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Dark Roads & Golden Hells (Pathfinder RPG)
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Kobold Press
Date Added: 09/03/2015 09:01:44
Dark Roads & Golden Hells (Pathfinder RPG) So you have grown weary of trampling around your campaign world (be it a published one or one of your own invention) and would like to take the party somewhere really different? Then perhaps a jaunt into another plane of existence might be in order... Chapter 1: Lore of the Planes gets straight down to business, starting with philosophical musings about what the planes actually are (as much as you can imagine then a whole lot more, apparently!). To make it a bit more comprehensible, think of them as tangible representations of concepts and ideas. The main ones are based on the alignments - things like Good and Evil, Law and Chaos - but you might find ones for Art or Music, Beauty or Trade... only they come and go as people find different ideas of importance. You also find the souls of those who have finished their mortal existence here, perhaps making their way to the Underworld or onwards to some final destination with a few devout ones being gathered in by the deity they venerated...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Terrors of Obsidian Apocalypse: Haunts (PFRPG)
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: LPJ Design
Date Added: 09/03/2015 03:28:07
Terrors of Obsidian Apocalypse: Haunts (PFRPG) An Endzeitgeist.com review This supplement clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 2 pages form-fillable character-sheets, 1 page mini-monster-sheets, leaving us with 4 pages of haunts, so let's take a look! This pdf provides a collection of haunts, obviously, one ranging from CR 1 to CR 10. The respective haunts follow a nice formatting, with CL, XP-values, CRs etc. being provided alongside a short flavor-text and, obviously, triggers, hp and all required pieces of information. Now haunts constitute one of my favorite innovations that came out of Pathfinder, as a franchise, not as a system - I'll always fondly remember entering Foxglove manor for the first time, with downright brilliant spooks that still are fondly talked about - Richard Pett's inclusion of them and their subsequent way into PFRPG 4 APs later has been a continuous source of joy for the horror-aficionado, though I sure wished more rules actually properly interacted with them. That b...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Mythic Minis 69: Planetouched Feats IV
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Legendary Games
Date Added: 09/03/2015 03:25:37
Mythic Minis 69: Planetouched Feats IV An Endzeitgeist.com review All right, you know the deal - 3 pages - 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let's go! -Armor of the Pit: +2 natural armor; expend a use of mythic power for DR 5/good for tier rounds, scaling up to DR 10/good at 10th tier. -Expanded Fiendish Resistance: Pick a type of resistance you don't have from the elements; you gain resistance 10. Alternatively, increase an existing resistance. Can obviously be taken multiple times. Spend mythic power to transform a resistance into an immunity for tier rounds. The latter power-based trick could have used a bit of future-proofing: Now at this point there is sonic, negative energy etc., with some races and options sporting resistances towards them. Limiting the mythic power expenditure to the energies provided by the feat imho would have made sense. -Extra Elemental Assault: +1/2 tier in rounds granted by Extra Elemental Assault. Use a mythic power as a move action prior to initiating elementa...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Stars Without Number: Free Edition
by Tom D.
Publisher: Sine Nomine Publishing
Date Added: 09/02/2015 20:50:30
Stars Without Number: Free Edition I love the sandbox nature and the easy to utilize rules, however the classes and some of the equipment lists are terribly short or have few choices. The game plays well and again, I love the way the game plays just that it seems too bare bones.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Strange Fruit - A Fifth Edition Adventure
by Christopher S.
Publisher: Critical Hit Publishing
Date Added: 09/02/2015 19:32:58
Strange Fruit - A Fifth Edition Adventure This is what adventure modules should be like. Short, to the point, loosely written, inspirational and beautiful to behold. My favourite low-level module for 5e so far has been the Lost Mine of Phandelver but this definitely climbs up there to hang out with LMoP in my humble opinion.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Gothic Campaign Compendium
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Legendary Games
Date Added: 09/02/2015 02:22:58
Gothic Campaign Compendium An Endzeitgeist.com review This massive compilation of all Carrion Crown-plug-ins clocks in at 256 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC, 1 page dedication/backer-list, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive, huge250 pages of content, so let's take a look, shall we? This book was moved up on my reviewing-queue due to me receiving a hardcover for the purpose of an honest and fair review. So, after a collection of nice introductions by the authors, we dive right into the material presented, so let's begin a short recap, shall we? The carrion crown plug-ins were not only Legendary Games' first line of products - they also, to me, remain one of the most interesting product-lines due to a variety of factors. Of course, over the inception of the line, a variety of feats, class abilities and archetypes have been provided - and, as befitting of a compilation, e.g. the feats now do sport a massive table, rendering the organization pretty simple on the G...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
d20 Modern Core Rulebook (d20M)
by Govi H.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 09/02/2015 01:18:53
d20 Modern Core Rulebook (d20M) As one of the other posters pointed out, this is a scanned and OCR'd edition, NOT the original electronic file. It is being advertised as text searchable, but not all the text has been OCR'd. This means that it is not completely text searchable and it doesn't look anywhere near as good as an original electronic file would. Thanks for taking my money!

