3PP Archive

  • Something Stinks in Stilton (OSR) This module clocks in at 29 pages (laid out in 6’’ by 9’’/A5), already not accounting for front cover, editorial, etc.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the indirect request of my patreon supporters  – more on that below. My review is based on the softcover version, which is a saddle-stitched softcover with pretty solid and thick paper – particularly the covers are more sturdy than I expected from a ‘zine. Why call this ‘zine? Because it is the unnumbered eighth installment of the Undercroft-‘zine.   This module is intended for level 1 – 3 characters (I’d recommend 4-6 characters and a moderately well-rounded party; particularly a specialist/thief should be […]

    Something Stinks in Stilton (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Something Stinks in Stilton (OSR) This module clocks in at 29 pages (laid out in 6’’ by 9’’/A5), already not accounting for front cover, editorial, etc.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the indirect request of my patreon supporters  – more on that below. My review is based on the softcover version, which is a saddle-stitched softcover with pretty solid and thick paper – particularly the covers are more sturdy than I expected from a ‘zine. Why call this ‘zine? Because it is the unnumbered eighth installment of the Undercroft-‘zine.   This module is intended for level 1 – 3 characters (I’d recommend 4-6 characters and a moderately well-rounded party; particularly a specialist/thief should be […]

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  • Dungeon Age: Solomon’s Screaming Tomb (5e) This module clocks in at 43 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of introduction/editorial/SRD, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so this module is situated in a desert area, and it is intended for a party of characters ranging from levels 5 to 7. I’d suggest the usual 4-6. A general overview map of the region is provided (sans scale), but on a plus-side, the module does come with…(mostly) player-friendly maps! The 9 rooms of the tomb all get their own one-page versions, sport grids, but no scale, and an overview map is also provided for the GM. While labels are on the maps, in […]

    Dungeon Age: Solomon’s Screaming Tomb (5e)

    Dungeon Age: Solomon’s Screaming Tomb (5e) This module clocks in at 43 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of introduction/editorial/SRD, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so this module is situated in a desert area, and it is intended for a party of characters ranging from levels 5 to 7. I’d suggest the usual 4-6. A general overview map of the region is provided (sans scale), but on a plus-side, the module does come with…(mostly) player-friendly maps! The 9 rooms of the tomb all get their own one-page versions, sport grids, but no scale, and an overview map is also provided for the GM. While labels are on the maps, in […]

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  • A Brief Obituary for Throne of Night It’s been 7 years on the day, so since this has been asked time and again:   I will not review Throne of Night’s first two modules.   No idea what that is? Well, at one point, out of nowhere, an author called Gary McBride, talented and creative, came – he penned a phenomenal evil AP that holds up really well, and that met with nigh-universal acclaim and love. Way of the Wicked is an incredibly good campaign, and the author quickly became popular among fans and publishers. Heck, he also contributed to the excellent adventure anthology Heart of the Razor, released by Frog God Games.   His second AP was to be […]

    A Brief Obituary for Throne of Night

    A Brief Obituary for Throne of Night It’s been 7 years on the day, so since this has been asked time and again:   I will not review Throne of Night’s first two modules.   No idea what that is? Well, at one point, out of nowhere, an author called Gary McBride, talented and creative, came – he penned a phenomenal evil AP that holds up really well, and that met with nigh-universal acclaim and love. Way of the Wicked is an incredibly good campaign, and the author quickly became popular among fans and publishers. Heck, he also contributed to the excellent adventure anthology Heart of the Razor, released by Frog God Games.   His second AP was to be […]

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  • The Black Spot (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so I believe I need to provide at least a brief history lesson: This module was originally penned as part of the epic project of the Frog God Games crew, Lou Agresta, and several other talented people saving a notorious piece of vaporware, namely Nick Logue’s magnum opus Razor Coast, from oblivion; this module was originally part of […]

    The Black Spot (5e) (Patreon Request)

    The Black Spot (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so I believe I need to provide at least a brief history lesson: This module was originally penned as part of the epic project of the Frog God Games crew, Lou Agresta, and several other talented people saving a notorious piece of vaporware, namely Nick Logue’s magnum opus Razor Coast, from oblivion; this module was originally part of […]

