Rite publishing Archive

  • Book of Icons (13th Age) This massive pdf clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, at this point it’s not a big secret that I’m not the biggest fan of 13th Age’s vanilla icons – while recent installments of 13th Age Monthly and similar supplements have added dimensions to some of them, I still consider them to be a bit too archetypical. Similarly, the rather freeform approach to icons can be challenging for a GM, which is why this pdf provides pretty much a rather simple, yet more streamlined and concise […]

    Book of Icons (13th Age)

    Book of Icons (13th Age) This massive pdf clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, at this point it’s not a big secret that I’m not the biggest fan of 13th Age’s vanilla icons – while recent installments of 13th Age Monthly and similar supplements have added dimensions to some of them, I still consider them to be a bit too archetypical. Similarly, the rather freeform approach to icons can be challenging for a GM, which is why this pdf provides pretty much a rather simple, yet more streamlined and concise […]

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  • Lucien’s Guide: Legends & Lies (Diceless) This installment of the Lucien’s Guide-series for Rite Publishing’s critically acclaimed Diceless system clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 16 pages of content!   This pdf, presented as an account of famous Lucien, depicts various legends and ominous tales that make their rounds among the blessed beings capable of navigating the Grand Stair – generally, the respective entries begin with a brief legend that can be encountered, to then go on and discuss the truth…or one of it, behind the respective legend. The first of these we encounter would deal with Doorghuls – the legend of mimic-like creatures, masquerading as doors, waiting to swallow hapless […]

    Lucien’s Guide: Legends & Lies (Diceless)

    Lucien’s Guide: Legends & Lies (Diceless) This installment of the Lucien’s Guide-series for Rite Publishing’s critically acclaimed Diceless system clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 16 pages of content!   This pdf, presented as an account of famous Lucien, depicts various legends and ominous tales that make their rounds among the blessed beings capable of navigating the Grand Stair – generally, the respective entries begin with a brief legend that can be encountered, to then go on and discuss the truth…or one of it, behind the respective legend. The first of these we encounter would deal with Doorghuls – the legend of mimic-like creatures, masquerading as doors, waiting to swallow hapless […]

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  • #30 Bloodrager Organizations This unusually massive installment of Rite Publishing’s #30-series clocks in at 62 (!!!) pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, which leaves us with 57 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what do we get herein? Well, basically, a significant collection of organizations for bloodragers, but NOT, and that is important, a full-blown faction-style break-down for them. So no, if you’re looking for fame, prestige, etc.-mechanics, you won’t find those here. Instead, each organization begins with a pretty well-written piece of in-character prose and then sports the alignment of the organization. The tenets are briefly explained and the organizations entry-requirements as well – these usually […]

    #30 Bloodrager Organizations

    #30 Bloodrager Organizations This unusually massive installment of Rite Publishing’s #30-series clocks in at 62 (!!!) pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, which leaves us with 57 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what do we get herein? Well, basically, a significant collection of organizations for bloodragers, but NOT, and that is important, a full-blown faction-style break-down for them. So no, if you’re looking for fame, prestige, etc.-mechanics, you won’t find those here. Instead, each organization begins with a pretty well-written piece of in-character prose and then sports the alignment of the organization. The tenets are briefly explained and the organizations entry-requirements as well – these usually […]

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  • The Secrets of the Metadventurer Wow, wow, wow…are you serious? This is the reviewer who is supposed to judge my magnificence? This odd, long-haired German goth/metalhead-sod? Really? Oh well. I’m in a good mood, so I’ll “help” you, okay endy? Great! So, my splendorous debut is 11 pages long, though 1 page is the front cover, 1 the editorial, 2 are advertisement and 1 page is the SRD, which means I get a full 6 pages…not that I’d need more to show how awesome I am, mind you…but still, gotta talk to my agent about that… *walks off*   Ehem, yeah, so this is a prioritized review and was moved up in my queue at the request of my patreons, […]

    The Secrets of the Metadventurer

    The Secrets of the Metadventurer Wow, wow, wow…are you serious? This is the reviewer who is supposed to judge my magnificence? This odd, long-haired German goth/metalhead-sod? Really? Oh well. I’m in a good mood, so I’ll “help” you, okay endy? Great! So, my splendorous debut is 11 pages long, though 1 page is the front cover, 1 the editorial, 2 are advertisement and 1 page is the SRD, which means I get a full 6 pages…not that I’d need more to show how awesome I am, mind you…but still, gotta talk to my agent about that… *walks off*   Ehem, yeah, so this is a prioritized review and was moved up in my queue at the request of my patreons, […]

