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INDEX CARD RPG Core Set
by Todor P.
Publisher: RUNEHAMMER GAMES
Date Added: 05/27/2017 03:57:15
INDEX CARD RPG Core Set Oh, my, how do I even begin... The biggest problem with ICRPG Core is structure - everything is scattered around the book and virtually impossible to look up or find easily, especially in the absence of an index. Very little is codified and named consistently through the text, some things are named arbitrarily, as if they are codified as such, never to appear again under those names. Effort - arguably the system's biggest claim to fame - is just an extra die roll. For a system that wants to streamline and speed up games, turning a single-roll skillcheck against a DC into (likely) multiple checks followed by cumulative effort rolls for tasks that are not damage, simply slows the game down. Even an extended 4E-style skill challenge is likely to entail less rolling that overcoming an obstacle that requires a lot of effort in ICRPG. Effort only makes sense in situations where players are under extreme duress and only then, but it's applied universally across all situations. The ot...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Symbaroum - The Throne of Thorns
by allan p.
Publisher: Jarnringen
Date Added: 05/27/2017 02:00:24
Symbaroum - The Throne of Thorns See my review of the first part of this 'campaign' series. If you are expecting an Enemy Within or Zeitgeist to name a few Campaigns, so far this is not it. Notice that the awards had nothing to do with 'best adventure'. As far as a start of an epic campaign goes - maybe some further playtesting could be in order. Maybe we need one of those [Featured Reviewer]'s to cast an eye over it and not just take the word of some shmuck who has wasted money.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Entartete Kunst
by Kai P.
Publisher: Zoid Enterprises
Date Added: 05/27/2017 00:47:00
Entartete Kunst *As I already stated in the comment section:* **Please do NOT mistake this for a game.** It is not. Or it is the worst game ever. I guess it is some kind of art project or something, at least that would explain why little consumer-maggot-me cannot make sense of it, or even appreciate it one little bit. The best thing about it is the cover. Do you have rules in it? Yes. Will those help you in running a game, are they easy accisble in the text itself, will they help you to prepare or run a game? No, no and no. Just to make it clear: the only statement in the advertisement text that is NOT true is that about "the most significant roleplaying game of your own or any generation". All of the other statements ARE true. Worst of all, it is a pain to read. If you would strip it of the art displayed in it, I guess nobody would be tempted to bother reading the text. So, have a look at the pictures but spare yourself the time. ...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
OGL Horror
by Mattias G.
Publisher: Mongoose
Date Added: 05/26/2017 20:05:04
OGL Horror I'm not going to review the rules part; you're all familiar with d20, love it or hate it, and that's not why I bought it. No, the reason I purchased OGL Horror was to mine it for its **horror rpg advice from Gar Hanrahan** (who, to my knowledge, so far has written four great horror adventures; Black Bag Jobs, Invasive Procedures, Arkham Detective Tales and Zalozhnyi Quartet). And for 5 bucks, that chapter on GM'ing alone is worth buying this book for. "Turning the screw" (pages 181- 203) is one of the best sections on methodical horror game mastering and creative horror story telling I've read, actually. In addition, the two chapters on the use of madness in an horror game and the chapter on supernatural ability and spells (i.e. pages 148-169) are also interesting if you, like me, are only mining the rest of this book for things to scavenge into your own favourite system (...which ought to be Chill 3e, by the way). Anyway, with my limited interest in OGL Horror, what did I thi...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Paradise Lost
by Mattias G.
Publisher: Abstract Nova Entertainment
Date Added: 05/26/2017 19:18:13
Paradise Lost I find the history of **Potter's Lake**, the locales and the folk tales section really good and useful for setting inspirations, and the dramatis personae are not bad either. However, the two scenarios included in Paradise Lost are jokes; the shorter one is about the PC:s getting lost in the corridors of a building... until a police woman lets them out. That's it; nothing happens! The longer one, *Heart of Darkness*, railroads the PC:s to break into a locked dorm at the uni. They will then experience a dystopian vision of the world, and that's it! Back to normal and, yeah, maybe the PC:s will have to dodge campus security, but except for the brief quasi-religious vision nothing really happens! Finally we have the chapter of "the secret history". This ties in with the setting of the Core rules, and I guess your opinion of the one hinges on your opinion of the other. So how do you feel about a campaign backdrop of Jesus, God and Satan having their own conspiracies and plan to fight it...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Hillfolk
by Matthew I.
