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Pulp Zombies
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Eden Studios
Date Added: 06/08/2017 07:47:53
Pulp Zombies Pulp Zombies, like Enter the Zombie, looks at a movie-fusion approach, this time mixing classic zombie films with the pulp genre. It opens with a fairly massive piece of fiction, The Night Chicago Died, which unleashes the undead amidst mobsters on Chicago's streets. Chapter 1: Setting the Stage then chips in with an attempt to define what 'pulp' actually means, looking at the concept of larger-than-life adventures in the style of those of the 1920s to 1940s... while it's hard to pin it down in words, most people have a general idea of what pulp means. Precise chronology is not important, double-fisted action and excitement are. Chapter 2: Pulpy Flesh continue in this vein, continuing to define, or at least give an impression of, what 'pulp' actually means - high stakes, thrilling locations and above all, action and high adventure. Heroes are, well, heroic and never hesitate, they just know what is right without agonising over ethical choices... and villians are just evil, not misun...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Haven: City of Bronze Campaign Setting
by Wesley F.
Publisher: LPJ Design
Date Added: 06/08/2017 05:13:45
Haven: City of Bronze Campaign Setting **Pros** -Low price tag (~$2) -Great ideas for plot hooks, characters, and locations even if used out of this settings **Best Feature** -Seven additional allegiances (Keep in mind a page and a half of information, however) **Cons** -Vague Content information (You really don't know what you are buying) -Very poorly edited writing (poor grammar, sentence structuring, spelling, innapropriate use of slang) **Final Thoughts and Rating** Overall this product should be at a mininum of a 4 star rating simply for the pricetag to content alone, depite the lack thereof. The primary issue of this product is the seemingly disregard for the english language. If it was an occasional typo or grammatical error it would be completely understandable. This is not the case and is an issue on nearly every single page. In my opinion this is not acceptable as it reflects the lack of effort put into the product regardless of the displeasure in the consumer. i will not be purchasing anymore produ...

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Vigilantes of Skybourne
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Drop Dead Studios
Date Added: 06/08/2017 04:55:34
Vigilantes of Skybourne 5/5 Throwing Knives (no shuriken for lack of dead turtles) but 3.5/5 Brobarangs so 4/5. Full video review here: https://youtu.be/kJakX-SYXMs?t=1m --Cool Shredder

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
20 Things #13: Noisome Sewer (System Neutral Edition)
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
Date Added: 06/08/2017 04:21:51
20 Things #13: Noisome Sewer (System Neutral Edition) An Endzeitgeist.com review This installment of Raging Swan Press' system-neutral #20-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let's take a look! As has become the tradition in the series, we kick this off with a selection of remarkable NPCs to encounter within the given environment - this time around, these folks, as befitting of the environment, include destitute homeless folks, folks nursing a grudge versus off-duty soldiers, a cat burglar sans sense of smell, wererats not yet aware of their condition and even a vampire - all in all, an inspiring collection from the benevolent to the malevolent. We move on from these NPCs to find 10 minor locales in the sewer - old iron-bound doors pierce walls, passages connect, masses of rubbish and detritus accumulate and walkways may crumble away - all in all, a welcome collection of information to add flavor to ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
April Augmented - 2017
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Dreamscarred Press
Date Added: 06/08/2017 04:19:29
April Augmented - 2017 An Endzeitgeist.com review The second of Dreamscarred Press' April's Fools-releases clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let's take a look! We begin this one with a new 5-level PrC, the chessmaster, who needs 5 ranks in several skills, BAB +4 and the collective class feature to qualify. The PrC gains d8 HD, 4 + Int skills per level and doesn't gain additional weapon or armor proficiencies. BAB-wise, we get a 3/4 progression as well as Ref and Will-saves that improve to +3 over the course of the PrC. 4 of the 5 levels yield manifesting progression and levels in the class stack for the purpose of the collective's power. The base ability of the chessmaster is very, very strong: As a standard action, a member of the collective gains a benefit from Astral Construct Menu A, with 3rd level unlocking menu B and 5th level unlocking menu C - these last for one round per prestige class level,...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
5E Mini-Dungeon #020: Sepulchre of the Witching Hour's Sage
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: AAW Games
Date Added: 06/08/2017 04:16:09
5E Mini-Dungeon #020: Sepulchre of the Witching Hour's Sage An Endzeitgeist.com review This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Unlike most 5E Mini-Dungeons, this one does not come with VTT-maps or player-friendly iterations, which is a bit of a bummer. Since this product line's goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. Got that? Great! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. ... .. . Still here? All right! Sometimes, the PCs need answers at any cost. Thus, they enter a two-way portal in a cemetery near the ruins of an ancient civilization and enter the sepulchre - whe...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Mortal Fantasy
by Chad F.