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  • In the Company of Rakshasa The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of..:”-series clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 18 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.   We begin this supplement, as always, with a letter from a member of this race to Qwilion of Questhaven, one that has a sense of decadence and the disturbing reverberating in it, setting a great precedence, theme-wise, for what’s to follow. The pdf asks the question whether you ever did *STARVE* – not […]

    In the Company of Rakshasa

    In the Company of Rakshasa The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of..:”-series clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 18 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.   We begin this supplement, as always, with a letter from a member of this race to Qwilion of Questhaven, one that has a sense of decadence and the disturbing reverberating in it, setting a great precedence, theme-wise, for what’s to follow. The pdf asks the question whether you ever did *STARVE* – not […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds – INK (Diceless) This trip to one of the countless Gossamer Worlds clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a step through this door!   Okay, have you read Flatland? If not, I’d strongly suggest you do so – for its implications are very much relevant for this Gossamer World: You see, INK is unlike most such worlds in that it exists as a 2D-world, where visitors are subject to the so-called rendering, as they are translated into 2-dimensional versions of themselves – for this world is one of sentient comics, classic ink drawings and the like – INK is layered on sheets […]

    Gossamer Worlds – INK (Diceless)

    Gossamer Worlds – INK (Diceless) This trip to one of the countless Gossamer Worlds clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a step through this door!   Okay, have you read Flatland? If not, I’d strongly suggest you do so – for its implications are very much relevant for this Gossamer World: You see, INK is unlike most such worlds in that it exists as a 2D-world, where visitors are subject to the so-called rendering, as they are translated into 2-dimensional versions of themselves – for this world is one of sentient comics, classic ink drawings and the like – INK is layered on sheets […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds: Ring of Fire (Diceless) This installment of the Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a step through the door and visit this world!   This time around, we’re getting gritty and apocalyptic, big time: Legends tell of this world being an Ourouboros, a Dyson ring (artificially created ring world, in short) that was crafted to act like a kind of petri-dish for civilizations. Unfortunately for this world a Crimson King-like traveller from the Grand Stair, the nefarious Man with Red Hands, a disembodied spirit capable of possession lesser life-forms, has taken over the world and is, laconically speaking, making the […]

    Gossamer Worlds: Ring of Fire (Diceless)

    Gossamer Worlds: Ring of Fire (Diceless) This installment of the Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a step through the door and visit this world!   This time around, we’re getting gritty and apocalyptic, big time: Legends tell of this world being an Ourouboros, a Dyson ring (artificially created ring world, in short) that was crafted to act like a kind of petri-dish for civilizations. Unfortunately for this world a Crimson King-like traveller from the Grand Stair, the nefarious Man with Red Hands, a disembodied spirit capable of possession lesser life-forms, has taken over the world and is, laconically speaking, making the […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds: Planet Fiction (Diceless) This deluxe-length-installment of the excellent Gossamer Worlds series of Diceless-RPG-supplements clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, want the short version? If you’re even remotely bibliophile, then get this. The long version of the review will be a tad bit more complex and enlightening: Picture, among the myriad of possible worlds out there on the Grand Stair a door that leads, more literally than others, straight into imagination – or rather, into the direct representation thereof. To be more precise: Think of the world of Kipling, Doyle and similar […]

    Gossamer Worlds: Planet Fiction (Diceless)

    Gossamer Worlds: Planet Fiction (Diceless) This deluxe-length-installment of the excellent Gossamer Worlds series of Diceless-RPG-supplements clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, want the short version? If you’re even remotely bibliophile, then get this. The long version of the review will be a tad bit more complex and enlightening: Picture, among the myriad of possible worlds out there on the Grand Stair a door that leads, more literally than others, straight into imagination – or rather, into the direct representation thereof. To be more precise: Think of the world of Kipling, Doyle and similar […]

