Rise of the drow Archive

  • Rise of The Drow Epilogue: The Commander of Malice The ultimate finale of Rise of the Drow clocks in at 69 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement (in the monster statblock sections – annoying if you print them out), 2 pages of SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 61 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.   All right, still here? The war against teh drow is over, matron mother Maelora defeated. Oh those villains…so high level, yet so stupid…Or not. Sometimes, evil mastermind have something called “backup plan”, […]

    EZG reviews Rise of The Drow Epilogue: The Commander of Malice

    Rise of The Drow Epilogue: The Commander of Malice The ultimate finale of Rise of the Drow clocks in at 69 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page credits, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement (in the monster statblock sections – annoying if you print them out), 2 pages of SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 61 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.   All right, still here? The war against teh drow is over, matron mother Maelora defeated. Oh those villains…so high level, yet so stupid…Or not. Sometimes, evil mastermind have something called “backup plan”, […]

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  • Rise of the Drow Prologue: The Darkness Arrives So this is the prologue for AaW Games’ massive mega-adventure Rise of the Drow…let’s take a look! Page-count wise, this module clocks in at 129 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 122 (!!) pages of content, the first page of which would be an introduction by the authors before the first part, Jonathan G. Nelson and Stephen Yeardley’s section of the module begins.   I won’t waste much words here, so here’s the obligatory SPOILER-warning. From here on out, players should jump to the conclusion. Got that? Great!   Only DMs here? All right! We […]

    Rise of the Drow Prologue: The Darkness Arrives

    Rise of the Drow Prologue: The Darkness Arrives So this is the prologue for AaW Games’ massive mega-adventure Rise of the Drow…let’s take a look! Page-count wise, this module clocks in at 129 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 122 (!!) pages of content, the first page of which would be an introduction by the authors before the first part, Jonathan G. Nelson and Stephen Yeardley’s section of the module begins.   I won’t waste much words here, so here’s the obligatory SPOILER-warning. From here on out, players should jump to the conclusion. Got that? Great!   Only DMs here? All right! We […]

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  • Rise of the Drow Player’s Guide This supplement is 18 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, we kick this off with a discussion of AAW Games’ two major human ethnicities in this part of the Aventyr setting, the Klavekian colonists and the native Vikmordere – both coming btw. with basic skill-based modifications of the standard human standard racial traits that are applied in addition to the regular traits, with the Vikmordere getting to chose between 3 sets even. Now if you expect a Tulita/Colonists-dichotomy à la Razor Coast, rest […]

    Rise of the Drow Player’s Guide

    Rise of the Drow Player’s Guide This supplement is 18 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, we kick this off with a discussion of AAW Games’ two major human ethnicities in this part of the Aventyr setting, the Klavekian colonists and the native Vikmordere – both coming btw. with basic skill-based modifications of the standard human standard racial traits that are applied in addition to the regular traits, with the Vikmordere getting to chose between 3 sets even. Now if you expect a Tulita/Colonists-dichotomy à la Razor Coast, rest […]

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  • Ladies and gentlemen, subterranean and surface elves, traditionalist and radical dwarves—the Rise of the Drow PDF is now available! This enormous tome brings the fantastic trilogy of adventures detailing the dubious doings of the drow of Aventyr’s Underworld above the surface and into your game! Within the Rise of the Drow PDF you’ll find a multitude of veteran industry designers like Brian Berg and Christina Stiles, inimitable illustrations by the likes of Jen Page and Jacob Blackmon, and more content than you can shake a +5 greatclub at. The beautifully rendered artwork and carefully crafted prose in Rise of the Drow creates an innovative and original subterranean setting for both the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rule set AND Pathfinder, filled with numerous new creatures, equipment, magic items, spells, […]

    RISE OF THE DROW HAS ARRIVED!

    Ladies and gentlemen, subterranean and surface elves, traditionalist and radical dwarves—the Rise of the Drow PDF is now available! This enormous tome brings the fantastic trilogy of adventures detailing the dubious doings of the drow of Aventyr’s Underworld above the surface and into your game! Within the Rise of the Drow PDF you’ll find a multitude of veteran industry designers like Brian Berg and Christina Stiles, inimitable illustrations by the likes of Jen Page and Jacob Blackmon, and more content than you can shake a +5 greatclub at. The beautifully rendered artwork and carefully crafted prose in Rise of the Drow creates an innovative and original subterranean setting for both the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rule set AND Pathfinder, filled with numerous new creatures, equipment, magic items, spells, […]

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  • The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com is ending very soon with just hours to go.  Jonathan G. Nelson, co-author of the Rise of the Drow trilogy and founder of Adventure-A-Week is here to tell us why you should get on board this Kickstarter before the doors close for good! New Cover Art! With your help we have crushed numerous stretch goals (with more to go), but the most gorgeous of these unlocked stretch goals is the cover art. This art by Kerem Beyit will be gracing the exclusive Kickstarter version of the Rise of the Drow Trilogy hardbound book. Kerem’s art has appeared in numerous RPG products including Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and WotC’s Magic: The Gathering, […]

    The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter project: Why you should get on board before it ends

