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Straight Out of Bedlam $15.95 $9.95
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Straight Out of Bedlam
Publisher: Plain Brown Wrapper Games
by Philip L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/08/2014 17:08:25
This is, in my opinion, the weakest of the Bedlam City books, but it's still pretty strong. The section on the dangers of astral travel in the city is spot on. The dark forces attracted to Bedlam's madness and misery are brilliantly described herein, and are legitimately monstrous and scary. Death's Other Kingdom is terrifying. The awful secrets are nearly as good as the original book's, the non-powered characters are strong and memorable. The section on the drug trade is excellent information.

It is, however, somewhat let down by the same problem I had with parts of the main book: black humor and deconstruction jumping over the edge into goofiness. The Supervillains remain difficult to take seriously, which undercuts the seriousness of other issues the books tackle fearlessly like racism, sex crimes, and drugs. The section on the past of Bedlam is decent, though I saw little use for it in most campaigns. Most of the adventures were too goofy for my taste, though I could see a few being used.

Overall, it's a must-buy if you want to run a magic-heavy game in Bedlam, and still worthwhile otherwise.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Straight Out of Bedlam
Publisher: Plain Brown Wrapper Games
by Chris P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/19/2009 09:48:02
Good stuff- and now more of a bargain.Fleshes out Bedlam City a lot more. Lots of stuff on Bedlam of the Past- from Victorian Era, PULP and the Silver Age (which seems like New York of the 70's). Some creepy stuff for psychics/magic types that picks up a major secret from the Bedlam book and expands it. Great new villians that fit the tone of the place (cruddy and sad or creepy and dangerous) plus a dimension full of dinosaurs!
Like i said- Bargain.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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