Date Added: 07/31/2015 12:12:24
The book is really good except it was written by a non-english speaker for sure.
There are many places where its just plain hard to read. But never really impossible to understand.
The world and setting is awesome as far as I am concerned. I like the history and background.
What I dont like so much is the HUGE countries and cities and so on that have survived. The world is FULL of people and the New World AKA America was not touched by the plague.
Overall Id say 3 out of 5 stars.
Really great book, does a wonderfull job explaining it's version of Fate Core with examples in mini comic form. And now that the Atomic Robo comic went webcomic you can check the tone and a lot of the setting before you buy it.
This product has some good features that make up for the mediocre rest.
- interesting list of armor types that include some ideas about not so common armor types (e.g. spider silk).
- two tables for weapon and armor traits are very good. I would definitely use them if I were to GM some OSR.
- the whole layout is nice
- I have a feeling, that some weapons presented in this product were added just to fill up the weapon table. Quite many of those weapons have additional micro-rules, such as +1 to hit when X or if critical hit occurs then Y. Those rules are not really intuitive and to be honest, I don't really think that some of them would even be some kind of competition against boring one handed 1d8 damage sword.
- magical gems... let's just skip this one
Overall this a very good product. I would recommend buying this one if just for those armor and weapon trait tables....
Nice little old school supplement that you can tack on D&D or play by itself. It has fantastic art and a real gonzo without going the way of Monty Haul dungeon to it. I full hope that the author will continue to turn this into a full fledged game.
Few weak points of this PDF:
- classes are just plain out of place and silly, they are not really fitting into an OSR in my oppinion.
- taboo class is a nice idea, but those presented here are somewhat shallow as I see it.
- generator for deities is just another set of tables for generating deities. You can find better here and there.
In my opinion this product is not worth the buck. Ideas lack playtesting, and the whole lacks depth.
It is better to take a look at the other PDF from this author, available for the moment - Rearm yourself!, which is actually quite good....
To begin with, this is more of an EXCELLENT essay on the topic and addresses some issues in both paper and pencil and MMO RPGs.
It does do a really good write up of how it could be covered with 3 rules systems. If you are unfamiliar with any of the three, this is perhaps the best review of them I have read.
What it covers
Any version of "Toto, we ain't in Kansas!" All kinds of ideas for how a little reality can affect a campaign.
It also points out some "elephants" that have been hiding in the game room. Ol' School D&D and almost every game sense has used Hit points or some variant. It stated in the players handbook that this was not actual 'damage' but sprains and strains until the death blow. But healing time was best expressed in weeks without a healer. MMOs got that part right. In just a HP system they should regenerate at most by hours and not days.
Likewise in MMOs (Yes, I play those too), I was on an RP server and someone asked how RP was possible. We were "debat...
Date Added: 07/31/2015 08:09:42
As soon as a civilisation ventures forth from its original planet, it's going to start building space stations - even we here on Earth have, despite not having developed interplanetary travel yet! In the starfaring community of the far future envisioned by Traveller, it's likely that most inhabited systems will have space stations as well as settlements planetside. Indeed, they may be the main habitations in some systems, for example when the main world is resource-rich but not suitable for major long-term colonisation. They are also good places on which to have adventures!
The first chapter, Space Station Design, dives straight in to present a system for creating space stations with the customary wealth of tables and options to enable you to custom-design the space station that you want. Most are built in the orbit that they will occupy once completed, with components being delivered and bolted together in space. There's a checklist to work through, beginning with the essential dec...
I am not sure about this set.
It continues the great art work and design of Arion Games figures.
There is variety in the characters and they look good.
I am just not taken by them, it might be that I have looked at the Fantasy Heroes first and they seem more real!
SO a good set but not my favorite.