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  • Alpha Blue (OSR) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 114 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 4 pages of note-space, 1 page blank, 1 page Kort’thalis-glyph, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 100 pages of content, so let’s take a peek!   This book was moved ahead in my review-queue due to me receiving a complimentary print copy.   Okay, before we start: This is a satire, a spoof of 70s and 80s cheesy, low budget exploitation-scifi-flicks and aesthetics. Alpha Blue is a space station, where sex addicts were sent to experience experimental treatment techniques – what began as an institution devolved into a space brothel/casino; […]

    Alpha Blue (OSR)

    Alpha Blue (OSR) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 114 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 4 pages of note-space, 1 page blank, 1 page Kort’thalis-glyph, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 100 pages of content, so let’s take a peek!   This book was moved ahead in my review-queue due to me receiving a complimentary print copy.   Okay, before we start: This is a satire, a spoof of 70s and 80s cheesy, low budget exploitation-scifi-flicks and aesthetics. Alpha Blue is a space station, where sex addicts were sent to experience experimental treatment techniques – what began as an institution devolved into a space brothel/casino; […]

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  • Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 304 massive pages, 1 page cover (though the front cover of the print edition is its separate pdf), 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with no less than 298 pages of raw content – so let’s fire up the engines, shall we? Yes, we shall!   This was moved forward in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.   First of all, what *is* Ashen Stars? The unimaginative and not really helpful reply would be that it represents a variant of the brilliant GUMSHOE-rules-system for a Scifi-context. Since I already have covered plentiful GUMSHOE-systems in […]

    Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE)

    Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 304 massive pages, 1 page cover (though the front cover of the print edition is its separate pdf), 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with no less than 298 pages of raw content – so let’s fire up the engines, shall we? Yes, we shall!   This was moved forward in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.   First of all, what *is* Ashen Stars? The unimaginative and not really helpful reply would be that it represents a variant of the brilliant GUMSHOE-rules-system for a Scifi-context. Since I already have covered plentiful GUMSHOE-systems in […]

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  • Between Chains and Starlight This book by Space Potato Productions is 228 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages about the book, 2 pages ToC, 1 page blank inside the back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 218 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this setting’s introduction with a flavor-text in character that gives us a brief (and surprisingly well-written) run-down of the setting: Essentially, it was not an AI that led to this dystopian future, but rather mankind’s own potential for less than savory practices: In a vast war, a significant amount of planets was destroyed and made uninhabitable […]

    Between Chains and Starlight

    Between Chains and Starlight This book by Space Potato Productions is 228 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages about the book, 2 pages ToC, 1 page blank inside the back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a whopping 218 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this setting’s introduction with a flavor-text in character that gives us a brief (and surprisingly well-written) run-down of the setting: Essentially, it was not an AI that led to this dystopian future, but rather mankind’s own potential for less than savory practices: In a vast war, a significant amount of planets was destroyed and made uninhabitable […]

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  • Necropunk Campaign Setting This campaign setting is a whopping 196 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of links to the galleries of the contributing artists, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 190 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I have read the Beta of this book and provided feedback on it and some minor editing help – I was not compensated in any way and don’t consider my verdict in any way compromised.   That being said, let’s jump into Necropunk: The first chapter introduces us to the basic tenets of Necropunk:  The “Necro” in Necropunk made me anticipate a grim, gory setting – which it […]

    Necropunk Campaign Setting

    Necropunk Campaign Setting This campaign setting is a whopping 196 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of links to the galleries of the contributing artists, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 190 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Full disclosure: I have read the Beta of this book and provided feedback on it and some minor editing help – I was not compensated in any way and don’t consider my verdict in any way compromised.   That being said, let’s jump into Necropunk: The first chapter introduces us to the basic tenets of Necropunk:  The “Necro” in Necropunk made me anticipate a grim, gory setting – which it […]

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