The Lost Lands Archive

  • The Northlands Saga Complete This GIGANTIC tome clocks in at 795 pages if you take away editorial, ToC, etc.. No, that is NOT a typo. While I was a backer of the kickstarter that made this book, I was in no way involved in the production of this epic tome.   All right, so the introduction tells us a bit of what this is: A take on Norse adventuring, with a healthy dose of the weird, fantastic and sword & sorcery sprinkled in. It should be noted that the 8 pregens from the Player’s Guide, as well as the excellent “Winter’s Teeth” stand-alone module from the “Long Winter’s Night”-series are included in the back of the tome.   Okay, so […]

    The Northlands Saga Complete

    The Northlands Saga Complete This GIGANTIC tome clocks in at 795 pages if you take away editorial, ToC, etc.. No, that is NOT a typo. While I was a backer of the kickstarter that made this book, I was in no way involved in the production of this epic tome.   All right, so the introduction tells us a bit of what this is: A take on Norse adventuring, with a healthy dose of the weird, fantastic and sword & sorcery sprinkled in. It should be noted that the 8 pregens from the Player’s Guide, as well as the excellent “Winter’s Teeth” stand-alone module from the “Long Winter’s Night”-series are included in the back of the tome.   Okay, so […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter: One Night in Valhalla The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 12- 14 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context/setting without any hassle whatsoever, provided Norse deities exist; its raw content clocks in at 14 pages, if you take away the pdf’s editorial, cover, etc..   This being an adventure-module, the following contains […]

    The Long Night of Winter: One Night in Valhalla

    The Long Night of Winter: One Night in Valhalla The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 12- 14 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context/setting without any hassle whatsoever, provided Norse deities exist; its raw content clocks in at 14 pages, if you take away the pdf’s editorial, cover, etc..   This being an adventure-module, the following contains […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter: The Hidden Huscarl The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 8- 10 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context, but I’d honestly wouldn’t recommend it this time around.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . So, the first thing you have […]

    The Long Night of Winter: The Hidden Huscarl

    The Long Night of Winter: The Hidden Huscarl The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 8- 10 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context, but I’d honestly wouldn’t recommend it this time around.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . So, the first thing you have […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter: Oath of the Predator The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context/setting without any hassle and its raw content clocks in at 21 pages, if you take away the pdf’s editorial, cover, etc..   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should […]

    The Long Night of Winter: Oath of the Predator

    The Long Night of Winter: Oath of the Predator The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It can be run in another context/setting without any hassle and its raw content clocks in at 21 pages, if you take away the pdf’s editorial, cover, etc..   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter: The Drowned Maiden (PFRPG/OSR) The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 9- 11 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . There are multiple ways to immortality – […]

    The Long Night of Winter: The Drowned Maiden (PFRPG/OSR)

    The Long Night of Winter: The Drowned Maiden (PFRPG/OSR) The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 9- 11 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . There are multiple ways to immortality – […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter: The Raid (PFRPG/OSR) The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Going on raids is a crucial part of […]

    The Long Night of Winter: The Raid (PFRPG/OSR)

    The Long Night of Winter: The Raid (PFRPG/OSR) The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Going on raids is a crucial part of […]

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  • The Long Night of Winter – Winter’s Teeth The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though. Minus editorial etc., we are left with 13 pages here, just fyi.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the […]

    The Long Night of Winter – Winter’s Teeth

    The Long Night of Winter – Winter’s Teeth The series “The Long Night of Winter” was conceived as supplemental material/optional tie-ins for the massive Northlands Saga, but each of the modules can be run as a stand-alone module as well. I backed the kickstarter for Northlands Saga back in the day, but otherwise was not involved in this project.   This module is intended for levels 6- 8 and is set in the eponymous Northlands of Frog God Games’ Lost Lands campaign setting. It does translate well to other fantasy campaign settings, though. Minus editorial etc., we are left with 13 pages here, just fyi.   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the […]

