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Bug Hunts: Surviving and Combating the Alien Menace
by Zachary H.
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Date Added: 01/30/2023 02:10:37
pixel_trans.gif Bug Hunts: Surviving and Combating the Alien Menace An excellant addition to any scifi treasure horde for any sci RPGs. The only thing I was left to wonder is why haven't the star marines pitted the bugs against each other? surely the crashing a xeno-parasite laden ship would be a valueable way to weaken the hive beasts or redirecting an infested asteroid to another bug planet. They might be bugs conflict would be inevitable if only over survival and rescources. Even hive-minds would be forced to fight over territory if nothing else. And the Xeno-parasite in particular are a clear danger to every species....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Hollow Courts (A Changeling: The Lost Novella Collection)
by Adria K.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 01/14/2023 22:42:13
pixel_trans.gif Hollow Courts (A Changeling: The Lost Novella Collection) First off, an admission: one of the authors, Alethea, is a Facebook friend of mine. Does that make me a little biased toward her particular story? Maybe. But I'm more trying to go into this as a fan of Changeling than just a fan of hers (although thanks to her FB shoutout for letting me know this book existed.) Changeling the Lost, particularly 2nd edition, is definitely not your mama's faerie tales and the stories in this anthology reflect that. They don't shy away from the cruelness of the Gentry and the fear and loss their escaped playthings feel, despite having fought their way back and the freedom they've won. The stories are bittersweet. The happy endings come with a cost or a caveat. As someone who likes happy endings, this can be a bit of a downer but, as I said, knowing CtL like I do, I am not surprised, nor am I disappointed and I don't think fans of the game will be, either. I also think the anthology is a good way to get players and storyt...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Poison River (Legend of the Five Rings)
by Chris K.
Publisher: Aconyte Books
Date Added: 01/09/2023 22:07:24
pixel_trans.gif Poison River (Legend of the Five Rings) I really enjoyed this book, it is the first L5R work I've read that really made Rokugan feel like a lived in world for me. Probably a good starting point for people newer to L5R (like me).

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Stafford Library - Heortling Mythology
by Sven L.
Publisher: Chaosium
Date Added: 01/01/2023 19:41:26
pixel_trans.gif Stafford Library - Heortling Mythology Anything from the Stafford library or the old classics are Greg's vision or the root of all Glorantha!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Silver Record
by Victor L.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 12/20/2022 15:40:12
pixel_trans.gif Silver Record Are you a WtA Storyteller? Would you like to get more into the lore of the Garou? What are you waiting for?

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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BLACK HEART Part One (PDF and EPUB)
by Anton A.
Publisher: Aegis & Gorgon
Date Added: 12/08/2022 14:07:47
pixel_trans.gif BLACK HEART Part One (PDF and EPUB) Really good, complex worldbuilding. I'm a long time fan of the authors art and comic work, and this does not disappoint.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Exalted: False Images
by Ellen S.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 11/25/2022 16:45:55
pixel_trans.gif Exalted: False Images False Images is a complex murder mystery, which becomes an occult mystery as well when the Night Caste Solar's made-up scapegoat abruptly becomes (or turns out to always have been) a real person. I enjoyed finding out the answers alongside the main character. Fortunately, the answers do turn out to make sense within the setting. There is one plot thread left hanging at the end (an antagonist's motive) but I don't mind, it leaves the door open for sequels. Main character Novia Claro is a fairly good person in a quite unpleasant city (Nexus), though willing to do slighty questionable things for money. I was a bit surprised by the syndicates (gangs) extorting protection money within local territories, since Scavenger Sons explicitly says this would violate the Dogma against raising taxes. I guess that interpretation of the Dogma might have been changed for Third Edition, although I honestly don't understand why it never gets gangsters killed by the Emissary (or, so ra...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Rifts® Deception's Web™
by M. T.
Publisher: Palladium Books
Date Added: 11/20/2022 10:07:51
pixel_trans.gif Rifts® Deception's Web™ The author's writing in this trilogy feels like somewhat amateurish writing. Stylistically, it often feels like a redundant style. Confusingly, I was often confused, often having to reread sentences, feeling like I read them before, then discovering I didn't after having reread them, which was confusing. If the prior paragraph grates on you, I caution against these works: You're in a for a long night. This and *[Sonic Boom](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300575/RiftsR-Son-
ic-BoomTM)* could have been richer *and* more concise. I don't yet know if I can bring myself to read *[Treacherous Awakenings](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317884/Rift-
sR-Treacherous-AwakeningsTM)*, but I suspect the entire trilogy could have been a single novel and be better for it. Characters are copious and unidimensional. They tend to remain that way throughout, serving largely as banal vehicles to expose major plot points and catalog hot-or-not style flash judgments of attraction...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
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Rifts® Sonic Boom™
by M. T.
