D&D Archive

  • A Day Out at the Executions (5e) The second of Raging Swan Press‘ eventures clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk about, there’s a […]

    A Day Out at the Executions (5e)

    A Day Out at the Executions (5e) The second of Raging Swan Press‘ eventures clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk about, there’s a […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Fraywrack 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!   …wait. Fraywrack, Fraywrack…that wasn’t nominally a Village Backdrop before, right? Indeed! Fraywrack was originally released in the Places of Power-series, but even in its original iteration actually was, well, a village. As such, having the expanded version adhere to the formula regarding presentation makes sense, particularly since the original already pretty much adhered to that standard.   Formally, the supplement has been expanded in the usual way for these second […]

    Village Backdrop: Fraywrack 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Fraywrack 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!   …wait. Fraywrack, Fraywrack…that wasn’t nominally a Village Backdrop before, right? Indeed! Fraywrack was originally released in the Places of Power-series, but even in its original iteration actually was, well, a village. As such, having the expanded version adhere to the formula regarding presentation makes sense, particularly since the original already pretty much adhered to that standard.   Formally, the supplement has been expanded in the usual way for these second […]

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  • Four Nights at the Orc’s Head (5e) The first of Raging Swan Press‘ “Eventures“ (not a typo) clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk […]

    Four Nights at the Orc’s Head (5e)

    Four Nights at the Orc’s Head (5e) The first of Raging Swan Press‘ “Eventures“ (not a typo) clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is an eventure? Well, know how much or modern gaming is about tactics and combat? Now, I LOVE that, I really do. I enjoy brutal combats that are essentially numbers-puzzles. HOWEVER, this has become a very dominant paradigm, to the point where many modules consist solely of such challenges. But roleplaying is more. If you recall some truly remarkable sessions and things your players talk […]

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  • Death Queen & the Life Stone (5e) This module clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It should be noted that these page-numbers are provided for the single page version – there is a double-page spread version (better for e-readers etc.) also included.   Okay, so, this module is very different from my usual fare; it’s not just a supplement provided for the context of Rising Phoenix’ Scarthey setting – it’s actually a module designed to work as a GM-less solo-adventure for a 1st level fighter or cleric. It *can* […]

    Death Queen & the Life Stone (5e)

    Death Queen & the Life Stone (5e) This module clocks in at 30 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It should be noted that these page-numbers are provided for the single page version – there is a double-page spread version (better for e-readers etc.) also included.   Okay, so, this module is very different from my usual fare; it’s not just a supplement provided for the context of Rising Phoenix’ Scarthey setting – it’s actually a module designed to work as a GM-less solo-adventure for a 1st level fighter or cleric. It *can* […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Village Backdrop: Don Galir (5e) This installment of the Village Backdrop-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This village can be found in the duchy of Ashlar that also serves as a backdrop for many of Raging Swan Press cool offerings, including the Gloamhold mega-dungeon; to be more precise, what we have here, is the last dwarven hold in the region, situated right under Wellswood. As usual for Raging Swan Press supplements, adapting this location to your own game should not be an issue – it is a pretty easy […]

    Village Backdrop: Don Galir (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Don Galir (5e) This installment of the Village Backdrop-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This village can be found in the duchy of Ashlar that also serves as a backdrop for many of Raging Swan Press cool offerings, including the Gloamhold mega-dungeon; to be more precise, what we have here, is the last dwarven hold in the region, situated right under Wellswood. As usual for Raging Swan Press supplements, adapting this location to your own game should not be an issue – it is a pretty easy […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e) The 5e-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll 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!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via ability score checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. The DCs of checks throughout have been properly adjusted for 5e’s bounded accuracy paradigm, and the marketplace section has […]

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e) The 5e-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll 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!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via ability score checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. The DCs of checks throughout have been properly adjusted for 5e’s bounded accuracy paradigm, and the marketplace section has […]

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  • Book of Heroes: Heroic Fighter Archetypes (5e) (Priority Review) This installment of the Book of Heroes-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 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.   As you could deduce from the cover, this book contains a new slew of martial archetypes for the fighter, so what do we get? Well, the first would be the knowledge guardian, who gets to choose two skills chosen from Arcana, History, Investigation, Nature and Religion, gaining proficiency […]

    Book of Heroes: Heroic Fighter Archetypes (5e) (Priority Review)