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  • Northlands Saga Player’s Guide (PFRPG/OSR) This Player’s guide for the massive Northlands Saga Player’s Guide clocks in at 50 pages if you ignore SRD, advertisement, editorial, etc. My review is based on the dead tree version, which comes as a nice softcover. I was a backer of the Northlands Saga kickstarter, but other than that not involved in any way with this project.   So, how do we start? We start by contextualizing the Northlands and their myths – inspired by real life mythology from Scandinavia, a central leitmotif and proposition of the series was to get the feeling of the Northlands right – and, indeed, flavor-wise, the pdf begins pretty much from the get-go to do just that, presenting […]

    Northlands Saga Player’s Guide (PFRPG/OSR)

    Northlands Saga Player’s Guide (PFRPG/OSR) This Player’s guide for the massive Northlands Saga Player’s Guide clocks in at 50 pages if you ignore SRD, advertisement, editorial, etc. My review is based on the dead tree version, which comes as a nice softcover. I was a backer of the Northlands Saga kickstarter, but other than that not involved in any way with this project.   So, how do we start? We start by contextualizing the Northlands and their myths – inspired by real life mythology from Scandinavia, a central leitmotif and proposition of the series was to get the feeling of the Northlands right – and, indeed, flavor-wise, the pdf begins pretty much from the get-go to do just that, presenting […]

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  • Lost Lore: Justicar of Muir This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1/2 page blank, leaving us with 4 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Muir is one of the ancient gods that has waned, but still suffuses the lore of the Lost lands – from Abysthor’s Tomb to Slumbering Tsar, the deity’s influence is still felt and the PCs may well find one of the perished spirits of champions or priests to ordain a justicar! So yeah, prestige class with an emphasis on PRESTIGE. Justicars need to be lawful good and must have a minimum of 3 paladin levels; additionally, […]

    Lost Lore: Justicar of Muir

    Lost Lore: Justicar of Muir This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1/2 page blank, leaving us with 4 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Muir is one of the ancient gods that has waned, but still suffuses the lore of the Lost lands – from Abysthor’s Tomb to Slumbering Tsar, the deity’s influence is still felt and the PCs may well find one of the perished spirits of champions or priests to ordain a justicar! So yeah, prestige class with an emphasis on PRESTIGE. Justicars need to be lawful good and must have a minimum of 3 paladin levels; additionally, […]

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  • The Lost Lands: Bard’s Gate (PFRPG/5e/OSR) This colossal TOME clocks in at 535 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/introduction, 1 page advertisement/product checklist, 3 pages of ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page obituaries, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 524 pages of content.   Yeah, I know. You expected Northlands Saga first. Well, while I was digging through THAT massive tome, I was asked by several people to cover this monster first. So I listened, put Northlands Saga on the back-burner (its review should hit site early 2017) and instead started devouring this massive tome. So consider seeing this first to be basically me listening to the vox populi.   Ahem. Let that page-count […]

    The Lost Lands: Bard’s Gate (PFRPG/5e/OSR)

    The Lost Lands: Bard’s Gate (PFRPG/5e/OSR) This colossal TOME clocks in at 535 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/introduction, 1 page advertisement/product checklist, 3 pages of ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page obituaries, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 524 pages of content.   Yeah, I know. You expected Northlands Saga first. Well, while I was digging through THAT massive tome, I was asked by several people to cover this monster first. So I listened, put Northlands Saga on the back-burner (its review should hit site early 2017) and instead started devouring this massive tome. So consider seeing this first to be basically me listening to the vox populi.   Ahem. Let that page-count […]

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  • Lost Lore: Divine Hunters This installment of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Gods in pretty much most fantasy games loathe directly interposing their will on the mortal world; there is, for the most part, a good reason for that from a narrative point of view. While I loved the gods coming down to Faerûn as much as the next guy, the fallout of direct deific intervention opens up a lot of questions: Pertaining the importance of mortal free will, of why the deities don’t fix all the issues themselves, etc. The Scarred […]