Publisher: Palladium Books
Date Added: 11/20/2022 10:07:33
pixel_trans.gif Rifts® Sonic Boom™ The author's writing in this trilogy feels like somewhat amateurish writing. Stylistically, it often feels like a redundant style. Confusingly, I was often confused, often having to reread sentences, feeling like I read them before, then discovering I didn't after having reread them, which was confusing. If the prior paragraph grates on you, I caution against these works: You're in a for a long night. This and *[Deception's Web](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/304159/RiftsR-Dece-
ptions-WebTM)* could have been richer *and* more concise. I don't yet know if I can bring myself to read *[Treacherous Awakenings](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317884/Rift-
sR-Treacherous-AwakeningsTM)*, but I suspect the entire trilogy could have been a single novel and be better for it. Characters are copious and unidimensional. They tend to remain that way throughout, serving largely as banal vehicles to expose major plot points and catalog hot-or-not style flash judgments...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
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BattleTech: Shrapnel, Issue #1
by Mike B.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 11/19/2022 21:10:40
pixel_trans.gif BattleTech: Shrapnel, Issue #1 I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a really good collection!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Slithery Jungle Tales no. 1
by Joshua M.
Publisher: Trollgodfather Press
Date Added: 11/17/2022 21:15:07
pixel_trans.gif Slithery Jungle Tales no. 1 A pulpy slice of new fiction. Pirates! Evil wizards! Jungle heroes! *Slithery Jungle Tales* is a loving tribute to popular fiction of the past. This is adventure fiction stripped down to the loincloth. It knows what it is, what it is trying to do, and does not pretend to be anything else. Very refreshing. Eagerly awaiting issue number 2.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds Anthology
by Björn L.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 10/17/2022 11:00:44
pixel_trans.gif Songs of the Sun and Moon: Tales of the Changing Breeds Anthology **There is more than the Garou - a Mephisto review** # **Songs of the Sun and Moon** The subtitle *Tales of the Changing Breeds* already shows that this anthology book for ***Werewolf W20*** does not focus on the Garou, but on the Fera - the other were-beings besides the werewolves. So at one point, the reader accompanies the unusual team of Ajaba and Ratkin to Malfeas. Then an archeologist is confronted with Bastet and Ghural or an Ananasi has to master an intrigue in London. To do justice to the number of different Fera, most of the short stories take on several types at once. The stories are entertaining and illustrate the alliances and rivalries among Gaia's children, while the stereotypical fight against the Wyrm plays only a limited role here. Yet, the seven stories are varied – from the horror of a confrontation with the Rokea to an archaeological exploration adventure to a story of self-discovery – and yes, there is an attack on a Wyrm base. I particularly enjoyed *The ...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Exalted: Tales From the Age of Sorrows
by Ellen S.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Date Added: 10/05/2022 11:54:12
pixel_trans.gif Exalted: Tales From the Age of Sorrows For $3 I don't regret buying this book, but overall it needed much, much better editing and creative control. Typos abound. Multiple authors forgot some character’s name and changed it randomly mid-story. Many stories are drastically out of step with the Exalted setting, which is not what I want from tie-in fiction. Almost every story has multiple errors, which always jar me out of the fiction. 1/5 for the editing. However I did enjoy some of them. If you only want stories loosely inspired by Exalted, you may like it more. Credits: Richard Dansky actually wrote the Trilogy of the _Second_ Age. There's no Trilogy of the Third Age. Maiden’s Kiss (4/5) - A good story, a look at mortals interacting with magical beings who can casually turn their lives around. But the gold coins are weird and out of place in Creation. Bronze and Bisque (4.25/5) - A mostly good, believable Solar story focused on character development, with a side of action. Not amazing, but has very few typos an...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
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BattleTech: Redemption Rites
by Trevor R.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 08/30/2022 11:44:31
pixel_trans.gif BattleTech: Redemption Rites Excellent work, cleans up previous story lines from Hour of the Wolf and Redeption Rift. It was good seeing Wolf's Dragoons reborn for the IlClan Era.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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BattleTech: A Question of Survival
by Trevor R.
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Date Added: 08/28/2022 13:25:38
pixel_trans.gif BattleTech: A Question of Survival Boring story, with boring characters. The least enjoyable story written in the IlClan Era, BattleTech: Elements of Treason: Duty is similar story much better written with far more intriguing characters. Jason Schmetzer and Blaine Pardoe are much better BTech writers.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
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