Playground Adventures Archive

  • Nightmares on Parade This module clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 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….ah, who am I kidding? After the absolutely super Pixies on Parade, I would have covered this as fast as possible even without that.   Speaking of which – I strongly suggest playing Pixies on Parade before this one. While it can stand alone easily, I do believe that it has an added sense of gravitas when […]

    Nightmares on Parade

    Nightmares on Parade This module clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 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….ah, who am I kidding? After the absolutely super Pixies on Parade, I would have covered this as fast as possible even without that.   Speaking of which – I strongly suggest playing Pixies on Parade before this one. While it can stand alone easily, I do believe that it has an added sense of gravitas when […]

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  • After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race (5e) The 5e-version of the third installment of the kid-friendly adventure-sequence intended to be played in a single session after school clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After #2, the players should have reached 2nd level. This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right! Having passed the door, the PCs meet the dodo, whose speech patterns in the read-aloud text contain numerous malapropisms, i.e. wrong uses of “big” words – which can make for a […]

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race (5e)

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race (5e) The 5e-version of the third installment of the kid-friendly adventure-sequence intended to be played in a single session after school clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After #2, the players should have reached 2nd level. This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right! Having passed the door, the PCs meet the dodo, whose speech patterns in the read-aloud text contain numerous malapropisms, i.e. wrong uses of “big” words – which can make for a […]

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  • After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race The third installment of the kid-friendly adventure-sequence intended to be played in a single session after school clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After #2, the players should have reached 2nd level. This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right! Having passed the door, the PCs meet the dodo, whose speech patterns in the read-aloud text contain numerous malapropisms, i.e. wrong uses of “big” words – which can make for a fun mini-game, if the […]

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #3 – The Dodo’s Race The third installment of the kid-friendly adventure-sequence intended to be played in a single session after school clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After #2, the players should have reached 2nd level. This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right! Having passed the door, the PCs meet the dodo, whose speech patterns in the read-aloud text contain numerous malapropisms, i.e. wrong uses of “big” words – which can make for a fun mini-game, if the […]

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  • After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole (5e) The second module in the Wonderland-inspired series of mini-modules for the youngest gamers clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Young ‘uns – sneaking a peek here can spoil your fun – don’t do it, okay? … .. . All right, so the PCs have chased the white rabbit through the forest in #1 and this module begins as the players fall down the rabbit hole…wait, no, they are not…they basically […]

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole (5e)

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole (5e) The second module in the Wonderland-inspired series of mini-modules for the youngest gamers clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Young ‘uns – sneaking a peek here can spoil your fun – don’t do it, okay? … .. . All right, so the PCs have chased the white rabbit through the forest in #1 and this module begins as the players fall down the rabbit hole…wait, no, they are not…they basically […]

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  • Creature Components Volume I This massive book clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of front cover, 3 pages of detailed ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 50 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   This book has been moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review. I actually have had quite some time to digest the pre-release version (with only layout missing) and tried to get the review done before my trip. Alas, there were some delays and thus, the final version only hit sites after my departure. I do have a policy to cover only finalized books with proper […]

    Creature Components Volume I

    Creature Components Volume I This massive book clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of front cover, 3 pages of detailed ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 50 pages of raw content, so let’s take a look!   This book has been moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review. I actually have had quite some time to digest the pre-release version (with only layout missing) and tried to get the review done before my trip. Alas, there were some delays and thus, the final version only hit sites after my departure. I do have a policy to cover only finalized books with proper […]

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  • After School Adventures: Picnic at Forest Cove (Revised Edition) This revised edition of the module intended for younger audiences clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   In case you’re new to the product line – this module is intended for play with kids, to be completed in one session after school…and impart some knowledge unobtrusively while playing. All right, got that? Great!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Only GMs around? The PCs are accompanying Master Michele, in charge with wizard education towards a famous picnic spot, and […]

    After School Adventures: Picnic at Forest Cove (Revised Edition)

    After School Adventures: Picnic at Forest Cove (Revised Edition) This revised edition of the module intended for younger audiences clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   In case you’re new to the product line – this module is intended for play with kids, to be completed in one session after school…and impart some knowledge unobtrusively while playing. All right, got that? Great!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Only GMs around? The PCs are accompanying Master Michele, in charge with wizard education towards a famous picnic spot, and […]

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  • Ponyfinder – Ghost of the Pirate Queen This Ponyfinder-module clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1/2 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Wait, before we do: This is an adventure-review and as such, it contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! When ponykind tells stories of dread beings around the campfire, sooner or later, the notorious pirate queen Brokenhorn is mentioned -an unicorn whose eventual trial was judged by none other […]

    Ponyfinder – Ghost of the Pirate Queen

    Ponyfinder – Ghost of the Pirate Queen This Ponyfinder-module clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1/2 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Wait, before we do: This is an adventure-review and as such, it contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! When ponykind tells stories of dread beings around the campfire, sooner or later, the notorious pirate queen Brokenhorn is mentioned -an unicorn whose eventual trial was judged by none other […]

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  • After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole The second module in the Wonderland-inspired series of mini-modules for the youngest gamers clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Young ‘uns – sneaking a peek here can spoil your fun – don’t do it, okay? … .. . All right, so the PCs have chased the white rabbit through the forest in #1 and this module begins as the players fall down the rabbit hole…wait, no, they are not…they basically are […]

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #2 – Down the Rabbit Hole The second module in the Wonderland-inspired series of mini-modules for the youngest gamers clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. Young ‘uns – sneaking a peek here can spoil your fun – don’t do it, okay? … .. . All right, so the PCs have chased the white rabbit through the forest in #1 and this module begins as the players fall down the rabbit hole…wait, no, they are not…they basically are […]

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  • Fun & Facts: For the Hive! This module clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with  24 1/2 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.   Well, before we dive into the nit and grit – this is not simply a regular module; it also is a means to convey information and teach facts to the players without making it feel like just jamming information down their throats. And every gamer can attest to the power of gaming regarding the […]

    Fun & Facts: For the Hive!