    Lost Lore: Divine Hunters

    Lost Lore: Divine Hunters This installment of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Gods in pretty much most fantasy games loathe directly interposing their will on the mortal world; there is, for the most part, a good reason for that from a narrative point of view. While I loved the gods coming down to Faerûn as much as the next guy, the fallout of direct deific intervention opens up a lot of questions: Pertaining the importance of mortal free will, of why the deities don’t fix all the issues themselves, etc. The Scarred […]

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  • Adventures in the Borderland Provinces This massive hardcover clocks in at 166 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/product overview, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of back cover, leaving us with 160 pages of pure adventure…so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and critical review.   “Welcome to the Borderlands. You’ll probably die here.” – Ari Marmell’s first sentence of the introduction of this book is pretty much amazing…and it makes clear from the get-go that this book provides old-school modules, in the slogan of FGG: “Modules worth winning!” – i.e. challenging, hard modules that […]

    Adventures in the Borderland Provinces (PFRPG/OSR/5e)

    Adventures in the Borderland Provinces This massive hardcover clocks in at 166 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/product overview, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of back cover, leaving us with 160 pages of pure adventure…so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and critical review.   “Welcome to the Borderlands. You’ll probably die here.” – Ari Marmell’s first sentence of the introduction of this book is pretty much amazing…and it makes clear from the get-go that this book provides old-school modules, in the slogan of FGG: “Modules worth winning!” – i.e. challenging, hard modules that […]

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  • The Lost Lands: Borderland Provinces (PFRPG/OSR (S&W)/D&D 5e) This massive book clocks in at 269 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a colossal 262 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and unbiased review.   All right, so we have been to the Sundered Kingdoms and taken in all the sights and cults…but this is something different. While situated in the adjacent region to aforementioned adventure-collection, we actually have a massive setting sourcebook. As such, the tome begins […]

    The Lost Lands: Borderland Provinces (PFRPG/OSR (S&W)/D&D 5e)

    The Lost Lands: Borderland Provinces (PFRPG/OSR (S&W)/D&D 5e) This massive book clocks in at 269 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a colossal 262 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and unbiased review.   All right, so we have been to the Sundered Kingdoms and taken in all the sights and cults…but this is something different. While situated in the adjacent region to aforementioned adventure-collection, we actually have a massive setting sourcebook. As such, the tome begins […]

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  • Lost Lore: Supernal Dragon Dojo This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment of the series with a neat fluffy introduction of the dojo in question and the pdf introduces 3 new uses of resolve, which includes self-hasting, moving through difficult terrain and using resolve as an immediate action to add a 1d6-surge to CMD.   The pdf also features two different archetypes – the Daisho Master gets a scaling AC bonus when using full attacks, quicker drawing and better crit-confirmation, scaling bonuses to atk and damage as well as […]

    Lost Lore: Supernal Dragon Dojo

    Lost Lore: Supernal Dragon Dojo This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this installment of the series with a neat fluffy introduction of the dojo in question and the pdf introduces 3 new uses of resolve, which includes self-hasting, moving through difficult terrain and using resolve as an immediate action to add a 1d6-surge to CMD.   The pdf also features two different archetypes – the Daisho Master gets a scaling AC bonus when using full attacks, quicker drawing and better crit-confirmation, scaling bonuses to atk and damage as well as […]

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  • Lost Lore: The Headhunter This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The headhunter as depicted herein is a 10-level prestige class that grants 3/4 BAB-progression, 1/2 Fort- and Will-save progressions, d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level and can be qualified for at 5th level. The first important aspect here pertains the fact that carrying carrion heads around does not really always go over well – a sidebar deals with the cultural implications and what happens when you e.g. carry a foe’s  head to a creature. After severing a defeated foe’s […]

