Snow-White Archive

  • Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain This massive Player’s Guide/sourcebook clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Once upon a time, there was a massive, gorgeous hardcover that AAW Games made; so beautiful was the hardcover, it brought tears of joy to the eyes of many a GM out there as they marveled at the gorgeous artwork and the intricate details of the massive city of Morsain contained therein, as they read all the evocative ideas and plot-hooks that seemed to leap from the very page. But, alas, this massive mega-adventure had an issue – you […]

    Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain

    Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain This massive Player’s Guide/sourcebook clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Once upon a time, there was a massive, gorgeous hardcover that AAW Games made; so beautiful was the hardcover, it brought tears of joy to the eyes of many a GM out there as they marveled at the gorgeous artwork and the intricate details of the massive city of Morsain contained therein, as they read all the evocative ideas and plot-hooks that seemed to leap from the very page. But, alas, this massive mega-adventure had an issue – you […]

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  • Snow-White This massive book clocks in at 243 pages, not counting front cover, back cover, editorial, etc; if you take away the KS-thank-you page and the SRD, this huge book still remains 240-pages strong. My review is based primarily on the hardcover of this book.   I backed Snow-White on kickstarter, but have contributed to this massive book.   All right, first: A brief history of this project. Back in 2013, AAW Games released a two-part adventure-saga as part of their A-series of modules, set in the campaign setting of Aventyr. The adaptation of Snow-White as a module was heavily inspired by traditional, non Disney-fied versions of the folktales; basically, the ones I grew up with, and did a LOT […]

    Snow-White

    Snow-White This massive book clocks in at 243 pages, not counting front cover, back cover, editorial, etc; if you take away the KS-thank-you page and the SRD, this huge book still remains 240-pages strong. My review is based primarily on the hardcover of this book.   I backed Snow-White on kickstarter, but have contributed to this massive book.   All right, first: A brief history of this project. Back in 2013, AAW Games released a two-part adventure-saga as part of their A-series of modules, set in the campaign setting of Aventyr. The adaptation of Snow-White as a module was heavily inspired by traditional, non Disney-fied versions of the folktales; basically, the ones I grew up with, and did a LOT […]

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  • Nowadays fairy tales are very much considered stories for children, with simplistic characters and morals that steer the reader (as well as the main heroines and heroes) toward the right-and-proper “happy ending”. It hasn’t always been so—European “faerie tales” have historically been grounded in literal truths, considered legendary and as such potentially very real! They were designed to reveal the failings and foibles of the weak and gullible, the tribulations and triumphs of the downtrodden but hardworking, the fleeting nature of riches won without effort, and the value of dedication to a cause coupled with determination to achieve virtuous ends at all costs. Snow White—classified by Aarne-Thompson as tale 709, “Other story of the supernatural,” and Grimms’ Fairy Tale number […]

    Snow White for Pathfinder RPG / Fairy Tales in Roleplaying Games

    Nowadays fairy tales are very much considered stories for children, with simplistic characters and morals that steer the reader (as well as the main heroines and heroes) toward the right-and-proper “happy ending”. It hasn’t always been so—European “faerie tales” have historically been grounded in literal truths, considered legendary and as such potentially very real! They were designed to reveal the failings and foibles of the weak and gullible, the tribulations and triumphs of the downtrodden but hardworking, the fleeting nature of riches won without effort, and the value of dedication to a cause coupled with determination to achieve virtuous ends at all costs. Snow White—classified by Aarne-Thompson as tale 709, “Other story of the supernatural,” and Grimms’ Fairy Tale number […]

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  • As a source of both fascination of what is “beautiful and good” as well as events viewed as “grim and forbidding”, fairy tales have fascinated both the old and young over the centuries. Whether a cautionary tale about avoiding wrong-doing, the triumph of right over wrong, the worth and value of perseverance and endeavor, or any other series of extraordinary events in an unreal world, there is good reason why they are known as “wonder tales.” From all of these ideas, “Snow White” is one of the very best examples, with its ebb and flow of who has the upper hand, the most cruel of villainess, the stoutest of defenders, and the wished-for happy ending, this tale offers intrigue, devious plot twists, cheer-out-loud […]

    Pathfinder RPG: Snow White Kickstarter goes live!

    As a source of both fascination of what is “beautiful and good” as well as events viewed as “grim and forbidding”, fairy tales have fascinated both the old and young over the centuries. Whether a cautionary tale about avoiding wrong-doing, the triumph of right over wrong, the worth and value of perseverance and endeavor, or any other series of extraordinary events in an unreal world, there is good reason why they are known as “wonder tales.” From all of these ideas, “Snow White” is one of the very best examples, with its ebb and flow of who has the upper hand, the most cruel of villainess, the stoutest of defenders, and the wished-for happy ending, this tale offers intrigue, devious plot twists, cheer-out-loud […]

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  • Snow White Part II The second part of AaW’s unconventional take on the Snow-White myth is a whopping 123 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 119 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, not only for this module, but also for part I – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right – the teleport has gone wrong as far as the PCs are concerned – and according to plan as far as the mastermind of Lumi’s kidnapping thinks – the PCs unceremoniously are dumped by the magic in the forest. One very, very […]

    Snow White Part II

    Snow White Part II The second part of AaW’s unconventional take on the Snow-White myth is a whopping 123 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 119 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, not only for this module, but also for part I – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right – the teleport has gone wrong as far as the PCs are concerned – and according to plan as far as the mastermind of Lumi’s kidnapping thinks – the PCs unceremoniously are dumped by the magic in the forest. One very, very […]

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  • Snow-White Part I This module is 58 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 54 ½ pages o content, so let’s take a look! First of all: If you run this module DON’T SHOW YOUR PLAYERS THE COVER. The crew of adventureaweek.com has done quite some research and taken a jumble of different obscure versions of the traditional fairy-tale and blended them together – that being said, they will not necessarily realize they’re playing “Snow-White” – unless you tell them, which I discourage. This being an adventure-review, the following contains massive SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Morsain is […]

    Snow White Part I

    Snow-White Part I This module is 58 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 54 ½ pages o content, so let’s take a look! First of all: If you run this module DON’T SHOW YOUR PLAYERS THE COVER. The crew of adventureaweek.com has done quite some research and taken a jumble of different obscure versions of the traditional fairy-tale and blended them together – that being said, they will not necessarily realize they’re playing “Snow-White” – unless you tell them, which I discourage. This being an adventure-review, the following contains massive SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Morsain is […]

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