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The Monsters: A Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition Quickstart
by Rory H.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 09/26/2018 03:50:10
The Monsters: A Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition Quickstart The Monsters provides a pretty good overview of all the mechanics in the new Vampire 5th edition in an easy to read and levied way. The story itself is a classic noir tale, solving a murder mystery through investigation, but with a good variety of action and drama along the way. As a free introduction, it actually holds a fair amount of story which should provide several sessions of play, and includes the requisite number of pregens. With regards to the system changes, I have to say this is a much more streamlined and superior system than in previous editions. I like the Hunger mechanic that seems to cause much chagrin for other critics, largely because it seamlessly brings the vampiric condition to the general play of the game in a much more integrated way than before. Frankly, it was a fundamental aspect of the game often forgetten by some groups, who were just happy to play 'superheroes with fangs' well within their comfort zones. The other mechanics manage to incorporate diceles...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG
by Jeremy S.
Publisher: Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG
Date Added: 09/25/2018 21:18:28
Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG Story telling and battle sys flow as smooth as an experienced game master could wish for. 5 stars for the neat homebrew style and I would recommend bumping up the price a bit.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG
by Troy P.
Publisher: Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG
Date Added: 09/25/2018 20:11:45
Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG Basically VTNL-lite. Video-gamey in the worst way, contains some of the swingiest mechanics I've seen, and is more "light sheen of mechanics" than "RPG toolkit." Little effort was put into editing and formatting, leading to grammar issues galore and uncomfortably long load times (on the order of 15-20 seconds) for certain pages with small amounts of tabular text and nothing else.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book 2: Coalition Overkill
by STEPHANE M.
Publisher: Palladium Books
Date Added: 09/25/2018 18:40:15
Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book 2: Coalition Overkill I purchase a lot of Palladium Books in PDF format through RPGNow.com (DriveThruRPG.com) and I noticed that books one through six of the Coalition Wars as well as Aftermath were scanned VERY poorly compared to other PDF releases from Palladium Books. They are not marked as "PDF Edition" in the covers and are barely legible. Is there a time-frame on when these seven books will be re-scanned properly to match the quality of other Palladium Books PDF releases so that I can re-download them from RPGNow.com? Until they are re-scanned properly, I am only giving them a 1-Star Rating. Thanks. UPDATE 09-25-2018: I received a response from Wayne Smith at Palladium Books in regards to the quality of the PDF releases for Coalition Wars. He said that Palladium Books has plans to re-scan and upload higher quality scans of these books and will try to release them as soon as they can. I love Palladium Books - excellent customer service! I have updated my review and rating accordingly....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Cthulhu - Terror Americana
by Chris v. F.
Publisher: Pegasus Press
Date Added: 09/25/2018 16:15:01
Cthulhu - Terror Americana Meine Rezension bezieht sich bisher nur auf das erste Abenteuer, das Zweite liefere ich als Rezension nach, wenn ich es gelesen habe + Video dazu Das erste von 2 Abenteuern ist ein Mischmasch aus 2 Cthuloiden Wesenheiten / Rassen, die sich gegenseitig um die Menschen und ihre Nachkommen streiten. Das Abenteuer an sich bietet viele Szenen und grob 8 Stunden Spielspaß für Investigatoren. Die Spieler werden ohne Zweifel Spaß haben bis zum Ende, allerdings schlägt der Spielleiter bei diesem Humbug die Hände über den Kopf zusammen... Der Mix ist in meinen Augen nicht wirklich gelungen, ob die Spieler IT davon so sehr mitbekommen oder mitbekommen sollten, weiß ich nicht. Den Teil mit der Gottheit S-N und der schw. M. würde ich ansatzlos streichen und hier nur die MG von Y benutzen - alles andere wäre zu viel. Ich weiß nicht ob der Mehrwert so sehr groß ist, wenn man 2 Rassen grundlos in den "Krieg" führt. Der Hintergrund für die Charakter mag mich nicht wirklich fesseln Abenteuer...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Orient Express tickets
by Marcin M.
Publisher: Chaosium
Date Added: 09/25/2018 15:23:04
Orient Express tickets Great addition to the campaign. Played with those tickets, and marking every major station really helped feel like we have achieved some milestone in our journey.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Play Dirty (15th Anniversary Edition)
by Phillip M.
Publisher: John Wick Presents
Date Added: 09/25/2018 14:15:46
Play Dirty (15th Anniversary Edition) Delightfully devious, especially for those GMs dealing with experienced players who think they have "seen it all."

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Starfarer's Codex: Multiclass ThemeTypes
by Kevin C.
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
Date Added: 09/25/2018 03:59:29
Starfarer's Codex: Multiclass ThemeTypes OK, I purchased this product and to be bluntly honest, I am a little underwhelmed. First off, if you take this option for your character you lose the bonus attribute point that a theme gives you. Second, your primary character class is crippled for not much in return. This isn't the fault of the concepts in this book, but an overall function of the Starfinder Archtypes just being very subpar. The Mechanic Themetype is nice, but really should not count as an archtype. Not enough bang for the buck. The Mystic and the Technomancer Themetype seem a little more balanced, but honestly, If you really need to take some spells from the other spell caster list, take Mystic Dabbler (or Technomagic Dabbler) Feat at 5th level. When you get to 20th level you have 2 Cantrips and 6 times a day you have a 1st level spell. and you still have ALL of your main class spell and special abilities. The Operative Themetype doesn't have the one ability that you would want to dip into Operative for....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book 1: Sedition
by STEPHANE M.