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  • Terrors from the Id: The Book of Psionic Horror This supplement clocks in at 40 pages,1  page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this book with new class options for psionic classes, which include new tricks for the Path of War class Zealot (from path of War Expanded) as well, so let’s start here: Zealots get 4 new convictions. One  lets the zealot, as a free action, take sanity damage of up to his Charisma modifier, regaining an expended maneuver for every point of sanity damage taken. Sans sanity […]

    Terrors from the Id: The Book of Psionic Horror

    Terrors from the Id: The Book of Psionic Horror This supplement clocks in at 40 pages,1  page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages introduction, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page blank, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this book with new class options for psionic classes, which include new tricks for the Path of War class Zealot (from path of War Expanded) as well, so let’s start here: Zealots get 4 new convictions. One  lets the zealot, as a free action, take sanity damage of up to his Charisma modifier, regaining an expended maneuver for every point of sanity damage taken. Sans sanity […]

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  • Star Log.Deluxe: Core Species Reforged (SFRPG) This supplement clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief introduction, we begin with the reforged base engine, for buying ability scores works slightly differently:   Write down all 6 ability scores, and put 10 next to them. You get an ability boost, which you assign and can’t reassign sand a mnemonic editor or the like, and add 2 points to the ability score. You can also choose a […]

    Star Log.Deluxe: Core Species Reforged (SFRPG) (Priority Review)

    Star Log.Deluxe: Core Species Reforged (SFRPG) This supplement clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief introduction, we begin with the reforged base engine, for buying ability scores works slightly differently:   Write down all 6 ability scores, and put 10 next to them. You get an ability boost, which you assign and can’t reassign sand a mnemonic editor or the like, and add 2 points to the ability score. You can also choose a […]

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  • Heritage Composer (TinyD6) This massive book clocks in at 112 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 107 pages of content, laid out for booklet-size (6’’ by 9’’/A5), so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my supporters.   So, what does this do? Essentially, this is a DIY-heritage composer, which has assembled a total of 125 Heritage Traits (partially compiled, partially new) and categorized them in 5 different tiers of power, differentiated by the number of base Hit Points the Heritage starts with. This range usually spans 8 to 4 HP. Nice: The book is […]

    Heritage Composer (TinyD6) (Patreon Request)

    Heritage Composer (TinyD6) This massive book clocks in at 112 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 107 pages of content, laid out for booklet-size (6’’ by 9’’/A5), so let’s take a look!   This book was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my supporters.   So, what does this do? Essentially, this is a DIY-heritage composer, which has assembled a total of 125 Heritage Traits (partially compiled, partially new) and categorized them in 5 different tiers of power, differentiated by the number of base Hit Points the Heritage starts with. This range usually spans 8 to 4 HP. Nice: The book is […]

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  • Pathways #78 (PFRPG/5e) This installment of the FREE Pathways-zine clocks in at 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 15 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I usually don’t review Pathways any more, since it’s, you know, FREE, and pretty well-known, but one of my patreon supporters asked me to cover the magazine as a prioritized review, so here goes!   After Dave Paul’s well-written introduction, we kick off this issue with the Labyrinth Lord template, penned by Wren Roy. No, this does not change your creature to the OSR-rules set – instead, it is a CR +2, representing a creature […]

    Pathways #78 (PFRPG/5e) (Priority Review)

    Pathways #78 (PFRPG/5e) This installment of the FREE Pathways-zine clocks in at 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page editorial, 15 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, I usually don’t review Pathways any more, since it’s, you know, FREE, and pretty well-known, but one of my patreon supporters asked me to cover the magazine as a prioritized review, so here goes!   After Dave Paul’s well-written introduction, we kick off this issue with the Labyrinth Lord template, penned by Wren Roy. No, this does not change your creature to the OSR-rules set – instead, it is a CR +2, representing a creature […]

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  • Monsters of Porpyhra III (Porphyra RPG) This massive bestiary clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC (by letter – smart!), 2 pages of alphabetic monster list, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 248 pages of monsters, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so a few things first: The book provides a list by monster subtype, by monster type, by environment and by challenge rating – in short, combined with aforementioned ToC and alphabetic list, handling the book is simple and painless. That might sound like a small […]

    Monsters of Porpyhra III (Porphyra RPG) (Priority Review)

