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Egyptians II Set
by Francisc S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/06/2017 13:24:56

Nice minis! If you plan to build a palace for the pharaoh, well,then you have to populate it with these nice paper minis!Well done,Arion!



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Egyptians III Set
by Francisc S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/06/2017 12:48:40

**** Nice lively figures,especially the dancers,though Horus and Toth are looking like children compared to Anubis, nothing menacing about them-please update them!.Overall ,very useful!



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Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2nd Ed
by Cameron M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/10/2017 08:11:29

Simple system, yet plays really well, and covers all the stuff any good fantasy games do. Really feels like an old school fantasy game for all the right reasons!

The Fighting Fantasy gamebooks were my gateway into the world of roleplaying, although by the time of the original publication of these advanced rules (called Fighting Fantasy Dungeoneer back then) I had already moved onto more complex rpgs. It is with renewed eyes that I now look back ot this system, and this current edition of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy rules feels both nostalgic yet fresh at the same time.

No character classes, yet its quick point-build character generation allows you to replicate all the fantasy archetypes, as well as lets you make up your own character concept from scratch.

This system is perhaps the best thing to emerge from the OSR! It really has the flavour of handwaviness, yet none of the restrictions or confounding rules that came with the early editions of many other OSR games such as TSR D&D/AD&D etc.

The world of Titan is pure gonzo Classic Fantasy at its best. It is essientially a High Fantasy setting with lots of old school British Sword & Sorcery elements; all mixed in and underscored with a whimiscal fantasy flavour that would make the likes of Brian Froud, Terry Pratchett, Terry Jones, Tim Burton, or even Lewis Carroll smile.

This game is great for the younger crowd starting to venture into rpgs, but also has enough meat on the bones to attract grognards back for beer & pretzels gaming.

I cant recommend this game highly enough, it simply is a must have rpg for so many reasons, and should not be overlooked by any true fantasy rpg fan!



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Out of the Pit
by Matthias S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/28/2016 05:35:44

I love this book, I had it in the 80s accompanying me on my battles through the game books. This PDF is excellent, the text sections are actual text, not scanned, and the quality of the images is great.



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Maelstrom
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/25/2016 09:26:58

Everything about this game feels like a half measure, ideas and concept sounds promising, but are not followed through. The layout is ... simple, with sometimes annoying results. If this was edited and layouted by a proffesional it would be a quarter or something in page count. Awful lot of empty space it is ...

The system is quite vague, with a lot of hand waving, except when it is not and then it is clunky complex backward detailed ...

The resurrection should have included some more attention to the "hardware", the lacking thereof is sad, because the setting is charming and interesting.

Reading this ... product, is as fun as reading your own college notes twenty years later, interesting, but not something you want to do for a long stretch of time. And these 3D-Poser-model illustrations mostly feels awkward and ... sloppy ...



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Maelstrom Domesday-Map Book
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/25/2016 06:08:51

A very ... frugal product, may save you five or so minutes of googling to find material of the same or WASTLY better quality.

Maps of Yorkshire and England 1066 (Google English heritage sites instead for more and better material) Plans of an abbey, castle, town and church Plans and drawings of town, village and manor houses Barrow plans (Dyson Logos produces better better, more gorgeous maps for a FREE, but support his Patreon instead) 2 Poetic manor maps (These two are the only thing worth notice herein) 6 vilage maps (These are a pure insult, 5 min with their own icons and a newbie knowledge of paint produced these)

If these where a free addition I would perhaps see a value in downloading these, or as a way to support the designers ... but PWYW or Patreon exists for that kind of things ...



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Titan Map
by Jeffrey V. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/28/2016 13:40:40

First, let me say, it's a good map, and it's well scanned and presented. However, it's the same exact map that's in the book "Titan." If you own Titan, you have this map. There's nothing new here per se; no additional information, no new names, no extra detail. Charging $3.00 for the same exact thing you already own seems...a bit steep, I guess.

Now, if you DON'T own Titan, I can see this might be a useful way to see the world, but frankly, I think you'd be MUCH better off buying Titan -- you get the map, AND you get the background information that allows you to effectively run AFF in the world it was set in in the game books; all in all, a much better deal and a much more efficient use of your money.

