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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Grey K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/17/2016 00:53:02

Awesome universe in which the mixture of horror and hilarity is perfect. This updated new edition gives tons of helpful advice for generating scenarios with ease and telling a fantastic story. The 5 Minutes to Mayhem and 60 Minutes to Mayhem sections are great for generating quick Demon Hunter scenarios, or easily tweaked to be used for any system and setting to tell a great story - whether for a role playing game, or just writing fiction!

The tone of the writing in the rule book is perfect for getting you in the right mood to run or play an over-the-top comedic action adventure and makes reading the book cover to cover a joy rather than a chore.



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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Scott A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/15/2016 11:03:58

Combines some of the best ideas from Fate and Cortex+ into a neat new system. With minor tweating this coudl be used of a wide variety of games.



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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Randy O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/18/2016 09:47:31

Demon Hunters is a great read on many levels. First, and the most obvious, is the friendly, tongue-in-cheek writing style. It feels like I'm sitting at the table with the author(s) and we're chatting about the game. It sets the tone for the game and explains things wonderfully.

The book is organized incredibly well. The first couple of chapters give an overview of the campaign world and rules without going too deep into things, leaving that up to the chapters dedicated to those things.

Overall this is the best RPG that I've read since Dresden Files.



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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Martin F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/28/2016 05:49:26

Not sure how to say. It's awesome. Really.

Not sure if I ever will run any session of it, I'm not especially into "humour games", but it is great as a book for reading, a source of well-thought mechanics and much more. I couldn't stop laughing during reading of that.

Setting: I read original Demon Hunters book previously and despite it was a "work of humour" too, I felt it much more seriously written. Also, Cortex classic mechanics was... well, classic. And not the best one. This one is more witty, full of fanservice and geeky humor (not that about Spock and Kirk one though), and it is the most important added value, because more serious urban fantasy settings are available in hordes, not to mention systems about secret organization created to save the world (from really gritty Esoterrorists to comparably ironic Laundry).

Current mechanics: is somewhere between Fate Core, Fate Accelerated and Cortex Plus Adventure, so it is lightweight, fun to use and unfortunately not for everyone (C+ has somewhat lower entry treshold because in most implementations "aspects" (a.k.a. distinctions) are pre-generated there). So people who don't like Fate-powered and Fate-inspired games won't find this one good too.

So, good piece of RPG, but probably not for everyone.

Mandatory conflict of interests note: Author of this post is a Kickstarter supporter of this game. No other affiliations with Dead Gentelmen Productions, LLc detected.



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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Karsten F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/27/2016 12:46:55

The book contains everything you need to play, from rules for Magic & Mad Science to charts full of random doom and mayhem. I like RPGs that I can play without buying half a library first. The book is fun to read, especially the chapter concerning NPC is full of inspiring or simply hilarious ideas.

The rule system is a mixture of Cortex and Fate. It is easy to learn and fast to play. The Fate elements like aspects and stunts make it easy to emphasize creative and unconventional game play. A very good choice for a setting like Demon Hunters. My personel highlight are the Demon Dice. The players can use this pool of dice to increase their chances of success, but every die has to be handed over to the GM who can use them to increase the thread level of his evil doers. This is a great way to raise the stakes in a game session.

Conclusion: $ 15.00 for hours of fun. Deal!



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Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors
Publisher: Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC
by Robin C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/01/2016 17:47:18

A worthy successor to the original game. Core system is straightforward enough to learn, making good use of elements of the fate system while adding enough of their own touches to stay interesting. Background is well explained and contains plenty of useful ideas. The Dead Gentlemen humour makes its welcome return to make the 'verse easier to get into.



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