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Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by David E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/29/2013 23:53:42

Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between (AD&BB) by Daniel Bishop and Paul Wolfe (published by Dragon's Hoard) brought the same thrill to me as when I picked up my first Deities and Demigods. It sparks the imagination and helps one draw on the canvas of the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG world. It provides further color to an all ready colorful game.

I rate AD&BB 5 stars and recommend it to any DCC RPG player and even those from other game systems who wish to have some "other worldly" beings with some playful and imaginative descriptions. I bought it in the bundle with Van Den Danderclanden and appreciated the savings.

Perhaps my favorite of the patrons Bishop and Wolfe provide is THE ARM OF VENDEL RE'YUNE. Re'Yune was a powerful sorcerer from the Wars of Chance who got "sideways" with the gods. He suffers in perpetuity yet can still aid those who follow him as he seeks to be freed from his prison.

As with most, if not all of the DCC RPG approved materials, the artwork is old school and very well done. WIth AD&BB coming in at 103 pages and detailing everything for 13 patrons (descriptions, invoke patron results, patron taint, and 3 patron spells for each patron) it is a great buy to enhance your DCC RPG world. Get it. Read it. Use it. Thank you Dragon Hoard and the team of Daniel and Paul for this great resource.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by Kenneth S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/09/2013 02:21:27

I love the idea of Patrons in DCC so this book was a must-have for me, and I was not disappointed. Patrons are like the arch-villains and masterminds of DCC... they can help your magic user out but always at a cost. They're a great source of flavor and motivation for heroics and... less than heroics. This book has 13 new Patrons, ranging from zealously Lawful Good to 'wants to eat all the stars in the cosmos'. Each of them gets an illustration, background info, a list of taints and manifestations if invoked, spells (3 each plus one extra), Spellburn effects and a stats for minions if it has any. Some of these things are just plain NASTY to deal with. They'll do things to your caster that... well, ick! Others will just give him loads of busywork and quests and obligations. A few will eventually kill your caster or drive him bonkers... or convert him into an alien drone. There are a few of these I can't see as likely player Patrons because they're so dangerous, but they'd make great NPC villains.

Cool things: One of these Patrons gives spells that let you summon dinosaurs! Radu, King of Rabbits has a spell for traveling huge distances through rabbit warrens. King Halgaz might give you a retinue of Wraith Knights.

Less cool things: Ummm... I wasn't too fond of the Angel... but I think I can tweak her into something more to my taste.

Really, there is a truckload of good stuff in here. Spells, monsters, weird mutations and creepy villains. I hope the guys that put this out have enough go-juice left for a sequel or two or three cause this was a fun read. Even if I don't use any of them as-is there are loads of useful parts and ideas I can pilfer when building my own custom Patrons. So yeah, definitely a good purchase!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by Illes T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/25/2013 14:24:15

The book contains 13 new patrons for the DCC RPG with invocations, taints, spells, even minions in some cases. Since the original game had only five of them fully fleshed out, that's quite a huge addition. They new patrons are very diverse, you can find an angel, an egyptian god, an animal a lord and even a sorcerer's hand. The art and the writing style remind me the DCC RPG core book, which is always a good thing.

Overall I'm very satisfied with Dragons Hoard's first book. Once it's available PoD, I'm going to buy it and put it next to my DCC core book. It's a must have supplement for all DCC fans, especially those who play wizards.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by Scott W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/19/2013 20:19:50

This is a solid product for DCC RPG and has a wide range of usage besides just as Patrons for Wizards and Elves. The team took bold steps forward in making some Patrons for females only, and one of my favorites makes Vecna look like a Hogwarts 1st year. This book will call to your mind the original Deities and Demigods book for 1e AD&D. The art is OSR in style, but with modern touches and shifts. If this is any indication of DHP and what they bring to gaming, I am on board with my wallet out.

Buy this. Now.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by Anthony B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/19/2013 19:08:46

One of the many things I have found people to appreciate about Dungeon Crawl Classics is the flow and mood of the writing. I feel any product which intends to serve as support material for this clever and inspiring game needs to match that tone and style, and take things forward into new territory. Angels, Demons, and Beings Between manages this feat. Expanding on the small range of patrons provided in the core rules, this supplement from Dragons Hoard Publishing offers 13 intriguing, appropriate, and impressively diverse patrons to weave into your setting for the good or ill of the characters who adventure within it.

The fully bookmarked and indexed pdf is easy to read, in a look and tone which could be slipped seamlessly into the core rules. The patron descriptions cover all the primary points, and entice the Judge to learn or create more about each as the inevitable story ideas are sparked with each turn of the page. The editing is well above par, and the writing itself leads you through the book for shear enjoyment of reading - even though it is not a tale, but a folio of friends and fiends from beyond.

More than just an expansion of possible patrons for DCC games, this product's exploration of the idea of patrons through its implementation of the basic template in such a broad palette of beings is inspiring and thought provoking - well worth the price of admission.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between
Publisher: Dragons Hoard Publishing
by erik f. t. t. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/18/2013 17:34:14

Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between is a Patrons Supplement for the DCC RPG. So what, exactly, are patrons?

"Patrons are supernatural beings that are willing to bargain with mortals, trading magical power for service." "Patrons are supernatural beings meddling in the affairs of the world." Simply put, patrons give the PCs a little extra "oomph!" for the cost of a price to be paid later. That could be in 5 minutes or 5 years. I like to think of them as the Lords of Law and Chaos from the Eternal Champions Series of books by Moorcock.

Now, on to the show :)

AD&BW gives you 13 unique patrons (one of which is actually "4 Maidens" but it works). They follow the same formats as the DCC RPG Corebook samples - description, Invoke Patron check results, Patron Taint (always makes me want to giggle like a dumb junior high student at a dirty word ;) Patron Spells, and Spellburn.

Each patron is well written. Scratch that, enjoyably written, to the point that I'd like the opportunity to use each one. I'll never find the time to use all of them, but the thought is there ;)

Daniel Bishop and Paul Wolfe are the writers. I've followed Daniel's work on other DCC RPG products as well as his excellent blog. Paul Wolfe's work is new to me, but if this is the type of work he does, I look forward to more.

The artists are David Fisher, Scott Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.

David's work first graced this blog with the Santa Claws Patron that he drew specifically for the Christmas DCC Contest. Well done!

Scott's work graces every page of this blog, as Scott generous donated the blog header you see. Simply an amazing artist.

I had no idea Daniel was also an artist. I'll have to shake him down for something on the blog. No idea what though ;)

Sean Connors as the lead brought an excellent team together and it shows throughout the book. About the best compliment I can give is that the book feels as if there was just one man behind the words and the art - it's a team that hit all of it's points.

I'm only halfway though it so far - six out of thirteen patrons down. Thankfully it's on my iPad so I can read it in bed before sleep. Actually, with these patrons, exposing them to my dreams may not be the best idea ;)



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