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Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock Holmes
by Eddy W.
Publisher: F+W Media
Date Added: 04/22/2015 08:03:00
Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock Holmes This is tough, because I enjoy Loren Estleman's work on other Holmes pastiches. However, this is a decidedly mixed anthology. It mixes such a wide variety of styles that it's hard to appreciate them all. The titular novella isn't bad, but the title is a bit misleading, as Holmes fights the Mafia instead of Moriarty's organization (although there's a twist at the end). All in all, it's not a bad anthology -- I did quite enjoy it -- but $10 might be a bit much knowing that you'll probably only enjoy a handful of the offerings within....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
The Game of Games
by Clay S.
Publisher: Cactus Games
Date Added: 04/18/2015 19:36:37
The Game of Games The length was right for the price, but once past that this lacks quality. Really poor as a choose-your-path adventure. Choices end up not being choices at all with an option being selected from 2 only to be sent to the choice not selected from the previous paragraph. The dice rolls are nearly pointless, having seemingly 3 or more options but really there are only two: 'game over' or continue on to the same specific page. All this adds up to a rather linear story trying to have an illusion of choice....

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology
by Michael B.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 04/15/2015 04:50:33
The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology All the stories are well written and give some valuable insight into how different mages approach magic. The game emphasizes the use of symbolism, and the stories manage to emulate that aspect well. Some of these stories maybe incomprehensible if you are not familiar with the jargon and setting of the game. While one of them ("The Wheel") has no clear connection to Mage at all. But the shining diamond in this anthology is "The Storyteller" by rick Chilliot. I read this story in "Intruders: Encounters With the Abyss" and it hit me right in the gut. The years did not dull that edge. This story is creepy and disturbing in just the right ways. It presents a terrifying antagonist that cannot be beaten by conventional means. And demonstrates how knowledge and symbols are a Mage's greatest weapons....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Shadowrun: DocWagon 19
by robert l.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 04/05/2015 10:45:25
Shadowrun: DocWagon 19 I must admit that this story was better than I thought it would be. While being shorter in length than many other shadowrun books. It does not diminish the fact that it is a good story. The plot was well thought out, compelling and engaging. While the author well detailed his/her story, I could only give it 4 stars because they forgot to put in at the end to add it "I would have gotten away with it if it was not for those mettling kids!!" An old scooby doo reference. Read he story and you will understand. Humor aside, final review; good, well detailed, but short and in too much of a hurry to end it. So the final tally 4 stars, definetly worth the $3.99 compared to other $8.99 shadowrun books of lesser quality!...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Oath of the Dead (fiction)
by christopher c.
Publisher: DwD Studios
Date Added: 04/04/2015 14:55:47
Oath of the Dead (fiction) Very exciting tale, that went in a different direction than I expected. RPGs that are supported by fiction have always held a special place in my heart as they reveal the living side of the games and supplements they represent. I feel like I'm very acquainted now with Clave , the knightly order, and the tribe presented in this tale. It felt like i was immersed in an episodic slice of the daily struggles in this game world and i haven't even had a chance to read the rule book yet, which I will read next. Great Tale not too long, not too short, but well made and a great introduction for me to this game system/universe! I hope to see more!...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Suggestion 376
by Michael D.
Publisher: Aegis Studios
Date Added: 03/31/2015 09:17:59
Suggestion 376 Overall themes of the stories selected were dark and well written. Excellent pick up!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Orbit: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings
by Hayri A.
Publisher: STORM Comics
Date Added: 03/30/2015 11:42:42
Orbit: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings Nice little graphic biography based on Tolkien's life. I think it is quite informative and taught me a good many things about the great man. The graphics are done in a style that are deliberately vague as if to evoke memories of days gone by. At $1.99, this is well worth the purchase for anyone wondering who Tolkien was and how he came to write his masterpieces.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Calidar, In Stranger Skies
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Calidar Publishing
Date Added: 03/29/2015 19:57:35
Calidar, In Stranger Skies Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Calidar: In Strange Skies Originally posted at www.throatpunchgames.com, a new idea everyday! Product- Calidar: In Strange Skies System- Pathfinder Producer- Calidar Publishing Price- $10 here http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/133973/Calidar-In-Strang-
er-Skies TL; DR- How about some Spelljammer in Pathfinder? 90% Basics- Set sail for the first star on the right! Calidar is a setting for a universe focusing on flying sky ships that sail between planets with most of the focus on the world of Calidar. While the book goes small enough to detail the kingdom of Meryath on Calidar, the book also has enough universe detail to give any game master enough ideas for how to run the universe. Let's break this book down into its parts. Mechanics or Crunch- This is not a crunch book, but it also doesn't want to be. Any book that starts with 45 pages of story to introduce the world via fiction wants you to get the world feeling first before even con...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design
by Guntis V.
