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Hc Svnt Dracones
by Alice B.
Publisher: Weapons Grade Funk
Date Added: 12/19/2014 02:09:55
Hc Svnt Dracones A superb book all round. The setting is immensely gripping, presenting a well thought out, detailed history alongside its current setting. Hard sci-fi sprinkled with some unsettling otherwordly horror in spots, Corporate rivalry and espionage, the capability for exploration, theres something in here for everyone. The rules themselves are well thought out and fun and a nice escape from your typical d20 or d100 systems. Not to mention, combat not just being "Keep going untill one side is dead". Combat is good in this, but is also not the only thing to do. Characters with no combat skills are completely viable, allowing non-violent campaigns to be easily run too!...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Agents of Oblivion
by David P.
Publisher: Reality Blurs
Date Added: 12/18/2014 23:41:43
Agents of Oblivion Disclaimer: This is from the point of view of someone GMing for the first time. I've played in several Savage Worlds campaigns, and recently decided to try my hand at GMing. I investigated a bunch of different settings material, and Agents of Oblivion (AoO from now on) sounded really promising. Here are my impressions after four sessions (spoiler alert: they aren't positive). I believe AoO fails in two crucial ways: It violates the Fast! Furious! Fun! ethos of Savage Worlds, and Horror and Espionage don't really mix that well after all. These two elements overlap, as I will attempt to explain. Firstly, AoO introduces a whole new set of Gear, Spytech/Special Training, and SUDS (Single Use Devices). Gear is cool new equipment, and Spytech/Special Training/SUDs are basically Edges in the form of physical objects. These items are "purchase" using a new currency called Resource Points. There is also the concept of Data Chips, which are a form of upgrade (can give agents skill upgrades...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Core Rulebook
by Daniel J.
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Date Added: 12/18/2014 23:35:27
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Core Rulebook It's one of the most amazing game with most amazing features of career. I hope they release more of this, into something like 2.5ed. It's a really shame that I couldn't delve more into the world.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
47 Villainous Plots to Ruin Your Party's Day
by Paul S.
Publisher: Blackstone Entertainment, Inc
Date Added: 12/18/2014 22:50:43
47 Villainous Plots to Ruin Your Party's Day I have become a fan of Blackstone Entertainment, Inc. The information contained within is so detailed and sparks the imagination. Keep up the wonderful work and you have gained a customer for life.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Awaken - Quickstart Guide
by Brian R.
Publisher: The Games Collective
Date Added: 12/18/2014 22:17:00
Awaken - Quickstart Guide Well I was Intrigued the moment I read the product description.. So I thus sat down to read what rules were given. Now there's no character creation, but from what I ahve gathered. This is a variant of the old Vampire: The masquerade system. but using D6's. And very simplified. However thats not a bad thing, because it also uses a dynamic system of resolution. The more description the player puts into his actions, the more likely he or she gets a bonus to his dice pool. I would very much like to actually play a session of this game if I ever get the chance. I look forward to seeing more about this game....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Keep on the Borderlands: The Expansion
by Ralph G.
Publisher: Usherwood Publishing
Date Added: 12/18/2014 13:12:03
Keep on the Borderlands: The Expansion Most of the text was in a cursive font, not real cursive. The maps are pretty much what I remembered from the "good old days." Personally, I would have done the text in the "A2like" font and used Print Shop images, so it would look like it was put together on an Apple //E in an attempt to make it seem more "professional" using the technology of the day.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
A Red & Pleasant Land
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Date Added: 12/18/2014 13:10:51
A Red & Pleasant Land I want to say off the bat that when I heard Zak was doing an Alice in Wonderland-ish sort of adventure my expectations were high, but guarded. I have seen Alice done a number of bad ways; mostly ones that relied on a one to one translation between story to game. That is all well and good, but ends up robbing the story of what makes it good and ends up short-changing the player's experience in the game. To be blunt, it's not a D&D adventure. I had reasonable assurances that this would not happen here, I didn't know what sort of thing we would end up with. Also, and I have admitted this many times, I am not a fan of Lamentations of the Flame Princess. But I can say that LotFP and James Raggi do have an amazing art vision and the budget to match and it seems (to me any way) that James leaves people the hell alone and lets them create. You saw that in Zak's last work Vornheim, you can see it Rafel Chandler's "No Salvation for Witches", and you can see it this book as well. While ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay (PDF)
by Ralph G.
