[Campaign Setting] Jade & Steel (2001) Jim Lai (Avalanche Press LTD) Another year has passed. My holiday foray into winter-haunted Canada rocked, the new Star Wars was a piece of shit and elfgames are still delicious. Now back to your regular programming. I figured there would be no better way to kickstart the new year … More [Review] Jade & Steel – Roleplaying in Mythic China (d20 3pp); Ping-pongs and Ting-Tongs and all sorts of Wing-Wongs
[Campaign Setting] Ragnarok (2001) Mike Benninghof (Avalanche Press LTD) 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 … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Ragnarok (d20 3pp); Raise your Horns
[Core Game] Polaris (2005) Ben Lehman (Nostalgia Studios) 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 … More [Review] Polaris (All Men are Brothers edition); And if I were gay…
[Campaign Setting] Twilight of Atlantis (2001) Jim Lai, Jason Donovan & John R. Phythyon Jr. There is something about Atlantis or the idea of a Hyborean Age that really appeals to me. A vast stretch of history both familiar yet utterly strange, in which high adventure may be had and creatures from bygone myth may … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Twilight of Atlantis (d20 3pp); An age Undreamed of by Man.
[Campaign Setting] Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (2002) Fred Jandt & John. R. Phythyon. Jr. (Avalanche Press LTD) 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 travels through the Underworld to begin his … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332
[Campaign Setting] Endless Sands (2002) Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press LTD) The second stand-out Avalanche 64 page campaign setting I’ve come across, Endless Sands takes place in a fantasy world based on Arabian legend and manages to feel new despite coming out far after Al-Quadim. It exemplifies a truth about Campaign settings I have realized in … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Endless Sands (d20 3pp); Al-Quadim with a whiff of Dark Sun
[Campaign Setting] I, Mordred (2002) F.S Kessler & John. R. Phythyon, Jr. (Avalanche Press LTD) In this coming time of change, fire and blood, when mettle will be tested and where the blueprints of the coming decades are laid out, it is comforting to know that there are still things that can pleasantly surprise a … More PrinceofNothingReviews: I, Mordred (d20 3pp); An Avalanche Campaign Setting that does not suck?!?
[Campaign Setting] Celtic Age (2002) Mike Benninghof, John R. Phythyon Jr. & Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press LTD) I am having a good day and it has been long since my last review, so what better way to cap off the day then with a review of my latest descent into the d20 bubble, Avalanche Style. … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Celtic Age – Roleplaying the Myths, Heroes and Monsters of the Celts (d20 3pp); Extreme Highschool Barbarian Smackdown
[Campaign Setting] Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (2002) Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press LTD) Aztecs fascinate me. A sophisticated alien culture with advanced knowledge of astrology, engineering and statecraft, with no access to iron or horses, yet with an absolutely batshit insane religion of human sacrifice driving them to constant warfare and conquest (or … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (D20 3PP); A bucket when you needed a swimming pool.