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  • 101 Urban Spells The latest, massive book of Dave Paul’s terrain-centric spell-collections clocks in at a whopping 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved forward in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patrons.   Okay, so at this point, I have to quite frankly admit to being giddy like a school-girl whenever one of these terrain-centric spell-books by Rite Publishing hits my review-pile. At a point where I honestly considered the topic of spells to be done and covered, these spells have, time and again, blow me away by their precision […]

    101 Urban Spells

    101 Urban Spells The latest, massive book of Dave Paul’s terrain-centric spell-collections clocks in at a whopping 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 47 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved forward in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patrons.   Okay, so at this point, I have to quite frankly admit to being giddy like a school-girl whenever one of these terrain-centric spell-books by Rite Publishing hits my review-pile. At a point where I honestly considered the topic of spells to be done and covered, these spells have, time and again, blow me away by their precision […]

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  • The Secrets of the Divine: Death, Justice, Healing & Madness The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s books detailing the unique pantheon of Questhaven along the unique servants of the respective deities clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the basic summary: The deities in Questhaven are peculiar in that their true names are not spoken – instead, they have aliases like “Our Shifting Oracle of Genius” or “Their Mistress of Madness,” with the precise epithet depending on your personal relationship with the deity. The deities sport […]

    The Secrets of the Divine: Death, Justice, Healing & Madness

    The Secrets of the Divine: Death, Justice, Healing & Madness The latest installment of Rite Publishing’s books detailing the unique pantheon of Questhaven along the unique servants of the respective deities clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the basic summary: The deities in Questhaven are peculiar in that their true names are not spoken – instead, they have aliases like “Our Shifting Oracle of Genius” or “Their Mistress of Madness,” with the precise epithet depending on your personal relationship with the deity. The deities sport […]

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  • 10 Kingdom Seeds: Hills The second inexpensive pdf detailing basic villages for the explicit use of being a base for kingdom building clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this little pdf with the village of Appleton, famous for its flavored gins – and we are introduced to two signature buildings as well as three rumors pertaining the village. The salt-selling and rather nasty place Borley would be situated at the opposite end of the alignment spectrum at CE and a place of hardships and dangerous tasks. Deepmarble, defined by the marble quarries, similarly has a theme […]

    10 Kingdom Seeds: Hills

    10 Kingdom Seeds: Hills The second inexpensive pdf detailing basic villages for the explicit use of being a base for kingdom building clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this little pdf with the village of Appleton, famous for its flavored gins – and we are introduced to two signature buildings as well as three rumors pertaining the village. The salt-selling and rather nasty place Borley would be situated at the opposite end of the alignment spectrum at CE and a place of hardships and dangerous tasks. Deepmarble, defined by the marble quarries, similarly has a theme […]

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  • A Fly in the Ointment (FATE) This module for Rite Publishing’s Demolished Ones (Dark City/steampunk-crossover) clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   But before we do – please be aware that this is as much a thematic expansion and a kind of guidebook for such twists and encounters; thus following contains SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! We begin this book with a relatively daunting task, if you’re a new GM – adding a turncoat to a group. Since this is not as simple as it […]

    A Fly in the Ointment (FATE)

    A Fly in the Ointment (FATE) This module for Rite Publishing’s Demolished Ones (Dark City/steampunk-crossover) clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   But before we do – please be aware that this is as much a thematic expansion and a kind of guidebook for such twists and encounters; thus following contains SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! We begin this book with a relatively daunting task, if you’re a new GM – adding a turncoat to a group. Since this is not as simple as it […]

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  • Martial Arts Guidebook This massive supplement clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was an IndieGoGo-backer for this book back in the day, but was in no other way associated with the production of this book.   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   So, what do we get here: Basically, we get 6 schools of martial arts that teach so-called techniques. Techniques can be gained via a plethora of options: Number one would be the Martial training feat, which nets a […]

    Martial Arts Guidebook

    Martial Arts Guidebook This massive supplement clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Disclaimer: I was an IndieGoGo-backer for this book back in the day, but was in no other way associated with the production of this book.   This was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the behest of my patreons.   So, what do we get here: Basically, we get 6 schools of martial arts that teach so-called techniques. Techniques can be gained via a plethora of options: Number one would be the Martial training feat, which nets a […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds: The Otherlands (Diceless) This installment of the evocative Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, we begin this installment of the Gossamer Worlds-series with a warning – the theories herein are considered heresy by the established Lords and Ladies. You see, among the vast plethora of worlds and realities accessible, or so goes the hypothesis herein, there are some that may be considered…semi-sentient. Or at least “alive” in the broadest sense that the reality grows…like a plant…or a tumor. From a seed of contact, a chrysalis springs, ultimately leaving only a husk reality behind – or so […]

