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John Kapsalis Townsfolk
by Willow W.
Publisher: Arion Games
Date Added: 09/21/2018 07:17:13
John Kapsalis Townsfolk I've bought two of these sets now, and while it's nice to have a variety of roles, I'm a little disappointed that every single one of them is a man. This set does have two token women, and a female witch. But everything else - all men. A town full of men. Only men do jobs.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Cinematic Environs: Arctic Lands [Call of Cthulhu Edition]
by graeme p.
Publisher: Chaosium
Date Added: 09/21/2018 04:08:12
Cinematic Environs: Arctic Lands [Call of Cthulhu Edition] Includes very handy condtions for Keepers and are well laid out. They create easy dynamic landscape that could create far more memorable games, especially ones with travelling across biomes which can be hard for keepers to keep interesting. Coupled with the 100 arctic encounters which are also useful to pull out on the fly to spice it up and you have a well armed Keeper able to infuse what is would be a boring slog over terrain into something exciting. But it is padded with very general information and basic tropes. If it either expanded other sections like Arctic horror into something with useful information or cut it altogether and focus on the cinematic angle it would benefit the PDFs scope....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (3.5)
by Luciella S.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 09/20/2018 17:03:39
Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (3.5) Don't buy this unless you're a cis het man. 1) it uses "he" instead of "they" when referring to DMs, players, monsters and NPCs, 2) pictures of female characters are highly sexualised, e.g. are naked, nearly naked or depicted with their clothes flying off in one case, and all have the same or similar body type, 3) nearly all female demons are variations of succubi and are described only as beautiful, slender, sexy, shapely or similar, with little attention to any personality traits, 4) it contains the following passages: "most of Graz'zt's priests, known as the Chosen, are female - as testament to his insatiable libido", 5) almost all of the named characters are male. The listing in the appendices has male demons as the default, with a small marker in brackets showing the rare exceptions....

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
5th Edition Horror
by James E.
Publisher: Fat Goblin Games
Date Added: 09/20/2018 14:18:30
5th Edition Horror Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product for the purpose of this review. I won't lie - there are parts of horror I love. In fact, my main 5th Edition character is a Warlock of a Great Old One (albeit a slightly silly one - a homebrewed entity of paradoxes). While I don't play full-on horror with the character, I do like to draw from the tropes and make use of them in various ways, such as by manipulating Dreams to bother NPCs who've offended my character. The point I'm trying to make is that I have a personal interest in any products I think might support that character, especially those from reputable publishers like Fat Goblin Games. This product is a full-color, 132-page PDF. The artwork is primarily black-and-white, in keeping with the genre, but is generously sprinkled throughout the product. Four pages are used for the covers and general legal information, plus a table of contents - the rest of this product is almost solidly rules and other information. The int...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Biology for Fantasy Settings
by Jonathan M.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 09/20/2018 13:32:49
Biology for Fantasy Settings This is a must-have for world builders. It gives a broad but thorough look at how creatures can be adopted or survive in a multitude of settings and environments. Even if you're using an established setting, the information provided here can help you provide a large dose of the unexpected and do so with a better explanation than "Because I said so." Even in a fantasy setting, suspension of disbelief only goes so far. This book helps get more mileage out of it, largely by not requiring it in the first place....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Core Book Savage Worlds Edition
by Jeffrey R.
Publisher: Modiphius
Date Added: 09/20/2018 13:01:58
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Core Book Savage Worlds Edition Overall, the content of the book is good, really good and informative. The background of the pages could be lighter and the page numbers could be more prominent, but not a deal breaker. Their could be more information the coroporations - especially Cybertronic [there are like 4, maybe 5 cybernetic items in the whole book] and... my pages are starting to fall apart from the binding and I barely use the book.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Mutant Plant Monsters
by Jonathan M.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 09/20/2018 12:46:07
Mutant Plant Monsters While aimed at post-apocalyptic settings, *Mutant Plant Monsters* can be used anywhere you need a bizarre plant: a mutation or genetically engineered trait in a science fiction setting might be a naturally occuring feature in a fantasy setting. The book opens with a brief examination of the strengths and weaknesses of planets, most of which are not thought of immediately but are obvious when pointed out. A few examples of mutant plants are provided followed by almost 80 mutations/traits specific to plants....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
CTHULHU: Die Janus-Gesellschaft
by Chris v. F.
Publisher: Pegasus Press
Date Added: 09/20/2018 09:09:35
CTHULHU: Die Janus-Gesellschaft Gemeinsam mit dem doch relativ neuen Buch der oberen 10.000 entfaltet die Geheimgesellschaft ihrer besonderen Reiz. Jäger des Übernatürlichen treffen ohne einen zu pulpigen Teil in ihrer Alt-Herren-Lounge auf Geschichten aus der Gruft. Eine ausführliche Rezension bei Youtube kommt demnächst zu diesem Buch