    The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com is ending very soon with just hours to go.  Jonathan G. Nelson, co-author of the Rise of the Drow trilogy and founder of Adventure-A-Week is here to tell us why you should get on board this Kickstarter before the doors close for good! New Cover Art! With your help we have crushed numerous stretch goals (with more to go), but the most gorgeous of these unlocked stretch goals is the cover art. This art by Kerem Beyit will be gracing the exclusive Kickstarter version of the Rise of the Drow Trilogy hardbound book. Kerem’s art has appeared in numerous RPG products including Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and WotC’s Magic: The Gathering, […]

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  • RISE OF THE DROW: KICKSTARTER INTERVIEW BY ENDZEITGEIST   Ezg: Hello everybody! I’m conducting this interview with Jonathan Nelson and Stephen Yeardley, commanders-in-chief of Adventureaweek.com and the minds that brought you the Rise of the Drow-trilogy, which should be considered to be one of the finer examples of adventure-writing featuring subterranean explorations. First, Jonathan, would you give us a brief run-down of what the trilogy is all about? Jonathan Nelson: Good morning EZG!  I hope you don’t mind but Joshua Gullion and Will Myers from Adventureaweek will also be joining us for this interview. To answer your question, this trilogy ultimately boils down to a very determined drow matron named Maelora Gullion, whose thirst for power throws the entire balance […]

    Rise of the Drow Kickstarter Interview with EZG

    RISE OF THE DROW: KICKSTARTER INTERVIEW BY ENDZEITGEIST   Ezg: Hello everybody! I’m conducting this interview with Jonathan Nelson and Stephen Yeardley, commanders-in-chief of Adventureaweek.com and the minds that brought you the Rise of the Drow-trilogy, which should be considered to be one of the finer examples of adventure-writing featuring subterranean explorations. First, Jonathan, would you give us a brief run-down of what the trilogy is all about? Jonathan Nelson: Good morning EZG!  I hope you don’t mind but Joshua Gullion and Will Myers from Adventureaweek will also be joining us for this interview. To answer your question, this trilogy ultimately boils down to a very determined drow matron named Maelora Gullion, whose thirst for power throws the entire balance […]

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  • The Rise of the Drow Trilogy Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com just went live.  So, what’s all the fuss about?   Here’s Stephen Yeardley (co-author of RotD) to tell you a bit more! Adventureaweek.com puts out a new D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder Role-playing game compatible adventure every single week. In 2012 we released a popular and critically acclaimed trilogy called Rise of the Drow, but it’s only available in PDF format. We’d like your help to transform this into a single fully illustrated, full color, premium edition hardback book with loads of expanded content. Even if you aren’t familiar with the Rise of the Drow trilogy, you can grab an introductory pdf adventure to get in on the action and help do your […]

    Rise of the Drow Kickstarter

    The Rise of the Drow Trilogy Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com just went live.  So, what’s all the fuss about?   Here’s Stephen Yeardley (co-author of RotD) to tell you a bit more! Adventureaweek.com puts out a new D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder Role-playing game compatible adventure every single week. In 2012 we released a popular and critically acclaimed trilogy called Rise of the Drow, but it’s only available in PDF format. We’d like your help to transform this into a single fully illustrated, full color, premium edition hardback book with loads of expanded content. Even if you aren’t familiar with the Rise of the Drow trilogy, you can grab an introductory pdf adventure to get in on the action and help do your […]

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  • Hej everybody, Today I’m going to take a look at the furious finale to Adventureaweek.com’s Rise of the Drow Trilogy,   Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls The final installment of the “Rise of the Drow”-trilogy clocks in at a whopping 252 pages, 1 front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 8 pages of very readable and informative bios of the AaW-team, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 239 pages of content. Not bad! This being the review to the conclusion of the final installment of AaW’s Rise of the Drow-Saga and sequel to one of the best underdark adventures I’ve read in quite a while, the following contains SPOILERS and for your own sake, […]

    Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls

    Hej everybody, Today I’m going to take a look at the furious finale to Adventureaweek.com’s Rise of the Drow Trilogy,   Rise of the Drow III: Usurper of Souls The final installment of the “Rise of the Drow”-trilogy clocks in at a whopping 252 pages, 1 front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 8 pages of very readable and informative bios of the AaW-team, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a whopping 239 pages of content. Not bad! This being the review to the conclusion of the final installment of AaW’s Rise of the Drow-Saga and sequel to one of the best underdark adventures I’ve read in quite a while, the following contains SPOILERS and for your own sake, […]

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  • Hej everybody, Today it is my pleasure not only to review the second part of AdventureaWeek.com‘s Rise of the Drow Trilogy, but also introduce you to what might very well be the best underdark module released so far for PFRPG. Without further ado:   Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla This module is 84 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving a total of 80 pages of content, so let’s check this out! The trade city of Embla is perhaps the most ingenious dwarven city I’ve ever seen – built into vast so-called Gonjolas, crystals suspended from vast chains and connected by suspension bridges – I expected much, but […]

    Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla

    Hej everybody, Today it is my pleasure not only to review the second part of AdventureaWeek.com‘s Rise of the Drow Trilogy, but also introduce you to what might very well be the best underdark module released so far for PFRPG. Without further ado:   Rise of the Drow II: Scourge of Embla This module is 84 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving a total of 80 pages of content, so let’s check this out! The trade city of Embla is perhaps the most ingenious dwarven city I’ve ever seen – built into vast so-called Gonjolas, crystals suspended from vast chains and connected by suspension bridges – I expected much, but […]

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