    Book of Heroes: Heroic Fighter Archetypes (5e) (Priority Review) This installment of the Book of Heroes-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, 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.   As you could deduce from the cover, this book contains a new slew of martial archetypes for the fighter, so what do we get? Well, the first would be the knowledge guardian, who gets to choose two skills chosen from Arcana, History, Investigation, Nature and Religion, gaining proficiency […]

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  • Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request) This module covers 50 pages, with two additional pages devoted to the Lands of Lunacy character sheet for OSR and 5e, respectively; this page count already excludes front- and backend matter and editorial. My review is based on the hardcover version of the module. I do not own the electronic iteration. The hardcover does not have the name on the spine, in spite of sufficient space, but considering the striking, white cover and art-direction of the book, it stands out on the shelf.   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, and as such was moved up in my reviewing queue.   I’d like to ask something of you: […]

    Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request)

    Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request) This module covers 50 pages, with two additional pages devoted to the Lands of Lunacy character sheet for OSR and 5e, respectively; this page count already excludes front- and backend matter and editorial. My review is based on the hardcover version of the module. I do not own the electronic iteration. The hardcover does not have the name on the spine, in spite of sufficient space, but considering the striking, white cover and art-direction of the book, it stands out on the shelf.   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, and as such was moved up in my reviewing queue.   I’d like to ask something of you: […]

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  • Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e)

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Feigrvidr 2.0 (5e) The 5e-iteration of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Feigrvidr is 15 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 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   If the name of this village does sound like quasi-Norse, there is a reason for that “feigr” refers to “near death” and has connotations with Odin’s trances; “viðr” means wood – and indeed, this village would make a perfect addition to a mountainous region: Nestled in the headlands of the forbidding Titan Peaks, Svingal Halfbeard and his renegade band of (mostly) dwarven […]

    Village Backdrop: Feigrvidr 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Feigrvidr 2.0 (5e) The 5e-iteration of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Feigrvidr is 15 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 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   If the name of this village does sound like quasi-Norse, there is a reason for that “feigr” refers to “near death” and has connotations with Odin’s trances; “viðr” means wood – and indeed, this village would make a perfect addition to a mountainous region: Nestled in the headlands of the forbidding Titan Peaks, Svingal Halfbeard and his renegade band of (mostly) dwarven […]

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  • FlexTale Encounter Generator 1.0 (PFRPG/5e) The FlexTale Encounter Generator 1.0 clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages colophon (including backer thanks), 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page information about the studio, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 85 pages of content- 5 of these pages include some explanations of concepts Infinium Game Studios books use, including explanations of boxed text colors, etc. – which are, for this book, less relevant, and probably here for the sake of the book template, and to establish the notion of 4 different general power-levels, as indicated by differently-colored icons. An icon with a red box with white swords indicates the highest level version, while a white one with […]

    FlexTale Encounter Generator 1.0 (PFRPG/5e)

    FlexTale Encounter Generator 1.0 (PFRPG/5e) The FlexTale Encounter Generator 1.0 clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages colophon (including backer thanks), 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page information about the studio, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 85 pages of content- 5 of these pages include some explanations of concepts Infinium Game Studios books use, including explanations of boxed text colors, etc. – which are, for this book, less relevant, and probably here for the sake of the book template, and to establish the notion of 4 different general power-levels, as indicated by differently-colored icons. An icon with a red box with white swords indicates the highest level version, while a white one with […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (5e) The supplement depicting the village of Hopespyre, available for the first time for 5e, 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 expanded edition of Hopespyre includes plenty of the things we have come to expect from the series: We get information on local lore, notes on the appearances and dressing habits of villagers, flavor-centric write-ups of key NPCs, some rumors to unearth, etc. The write-up for the village does feature a proper general marketplace section, with price properly adjusted for 5e. One […]

    Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (5e) The supplement depicting the village of Hopespyre, available for the first time for 5e, 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 expanded edition of Hopespyre includes plenty of the things we have come to expect from the series: We get information on local lore, notes on the appearances and dressing habits of villagers, flavor-centric write-ups of key NPCs, some rumors to unearth, etc. The write-up for the village does feature a proper general marketplace section, with price properly adjusted for 5e. One […]

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  • Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) The second adventure in the Brindle-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   So, first things first: This, unlike the previous module in the series, is a dual-system adventure, with stats and rules intended for both OSR and 5e-games; the OSR-rules employed are OSRIC, in case you were wondering. The module is intended for 3-5 character of 4th to 5th level, and it is an old-school module: You can’t just hack and slash through it and hope you’ll live to tell the […]

    Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request)

    Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) The second adventure in the Brindle-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   So, first things first: This, unlike the previous module in the series, is a dual-system adventure, with stats and rules intended for both OSR and 5e-games; the OSR-rules employed are OSRIC, in case you were wondering. The module is intended for 3-5 character of 4th to 5th level, and it is an old-school module: You can’t just hack and slash through it and hope you’ll live to tell the […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Arcmoor (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!   The village of Arcmoor in its 5e iteration is included in its entirety in the Dwellers Amid Bones-adventure, word for word – so if you want this plus the adventure, get that version instead.   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 the civilized races and the orcs of the severed ear […]

    Village Backdrop: Arcmoor (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Arcmoor (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!   The village of Arcmoor in its 5e iteration is included in its entirety in the Dwellers Amid Bones-adventure, word for word – so if you want this plus the adventure, get that version instead.   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 the civilized races and the orcs of the severed ear […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Carillon (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!   You’ll hear Carillon before you see it. You’ll hear its bells, set on top of the bell tower, and arriving, you’ll hear the ever-present chimes ringing in, what many a traveler, would dub a deafening (or at least grating) cacophony. Yet, the folks of Carillon are happy, prosperous people, which reflected in the appearances and dressing habits, which are included alongside the nomenclature.   Apart from the noise, Carillon seems like […]

    Village Backdrop: Carillon (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Carillon (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!   You’ll hear Carillon before you see it. You’ll hear its bells, set on top of the bell tower, and arriving, you’ll hear the ever-present chimes ringing in, what many a traveler, would dub a deafening (or at least grating) cacophony. Yet, the folks of Carillon are happy, prosperous people, which reflected in the appearances and dressing habits, which are included alongside the nomenclature.   Apart from the noise, Carillon seems like […]

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  • Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page designer’s foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so what do we get here? The module is situated in the region around Gloamhold, the Duchy of Ashlar, and the module assumes Dulwich as a starting point, though that settlement is not necessarily required; in fact, it is depicted in a fully functional manner herein, including maps and the like. Even traveling events while on the road are accounted for, and the write up of […]

    Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (5e)

    Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (5e) This module clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page designer’s foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so what do we get here? The module is situated in the region around Gloamhold, the Duchy of Ashlar, and the module assumes Dulwich as a starting point, though that settlement is not necessarily required; in fact, it is depicted in a fully functional manner herein, including maps and the like. Even traveling events while on the road are accounted for, and the write up of […]

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  • The Corwyn Catacombs (5e) The freshman offering by Magnificent Creations clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the adventure; the print copy is saddle-stitched, uses matter paper for the cover and thick, glossy paper inside, and generally feels professional in its presentation. I have also consulted the pdf-version for this review.   Okay, so the module is nominally set on the continent of Tyllia – a part of the continent’s map is included in the appendix, including a table that lists the […]

    The Corwyn Catacombs (5e) (Patreon Request)

    The Corwyn Catacombs (5e) The freshman offering by Magnificent Creations clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the adventure; the print copy is saddle-stitched, uses matter paper for the cover and thick, glossy paper inside, and generally feels professional in its presentation. I have also consulted the pdf-version for this review.   Okay, so the module is nominally set on the continent of Tyllia – a part of the continent’s map is included in the appendix, including a table that lists the […]

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  • Marathon of Heroes (5e) (Patreon Request) This adventure clocks in at 36 pages of content, sans front cover, editorial, etc. My review of the module is based on the softcover; I don’t own the pdf and thus can’t comment on its virtues or lack thereof.   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, who sent me the print version, to be undertaken at my convenience.   This is an adventure for 4-6 5th level characters, and it makes use of the concepts presented in the Lands of Lunacy Campaign Guide. The supplement includes a character sheet, but it should be noted that the skills and the lines to write them down aren’t properly aligned.   Okay, here […]

    Marathon of Heroes (5e) (Patreon Request)

    Marathon of Heroes (5e) (Patreon Request) This adventure clocks in at 36 pages of content, sans front cover, editorial, etc. My review of the module is based on the softcover; I don’t own the pdf and thus can’t comment on its virtues or lack thereof.   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, who sent me the print version, to be undertaken at my convenience.   This is an adventure for 4-6 5th level characters, and it makes use of the concepts presented in the Lands of Lunacy Campaign Guide. The supplement includes a character sheet, but it should be noted that the skills and the lines to write them down aren’t properly aligned.   Okay, here […]

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