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Dark Souls II Game Review

I admit, the first time I ever picked up a Dark Souls game (well, lets be honest, I picked up Demon’s souls) I found it annoying, frustrating, and couldn’t figure out why they’d make it so hard. The biggest gripe, it’s not all about hit points! That’s a cheap way to make a game harder! I put it… Read More »

Review – Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

   Earlier this month Paizo released a anticipated sourcebook, the Pathfinder RPG: Advanced Race Guide. The book not only offers hundreds of options to play more than 30 already defined races, but also contains a system to create entirely new races if we want.    I’m really a big fan of using exotic creatures in my games, both… Read More »

Review – In The Company of Lurkers (PFRPG)

  Earlier this week Rite Publishing introduced a new playable race to the Pathfinder roleplaying game with the release of the In The Company of Lurkers sourcebook. I think these secretive creatures could provide interesting character options both for players and NPC-s.    The lurkers is a race which was created by an accident from gnomes and cloakers,… Read More »

Review – FotTS: Smiles-Under-the-Bed (PFRPG)

   On this week Rite Publishing released another expansion for their Faces of Tarnished Souk NPC series for Pathfinder,  FotTS: Smiles-Under-the-Bed. As always, the supplement contains a high level character with her extensive statistics and background information, so we could readily use it in our campaigns.    The current character is a cat-like nightmare, called Smiles-Under-the-Bed, who is… Read More »

Review – Pirates of Legend

   Mongoose Publishing recently released a new addition to their successful Legend RPG, bringing players to the high seas of the Caribbean. The new sourcebook is titled as Pirates of Legend, and it’s enable us to play in the golden age of piracy.    Pirates of Legend is the second sourcebook for the game which deals with a… Read More »

Review – 101 Not So Random Encounters: Urban (PFRPG)

On this week Rite Publishing released a new supplement for Pathfinder, titled as 101 Not So Random Encounters: Urban. From now on the players have a chance to run into various monsters in the middle of the city, most of them disguised as something else.    The book focuses on the members of on branch of the Fold,… Read More »

Preview : The Monsters of Endara (PFRPG)

   Today I’m taking a look at the preview of an upcoming new setting for the Pathfinder roleplaying game, Monsters of Endara. This new setting is called Masters of Endara, and the designer, Chris A. Field, decided that a glimpse on the strange creatures of the land would give us some insight about his world.    I have… Read More »

Review – Scions of Evil (PFRPG)

   On last week Raging Swan Press released a great collection of villains and minions to face heroes in any Pathfinder campaign. On it’s nearly 200 pages, Scions of Evil offer enemies for any adventuring party from lowly kobolds to the irresistible force of a balor lord.    I think that we can’t have enough ready to play… Read More »

Review – Way of the Samurai (PFRPG)

   This week Rite Publishing released a new Pathfinder supplement for their Kaidan setting: Way of the Samurai.  This new sourcebook by Jonathan McAnulty is both a faction guide to the samurai clans of Kaidan, and both a supplement to support oriental – mainly samurai – characters.    Visually Way of the Samurai provides the same excellent quality… Read More »

Review – So What’s The Demi-Human Called, Anyway? (PFRPG)

   On this week Raging Swan Press released another Game Master resource, So What’s The Demi-Human Called, Anyway? for the Pathfinder roleplaying-game. Written by Creighton Broadhurst this little supplement help us, Game Masters against a common foe : names.    In an average campaign the players meet dozens of NPC-s from major villains to the common blacksmith. While… Read More »

Review – Wayfarers Game Master’s Reference Book

   As I promised last week, now I continue my Wayfarers review the Wayfarers Game Master’s Reference Book. You may check out the first part of the review here. This book supposedly contains all information to run an extensive fantasy campaign with the system, and maintaining the game world.    To reach this goal the guide contains two… Read More »

Review – FotTS: Po’Kesteros, the Lostling (PFRPG)

   Rite Publishing released another NPC supplement for their Faces of Tarnished Souk product line : FotTS : Po’Kesteros, the Lostling. For now this high-level NPC series for Pathfinder features an interesting half-elf with extreme luck who could have a strange effect on the character’s life. The character    Po’Kesteros is an interesting character, who could serve many… Read More »

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 »