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DDAL05-13 Jarl Rising (5e)
by Daniel L.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 04/24/2017 15:45:49
DDAL05-13 Jarl Rising (5e) Overall, the progression of the story was fine, though a bit forced. The combat seemed a bit weak for the intended party level, but can be adjusted for with minor tweaks. The Optional Challenge was a bit lacking, both in leadup (nothing to this point suggested why the characters would need to do this activity,) and in execution. It seemed tacked-on, especially since the module could be completed without it and still hit the XP max. Not the best module in the season, but does have some redeeming points: this module does tend to run closest to the allotted time of any of the other modules I have done this season. Also, the variety of info giving about the people of Hartsvale allowed for more roleplay opportunities, which was a refreshing change from other modules....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
DDEX2-11 Oubliette of Fort Iron (5e)
by Judd W R.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 04/24/2017 14:33:17
DDEX2-11 Oubliette of Fort Iron (5e) I absolutely loved this module. Straightforward and fun. Very interesting encounters and characters (including the dungeon itself as a character). Nice links to backstory without drowning in it. Easy to tailor if needed for time. There is a minor drawback, which I don't I think is enough to bump it down to a 4-star rating. There's a lot in here, and it's easy to run way over the 2-hour mark. There are 2 roleplay encounters at the beginning; 3 combat encounters; and 3 trap/environmental encounters. That's a ton to pack into a 2 hour module. Now they're mostly pretty simple, and very clearly organized, so that helps. But still, it's a lot -- be ready to cut where necessary if you're on a strict timeline....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
5th Edition Racial Options - Kitsune!
by John W.
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
Date Added: 04/24/2017 13:23:36
5th Edition Racial Options - Kitsune! **DESIGN** Attactive, but relatively basic and not terrible printer friendly. The only significant piece of original art, save for a small picture of oragami, is the cover image and variations thereof. **CONTENT** An interesting array of information, beginning with fluff and crunch on the race its self (+4 subrace variants), then migrating to 3 new feats, a new spell, and 2 new magic items. It will take repeated usage of the material to judge its usefulness and game balance, but it all looks reasonable on first blush. **VALUE** I'd like to see a little more content and / or a slightly more inspired design for the price point, but that's often the case in sub-$5 offerings from indie publishers. **SUMMARY** A decent little piece, well conceived and relatively well executed, that could use some refinement to bring the value more in line with the price point. If the subject matter intrigues you, I doubt you'll be disappointed by the purchase. ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
LotFP Referee Book (old Grindhouse Edition)
by Patrick L. M.
Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Date Added: 04/24/2017 12:35:48
LotFP Referee Book (old Grindhouse Edition) I downloaded LoFP Referee Book for Drivethrough RPG I read some of it and became intrigued enough to print it out. (I am old and find reading text on the computer tedious. So I often print out my PDF's) So I put in some high quality paper and told the printer to print pages 2-98. . . . . . . When I looked at it, there were lines of text missing on every page! These lines are randomly interspersed throughout the text. Sometimes the headings are missing. But none of the text is missing from the pdf. So I downloaded it again. Printed out a page, and the exact same lines were missing from the new dowload! ...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
DDAL05-11 Forgotten Traditions (5e)
by Craig W.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 04/24/2017 11:29:24
DDAL05-11 Forgotten Traditions (5e) This module is great!. While I disagree the final monster is the challenge rating you claim it is due to the add-ons it is great. It challenges you as dm to think how to make it work for characters, but also for characters to step up their game because they have not likely faced something this special.The fact it has a great reward makes more players play it as well thus everyone grows as players! Overall, I look forward to more encounters like this one!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDAL05-10 Giant Diplomacy (5e)
by Craig W.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 04/24/2017 10:46:15
DDAL05-10 Giant Diplomacy (5e) I have throughly enjoyed DM'ing this module. I feel that opportunities for a variety of play styles. A lot of times, we get bogged down in playing, battle or roleplaying.This module allows for battle, puzzles, and skill checks and saving throws non combat related. To have that and under a theme I feel is like a D&D version of Alice in Wonderland, allows for variety. Overall my only criticism is the issue of maybe adding one more encounter since the hobgoblin, goblin encounter didn't give me the variety I felt elsewhere. This however may change the mod time frame so more dependent on that. Myself and my players enjoyed it so much many of them have now been dms for it good times all around....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mesmerists of Porphyra
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
Date Added: 04/24/2017 04:29:25
Mesmerists of Porphyra An Endzeitgeist.com review This pdf clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD (though one has a spell-line from the previous page), leaving us with 35 pages of content. It should be noted that these sport an A5-style (6'' by 9'') booklet-like layout, which allows you to comfortably fit 4 pages on a given sheet of paper if you print them out. After a brief introduction, we begin with the massive assortment of archetypes featured within these pages, beginning with the arcane manipulator, who does not receive any armor or shield proficiencies and suffers from spell failure when using the like. The archetype treats the spells gained as prepared arcane spells rather than psychic spells. The psychic components are replaced with arcane ones - while it is pretty evident which components should be used in this substitution, I do think it would have been prudent to explicitly spell it out. Anyways, the governing attribute would be Int here and the mesmer...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Lunar Knights
