Category: Reviews

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

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

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , ,

Review: Meta Dice by Bill Edmunds

Meta Dice are a great custom, multipurpose six-sided die that covers standard dice rolls (providing a result of 1 through 6), FATE-style success/fail checks, yes/no results, and even hit locations! If you want dice that can cover a myriad of

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

Review: Elemental Evil Player’s Companion

Elemental Evil Player's Companion

It’s simple, it’s focused, and it packs a mean punch! The Elemental Evil Player’s Companion is a free PDF (and cheap print-on-demand product) via Dungeon Masters Guild) that covers 4 vaguely elementally-inclined races and 43 new elementally-infused spells, providing players

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Review: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set – 5th Edition

D&D Starter Set

When “lacks character creation” is your only argument against a starter set for a game that features free online Basic Rules (with character creation, no less!) in multiple formats and happens to be the premiere RPG on the market since the

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , ,