Free RPG Day: D&D Bloodsand Arena

Free RPG Day: D&D Bloodsand Arena
Bloodsand Arena is WotC’s introduction to Athas, the world of Darksun. The books are already on the shelves, but when Free RPG Day happened, they were slated for a month or three release date out from June. I have not had a chance to even glimpse the innards of any recent Darksun books, and this ...

Free RPG Day: Roll d-infinity

Free RPG Day: Roll d-infinity
This “book” was actually a magazine preview for a new publication, which threw me off at first. Once I realized what was going on, I started judging each article on its own merits and then the magazine as a whole. The “Dead Things” mini-game was actually quite impressive in its layout and how quickly someone ...

Free RPG Day: Deathwatch

Free RPG Day: Deathwatch
The introduction to Deathwatch from Fantasy Flight Games has an incredibly high production value for being a free module. The paper was thick, the artwork fit the theme and mood of the book and was well done, the printing quality was very high, and over all, I was quite impressed with what I held in ...

Free RPG Day: Abominations of the Amazon

Free RPG Day: Abominations of the Amazon
The adventure, “Abominations of the Amazon,” written by Mike Ferguson and produced by Goodman Games is a decent introduction to the system of Call of Cthulhu, but the adventure does require the core book to run properly. It’s a great way to introduce players to the system, but not new game masters. I found myself ...

RPG Overload!

In the past few weeks, I’ve received or bought: The Dresden Files RPG that I pre-ordered months ago. Mutants and Masterminds and a supplement with a bunch of pregenerated characters. Runequest from Mongoose Games A variety of items from Free RPG Day. Now to find the time to go through all of this and start ...

Pathfinder Review, Part 3 — The GM’s Portion

I finished off the Pathfinder Core book while at lunch today. I was nearly done, so it didn’t take too long. This review is of the parts of the book designed for the GM. Chapter 12: Gamemastering This chapter gives great words of advice to anyone, new and old, on how to run a game. ...

Pathfinder: Character Creation

The six of us (5 players and 1 GM) got together Saturday night to create Pathfinder characters for the newly starting campaign. Usually, when we start a new game everyone comes to the table with an idea of what they want to play. In this case, only one player had a solid concept and the ...

Pathfinder Review, Part 2

In my last review of Pathfinder, I covered chapters 1-8. This time, I’m just going to cover 9-11 because that is the last sections of the player portion of the book. Before I continue, though, I did want to point out something that I missed in my last review: the physical qualities of the book. ...

Pathfinder Review, Part 1

Pathfinder Review, Part 1
I just finished off my lunch hour reading chapters one through eight of the new Pathfinder Core book. This part of the book took me through character creation, races, classes, skills, feats, equipment, basic rules, combat rules and the miscellaneous bits of rules that are required for any RPG. I must say that I am ...

Free RPG Day Review: Khyber’s Harvest

Free RPG Day Review: Khyber's Harvest
This is the final installment of this year’s Free RPG Day reviews. I saved the last one for Khyber’s Harvest by Wizards of the Coast. This book is a quick-and-dirty D&D adventure set in the Eberron world. The adventure is for second level characters, and five sample characters are provided in the back of the ...