    Lost Lore: The Headhunter

    Lost Lore: The Headhunter This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The headhunter as depicted herein is a 10-level prestige class that grants 3/4 BAB-progression, 1/2 Fort- and Will-save progressions, d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level and can be qualified for at 5th level. The first important aspect here pertains the fact that carrying carrion heads around does not really always go over well – a sidebar deals with the cultural implications and what happens when you e.g. carry a foe’s  head to a creature. After severing a defeated foe’s […]

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  • Lost Lore: Eminent Domains This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, domains – in theory, they are supposed to depict a certain theological focus for the respective deities and their servants; in practice, that does not translate too well, though. There are subdomains and Rogue Genius Games’ exalted domains as a means to further emphasize particular concepts. This pdf features a different, multi-pronged approach to the subject matter – in short, there are 3 feats: Domain Affinity grants you an at-will SP as part of preparing a given domain spell. As soon […]

    Lost Lore: Eminent Domains

    Lost Lore: Eminent Domains This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, domains – in theory, they are supposed to depict a certain theological focus for the respective deities and their servants; in practice, that does not translate too well, though. There are subdomains and Rogue Genius Games’ exalted domains as a means to further emphasize particular concepts. This pdf features a different, multi-pronged approach to the subject matter – in short, there are 3 feats: Domain Affinity grants you an at-will SP as part of preparing a given domain spell. As soon […]

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  • Lost Lore: Schools of Thought This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? In short, these are wizard schools, not organized by spell school, but instead by theme; they otherwise work just like the regular arcane schools, including opposed schools that need to be chosen, etc. The schools thus introduced would be commercial, court wizard, entertainer, hedge wizard, investigator, lord, mentor, mystic. Beyond the spell-lists provided for the respective schools, there is some guidance for GMs to integrate spells in these schools, which include the rule of fun/pun – the […]

    Lost Lore: Schools of Thought

    Lost Lore: Schools of Thought This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? In short, these are wizard schools, not organized by spell school, but instead by theme; they otherwise work just like the regular arcane schools, including opposed schools that need to be chosen, etc. The schools thus introduced would be commercial, court wizard, entertainer, hedge wizard, investigator, lord, mentor, mystic. Beyond the spell-lists provided for the respective schools, there is some guidance for GMs to integrate spells in these schools, which include the rule of fun/pun – the […]

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  • Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms (PFRPG/OSR) This HUGE AP/setting-supplement clocks in at a massive 437 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with pretty ridiculous 428 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, we begin this huge book by basically taking a glimpse at the region of the Sundered Kingdoms – wait, that’s not the right way to describe it: The war-and calamity-torn Sunderlands receive a massive, stunningly detailed and well-written gazetteer that clocks in at 32 pages – from discussions on the local technology-level to area by area breakdowns of settlements and the like, we get a tremendous amount of […]

    Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms (PFRPG/OSR)

    Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms (PFRPG/OSR) This HUGE AP/setting-supplement clocks in at a massive 437 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with pretty ridiculous 428 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, we begin this huge book by basically taking a glimpse at the region of the Sundered Kingdoms – wait, that’s not the right way to describe it: The war-and calamity-torn Sunderlands receive a massive, stunningly detailed and well-written gazetteer that clocks in at 32 pages – from discussions on the local technology-level to area by area breakdowns of settlements and the like, we get a tremendous amount of […]

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  • Lost Lore: Ecology of the Troll This installment of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 4 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a brief piece of in-character prose, setting the mood…and then dive into the genesis of the troll, here depicted in the telling of a legend, where mighty Eirik, lord of the North, instructed the dark sorceror Inghard to find a way to gain soldiers that would not de – and hence, in truly compelling prose, we accompany these two on the way to the doom that befalls […]

