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    Play Unsafe
    Publisher: Graham Walmsley
    by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 01/17/2018 11:24:23

    The first thing that jumps at you is just how horrendous the type setting is. The second thing is how little is on each page. And the third is that the contents aren't worth $8, which will buy you some considerably more worthwhile things around here.



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    Curse of the Yellow Sign, Act I: Digging for a Dead God
    Publisher: John Wick Presents
    by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 10/19/2009 03:41:17

    I ran this during a rare RPG weekend with four good friends, and had a blast.

    It's a great setting, there's room for some truly horrific roleplaying moments and some pretty grueling player vs. player stand-offs.

    But as a product, it's honestly pretty sketchy. I'd skimmed it ahead of time, but wasn't counting on running it. A few hours beforehand I changed my mind and read it through 3-4 times, making notes as I went along, but by the time we started I still wasn't sure there was a game there.

    The sequence of events that've lead up to the scenario are sketchy, the use of the Man in Black and his role as a Germanic folklore figure are left largely untouched and the King in Yellow, which I haven't read, isn't summarized in any way. The player characters aren't ready for play, missing combat skills (and they'll be needed I can assure you) and either miss important pieces of information or simply don't have enough. This is really more of a draft or a set of expanded notes.

    I'm giving it 4, because we had a lot of fun with the sandbox setting and I would run it again in the blink of an eye. That said, next time I'll have to spend a few days preparing to iron out the inconsistencies.



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