    Gossamer Worlds: The Otherlands (Diceless)

    Gossamer Worlds: The Otherlands (Diceless) This installment of the evocative Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, we begin this installment of the Gossamer Worlds-series with a warning – the theories herein are considered heresy by the established Lords and Ladies. You see, among the vast plethora of worlds and realities accessible, or so goes the hypothesis herein, there are some that may be considered…semi-sentient. Or at least “alive” in the broadest sense that the reality grows…like a plant…or a tumor. From a seed of contact, a chrysalis springs, ultimately leaving only a husk reality behind – or so […]

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  • Pathways #54 This installment of Rite Publishing’s Pathways clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 12 pages advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I usually don’t do free books anymore, but since a patreon asked me to cover the current Pathways, here we go.   After Dave Paul’s well-written editorial, we begin with Rite Publishing’s mastermind Steven D. Russell providing a new template, this time around the CR+2 dread phantom armor template, which is, in the tradition of templates with the “dread” prefix, an actually badass, properly deadly version of the concept featured, including a dread curse to negate armor and equipment-based bonuses…OUCH!   […]

    Pathways #54

    Pathways #54 This installment of Rite Publishing’s Pathways clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 12 pages advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I usually don’t do free books anymore, but since a patreon asked me to cover the current Pathways, here we go.   After Dave Paul’s well-written editorial, we begin with Rite Publishing’s mastermind Steven D. Russell providing a new template, this time around the CR+2 dread phantom armor template, which is, in the tradition of templates with the “dread” prefix, an actually badass, properly deadly version of the concept featured, including a dread curse to negate armor and equipment-based bonuses…OUCH!   […]

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  • Lost in Dream (Fiction) I’m going to deviate a bit from my usual standard here, since Lost in Dream is a fiction book – at 273 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of editorial 1 page ToC, 1 page author bio, 1 page back cover, this one leaves 266 pages of content, so what do we get here?   Before I dive in: This review was moved up my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This being a fiction review, I am going to deviate in one crucial point from my usual shtick as a reviewer – I will not tell you explicitly what the story is about. Instead, I will try to […]

    Lost in Dream (Fiction)

    Lost in Dream (Fiction) I’m going to deviate a bit from my usual standard here, since Lost in Dream is a fiction book – at 273 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of editorial 1 page ToC, 1 page author bio, 1 page back cover, this one leaves 266 pages of content, so what do we get here?   Before I dive in: This review was moved up my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This being a fiction review, I am going to deviate in one crucial point from my usual shtick as a reviewer – I will not tell you explicitly what the story is about. Instead, I will try to […]

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  • Pathways #53 The 53rd installment of Pathways, Rite Publishing’s free e-zine, clocks in at 53 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of ToC, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: I usually don’t review free material any more, but was explicitly asked to take a look at the current Pathways-issues by one of my patreons.   As has become the tradition with Pathways, we begin with Dave Paul’s editorial before moving on to the template of this month. This time around, Steven D. Russell Provides basically a creature that is a living execution-machine – including lethal hangman’s noose! These constructs are nasty. Nice template! […]

    Pathways #53

    Pathways #53 The 53rd installment of Pathways, Rite Publishing’s free e-zine, clocks in at 53 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of ToC, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Note: I usually don’t review free material any more, but was explicitly asked to take a look at the current Pathways-issues by one of my patreons.   As has become the tradition with Pathways, we begin with Dave Paul’s editorial before moving on to the template of this month. This time around, Steven D. Russell Provides basically a creature that is a living execution-machine – including lethal hangman’s noose! These constructs are nasty. Nice template! […]

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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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  • 10 Kingdom Seeds: Forests This small pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what are these kingdom seeds? Basically, you can consider them to be mini village-backdrops – each of the villages comes with a full village statblock as well as information on unique places associated with the village as well as three rumors that can be considered to be micro adventure seeds. The villages are intended to be inserted into a given kingdom (or any other campaign) – thus the name of the pdf.   What makes the villages unique? Well, they exhibit […]

