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Call to Arms: The Warlord
by Benjamin T.
Publisher: Schwalb Entertainment
Date Added: 01/16/2019 22:53:48
Call to Arms: The Warlord Got suckered into buying this because it says Warlord on it, which used to be my favorite class, but this seems like it was written by my 11 year old cousin. The class doesn't follow any standard class building rules or powerlevels whatsoever; A brief look at any legal class in comparison will show the blindingly obvious power difference between them. Until this is re-written or at least very heavily edited and toned down, this PDF is not worth your money unfortunately.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
DARK PLACES & DEMOGORGONS - The UFO Investigator's Handbook - and use w/other OSR games
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Bloat Games
Date Added: 01/16/2019 20:41:12
DARK PLACES & DEMOGORGONS - The UFO Investigator's Handbook - and use w/other OSR games This book is the latest (for now) book in the Survive This! Dark Places & Demogorgons line. A couple of things jump right out at me. First, the cover has dropped the "Survive This!" label. It is still mentioned on the cover page, but I am thinking that the Dark Places & Demogorgons name has more visual recognition. Second, that cover is fantastic. It's a step up from the covers of past books (which are still great, this one is just better) and it invokes EXACTLY the feelings they wanted. Is that a Whitley Strieber inspired cover? Fire in the Sky? X-Files? Yes. To all the above. Ok, let's jump right in. I am reviewing both the book and the PDF. These were not sent to me, I bought them on my own dime. Noticeable differences: The PDF cover is blueish on my screen (nod to Blue Book?) but the physical copy is more green (Little Green Books?) anyway. Not important...moving on. The book is 48 pages with an interior cover page and two pages of OGL. The font is larger t...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDEX2-11 Oubliette of Fort Iron (5e)
by Ben J.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 01/16/2019 19:48:57
DDEX2-11 Oubliette of Fort Iron (5e) It's a very straight-forward dungeon crawl that's very quick to prepare as a DM. Since it's tuned for APL 2 instead of 3, some of the combats are a bit simple. The story is very much on rails, but it's still a good module

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Call to Arms: The Warlord
by Richard M.
Publisher: Schwalb Entertainment
Date Added: 01/16/2019 14:11:41
Call to Arms: The Warlord HELL YES. The Warlord was easily my favorite character class in 4E. I loved the ability to be the master of support, giving tactical bonuses and niche effects while also being a potent healer. Sure, I could do some damage on my own, but my main benefit was making everyone else better. This meant that I needed to be hyper focused throughout the combat to make sure each of my bonuses were being used, movements were clear of my triggers, and healing occurred at the proper times. I was a bureaucracy of one. So I completely understood when the Warlord was not among the light-hearted 5E classes. Even so, I mourned my favorite class. Then Rob Schwalb shows up like he's Santa Claus and I'm on the nice list. This version of the Warlord is outstanding. It grants positive benefits in both active and passive ways, requiring tactical thinking and play, but without taking too much away from the cleanliness of 5E combat. Issuing Battlefield Commands at the start of combat adds minimal time...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Libram of Lost Spells, vol. I
by Jason L.
