[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 kick-start 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) Summary; Thor² It is the end of the week, a big review is coming up, but before that happens, let’s take a break from rpgs based on the idea of a desperate struggle against an inevitable doom set in a pseudo-historical fantasy setting to review Ragnarok, … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Ragnarok (d20 3pp); Raise your Horns
[Core Game] Polaris (2005) Ben Lehman (Nostalgia Studios) Summary: The Once and Future King + Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night There is a theory rpg-players have used to describe the different ways an rpg interacts with the human mind. It posits that any rpg has a game component (composed of abstract rules … 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. Summary; Timaeus + Critias + DnD 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 … 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) 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
[Campaign Setting] Endless Sands (2002) Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press LTD) Summary: Dark Sun + Al Quadim 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 … 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) Summary; The Once and Future King + Alan Moore 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 … 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) Summary: Mabignogion + Asterix & Obelix 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 … 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) Summary: War God + Apocalypto – effort 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 … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (D20 3PP); A bucket when you needed a swimming pool.