secrets Archive

  • 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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  • Threats: Secrets of the Annunaki (Diceless) This installment of the Threats-series for LoGaS clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of LoGaS-supplements, the content herein is framed by a well-crafted frame-narrative and provided in well-written prose. This prose guides us, via speculations and potential truths a GM can use and treat as correct (or incorrect!) through the depictions of the Annunaki.   But what are they? The strangely and suddenly appearing Annunaki are creatures of Eidolon, usually depicted as glowing diagrams drawn into thin air and moving akin to a roughly humanoid shape. The anecdotes of Annunaki influence are […]

    Threats: Secrets of the Annunaki (Diceless)

    Threats: Secrets of the Annunaki (Diceless) This installment of the Threats-series for LoGaS clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of LoGaS-supplements, the content herein is framed by a well-crafted frame-narrative and provided in well-written prose. This prose guides us, via speculations and potential truths a GM can use and treat as correct (or incorrect!) through the depictions of the Annunaki.   But what are they? The strangely and suddenly appearing Annunaki are creatures of Eidolon, usually depicted as glowing diagrams drawn into thin air and moving akin to a roughly humanoid shape. The anecdotes of Annunaki influence are […]

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  • The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition) This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the […]

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition)

    The Secrets of the Iron Titan (Revised Edition) This installment of Rite Publishing’s “Secrets of..:”-series clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with almost all Rite Publishing books, we are introduced to the matter at hand in immersive in-character prose, here provided by Captain Timothy Woodman – who recounts a tale of high-adventure, of infiltrating the courts of the fey and facing off against a dread golem of legendary proportion. Losing all limbs to the creature, the captain volunteered for the transformation into an Iron Titan. The complex procedure and its repercussions for the […]

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  • The Secrets of the Divine: Adventure, Earth, Magic & Water The second book detailing the diverse faiths and churches of Questhaven, the much-anticipated city of adventurers that doubles as Rite Publishing’s default setting, clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first of the deities (and associated churches) presented herein would be Our Grandfather of Water and Wave -within this write-up, we are introduced not only to this deity and the reason Questhaven does not field a standing navy, but also receive new feats – for example, significant bonus damage against foes significantly larger than […]

    The Secrets of the Divine: Adventure, Earth, Magic & Water

    The Secrets of the Divine: Adventure, Earth, Magic & Water The second book detailing the diverse faiths and churches of Questhaven, the much-anticipated city of adventurers that doubles as Rite Publishing’s default setting, clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first of the deities (and associated churches) presented herein would be Our Grandfather of Water and Wave -within this write-up, we are introduced not only to this deity and the reason Questhaven does not field a standing navy, but also receive new feats – for example, significant bonus damage against foes significantly larger than […]

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  • The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II This supplement clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – what is this? Well, if you’re new to the whole “renegade”-concept: This is Rite Publishing providing new material for 3pp-classes – either simply because they’re awesome or because they can use some more tools due to the original class not seeing enough support. In any case, we receive new tools for classes that would otherwise start to collect dust – and this is awesome, at least in my book. This pdf cover, surprise, archetypes – so let’s […]

    The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II

    The Secrets of Renegade Archetypes II This supplement clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First of all – what is this? Well, if you’re new to the whole “renegade”-concept: This is Rite Publishing providing new material for 3pp-classes – either simply because they’re awesome or because they can use some more tools due to the original class not seeing enough support. In any case, we receive new tools for classes that would otherwise start to collect dust – and this is awesome, at least in my book. This pdf cover, surprise, archetypes – so let’s […]

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  • Occult Options: Binder Secrets This expansion for Pact Magic clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, in case you forgot – binder secrets require you to have an occultist level and can be taken in place of regular feats or bonus feats. This pdf provides 3 special types of binder secrets: Aspects, Alterations and Rituals.   Alterations secrets alter the mayor granted ability of a spirit and increase the number of rounds it is expended by 10, 8 if the binder has the rapid recovery feat. Only one aspect can be applied at a given time. […]

    Occult Options: Binder Secrets

    Occult Options: Binder Secrets This expansion for Pact Magic clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, in case you forgot – binder secrets require you to have an occultist level and can be taken in place of regular feats or bonus feats. This pdf provides 3 special types of binder secrets: Aspects, Alterations and Rituals.   Alterations secrets alter the mayor granted ability of a spirit and increase the number of rounds it is expended by 10, 8 if the binder has the rapid recovery feat. Only one aspect can be applied at a given time. […]

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  • The Secrets of the Divine: Pantheon, Love, Sky & Wright (Revised Edition) This massive pdf is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So if you’ve been following Rite Publishing’s releases for some years like I have, you probably will have to have noticed by now the implicit setting of the books, Steven D. Russell’s much-anticipated Magnum Opus Questhaven. This supplement constitutes one of the releases that can be considered very much tied to the setting, with us getting an introduction to some of the deities of the setting and their servants. Thus, one […]

    The Secrets of the Divine: Pantheon, Love, Sky & Wright (Revised Edition)

    The Secrets of the Divine: Pantheon, Love, Sky & Wright (Revised Edition) This massive pdf is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So if you’ve been following Rite Publishing’s releases for some years like I have, you probably will have to have noticed by now the implicit setting of the books, Steven D. Russell’s much-anticipated Magnum Opus Questhaven. This supplement constitutes one of the releases that can be considered very much tied to the setting, with us getting an introduction to some of the deities of the setting and their servants. Thus, one […]