    Monsters of Porpyhra III (Porphyra RPG) This massive bestiary clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC (by letter – smart!), 2 pages of alphabetic monster list, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 248 pages of monsters, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so a few things first: The book provides a list by monster subtype, by monster type, by environment and by challenge rating – in short, combined with aforementioned ToC and alphabetic list, handling the book is simple and painless. That might sound like a small […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (OSR) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (OSR)

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (OSR) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (PF2) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (PF2) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (5e) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (5e) This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0

    Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   Know then, young prince, that in the days of yore, when Atlantis had first sunken into the seas, there was a place called Macrimei, situated amid windswept hills in colder climes, where ruins howl of ages long past, its populace descendants of a once glorious culture, now reduced to a state that is but a shade of their former glory; a place where once towers of ivory pierced the sky, […]

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  • Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Shuttle (SFRPG) This installment of the Series of pdfs that provides fully operational spaceships for your SFRPG-game clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial and SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon-supporters.   After the awesome and massive frigate, we have a regular-sized ship type this time around, which comes, as always, in multiple different iterations. The base shuttle is a tier 1 Small shuttle with S6 thrusters and an Arcus Light power core. The ship has a basic computer, signal basic hyperdrive, an […]

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Shuttle (SFRPG) (Priority Review)

    Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Slavern Shuttle (SFRPG) This installment of the Series of pdfs that provides fully operational spaceships for your SFRPG-game clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial and SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon-supporters.   After the awesome and massive frigate, we have a regular-sized ship type this time around, which comes, as always, in multiple different iterations. The base shuttle is a tier 1 Small shuttle with S6 thrusters and an Arcus Light power core. The ship has a basic computer, signal basic hyperdrive, an […]

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  • Book of Heroes: Fearless Barbarian Paths (5e) (Priority Review) This supplement clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, so the second Book of Heroes-installment provides 8 new barbarian primal paths, with the Path of the Frozen Fury being the first….and it’s a rather interesting one: When you’re raging, you emit cold, and creatures that are within 5 feet of you at the end of your turn take 1d6 cold […]

    Book of Heroes: Fearless Barbarian Paths (5e) (Priority Review)

    Book of Heroes: Fearless Barbarian Paths (5e) (Priority Review) This supplement clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, so the second Book of Heroes-installment provides 8 new barbarian primal paths, with the Path of the Frozen Fury being the first….and it’s a rather interesting one: When you’re raging, you emit cold, and creatures that are within 5 feet of you at the end of your turn take 1d6 cold […]

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  • Gray Dawn Manor (5e) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover/editorial/ToC, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, what is this? Well, this is billed as an introductory module for a 5e-campaign focusing on “gothic and survival horror”, which is a genre I really like. The module is intended for 3-5 characters of levels 1st -2nd. But before we take a look at the module, we should talk about the supplemental content advertised.   The first of these would be a new sorcerous origin, the blood mage. At 1st level, you can […]

    Gray Dawn Manor (5e) (Patreon Request)

    Gray Dawn Manor (5e) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover/editorial/ToC, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, what is this? Well, this is billed as an introductory module for a 5e-campaign focusing on “gothic and survival horror”, which is a genre I really like. The module is intended for 3-5 characters of levels 1st -2nd. But before we take a look at the module, we should talk about the supplemental content advertised.   The first of these would be a new sorcerous origin, the blood mage. At 1st level, you can […]

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  • The House of Red Doors (DCC) This module clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page backer/playtester-thanks, 1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, 1 page blank, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The print-version sports only one page advertisement, in case you were wondering.   This module was moved up in my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a print copy of the adventure. My review is mostly-based on the perfectbound softcover, but I also consulted the pdf-version.   So, first of all, what is this? Well, it’s a 1-on-1 0-level funnel for one player, 2-4 characters. It is, this, a pretty good fit […]

    The House of Red Doors (DCC)

    The House of Red Doors (DCC) This module clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page backer/playtester-thanks, 1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, 1 page blank, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The print-version sports only one page advertisement, in case you were wondering.   This module was moved up in my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a print copy of the adventure. My review is mostly-based on the perfectbound softcover, but I also consulted the pdf-version.   So, first of all, what is this? Well, it’s a 1-on-1 0-level funnel for one player, 2-4 characters. It is, this, a pretty good fit […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (PF2) This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series, available for the first time in PF2, is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s nice little marketplace section has been properly adjusted for PF2, and we get the classic notes for villager appearances, dressing habits and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore. I’d have liked to see the rumors perhaps integrate a bit better with PF2’s (critical) success/failure […]

