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7th Sea Core Rulebook (Second Edition)
by ar e.
Publisher: John Wick Presents
Date Added: 11/28/2016 02:35:58
7th Sea Core Rulebook (Second Edition) I never played the 1st Edition, so this review considers only the mechanics of 7th Sea 2E on its own objective merits. Also bear in mind that I have an interesting opinion of John Wick works in general, in that I tend to think the ideas are really unique, but the rules are a little too light for me. 7th Sea 2E, however, turned out to be just right for my taste. In brief, if you want a **fast-paced**, action-oriented system **without a lot of number-crunching**, this is a **great way to go**. In essence, 7th Sea 2E expects **both the players and the GM** to **actively tell a story**, rather than react to strict rule conventions and what I like to call "gamey circumstances" (IE, "do the math, try to decide what your best course of action is"). The presentation of the book is nice and clean. The art is lovely, the world is intriguing, and everything is laid out in a fairly aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-read way. If you want **rich lore**, 7th Sea 2E is **going to deliver**. The...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Night Witches
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Bully Pulpit Games
Date Added: 11/27/2016 22:02:00
Night Witches This is basically genius. It's one of the weirder niche settings I've encountered, but somehow all the more powerful for it.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Savage Suzerain (Savage Worlds)
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Savage Mojo
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:59:41
Savage Suzerain (Savage Worlds) According to this book's introduction, it is brilliant. To my mind, not so much. A "universal setting" just isn't that revolutionary when you're using a universal system.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Mermaid Adventures RPG
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Third Eye Games
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:49:05
Mermaid Adventures RPG The artwork in this fills me with existential dread. The urchinfolk evoke body horror. I can't handle it.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Hillfolk
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:43:54
Hillfolk Holy crap, it's a social-minded system-based game that actually works!

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Questions Without Answers
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Larcenous Designs, LLC
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:41:33
Questions Without Answers This is a surprisingly good resource for GMs who need ideas to build campaigns around.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Final Girl
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Gas Mask Games
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:30:26
The Final Girl Quality merchandise! A simple, straightforward GMless game that leads to a lot of hilarity. Very nice.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Bath Salts
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Creepy Doll Studios
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:29:10
Bath Salts Oh man this is way too real. I could see getting a bunch of ex-call-center employees together for a therapeutic round of it, though.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Apocalypse World (2nd Ed)
by Patrick H.
Publisher: lumpley games
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:27:31
Apocalypse World (2nd Ed) Somehow I never quite got around to the first edition of AW, but I'm really glad I threw in on this Kickstarter anyway, because it's awesome. I see why it has inspired *so many* other games, but even the baked-in setting (such as it is) is magnificent; I hope to run it some day soon.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Belly of the Beast RPG
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Sigil Stone Publishing
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:24:57
Belly of the Beast RPG This is excellent. I love the system (the dice engine is fairly standard, but the way characters are built is awesome), I love the setting, and I love how much freedom there is as far as what the world looks like.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Frankenstein Atomic Frontier
by Patrick H.
Publisher: Owlman
Date Added: 11/27/2016 21:21:01
Frankenstein Atomic Frontier This was unexpectedly great. It's a little bit like Promethean, but actually practical for group play. The system is interesting, and gets out of the way pretty readily. There is one thing you need to know about this book before you read it: it uses apostrophes to denote plurals. That would normally be only a passing irritant, except that an individual character is an Adam, and throughout the book, that is pluralized "Adam's". As many as 8 times on a single page, according to my search function. If yu're the kind of person who is bothered by that, and I sadly admit to being such, you'll want to make your peace with it early. Don't let that stop you from reading the book, though--it really is worth it....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Krampusnacht: Night of the Krampus! (BASH)
by BENJAMIN N.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 11/27/2016 18:03:44
Krampusnacht: Night of the Krampus! (BASH) Krampus is coming this Christmas to the children of the St. Nicholas Orphanage, and these forgotten kids will not be dreaming of sugar plums and opening presents in the morning: they will be busy trying to save the world from a hellish fate. *Krampusnacht: Night of the Krampus!* is a nightmarish, holiday adventure featuring 5 protagonist heroes, aged 10-16, given super power gifts from a being that may have been Santa Claus (but not necessarily so, if you find that too silly) and must use their newfound abilities to fight an unholy, supernatural creature and its helpers. If you’ve seen the movie *Krampus* (and why wouldn’t you?), you’d know how creepy this demonic entity can be? Sure the artwork for this product looks a little campy and cartoonish, but don’t let that detract from what is otherwise a quite crafty adventure. The adventure takes place over three acts. Act 1, “**Have You been Good Little Boys & Girls?**”, sets the stage for the story with a visit from St. Nick an...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: PenguinComics.com
Date Added: 11/27/2016 18:02:30
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon I found this game to be mildly entertaining but it got old pretty quick. * Pros: * The artwork I thought fit the genre very well * The author is descriptive * It can be played with just a d6 (I think that is nice when you don't have your polys with you) * Cons: * It gets monotonous * You die very quickly quite often * It seems like you are playing the same adventure over and over It may be just how the dice were rolling and I have not played this a lot so your experience may be different. I do not regret buying this as it was not expensive. I just think that overall it could be a lot better but it could be a lot worse....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
The Great Game
by Daniel D.
Publisher: John R Davis
Date Added: 11/27/2016 16:20:34
The Great Game My third review for the extremely fun and challenging Jack Hack line. You will need the Black Hack and the Jack Hack to use this. This supplement brings in espionage and conspiracy to the regular gutter crawl of the Jack Hack. The Sherlock Holmes movies of late come to mind most readily. This book is the most comprehensive of the three (Jack Hack, Penny Black and this pdf) in my opinion. In broad strokes it paints a political picture of the British Empire in 1888. Both at home and abroad. One could also dabble in organized crime stories with the material I imagine. Two new classes, the Mounter (informer) and Gutter Monger (reporter). The same great random tables, story suggestions and even an updated adversaries table. All the better to challenge the players. I give it 4 stars due to grammatical and spelling errors that could be easily fixed (I would give this 5 stars easily if that were to happen). In closing these are my thoughts and recommendations. 1. Buy these games! This has be...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Legendary Races: Sphinx
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Purple Duck Games
Date Added: 11/27/2016 16:15:52
Legendary Races: Sphinx A thoroughly practical take on Sphinx's as PCs, in keeping with their abilities as a race, but not overpowering.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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