    Lost Lore: Ecology of the Troll

    Lost Lore: Ecology of the Troll This installment of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 4 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with a brief piece of in-character prose, setting the mood…and then dive into the genesis of the troll, here depicted in the telling of a legend, where mighty Eirik, lord of the North, instructed the dark sorceror Inghard to find a way to gain soldiers that would not de – and hence, in truly compelling prose, we accompany these two on the way to the doom that befalls […]

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  • Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player’s Guide The Player’s Guide for Frog God Games’ massive Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms-book clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover,1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This player’s guide is very much interesting in its format – we begin each section with a paragraph of italics, excerpts from the memoires of fabled rogue Titus the Grey, while the main meat of each respective section elaborating on the fluffy bit of text before. Beyond a hex-sporting overview map of the lands, the pdf further elaborates on the diverse ethnicities of the region, with gorgeous b/w-artworks – from the Erskaeloi […]

    Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player’s Guide (system agnostic)

    Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player’s Guide The Player’s Guide for Frog God Games’ massive Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms-book clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover,1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This player’s guide is very much interesting in its format – we begin each section with a paragraph of italics, excerpts from the memoires of fabled rogue Titus the Grey, while the main meat of each respective section elaborating on the fluffy bit of text before. Beyond a hex-sporting overview map of the lands, the pdf further elaborates on the diverse ethnicities of the region, with gorgeous b/w-artworks – from the Erskaeloi […]

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  • Lost Lore: Ecology of the Basilisk This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in on 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 5 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the first thing I actually noticed (and enjoyed) about this pdf is that it’s actually written in character – so yes, the reader is basically diving into the field notes of Lady Daxitroniusilluminarious Jaedall – and know what? I really like the style in which this is presented: Beginning with a brief anecdote, we go on to properly classify the creature within the context of its history and physiological contexts – and […]

    Lost Lore: Ecology of the Basilisk

    Lost Lore: Ecology of the Basilisk This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in on 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 3/4 of a page blank, leaving us with 5 1/4 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the first thing I actually noticed (and enjoyed) about this pdf is that it’s actually written in character – so yes, the reader is basically diving into the field notes of Lady Daxitroniusilluminarious Jaedall – and know what? I really like the style in which this is presented: Beginning with a brief anecdote, we go on to properly classify the creature within the context of its history and physiological contexts – and […]

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  • Lost Lore: Town of Glory This little supplement clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so what is this?   Well, know how I love kingdom-building and consider Ultimate Campaign and they expansions released by Legendary Games pretty much one of the most awesome things ever? If you’ve been following my reviews, then this will come as no surprise. What may come as a surprise, though, is that I think that the kingdom-building-rules don’t work perfectly in the highest and lowest echelons – as recently commented on the boards, I’m waiting for a supplement to add the mythic element to kingdom building at the high […]

    Lost Lore: Town of Glory

    Lost Lore: Town of Glory This little supplement clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so what is this?   Well, know how I love kingdom-building and consider Ultimate Campaign and they expansions released by Legendary Games pretty much one of the most awesome things ever? If you’ve been following my reviews, then this will come as no surprise. What may come as a surprise, though, is that I think that the kingdom-building-rules don’t work perfectly in the highest and lowest echelons – as recently commented on the boards, I’m waiting for a supplement to add the mythic element to kingdom building at the high […]

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  • Lost Lore: Horses of the Wild This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content!   Okay, so I wanted to start this review with a Richard III-quote…but alas, the pdf already did that. What does it sport? Well, for one, it sports basic light horse stats…and 5 variants of light horses, specifically bred for different tasks and with mechanically-relevant repercussions. The heavy horse receives a similar treatment, mind you – and a horse can make all the difference: A steed of proper pedigree can help you dealing with nobility and certain breeds can make the difference between life and death, […]

    Lost Lore: Horses of the Wild

    Lost Lore: Horses of the Wild This installment of the Lost Lore-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content!   Okay, so I wanted to start this review with a Richard III-quote…but alas, the pdf already did that. What does it sport? Well, for one, it sports basic light horse stats…and 5 variants of light horses, specifically bred for different tasks and with mechanically-relevant repercussions. The heavy horse receives a similar treatment, mind you – and a horse can make all the difference: A steed of proper pedigree can help you dealing with nobility and certain breeds can make the difference between life and death, […]

