Category: Reviews

Review: Blood Dark Thirst

Blood Dark Thirst by Kort'thalis Publishing

Blood Dark Thirst in a nutshell is Vampire: The Masquerade as distilled through author Venger’s propensity for an extra layer of darkness or weirdness (these are blood suckers who are possessed by demons!), and a major streamlining of system and

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Review: Stairway of V’dreen for Crimson Dragon Slayer

Stairway of V'dreen

Continuing to support the in-house Crimson Dragon Slayer system, Kort’thalis releases Stairway of V’dreen, a sandbox adventure in a world that is steadily being erased as its erstwhile gods have moved on to other creations. Further embracing the zaniness of

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Review: Slaves of Tsathoggua for Crimson Dragon Slayer

Slaves of Tsathoggua

Slaves of Tsathoggua is an old-school style dungeon crawl adventure for the Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11 One Hour Game roleplaying game. It’s very much in the weird fantasy/sci-fi genre, featuring gonzo technology and a wild assortment of monstrous creatures, bizarre

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DMsGuild Review: Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists

Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists

Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists is a mechanics-heavy supplement geared towards players, presenting 101 new spells and a handful of new archetypes for spellcasting classes (including the official and newly-released-to-the-DMsGuild class, the Artificer). The author’s mechanical knowledge of 5th edition

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Review: Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11 One Hour Game

Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11 One Hour Game

Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11 One Hour Game is a condensed and slightly revised version of the namesake game, cutting out the intentionally gonzo implied setting to instead create an incredibly quick-to-play, barebones D&D retroclone that can be taught and played

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Review: Crimson Dragon Slayer

Crimson Dragon Slayer by Kort'thalis Publishing

Crimson Dragon Slayer is an OSR game that turns the bog-standard mechanic “roll a d20 and add some stuff” into a fun d6 dice pool system that’s at once simple and also contains enough permutations for some awesome tricks. While the game

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Review: Live to Tell the Tale – An Introduction to Combat Tactics for Dungeons & Dragons Players

Live to Tell the Tale - An Introduction to Combat Tactics for Dungeons & Dragons Players

Live to Tell the Tale – An Introduction to Combat Tactics for Dungeons & Dragons Players by Keith Ammann — creator of the blog The Monsters Know What They’re Doing — is an in-depth study of the combat system of

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Review: Fantasy Roleplaying – An Omnibus of Opponents

Fantasy Roleplaying: An Omnibus of Opponents

Fantasy Roleplaying: An Omnibus of Opponents by Blackwing Productions (Jeremy Puckett) is a fantastic addition to the Cortex Plus Heroic Roleplaying line, bringing over a 100 new monsters to the game with great mechanics and showing off an awesome mix

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Review: Out of the Abyss

Out of the Abyss

If you’re looking for material to loot for your home game, this book is solid gold: evocative NPCs, a great variety of locations and plot threads, a superb mixture of railroady adventure path-style and wide-open exploration, and some incredibly iconic

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Review: Fantasy Roleplaying – A Registry of Rules

Fantasy Roleplaying: A Registry of Rules

Fantasy Roleplaying: A Registry of Rules by Blackwing Productions (Jeremy Puckett’s publishing company) is a fantastic supplement for a woefully under-appreciated game line. It provides a full complement of add-ons and some tweaks to re-balance core materials for different play

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