Author: Paco G. Jaen

City Backdrop – Languard

City Backdrop: Languard clocks in at 29 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover,leaving us with 23 pages of content, so let’s take a look! So, in case you didn’t get that immediately: City Backdrop: Languard is basically the MUCH bigger brother of the beloved Village Backdrops-series, and this time around, we take a look at the “crown jewel” of sorts of the Duchy of Ashlar, the region that serves as a rough geographic backdrop for many of Raging Swan Press’ more recent supplements. Housing a population...

Read More

Lands of Adventure – RPG Review

Lands of Adventure – Porphyra clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look! So, first things first: Lands of Adventure is a supplement for the Porphyra RPG, the currently continuation of Pathfinder 1’s rules that is currently being designed by Purple Duck games. The Porphyra RPG seeks to streamline a few aspects, but other wise has the ambition of being 100% PFRPG 1 compatible. Thus, while I will designate Porphyra RPG books as such, you should have no problems whatsoever using them...

Read More

Jonny Hodgson and Bang and Twang!

Jonny Hodgson has been a friend since I pretty much got into RPG media. Approachable as few, he has a stellar career that has recently seen some massive changes. What is he up to now? Talking to Jonny Hodgson is always fun and knowing that he is changing what he does and how he makes a living, I had to ask a few questions of my own. He has been a part of the art world in the RPG business for decades and his style has given a distinctive look to many, many books both in Fantasy and Science...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

Games genres