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NPC Cards Collection
by lone k. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/01/2014 00:03:15
As much as liked these cards my whole point for getting them was that they are form fillable. I went ahead and bought the 3 sets and weapons since this one did not work properly. Unfortunately none of the form fillable options worked so I will have to hand write them.

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[3 of 5 Stars!]
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The forms did not work in this product or the others (or none)? Do you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed?
Weapon Cards
by rusty c. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/09/2013 22:26:06
great way to keep track of weapons and large variety of weapon images

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Weapon Cards
by Paul F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/07/2013 15:45:31
Excellent product! Easy to use and with enough variety to fit almost any situation.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Map of Berem Town
by Stephane G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/04/2013 12:49:30
I found this illustration very nice and it's simplicity allows it to be used in almost any fantasy campaign world.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Map of Berem Town
by Naomi B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/28/2012 14:39:57
This was a lovely picture but I found it difficult to use due to lack of detail. It was more of a photo with labels than an actual map.

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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Map of Berem Town
by Florian H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/18/2012 08:12:54
This little free gem became the starting point of my campaign. It might be just a single page but it was enough for me to generate some starting hooks and there is enough space to place my own things in there as well.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Map of Berem Town
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/14/2012 18:21:33
This is worth every penny you paid for it. I'm not sure it was worth the bandwidth expended on downloading it, though. It's simply a picture of a town, what you see on the 'cover' is the whole of the 1-page document. There are numbers over various buildings and a little key at the bottom that tells you important info like, 'smithy', 'marketplace', 'town entrance' (because that's hard to see?), etc. It also tells you that there's a sheriff and some militia. I don't know where the other reviewer found a functional scale because there is none on the picture, there's nothing to tell you how far it is from A to B.

Yes, it's free. Save your bandwidth for a real product.

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NPC Cards: Patricians & Plebians
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 02/17/2012 17:53:19
Originally Published at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2012/02/15/tabletop-review-patrici-
ans-plebians/

INTRODUCTION: This thirty-six card set published by 1191 AD Publishing is designed for use by gamemasters for any fantasy/medieval roleplaying game of any version. The current configuration for the information cards are based on the D20 gaming system however can be modified for any fantasy gaming system with minor modification.

CONTENTS: Each of the thirty-six cards depict a portrait of a unique NPC (non-player class) for the gamemasters use. The cards also come with a secondary “mini-character sheet” that will accompany the individual portrait. Close observation of the portrait cards reveal that they represent all walks of life in a medieval society such as kings, princes, queens, princesses, noble men, noble women, town crier, beggar, soothsayer, maid, clergy, young people, old people, merchants, and various other figures. The portraits are each set up in such a way that the name of the person is printed on the very top and a brief description can be printed on the bottom of the card with the portrait of that NPC in the middle. The use of the PDF fillers and layers will make customization of these cards super easy. The mini-character sheet that accompanies the portrait cards covers important details such as character stats, hit points, initiative modifier, speed, armor class, attack information and a sizeable amount of lined space below to add other information such as adventure hooks, alignment, demeanor, equipment carried, and so on. Again, the mini-character sheet is filled in via the PDF filler and layer options of Adobe Acrobat. Instructions on how to utilize the latest version of Adobe Acrobat are included to make use of this gaming aid very easy to understand.

PRACTICAL USE: As stated earlier, the use of these cards by a gamemaster will allow him to display a visual representation of NPC’s to the player characters as they encounter them. The personal information on the mini-character sheet on the back of the card will keep all unneeded knowledge from the players. The cards could be used to represent travelling companions or even the player characters themselves.

POSITIVE NOTES: The added ease of using Adobe Acrobat to print information on the cards is a huge plus. The artwork is decent and clear enough to identify the personage the players will be engaging with. The mini-character sheets have enough generic information provided therefore allowing for easy modification for any fantasy/medieval roleplaying game. The product comes with easy to follow instructions that will assist gamemasters with creating the cards with minimal complexity and costs. The use of these cards will only enhance a game.

NEGATIVE NOTES: None

OVERALL REVIEW: This is an excellent product for those gamemasters who like to shower the players with NPC’s as they travel throughout the fantasy/medieval setting. The use of such props makes the game colorful and more descriptive and will only have the players engage in it more. It will also aid the players in remembering which NPC’s they have encountered beforehand in the event notes were not being taken.

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NPC Cards: Patricians & Plebians
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Map of Berem Town
by Mike H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/26/2011 14:46:56
Hey, it's free! And a good little extra to throw into a game. As stated by others, it's useful to give your group a visual link to the town they are adventuring in. Well drawn graphics.

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Map of Berem Town
by Dirk S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/01/2011 07:23:02
Nice free Drop in for any Fantasy (or historical) campaign. I will use it for dungeonslayers to represent the City were the Mages academy is located (amking good use of the citadel and the tower)

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Map of Berem Town
by Paul B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/25/2011 09:04:33
The Map of Berem Town, in a single page, excites the imagination enough to create mini-encounters and adventures at a moments notice. Why does the Monastery look so much like a castle? What lies beneath the ruins beyond the castle walls? Who lives in the Tower? Does the waterfall hide an entrance into a cave network filled with forgotten treasures? And why build a well when you're right next to a river?

