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Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Benjamin W.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 14:00:45
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror [Transparency] I am a kickstarter backer. [/Transparency] A very strong contender for the best game released this year. Caleb Stokes is one of the best horror RPG scenario writers of the last decade, and in this his first RPG, he has proven himself to be one of the best RPG designers of that same period. Redmarkets is a game about poverty and its effects on us, shown through the lense of Zombies. In it you play Takers, a class of heroes who put the hobo into murder hobo. Whats more, every system of the game makes it abundantly clear that no well adjusted, healthy person would choose to be a taker, save that it offers the slim chance that the work may oneday let you and your loved ones escape abject poverty in a zombie haunted wastland. Victory for your taker, is retirement to the safe zone. In red markets, every decision has economic consequences, and ever mistake bitter consequences. All this is wrapped up in a neat and well-designed system that drives homes the games theme...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Ethan C.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 13:21:10
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror I betatested the system and backed the Kickstarter, and now I get to tell you about my favorite RPG. You might think that a 500-page book couldn't have a core mechanical system that's simple, fast, easy to learn, and highly flexible. Red Markets is all those things. It combines the best elements of traditional task-resolution skill-based gameplay with innovations from the best of the story game scene. And it puts its mechanic constantly at the service of a tight, focused game theme: everything costs resources. Economics as horror. Economic horror is a genre that you might not have ever heard of, but you've probably played before. The old school dungeon crawl where you're counting your torches and arrows. The sci fi game where you struggle to fix the oxygen system before you asphyxiate. The childhood game of Monopoly, desperately trying to miss landing on your sister's Boardwalk hotel. Any game where the tension and worry revolves around the questions, "Can I afford this?" "Should...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dog Bear
by Erik B.
Publisher: Invincible Ink
Date Added: 11/22/2017 12:45:25
Dog Bear When I played Dog Bear, my team infiltrated an enemy base, kidnapped a scientist at knife point, blew up a weapons depot, and drove off into the jungle in a stolen jeep. Fun times, had by all!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
FrontierSpace Player's Handbook
by dana f.
Publisher: DwD Studios
Date Added: 11/22/2017 12:00:11
FrontierSpace Player's Handbook This is a well-done but incomplete product. As other reviewers have noted, it's very much done in the spirit of Star Frontiers, except that the game mechanics of FrontierSpace are much better - smooth, consistent, and pretty fast. The downside is that the book is quite incomplete - combat rules, for example, are in the Gamemaster's Guide, and although there are a selection of stock NPCs, there isn't a bestiary of aliens (other than alien PC races), monsters, and such. For that, you need the Gamemaster's Guide (which has a tiny selection of creatures along with good rules for crafting them). As such, there's a fair amount of prep-work from a GM, since you'll have to create adversaries from scratch continuously. I recommend the game, but be aware that what you're buying is not complete. If you're used to having to buy multiple books (like D&D), this won't be a major issue for you....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Thomas S.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 11:00:50
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Up front here, I was a backer on Kickstarter for this game; that was because it looked like a new approach to a genre I'm quite fond of. I had no idea. Red Markets is a game set in the aftermath of an incomplete (as in it didn't completely destroy the world, though it seriously harmed it). Players are groups of what are called "Takers", outcast humans living in small post-apocalypse communities doing jobs for the main American culture out in the areas not controlled by said culture. The game is focused on the costs you pay to get by, with the setting as a basis to show that even in utterly horrific situations, people find a way to live, and try to thrive--and how they can fail even with good capability and drive. I'm not going to try to assess the mechanics because I've not actually played the game, so it'd be only abstract evaluation. It seems at the least functional, and potentially well supporting the theme. What I do want to mention is how astonishingly good the game...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Robin G.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 10:08:38
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Look, I back this kickstarter, yeah, but this book has such a fully realized world that everything seems like it'd be real. The system itself is very simple to use and understand.I've introduced it two two rpg groups blind and they were able to pick it up right away with very little confusion. The only thing I can see that is an issue with the book is the concept of economic horror not being everyone's cup of tea. Hebbanon Games knows why you came and doesn't hold your hand n the idea of what an rpg is, the book doesn't treat you as if its your first rpg, but even if it is, its not a bad one toget started with....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Lonnie H.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 09:38:06
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Full Disclosure: Kickstarter backer. This game does what it says on the tin. The system is original and flexible. It's also modular, so players and GM can run their games at variable levels of detail and difficulty. Want to run a high risk/high reward two fisted action game? You can do that. Want to run a slow burning grind of a game where the horror isn't the monster, but your balance sheet? You can do that. Physically, the book is one of the highest quality RPG books I've ever laid my hands on, Eclipse Phase included. The paper stock is heavy. The font is larger than normal, which is great, because I'm an old person with bad eyes. The artwork is evocative and inspirational. The binding is top notch. This won't fall apart under light stress. It's also thicker than the Pathfinder core book, for comparison. Mechanically, the system is tight. Skill based, not level based. Players build milestones and end goals, which precludes the inevitable mistake of a campaign going too long,...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
FrontierSpace Referee's Handbook
by Trevor H.
