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Tuesday, February 03, 2015, 03:01

Crawling Under a Broken Moon #5

Crawling Under a Broken Moon is a Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG fanzine. It includes rules for a post apocalyptic setting. I looked at Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG when it first came out and decided it wasn't what I was looking for. I view any DCC RPG material with an eye for using it under a different game. Intrigued by the fanzine, I decided to pick up issue #5 as it has a He-Man homage.

Friday, January 23, 2015, 01:42

Strong Female Protagonist

In my continuing quest for new superhero comics, I stumbled on the Strong Female Protagonist kickstarter. The general description of the comic didn't appeal to me. Mega Girl looked too retro for me. The comic was in black and white. Still I decided to look deeper.

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 14:25

Small Press Heroes FCBD 2014

For free comic day this year, drivethrucomics had some new freebies. I decided to grab the Small Press Heroes. The title had several cover variants but the same content. I don't really care for cover variants. It seems particularly odd for digital issues but they are supposed to have print on demand issues later.

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 03:02

Unstoppable Comics

Recently Unstoppable Comics did a kickstarter for Stormchasers #1 Redux. I had seen them on drivethrucomics but wasn't impressed enough to try any titles. The Redux kickstarter interested me enough to give it a try. I decided to join at the level that receives all their titles. This review tries to keep the spoilers to a minimum but beware that is not entirely possible.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 00:11

New World: Dragonkin

The dragonkin are native to the New World. They maintain a relatively primitive society by choice. Some farming is practiced by the dragonkin but they still travel with the herds they hunt. Weapons are limited sharpened stone. Legends say the dragonkin once created an advanced civilization but corruption and greed caused it's downfall.

Friday, September 20, 2013, 02:09

New World: Dwarf

Dwarves believe they were created by Orth from the stone of their mountain homes. After death, they return to stone by a ritual performed by the priests. The stone body is returned to the mountain from which the dwarf came. Even in the New World the dwarves continue their customs taught to ancestors thousands of years ago.

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 00:45

New World: The Final Colonies

The New World was supposed to save the Old World. The new lands could alleviate the crushing population. The new resources could fill the thirst for goods. Unfortunately it appears nothing could save the Old World.

For over a century the Martish Empire expanded to the edges of civilization. This expansion came at a heavy cost. Formerly rich mineral veins were mined dry. The great cities consumed ever growing quantities of food. Old religions secretly worked to undermine the new state religion. Mercantile organizations manipulated supplies to increase price and profit. Increased longevity brought an ever growing population. The discovery of the New World was seen as a solution the empire's ails.

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 00:09

It Came From The Stars Races for 4E

Does It Came From The Stars Campaign Guide interest you but you don't play Pathfinder. Four of the five new races in the book have been converted to 4E. Looking a blob to join your party? Perhaps you want to be a machine from the future? I've tried to maintain the flavor of the original race even when that contradicts the design standard of 4E. Star-Touched's Magnetic Field is a little odd for 4E since normally you don't specify the material of weapons. I didn't give the Tachiod darkvision since that is not given often in 4E. I also reduced the All-around vision a little bit. More meteors from space will crash to the surface soon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:02

Midgard Bonus Bestiary

The Midgard Bestiary has quickly become one of my favorite 4e product. When I saw the Midgard Bonus Bestiary, I picked it up fairly quickly. Like the bestiary, the monster are well designed an interesting. I've used the Bagiennik and Dragonleaf Tree. The Bagiennik is a strange water fey that looks more like an aberration. They are described as mad healers who sometimes help and sometimes attack seemingly without reason. That description inspired an encounter where a small group of the creatures were healing a unicorn. While I designed the encounter with them as a potential combat, the PCs decided not to engage them. The PCs referred to the Dragonleaf Tree as a half-dragon treant. They provided a pretty good challenge for the PCs.

Friday, July 05, 2013, 03:11

It Came From The Stars Campaign Guide

Most of my gaming time is devoted to the 4E campaign I run. I still participate in some 3.5 discussions and even joined a 3.5 play-by-post recently. I never jumped onto Pathfinder. As a long time Spelljammer fan, the kickstarter for It Came From The Stars Campaign Guide supplement caught my attention. Despite not expecting to use the book directly since it is a Pathfinder supplement, I joined the kickstarter.

I'm still making my way through the full book. The hardcopy is over one hundred twenty pages. While the pdf is over one hundred thirty. The difference is due to the change in formating. It makes the pdf easier to read on a widescreen which is nice. About a quarter of the book is player material. The majority of the gamemaster material is taken up by the three adventures.

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