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Wasteland Wanderers: Fifth Edition Classes For Post-Apocalyptic Worlds
Publisher: Spilled Ale Studios
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/05/2019 18:08:46

A decent product; essentially takes core 5e classes and converts them to a non-magical post-apoc standard. They are ready to go, although since they are setting agnostic you may need to tweak them a touch to bring them in line with your setting. My only complaint is that the product is set up as landscape, which would make printing it unrewarding.



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Madness of the Rat King
Publisher: Maniac Brews
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2019 09:44:39

Solid work. The maps alone are worth the price. I have to add extra words so I can post this.



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D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet
Publisher: Matthew Perkins
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2019 09:42:53

A solid sheet. I like the 'no spells' option for non-spellcasting PCs, and the layoput is much better than the offical PC sheet.



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D&D 5th Edition Spell Cards
Publisher: Matthew Perkins
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2019 08:36:36

A very nice product, although a couple spells are missing. I', not sure what SRD is, but ones I've noticed are (Cantrip) Bladetun, and spell Cloud of Daggers.

It is still an excellent value for the money.



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Thanks for the review! Are any SRD spells missing?
Western Town
Publisher: DramaScape
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/14/2019 08:44:44

THisa has to be one of the worst maps I've ever purchased. What you get is some very basic buildings dropped in two rows on a starw background. That's it: no road, no plants, no rocks, no watering troughs, no trees, no bushes, nothing. It looks like something a GM threw together in a couple minutes while his players were stting at the table. It went straight into my trash can. I can't believe these guys had the gall to charge $6 for this.



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We always add a preview of our product so that customers can take a good look at the product and decide if they like it before they buy it. This product has sold over 250 copies and already has a 5 Star Review.
Degenesis Atlas - French
Publisher: Degenesis - Atlas
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/12/2019 16:25:58

While this product mirrors the high quality productions standards of the core game, it also mirrors the core game's failings of obscure presentation of facts and the usual disregard of very simple facts. Cultures are capable of producting heavy industrial projects such as large ships or masses of motor vehicles with no apparent infastructure or resource collection (A simple vehicle requires over eight thousand individual parts and over twenty different processed materials).

It ignores the fact that Kevlar has a shelf life (a relic UN helmet, common in images, would after this amount of time have the same defensive effect as thin pottery), weapons suffer metal fatigue and bore wear.

In short, aside from great art and maps, you're getting a product that will require considerable work to employ.

But it is free, so it's worth the download. There's a lot of flavor text that can be employed.



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Heroic Maps - Storeys: Hall of the Mountain King
Publisher: Heroic Maps
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/01/2019 06:37:54

As usual, these maps are of unrivaled color and quality, but they are very small; too small for an encounter with ranged weapons or a group larger than 4 PCs, many 5 if they tend to bunch up and not maneuver much.



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Aquemna-Class 10,000 ton Fuel Tanker
Publisher: Nienhaus Games
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/31/2018 11:40:00

This product is definately not for those who use Virtual tabletops. And given the amount of ink cartridge-killing black on the floorplan sections, printing it out would cost a lot. Stuck with Future Armada or Shadowplans for better quality work. Overall, you do get a lot of statistics, but the ship deckplan is uninspired even by Traveller standards.



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Shadowplans - Single - Mini Mall
Publisher: Shadowplans
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/10/2018 06:53:14

I am hard to please; it is tough to get a five star review from me. And I am a fan on Oones maps, which are truely outstanding while being inexpensiver. But I thought I would risk a buck on this line, and I was amazing impressed. You get numerous variations of the same map, high-quality, and cheap. I will be buying more of these.



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Cold & Dark
Publisher: Modiphius
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/10/2018 00:10:57

As a system, the game is uninspired junk. It brings nothing new to the table.

