – Optimization Guide for Commoners This Pay-what-you-want-optimization guide clocks in at 22 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so what exactly do we get here?   Firts of all – this is exactly what it says on the tin – an optimization guide. In case you’re not familiar with these, usually, a color code of Red, Green, Blue and Purple is applied to skills, feats, spells etc.pp. to denote at a glance the feasibility of options available.   That being said, personally, I’m not too big a fan of optimization to the oomphteenth degree, mainly because some of […]

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  • Pathways #33 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay what you want”-e-zine Pathways is 49 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul’s editorial this time around poses an interesting question – since Pathways has gone from free to “Pay what you want” (which is semi-free/dependent on your appreciation of the magazine), he asks what YOU would like to see and you would pay for seeing the respective content.   After that, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell, aka “Grandmaster of Templates”/Rite Overlord’s template for the issue – the CR +3 Kingkiller […]

    Pathways #33

    Pathways #33 The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “Pay what you want”-e-zine Pathways is 49 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 10 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   David Paul’s editorial this time around poses an interesting question – since Pathways has gone from free to “Pay what you want” (which is semi-free/dependent on your appreciation of the magazine), he asks what YOU would like to see and you would pay for seeing the respective content.   After that, we are introduced to Steven D. Russell, aka “Grandmaster of Templates”/Rite Overlord’s template for the issue – the CR +3 Kingkiller […]

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  • Faerie Tales from Unlit Shores: Prince Charming, Reanimator This adventure for the DCC-rule-system is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? Prince Charming of the fairy-tales – we know him. Or do we? In this series, the character-trope is actually one man. His first wife Cinder Ella, his second wife Snow White – both returned from what could be death, have perished and now he’s set his ice-cold stare on a sleeping beauty. Unfortunately, she sleeps in the cursed ruins from which his men […]

    Faerie Tales from Unlit Shores: Prince Charming, Reanimator (DCC)

    Faerie Tales from Unlit Shores: Prince Charming, Reanimator This adventure for the DCC-rule-system is 21 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? Prince Charming of the fairy-tales – we know him. Or do we? In this series, the character-trope is actually one man. His first wife Cinder Ella, his second wife Snow White – both returned from what could be death, have perished and now he’s set his ice-cold stare on a sleeping beauty. Unfortunately, she sleeps in the cursed ruins from which his men […]

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