Publisher: Total Party Kill Games
Date Added: 01/16/2019 14:04:02
Libram of Lost Spells, vol. I When my home game decided to move from Pathfinder to 5e several years ago, I wasn't exactly subtle in my complaint that we were throwing away a lot of years of quality content to change the rule system. Even after years and a couple Whoever's Guide to Whatever books, 5e still doesn't have anything like the breadth and depth of options in Pathfinder. I've made my peace with this; I'd rather play an RPG based on a musical based on the Twilight series than not play with my group but I am nonetheless grateful for 3rd Party Publishers that add good, balanced content to the game. That was a weird digression. So, The Libram of Lost Spells! Twenty new spells spread out between all the casting classes in the game in a range of levels. Let’s talk about a few! Accelerated Healing is a second level spell for druids and clerics that makes the target's hit dice heal for max when you rest and lets the target recover all their expended dice after a long rest. That's a big bucket of out of com...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: 0one Games
Date Added: 01/16/2019 12:59:19
0one's Blueprints: Vale of the Mages Would you like a mage for a neighbour? The wizards who live here certainly do, there are no less than four traditional wizard's towers here, although one has fallen into ruin. The introductory notes provide a few ideas for using them 'as is' - or of course you can use them individually whenever you have need of a residence for a mage. It also provides a key to common items on the maps, and directions on how to operate the customisation tools to show or hide numbers, grid, furniture and heavy fill on the black and blue versions of each plan. First up, an overview of the valley, which has a Y-shaped river - the eddies suggest that the two branches entering from the bottom of the page join to flow off to the top-left, but that's up to you to decide. There are paths, woods, and bridges to enable the mages to visit each other without getting their feet wet or having to expend flying magic. Next is a round tower described as the Old Wizard Tower. This has three levels plus a cellar and...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Elysium Games
by DSC T. G. C. _.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 01/16/2019 12:35:00
Elysium Games Elysium Games provides us with two simple but interesting in character games to play during a LARP. When we used these games in our event, the players found them intriguing and fun. The tabletop Gaming club recommends that everyone downloads a copy of this product to use in their LARP or even in a large tabletop game.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Fingers of the Eldest: Bogatyri
by DSC T. G. C. _.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 01/16/2019 12:00:06
Fingers of the Eldest: Bogatyri A dark little book detailing abominations created by the Tzimscie elder. The Bogatyri have the potential to an instrument of storytelling horror if used correctly. For a group of players who fully embrace the personal horror of having their humanity slip away, the Bogatyri can embody that horror. The Tabletop Gaming club recommends this book for Storytellers wanting to add a element of Lovecraftian type of horror to their games.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The GameMaster's Apprentice: Sci Fi
by Darrell C.
Publisher: Larcenous Designs, LLC
Date Added: 01/16/2019 10:33:11
The GameMaster's Apprentice: Sci Fi This is exactly what I was looking for in order to play Classic Traveller/Cepheus Engine solitaire. I purchased the printed cards as well as the pdf. The printed cards are printed just like playing cards, and the print quality is excellent. Each card is double-sided and easy to read. The color scheme used for the SciFi cards works well for me. The included SciFi Adventure Guide is also very helpful with ideas on how to use the various elements of the card. The examples included in the adventure guide work well on their own, but can be easily modified to fit your needs. The pdf quality is also good; however, I did not want to print and cut out the cards. Self-printing can be done if a person does not want to purchase the printed cards, but I prefer commercially printed cards to doing it myself on cardstock. I'm using the SciFi cards in conjunction with Paul Elliott's SOLO for Cepheus Engine. The combination of the cards with Paul Elliott's SOLO has created an exceptional experien...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Endless Realms: Geamlahm’s Giving
by Matt S.
Publisher: Lunar Games Inc
Date Added: 01/16/2019 04:08:51
Endless Realms: Geamlahm’s Giving A fun holiday-themed adventure. Short, but sweet. Heartily recommend!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mauvolg: Supplement II
by Matt S.
Publisher: Mothshade Concepts
Date Added: 01/16/2019 03:59:35
Mauvolg: Supplement II You can tell a lot of time and a lot of love went into this. In a market overflowing with OSR books, retroclones, heartbreakers, and the rest, the Avremier books stand out thanks to that love and attention. The style of the books is so evocative of the early days of the hobby, and the quality of the writing and production is very high. David Hill and co. have added plenty of new spin to old ideas, as well as adding some fresh concepts into the mix. Every area has been given a fresh lick of paint... monsters, classes, races, loot, mechanics, settings... and all these areas have been expanded on as well, so it's not just the simple touch-up job that a lot of OSR products think they can skate by with. They do not stand on their own, and you will need access to 0e rules to use them, and I only mention that here as I feel it needs pointing out as so many OSR products are a self-contained system now, and something like this 5-book series might easily be mistaken for such. There is ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Eldritch Avremier: Supplement III
by Matt S.