As a setting, it has a lot of high-level detail; they even name every member of the six-person Senate/Cabinet. However, they don't bother to tell you how many Marines are in a squad; which are you more likely to meet: a Marine patrol, or the six people who run the galaxy? This odd set of prioritries is a common thing; for example, whores got a full page explaining their training, regulations, medical exams (shockingly primitive), and so on. Thirty years of RPGs and I never knew that you needed that much explanation of prostitution.

The writers need a good editor, as the writing is very unpolished. The writers also have a seious love affair with acronyms, to the point where the already basic writing style is badly obscured,

The alien options (all of whom want to kill Mankind) are simply the 'alien' of the same movie, Reavers from Firefly, zombies, and Reavers from Serinity. All these creatures/villians fight at melee range, which for some reason the rail-gun armed PCs must fear. There is no explanation as to how races whithout artifical or ranged weapons have developed FTL drives.

Just to be safe, the equipment list includes a variety of swords so if you get tired of killing from a distance you can run around waving a sword. The USA hasn't issued a sword or cultlass for combat in over a 130 years, but in space apparently they're still viable. Of course, given the weak combat system, firing a rail gun on full auto and hitting someone with a moderately sharpened strip of iron are about equally effective...

They devoted pages discussing how planetary cores are mined, but provided no rules or information in case the PCs wanted to try running a load of contraband. Or rules for mining planetary cores, in case the PCs are thrilled with all the material on core mining and the GM lets them have a multi-billion credit corporation in PC creation.

All maps and techincal drawings are on their side so pdf buyers are inconvienenced as much as possible. This is especially noticable as nothing in the maps or technical drawings would prevent a modest re-arrangement of data to allow them to be displayed legibly.

Since this is a game built around space travel (to include a chapter of star ships), the rules on space travel make it slow, clumsy, and PC unfriendly while avoiding hard science. Oh, and being in space can drive your PC insane.

And here's another throwback to failures of RPGs past: in addition to a blizzard of acronyms, the writers decided that it was just too cool to use words in place of, well, ordinary words. You don't have a PC, you have an avatar. You don't have a PC sheet, you have an avatar interface. You don't lose sanity, your PC gets 'cold' (although the descriptions of the various levels of 'cold' use the word 'insanity' a lot). You don't have armor, you wear a Enemy Encounter Suit (an EES COG to be precise). Between the acronyms and 'let's use different words', explaining this nightmare to your players will be rough; or you could simply ignore the writers and call insanity insanity.

There's nothing wrong with ripping off movies for material, but instead of making sure that evey major agency in the galaxy has a motto (they do), you might want to explain why races who fight only with claws or edged weapons have developed FTL travel. And throw in a paragraph about taxs and orbital traffic control so smuggler campaigns coul;d have something to work with.

At just over $6 there is enough interesing bits that you could use (certainly not the system) to expand a sci-fi campaign using a better game system and setting.



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Elite Dangerous RPG - The Worst Intentions
Publisher: Modiphius
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/05/2018 07:31:08

Yet another 'SpecOps in Spaaaaaccccee'. Nothing special to recommend it.



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Heroic Maps - Giant Maps: Kittywitch Woods Day
Publisher: Heroic Maps
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/23/2018 23:27:29

While this is a very pretty map, the cost to size ratio is poor. You could buy five Oones maps for the price of this one.



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0one's Blueprints: The Ruined Town, Hill of the Haunting Spectre
Publisher: 0one Games
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/23/2018 23:26:16

I'm a huge fan of Ones, but this particular product is betterr than the usual high standard.



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ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG: Early Access
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/22/2018 12:03:14

War Hammer FRG with a twist and a d100 system. Solid work.



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Runemastery
Publisher: LootTheBoss
by JD S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/22/2018 12:01:47

I rusked a dollar on this, expecting to get burned by the usual drek, but I was very (and pleasantly) surprised. This is a very good product, easily adapt to any system. My only complaint is that while it has a verey high standard for interior decoration, it woulds be a print cartiridge killer if you wanted to make a hard copy.



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