Scum Archive

  • Mourners: Scum of Shatterdown (Fiction) And now for something completely different: “Mourners: The Scum of Shatterdown” would be Dreamscarred Press’ and author Jade Ripley’s first foray into the realms of fantasy fiction; structure-wise, it is a 156 page novella, but frankly, its plot could have fitted the pages of a significantly larger-sized book. The pace of the narrative is, ultimately, one that is quick and does not waste your time.   I will try to refrain from resorting to spoilers in this review, since it is my firm believe that just summing up the plot of a novel is, ultimately a futile exercise that benefits no one.   If you’re looking for long, drawn-out descriptions of even the minutest detail, […]

    Mourners: Scum of Shatterdown (Fiction)

    Mourners: Scum of Shatterdown (Fiction) And now for something completely different: “Mourners: The Scum of Shatterdown” would be Dreamscarred Press’ and author Jade Ripley’s first foray into the realms of fantasy fiction; structure-wise, it is a 156 page novella, but frankly, its plot could have fitted the pages of a significantly larger-sized book. The pace of the narrative is, ultimately, one that is quick and does not waste your time.   I will try to refrain from resorting to spoilers in this review, since it is my firm believe that just summing up the plot of a novel is, ultimately a futile exercise that benefits no one.   If you’re looking for long, drawn-out descriptions of even the minutest detail, […]

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  • Insta-NPCs #3: Scum & Villainy, Inc. This little, system-neutral pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, leavintg us with 6 pages of content, so what do we get?   It has happened to the best of us – DMing for years and then, suddenly – dry. No idea. We need a villain, but, due to real life issues or simple stress, the creative juices just won’t flow. This is where this pdf comes into the picture.   While its introduction explains how to use it and we get some sample, developed stories, this pdf breaks villains down into components, which you role – archetypical components, if you will. These are Origins, Goal, Method, Role […]

    Insta-NPCs #3: Scum & Villainy, Inc. (System-neutral)

    Insta-NPCs #3: Scum & Villainy, Inc. This little, system-neutral pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, leavintg us with 6 pages of content, so what do we get?   It has happened to the best of us – DMing for years and then, suddenly – dry. No idea. We need a villain, but, due to real life issues or simple stress, the creative juices just won’t flow. This is where this pdf comes into the picture.   While its introduction explains how to use it and we get some sample, developed stories, this pdf breaks villains down into components, which you role – archetypical components, if you will. These are Origins, Goal, Method, Role […]

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