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Star Log.EM-015: Skinwalker
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 06/12/2018 06:37:40
Star Log.EM-015: Skinwalker An Endzeitgeist.com review This installment of the Star Log.EM-series clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! We begin with a brief introduction to the subject matter at hand before getting a detailed depiction of the Skinwalker races, including a physical description, notes on their home world and the like – and indeed, the race’s history in the Xa-Osoro system is rather amazing: When Blood Space seeped into Eogawa’s atmosphere, the non-native population of the moon was turned into frothing lycanthropes…and yet, by some miracle, those infected while pregnant gave birth to skinwalkers, rising from savagery courtesy of vanara aid! A young race defined by the culture into which they’re birthed, we get notes on different skinwalker relations and yes, as such a young species, they have adventuring pretty much hardcoded into their DNA. Minor nitpick: No “Playing as…”-section is provided. Vi...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
A Thousand Dead Babies
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Zzarchov Kowolski
Date Added: 06/12/2018 06:36:04
A Thousand Dead Babies An Endzeitgeist.com review The second of Zzarchov Kowolski’s self-published dual-format NGR/OSR-adventures clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This review was requested by my patreons. So, let’s talk about the pink elephant in the room first. The title is basically a gigantic trigger warning. This module is NOT about killing infants or the like, quite to the contrary. However, it deals with a really sadistic, high-impact conundrum that involves, well, babies. If infanticide by bad guys and the like are not something your group can handle, then don’t even bother. It goes without saying that this module needs to be handled with care, and that it is NOT for everyone. Genre-wise, this is really gritty, really, really *DARK* dark fantasy, so the title, ultimately acts as a deterrent and as a caveat emptor for anyone contemplating getting this. In that way, the title must almos...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Star Log.EM-014: Eldritch Knight
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 06/12/2018 06:33:27
Star Log.EM-014: Eldritch Knight An Endzeitgeist.com review This installment of the Star Log.EM-series clocks in at 6 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 2.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look! All right, after the by now classic introduction, we dive into the rules, though it should be noted that it makes sense to read this, as the design goal here was to encapsulate, in spite of the existence of the soldier-class, the flavor of the classic eldritch knight. The eldritch knight archetype grants additional class features at 2nd, 6th, 9th, 12th and 18th level. At 2nd level, we have spell critical, which is a special critical hit effect that you can use instead of that of the weapon. When confirming a crit, you may cast a spell as a swift action, which must include the target among those affected. This does not provoke an attack of opportunity. This is problematic in as much as that the spell does not state a maximum casting time, which is not exactly a smart me...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
IRON HEART Complete Set [BUNDLE]
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: RUNEHAMMER GAMES
Date Added: 06/12/2018 05:34:21
IRON HEART Complete Set [BUNDLE] I was skeptical about Iron Heart when I saw that it was a 'draw a card; play a card' game. However after a few games under my belt, I have to admit it is a really good game. Pros 1) The primary mechanic keeps the learning curb low. Allowing people who're not familiar with designer games to have a firm understanding of what's going on at all times. 2) The special abilities allow for some lite tactics and introduces enough differences in kinds to give each card a bit of flavor and allow them to feel different enough to keep me both interested and invested in the game. 3) Iron Hearts resolves it's interplay conflict resolution (in the form of attack and defending) with dice. This mechanic appeals to me as it makes every conflict exciting. 4) While there is little offered in the ways of dice control. Some cards allow a level of dice meditation. Cons 1) Iron Hearts resolves it's interplay conflict resolution with dice. If you don't like losing because of a bad die roll, this g...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
An Adventurer's Guide to Eberron (3.5)
by Shawn I.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 06/11/2018 21:06:12
An Adventurer's Guide to Eberron (3.5) This is a fairly good introduction to the Eberron campaign setting that's system-neutral, perfect for 5th Edition GMs looking for a beginning framework to run a game in this awesome setting, as well as being a stylish introduction for their players. My only problem with the book is the authors' strange aversion to compound sentences. The whole book gives off this vibe that it wasn't written by WotC designers, but by one of their 9-year-old children tasked with reading Keith Baker's campaign setting book and writing a book report on it....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
B1-9 In Search of Adventure (Basic)
by Thaddeus M.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 06/11/2018 16:41:27
B1-9 In Search of Adventure (Basic) This review is exclusively for the print on demand softcover book ordered on June 5, 2018. Print quality is identical in appearance to the current .pdf file. slightly blurry and not crisp. Completely servicable and useable but not as crisp as the orginal. Print has a faded grey color to it not the bold black of the orginial. Maps are serviceable with bluring and a hazy halo around numbers, this is also exhibited on page numbers throughout the book. All in all a very useable play copy that could benefit from a better quailty source scan. ...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Adventurers! Revised Kickstarter Edition
by James C.
Publisher: GRAmel
Date Added: 06/11/2018 16:27:48
Adventurers! Revised Kickstarter Edition I have purchased this and a number of the settings for Adventurers! here on DriveThruRPG, and have enjoyed them to the extent that I also went to the trouble of finding and purchasing softcover editions of Adventurers! Core and Adventurers! Fantasy. As an old grognard (Gm'd my first games in the mid-70s), I enjoy its nostalgic, rules-light approach; but as a contemporary gamer I appreciate that, while simple and streamlined, the system is classless and anything but simplistic; and am amazed and delighted at how flexible, scaleable, and eminently hackable the whole system manages to be. Just a truly impressive achievement all around....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey
by David D.
