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DDEX1-09 Outlaws of the Iron Route (5e)
by Greg K.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 02/19/2018 09:02:21
DDEX1-09 Outlaws of the Iron Route (5e) This was the first 5e adventure I played in back in 2014 at a con, DMed by Rodney Thomson. I've since run it as a DM. Both times its been great. The main scenarios (jail visit, assault on bandit camp) allow great opportunities for roleplaying, combat, and overall creative thinking. The key NPCs has just enough detail to let a DM fill them out. I'd have liked to see maybe 1 more sentence each on their personality, but what's there is a good start. The open-endedness might be challenging for newer DMs, but for players, its a great experience even for relative newcomers. I'd recommend 2nd level characters though. Although it is loosly tied to the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, its easy enough to fold it into any campaign. And with minor edits, it doesn't need to even be tied to the Forgotten Realms. As a player Rodney got us through this in our 4-hour slot. As a DM, we had more time, and the party took 5 hours. Even then I omitted the final Orc attack and just had the b...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fantasy AGE Encounters: Children's Crusade
by Robert W.
Publisher: Green Ronin
Date Added: 02/19/2018 08:24:46
Fantasy AGE Encounters: Children's Crusade Definitely a bare-bones approach to encounter design, but that does make it a lot easier to slot into an existing campaign or to personalize. The idea was clever, had emotional content, and didn't involve a single hole in the ground (which is nice, because I already have a million+ adventures that feature a hole in the ground). The material provided is minimal, but cogent to what the game master would need, and it provided about 14 hours of playing time for my group. The adventure balanced nicely between exploration, social interaction and a bit of combat, so that the adults were entertained before the pre-teens got too bored and vice-versa. This was supposed to be nothing but an introduction to the Fantasy Age system, with throw-away characters, and instead my group has bonded with their characters and the NPCs, and want to continue in additional adventures with them. I consider that a win. ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
by Jason M.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 02/19/2018 07:16:56
In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e) A review of the Print On Demand Hardcover: The copy is excellent. Extremely readable, perhaps more so than original printings as the contrast between the background and the text is higher. Images are represtented well, though they're a bit more washed out than original printings. The cover is the only slight disappointment as the image is smaller than the cover and it is framed in black. Same goes with the backcover. However it feels solidly bound and the pages are nice and thick. A great copy if you don't want to shell out the $90 - $100 for a used copy....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Ultimate Dice Tower
by Mark H.
Publisher: Fat Dragon Games
Date Added: 02/19/2018 06:56:51
Ultimate Dice Tower This is a well designed kit. The fit is excellent and customising is easy with the layers options. Anyone that has built a few card models should have no trouble assembling this kit. One thing that would be a nice addition would be to have the various extras, such as the eagle on the front of the tower, available on a single extra sheet to add depth to the tower.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Art Pack For RPG Maps. Over 500 Objects !!!
by Joshua G.
Publisher: Map alchemists
Date Added: 02/19/2018 06:50:15
Art Pack For RPG Maps.  Over 500 Objects !!! This is my second review for a Map Alchemist product. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product, and it's mostly due to price but also the assets you get vs the assets you don't get. The assets Map Alchemist chose to bundle are some obscure, random things. I purchased this expecting to be able to populate my towns & taverns, dungeons & ruins - instead I can very nicely outfit a cemetary. There is only 1 type of bed (fancy queen sized), 1 type of armoire, and maybe a desk. Looking at the actual maps Map Alchemist produces there are literally hundreds of assets that are better, more usuable, and are higher quality. I looked at the weaponsmith map and maybe 10% of those assets are in this bundle. There are a LOT of assets, but 1/3rd of them are duplicates with only a slight color variation. I wanted tables, chairs, shelves, rugs, beds, chests, boxes, etc. I was expecting to get a plethora of items that I have seen on Map Alchemist's maps. When I saw what I got, once again, it'...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Fantasy maps all of map alchemists maps for rpg 's [BUNDLE]
by Joshua G.
Publisher: Map alchemists
Date Added: 02/19/2018 06:32:24
Fantasy maps all of map alchemists maps for rpg 's [BUNDLE] Hey everyone, I recently bought the Map Alchemists map bundle. I thought it was a good deal at 1/2 off. Unfortunately for me (and this could be different from you), I'm quickly realizing this is not the direction I want to go. First and foremost, this review will be more critical and praise. It's to justify the star rating. Overall the company produced and sold what was promised. I hit buy knowing what I was getting - my feelings changed after I looked at them more closely. To me, that does not equal automatic 5 stars. My major problems are these: 1) Some maps (most) are overpopulated with assets and items. The Mine map for example; almost every single tile has some sort of item or obstacle. There are also weapons and treasure and all sorts of things strewn about the maps. As a DM this is frustrating because players will automatically associate those with receiving some sort of award. 2) The grids are on top of all of the assets. I've seen other cartographers who put the grid...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Life and Death Zarth Edition
by Raymond W.