    10 Kingdom Seeds: Forests

    10 Kingdom Seeds: Forests This small pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what are these kingdom seeds? Basically, you can consider them to be mini village-backdrops – each of the villages comes with a full village statblock as well as information on unique places associated with the village as well as three rumors that can be considered to be micro adventure seeds. The villages are intended to be inserted into a given kingdom (or any other campaign) – thus the name of the pdf.   What makes the villages unique? Well, they exhibit […]

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  • 101 Shadow and Darkness Spells The fourth installment of Dave Paul’s thematic spell-collections clocks in at 47 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved forward in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin this supplement with a piece of information that makes you appreciate the things to come – namely, a list of diverse lighting conditions – 8, to be precise. Does this terminology seem overly complicated to you? It’s actually not – it simply codifies what’s already out there in proper terms. The darkness you can […]

    101 Shadow and Darkness Spells

    101 Shadow and Darkness Spells The fourth installment of Dave Paul’s thematic spell-collections clocks in at 47 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf was moved forward in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   We begin this supplement with a piece of information that makes you appreciate the things to come – namely, a list of diverse lighting conditions – 8, to be precise. Does this terminology seem overly complicated to you? It’s actually not – it simply codifies what’s already out there in proper terms. The darkness you can […]

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  • Pathways #52 The 52nd installment of Rite Publishing’s free monthly e-zine Pathways clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!     As per the tradition of Pathways, we begin with David Paul’s editorial and then, a new template crafted by Steven D. Russell and an accompanying sample creature. This time around, we get the walking wasteland CR+2 template, which renders creatures truly toxic/putrid – healing-impediment and spoiled foods and drinks, courtesy of these beast’s auras, accompany them like the noxious, poisonous clouds that never stray far from them – oh, and the very attacks of […]

    Pathways #52

    Pathways #52 The 52nd installment of Rite Publishing’s free monthly e-zine Pathways clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 12 pages of advertisement, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!     As per the tradition of Pathways, we begin with David Paul’s editorial and then, a new template crafted by Steven D. Russell and an accompanying sample creature. This time around, we get the walking wasteland CR+2 template, which renders creatures truly toxic/putrid – healing-impediment and spoiled foods and drinks, courtesy of these beast’s auras, accompany them like the noxious, poisonous clouds that never stray far from them – oh, and the very attacks of […]

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  • Pathways #51 The 51st issue of Rite Publishing’s monthly FREE e-zine Pathways clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 11 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin, as always, with an editorial – and a note: Beyond some issues being PWYW, you can now support Pathways via its own patreon and this issue is the first that is thus enhanced – we actually get more content! As has become the tradition with the series, we start this issue with Steven D. Russell providing a new template, this time the CR+2 False Idol. The template (and sample creature, a Leukodaemon) is pretty […]

    Pathways #51

    Pathways #51 The 51st issue of Rite Publishing’s monthly FREE e-zine Pathways clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 11 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin, as always, with an editorial – and a note: Beyond some issues being PWYW, you can now support Pathways via its own patreon and this issue is the first that is thus enhanced – we actually get more content! As has become the tradition with the series, we start this issue with Steven D. Russell providing a new template, this time the CR+2 False Idol. The template (and sample creature, a Leukodaemon) is pretty […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds: Poseidon’s Rapture (DICELESS) This installment of the evocative Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Poseidon’s Rapture was a bountiful world like many others – with ages good and bad…and then, Poseidon left…or died…or was abducted. The world’s god was gone, and soon after he had abandoned the place, the deluge began – or rather, the lack thereof. Mysteriously, the water did start to rise, swallowing most of the land of this world, forcing civilization beneath the waves – into remnants of former places, ships…   Poseidon’s Rapture is literally land-under. Above and below […]

    Gossamer Worlds: Poseidon’s Rapture (DICELESS)