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 04/24/2017 04:24:50
Lunar Knights An Endzeitgeist.com review This massive sourcebook clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page used resources (nice for further research!), 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let's take a look! So, this is a lycanthrope sourcebook and as such, we begin with a discussion of both animal and hybrid alternate shapes - and something I personally enjoyed: A lengthy discussion of what happens with the excessive mass that changing shape entails. Potential explanations from classic skin ripping to flesh sloughing off are covered. This may sound weird, but it is something that seriously made me smile - one of Hemlock Grove's few saving graces past season 1's beautiful visuals (that were lost in season 2 and 3) would be the phenomenal, visceral werewolf transformations. A more mystical approach is also mentioned, but as a whole, it is something GMs all too often miss clarifying, when it (like Hemlock Grove's first sea...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Mini-Dungeon #054: Uneasy Rests the Crown'd Head
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: AAW Games
Date Added: 04/24/2017 04:22:49
Mini-Dungeon #054: Uneasy Rests the Crown'd Head An Endzeitgeist.com review This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains...*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map! Yeah, that's pretty amazing! Better yet: GM-friendly version of the jpg's included as well! Since this product line's goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. Got that? Great! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. ... .. . Still here? All right! This is a direct sequel of "Ne'er trust the white wolf's tameness", but works perfectly as a stand...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mini-Dungeon #053: Ne'er Trust The White Wolf's Tameness
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: AAW Games
Date Added: 04/24/2017 04:19:26
Mini-Dungeon #053: Ne'er Trust The White Wolf's Tameness An Endzeitgeist.com review This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains...*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map! Yeah, that's pretty amazing! Better yet: GM-friendly version of the jpg's included as well! Since this product line's goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. Got that? Great! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. ... .. . Still here? All right! This mini-dungeon can be run as a sequel to "Look not with Thine Eyes, but Thine Mind", but works ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Stacked!
by Ryan D.
Publisher: Kunlun Mountain Studios
Date Added: 04/23/2017 23:48:00
Stacked! The premise is great; tarot driven story telling where each player gets a turn to be GM. That really inspires me to run this game. I looked into many tarot decks when I found this game. There are quite a few that could help inspire story. For example, Tarot of the 78 Doors, Steampunk Tarot, Necronomicon Tarot, The Night Sun Tarot, Troth Tarot, Royo Dark Tarot, Parrott Tarot, 78 Whispers In My Ear, etc. It might be a good gateway game for players to GM, similar to Fiasco. But unfortunately the game rules are lacking. It's only 2 pages of rules, and that's nice so you can quickly dive into the game, but it takes multiple reads to make sense of the rules. Terminology is inconsistent or confusing. For example, the phrase "stat point" in the beginning of the document refers to how many dice you roll when using a stat in a task, but then in the rewards section they use "stat point" to mean a factional value of one stat die. And you'll be asking yourself whether special task and special ev...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
The Things We Leave Behind
by Haydn B.
Publisher: Stygian Fox
Date Added: 04/23/2017 18:02:32
The Things We Leave Behind Outstanding! TTWLB is a fantastic collection of beautifully dark modern Cthulhu scenarios. It stays edgy without straying into that 'trying too hard' area you might find in certain other games. I'm hanging for their next publication.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blades in the Dark
by Nawaf M.
Publisher: One Seven
Date Added: 04/23/2017 16:05:00
Blades in the Dark If I could I'd give it 4,5 stars. On first glance, the premise is simple, perhaps even simplistic. Don't let that fool you. If I hadn't had a chance to page through this for free, I wouldn't have given it another glance. I am glad I did get that chance, and I'd strongly suggest the author consider releasing a demo version that showcases more of the mechanics and setting than the current preview available here, which is simply not enough to convey the elegance of this game. I usually prefer systems that have a far stronger focus on mechanics, but I can appreciate a system that is light on them without feeling like it's trying to keep them to a minimum at every turn. The rules are very good at encouraging and empowering players, which I very much like. The world feels like a familiar fantasy world that hasn't been stuck in a medieval age forever but rather advanced technologically and culturally, without becoming a bland version of our real world industrial age. If you're familiar w...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Abandoned Dwarven Hold Great Hall
by darin d.
Publisher: Heroic Maps
Date Added: 04/23/2017 15:07:17
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Abandoned Dwarven Hold Great Hall I printed this one off as a poster map on photo paper and OMG it is just Beautiful!!!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Abandoned Dwarven Hold Corridors
by darin d.
Publisher: Heroic Maps
Date Added: 04/23/2017 15:06:01
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Abandoned Dwarven Hold Corridors I have added this to my collection of the dwarven hold and love the detail of each tile. cant wait to finish mounting them

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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