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (PF2) This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series, available for the first time in PF2, is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s nice little marketplace section has been properly adjusted for PF2, and we get the classic notes for villager appearances, dressing habits and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore. I’d have liked to see the rumors perhaps integrate a bit better with PF2’s (critical) success/failure […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (5e) This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s nice little marketplace section has been properly adjusted for 5e, and we get the classic notes for villager appearances, dressing habits and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore, with the checks properly adjusted.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and their […]

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 (5e) This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s nice little marketplace section has been properly adjusted for 5e, and we get the classic notes for villager appearances, dressing habits and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore, with the checks properly adjusted.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and their […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s original settlement statblock was, oddly, cut, but the revised version does come with a nice little marketplace section as well as the classic notes for villager appearances, dresses and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and […]

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0

    Village Backdrop: Bleakflat 2.0 This expanded version of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   The settlement’s original settlement statblock was, oddly, cut, but the revised version does come with a nice little marketplace section as well as the classic notes for villager appearances, dresses and nomenclature. As always, we receive 6 whispers and rumors that help keep the PCs on their toes/drive along proceedings and village lore.   Cartography is provided by the expert skills of Maciej Zagorski. Notable locations include various families and […]

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  • Acquisitions Incorporated (5e) (Priority Review) This book clocks in at 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 220 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, first of all, some context: Acquisitions Incorporated seems o be a phenomenon of sorts that has gone entirely over head. Until this book showed up on my virtual desk, I wasn’t aware of it being a thing, as a result, I started researching it. As such, I researched it, and […]

    Acquisitions Incorporated (5e) (Priority Review)

    Acquisitions Incorporated (5e) (Priority Review) This book clocks in at 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 220 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters.   So, first of all, some context: Acquisitions Incorporated seems o be a phenomenon of sorts that has gone entirely over head. Until this book showed up on my virtual desk, I wasn’t aware of it being a thing, as a result, I started researching it. As such, I researched it, and […]

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  • Tyranny of the Black Tower (OSR) This module clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 pages, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   This module is intended for characters level 3 – 5, and while no numbers are given, I’d recommend around 6 players for it. The module uses the Swords & Wizardry rules, and adaptation to other OSR- rules is pretty simple; there are a few deviations regarding formatting S&W’s conventions. Magic items, for example, are not properly depicted and are sometimes in the […]

    Tyranny of the Black Tower (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Tyranny of the Black Tower (OSR) This module clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 19 pages, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   This module is intended for characters level 3 – 5, and while no numbers are given, I’d recommend around 6 players for it. The module uses the Swords & Wizardry rules, and adaptation to other OSR- rules is pretty simple; there are a few deviations regarding formatting S&W’s conventions. Magic items, for example, are not properly depicted and are sometimes in the […]

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  • Ætherjack’s Almanac #5: More Æthercraft (Troika!) The fifth installment of this series of mini-zinis providing essentially spelljamming rules/rules-conversions for Troika! clocks in at 4 pages – the pages are presented in a broad, landscape style, and can be folded in the middle to make a digest-sized booklet, so it’s more closer to 7 digest-sized pages than 4; the first page of the pdf contains the front cover, as well as supplemental text, while the other 3 each provide a new dogfighting-sized æthercraft.   First of all, the Locksley MK 9 and two of the new æthercraft herein are classified as moon-rat vessels, and glade at maneuver ½, with SR 1. The WNG-F/LC has an enclosed cockpit and twin fire-linked engine-mounted […]

    Ætherjack’s Almanac #5: More Æthercraft (Troika!)

