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MP3s + NPCs Pack 1: Habeus Corpsus $5.00
Publisher: Mindscape Music
by Derek K. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 09/03/2006 00:00:00
Habeus Corpsus is essentially two products, a small collection of NPC concepts and five music tracks intended for RPG use. This package is billed as a modern horror game supplement, but it really is non-campaign specific.

The NPC concepts are short and to-the-point. There are no statistics or specific game references. Instead, these one-sheet descriptions are designed to give the player or gamemaster a spark of an idea for a character concept, and then point him or her in the right direction in further developing the character. After the character description, three or four questions are presented to help the player or GM start thinking more about the character?s background and current motivations. It?s not a bad tool, but the concepts themselves could have presented a bit more information; in some cases, only five sentences are presented to describe the character concept.

The music tracks, however, are the strongest point of this supplement. For the most part, these tracks are clean and solidly produced (there are a few slight pops at the start of some of these tracks, but they would only be overly noticeable if the tracks were looped over and over again at the game table). These tracks range anywhere from four-and-a-half minutes long to just over six minutes, and they?re varied enough so that each one invokes a unique feel and mood.

They are a bit dark, but they aren?t quite dark enough to be considered horror music. The two tracks most deserving of being called ?horror game music? would be ?Someone Just Stepped Over Your Grave,? which has an almost Italian zombie movie vibe to it, and ?Sans Obol,? which is perhaps the most filmic of all the tracks, and could a bit of tension to a climactic battle near the end of a gaming session.


LIKED: This product definitely has versatility, and can be used in a variety of different games and game-settings.

DISLIKED: I would have liked to have seen, or rather heard, the music get a bit more dark.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Satisfied


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