A Question of Gravity is an old 3rd party adventure for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons published by Mayfair games under the Role Aids brand, and by semi-clever use of game term they were able to publish material for DnD that was obviously for DnD but not technically/legally so. The history is sort of complex, anyway, … More Review: A Question of Gravity (AD&D 3pp); A Stunt Dungeon
Ragnarok was a pretty neat concept but only had about 48 pages. In my previous review I griped that it was, in essence, only a seed of a campaign, with neat flavour and some very interesting stripped-down rules but just enough to make it work. Doom of Odin is a sort of supplement to this … More [Review] Doom of Odin – Tales of the Norse Gods (3pp d20); Riddle me this Heimdall…
It is the end of the week, a big review is coming up, but before that happens, let’s take a break from settings set around rpgs based on the idea of ceaseless struggle against an inevitable doom set in a fantasy setting to review Ragnarok, an Avalanche supplement for D20 set in the pseudo-historical Age … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Ragnarok (d20 3pp); Raise your Horns
There is a way some rpg-players have used to describe the way an rpg can interact with a human mind. It posits that any rpg has a game component (composed of abstract rules and mechanics and the way they interact with eachother), a simulation component (the way in which those rules mimic reality or are … More [Review] Polaris (All Men are Brothers edition); And if I were gay…
In this last installment of this interminable series I will cover the Setting, Bestiary and the sample adventure in the back of the book so you do not accidentally stumble upon it whilst idly flipping through rulebooks in the rpg-section at the ABC and throw up all over the tabletop section. The setting has not … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 2e Pt. VII; Setting & Conclusion.
This section of the review covers the GM section in WHF2E. The GM section is an odd but very good one, containing fairly terse yet useful guidelines on how to run a game, ideas for adventures, campaigns, describing the tone of Warhammer Fantasy, as well as a very large and impressive section on mental illness … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 2e Pt. VI: Adventure and Madness
The Religion section in the new game has been handled quite nicely. Entries for gods are expanded from the original, yet not to White Wolf-esque proportions to the point where it gets tiresome, and unnessecary and confusing deities have been stripped out. This section is very humanocentric and even Imperio-centric, which is good since most … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Pt. V; Do you have a moment to talk about the Lord Crystal Dragon Jesus Christ?
Back from a 10-day hiatus in suprisingly sunny Toronto, your Prince has returned bearing not gifts, but at least a copy of Kane: Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner, the cherry on what was already a suprisingly sweet pie. Nevertheless, reviewing work awaits. Magic in the 2nd edition has been altered considerably, bringing it more … More PrinceofNothingReviews; Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying v2 Pt. IV; An Age of Daemons and Sorcery
Warhammer Fantasy is, first and foremost, a setting that revolves around tales of bitter and ultimately hopeless struggle against extinction. It comes as no suprise that much of this struggle takes the form of a literal struggle, with swords and knives and whatnot because medieval violence is both gritty and allows for personal heroism to … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2e Pt. III; An age of Battle and Death and of the World’s Ending
I was to discuss career advancements and the accompanying advanced classess within this post, as well as the newfangled skills and talents mechanics. Advancement has been simplified somewhat, without doing away with the core mechanic. All skills, talents, ability score advancements (+5%) and secondary ability score advancements may be bought for the paltry price of … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition Pt. II: Next level Grim-dark shit.