Publisher: Palladium Books
Date Added: 09/24/2018 20:45:42
Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book 1: Sedition I purchase a lot of Palladium Books in PDF format through RPGNow.com (DriveThruRPG.com) and I noticed that books one through six of the Coalition Wars as well as Aftermath were scanned VERY poorly compared to other PDF releases from Palladium Books. They are not marked as "PDF Edition" in the covers and are barely legible. Is there a time-frame on when these seven books will be re-scanned properly to match the quality of other Palladium Books PDF releases so that I can re-download them from RPGNow.com? Until they are re-scanned properly, I am only giving them a 1-Star Rating. Thanks. UPDATE 09-24-2018: I received a response from Wayne Smith at Palladium Books in regards to the quality of the PDF releases for Coalition Wars. He said that Palladium Books has plans to re-scan and upload higher quality scans of these books and will try to release them as soon as they can. I love Palladium Books - excellent customer service! I have updated my review and rating accordingly....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
50 Fathoms Figure Flats
by Mike C.
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
Date Added: 09/24/2018 17:14:58
50 Fathoms Figure Flats It's nice to have minis that exactly match the things you'll encounter in 50 Fathoms. There are about 14 characters, 20 warriors of various types, and some giant spiders and creatures unique to 50 Fathoms. Many have a dozen copies on a page, so you can print up a fight pretty easily. The enclosing boxes for humanoids are 31mm tall. The tall Atani and the short (5 foot) Grael are the same height. 31mm looks a little small against Reaper and Pathfinder minis, and you can scale these up about 10% before the edges get cropped. I wish the layout had supported 20% zoom without cropping. These also look small against ArcKnight's excellent 2D plastic pirate minis. The art could be more defined, but it's certainly adequate to the task and this set is worth purchasing if you play with minis. ...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
by Phillip M.
Publisher: SlyFlourish
Date Added: 09/24/2018 15:24:39
Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master I backed this on Kickstarter, as I am a fan of the Sly Flourish blog and the original Lazy Dungeon Master. While the concept of the Lazy DM has not changed, Mike Shea has done a great job expanding on his original ideas, and this newest publication seems to work very well with 5e (though most of his advice is system agnostic). The checklist and methods described are a very good investment of time for those of us who love running D&D, but also have other time commitments. With well under an hour of prep and some practice, you can be ready to DM a four-hour session. As a bonus, the art in this book is amazing!...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea (5e DnD)
by Wright J.
Publisher: AnnesFlashBack
Date Added: 09/24/2018 15:23:43
Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea (5e DnD) The cover art piqued my interest, but I wasn't sure about it, so I grabbed this for zero dollars to check it out. I quickly discovered that this book deserves the recommended amount and then some. What you get here is a full-on professional-level setting book full of everything you might want from a new WotC supplement, plus some stuff even WotC hasn't tried yet: a richly drawn campaign setting with a calendar and a history and a reason to adventure, new equipment (grappling hook arrows!), new magic items, new feats, new subclasses, new planes... And ALL of it is laid out just like an official 5e book, including the subtle characterful touches like notes from in-fiction characters! The setting itself is really cool, with a nice Renaissance vibe and an admirable commitment to cosmopolitanism. It's idiosyncratic and smartly designed, and admirably geared toward use at the table. The new backgrounds and items and such hook into the setting nicely; everything here is solid and considere...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
A Folio of Followers
by Lars E.
Publisher: Lampblack & Brimstone
Date Added: 09/24/2018 15:23:01
A Folio of Followers Nice artwork helps to give character to the followers. It's culturaly divers, but sadly exclusevly humans.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Ghost Ops - Expanded
by Matthew B.
Publisher: FeralGamersInc
Date Added: 09/24/2018 14:59:04
Ghost Ops - Expanded If you play Ghost Ops, then this expansion will add to your experience. There are new optional rules to either speed combat up, or add detail to the game. New weapons and equipment will give a bit more choice for tooling up Operators or Tangos, and four new Backgrounds allow even more variety in character creation. It's not perfect, there are a few typos, and it isn't made clear that the new armours are currently in development, ideal for a near future setting (or perhaps one where Operators are issued prototype gear) but not a contempory real world setting. But those are minor matters. It's also a pity there is no prospect of a SW version, but that does not affect the quality of this one. Summary: A short product, but with some useful material. If you do play Ghost Ops, I can't see any reason why you wouldn't get this. Disclaimer: I have made some suggestions into the development of this game. These were done voluntarily and I have no financial benefits from it. ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dark Crypts - Map-Tile Set
by Robert N.
Publisher: Black Scrolls Games
Date Added: 09/24/2018 12:53:54
Dark Crypts - Map-Tile Set Great set that can be used in multiple ways, not just as a crypt. I have the printed cards (use non-slip cabinet liners to hold them in place). The colors are perfect and evocative. So far, I've used my set to represent one large room of a wizard's lab.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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