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  • Shadowlands: Secrets of the Tainted Adventure Arc This module is 32 pages long, 1 page front cover,1 page SRD, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 blank pages, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, still here? So what are the “tainted”? Essentially, the Tainted are the downtrodden of the big cities, those rejected that live underground, ins ewers, at the fringes of society. As a group they may select one of the 6 exclusive traits herein – all of which deliver what one would expect, i.e. minor bonuses/class skills or circumstantial bonuses when underground/fighting in cramped quarters. We also are introduced […]

    Shadowlands: Secrets of the Tainted Adventure Arc

    Shadowlands: Secrets of the Tainted Adventure Arc This module is 32 pages long, 1 page front cover,1 page SRD, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 blank pages, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, still here? So what are the “tainted”? Essentially, the Tainted are the downtrodden of the big cities, those rejected that live underground, ins ewers, at the fringes of society. As a group they may select one of the 6 exclusive traits herein – all of which deliver what one would expect, i.e. minor bonuses/class skills or circumstantial bonuses when underground/fighting in cramped quarters. We also are introduced […]

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  • It’s compilation-review-time! This time, I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s massive collection   The Secrets of Adventuring This massive compilation is 226 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 219 pages of content, so let’s check this out, shall we? The very first component of this pdf would be Jonathan McAnulty’s Divine Channeler-class, an agent of the divine much more closely defined by the domains he chooses than a regular cleric or oracle would be – not only can they take some from the new meta-channeling feats, there also is an entry for each of the domains that specifies the way […]

    The Secrets of Adventuring

    It’s compilation-review-time! This time, I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s massive collection   The Secrets of Adventuring This massive compilation is 226 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 219 pages of content, so let’s check this out, shall we? The very first component of this pdf would be Jonathan McAnulty’s Divine Channeler-class, an agent of the divine much more closely defined by the domains he chooses than a regular cleric or oracle would be – not only can they take some from the new meta-channeling feats, there also is an entry for each of the domains that specifies the way […]

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  • Chronomancy doesn’t work. We’ve heard it all before. And then, the reboot of the Prince of Persia-franchise brought us a representation where it does work. Not idle, Super Genius Games created a by now legendary class that ranks among the finest for PFRPG by any publisher in   The Genius Guide to the Time Thief This pdf is 10 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving 8 1/3 pages of content for the Time Thief, a class I should have reviewed a long, long time ago, so let’s remedy my oversight.   The new Time Thief base-class gets d8, 6+Int skills, ¾ BAB, good ref and will saves and no spellcasting. The basic signature ability […]

    SGG’s Time-based supplements and Rite’s Renegade-books

    Chronomancy doesn’t work. We’ve heard it all before. And then, the reboot of the Prince of Persia-franchise brought us a representation where it does work. Not idle, Super Genius Games created a by now legendary class that ranks among the finest for PFRPG by any publisher in   The Genius Guide to the Time Thief This pdf is 10 pages long, 2/3 of a page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving 8 1/3 pages of content for the Time Thief, a class I should have reviewed a long, long time ago, so let’s remedy my oversight.   The new Time Thief base-class gets d8, 6+Int skills, ¾ BAB, good ref and will saves and no spellcasting. The basic signature ability […]

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  • Hej everybody! Dreadfox Games first two classes get a supplemental book and today, I’ll take a look!     Secrets of Card & Salt       This supplement for the Gypsy and Ritualist-classes is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! Note: Since this pdf provides supplemental material for both Gypsy and Ritualist, I’m not going to get into details of these classes, assuming you’re familiar with them. If you want an overview of them, please check out my reviews of the two classes. One of my main gripes for both the Gypsy and Ritualist-classes was at first the lack of […]

    Secrets of Card & Salt

    Hej everybody! Dreadfox Games first two classes get a supplemental book and today, I’ll take a look!     Secrets of Card & Salt       This supplement for the Gypsy and Ritualist-classes is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! Note: Since this pdf provides supplemental material for both Gypsy and Ritualist, I’m not going to get into details of these classes, assuming you’re familiar with them. If you want an overview of them, please check out my reviews of the two classes. One of my main gripes for both the Gypsy and Ritualist-classes was at first the lack of […]

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  • Aren’t we all sometimes just lucky? And sometimes we seem like we’re cursed? Well, today I’m going to take a look at two of my very favorite classes for PFRPG – both dealing with luck – and the lack thereof!   I’ll start with Rite Publishing’s by now classic   The Secrets of the Luckbringer   This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages advertisements, leaving 9 pages for the new base-class of the Luckbringer. Let’s check it out! After a great IC-introduction to the new luckbringer-class (which ranks among the coolest and most amusing ones I’ve read by Rite Publishing), we are introduced to the new class. Mechanically, […]

    Luckbringer & Malefactor

    Aren’t we all sometimes just lucky? And sometimes we seem like we’re cursed? Well, today I’m going to take a look at two of my very favorite classes for PFRPG – both dealing with luck – and the lack thereof!   I’ll start with Rite Publishing’s by now classic   The Secrets of the Luckbringer   This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 2 pages advertisements, leaving 9 pages for the new base-class of the Luckbringer. Let’s check it out! After a great IC-introduction to the new luckbringer-class (which ranks among the coolest and most amusing ones I’ve read by Rite Publishing), we are introduced to the new class. Mechanically, […]

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