(At first, sorry for my bad english) Best! I like all Chronicles of Darkness 2nd Edition stuff and I was waiting this Mage 2nd edition with impatience. I was scared, full of aspectative. Nothing.To.Be.Scared!!!! Buy this at full hands, it's great, simply rebuild the concept of a Mage rendering exactly it would be. The System rapresent exactly the spirit of play a Mage and Description and Storytelling Advice gives all you need to prepare a good Chronicle for Mages. Super, nothing to say more, buy it and have fun!...
These maps are just incredible. I've fallen in love with Heroic Maps product range and am downloading tons of them. The artwork is great and the level of detail most impressive compared with other map tiles out there. Recommended.
Last in the current series of Rogues, Rivals and Renegades - RR&R Companies lists three that aren't actually big bad megacorporations run by actual villains - instead they fill that moral/immoral middle ground of organisations that result in corporate interference in the lives of the heroes. There are times we all need organisations the players can interact with that aren't either outright villainous Lexcorp rip-offs or hero worshipping support organisations, This supplement fulfils that need with three very different organisations.
Vulcan Energy is a company that cuts corners and is willing to make dangerous decisions if its liable to increase profit, Saito Solutions is a company at the cutting edge of rescue equipment who are also responsible for equipping the hero Safeguard so don't want to admit that their technology had been misappropriated to create a villain and Little Sister is a hacker community / NGO that may be useful to the heroes one day and publicly exposing their ID...
By the look of this free preview, the finished product will provide interesting new takes on previously established monsters. Definitely worth a look to get a good idea of the full bestiary will be like.
This gives you a good overview of the game to let you get a better idea of whether you want to back the kickstarter. It's free and a great way to draw attention to what promises to be an interesting and exciting RPG.
There is not a word wasted in this book. The introduction tells you what the book is for and gives some advice on how to use the book and build interesting and thematic encounters.
Then we get to the meat of the book, the beasts, monsters and villains. As with all things 13th Age this book gets to the nub of the matter, only presenting information that will be useful to you, whether that be the monster backgrounds, plot hooks or the stat blocks themselves, everything is geared towards being useful, and fun.
Each creature entry has the following:
* Creature background / ecology / names
* Building battles - using the creatures in combat encounters, usually suggesting pairings with other creatures that make thamtic sense, but may not be obvious
* Relationship to the icons
* Adventure hooks
* Things that you find with the creature (in their lair/in their general environment/things they carry)
* Stat blocks - usually multiple variants of a creature type (such as the four ...
I bought this mostly to see what it was. Basically it has some ideas and rules for running a 60s style beach party setting. There are some rules to do some stuff for that settting.. but nothing about the setting, no adventure ideas, no examples of what you should be expected to do. I would suggest 1- a price list or guide lines of what stuff cost in this setting, 2-a short generic description of a local beach and town, 3-a page of adventure ideas (10 or so one liners or a mad lib kind of thing), This could have been useful but as it is now it's like a rushed job just put out there to captialize on the Black Hack wave. I will update this if the product is improved. ;)...
Malifaux is a great system, and the second edition, for the most part, improved on that. It's awesome to see Wyrd release the core 2E rules for free so people can try them out. There's also an officially supported module for the Vassal engine, so between that and these rules, you only need to get the stat cards of the models you want in order to try the game out online at no cost. Be warned though, the gameplay is good and the models wonderful, so despite being free to try, this game may end up dangerous for your wallet....