    Gossamer Worlds: Poseidon’s Rapture (DICELESS) This installment of the evocative Gossamer Worlds-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Poseidon’s Rapture was a bountiful world like many others – with ages good and bad…and then, Poseidon left…or died…or was abducted. The world’s god was gone, and soon after he had abandoned the place, the deluge began – or rather, the lack thereof. Mysteriously, the water did start to rise, swallowing most of the land of this world, forcing civilization beneath the waves – into remnants of former places, ships…   Poseidon’s Rapture is literally land-under. Above and below […]

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  • 101 Subterranean Spells The third book of Dave Paul’s terrain-centric spell-supplements clocks in at a massive 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 45 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so subterranean spells, hmm? The theme itself is something near and dear to my heart – I still consider the lack of support for spells interacting with/requiring faerzress in the Forgotten Realms a criminally-negligent oversight, so let’s take a look at what type of spells we can find within these pages!   After the obligatory spell-list by class, we dive right into the new array of spells Dave Paul has crafted -and begin […]

    101 Subterranean Spells

    101 Subterranean Spells The third book of Dave Paul’s terrain-centric spell-supplements clocks in at a massive 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 45 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so subterranean spells, hmm? The theme itself is something near and dear to my heart – I still consider the lack of support for spells interacting with/requiring faerzress in the Forgotten Realms a criminally-negligent oversight, so let’s take a look at what type of spells we can find within these pages!   After the obligatory spell-list by class, we dive right into the new array of spells Dave Paul has crafted -and begin […]

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  • Gossamer Worlds: Poetica Mundi Fifteen pages in total await, with two devoted to cover and credits, leave thirteen, all suffused with content galore. This must have required a gazillion of edits… Why? Let’s not tarry and read more!   Now this is unlike any of its brethren before, even though I’ve reviewed more than a score. You see, there’s magic in worlds uncounted – and on others, you’ll find mechs, laser-mounted. But in this world, which sees its fair share of strife, reigns but one principle: Poetry is life. And yes, let me state this brief and terse: This whole book is written mostly in verse!   Where the forces of nature itself align, and pentameters grow the waves, with […]

    Gossamer Worlds: Poetica Mundi (DICELESS)

    Gossamer Worlds: Poetica Mundi Fifteen pages in total await, with two devoted to cover and credits, leave thirteen, all suffused with content galore. This must have required a gazillion of edits… Why? Let’s not tarry and read more!   Now this is unlike any of its brethren before, even though I’ve reviewed more than a score. You see, there’s magic in worlds uncounted – and on others, you’ll find mechs, laser-mounted. But in this world, which sees its fair share of strife, reigns but one principle: Poetry is life. And yes, let me state this brief and terse: This whole book is written mostly in verse!   Where the forces of nature itself align, and pentameters grow the waves, with […]

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  • 10 Angelic Magic Items This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we dive into the subject matter, let’s make a few basics clear – for one, while these items are intended to be used in conjunction with Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of Angels,” I’m going to try to rate it as its own autonomous supplement. Secondly, like all RiP-books detailing items in the 10-series, you actually get much more than 10 items: Quite a few items come in different versions, with the distinction being made between lesser, standard and greater versions […]

    10 Angelic Magic Items

    10 Angelic Magic Items This pdf clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But before we dive into the subject matter, let’s make a few basics clear – for one, while these items are intended to be used in conjunction with Rite Publishing’s “In the Company of Angels,” I’m going to try to rate it as its own autonomous supplement. Secondly, like all RiP-books detailing items in the 10-series, you actually get much more than 10 items: Quite a few items come in different versions, with the distinction being made between lesser, standard and greater versions […]

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  • 101 Forest Spells The second of Dave Paul’s massive 101-spell books centered on terrain-specific spells clocks in at a whopping 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with spell-by-level-lists, containing, btw. also the ACG bloodrager and shaman – and then, we’re right at the spells. I’m not going to go through the spells one by one, instead trying to provide a showcase of the best and worst of the bunch – so let’s dive in!   At low levels, better options to forage for food and water can be found – but thing become […]

    101 Forest Spells

    101 Forest Spells The second of Dave Paul’s massive 101-spell books centered on terrain-specific spells clocks in at a whopping 42 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with spell-by-level-lists, containing, btw. also the ACG bloodrager and shaman – and then, we’re right at the spells. I’m not going to go through the spells one by one, instead trying to provide a showcase of the best and worst of the bunch – so let’s dive in!   At low levels, better options to forage for food and water can be found – but thing become […]

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