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Date Added: 05/26/2017 19:13:15
Hillfolk As far as ROLEplaying systems go I don't think you'll find one better. The character creation and dynamic scenes the systems create are so engaging and compelling I have used the system copy paste entirley into my other systems campaigns and my players love it. This system doesn't bother with complicated rules and stats it is simply a shared roleplaying story telling experience pure and simple. Fantastic pick up even for the most stat focused roleplayer if not just to spice up the times they do delve into a bit of deep roleplaying....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Entartete Kunst
by Paul D.
Publisher: Zoid Enterprises
Date Added: 05/26/2017 17:17:33
Entartete Kunst It's just BAD! A F.A.T.A.L.ity on many counts. Being constructive you do get 250 pages to ponder in under 7 meg which is unusal for such works, usually they aren't even assembled well in PDF either

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Dark Starship Corridors
by Lloyd R.
Publisher: Heroic Maps
Date Added: 05/26/2017 17:14:22
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Dark Starship Corridors This is a fantastic set of modular map tiles for use in any sci-fi setting. There's a wonderful variety of pieces, they're all wonderfully rendered, yet free of cluttering detail, and have a consistent high sci-fi aesthetic to the whole set.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
High Guard: Aslan
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Mongoose
Date Added: 05/26/2017 15:27:55
High Guard: Aslan MgT's High Guard: Aslan adds more flexiability to the High Guard construction process for the gearhead that likes more diversity in ships that can be designed.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Referee's Briefing 4: Mercenary Forces
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Mongoose
Date Added: 05/26/2017 15:25:01
Referee's Briefing 4: Mercenary Forces MgT's Referee's Briefing 4; Mercenary Forces is a good product for adding to the mix of possible interactions with players.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Central Supply Catalogue
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Mongoose
Date Added: 05/26/2017 15:22:35
Central Supply Catalogue Overall I like the MgT Central Supply Catalogue since there is a lot of good material to help fill up a ship's locker. The ability to customize many of the products is a bonus.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Adversaries of the Righteous: The Broker and Ifraja the Librarian
by John M.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 05/26/2017 15:04:43
Adversaries of the Righteous: The Broker and Ifraja the Librarian There are two characters on offer here. The first is a Sorcerer with a couple interesting mechanical bits and bobs (new spell and shaping ritual). However, he's ultimately nothing special, and even his best tricks are going to be fairly useless as a challenge for even starting PCs. I don't just mean in combat, here. I mean he's a total pushover and will be a mere speedbump in any contest with a party of Exalted. The second is a generic information broker who stepped out of a generic 80's fantasy novel. He's bland, he comes with no itneresting plot hooks, and his stat block could be created by a novice ST in about ten minutes. He doesn't even have the virtue of neat mechanical bits and bobs. The only challenge he will pose for PCs is the debate about whether to simply beat information out of him, or scare him half to death with a single intimidation roll. To call either of them "adversary" is disengenuous at best. Give these a pass unless you are really hard up for NPC idea...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Tome of Beasts for 5th Edition
by Tobias P.
Publisher: Kobold Press
Date Added: 05/26/2017 15:03:22
Tome of Beasts for 5th Edition Pretty good I found a lot of good monsters in this but it does feel like a lot of them are filler as other reviewers have said. But that doesn't detract any from the quality and care that went into the composition for this tome. Glad I didn't buy it physically or I might have broken my back. My friend said this thing is a TOME.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Malefactor Class: Revised & Expanded (5E/PF)
by Tobias P.
Publisher: Total Party Kill Games
Date Added: 05/26/2017 14:59:36
The Malefactor Class: Revised & Expanded (5E/PF) Pretty good supplemental for 5e, thought I didn't really get to read the entire thing yet. I can't wait for more good supplementals. So far we just have the core books and a ton of pre written campaigns which is a little unfortunate save for the lazy DM.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Adventurers!
by David R.
Publisher: GRAmel
Date Added: 05/26/2017 14:58:31
Adventurers! Perfect for convention gaming and a mini campaign with the gang. The system will let you play lots of genres and tell solid stories.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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