Author: Paco G. Jaen

Terrors of Obsidian Apocalypse – Haunts – RPG Review

Terrors of Obsidian Apocalypse – Haunts clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD/editorial, 2 pages form-fillable character-sheets, 1 page mini-monster-sheets, leaving us with 4 pages of haunts, so let’s take a look. Terrors of Obsidian Apocalypse – Haunts provides a collection of haunts, obviously, one ranging from CR 1 to CR 10. The respective haunts follow a nice formatting, with CL, XP-values, CRs etc. being provided alongside a short flavor-text and, obviously, triggers, hp and all required pieces of information. Now haunts constitute one of my favorite innovations that came out of Pathfinder, as...

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5E Mini-Dungeon – Feischkammer – RPG Review

This pdf 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. 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, instead tackling the line for what it is....

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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: https://goo.gl/w5XrbS 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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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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