DriveThruRPG.com
Browse Categories











Back
Exemplars & Eidolons $0.00
Average Rating:4.8 / 5
Ratings Reviews Total
13 2
1 0
1 0
0 0
0 0
Exemplars & Eidolons
Click to view
Exemplars & Eidolons
Publisher: Sine Nomine Publishing
by Scott P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/26/2015 12:27:45

This might be the best OSR adaptation to come down the pipeline yet! Author Kevin Crawford gives away this jewel of an RPG for free, but had I paid $10 for it I would have considered it a bargain! This is the sort of heroic fantasy RPG I would want to run or play in.

Features include:

-- Cinematic combat and magic that makes 1st level heroes into badass threats -- Ability to seamlessly integrate old school published material into new settings or use it as-is -- Clever use of "new" school mechanics like "facts" to provide characters with RPG hooks and mechanical benefits -- Brilliant multi-classing rules

What Could be better?

-- Treatment of fantasy races (there is none now) -- More stuff! More Gifts, Spells, a Monster section, etc.

But this "game" is really the framework for designers to make there own classic OSR stuff--a template if you will. But it's a helluva a game besides that!

I can see using this to run a Planescape Campaign, and the ability to port in 2E stats without much alteration will make it a dream to use all of those old resources.

Bravo, Mr. Crawford! My only complaint? Make it a full-fledged Sine Nomine production with all of the bells and whistles!

Thanks for this amazing little game!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Exemplars & Eidolons
Publisher: Sine Nomine Publishing
by Jacob P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/03/2015 01:15:54

I picked this up more on a whim than anything else. It was free so I thought, "what the heck, why not?" I got it, and I read it all in one go.

I was blown away.

As I read it, I began to love it. By the time I was done, this game had become one of my favorite games. Seriously. For reals. It covers epic play rather well and has a beautiful system. I know that it is basically just old school D&D, but the implementation is wonderful. You play larger than life heroes in a world of your own design. The unique parts are really spiffy. The weapon damage rules are very nice, if a little wonky. The wealth rules are brilliant. I think my favorite bit is the nested problems. It instantly sets you up with a major goal and series of smaller goals required to complete this goal. It is just a bit of reorientation of your perception, but hoo boy, does it ever work like a dream. The influence system is also pretty darn inspired. I would go into details, but the game is free, just pick it up and read it. Its 48 pages. You can do it. Check it out.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Displaying 1 to 2 (of 2 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
Back
0 items
 Gift Certificates