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  • Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR) This module clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, who graciously bought the module and told me to finish it at my convenience.   Now, this is the second  of the Advanced Adventures-modules released by Expeditious Retreat Press, and as such, it is not the latest offering of the author – James C. Boney moved on to create other adventures, which will be covered in due time. As with the first module and all in the series, the default […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR) This module clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, who graciously bought the module and told me to finish it at my convenience.   Now, this is the second  of the Advanced Adventures-modules released by Expeditious Retreat Press, and as such, it is not the latest offering of the author – James C. Boney moved on to create other adventures, which will be covered in due time. As with the first module and all in the series, the default […]

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  • Rocket’s Red Flare: An Independence Day Tale This little module clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so beyond the adventure presented here, we do get pretty extensive rules for fireworks and their scoring; these rules begin with stating the different ways to create fireworks: Magic, alchemical mixture, magic powders or blast powders – all have skills etc. assigned. As for magical fireworks, up to two spells may be cast into a firework powder.   The scoring of a magical firework works as follows: The damage and effects of spells are treated as though they struck a 1 […]

    Rocket’s Red Flare: An Independence Day Tale

    Rocket’s Red Flare: An Independence Day Tale This little module clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so beyond the adventure presented here, we do get pretty extensive rules for fireworks and their scoring; these rules begin with stating the different ways to create fireworks: Magic, alchemical mixture, magic powders or blast powders – all have skills etc. assigned. As for magical fireworks, up to two spells may be cast into a firework powder.   The scoring of a magical firework works as follows: The damage and effects of spells are treated as though they struck a 1 […]

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  • A Red Light, Heavy. (Novella) This novella clocks in at 59 pages if you take away the usual editorial etc., though it should be noted that there is a lot of blank space throughout the book, courtesy of the unique concept of the book.   This review was sponsored and requested by one of my patreons.   All right, and now for something completely different: “A Red Light, Heavy.” is an experimental novella by Evey Lockhart, one set against a rather unique background. The prose within the pages of this novella represents the reality depicted within in formal and functional criteria. What do I mean by this? Well, as the back cover notes: “The Sun has betrayed us” – it […]

    A Red Light, Heavy. (Novella)

    A Red Light, Heavy. (Novella) This novella clocks in at 59 pages if you take away the usual editorial etc., though it should be noted that there is a lot of blank space throughout the book, courtesy of the unique concept of the book.   This review was sponsored and requested by one of my patreons.   All right, and now for something completely different: “A Red Light, Heavy.” is an experimental novella by Evey Lockhart, one set against a rather unique background. The prose within the pages of this novella represents the reality depicted within in formal and functional criteria. What do I mean by this? Well, as the back cover notes: “The Sun has betrayed us” – it […]

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  • LG BK Classics: Blue Scales, Red Secrets This module clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book.   So, before we start, a little history: The Living Greyhawk campaign back in 3.X was a campaign I would very much have enjoyed playing in; I always liked Greyhawk’s relatively down to earth and classic tone. In particularly the region of the bandit kingdoms would have tickled my fancy, for the Bandit Kingdom summary-book I read really made its shades […]

    LG BK Classics: Blue Scales, Red Secrets

    LG BK Classics: Blue Scales, Red Secrets This module clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book.   So, before we start, a little history: The Living Greyhawk campaign back in 3.X was a campaign I would very much have enjoyed playing in; I always liked Greyhawk’s relatively down to earth and classic tone. In particularly the region of the bandit kingdoms would have tickled my fancy, for the Bandit Kingdom summary-book I read really made its shades […]

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  • Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 3 The third installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   This one has a bit of overlap with Mythic Monsters: India: The Upasunda Asura at CR 11/MR 4 and the amazing due of undead elephant (Rajput Ambari, CR 8/MR 3) and Rakshasa Maharaja (CR 25/MR 10) can all be found herein as well. The builds are all three amazing, but I have commented on all of them in my review […]

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 3

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 3 The third installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   This one has a bit of overlap with Mythic Monsters: India: The Upasunda Asura at CR 11/MR 4 and the amazing due of undead elephant (Rajput Ambari, CR 8/MR 3) and Rakshasa Maharaja (CR 25/MR 10) can all be found herein as well. The builds are all three amazing, but I have commented on all of them in my review […]

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  • Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 2 The second installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages, so let’s take a look!   The first creature herein would be the Leukodaemon at CR 11/MR 4, whose diseases become airborne (YES!) and his contagion is upgraded. Beyond mythic path abilities and their detachable skills and mere presence can make the area more infectious – amazing! If you already have the Mythic Monsters: Daemons-file, you’ll already be familiar with this guy, though.   At one […]

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 2

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 2 The second installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages, so let’s take a look!   The first creature herein would be the Leukodaemon at CR 11/MR 4, whose diseases become airborne (YES!) and his contagion is upgraded. Beyond mythic path abilities and their detachable skills and mere presence can make the area more infectious – amazing! If you already have the Mythic Monsters: Daemons-file, you’ll already be familiar with this guy, though.   At one […]

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  • Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 1 The first installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin with the Mythic Devilfish at CR 5/MR 2, who infuses tainted blood that can render nonevil creatures sickened and it also gains reactive camouflage and can increase the miss-chances it gets from it via mythic power expenditure. Really cool, though this guy will be familiar if you already have Mythic Monsters: Sea Monsters.   At the same CR/MR, […]

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 1

    Mythic Module Monsters – Red Throne 1 The first installment of the series of little pdfs providing mythic versions for the monsters originally featured in the bestiary sections of Curse of the Crimson Throne clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   We begin with the Mythic Devilfish at CR 5/MR 2, who infuses tainted blood that can render nonevil creatures sickened and it also gains reactive camouflage and can increase the miss-chances it gets from it via mythic power expenditure. Really cool, though this guy will be familiar if you already have Mythic Monsters: Sea Monsters.   At the same CR/MR, […]

