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Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless $4.00
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Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless
Publisher: Tricky Troll Games
by Thomas B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/10/2018 13:24:20

THE GOOD: I love the premise. I love how much stuff is packed into a tiny book. The Setting Rules are both completely obvious and completely inspired. The inclusion of a random adventure generator is always welcome.

THE BAD: The adventure generator seems a little anemic. Four steps with six options per step. On the other hand, it's not a complicated genre, either. All the art of guys without masks for a setting in which not having a mask is tantamount to suicide is questionable and makes the wrong impression. The book is confused over whether the biker gang is called "The Jackals" or "The Jakals", as it is used interchangeably throughout.

THE SKINNY: I dig this product. I think the art choices could have been better for the setting, and I'd sure like to know if it's "Jackals" or "Jakals", but the good completely outweighs the bad. I'd happily run this for a short campaign (10 or so sessions). Heck, you could probably get a minicampaign out of each enemy faction (and then dump a full government strike force on them after they take the war to the cops). Cool stuff in a small package, with that underground "do it yourself" vibe that's pretty reminiscent of a lot of the great OSR stuff that's come out over the last few years. I bought it. I don't regret it. I'd run it, and happily.

For my full review, please visit https://mostunreadblogever.blogspot.com/2018/06/tommys-take-on-vigilantes-rise-of.html



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless
Publisher: Tricky Troll Games
by Chris B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/01/2018 22:02:54

I rather like this setting. The adventure generator is a bit lackluster, and the first printing had some impressive typos but for the most part, it's a nice modern pulp setting with appropriate rules. I recommend this one.



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Vigilantes: Rise of the Powerless
Publisher: Tricky Troll Games
by Steven W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/30/2017 15:37:19

I just left a review for Fable Hunters, a similar product from the same company, so forgive me if I save some typing time by repeating a few comments.

In 20 odd pages, Vigilantes gives you the skeleton of a modern dark heroes campaign where crime and corruption are running rampant, and a few angry men and women have chosen to fight back. The book provides a brief background, some stat-less archetypes (and as the other reviewer said for Fable Hunters, some stats would be nice) for players, some new edges and flaws, and stats for the bad guys. I particularly like that the book includes a number of stereotypical bad guys, from biker gangs to ninjas to corrupt cops, so that a campaign can have some decent variety of adventures.

I personally am I big fan of the random adventure generators you get in many Savage Worlds games, and this has a good one, but one that I would have liked to have been a bit larger with more entries. At a mere d6 per adventure element, I can see a lot of duplication happening.

Between this and Fable Hunters, I am a fan of this company and this line of products, and will definitely keep my eye out for more campaign setting kits.

Steve W



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Archetypes now feature example builds! Thanks for the feedback!
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