RPGNow.com
Close
New Account
 
  
 
 
You will lose your chance to get the free product of the week.
One-click unsubscribe later if you don't enjoy the newsletter.
Close
Log In
 
 Forgot password?
 

     or     Log In with your Facebook Account
Browse
 Publisher Info
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsLog in or create an account and you can choose to get email notices whenever your favorite publishers or topics get new items!
Dangers Untold
Dangers Untold
$14.00 $6.00









Back
Other comments left by this customer:
VS1 - The Caves of Ortok - Swords & Wizardry Edition
Publisher: InfiniBadger Press
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/06/2014 19:10:30
Great little introductory adventure. This one is stated for S&W and included a fool page if pregens and two new monsters to torture players with. The adventure covers a variety of monsters to defeat and a couple of puzzles to overcome. Overall, a nice set up for the adventure and a well done adventure.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
VS1 - The Caves of Ortok - Swords & Wizardry Edition
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Pits & Perils Wilderness Worksheets
Publisher: Olde House Rules
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/25/2014 21:33:56
Nice, simple and lite GM tool. Good for any game in need of a hex map but also includes handy little rule additions for the Pits & Perils RPG.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Pits & Perils Wilderness Worksheets
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

One Spot #3: Dolothar's Shrine
Publisher: Moebius Adventures
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/22/2014 13:10:43
This issue expands the supplement to 5 pages, printed in portrait mode and provides an overview to a small shrine that could easily be dropped into any fantasy campaign. It includes a map, NPC details, ideas for connections to other businesses in the surrounding town, and even has a few handy tables to help a struggling GM flesh out their players' visit to the shrine. Dolothar is an interesting enough NPC that he could become a major set piece in a setting and a regular the players visit for information, help or even as a source of unloading some of that vast wealth they accumulate in the adventures.

All in all, a nice little addition to my library of gaming tools. Inspirational, detailed enough to be used as-is and it even has the old school, do it yourself feel that I so enjoy.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
One Spot #3: Dolothar's Shrine
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Publisher Reply:
Thanks for the great review!
Oath of the Dead (fiction)
Publisher: DwD Studios
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/04/2014 20:29:46
This is a quick little story that drops us right into the action. Author Eric Johnson does a great job giving us just enough information to grab hold of our interest without bogging us down in needless details. The story is fast paced, includes a bit of mystery and tension and gives us a few details of the Keranak Kingdoms without becoming a lexicon. Of the few characters that are introduced, the old knight is excellently written and I finished the story wanting to know more about the character. The main female lead is interesting as well, but in something this short there is just not enough room to give us much more.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and wish there was more. For the price ($1.99), this is a great diversion for someone that likes fantasy and enjoys reading. Eric is clear, well written and easy to digest.

I would recommend this story and look forward to reading more.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Oath of the Dead (fiction)
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Lost City of the Dwarves: Prologue
Publisher: Pen & Forge Productions
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2014 09:23:19
This is a great introduction to the author's system (which I would call more OSR than d20ish in feel).

This book is pretty unique in that you actually roll up a character to use, so you have a few stats, hit points, armor class and weapons. All of these are very indicative of an OSR game and really made me feel like I was playing OD&D. I really liked this aspect of the game as it provided an extra depth of immersion for the game. Its the little things. :-)

The game functions as expected, providing you with choices that then determine how successful your character will be at navigating the dangerous world beneath the surface. The stats add just the right level of crunch to the game to allow for a lunchtime adventure without becoming burdensome and time consuming. The system opens the door to easily being bent or cheated by someone but I think doing so would make it much less fun to do so.

I felt the writing was clear, interesting and I never felt I was being 'railroaded' or steered in a particular fashion or route. The rules add just the right touch to make this feel more like an RPG than a book. While I would have enjoyed the book anyway, the excitement of 'while I win this fight' and 'what treasure might I find' add another layer to the adventure that I find most welcoming.

I rolled exceptionally well throughout the entire adventure and was never killed. Close, but not quite. Those damn spiders are pretty tough! After concluding the adventure, I found I was actually a little sad I had not been slain because I suspect I missed much of the adventure by rolling so well. Likely I will go back and run through this again, purposefully making a few different choices so that I can see more of the adventure as it was written (rather than cheating and just reading the entire book).

I have downloaded the second part and will be giving it a run through as well, to continue the adventure. I really like the set up, the rules, and the presentation. All are a top-notch effort.

I will certainly be purchasing the the first part of the paid adventure (at right). I understand it has puzzles and riddles that must be solved in addition to battling the forces of evil. I am also interested in seeing how the game is expanded in this larger book. I understand there are more bad guys, more equipment, weapons and magic items.

If you are like me and need a serious break over lunch during your workweek, these seem like a perfect way to relax and recharge. I highly recommend you at least download the free introductory adventure books and see if this is for you. I am guessing they will be.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Lost City of the Dwarves: Prologue
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Knowledge Illuminates
Publisher: GM Games
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/17/2012 12:21:08
This first (of a proposed series) of One Shot Adventures from Tim Shorts I snagged and read over lunch one day and it, along with the other two products above, have spurred me on to start prepping my own OSR game. This 15 page adventure starts with a sort of sandbox set up with a small regional map with numerous ideas and fun bits that could keep a group running around for a few sessions with a teeny bit of fleshing out by the GM. Here is where we see one of my favorite parts of the entire product. Viz. I won't give up what it is because it will be a surprise to players, but man it is a great idea. A great idea that I will be stealing, thanks Tim. ;)


Once the players progress through the adventure the enter an eleven room dungeon for a well thought out and pretty spooky adventure. The creatures are tough and scary and presented in a great, clear way. What starts out as an everyday ordinary adventure and in the end comes up as a pretty unique and interesting adventure. Heck, Tim even includes a new spell, new monster and a new magic item. Very cool.


The adventure is story driven and every thing is in place for a reason, not just for a fight or treasure. It just all makes perfect sense. This is my sort of adventure and Tim has done a great job, this is one adventure I would certainly recommend.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Knowledge Illuminates
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Fantasy Grounds II - Full License
Publisher: SmiteWorks
by matthew j. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/27/2005 00:00:00
This product is one of the best I have seen, it REALLY will replace a tabletop fo games. I have been running games over IRC for years now, and this replaces it, and bumps it up to another level. Totally customizable, even allows you to add houserules.

LIKED: Works perfectly. Customer support is quick and the developers are quick to add features that are requested by the users.

DISLIKED: Have not ran into anything yet.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fantasy Grounds II - Full License
Click to show product description

Add to RPGNow.com Order

Displaying 1 to 7 (of 7 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
Back
You must be logged in to rate this
0 items
 Gift Certificates
Powered by DrivethruRPG