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  • Lost Lore: The Portalist This supplement of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What is the portalist? The simple reply would be that it is a new base-class that gets d10, full BAB-progression, 4+Int mod skills per level, good Ref-saves, proficiency with simple and light as well as single-handed martial weapons and light armor, but not shields. Portalists receive +1 to initiative at 1st level, increasing this bonus by +1 at 7th level and ever 4 levels thereafter, but their signature trick, obvious, is the eponymous ability to create portals.   A portalist […]

    Lost Lore: The Portalist

    Lost Lore: The Portalist This supplement of Frog God Games’ Lost Lore-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   What is the portalist? The simple reply would be that it is a new base-class that gets d10, full BAB-progression, 4+Int mod skills per level, good Ref-saves, proficiency with simple and light as well as single-handed martial weapons and light armor, but not shields. Portalists receive +1 to initiative at 1st level, increasing this bonus by +1 at 7th level and ever 4 levels thereafter, but their signature trick, obvious, is the eponymous ability to create portals.   A portalist […]

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  • Cyclopean Deeps Volume II The second tome of Matt Finch’s massive subterranean sandbox clocks in at 250 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 244 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me reiterate for a second what this is and what it means: Well, on the obvious side, this is the second part of the massive Cyclopean Deeps-mega-adventure-sandbox, which, per default, is situated even below the dungeon of Rappan Athuk in the Lost Lands campaign setting – but, quite frankly, there is no place in any given campaign setting you conceivably couldn’t plug this into […]

    Cyclopean Deeps Volume II

    Cyclopean Deeps Volume II The second tome of Matt Finch’s massive subterranean sandbox clocks in at 250 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 244 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me reiterate for a second what this is and what it means: Well, on the obvious side, this is the second part of the massive Cyclopean Deeps-mega-adventure-sandbox, which, per default, is situated even below the dungeon of Rappan Athuk in the Lost Lands campaign setting – but, quite frankly, there is no place in any given campaign setting you conceivably couldn’t plug this into […]

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  • The Lost City of Barakus This massive mega-adventure clocks in at 176 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 170 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should instead read the Player’s Guide and/or jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so in case you’re wondering: This is the update of the classic, Ennie-award winning campaign supplement/mega-adventure. The basics are as follows: We have a massive city, Endhome; we have a vast stretch of wilderness surrounding it. The players are here. Go. This is pretty much the textbook definition of a […]

    The Lost City of Barakus

    The Lost City of Barakus This massive mega-adventure clocks in at 176 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 170 pages of adventure, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should instead read the Player’s Guide and/or jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so in case you’re wondering: This is the update of the classic, Ennie-award winning campaign supplement/mega-adventure. The basics are as follows: We have a massive city, Endhome; we have a vast stretch of wilderness surrounding it. The players are here. Go. This is pretty much the textbook definition of a […]

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  • The Lost City of Barakus Player’s Guide This book clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s get this right out of the way – this one will be brief – why? Because this is a player’s guide and it’s the school of book that is all about the fluff: We thus begin this player’s guide with the PCs entering the city of Endhome – a massive settlement and one of the key locations of the massive “Lost City of Barakus”-mega-adventure. As befitting of people arriving at such a place, […]

    The Lost City of Barakus Player’s Guide (system agnostic)

    The Lost City of Barakus Player’s Guide This book clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so let’s get this right out of the way – this one will be brief – why? Because this is a player’s guide and it’s the school of book that is all about the fluff: We thus begin this player’s guide with the PCs entering the city of Endhome – a massive settlement and one of the key locations of the massive “Lost City of Barakus”-mega-adventure. As befitting of people arriving at such a place, […]

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