Author: Paco G. Jaen

Miniatures in RPGs – The RPG Room Podcast

Miniatures have been used before the time came when slaying dragons was common on the table. But people use them in many different ways and for different reasons. Having miniatures at the table can fit many purposes and many people use them for as many reasons. Since there are, literally, hundreds of companies that produce some absolutely incredible miniatures, getting something you can use and will work is actually fairly easy. The progress in 3D printing technology is also making miniatures very accessible and customisable. But why do people use them? And how? What purpose do they serve? In...

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Pirates Compendium with Legendary Games

Legendary Games’ Pirates Compendium is their latest project for the 5E and Pathfinder rulesets. But, why does everyone like pirates and what does this do to provide something cool? Pirates Compendium brings us closer to knowing what a pirate’s life was like and how to sail your boat to shores ahoy. Or something like that. In this interview I chatted to Jason Nelson from Legendary Games about their Kickstarter project, but, most importantly, about what the process to bring this new product to life was like. Hope you enjoy the show! Visit other G*M*S Magazine productions: Interviews: Review:...

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The ascent of Tempest Tower – 5E Mini-Dungeon RPG Review

The ascent of Tempest Tower clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf. In The ascent of Tempest Tower,  only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Big plus: This mini-dungeon comes with a key-less .tif player map as well as a high-res GM map for VTT-use – kudos! Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions,...

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Veranthea Codex: The 5th World – RPG Review

The 5th World, a high-level adventure for the unique Veranthea Codex-setting, clocks in at 62 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Okay, Veranthea Codex: The 5th World is intended for HIGH level characters; as in level 16 – 18. Don’t have some on your hands, much less with the global rules modifications of Veranthea? Well, fret not, for the pdf does contain a significant array of high-level pregens for your convenience. Furthermore, the pdf...

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Everyman Options: Paranormal Classes – RPG Review

Everyman Options: Paranormal Classes is a massive expansion for the new base-classes introduced in Paranormal Adventures clocking in at 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages of SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s take a look! This review is based on the revised version of the pdf. We begin Everyman Options: Paranormal Classes, as always in Everyman Gaming publications, with an introduction, ToC and a kind of mission statement, if you will – but beyond that, we begin directly with one...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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