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Kos City (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting)
by David F.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 12/18/2013 20:23:53
Kos City (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting) This is a review of Kos City (Swords of Kos fantasy campaign setting.) The product comes with two files, the city book and a color coded map. It's nice to have the map as a separate PDF since I can have them both up at the same time on my computer. The map is color coded with codes for Government, Mercantile, Temple, Artisan and Slum quarters, the map is also keyed to the 44 locations and where they are in the city. The book itself is robust at 79 pages; there is an introduction and brief explanation about the world. The intro is wrapped up by a table of contents giving the name of the establishment as well as what it is. This is good in case you don't know what the Sign of the Heron is; it gives you a heads up as GM as to what you need to prep. The general layout of the book is good, it's easy to read, line art interspersed with photos breaking up the text. The book is system less so you could easily pop it into your campaign; each location is given a complete write-up describi...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Kos City (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting)
by Benoist P.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 12/18/2013 17:28:09
Kos City (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting) I am very impressed reading through the Swords of Kos Campaign Setting material. It comprises two volumes as of this writing: Kos City, which describes the urban environment that has been built upon and developed throughout a variety of gaming and fiction products released by Skirmisher Publishing LLC over time, and the Lands Beyond Kos detailing the surrounding regions, most of which are located around the Mediterranean sea in this fantasy Bronze Age/Medievalish Magical alternate world of theirs. The first thing I should note is that these products are completely free of system-specific descriptions, a fact which sometimes goes against the nature of the setting or scenario described, but which in this case I feel is a strong component of its appeal, particularly when paired with its generic yet specific (mostly because of its alternate history type fantasy with a strong helping of Classical and Ancient history you don't see that often in game products) appeal as a setting. Because...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Deadlands Fiction Anthology 1: A Fistful O'Dead Guys
by francesco b.
Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment
Date Added: 12/18/2013 02:48:07
Deadlands Fiction Anthology 1: A Fistful O'Dead Guys This is an excellent collection of short stories. They are all of relatively high-quality, and very atmospheric of Deadlands. If you are looking for some ideas for your campaign, just want some more Deadlands fiction, or want western stories with a twist, this is highly recommended.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Kingsblood: The Chronicles of Covent
by Galen T.
Publisher: Mirror Images Publishing
Date Added: 12/13/2013 12:41:37
Kingsblood: The Chronicles of Covent Great story! A little light in a couple areas, but overall a great read! I'd recommend this book to anyone!

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Tom Corbett Space Cadet Megapack: 10 Classic Young Adult Sci-Fi Novels
by Peter R.
Publisher: Wildside Press
Date Added: 12/06/2013 13:24:37
The Tom Corbett Space Cadet Megapack: 10 Classic Young Adult Sci-Fi Novels A long time ago, in a science fiction universe far away.... No, seriously, there once was a time when popular science fiction was hopeful, futuristic, and talked about the marvels of technology and the colonies we would soon establish throughout the Solar System -- a Solar System where planets were nearly just like Earth, only a little extreme -- Mars was desert, and hot at that, and Venus was cloudy jungle. This was the science fiction Robert Heinlein wrote for a juvenile audience, and it spread, during the 1950s, to popular culture. One of the more popular derivatives was "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," by Joseph Lawrence Greene, inspired by Heinlein's "Space Cadet." Where the latter explored serious issues of growing up and the duties of military service, "Tom Corbett" was more about making friends, exploring strange new places (and sometimes getting trapped in them), and having to answer to teachers and adults. It was a juvenile take on a juvenile subject, something in these late...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Once Upon A Time In The Far West
by Dustin W.
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
Date Added: 12/02/2013 00:00:00
Once Upon A Time In The Far West Not a bad soundtrack overall. I definitely enjoy the whole "Far East meets Wild West" feel that Sam Billen has provided in each of these songs. My only beef is that I wish there were more tracks, especially for the price ($5.00 regular price, $1.99 sale price when I'd bought this album).

