[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicle Pt. IV – Nuovo Malattia (1999) Heather Grove & Matthew McFarland (White Wolf) For Ghouls (starting characters) “In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of … More [Challenge Accepted] The Giovanni Chronicle Pt. IV – Nuovo Malattia; Walking Through the Empty Age
[Campaign Setting] Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (2002) Fred Jandt & John. R. Phythyon. Jr. (Avalanche Press LTD) Summary: Egyptian History Text + Marvel’s Thor As God of the Sun, Amun-Re sails his mighty barge across the heavens of Nut, arising in the East and disappearing in the West each day. At night, he … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332
[Adventure] Fuck for Satan (2013) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1-2 Oh James Raggi. You had everyone going there for a second. The God that Crawls was nice, had some good ideas and was playable. Better then Any Man was a magnificently executed historical weird adventure. You were showing signs of improvement. Everyone … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Fuck for Satan (Lotfp); A literal farce
[Campaign Setting] Black Flag (2002) Mike Benninghof & John R. Phythyon (Avalanche Press LTD) Man, reviewing Avalanche d20-stuff is depressing. All for One (and One for All long official title for a 64 page supplement) was short but just long enough to do what it needed to do but had some weird thematic inconsistencies and niggling … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Black Flag – Piracy in the Carribean (d20 3pp); The skeletal structure of a really great game.
[Adventure] The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space (2012) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 0 – infinity It is the reviewing blitzkrieg season, where we must advance quickly through the catalog towards Elf-Moscow before the winds of winter bring us low and force upon us a hasty retreat. Monolith from Beyond … More [Review] The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space (Loftp); Your weapons, you will not need them
[Campaign Setting] Mechamorphosis (2004) Lyse Kapp & Rob Vaughn (Fantasy Flight Games) Summary: Transformers + Autism In reviewing the body of RPGdom, sometimes one is blessed. One discovers a work that is sleek, elegant, beautiful, poetic and unique. Sometimes by merely perusing its pages one’s own home game is improved, no matter how slightly, forevermore. … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Mechamorphosis; A joyless descent into the worst excesses of the d20 system.
[Campaign Setting] Spellslinger (2004) Kevin Wilson (Fantasy Flight Games) Summary: Deadlands – serial numbers Spellslinger is the 4th installment in the line of Horizon supplements by Fantasy Flight games for the d20 system. As stated in my previous reviews, each supplement straddles the line between mini-campaign setting and mod, complete with its own classes, some … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Spellslinger
I promised to look in on psychic powers and so I will. The psychic powers are really cool but how likely are you to get them during play? This we will find out. We will also find out if beer and math go together. This section is math heavy so it will likely be a … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Carcosa [Addendum]
This section concludes my perhaps overly detailed review of dreaded Carcosa. I was going to calculate what your actual chance is of starting with a psionic dude but I gave up halfway through when I figured out you get a chance of psychic powers starting from int/wis/cha 15, not 16. I have a theory that … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Carcosa[Pt IV: From the jaws of defeat]
[Campaign Setting] Carcosa (2011) Geoffry Mckinney & Chris Robert Carcosa was originally published independently by creator Geoffry Mckinney in little grey books in a format modeled after the Original D&D brown books. It was even given the hubristic secondary title of Supplement V, and was meant as an expansion to OD&D. It generated admiration and … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Carcosa [Part I+II.]