Anyway, that's why I gave it an overall "3" -- it's a "nice to have," I guess, but for $3.00, not so much. I'd strongly recommend you commit that $3.00 towards the purchase price of the AFF Book Titan instead; you won't regret it.



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It is pretty much the same map, although it is newly drawn. What i would also say is that this is a high-res image that could easily be printed as an A1 poster without any pixelation etc. Whether that is a benefit to you will vary by customer of course!
Maelstrom
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/11/2016 12:06:41

This was clearly not read through after the OCR rip and features numerous faults - additionally all the white space pages from the original book have been pointlessly left in the pdf version - very lazy job.



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Titan
by Michael M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/30/2016 20:56:13

Titan is a uniquely original fantasy setting and a great reference book for any fantasy RPG.



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Sorcery Spell Book
by Michael M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/30/2016 20:46:14

Great Illustrations, primarily a reference book of spells for use with the game system.



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Crown of Kings - The Sorcery Campaign
by Raymond W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/23/2016 01:41:52

As a fan (from way back) of the original Sorcery! series, as well as the recent excellent video game adaptation, I was very disappointed by Crown of Kings - The Sorcery Campaign. This adaptation from gamebook to tabletop RPG campaign ends up being far too literal. What worked as a gamebook in 1985 does not translate well to the roleplaying tabletop in 2016. The GM info on how to handle each encounter is straight out of the book, with no explanations for seemingly illogical NPC actions. While this behavior may have contributed to a kind of unpredictable fairy tale logic in the original books, here it leaves a GM with little understanding of how to run an encounter that ends up straying outside the expectations of the text. The adventure is presented as a pure pointcrawl, with no notion of what to do if the adventurers try to travel overland.

As an example, the PCs can creep by goblins and an ogre to infiltrate a goblin mine. If they are seen, they will be immediately attacked, with no real explanation of why. What if the PCs want to parlay? It's hard to know how they would respond, unless the GM just decides that they keep attacking no matter what the disposition of the party or the odds. Later on, the party can encounter a goblin overseer, who will challenge the party if he sees them, but let them leave safely if they immediately withdraw. Why doesn't he attack immediately? Why does he just ignore the party if they withdraw? Why does he ever attack? It makes no sense, and good luck trying to GM that as anything but a narrated gamebook.

Another example: When the party infiltrates the city of Khare, the GM is instructed that the PCs must be captured and temporarily incarcerated by the watch upon entry. It is explicitly stated that this is important to the plot! On top of this, even though the party should be captured, they will not be disarmed or otherwise divested of their possessions. Honestly, I've never before seen of such an extreme instance of railroading the PCs.

For what it's worth, it is a faithful adaptation, complete with the original artwork. The layout is pleasing and very readable, and the writing is fine. I just think that this product compares very poorly with the highly imaginative Sorcery! adaptation to video games. It's unfortunate when a video game exceeds a tabletop roleplaying game in terms of demonstrating what can be accomplished by taking the source material in new directions. There are a lot of missed opportunities with this book, unfortunately.



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Blacksand
by Jason W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/18/2016 06:53:39

It is everything I had hoped it would be and more!



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Blacksand
by Michael M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/16/2016 19:55:04

In every great story/world, weither its fantasy or scifi, there is always that one city that is the wretched hive of scum & villany,a true source of endless adventure.Blacksand is just that city! primarily for the Advanced Fighting Fantasy world of Allansia, if you aren't using the AFF RPG this sourcebook it could be modified for any system you like because its filled with lots of npc's, story hooks, types of gambling games, tavern menus, etc. all organized by district. If you're looking for an old school adventure fantasy setting with a dash of Lankhmar, then give it a try.



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MapMaker Set I
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/04/2016 09:21:34

Excellent for a "novice mapper" who is not skilled a drawing, use of GIMP etc. to create a nice visual-reminder/cue type pictoral map just doing some cut and paste, image flipping, overlapping etc.

It would be great if there were more in the series with more RPG map elements such as ruins, stone henge circles and such.



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Arabian Nights Set
by Robyn C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/27/2016 10:34:38

Now I bought this set more out of curiosity than anything. Very good detail as always and ideal for it's purpose eg Sinbad and co. That said I can also see it being used for some more detail in a Sword & Ssorcery scenario.



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