Secret Archive

  • Shuigong – The Emperor’s Watery Secret This module clocks in at a total of 16 pages, minus 3 for the editorial etc., leaving us with 13 pages of content, so what do we get?   This module was moved up in my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a print copy of this book at Gencon.   The world of Orbis is one where steampunk influences abound, thanks to a special type of wood called scaldwood, which allows for the cleaner and more efficient generation of steam. Situated on this world, there is a nation roughly modeled after China – the Ten Thousand Scales, where the truth about the function of scaldwood and the actual use of steampunk-y technology is a […]

    Shuigong – The Emperor’s Watery Secret

    Shuigong – The Emperor’s Watery Secret This module clocks in at a total of 16 pages, minus 3 for the editorial etc., leaving us with 13 pages of content, so what do we get?   This module was moved up in my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a print copy of this book at Gencon.   The world of Orbis is one where steampunk influences abound, thanks to a special type of wood called scaldwood, which allows for the cleaner and more efficient generation of steam. Situated on this world, there is a nation roughly modeled after China – the Ten Thousand Scales, where the truth about the function of scaldwood and the actual use of steampunk-y technology is a […]

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  • Secret Societies of Vathak: The Final Phase This Vathak-supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Final Phase is a cult that sprung form an appropriately nihilistic vision of life as sorrow unending and thus, it should come as no surprise that the already questionable ideology (as much of it as the well-written intro-fluff showcases) has been perverted even further in a world like Vathak – now, the cult is pretty much a decadent accumulation of cultists with a surprising range of influence. More disturbingly, the cult believes that the Great Old Ones hold […]

    Secret Societies of Vathak: The Final Phase

    Secret Societies of Vathak: The Final Phase This Vathak-supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Final Phase is a cult that sprung form an appropriately nihilistic vision of life as sorrow unending and thus, it should come as no surprise that the already questionable ideology (as much of it as the well-written intro-fluff showcases) has been perverted even further in a world like Vathak – now, the cult is pretty much a decadent accumulation of cultists with a surprising range of influence. More disturbingly, the cult believes that the Great Old Ones hold […]

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  • Psionic Items of Legend: Moldev, the Secret Strike The latest installment in DSP’s Psionic Items of Legend-series is 6 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page editorial, 1 page introduction to the legendary item-rules and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This ring was born from a betrayal that saw one soulknife highway-man killing his kind-hearted brother and thus, this ring allows the wearer to create a potentially non-lethal mind blade, enhance it and knock out foes 3/day if they fail a scaling save. The other abilities include dispel psionics, hamper movement (and especially alternate modes of movement) and finally, render a foe helpless 1/day on a successful […]

    Psionic Items of Legend: Moldev, the Secret Strike

    Psionic Items of Legend: Moldev, the Secret Strike The latest installment in DSP’s Psionic Items of Legend-series is 6 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page editorial, 1 page introduction to the legendary item-rules and 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This ring was born from a betrayal that saw one soulknife highway-man killing his kind-hearted brother and thus, this ring allows the wearer to create a potentially non-lethal mind blade, enhance it and knock out foes 3/day if they fail a scaling save. The other abilities include dispel psionics, hamper movement (and especially alternate modes of movement) and finally, render a foe helpless 1/day on a successful […]

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  • Looking for a deadly Lich’s laboratory?   The Sinister Secrets of Silvermote   This adventure is 67 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving a whopping 64 pages of content! Not bad at all, so let’s check out the dread laboratory of Temerlyth, the Undying! This being an adventure review, the following contains SPOILERS, thus I encourage potential players to skip ahead to the conclusion. Let’s get ready for some horror-show indeed, for after an encounter with some ogres and drow in the wilderness, even the entrance of the dungeon is not entirely simple, necessitating the solving of a riddle, which is always nice, at least for me – riddles are often painfully underrepresented […]

    The Sinister Secrets of Silvermote

    Looking for a deadly Lich’s laboratory?   The Sinister Secrets of Silvermote   This adventure is 67 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving a whopping 64 pages of content! Not bad at all, so let’s check out the dread laboratory of Temerlyth, the Undying! This being an adventure review, the following contains SPOILERS, thus I encourage potential players to skip ahead to the conclusion. Let’s get ready for some horror-show indeed, for after an encounter with some ogres and drow in the wilderness, even the entrance of the dungeon is not entirely simple, necessitating the solving of a riddle, which is always nice, at least for me – riddles are often painfully underrepresented […]

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