PF2 Archive

  • Village Backdrop: Fraywrack 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!   …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 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Fraywrack 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!   …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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  • 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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  • Dweller Amid Bones (PF2) This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC (also featuring adventure background), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Dweller Amid Bones is a short module for 5th level characters, and features the entire village of Arcmoor as a kind of village backdrop. The sequence of presentation is clever, as we begin with detailed sample hooks that allow DMs to easily kick off the module in a variety of ways, before we get the adventure kickoff background of Arcwood.   Arcmoor as a […]

    Dweller Amid Bones (PF2)

    Dweller Amid Bones (PF2) This collector’s edition of Dweller Amid Bones clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC (also featuring adventure background), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of pure content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Dweller Amid Bones is a short module for 5th level characters, and features the entire village of Arcmoor as a kind of village backdrop. The sequence of presentation is clever, as we begin with detailed sample hooks that allow DMs to easily kick off the module in a variety of ways, before we get the adventure kickoff background of Arcwood.   Arcmoor as a […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Don Galir (PF2) 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 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Don Galir (PF2) 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: Feigrvidr 2.0 (PF2) 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 outcasts have tracked […]

    Village Backdrop: Feigrvidr 2.0 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Feigrvidr 2.0 (PF2) 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 outcasts have tracked […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (PF2) The expanded 2.0-version (both in system and supplement) of the supplement depicting the village of Hopespyre 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 […]

    Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Hopespyre 2.0 (PF2) The expanded 2.0-version (both in system and supplement) of the supplement depicting the village of Hopespyre 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 […]

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  • Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (PF2) This PF2-conversion of the introductory module clocks in at 35 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 27 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 […]

    Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (PF2)

    Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (PF2) This PF2-conversion of the introductory module clocks in at 35 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 27 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 […]

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  • Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) The second installment of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a priority review at the request of my patreons.   PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary – and as such, I very much welcome what this series brings to the table for the GM. In this supplement, the sub-categories will be Daemons, Demons, Devils, or Religion; non-unique fiends are […]

    Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) (Priority Review)

    Recall Knowledge: Fiends (PF2) The second installment of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 24 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a priority review at the request of my patreons.   PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary – and as such, I very much welcome what this series brings to the table for the GM. In this supplement, the sub-categories will be Daemons, Demons, Devils, or Religion; non-unique fiends are […]

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  • Pathfinder Bestiary (PF2) (Patreon Request) The first bestiary for Pathfinder 2 clocks in at 362 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 3 pages of editorial/ToC, 2/3 of a page SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 352 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters.   First of all, regarding organization, it should be noted that the bestiary includes lists of creatures by level, and a list of creatures by type – the inclusion of these is helpful when navigating the book. Creatures traits, ranging from rarity to sizes, are included, and the book contains 3 rituals, which all deal […]

    Pathfinder Bestiary (PF2) (Patreon Request)

    Pathfinder Bestiary (PF2) (Patreon Request) The first bestiary for Pathfinder 2 clocks in at 362 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 3 pages of editorial/ToC, 2/3 of a page SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 352 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters.   First of all, regarding organization, it should be noted that the bestiary includes lists of creatures by level, and a list of creatures by type – the inclusion of these is helpful when navigating the book. Creatures traits, ranging from rarity to sizes, are included, and the book contains 3 rituals, which all deal […]

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  • Recall Knowledge: Dragons (PF2) (Patreon Request) The first of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page introduction/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 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, I’m a fan of monster lore. I like my critters deadly, and I like it when players are rewarded not for their outgame knowledge, but for actually doing their legwork. As such, PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary. Anyhow, this […]

    Recall Knowledge: Dragons (PF2) (Patreon Request)

    Recall Knowledge: Dragons (PF2) (Patreon Request) The first of the Recall Knowledge-pdfs clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page introduction/editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 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, I’m a fan of monster lore. I like my critters deadly, and I like it when players are rewarded not for their outgame knowledge, but for actually doing their legwork. As such, PF2’s Recall knowledge use of the Lore skill, with its sub-categories, is something I genuinely loved seeing, and which I felt to be curiously absent from the Bestiary. Anyhow, this […]

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  • Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rulebook (PF2) The core rules for the second edition of Pathfinder clock in at 642 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages ToC, ¾ of a page SRD, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 634 ¼ pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, Pathfinder Second Edition. I believe I should first specify where I’m coming from: I’m a huge fan of the first edition. Heck, I’ve reviewed literally thousands of PF1-books. I’ve also spent a lot of time with Pathfinder Playtest, and had complaints regarding that book that rendered me rather conflicted about the second edition.   Opening the second edition’s covers, we […]

    Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rulebook (PF2)

    Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rulebook (PF2) The core rules for the second edition of Pathfinder clock in at 642 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages ToC, ¾ of a page SRD, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 634 ¼ pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, Pathfinder Second Edition. I believe I should first specify where I’m coming from: I’m a huge fan of the first edition. Heck, I’ve reviewed literally thousands of PF1-books. I’ve also spent a lot of time with Pathfinder Playtest, and had complaints regarding that book that rendered me rather conflicted about the second edition.   Opening the second edition’s covers, we […]

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