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 then with a look at yet another obsolete campaign setting from … More [Review] Jade & Steel – Roleplaying in Mythic China (d20 3pp); Ping-pongs and Ting-Tongs and all sorts of Wing-Wongs
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…
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 be confronted. So alluring is this apocryphal era that it has even spawned some roleplaying … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Twilight of Atlantis (d20 3pp); An age Undreamed of by Man.
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 day anew in the Eastern sky. Pharaohs are considered the Sons of Re and acquire him as their patron … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332
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 realised in my long journey through the elfgame archives: A good campaign … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Endless Sands (d20 3pp); Al-Quadim with a whiff of Dark Sun
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 suprise a man. Case in point: I, Morded by Avalanche games is the first 64 page campaign … More PrinceofNothingReviews: I, Mordred (d20 3pp); An Avalanche Campaign Setting that does not suck?!?
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. Pyhthyon and Soesbee teamed up with Gentleman-scholar and Avalanche founder Mike Bennighof to deliver a 191-page campaign … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Celtic Age – Roleplaying the Myths, Heroes and Monsters of the Celts (d20 3pp); Extreme Highschool Barbarian Smackdown
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 possibly vice versa). Awesome. Aztecs have great potential since are barely present in the western … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (D20 3PP); A bucket when you needed a swimming pool.