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Threat Analysis: Hominid
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by Jefferson D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/28/2014 01:41:12

After all these years, SLA Industries is still my favorite setting for a roleplaying game. Ever. When Nightfall Games puts something I out, I get it. Sight unseen.Doesn't matter. It's cyberpunk/horror unlike anything else.



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Threat Analysis: Hominid
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by Jason T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/27/2014 15:30:43

A White Earth threat that hints at further possibilities for the World of Progress and SLA Industries.

What's not to like? It's very well written, truly evocative and obviously well-thought. SLA is a busy game with so much going on and such a rich history and setting, but adding more well crafted and truly devious enemies (allies to some perhaps!) into the mix doesn't appear to dilute the amazing game that is SLA.

Again, as with all Nightfall and SLA products, the art is lush. The visual appeal of the setting has always captivated me with it's style and the writing, once you get chance to sit down and enjoy it with a nice cold beer, only enhances the desire to dig deeper into the material and it's impact on your own games.

Another winning product from Nightfall!



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Threat Analysis: Hominid
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by John N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/26/2014 22:58:47

Sla Industries is a game known for coming back to life in strange bursts. Although it never lumbers itself into forward progression for long the game seems to never die. The latest is a pdf release titled 'Threat Analysis Hominid' presented in the data packet form the company has used for it's last few releases. At least in this format they have kept with a basic layout and a feeling of uniformity. One change they did was to release this one with the 'Pay What You Want' pricing which is probably getting the game a bit more attention than usual.

I can't go into to much detail on this review as the packet itself isn't very big and I don't want to ruin all of it's little secrets. But there is some mention of things from previous packets although they aren't necessary to use this one. It's also rather 'truthy', if you don't know what I'm talking about... well then you haven't been following Sla Industries over it's up and down lifetime.

In a nutshell we are introduced to a threat from White Earth itself. Creatures summoned to Mort by the Shi'An blood cult (which we get another few fragments of info about them as well) that have a brutality and anger streak matched by no others. We are given complete information on how they get here, their motivations and behavior. Four different Hominid types are stated out and introduce us to something called White Earth Abilities which we'll probably see more of in future material.

They make a nice, more savage, addition to the threats the PC's have to face on Mort. Also they are the harbingers of the winds of change that seem to be blowing across the World of Progress. I have to give this packet two thumbs up. However their very origins are Truth based and may not be a fit for all groups.



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Threat Analysis: Hominid
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/26/2014 12:04:00

Fascinating and copious background to one of the latest threats to be found in Downtown, the strangely savage Hominids. Their ferocity has an otherworldly edge, there's something about them that stops experienced Operatives in their tracks - and that hesitation is sufficient for the Hominid to charge, biting, clawing and clubbing... and for those Operatives to survive, something has changed.

For the worse.

There is masses of detail here, yet most will never be discovered by the party. Much is not known to anyone in the World of Progress, and of that most is secret, or uniformed rumours. Hints are provided for the GM about how to use Hominids to best effect, and to engender the appropriate fear and foreboding in the Operatives.

Presentation is gorgeous, except... odd words are missing which makes it quite disjointed to read.

Hominids are an intriguing addition to the perils of Downtown, and one with potential to lead the characters into some dark places, especially if they get curious about them rather than merely blasting away.



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