This is a 10 page PWYW .pdf with an aquatic themed adventure that includes:
- 2 Open Adventure Locales w/ Maps
- 1 CL3 and 2 CL8 "Foes"
- 3 CL6 "Allies"
- 2 "Magic" Items
- A Story Driven Way to Increase a Character's"Resources" Rating
- Rules for CON checks to Explore Underwater
It also offers "Hooks" and "Fallout" to both lead your characters into the adventure as well as provide some lasting effects for later story development.
All in all, some very cool and useful stuff for underwater adventures.
I won't have an opportunity to work most of the content into my current game for at least a few sessions but the underwater rules are immediately useful since we've already been under the Heart River multiple times in our sessions.
Like the other Echo City products, things here are very loose and open to interpretation... which is a very good thing!...
Low resolution make the maps a little fuzzy, especially the text. If they could boost the resolution to fix the text, it would be just perfect!
But seriously, the maps are really cool and awesome. This bundle is a good reference!
When I first heard of this product, I was expecting a compilation of various taverns that a GM might use in a campaign. I was surprised to see that The Bull & Bear Tavern is in fact a single tavern, though I am also happy that Dire Rugrat is now working on similar publications featuring other taverns. I am hopeful that once they have written on enough different taverns, they will release them all in a compilation PDF.
In the meantime, Dire Rugrat has put in a great deal of work making the place come alive and supplying GMs with everything they need to build the Bull & Bear into just about any campaign. A fairly full cast of characters populates the tavern, with side references to several more whose details a GM might fill in later if the party shows interest. The little details go a long way in making players feel like this is a real world that exists independently of them, rather than a crude puppet show the GM has put on for their amusement.
My only complaint is that there isn'...
The Lost Crown of Neverwinter is one of the Encounters series of D&D scenarios designed to be picked up and run for a random group of players. It works well for this purpose, but not as well for a regular game with a group of players with well designed characters. My group saw through the plot at the first encounter. They had some frustration with the constrained structure of the scenario and being led by the nose from encounter to encounter. The scenario lacks depth with the development of the plot and the NPCs are rather dull and one dimensional. I found that all but one of the combat encounters were not challenging, but this is partly a result of the power of well designed D&D4e characters and a balanced group. Some of these problems would be less significant for a younger group of players, who would probably have some fun with the scenario. Overall, I would recommend the scenario if you are looking at running a campaign set in Neverwinter, but I would advise restricting the ...
One of the things that I really appreciate about Raging Swan is the ease of running their modules and adventures. The format of their books makes it very easy to keep track of the NPCs, who's doing what and to whom and the flow of the events is very easy to remember and to execute. It was no different with Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands. I highly recommend this for any GM who wants an adventure full of flavor and excitement.
Auf der diesjährigen SPIEL in Essen bin ich auf "ULTIMA RATIO - Im Schatten von MUTTER" gestoßen. Irgendwie erinnerte mich der Titel an "Alien" und "Paranoia". Am Stand war ein motivierter Mitarbeiter, der mir von dem Spiel, dem Spielsystem und dem Hintergrund erzählte. Es bestand auch gleich die Möglichkeit einen Blick in die jeweiligen Bücher werfen zu können, was ich auch sofort tat. Das Basisregelwerk machte dabei auf mich einen sehr positiven Eindruck. Auf ungefähr 38 Seiten werden alle Spielregeln beschrieben, damit ein Charakter bzw. Protagonist erstellt und gespielt werden kann. Die kompletten Spielregeln auf nur 38 Seiten? Das fand und ich finde ich super!
Da mir "ULTIMA RATIO - Im Schatten von MUTTER" bisher überhaupt nichts sagte und ich von dem "Heinrich-Tüffers-Verlag" noch nie etwas gehört hatte, hatte sich das Gespräch doch etwas in die Länge gezogen. Dabei ist meine Entscheidung gefallen, dass ich mir vor Ort das "Basisregelwerk" sowie den Spielleiterschirm (den es i...
This game made me rethink how to run RPGs. I came from a d20 background and once I got my head around the idea of no initiative and just letting the story flow, holy smokes did my gaming change for the better. Here's a game that has "classes" that are not balanced, PCs that don't have to be friends or ultimately work together, and has almost no prep for the person running it, and it's freaking awesome.
Vincent did a great job with this. Even if you never play it, it may be worth your time to read up on AW and how it's ran. The conventions in this book may change the way you run your RPGs...
This is an unofficial highly-simplified rendition of Dungeons & Dragons, closest to 5th ed (imho). Noteworthy is that classes are abstracted by merging class features and feats into a broad pool, and by drastically reducing number of skills. I'm looking to playtest this at some point in the near future.