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Shadowrun: Adversary (Enhanced Fiction)
by Stefano M.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 01/20/2020 04:02:26
Shadowrun: Adversary (Enhanced Fiction) It's a well written, if somewhat short, story with a nice crunch bonus. Mostly it's a reminder how much I want a second Jimmy Kincaid Novel. If you haven't read "Shaken - No Job Too Small", go do it now!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Lament of Midnight
by Meghan C.
Publisher: Dark Gatekeeper Gaming
Date Added: 01/13/2020 03:44:39
Lament of Midnight I loved the poetry section of this book. Good read with dark, yet relatable content.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding
by Dylan P.
Publisher: Kobold Press
Date Added: 01/10/2020 23:13:25
KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding This is a really great resource. Rather than a how-to manual, just a collection of essays by authors with very different perspectives. There are many points I can take from here in my gaming (I GM a fantasy game in a custom setting) and the nature of the works means each time I read an essay again I get some new insight.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Exalted: False Images
by Jürgen C.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 01/02/2020 08:51:57
Exalted: False Images Really enjoyed this novel. The novel depicts really good the every-day life of a nexus district. Also the enjoyable thing is that the protagonist is depicted as a character that tries to solve her problems without resorting to violence or claiming the spot light. Something that is highly appropriate for a Night caste. The descriptions are colorful and you can immerse yourself well into the setting. Only the ending seems a little bit hurried and leaves you wondering about the motivations of the antagonist....

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Exalted: Circle of Protection
by Jürgen C.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 01/02/2020 08:39:35
Exalted: Circle of Protection This is a novel about a girl named Palym who is exalted as Sidereal Exalted. She is thrown into the celstial politics and has not only to cope with her changes but also has to uncover a plot against her and her circle mates. I found this novel lacking. The plot is quite contrived and the motivations seem not so well thought-out. The protagonist is rescued from great danger because a Sidereal does sacrifice herself and that is all the reason you get why the protagonist is put through a boot-camp in order to become the successor in said same circle. Why does the Sidereal sacrifice herself for the unknown protagonist? Why does the protagonist have to fill the ranks in the circle? Another example: The circle revisits locations throughout creation in order to track items that may have been planted there by the unknown villain in order to investigate. But the investigation is reduced to traveling there finding the object and observiing the mayham that was caused. No questions are asked a...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Stargate SG1-07: Survival of the Fittest
by Steffie d. V.
Publisher: Crossroad Press Publishing
Date Added: 12/19/2019 12:29:53
Stargate SG1-07: Survival of the Fittest This is an excellently written book. The story is compelling, and Nirrti makes an excellent foe. Beware it is far darker than your average episode though--we have mind control, torture, and (near) amputation as well as some encounters that come straight from a horror story. So make sure that's right for you.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Gebb 79 – A Distinction Without a Difference
by Amanda K.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 12/16/2019 09:57:34
Gebb 79 – A Distinction Without a Difference The punchline on this one really got me. Even if you see where it's going, it's so well done!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Darkened Streets
by DSC T. G. C. _.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 12/03/2019 18:27:06
Darkened Streets Darkened Streets is a collection of short stories by eight different authors. The book contains stories featuring characters from most of the various world of darkness lines. The majority of the stories are entertaining and well worth the read. We especially liked "Both Way Bob and the Dead Dead End" and "Takers" two of the stories that are in the collection. We recommend this book to any fan of World of Darkness fiction. Not only do does this book provide 8 stories that are entertaining but also provide us with examples of the writing styles of 8 authors. We know we are going to go and check out the work of quite a few of the authors....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Swords of the Four Winds
by Peter P.
Publisher: Hari Ragat Games
Date Added: 12/01/2019 13:21:28
Swords of the Four Winds I haven't written many reviews but I noticed there were none and felt obliged, I'll keep it really short. A collection of eleven swords and sorcery short stories around 4 different characters in a shared world with a far-east flavour, though it seems that at least one of the cycles takes place in the past of the others. These high-octane stories wear there inspirations on their sleeves, I felt an identical thrill reading these to reading REH and ERB at 13 or 14, throwing myself into the worlds they created. They are good stories, with entertaining protagonists, fun villains and cool mystical elements, I await more stories from this author. ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Burning Lands Comic #1
by Thundermark P.
Publisher: RPG Objects
Date Added: 11/30/2019 20:33:32
Burning Lands Comic #1 Free comic series, and worth every penny. I was unpleasantly surprised w/ the lack of quality of artwork and dialogue, as Darwin's World products are usually top-notch.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding
by Gareth J.
Publisher: 5 Minute Workday Publishing
Date Added: 11/15/2019 09:35:23
Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding This is a fantastic book. It is so easy to read and absorb the information contained within. The author goes into the perfect amount of detail and covers all the major factors in designing a world. It is a great resource that I refer to often. Good for beginners and experienced world builders alike.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
A Hunger Like Fire (Vampire: The Requiem Novel #1)
by Travis C.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 10/31/2019 20:24:48
A Hunger Like Fire (Vampire: The Requiem Novel #1) I enjoyed reading the story and felt like the author really mastered the tone of the game setting. It is also however, very much a product of its time and a few elements have not aged well, or at least end up conveying something different than when they were written. Like another commentor mentioned, it doesn't follow a coterie so that wasa slight disapointment as well, but I think the author suggested it with the power politics between some characters. Otherwise I really liked the book and will be buying the other two to find out what happens. ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
A Tea House in Sobriquet
by Curse o. S.
Publisher: Ashley Warren Writes
Date Added: 10/17/2019 22:02:56
A Tea House in Sobriquet This first part of The Once-Wicked Ones, a dark fantasy serial novella, has a deep, rich flavour steeped in the imagination of an author who knows the precise heft and aroma of each word; the blend and balance of detail and intrigue. I have come away from listening to the perfectly produced and arresting audio book entranced and enchanted by the delicate and disarming trills of guitar and the deliberate dulcet intonation of Angela McCain that match the bittersweet cinnamon sticks and bergamot laced tea leaves of Warren’s words. I had been meaning to listen for since picking this up on the release day, but tonight when sleep was not going to surrender easily and my chronic pain was raking its talons down my spine, was the perfect moment to listen to this. I took my glasses off, placed my headphones on, shut my eyes and was transported to somewhere so tangible and familiar yet so intoxicating and wondrous, where magic and meaning drifted lazily from sweet incense, entwined with the sw...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Gebb 66 – Opening Lines
by Amanda K.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 09/26/2019 20:47:10
Gebb 66 – Opening Lines And now we have color! The addition of a single color to the strip makes for a nice design element. I’m curious to see if its use has some narrative significance as well.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Gebb 64 – Lower Back Pain is No Joke
by Amanda K.
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
Date Added: 09/26/2019 20:46:42
Gebb 64 – Lower Back Pain is No Joke It’s a little lizard Joyce! The flashback to her adorable original state is a lot of fun. I also really enjoy any time we learn a little more of what Mama Shug is capable of; it’s interesting world-building.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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