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Lost King - Star of the Guardians Vol. 1
by Jean-Michel G.
Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions
Date Added: 12/02/2013 00:00:00
The Lost King - Star of the Guardians Vol. 1 Very bad story, poor reap of Star Wars. Main characters are all jerks and you don't want any of them having their way. By the time you are in the middle of the book you won't have any sympathy for them. *Spoiler* When I say reap of Star Wars see this: Star Wars universe: A Republic, guarded by an order of mystical knighst with strange powers, betrayed by the best of their and make an Empire and an Emperor instead. This book universe: A Star kingdom, guarder by an order of mystical knights with strange powers, betrayed by the best of their and make an Republic and a President fot life instead. *Spoiler*...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Sinner
by Jean-Michel G.
Publisher: Greg Stolze
Date Added: 12/02/2013 00:00:00
Sinner A very good novel. I like it a lot, really makes me think of Watchmen spirit: dark, adult superpower entities. For the bad things very few things: images in head of chapters are to big to be readable on a 5" or 6" e-ink reader. Publisher must cut these press images so as to let them readable.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Paradox Room
by Marc P.
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Date Added: 12/02/2013 00:00:00
The Paradox Room The Paradox Room is a two story anthology for the upcoming (expected in August 2014) The Strange RPG. This product is short, clocking in at two stories of 29 and 21 pages each. The page size seems very good for reading on a tablet, and more than adequate to read on a full sized screen while sitting back (something that usually requires zooming in beyond page width). The first story, The Stranger, by Monte Cook tells the tale of a dragon come to Earth. The creature finds that the way it has passed into our world from its native recursion has removed its power and the laws of reality are slowly killing it as they attempt to force it to comply to the rules that govern Earth. The story is told from divergent view points, one from the first person perspective of the dragon, the other from a 3rd person narrative view of two investigators who find the creature. The creature's first person narration gives an air of personal horror and a view of how our world appears to those foreign t...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
DriveThruFiction $100 Gift Certificate/Account Deposit
by Janet T.
Publisher: OneBookShelf, Inc.
Date Added: 11/29/2013 13:22:54
DriveThruFiction $100 Gift Certificate/Account Deposit $100 Gift Certificate Store credit. An excellent, convenient and versatile gift for buying (as the mood strikes) across the sites.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Shadowrun: The Vladivostok Gauntlet
by Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 11/25/2013 21:51:21
Shadowrun: The Vladivostok Gauntlet ‘The Vladivostock Gauntlet’ is a welcome addition to the Shadowrun novella line, and follows in the footsteps of classics such as ‘Wolf and Raven’. The writing style is clear and evocative, and is an excellent example of how broad the term ‘success’ is when undertaking (even unwillingly) a run into the shadows. Set in the eponymous city, it follows Yuri as he finds out the cost of ‘doing the right thing’. The novella feels like a 1980’s action movie with all of the necessary tropes; but has a distinctly Sixth World feel to it. The characters see some development, and the uneven technological levels is handled very nicely. In summary, it was an enjoyable read. The only two downsides to the product are minor. Firstly, in a book that features werewolves (of a sort) having two minor characters named Garou and Gangrel seems like the author wants to port in as much White Wolf as possible and this was jarring as I read a lot of old World of Darkness source books and fiction. Secon...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
War in Tokyo: Diary of a Volunteer
by Evan E.
Publisher: Antics
Date Added: 11/22/2013 19:59:28
War in Tokyo: Diary of a Volunteer The majority of this PDF is a timeline that provides the major points of the 10 years of alternate history that is the setting. There are two and a quarter pages of actual diary that gives a bit of feel as to what the game's mood might be like. The layout is stark and simple, but in a way that helps readability rather than hindering it. With no real hint to the system or how the RPG will play mechanically, I will take it for what it is and give this a 4/5: a short and very simple pre-release setting teaser. If you're expecting anything game related or more extensive, you'd probably have to rate it lower, but that's probably unfair. As is common in alternate history circles, the work ends with citations and a call for collaborators and contributions of fiction to help flesh out the universe, but also a very basic note that there will be a "RPG skirmish table-top wargame" released "in the coming months."...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Doctors Without Borders - PWYW Donation
by Andreas P R.
Publisher: Doctors Without Borders
Date Added: 11/22/2013 14:39:40
Doctors Without Borders - PWYW Donation Helping those less fortunate than many of us gamers is always a good idea, and with Doctors Without Borders, I'm sure the money goes 100% into helping and 0% into some dubious "higher causes" such as promoting some ideologies. Perfect. :-)

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Paradox Room
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Date Added: 11/22/2013 06:47:47
The Paradox Room Originally posted at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2013/11/22/book-review-the-paradox-
-room-the-strange/ By the time this review goes live, there will be less than twenty-four hours until the Kickstarter for Monte Cook’s newest RPG, The Strange ends. At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign has raised over $300,000 with the help of 2,252 backers. Although The Strange won’t be breaking Numenera‘s numbers by any means, it does mean that Monte Cook has pulled in well over $800,000 between the two Kickstarters, and that’s insanely impressive. Speaking of Numenera, The Strange will be using the same base system that its predecessor uses (The Cipher System is the name for the rules and mechanics), so it should be mostly compatible. In fact, The Strange could easily be one of the previous eight worlds that preceded the Ninth World. I’m a huge fan of Numenera and so I’m expecting to enjoy The Strange just as much. For a merely fifty dollars you can get electronic/digital versions of...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Dresden Files RPG: Our World
by Thomas B. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Evil Hat Productions, LLC
Date Added: 11/18/2013 00:35:07
Dresden Files RPG: Our World WHAT WORKS: A fantastic read for fans of the Dresden Files, as well as a great guide for adapting the creatures and NPCs from the novels as a guide for making your own. Again, the production values are top notch, and the sidebars are very useful and informative, especially when dealing with issues like how to handle Harry in your games (if at all). The index covering both books is also a great thing. Also, it's The Dresden Files. I'm a fanboy. I admit it. WHAT DOESN'T WORK: My biggest gripe is the overabundance of "We don't really know, so we're hand waving this" entries...that said, Harry is considered to be an "unreliable narrator", so you can OFFICIALLY take anything in the book with a grain of salt. CONCLUSION: Not quite as high on the "Must Buy" list as "Your Story", but still a great, well-written and gorgeous resource. I certainly don't regret picking it up, even though my eventual game will probably having nothing to do with Chicago or the inhabitants of the books (at ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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