Publisher: DwD Studios
Date Added: 11/22/2017 09:20:32
FrontierSpace Referee's Handbook As a Star Frontiers fan for years I bought these books out of curiosity and was quite surprised to find a well designed game inside. Tons of information, the extra stuff I like such as: generation tables for systems, planets, etc. I like to create my own adventures and I will be moving them in this direction. The books are clean and well designed. There's not much I can add to the already great reviews for these products.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Midderlands Additions
by Shane W.
Publisher: MonkeyBlood Design
Date Added: 11/22/2017 08:50:39
The Midderlands Additions Alright, so the "Midderlands" was amazing! But Glynn didn't stop there did he? No of course not. Here he comes along with the "Additions", which just adds to the awesome of the midderlands! The setting & the additions has raised the bar for all things OSR. If you intend to run the Midderlands, this is a must have.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Catherine G.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 07:45:38
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Buy this book! A great setting that explores the concept of a zombie wasteland in an innovative and satisfying way. A game mechanic that is one of the easiest to pick up that I've ever seen in about 25 years of gaming and tons of focus on roleplaying. The book provides at the same time an incredible amount of info while allowing both players and GM to create their own pieces of "paradise". And the economic horror aspect works so well. Players will have a "Oh crap!" moment when they realize they might have to choose between putting their money into a piece of gear they might need for a job or providing food and shelter to their loved ones. All of this, almost 500 pages for a mere 20 bucks that will allow you to play campaings after campaings in a great setting. ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Everyman Minis: Black Blade Options
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 05:28:59
Everyman Minis: Black Blade Options An Endzeitgeist.com review This Everyman Mini clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages of SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look! So, what do the options herein do? Basically, we get archetypes that modify the black blade (a deservedly popular choice) gained by e.g. the bladebound magus archetype. Since they are archetypes, they must be taken as whole packages – analogue to regular archetypes, there’ll be no cherry-picking here. Okay, so, before we take a look at the archetypes in question, it should be noted that the pdf also sports two new magus arcana: Black Blade Endowment lets the magus spend points from his black blade’s arcane pool to add a selection of special weapon properties to the black blade. This consumes an amount of bonus equal to the property’s base price modifier. The bonuses persist for as long as you don’t reuse the ability. Okay, I am pretty sure that a line went missing at one po...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Hybrid Class: Abomination
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
Date Added: 11/22/2017 05:27:56
Hybrid Class: Abomination An Endzeitgeist.com review This hybrid class clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 21 pages of content. It should be noted that the text is laid-out for digest/booklet-size (A5/6’’ by 9’’). The abomination as depicted herein would be a hybrid of unchained barbarian and unchained summoner. The class gains d12 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, full BAB-progression, good Fort- and Ref-saves and a natural armor bonus that increases from +0 at 1st level to +8 at 20th level. The abomination only gains proficiency with two simple weapons of his choice as well as with light armor. Spellcasting is handled via SPs – the abomination begins play with a spell-like ability drawn from the unchained summoner’s spell-list. At 4th level, 6th level and every 3 levels thereafter, the abomination receives an additional spell-like ability. Restriction-wise, the abomination’s class level must be at least twice the spell level to be selected as S...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss
by Константин .
Publisher: Kort'thalis Publishing
Date Added: 11/22/2017 04:37:57
Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss The content of this product is very very limited. It is 14 pages in total 2 pages of full page intro images and 1 page of credits. Several one page images and more than a large square boxes. For a reasource that is intended to teach you how to write like a Boss there sure as hell is a lot of empty space. It is full of unoriginal and uninspired work with no structure or experience that might be useful. quite honestly regret speding the time to review this but I feel like it my obligation to spare everyone the waste of going through this. ...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Derek S.
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/21/2017 23:56:44
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Decided to upgrade to the hardcover edition, just prior to shipping, for the extra cost and hot damn am I glad I did. Excellent quality in the make of this volume, I was very pleasantly surprised at just how large the book is. It may be rather a tome, but is by no means simply ponderous. A very interesting premise for a game and the the well fleshed-out descriptions of the history and current happenings in the world of Red Markets makes this read far from dry. While there's a lot to it, the game is simple enough to get into, yet leaves enough up to the player to go as in-depth as we like. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great, original tabletop to play, set against the backdrop of a familiar post-apocalypse setting, with rather a different focus to the core gameplay and storytelling that keeps the game definitely interesting. The value is there, as I got far more in this book than I thought I was paying for. Caleb Stokes and team, ya dun good....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Hebanon Games
Date Added: 11/21/2017 22:20:43
Red Markets: A Game of Economic Horror Red Markets is a new, refreshing take on the zombie genre. It's rare to see a product that not only brings a brand-new, functioning and creative game system but one that can simultaneously re-ignite my interest in this category of RPGs. The game stresses that the situations the character find themselves in are horrific and the system contributes by keeping up the pressure on the players. The game's difficulty can be scaled to make things easier or more difficult depending on how you and your players feel (Boom and Bust Rules). Be forewarned, however, that even if you ease up on the diffculy the game can still be quite hard. Then again you are playing a horror game and this should be expected. The system creates and encourages players to have some really wonderful interactions. Some characters may not even like each other and that's great. You're forced to work as a team to survive and just like the real world it doesn't mean you'll get along with everyone. The rules are ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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