Category Archives: RPG review

Review – Wayfarers Players’s Reference Book

   In April Ye Olde Gaming Company and Mongoose Publishing released a new fantasy roleplaying-game : Wayfarers. For this event I will provide two reviews for hopeful players, so you hopefully could decide easier if this is a game for you or not. In this first part I will review the basic rules and everything else in the… Read More »

Review – Random Urban Encounters (PFRPG)

   Sometimes when a Game Master is creating an adventure we don’t have time the simplest looking parts, or we must do something on the fly to keep the campaign flowing. I think random encounters are one of these things : sometimes they necessary if the players spend a lot of time somewhere, and it makes the world… Read More »

Review – 101 Combat Feats (PFRPG)

   I don’t know what’s your opinion about this, but I think as Pathfinder (and D&D) players we could never have enough feats to define every single character we could dream up. Of course, it’s often include our character’s unique combat style and abilities, and his combat tricks. With the release of 101 Combat Feats from Rite Publishing… Read More »

Review – So What’s The Weapon Like Anyway? (PFRPG)

   On last week Raging Swan Press published So What’s The Weapon Like Anyway ?, a new Pathfinder RPG supplement. As a part of their GM resources, this short expansion deals with an often forgotten part of the Game Master’s work.    Looting the corpses of the defeated opponents is a well established tradition in most of the… Read More »

Review – Shadowrun : Parabotany

    As I mentioned in an earlier article, Catalyst Game Labs recently released the Parabotany supplement for the Shadowrun roleplaying-game. Now that I was able to take a look, it’s time to decide if it’s as useful and interesting as I thought.    The book contains several sections, and while most of them is acting like as a… Read More »

Review – Dungeons & Dragons: Halls of Undermountain

   In the middle of the month Wizards of the Coast released a new adventure book for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, titled Halls of Undermountain. Based on the book the doors open to hours upon hours of adventuring in the biggest dungeon (and mass grave) of the Forgotten Realms, the Undermountain.    It’s proposed as an adventure… Read More »

Review – Barroom Brawls (PFRPG)

   On this week Raging Swan Press released another great GM supplement for the Pathfinder roleplaying game : Barroom Brawls. This new 15-page publication is really a great help if you want to run a good brawl.    While such encounters are a well known staple of fantasy stories, and as the publisher states, it’s often avoided in… Read More »

Review – Shadowrun Mission : Free Taiwan

   Free Taiwan is a 19 pages long free adventure, for the Shadowrun Twentieth Anniversary Edition. If you would just try the Shadowrun 4th edition, here is the Quick Starter from the publisher’s website : link You can download freely the adventure from DriveThruRPG here.    The first 3 pages are for the DM’s technical support, advices, and… Read More »

Review – Adventure Quarterly #1 (PFRPG)

   Yesterday Rite Publishing started an entirely new product line for Pathfinder with the release of the Adventure Quarterly Issue #1. It’s a product directed at Game Master’s, featuring what we need the most: help to mastering memorable and interesting adventures to our players.     To this end Adventure Quarterly Issue #1 is packed with content : in… Read More »

Review – Shadowrun: Damage Control

  About 2 weeks ago I mentioned that Catalyst Game Labs released a new adventure for Shadowrun Twentieth Anniversary Edition titled Damage Control. Thankfully, now I had the chance to take a look, and write a review about it.    For those who missed the previous article here are the basics : Damage Control is a Shadowrun adventure… Read More »

Review – Enemies of NeoExodus : Folding Cicle (PFRPG)

   In the series of the Enemies of NeoExodus, this product is the second what I read. It was hard to read at first, but it I felt that it is a good source of role-playing, and world-imagination. So, the book is cca. 80 page, and most of it a colossal NPC character-sheets enlist. In the very beginning… Read More »

Review – Enemies of NeoExodus : First Ones (PFRPG)

   Uruk-Hais and Spectres were the great evil minions of Middle Earth, the drows and yuan-tis are the most feared in Faerun, the Daelkyrs of Xoriat and the dream-worldly Quoris are Eberron villains, the goat-men in the Old World, the skavens of their Underworld are the worst in the Warhammer fantasy world, etc. They are the most significant… Read More »

Review – 101 Magus Feats (PFRPG)

   On 1st of April Rite Publishing released another nice addition to the Pathfinder roleplaying-game : 101 Magus Feats. Counting Secrets of the Magus it’s the second of their supplements about this excellent class, and they add even more options to those players who like to play this already adaptable class.    So what we receive now ?… Read More »

Review – FotTS Gobseck Vaultwright, Meister of the Golden Anvil

   A new NPC supplement arrived from Rite Publishing to continue their Faces of Tarnished Souk series : FotTS Gobseck Vaultwright, Meister of the Golden Anvil. The new NPC is no other, than the personal banker of the Khan of Nightmares. The character    Gobseck Vaultwright is a very powerful – both in combat or with his financial/political… Read More »

Review – So What’s For Sale, Anyway? IV

   While it’s a very common thing in an adventure, the “adventurers gone for shopping” event is rarely touched upon in sourcebooks. Most Game Master’s use some simplified system for these thing, stating that everything under a certain gold limit is present, or decide what’s available on the fly. There are few of us who prepare pre-generated lists… Read More »

Review – The Tribute (PFRPG) adventure

   Back in February Carl Bussler at Timeless Adventures designed a very interesting Pathfinder adventure : The Tribute. It’s a rare gem, where time is essential and player decisions has a great effect on the end result. Those decisions could mean life or death to the PC-s and to inhabitants of the local village. Overview    The Tribute… Read More »

Review – The Secrets of the Inqusitor (PFRPG)

  Yesterday Rite Publishing added a new sourcebook to one of their most successful Pathfinder product lines, The Secrets of the Inquisitor. As the name implies the book contains a great deal of options for the title character class.    At first I must say that I’m a little bit biased, as I’m not a great fan of… Read More »

Review – Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands (PFRPG)

   Raging Swan Press released an interesting location based adventure for Pathfinder today :  Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands. In this adventure the players have the chance to just loot the place and leave it there, or to start a bigger campaign to clear the area of monsters and other dark influences. The basics    Shadowed Keep on… Read More »

Review – The Ruins (PFRPG)

   I’m a big fan of adventure seeds, locations, and other game components I could easily incorporate into my campaigns, so I was happy to see The Ruins from Headless Hydra Games as a completely free download.    This short pdf features an interesting location – the title ruin of a temple in an ages ago abandoned temple… Read More »

Review – DC Adventures Heroes & Villains, Vol. 2

   Earlier this month Green Ronin released DC Adventures Heroes & Villains, Vol. 2, a great catalog of characters for the DC Universe. Featuring hundreds of characters and teams alphabetically from L to V, it’s an extremely valuable resource if you play DC Adventures or the core Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition.    While neither this book nor… Read More »