Tom Philips Archive

  • Occult Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at a whopping 271 pages, though 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC and 1/3rd of a page decrease that down to 267 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me  deal with the confusion for a second that this review undoubtedly will cause. Yes, I usually only do 3pp material. This has several reasons: For one, I want to showcase the fringe of gaming, the evocative books that push the envelope. Secondly, I’m not particularly affluent, to say the least and want to reward the publishers that do send me their books. Well, I obviously *HAVE* to get the […]

    Occult Adventures

    Occult Adventures This massive hardcover clocks in at a whopping 271 pages, though 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC and 1/3rd of a page decrease that down to 267 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, before we do, let me  deal with the confusion for a second that this review undoubtedly will cause. Yes, I usually only do 3pp material. This has several reasons: For one, I want to showcase the fringe of gaming, the evocative books that push the envelope. Secondly, I’m not particularly affluent, to say the least and want to reward the publishers that do send me their books. Well, I obviously *HAVE* to get the […]

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  • Starfall Okay, this plug-in for Iron Gods…wait. Scratch that. This is basically no plug-in, it’s a damn huge expansion. Starfall clocks in at 76 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover,  leaving us with 69 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 13th level characters, who should, in the process of this module, gain about 1.5 levels worth of XP. The pdf provides two technological items, the photon pistol (with stun and kill-settings) and the radiation suit and sports, creature-wise, the toadhemoth, which would be a CR 14 variant of the froghemoth. A mythic creature, the Qomok, first […]

    Starfall

    Starfall Okay, this plug-in for Iron Gods…wait. Scratch that. This is basically no plug-in, it’s a damn huge expansion. Starfall clocks in at 76 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of introduction, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover,  leaving us with 69 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 13th level characters, who should, in the process of this module, gain about 1.5 levels worth of XP. The pdf provides two technological items, the photon pistol (with stun and kill-settings) and the radiation suit and sports, creature-wise, the toadhemoth, which would be a CR 14 variant of the froghemoth. A mythic creature, the Qomok, first […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Monstrous Humanoids This installment of the Mythic Monster-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction/how-to-use, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As always with the Mythic Monster-series, we begin this installment with a unique piece of supplemental content, this time around, a template to create tauric creatures at CR +1, including a condensed mice-statblock of a Gworg (goblin-worg-hybrid) and an improved, mythic version of the template.   But you’re here for the monsters, so what do we […]

    Mythic Monsters: Monstrous Humanoids

    Mythic Monsters: Monstrous Humanoids This installment of the Mythic Monster-series clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction/how-to-use, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page inside back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   As always with the Mythic Monster-series, we begin this installment with a unique piece of supplemental content, this time around, a template to create tauric creatures at CR +1, including a condensed mice-statblock of a Gworg (goblin-worg-hybrid) and an improved, mythic version of the template.   But you’re here for the monsters, so what do we […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Undead This installment of Legendary Games’ Mythic Monster series clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages introduction to the product line, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!     We kick in with a short introduction by Jason Nelson before delving into expanded versions of mythic spells related to undead – whether its mythic animate dead, lesser, a new augment for the mythic ghostbane dirge or size changing via sculpt corpse‘s mythic version – the 10 additions are nice and provide even adventure hooks and ideas here and there!   That’s […]

    Mythic Monsters: Undead

    Mythic Monsters: Undead This installment of Legendary Games’ Mythic Monster series clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages introduction to the product line, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!     We kick in with a short introduction by Jason Nelson before delving into expanded versions of mythic spells related to undead – whether its mythic animate dead, lesser, a new augment for the mythic ghostbane dirge or size changing via sculpt corpse‘s mythic version – the 10 additions are nice and provide even adventure hooks and ideas here and there!   That’s […]

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  • Mythic Monsters: Abyssal This installment of Legendary Games’ Mythic Monster series clocks in at a massive 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages introduction to the product line, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short introduction to the matter at hand, we are introduced to an extremely cool introductory text that serves as a frame narrative – essentially a lecture on a newly discovered species of qlippoth, before we are introduced to options available for those who want to conjure forth these antediluvian threats of evil – including a new way with the […]

    Mythic Monsters: Abyssal

    Mythic Monsters: Abyssal This installment of Legendary Games’ Mythic Monster series clocks in at a massive 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages introduction to the product line, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short introduction to the matter at hand, we are introduced to an extremely cool introductory text that serves as a frame narrative – essentially a lecture on a newly discovered species of qlippoth, before we are introduced to options available for those who want to conjure forth these antediluvian threats of evil – including a new way with the […]

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  •   Not all too long ago, TPK Games joined the fray of 3pps and have since evolved into quite an interesting publisher focused on dark themes. Their growth can easily be seen when taking a look at their Infamous Adversary-line, which kicks off with a free one,   Infamous Adversaries: Slogar the Uncaring   This pdf is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages advertisement, and 1 page SRD back cover, leaving 13 pages for Slogar the Uncaring, so, what is he about? After a full-color, one-page artwork of Slogar the half-orc and his zombie-steed daisy-pusher, we get a new short-fiction, Slogar’s statblock (half-orc cleric 8[theologian], btw.) as well as an elaboration of his motives […]

    TPK Games’ Infamous Adversary-line (Slogar, Cytheria, Ichor, Temerlyth, Raxath’Viz, Ischadra)

      Not all too long ago, TPK Games joined the fray of 3pps and have since evolved into quite an interesting publisher focused on dark themes. Their growth can easily be seen when taking a look at their Infamous Adversary-line, which kicks off with a free one,   Infamous Adversaries: Slogar the Uncaring   This pdf is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 4 pages advertisement, and 1 page SRD back cover, leaving 13 pages for Slogar the Uncaring, so, what is he about? After a full-color, one-page artwork of Slogar the half-orc and his zombie-steed daisy-pusher, we get a new short-fiction, Slogar’s statblock (half-orc cleric 8[theologian], btw.) as well as an elaboration of his motives […]

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