Publisher: Mothshade Concepts
Date Added: 01/16/2019 03:54:01
Eldritch Avremier: Supplement III You can tell a lot of time and a lot of love went into this. In a market overflowing with OSR books, retroclones, heartbreakers, and the rest, the Avremier books stand out thanks to that love and attention. The style of the books is so evocative of the early days of the hobby, and the quality of the writing and production is very high. David Hill and co. have added plenty of new spin to old ideas, as well as adding some fresh concepts into the mix. Every area has been given a fresh lick of paint... monsters, classes, races, loot, mechanics, settings... and all these areas have been expanded on as well, so it's not just the simple touch-up job that a lot of OSR products think they can skate by with. They do not stand on their own, and you will need access to 0e rules to use them, and I only mention that here as I feel it needs pointing out as so many OSR products are a self-contained system now, and something like this 5-book series might easily be mistaken for such. There is ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dhavon: Supplement I
by Matt S.
Publisher: Mothshade Concepts
Date Added: 01/16/2019 03:48:22
Dhavon: Supplement I You can tell a lot of time and a lot of love went into this. In a market overflowing with OSR books, retroclones, heartbreakers, and the rest, the Avremier books stand out thanks to that love and attention. The style of the books is so evocative of the early days of the hobby, and the quality of the writing and production is very high. David Hill and co. have added plenty of new spin to old ideas, as well as adding some fresh concepts into the mix. Every area has been given a fresh lick of paint... monsters, classes, races, loot, mechanics, settings... and all these areas have been expanded on as well, so it's not just the simple touch-up job that a lot of OSR products think they can skate by with. They do not stand on their own, and you will need access to 0e rules to use them, and I only mention that here as I feel it needs pointing out as so many OSR products are a self-contained system now, and something like this 5-book series might easily be mistaken for such. There is ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Deities, Deminities & Personalities: Supplement IV
by Matt S.
Publisher: Mothshade Concepts
Date Added: 01/16/2019 03:46:35
Deities, Deminities & Personalities: Supplement IV You can tell a lot of time and a lot of love went into this. In a market overflowing with OSR books, retroclones, heartbreakers, and the rest, the Avremier books stand out thanks to that love and attention. The style of the books is so evocative of the early days of the hobby, and the quality of the writing and production is very high. David Hill and co. have added plenty of new spin to old ideas, as well as adding some fresh concepts into the mix. Every area has been given a fresh lick of paint... monsters, classes, races, loot, mechanics, settings... and all these areas have been expanded on as well, so it's not just the simple touch-up job that a lot of OSR products think they can skate by with. They do not stand on their own, and you will need access to 0e rules to use them, and I only mention that here as I feel it needs pointing out as so many OSR products are a self-contained system now, and something like this 5-book series might easily be mistaken for such. There is ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Avremier: Supplement 0
by Matt S.
Publisher: Mothshade Concepts
Date Added: 01/16/2019 03:40:17
Avremier: Supplement 0 You can tell a lot of time and a lot of love went into this. In a market overflowing with OSR books, retroclones, heartbreakers, and the rest, the Avremier books stand out thanks to that love and attention. The style of the books is so evocative of the early days of the hobby, and the quality of the writing and production is very high. David Hill and co. have added plenty of new spin to old ideas, as well as adding some fresh concepts into the mix. Every area has been given a fresh lick of paint... monsters, classes, races, loot, mechanics, settings... and all these areas have been expanded on as well, so it's not just the simple touch-up job that a lot of OSR products think they can skate by with. They do not stand on their own, and you will need access to 0e rules to use them, and I only mention that here as I feel it needs pointing out as so many OSR products are a self-contained system now, and something like this 5-book series might easily be mistaken for such. There is ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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