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  • The Red King This supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The red king is the dictator of the North in the amazing patchwork planet of Porphyra, an ogre-mage half-dragon with a single, purple eye that seems to be too large for his head – and yes, there is an amazing hand-out-style 1-page version of the glorious artwork depicting him within this pdf.   Ahem. Sorry. I can’t do that neutral routine. LOOK AT THOSE STATS! I am drooling here!! CR 22. AC 48 almost 450 hit points. Yes, please! His class-line reads “Male unique half-dragon ogre mage cavalier (longshanks/warlord) […]

    The Red King

    The Red King This supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The red king is the dictator of the North in the amazing patchwork planet of Porphyra, an ogre-mage half-dragon with a single, purple eye that seems to be too large for his head – and yes, there is an amazing hand-out-style 1-page version of the glorious artwork depicting him within this pdf.   Ahem. Sorry. I can’t do that neutral routine. LOOK AT THOSE STATS! I am drooling here!! CR 22. AC 48 almost 450 hit points. Yes, please! His class-line reads “Male unique half-dragon ogre mage cavalier (longshanks/warlord) […]

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  • Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red The third installment of the Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 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? All right! Last time around, we left the homelands of the elven people behind, with an increasing amount of factions on the heels of the PCs and a first glimpse of a powerful nemesis of the elven people – onwards to the Scorched Lands, one of the most […]

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red The third installment of the Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 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? All right! Last time around, we left the homelands of the elven people behind, with an increasing amount of factions on the heels of the PCs and a first glimpse of a powerful nemesis of the elven people – onwards to the Scorched Lands, one of the most […]

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  • Remedial Tinkering: Rocket’s Red Glare This expansion for the tinker clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As the pdf observes, this pdf offers options for lower levels tinkers – though this time around, a minimum of 3rd level to get properly started. It should also be mentioned that this pdf links up with rules in the SUPERB tinker-expansion Happy Little Automatons, which every fan of the class should have.   We have three new invention types herein – compartments and fireworks. Compartment inventions are introduced to streamline the compartment-questions provided in previous installments that featured some sort of fuel/etc. Fireworks-inventions are […]

    Remedial Tinkering: Rocket’s Red Glare

    Remedial Tinkering: Rocket’s Red Glare This expansion for the tinker clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As the pdf observes, this pdf offers options for lower levels tinkers – though this time around, a minimum of 3rd level to get properly started. It should also be mentioned that this pdf links up with rules in the SUPERB tinker-expansion Happy Little Automatons, which every fan of the class should have.   We have three new invention types herein – compartments and fireworks. Compartment inventions are introduced to streamline the compartment-questions provided in previous installments that featured some sort of fuel/etc. Fireworks-inventions are […]

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  • Vathak Hauntings: Red Rose Manor This supplement clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, first of all, we get a short run-down of the background story of red rose manor – when a grove of dryads bit off more than they could chew, a rather nasty wizard cut down their trees and made them into the very wood that was used to construct red rose manor. If your PCs are wise, they’ll be doing leg-work before entering such a place – if they botch their gathering of information, they may hear a kind of wrong […]

    Vathak Hauntings: Red Rose Manor

    Vathak Hauntings: Red Rose Manor This supplement clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so what do we get?   Well, first of all, we get a short run-down of the background story of red rose manor – when a grove of dryads bit off more than they could chew, a rather nasty wizard cut down their trees and made them into the very wood that was used to construct red rose manor. If your PCs are wise, they’ll be doing leg-work before entering such a place – if they botch their gathering of information, they may hear a kind of wrong […]

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  • Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood This pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I’ve you’ve been following my reviews, you may have noticed that I am quite versed with the folklore penned by the Brothers Grimm – not coincidentally. Beyond being a German, I grew up with *slightly* censured original tales, only to have the uncensored ones appeal even more to me when I became old enough to cope with the rather grisly details. Suffice to say, I never was a big fan of most Disney adaptations…   What series would hence be better suited […]

    Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood

    Once Upon an Encounter: Red Riding Hood This pdf clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I’ve you’ve been following my reviews, you may have noticed that I am quite versed with the folklore penned by the Brothers Grimm – not coincidentally. Beyond being a German, I grew up with *slightly* censured original tales, only to have the uncensored ones appeal even more to me when I became old enough to cope with the rather grisly details. Suffice to say, I never was a big fan of most Disney adaptations…   What series would hence be better suited […]

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  • While I usually review PFRPG-related products, I’m also a huge fan of CoC and ToC and thus, today I’m going to take a look at one of the strangest cthulhu-related adventure anthologies I’ve ever read,   The Red Eye of Azathoth  This pdf is 108 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 103 pages of content, so let’s check this scenarios out!   The anthology of adventures begins with a prologue depicting the rather complex plotlines that span a millennium and that will have your investigators struggling against terrible odds…and die. A couple of times. For one of the basic ideas of the anthology is that […]

    Red Eye of Azathoth

    While I usually review PFRPG-related products, I’m also a huge fan of CoC and ToC and thus, today I’m going to take a look at one of the strangest cthulhu-related adventure anthologies I’ve ever read,   The Red Eye of Azathoth  This pdf is 108 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 103 pages of content, so let’s check this scenarios out!   The anthology of adventures begins with a prologue depicting the rather complex plotlines that span a millennium and that will have your investigators struggling against terrible odds…and die. A couple of times. For one of the basic ideas of the anthology is that […]

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