    Ætherjack’s Almanac #5: More Æthercraft (Troika!) The fifth installment of this series of mini-zinis providing essentially spelljamming rules/rules-conversions for Troika! clocks in at 4 pages – the pages are presented in a broad, landscape style, and can be folded in the middle to make a digest-sized booklet, so it’s more closer to 7 digest-sized pages than 4; the first page of the pdf contains the front cover, as well as supplemental text, while the other 3 each provide a new dogfighting-sized æthercraft.   First of all, the Locksley MK 9 and two of the new æthercraft herein are classified as moon-rat vessels, and glade at maneuver ½, with SR 1. The WNG-F/LC has an enclosed cockpit and twin fire-linked engine-mounted […]

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  • Ætherjack’s Almanac #4: Shellfolx and Spheresailing (Troika!) The fourth of the pamphlet-style zinis dealing with spherejamming in Troika! once more clocks in at 2 pages, with half of one of those pages devoted to the cover image; once more, printing this and folding it in the middle is the intended use, so it’d be most prudent to think of this as a 3-page pdf suited for A5/6’’ by 9’’.   So, what are shell persons? Well, they are a new background of people with a bad immune system, which starts with a small golden barge, a megacredit student/ship loan debt and an autostell drone, as well as a variety of suitable skills. The background states that the character is encased […]

    Ætherjack’s Almanac #4: Shellfolx and Spheresailing (Troika!)

    Ætherjack’s Almanac #4: Shellfolx and Spheresailing (Troika!) The fourth of the pamphlet-style zinis dealing with spherejamming in Troika! once more clocks in at 2 pages, with half of one of those pages devoted to the cover image; once more, printing this and folding it in the middle is the intended use, so it’d be most prudent to think of this as a 3-page pdf suited for A5/6’’ by 9’’.   So, what are shell persons? Well, they are a new background of people with a bad immune system, which starts with a small golden barge, a megacredit student/ship loan debt and an autostell drone, as well as a variety of suitable skills. The background states that the character is encased […]

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  • Divergent Paths: Rajah This installment of the Divergent Paths-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was finally finished because one of my patreon supporters asked me to do so.   Okay, so first of all, this is a class that uses both the Akashic Mysteries and Path of War rules systems, and as such, including the Animus subsystem; as such, it reprints the Tap Animus and Extra Animus feats, and features a table of weapon special abilities in the back. Unless I have miscounted, the pdf features 23 new veils, and a new […]

    Divergent Paths: Rajah (Patreon Request)

    Divergent Paths: Rajah This installment of the Divergent Paths-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was finally finished because one of my patreon supporters asked me to do so.   Okay, so first of all, this is a class that uses both the Akashic Mysteries and Path of War rules systems, and as such, including the Animus subsystem; as such, it reprints the Tap Animus and Extra Animus feats, and features a table of weapon special abilities in the back. Unless I have miscounted, the pdf features 23 new veils, and a new […]

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  • Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request) This book clocks in at 81 pages of content, already disregarding editorial, etc. My review is based on the perfect-bound softcover version, which was sent to me by one of my patreon supporters, with the note to enjoy it, and optionally review it at my convenience, so here we are! I don’t own the pdf-version, so I can’t comment on that one. The softcover is perfect-bound and has its name on the spine, making it convenient to find on the shelf.   In order to properly talk about this book, we need to embark on a brief excursion together: In the beginning of the OSR-movement, Expeditious Retreat Press published what […]

    Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Demonspore – The Secret of the Shrooms (OSR) (Patreon Request) This book clocks in at 81 pages of content, already disregarding editorial, etc. My review is based on the perfect-bound softcover version, which was sent to me by one of my patreon supporters, with the note to enjoy it, and optionally review it at my convenience, so here we are! I don’t own the pdf-version, so I can’t comment on that one. The softcover is perfect-bound and has its name on the spine, making it convenient to find on the shelf.   In order to properly talk about this book, we need to embark on a brief excursion together: In the beginning of the OSR-movement, Expeditious Retreat Press published what […]

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  • Dweller Amid Bones (5e) This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page Gloamhold map, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC/adventure background, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The 5e-iteration of this sidetrek module is based on the Collector’s edition of the original adventure, and as such, includes the village of Arcmoor. The Arcmoor village backdrop is included in its entirety in the module.   Arcmoor as a settlement has its origins steeped in conflict – it is the place where the hero Therald Arcmoor fell, commemorating the final battle between […]

    Dweller Amid Bones (5e)

    Dweller Amid Bones (5e) This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page Gloamhold map, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC/adventure background, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The 5e-iteration of this sidetrek module is based on the Collector’s edition of the original adventure, and as such, includes the village of Arcmoor. The Arcmoor village backdrop is included in its entirety in the module.   Arcmoor as a settlement has its origins steeped in conflict – it is the place where the hero Therald Arcmoor fell, commemorating the final battle between […]

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