    Fun & Facts: For the Hive! This module clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page back cover, 1/2 page advertisement, leaving us with  24 1/2 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.   Well, before we dive into the nit and grit – this is not simply a regular module; it also is a means to convey information and teach facts to the players without making it feel like just jamming information down their throats. And every gamer can attest to the power of gaming regarding the […]

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  • After School Adventures – Adventures in Wonderland #1: Chasing the White Rabbit (5e) The first After School Adventure with an Alice in Wonderland-theme clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 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.   First of all – this is the first of a series of 5 adventures that bring new players up to level 5; as written, it is intended to get PCs halfway to level 2. However, since the module as such is basically defined by its nature as a kind of minigame, this book […]

    After School Adventures – Adventures in Wonderland #1: Chasing the White Rabbit (5e)

    After School Adventures – Adventures in Wonderland #1: Chasing the White Rabbit (5e) The first After School Adventure with an Alice in Wonderland-theme clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 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.   First of all – this is the first of a series of 5 adventures that bring new players up to level 5; as written, it is intended to get PCs halfway to level 2. However, since the module as such is basically defined by its nature as a kind of minigame, this book […]

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  • After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #1 – Chasing the White Rabbit The first After School Adventure with an Alice in Wonderland-theme clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 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.   First of all – this is the first of a series of 5 adventures that bring new players up to level 5; as written, it is intended to get PCs halfway to level 2. However, since the module as such is basically defined by its nature as a kind of minigame, this book can […]

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #1 – Chasing the White Rabbit

    After School Adventures: Adventures in Wonderland #1 – Chasing the White Rabbit The first After School Adventure with an Alice in Wonderland-theme clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 13 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.   First of all – this is the first of a series of 5 adventures that bring new players up to level 5; as written, it is intended to get PCs halfway to level 2. However, since the module as such is basically defined by its nature as a kind of minigame, this book can […]

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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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  • Royal Base Class This class-supplement clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Wait, before we do, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: This class was specifically designed with kids and new players in mind, which means that it won’t have the astounding customization depth of e.g. one of the offerings of Bradley Crouch or Alexander Augunas – it’s intended to work as a simple option and thus, I won’t fault it for its design, though I will comment on it […]

    Royal Base Class

    Royal Base Class This class-supplement clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Wait, before we do, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: This class was specifically designed with kids and new players in mind, which means that it won’t have the astounding customization depth of e.g. one of the offerings of Bradley Crouch or Alexander Augunas – it’s intended to work as a simple option and thus, I won’t fault it for its design, though I will comment on it […]

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  • Glavost: A Fairy Tale Village This supplement clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, though: Since this is Playground Adventures: This village featured first in the absolutely, I can’t emphasize this enough, STELLAR “Pixies on Parade“-module – I VERY MUCH suggest getting this module! As for age-range, I consider this appropriate for ages 4 and up if the kid in question is pretty mature; more sensitive kids can consider some components a bit more creepy, but ages 6 and up should do just fine and in fact, enjoy this – much like several of my most […]

    Glavost: A Fairy Tale Village

    Glavost: A Fairy Tale Village This supplement clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Before we do, though: Since this is Playground Adventures: This village featured first in the absolutely, I can’t emphasize this enough, STELLAR “Pixies on Parade“-module – I VERY MUCH suggest getting this module! As for age-range, I consider this appropriate for ages 4 and up if the kid in question is pretty mature; more sensitive kids can consider some components a bit more creepy, but ages 6 and up should do just fine and in fact, enjoy this – much like several of my most […]

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  • G.U.M.B.O. This module intended for younger audiences clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   Before we dive into the nit and grit – this module does sport 3 pages of pregens with nice artworks for each, though, due to space-constraints, the attribute-modifiers, associated attributes for skills etc. are not listed – particularly for the target demographic of kids, these short-hand basic pregens may actually be more confusing when learning the game – so […]

    G.U.M.B.O.

    G.U.M.B.O. This module intended for younger audiences clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   Before we dive into the nit and grit – this module does sport 3 pages of pregens with nice artworks for each, though, due to space-constraints, the attribute-modifiers, associated attributes for skills etc. are not listed – particularly for the target demographic of kids, these short-hand basic pregens may actually be more confusing when learning the game – so […]

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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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  • A Friend in Need This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside back cover (which doubles as a picture you can color), 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving 20 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved forward on my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   First of all, before I go into details: This module is intended for a younger audience – basically, this is intended to be a very kid-friendly module – to be more precise, for the age-range of about ~ 6 years. I ran the module in my […]

    A Friend in Need

    A Friend in Need This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside back cover (which doubles as a picture you can color), 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving 20 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved forward on my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   First of all, before I go into details: This module is intended for a younger audience – basically, this is intended to be a very kid-friendly module – to be more precise, for the age-range of about ~ 6 years. I ran the module in my […]

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