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeon World GM Screen
by Rowdy S.
Publisher: Awful Good Games
Date Added: 09/01/2015 19:48:51
Dungeon World GM Screen This is JUST what the doctor ordered. The print quality is excellent and I think the artwork evokes and inspires the game. I really like David's artwork on this. I like how he uses shadow and how he's kept the artwork simple, but interesting. I think this will be very useful for both GMs and players to have Basic Moves (with reference page #s), Equipment Tags, Special Moves and more just a simple glance up from the table. Well worth the money. Nothing is EVER perfect, so 4/5 stars, but I have yet to see a better Dungeon World screen....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Adventure! Rulebook
by Bryon M.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 09/01/2015 19:43:39
Adventure! Rulebook Adventure! is a game of "pulp" high adventure set in the 20's and early 30's. The game wants to hearken the feel of Flash Gordon, Indiana Jones, The Shadow and other cliffhanger serial movies and books. Does the game do this? Is it fun? I'll break it down and show how the game has some strengths and weaknesses that almost pull it off. Layout: First things first, lets get to the PDF layout out of the way. Though this may not be a deal breaker kinda element it can determine ease of use and when having to flip though everything when first starting out can be quite frustrating. Everything is pretty easy to find and reference which is a good thing. The setting is located in the beginning in book 1 and laid out nicely. Book 2 has all the rules and character creation. Again everything is clean and neat and laid out in a logical easy to find fashion. Now the downside. The setting is again set up front and written like you joined a secret order. Some of the notes and typing...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
by ASH L.
Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Date Added: 09/01/2015 18:25:03
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit This book has a ton of good ideas, but the presentation of those ideas was not in a style that I enjoyed reading. The artwork was also a let-down, it has a very raw 'punk' aesthetic that just didn't appeal to me. It just wasn't to my taste. I felt like it was trying a bit too hard to be 'edgy' and 'adult'. It is a pity that the writing and artwork let down the ideas propelling the work; with a little more effort this could have been something truly great. Still, if you are a fan of random tables and like the particular style of art in the book then the ideas here make it worth the price of admission. Any one of the pages in this book has enough ideas to become the seed of a memorable session, and it would have been nice to see those ideas expanded upon. If you are a fan of the anarchic tongue-in-cheek style of books like 'HOL' or 'The Munchkin's Guide to Power Gaming' then you might like this book too, though a lot of the humor is darker. If you are looking for a similar w...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Traveller ROBOTS
by Evyn M.
Publisher: 13Mann Verlag
Date Added: 09/01/2015 16:00:03
Traveller ROBOTS If I had to choose this is the book I would use to build Robots for the Mongoose edition of Traveller.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Compact & Worn Starship Deck Plan 6x6 Tiles
by Andrew T.
Publisher: Inked Adventures
Date Added: 09/01/2015 13:57:59
Compact & Worn Starship Deck Plan 6x6 Tiles This is a beautifully quirky little product that will work ideally with the more humorous sci-fi RPGs like Red Dwarf, Bulldogs, Floating Vagabond, TFOS, Star Riders, etc (the art style would seem to suit these better). Having been primed by the free ship a little while back I was waiting for this to appear and it doesn't disappoint- 12 small small spacecraft to act as shuttles, runabouts or small transports for the spacefarer on a budget, each full of their own individual "character". The "Introduction and Buyer's Guide"is every bit as useful as the deckplans and could lead to a roleplaying session or two by itself. I shall be looking for more products along the same lines, hopefully a larger ship or sci-fi geomorph tiles. Highly recommended....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Exalted: Tale of the Visiting Flare
by Daniel L.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 09/01/2015 13:06:53
Exalted: Tale of the Visiting Flare The art is amazing. The book was extremely high quality in terms of the production that went into it and the printing. The physical copy is well worth the price tag. It's a very entertaining read.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
d20 Modern Core Rulebook (d20M)
by Sean S.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 09/01/2015 09:57:41
d20 Modern Core Rulebook (d20M) The product is advertised as an OEF file, but is a scanned and OCRed file. The only change from the original file I bought in 2009 is the addition of bookmarks.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
In The Company of Gelatinous Cubes (PFRPG)
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rite Publishing
Date Added: 09/01/2015 05:20:32
In The Company of Gelatinous Cubes (PFRPG) This installment of the "In the Company of..."-series clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let's take a look!* So, we begin this pdf, in the tradition of Rite Publishing, with an expertly-written piece of in-character prose: "Glub." The sheer brilliance of this reduction of the conditio pituitae in a manner of linguistic atomization should be considered the ultimate piece of flavor - nowhere else has the sheer courage to express the fundamental truth of an existence been so brilliantly crafted in such a concise way. When the further physical descriptions and society/religious stances of gelatinous cubes are elaborated upon in a repetition of said sequence of letters, duplicated and then, disintegrated beyond guttural sounds, one cannot help but notice the very limitations our own fragile language imposes on communication, rendering the feeble attempts to convey an existence's experiences moot. Within the ab...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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