Author: Paco G. Jaen

Fear Itself – RPG Review

Fear Itself clocks in at 91 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?  Fear Itself was moved forward on my review-queue due to me receiving a physical copy in exchange for an unbiased and critical review. We begin this variant of the GUMSHOE system with a disclaimer that kind of makes me sad for its necessity: Fear Itself is, more so than ToC, Esoterrorists or Night’s Black Agents a hardcore horror-game. PCs will die. Uncomfortable topics will be mentioned and...

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We Be Dragons – RPG Review

We BeDragons clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRd, leaving us with 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look! If the appropriation of Paizo’s slogan for Goblin-PC adventures was no clear indicator– We Be Dragons is set apart by one very crucial factor: The PCs are all dragons! While it is possible to use appropriate regular dragons, the module’s base premise works imho best if you use the plentiful pregens included. 9 of these are provided, all clocking in at CR 4 and representing, as a whole, a pretty...

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Glavost: a Fairy Tale Village – RPG Review

Glavost:  a Fairy Tale Village clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 16 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Before we do, though: Since this is Playground Adventures: Glavost:  a Fairy Tale Village featured first in the absolutely, I can’t emphasize this enough, STELLAR “Pixies on Parade”-module – I VERY MUCH suggest getting this module! As for age-range, I consider this appropriate for ages 4 and up if the kid in question is pretty mature; more sensitive kids can consider some components a bit more creepy,...

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Fall of Man – RPG Review

Fall of Man clocks in at 145 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of ToC, 1/2 a page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with  139.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look! Fall of Man would be a campaign-setting, and a peculiar one – after the failed KS, I did not expect to see this, but Rogue Genius Games seems to have salvaged it – NICE! So what is this about? Well, the basics, as the astute reader can glean from the introduction in in-character prose (the last half column of which oddly...

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Tekumel with Victor Jason Raymond

Tekumel is the product of the brilliant mind of professor M.A.R. Barker and one of the first RPG settings to come to light after the publication of D&D, so why isn’t it better know? To me that is a mystery. Tekumel is a rich and well crafted environment and it was a much loved RPG that, to this day, gets a lot of interest and money in eBay. Over the years, there have been some editions of the game that, to be honest, haven’t really done enough justice to the original and have failed to get the momentum needed...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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