Author: Paco G. Jaen

Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss – RPG Review

Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page kort’thalis glyph, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Okay, Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss is an advice-book for adventure-writers and, as one born from the pen of one of the OSR’s more controversial writers, its very first section is titled “No Limits” – it is a rallying call versus censorship and, to a degree, something I absolutely agree with. Why? Because someone, somewhere, is bound to be offended by what you write,...

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5E Mini-Dungeon #014: The Soul of a Prince – RPG Review

5E Mini-Dungeon #014: The Soul of a Prince 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, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Unlike most 5E Mini-Dungeons, The Soul of a Prince does not come with VTT-maps or player-friendly iterations, which is a bit of a bummer. 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, instead tackling...

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Print on Demand – The RPG Room

Print on Demand services is a fairly recent addition to the publishing paradigm that goes wonderfully hand in hand with self-publishing. And it can only get better. Since it was introduced by DriveThruRPG a few years ago, the number of Print on Demand titles has increased quite a lot. And it is perfectly understandable. A service that is reasonably priced (although a lot higher than traditional printing) and it has a quick enough delivery (depending were you live, of course). The thing is, though, it is not as easy as it sounds when you first look at it, and...

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Doubt Not That Stars Are Fire: 5E Mini-Dungeon #049

Doubt Not That Stars are Fire clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means Doubt Not That Stars Are Fire contains 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with 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...

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You don’t owe me anything

To think my readers owe me anything, or my viewers or listeners, is something I just don’t get. Why should you have to do anything for me? There are reasons why I feel it is important for me to say that you owe me nothing. A few days ago, an aspiring YouTube personality in Spain gave up doing video reviews. I am not going to mention their name or the name of the channel. I don’t see the point and I am not writing this article to bring them any grief, but to vent and try to address something...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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