Anyway - for a free product, the great presentation and interesting potential makes this Map the perfect tool to add to the ever-ready GMs arsenal!

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Weapon Cards
by Hans H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/04/2011 10:04:32
I liked these and my players liked them and we don't even play the d20 system.
The artwork is OK being diverse and generic enough to be able to represent almost any weapon and at the same time friendly enough towards printing economy even with everything turned on.
The one thing I am missing is to have the weapon stats being form fillable in the PDF so my lousy handwriting didn't spoil the experience for the user.
For only one dollar I can recommend these to almost anyone regardless of system. We use them for Conan, Runequest and Talislanta.
Hopefully armor cards aren't far away.

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Thank you for submitting this review; we are glad you find our product so useful. Taking your comments into consideration, this PDF now includes fillable forms. A very useful technology indeed!
Weapon Cards
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 04/26/2011 11:05:41
This is one of those neat accessories that you probably never realised that you needed until it happens to come your way. However well-organised your character sheet might be, however encyclopaedic your knowledge of the weapon stats in your chosen game system might be... there always comes that moment when a number or a property of your weapon eludes you (and that moment almost invariably occurs when some slavering adversary is bearing down on you...).

The idea is simple: give each weapon a separate index card with all pertinent details on it, then pluck out the relevant card when you wish to use that weapon, and have all the information you need just when you want it. Some of us have been doing it for years with painstaking scrawls on 5x3 cards or the like... but it's much nicer with a considered layout and a pretty picture or two.

Their usefulness is not just limited to combat. If you are the GM, it saves time when rooting through treasure hoard or loot, or when the characters decide to visit Ye Olde Weapons Shoppe to spend their hard-earned gold. I even once, many years ago, had a DM who insisted everyone had a small containing a card for each item they were carrying... and then sometimes would grab it and rummage through, leaving you wondering if a pickpocket was relieving you of something! That's probably going a bit far, but there certainly are a myriad of uses to which such cards can be put.

It is all very nicely presented, and makes good use of PDF 'layers' technology to let you decide just what you want on each card. The variables are outline (card border), weapon picture, two separate areas of description and the background - available as a red splodge (blood splatter), a grey one or absent. The two descriptive areas are interesting, one of these has the 'stat block' as appropriate for Pathfinder or similar rulesets, the other is freeform, so you can write comments or a description of the individual weapon (or indeed anything else!) there. If you are not using a Pathfinder-compatible ruleset, you can turn off that part and write in whatever statistical details are appropriate for the game system you are playing.

There's a good range of both common and more exotic weapons: whatever you fight with, there's probably something at least similar in there (or switch off the weapon image - you could always stick a picture of your chosen implement if you really want to)... and of course, as this is a PDF not a deck of cards, you can print as many as you want. For the full effect, there are card backs - two designs to choose from - and it's a relatively simple matter to either print both sides if using a good card stock, or just print out on paper and glue onto card if printing on card is a bit too much for your printer.

One of those handy accessories that can enhance a game, perhaps a bit fiddly but if you are happy handling cards - and they are the right size to use commercially-available card envelopes such as trading card players use - you might well wonder how you coped before you got your hands on these. Visually, it makes your weapons that bit more 'real' than a line of text on your character sheet too, and giving a weapon to someone else becomes a simple matter of handing the card over.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Map of Berem Town
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 04/25/2011 12:43:26
No matter how irrelevant to your plot, someone always wants to know what the town looks like, or how far he has to stagger from the ale house to his lodgings... so neat little products like this are a useful adjunct to the GM's library.

This one is a charming sketch-map of a typical mediaevalish-village that has grown up as such places do on a lake shore beside a river flowing into it. Suitable for a population of 800 souls, it's been provided with most of the necessities, from an inn and a tavern through blacksmith's and alchemist's shops to a temple and even a playground for the youngsters. There's a nice manor house for the local lord, a nearby wizard's tower and a huge sprawling establishment that I originally thought was a castle but is actually billed as a monastery.

Even neater, if you wish you can switch off the layer that holds the legend and hand the map to the players for them to explore for themselves. The numbers remain, which can come in handy as someone can say, "I've gone to location 7, what is it?" rather than trying to explain where he's wandered off to. There are plenty of unlabelled buildings too, which you can assign as you please.

It's nice to have a sketch-map rather than a carefully-drawn plan for a change - both have their place, depending on the use to which you wish to put them, of course - but when people need a place to stop for the night on their travels through your game world, you can haul this out to breathe life into this corner of your alternate reality. OK, I like maps, and this one is free, but it's a nice one... tuck it away, it will come in useful one day!

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Map of Berem Town
by Bo V. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/21/2011 00:28:03
This is a generous and fun publication. It doesn't have a lot of detail. It is only a page, but it is attractive and might spur your imagination.

AND ITS FREE.

Every single DM has had the question of "what does this place look like?" or "what will the city look like when they get there". Here is a pleasing isometric drawing (like the cover illustration only bigger) of a high fantasy city. According to the PDF its a coastal city with 800 inhabitants but you can turn off the statistics in a pdf layer control and it can be whatever you want. I really think 1191 AD Publishing should be commended for this simple generous pdf. If you want a city to build an adventure in or a base for your players you could do a lot worse.

Kudos for a simple, useful free product. I'll keep an eye out for this company.


Bo

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