Free RPG Day Review: Castle and Crusades

Free RPG Day Review: Castle and Crusades
Castles and Crusades… Ahh… A classic. Yeah. I know it’s only been around for about five years, but the voice, feel, senses and concepts in the game take me back to my original AD&D days. If there are any gamers out there who think that 3.0 is “old school”, I highly suggest they check out ...

Free RPG Day Review Rogue Trader

Free RPG Day Review Rogue Trader
The Rogue Trader book from Fantasy Flight Games is a great introduction to the game system. It starts with the sample characters (which is kind of odd) and continues on to explain the characters, combat, skill check rules and general game system. I was quite impressed with the thorough treatment of the rules in such ...

Free RPG Day Review: Pathfinder Bonus Bestiary

Free RPG Day Review: Pathfinder Bonus Bestiary
Today’s review is of Paizo’s Bonus Bestiary for their Pathfinder system. If you don’t know what Pathfinder is, I strongly suggest you go check it out. It’s well worth your time. I can’t wait for the full system to be released. The Bonus Bestiary just wet my appetite even more for the release of Pathfinder. ...

Free RPG Day Review: Hearts of Chaos

Free RPG Day Review: Hearts of Chaos
Today’s review is of Hearts of Chaos, also by Goodman Games. Hearts of Chaos is an Amethyst adventure. The Amethyst system uses the core 4e rules and expands on them to allow for a modern-ish setting. Why modern”-ish”? This is because the world of magic, fae, dragons and creatures of the imagination have invaded the ...

Free RPG Day Review: Hero’s Handbook – Immortal Heroes

Free RPG Day Review: Hero's Handbook - Immortal Heroes
Today’s review is the front half (or is it the back half?) of the duo-flip-reversed-book. This side is the Immortal Heroes which is part of Goodman Games’s Hero’s Handbook line of work. The book held fourteen pages of very well written, well thought out and nicely put together content. It covered nine different end-goals or ...

Free RPG Day Review: Hollow Earth 2009

Free RPG Day Review: Hollow Earth 2009
Sorry for the slackness in the The Free RPG Day reviews lately. Life has caught up to me, and I’ve been incredibly busy lately. I hope to finish off the Free RPG Day reviews in the next two to three weeks. Today, I’m reviewing the Hollow Earth submission to the Free RPG Day. It is ...

Free RPG Day Review: Geist

Free RPG Day Review: Geist
Before I start this review, I wanted to admit up front that I did not read the entire book. Once I got past the first scene in the adventure, I stopped. This is because I want to play in this adventure, and I don’t want it spoiled for me by reading the adventure portion of ...

Free RPG Day Review: Dragon Warriors

Free RPG Day Review: Dragon Warriors
Like yesterday, I finished off a booklet while at lunch. This time it is Dragon Warriors by Magnum Opus Press. The booklet took me through the basics of character creation, but only detailed two of the seven possible professions. The two they detailed were Knight and Barbarian, which are very similar. I wished they had ...

Free RPG Day Review: Corporation

Free RPG Day Review: Corporation
I managed to read the entire Corporation booklet over lunch today. It is a dystopic view of future Earth set in the year 2500 where corporations rule the world with an iron fist and the PCs are agents working for one (or more) corporations to accomplish the goals of the corporation. I love the concept ...

Free RPG Day Review: Paranoia

Free RPG Day Review: Paranoia
This 24 page booklet brought back some excellent memories of playing Paranoia with Buddy running the game. While the game system has changed a bit from what I remember it (though not much) the style, flavor and theme of the game has remained true to what the original creators envisioned 25 years ago. I laughed ...