Publisher: Small Niche Games
Date Added: 12/18/2014 12:39:16
Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay (PDF) Reminds me of some of the old Judge's Guild stuff, only better. (Remember the old newsprint JG used?) Can't wait to see what SNG comes out with next.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #48: Unique Superscience Artifacts IV
by Eric F.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 12/18/2014 09:27:36
Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #48: Unique Superscience Artifacts IV This issue of Wisdom From The Wasteland continues the previous series of 'Super Science' building guidelines and example for relics and artifacts that are very highly advanced. This issue places a selection of artifacts right in the DM's hands for your old school post apocalyptic campaigns. And the guys a Skirmisher do a very nice job of balancing these items out. But this relics should be very carefully used. Seriously these are high level relics and might easily find their way into a post colony science fictional space based game as well. This is one of my favorite of this particular series of WoW issues and its done with wit as well as style. There are seven high level artifacts and relics that can make your wasteland encounters particularly deadly. These range from the Area to the Splatter Gun and are easily slipped into the background setting of an adventure as mini encounters unto themselves. I can see these items appearing in a multiplicity of post apocalyptic games from a Met...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Demoncall Pit
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Gaming Paper
Date Added: 12/18/2014 09:25:10
Demoncall Pit An Endzeitgeist.com review This module clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let's take a look! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? There we go! The Cellend family has been haunted by a prophecy most dread - according to the premonitions, one of their scions was destined to one day initiate a demonic apocalypse of "opening the worldwound"-level of catastrophe. Unlike many a stereotypical plot like this, though, the family took counter-measures -prohibiting careers as arcane casters, instead focusing on virtue, bringing forth paladins galore over the ages. Alas, as often, the true cause of the prohibition was lost to posterity and thus, Lady Astriel Cellend, born with a superb array of powers, seeks to undo the unjust restriction based on her family - guided by voices she does not understand, she has v...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Secrets of Cats • A World of Adventure for Fate Core
by Drew O.
Publisher: Evil Hat Productions, LLC
Date Added: 12/18/2014 08:50:37
The Secrets of Cats • A World of Adventure for Fate Core The quality of the pdf is what you have come to expect from Evil Hat. Clear text, useful bookmarks and clickable links in the text. This book outlines a world where cats act as the secret guardians of humans against problems both magical and mundane. The magic system in this book is straightforward and integrates easily with the skill system. This setting does assume a large degree of magic in the game, with each player character given 3 magical stunts at no cost (in addition to the standard 3 stunts which are non-magical). This book could easily be adapted to a setting where the magic users are a secret cabal of humans but the cats thing is a pretty cool twist on the idea. Also a fun little bit is the random cat generator in the back of the book. Don't see many of those in Fate so it is novelty. If nothing else, the book provides a bunch of interesting magical and non-magical stunts for players to peruse (I find that players can get hung up on trying to come up with a cool s...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
D&D Rules Compendium (4e)
by Darren P.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 12/18/2014 06:57:51
D&D Rules Compendium (4e) A useful document to have when you can't remember something or are faced with a character wanting to make an unusual/unconventional use of a skill. The artwork is really nice.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
HS1 The Slaying Stone (4e)
by Darren P.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 12/18/2014 06:56:05
HS1 The Slaying Stone (4e) Pretty good actually, my players enjoyed the early parts, especially gaining entry to the town. Some of the other encounters are fun too. Plenty of support material for the DM in here also.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Monster Manual 3 (4e)
by Darren P.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 12/18/2014 06:54:37
Monster Manual 3 (4e) Not bad, some useful additions to creatures that already exist (such as minotaurs and knolls). Some useful new beasties if your MM1 and MM2 are worn out.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Dark Sun Creature Catalog (4e)
by Darren P.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 12/18/2014 06:52:37
Dark Sun Creature Catalog (4e) When you need something new, whether it is set in Athas or not, this is full of new creatures, with some excellent twists on old favourites. I use it all the time to generate opponents. Be afraid, be very afraid... Very nice artwork too. My players all want to be Muls...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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