Publisher: Alluria Publishing
Date Added: 06/11/2018 15:25:36
Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey Personally being a fan of fey creatures, coupled to the fact of being the kind of gamemaster who is of opinion one can never have enough different mobs to throw toward players in a multiverse campaign, I bought a printed copy of 'Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey Realm'. The buyer get a lot of interesting fey creatures, ranging from 1/3 CR toward 21 CR, accompanied with high quality artwork of the different creatures in a beautiful matching color palette. You not get only the full stats and the pictures, but you get also information what drives each creature to get a better insight of them. Further, the booklet also contains 2 pages with GM's reference (keys to playing the fey & gamemaster hooks for low-, mid-, and high levels) and 1 page with magic items. Layout and editing are top-notch. Everything said that needed to be said, this creature book is of a noticeable high standard on many levels and a must have for any GM. Verdict: 'Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey Realm' is well deserved wor...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
C20 Ready Made Characters
by Andrzej S.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 06/11/2018 13:31:50
C20 Ready Made Characters I felt like I was reading a caricature of some social justice RPG made by /pol/. But the fact that the writers were serious about it makes it only worse. I regret every cent put into it.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Misspent Youth 1.2
by Tomer G.
Publisher: Robert Bohl Games
Date Added: 06/11/2018 12:45:41
Misspent Youth 1.2 I recently played this as a one shot at my local game convention. We had one person as Authority, and 2 players. As a big fan of build-at-the-table worlds and games, I very much enjoyed our game, but importantly: how this specific game leads you through the most important aspects of collaboratively creating that fiction. I feel like there is a great amount of solid design in pinpointing what is important in creating the world, the authority, and the characters (their stuggles, as well as their personality as it relates to the story and how it can change - more so than just a number of stats). I was also very pleasantly surprised with how well structured the scene framework is. Very light-touch story prompts that can be used to tell such a great variety of narratives, but lends itself to the style of story we're trying to tell here, providing an in-bulit pacing mechanism around the scene types provided. And then there are mechanics which are basically a sort of "craps" dice game, ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDAL07-06 Fester and Burn (5e)
by Jason P.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 06/11/2018 12:09:59
DDAL07-06 Fester and Burn (5e) I've run it three times now, and eact time has solidified how much I like this adventure. The combats are short and brutal, the puzzle elements are interesting, and there's some good set-up for the next two adventures. I feel like the section with Crackle could've been expanded a bit, but this is otherwise a stellar entry.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
D6xD6 RPG Baker Street Irregulars
by JOHN W.
Publisher: Popcorn Press
Date Added: 06/11/2018 10:15:57
D6xD6 RPG Baker Street Irregulars This setting truly has the feel of a Sherlock Holmes novel. Trust me, I'd know. ;)

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeon Crawl Classics #12: The Blackguard's Revenge
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Goodman Games
Date Added: 06/11/2018 08:41:55
Dungeon Crawl Classics #12: The Blackguard's Revenge Usually, paladins come to the rescue of ordinary folks beset by evil... but what happens when the paladins themselves come under attack? In this adventure, the party comes to *THEIR* rescue! One of the key points in the DM notes (along with the usual overview, wandering monster list and scaling guidance) is mention that this adventure is not your regular delve with a dungeon (or other place) to explore. This is a dynamic setting with lots going on, and the party will have to figure out where they will be most effective - and avoid those places where overwhelming odds would, well, overwhelm them. On to the detailed background, which explains how the current situation arose. Back in ancient times, four paladins established a 'cloister' to become a training centre and sanctuary for paladins, but in time their successors fell out with each other and eventually came to blows - an event known as the Saints' War which ended, as such things do, in tears. But that was long ago, and few de...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
MasterDeck Blank Cards (for MasterBook & Shatterzone)
by Craig H.
Publisher: Precis Intermedia
Date Added: 06/11/2018 06:03:05
MasterDeck Blank Cards (for MasterBook & Shatterzone) Great for when you want to add cards to tailor the Masterdeck for a specific genre or an idea you have for a campaign! The cards can easily be added or switched out for different genres or campaigns to capture a different feel. Same quality as the Masterdeck and subplot/plot development cards also sold on Drivethru. Thanks for making these available!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Everyman Unchained: Bards
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 06/11/2018 04:18:47
Everyman Unchained: Bards An Endzeitgeist.com review The unchained bard clocks in at 27 pages, 1 page of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons. So, the first page, beyond having a brief ToC, summarizes the design-paradigm of this class, and frankly, what’s here sounds feasible – the central focus lies on making the bard more interesting and versatile without requiring archetypes and other modifications, so let’s see how this fellow holds up! The unchained bard gets d8 HD as well as 6 + Intelligence modifier skills per level – here, it should be noted that the skills are presented in a tidy table, as opposed to the usually cluttered skill-block. I really like this, as it makes looking class skills up quicker. Proficiency-wise, we cover light armor, shields (except tower shields) and simple weapons plus longswor...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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