Publisher: D101 Games
Date Added: 02/19/2018 06:28:45
Life and Death Zarth Edition I think Michael T. has a very good point. I also think that this is an excellent open-ended adventure.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
In The Company of Dragons Expanded (PFRPG)
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rite Publishing
Date Added: 02/19/2018 04:40:47
In The Company of Dragons Expanded (PFRPG) An Endzeitgeist.com review The massive expansion hardcover of „In the Company of Dragons“ clocks in at a massive 199 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with194 (!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look! This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons. It was further expedited by me receiving a print copy. All right, so we begin with a massive foreword by Bill Slavicsek, original author of the by now classic Council of Wyrms…and then we dive right in. Okay, usually, I assume a degree of familiarity regarding the “In the Company of..:”-series, mainly, because it is by far the best monster-playing option series out there for any d20-based game. Yes, I’ll stand by that. Since this book is a massive hardcover expansion of the original content, it must be considered to be special. Let us be a bit more in-depth. So the first thing you’ll note upon starting to read this massive tome...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dragon Thanes of Porphyra
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
Date Added: 02/19/2018 04:37:17
Dragon Thanes of Porphyra An Endzeitgeist.com review This installment of the „...of Porphyra“-series was sponsored by the Purple Duck Games patreon and clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look! We begin this pdf with a brief summary of a variety of different in-character prose pieces before diving into what exactly dragon thanes are – in short, they are draconic gods or demigods, on a power-level with Porphyra’s elemental lords, psychopomp ushers, archdevils – you get the idea. Before we go into the nit and grit of the pdf, we actually get a handy table that lists the respective thanes with names, alignment, worshipers, domains and subdomains noted; favored weapon and animal are similarly noted in the respective write-ups. The respective thanes all sport 4 domains and subdomains, making them all well-rounded in that regard. It should also be noted that each of the dragon thanes gets his/her own holy symbol, rendered in full colo...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mythic Monsters #45: Middle East
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Legendary Games
Date Added: 02/19/2018 04:35:52
Mythic Monsters #45: Middle East An Endzeitgeist.com review This installment of Legendary Games‘ Mythic Monster-series (which has revolutionalized how I use bosses in non-mythic games, but that as an aside) clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content – it should be noted, though, that like in all LG-books, there is A TON of text on each page, so the simple page numbers may be misleading. Anyways, we begin this installment, as all of them, with supplemental material – and this time around, we get awesomeness. Not only do we start with duststorms, sandstorms and flensing sandstorms, with proper rules, we also get three complex hazards: The CR 10 deadly dunes are racing dunes that behave somewhat like swarms –though they are merciless and unfeeling as nature is wont to be; Shadow sand can add a whole new level ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Butcher of Alcross (5e)
by Sarah R.
Publisher: Goblin Stone
Date Added: 02/19/2018 03:55:23
The Butcher of Alcross (5e) Brilliant adventure. It was a breeze to DM and really fun to play - immervise too! Did not feel railroady at all eventhough it was just a short adventure. The players had a fair of amount of choice even though they were confined to a particular location. Overall, it was a pretty good module!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDEX1-01 Defiance in Phlan (5e)
by Nick N.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 02/19/2018 00:50:41
DDEX1-01 Defiance in Phlan (5e) Easily one of the most fun new character modules I've run. Each of the 5 parts featured varied enemies (undead, bandits, goblins, etc) as well as differing challenges (Puzzles, social challenges, combat). A wonderful introduction to D&D and I look forward to running it for my players again!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDAL07-10 Fire, Ash, and Ruin (5e)
by James U.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 02/19/2018 00:32:24
DDAL07-10 Fire, Ash, and Ruin (5e) I ran this module tonight and there are some major issues. I will not be running this again without some major tweaking. Issue #1-Maw demons: They have so few hit points ( even maxed out) and have such a low "to hit" that they are almost worthless at Tier3. As written, I could not possibly hit two of the characters in my party, even on a 20. Issue #2- "Why are we doing this": You start deep in the center of Chult with no explanation how you got there, no real reason for you to continue, no declaration of reward. The "quest giver" is a young red dragon. I made her start talking instead of attacking because my party would have killed her by accident, unless I "DM fudged" her hit points. Issue #3-The "boss fight" was a balor that supposedly needed to be severely weakened before fighting. No legendary or lair actions. I ran it without weakening the balor at all. The party killed it in less than 2 actions per character. I did not allow even a short rest during the mission. It is not that ...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
The Crow's Nest Luxurious Inn & Tavern
by Stephen C.
Publisher: Map alchemists
Date Added: 02/19/2018 00:09:24
The Crow's Nest Luxurious Inn & Tavern While I really like the look the fact that the one inch grid is actually 10ft squares and not 5 ft makes it such that these are only good to me for reference. I bought several maps from the Mad Alchemist. Once I printed them I realized the scale was way off. I left a comment but there's not been a comment on it so I'll at least leave a review so others will know. If you need it for a reference or maybe VTT it could work. If you want to print, I'd look elsewhere. Update: Steve- thanks for the reply! If you ever increase the scale to 5 foot squares I'd be interested. The artwork is awesome, its just the scale. If hey were 2-4 pages per image instead of one we'd be perfect! ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Tortle Package (5e)
by Guy D.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 02/18/2018 19:31:55
Tortle Package (5e) It adds a race that is different to the standard races, so it is a usefull addition to the core rules. Your Turtle has natural armour and weapons and a few quirks. This alone makes it valuable. It also adds a short adventure which can be useful when there is time to fill or you need something simple to run. I wouldn't go out of my way for it though.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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