Author: Paco G. Jaen

Happy Birthday D&D n.3

By Jonathan Drain If you’re following the RSS feed, you may have missed Monday and Tuesday’s free D&D PDF giveways to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons and the 10th anniversary of D&D third edition. Today D20 Sources the last of three PDFs graciously donated from The Le Games‘s line of third edition player enhancement books. Today, you can download 17 Archer Feats. Save it out while the download is still available. If you missed the previous two offers, the previous PDFs are still available for the time being: Monday’s expansive Treasures of Malevolent Magic and the comically named (but seriously useful) Pimp My...

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Onirim

By Guy Mullarkey As previous reviews of mine will attest to, I am becoming a real fan of the Z-Man Games range of card games. Previous games reviewed from their series’ can be found here Queen’s Ransom – A Simple Review, Court of the Medici – A Simple Review,Chaos Card Game – A Simple Review. Onirim is a game I have been particularly looking forward to the release of. Firstly, the sheer number of different variants in the game box represented excellent value (this in-built expansions concept seems to be quite popular at the moment, Fresco is another example), but more importantly this is a solo game that can also be played by two players, plus it has quite a cool theme. Solo Games – One gamer’s lament I have tried throughout my gaming life to get into solo games. I have owned and still indeed own many games that can be played solo, I also have the obligatory chess computer that allows one to play that game alone. To be honest, I have never found a game that has the potential to keep me interested enough to play solo on a repeat basis. I think Onirim potentially may be the game that breaks this drought. Why is that? Well, firstly the game has relatively simple rules that don’t take long to learn, but take some time to master....

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Calling All Fanfic Authors!

They’ve mentioned it before, but in case you’ve forgotten, the Pathfinder Chronicler fan fiction contest is in full swing! There’s still plenty of time to enter, however, and the winner will still receive the grand prize of a $100 Paizo store gift certificate and publication in Wayfinder, with two runners-up receiving $50 Paizo gift certificates. You’ve got until September 12th to get your entry in, so why not use that 3-day weekend over Labor Day to whip up a story and send it in? Contest details can be found here. Why do they bring this up now? Well, in addition to offering a reminder while there’s still time to get your submission in, the Pathfinder Chronicler folks were kind enough to interview them recently about judging the contest, writing advice, and all things Pathfinder fiction, so if you’re feeling almost up to it but could use a little extra encouragement, hopefully some ramblings can be of...

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Happy Birthday Dungeons & Dragons 2

D20 Source Dungeons & Dragons Blog has teamed up with The Le Games to give away a D&D PDF every day until Wednesday to celebrate the 36th anniversary of D&D. Yesterday’s offer was a free PDF copy of Treasures of Malevolent Might, a collection of 36 magic items including several artifacts. Today, you can download Pimp My Paladin, a tongue-in-cheek titled collection of serious ways to beef up your divine warrior for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5. Save now while the file is still...

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Dark Sun Creature Catalogue

By Christopher W. Richeson In Short, The Creature Catalog offers monsters, important NPCs, templates, hazards, and other options to help bring a Dark Sun campaign to life. This imaginative resource provides excellent support for any Dark Sun game, and further fleshes out the setting through its discussion of the many hazards of daily life. With attention paid to each of the Sorcerer Kings along with examples of each of the major races in the setting, this book furthers the reader’s understanding of the setting in addition to providing new antagonists. The Good:  The monsters do a good job of emphasizing the deadliness of the Dark Sun setting, at least in theme. The brief discussion of customizing monsters for the setting is a worthwhile addition. The beautiful artwork really brings the setting to life. The Bad: More undead and elementals would have been welcome. The Sorcerer Kings have limited application as direct antagonists since their defeat should really be the culmination of a campaign. The Physical Thing At $19.95 (£14.99) this 144 page full color hardcover showcases the very highest production values of the RPG market today. Monsters are sorted alphabetically and indexed by challenge level, making navigation a snap. The editing is excellent, the background information on the creatures enjoyable, and every aspect of the entries communicates setting information and the role the entity plays in the world. Under...

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Campo de Mitos is a campaign setting for Cthulhu games based in real events and people from El Campo de Gribraltar.

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