Publisher: Kobold Press
Date Added: 03/28/2015 15:13:07
Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design I've already read a bunch of books on GMing and related topics. All have been good - but this one is outstandingly best one!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Shadowrun: Novella: Neat
by Robert C. N.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 03/28/2015 12:23:30
Shadowrun: Novella: Neat I assume this is a great book. I assume this because there's no pdf file in the zip, and my iPad cannot use the formats that are there, so I never have actually had a chance to read this. I have many of the new Shadowrun novels on my wish list, hoping and praying for the day that Drivethru decides to finally offer a format I can open and read!

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Unleashed Tales: Blood in the Water
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Privateer Press
Date Added: 03/26/2015 06:22:24
Unleashed Tales: Blood in the Water Originally published at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2015/03/26/book-review-iron-kingdo-
ms-unleashed-legends-blood-in-the-water/ I’m not really a fan of Warmachine, Hordes or Iron Kingdoms. The miniatures, I mean. I just don’t find them aesthetically pleasing (Only the Gatormen look remotely fun to paint/play with) and Privateer Press’ webstore is god awful ($10 shipping for a single mini???) so I’ve mostly stayed away, preferring to stick with Reaper, Games Workshop, Mantic and Knight Models for miniatures and games that use them. That said, I enjoyed Richard Lee Byer’s Murder in Corvis story set in the Iron Kingdoms, so I knew it was just there was definitely something good to be had in the setting. That said, I came across the chance to get the Iron Kingdoms Unleashed – Role Playing Game Adventure Kit, and it looked fantastic, especially since I snagged it for only $30. This would give me a chance to discover the RPG side of Iron Kingdoms and I absolutely loved the miniatures for Lo...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Shadowrun: DocWagon 19
by Joseph J T.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 03/22/2015 21:35:22
Shadowrun: DocWagon 19 I seriously love this story. I love how the whole story was done as if I were watch an episode of a trid show. Great narrative choice. Jennifer Brozek is a great author and I hope to see more from her soon.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Exalted: Tales From the Age of Sorrows
by Ziv P.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 03/20/2015 13:25:19
Exalted: Tales From the Age of Sorrows ________________DISCLAIMER__________________ Ex3 is probably the thing I would see in the mirror of erised. For my 18th birthday, I backed for the Deluxe Orichalcum edition (I recently turned 20...). Exalted is my passion, and therefore this review will be biased. This is also my first review, perhaps of many? (depends how well received it is). 5/5 ________________Eyes to the future see nothing new__________________ Getting a sneak peek at the world of Ex3 should have been something amazing, something that many have been waiting for, myself obviously among them. This is all good and well, but the stories, I feel, don't really show me anything new, or unknown. There was one story mentioning the Exigents, and a few stories in which the type of Exalt is left ambiguous. So although the fiction collection was not in any way meant to be a preview or 'spoiler' of the new edition, that little tidbit still stung of disappointment. 1/5. ________________Art and Layout__________________ ...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Shadowrun: Dark Resonance
by Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 03/19/2015 06:36:31
Shadowrun: Dark Resonance originally posted at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2015/03/19/book-review-shadowrun-d-
ark-resonance/ My second dip in the Shadowrun novel pool was a bit more to my liking. Where the first was focused on a single run and team, this one has a much larger cast of characters and a bigger mystery to solve with bigger stakes. It also delved into technomancers, which I’m not nearly as familiar with since my experience with Shadowrun is back on the Genesis and with Shadowrun Returns and, if I remember right, Third Edition. Technomancers are more from the newest edition of the RPG, so it was a little confusing, at first, as to where they fit in and what they could do, but Phaedra Weldon does a great job of giving someone new to the technomancer some idea of what they’re capable of throughout the novel. Focusing primarily on Kazuma Tetsu, Soldat online, the novel deals with his search for his sister, Hitori, who went missing months back without a trace. He’s a technomancer and hides it as wel...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology
by Dustin D.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 03/11/2015 20:43:47
The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology Once again, the writers of Mage: The Awakening have managed to capture the spirit of the game in awe-inspiring, mystical, and terrifying stories that leave both new fans of the game and old hats like me eager to see what direction it goes from here. The Fallen World Chronicle Anthology features some of my favorite stories from the previous game lines, as well as new stories related to some of the most memorable characters in those stories, weaving an interconnected tale of danger, mystery, and the power of those who can bend the world to their will. This supplement is very reasonably priced, and an excellent read. I highly recommend picking it up....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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