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
CTHULHU: GASLICHT - Horror in den 1890ern
by Chris v. F.
Publisher: Pegasus Press
Date Added: 09/20/2018 09:07:48
CTHULHU: GASLICHT - Horror in den 1890ern Nach den großen Fischen 1920 und Cthulhu NOW haben wir nun auch einen eigenen Quellenband für vor allem London 1890. Die Queen Victoria regiert ungebrochen in ihrer Monarchie, Gaslampen erhellen die Nebligen Straßen, doch die Tentakel kriechen bereits durch die Kanäle. Nochmal ein komplett anderes Setting, düsterer und unbewegter als das moderne 1920. Keine Autos, keine Telefone Ihr seid allein

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DDAL05-02 The Black Road (5e)
by Stephen L.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Date Added: 09/19/2018 23:32:05
DDAL05-02 The Black Road (5e) The Good: - Packs a lot of action into a short amount of time, but nothing too long and tiresome. - Has lots of ways the players can go about doing things, replayability is high. - Plenty of flavor and high adventure. The Bad: - Honestly, none that I can think of.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
ReMemorex
by Patrick G.
Publisher: Eschaton Media
Date Added: 09/19/2018 21:53:50
ReMemorex All in all, I really like the ideas and what the designers were going for with this game line. The "80's as a genre" approach helps players who didn't get to see the Berlin Wall come down on live TV get into the vibe, and the included setting material gives plenty for both players and the GM to work with. The execution, though, leaves a little bit to be desired. This Omni system used doesn't really have a lot of meat on its bones and while it helps keep sessions focused on the story, its lack of granularity and documentation (roughly 2/3 of the book itself is dedicated to setting and fluff) is vague to the point of really not knowing how the system should actually work at times. Newcomers to tabletop are going to love how this works; older hands like myself who have been around the block more than once might get a bit frustrated with the lack of structure. P.S. There are quite a few grammatical errors for as short as this book is. I am sure there are a few of us Kickstarter backe...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Knights & Legends Shadow Lords Campaign
by William B.
Publisher: Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG
Date Added: 09/19/2018 20:18:26
Knights & Legends Shadow Lords Campaign When I purchased the Core Book I instantly became a fan of K&L. Later when the Shadow Lords Book came out I went ahead and purchased it knowing that I would certainly like it. Waited until the weekend to play with a friend and three hours in, and we were both in love with the contents of this book. It's very easy to spoil the story by getting into details through a review so I'll just say this. This is a must have to any K&L players out there! **High replayability value**

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
T5 Traveller5 Core Rules Book (759 pages)
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Game Designers' Workshop (GDW)
Date Added: 09/19/2018 19:58:14
T5 Traveller5 Core Rules Book (759 pages) Note this review refers to version 5.09 last updated 7th June 2015 bought 2nd September 2018. Traveller 5, oh how I wanted to love you. Background, 1978 - Traveller was the first RPG I bought and I bought a most, if not all of the LBBs over the next few years. We drifted apart as I moved on to FGU's "Space Opera" and I never kept up with all of the subsequent versions. Fast forward to around a year ago, I have a Sci-Fi loving, Fantasy hating son who's approaching "RPG age" so I decide to introduce him to RPGs via Traveller. I still have my LBBs but digging around on the internet I find out about all of these new versions. My interest is piqued in T5, but ultimately I go for Mongoose 2 because of a special offer on DTRPG but the Traveller 5 itch is still there, so, a few months on, I've taken the plunge. First impression - Where's the Cover? Why did you not include the iconic Black and Red cover? When I double clicked on the pdf - that's what I was expecting - and not ...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Modern Gear Guide: Firearm Ammunition
by Cameron L.
Publisher: Misfit Studios
Date Added: 09/19/2018 15:38:34
Modern Gear Guide: Firearm Ammunition What a fantastic supplimebt this is. People say Savage Worlds doesn't do fine detail well - this product shows that doesn't have to be true. People also say guns tend to feel the same in Savage Worlds - this product helps change that equation too. The examination of ammo and ammo types is well researched and well executed, and at 17 pages you get solid value for the price. If you run a modern-era Savage Worlds game, or are just looking for well-detaioed explainatione of various ammunition types and don't care about the numbers - you should absolutely have a look. I picked this up on a lark and it’s one of the best discoveries I've come across ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
B/X Essentials: Adventures and Treasures
by Jon S.
Publisher: Necrotic Gnome
Date Added: 09/19/2018 13:33:40
B/X Essentials: Adventures and Treasures This is the fifth and final book in the B/X essentials set of classic d&d rewrites by Gavin Norman and what a gem it is! As with the rest of the series, the layout is designed to be clear and consise, a retelling of the original B/X rules in a vastly superior order, one that puts all the DM needs in the right places and wherever possible, across double page spreads of linked material. This last book covers all the practical adventuring rules for the DM to build wilderless, city, town and dungeon. As in previous books, excellent artwork enhances the reading experience without overwhelming the piece. I can't give it more than five stars, but I would if I could....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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