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Date Added: 06/07/2017 21:46:05
Mortal Fantasy If you want to run a traditional fantsay game for the Cypher System this is a nice resource to have. The Cypher System has rules that let you tweak the Types with Flavors to come up with your own "classes", and this book is basically doing that for you with a few more abilities added on to give the Types the familiar fantasy feel. The Types are Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Elf, Paladin, Ranger, and Thief. I like this book a lot for the amount of time it may save me if I want to create Types that fit the D&D style classes, and if I don't like something there is a framework that I can tweak with little work. The layout is nice following the format of recent (2016-17) MCG books. In addition to the Types, the book has a short adventure, notes on bringing Elves and Dwarves into GOTF, and several racial descriptors that add to the few in the Cypher Core rulebook. I am happy I bought this book and recommend it....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
INDEX CARD RPG Core Set
by Cris G.
Publisher: RUNEHAMMER GAMES
Date Added: 06/07/2017 19:57:17
INDEX CARD RPG Core Set Down right awesome set of rules! So easy and robust, you can adjust them for whatever kind of RPG you want to run.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Light City #2 - The Elemental
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Monstrous Matters
Date Added: 06/07/2017 15:43:58
Light City #2 - The Elemental GOOD EVENING MR. AND MRS. AMERICA AND ALL THE SHIPS AT SEA! DATELINE" 7 JUNE Jonathan Linneman has hit another one out of the park with his release of Light City #2. A lot of the heroes of the Golden Age were "schtick" heroes, possessing only one power but able to creatively use it in the most harrowiong of circumstances. Justin mentioned the Green Lantern as a possible elemental; I believe that with a high Dexterity a Speedster like The Flash or Johnny Quick could be created as well. KEEP 'EM FLYING!...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Crime Scene: SUPERNATURAL
by Mattias G.
Publisher: Greywood Publishing
Date Added: 06/07/2017 14:00:01
Crime Scene: SUPERNATURAL This is a sourcebook concerned with how the police would, presumably, investigate crimes with an occult angle. I wouldn't say "supernatural", though, as it centers more on "ritualistic" aspects spotted at a crime scene, linking the crime to an occult methodology. There is also a rather simple adventure scenario ("**Murder by Numbers**") included which takes the Investigators through the basic procedures in collecting evidence and cross-referencing phone numbers. It's an OK book with decent artwork. With a stronger occult angle (for instance how these police procedures regarding bites/ claw marks connect to monster taxonomy, how the investigative process deals with a possible haunting, and how witch curses may upset the cause- effect of the material world and so be identified by the inherent probability of coincidences) it would have been more useful for Horror rpg GM:s. As for fact checking, on page 5 this book boldly asserts that "the majority of all crimes" are impressively "so...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
INDEX CARD RPG Core Set
by mao c.
Publisher: RUNEHAMMER GAMES
Date Added: 06/07/2017 13:41:09
INDEX CARD RPG Core Set If you have any interest in action-filled tabletop rpgs, you must buy this.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Crimson Dragon Slayer
by Tim B.
Publisher: Kort'thalis Publishing
Date Added: 06/07/2017 13:41:06
Crimson Dragon Slayer A neuronphaser.com review. Rating: Content 4/5 and Form 3/5. The mechanics of the game are built not around the d20 but instead around pools of 6-sided dice that you compare the highest die rolled to a rather simple table of results, where 6 is a critical success, 5 is a success, 4 a partial success, 3 a partial failure, 2 a failure, and 1 a critical failure. These results, however, aren’t entirely open-ended or “narrative” but have concrete mechanical implications. For instance, getting a 4 (partial success) means half-damage on an attack, while a 3 would be minimum damage (1 point of damage). There are plenty of permutations, too, so this isn’t some barebones system by any means. Every 6 that comes up in your dice pool counts towards giving you bonus effects on your action, called Dominance. There are six potential effects (yay symmetry!) and if you’ve got multiple 6s, you can choose that many effects or double-up on any of the effects; basically whatever combination you wan...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Enter the Zombie
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Publisher: Eden Studios
Date Added: 06/07/2017 12:53:36
Enter the Zombie This sourcebook for All Flesh Must Be Eaten takes the 'Hong Kong Action Theatre' approach to zombies. Diving straight in with Chapter 1: Corpses Rising, we begin with ominous fiction that sets the scene - a corpse used in a foul ritual to unleash a demon assassin to wreak vengeance. It's an excellent story, perhaps a shade long if you are itching to get to the meat of the book. Then comes the Introduction, which explains how this book mixes up the themes of monster movie (especially, of course, the zombie ones) and 'chop-sockey' style martial arts movies. These remarks are followed by Chapter 2: Tao of the Dead, which provides the necessary game mechanics to mix in martial arts and more esotetic stuff like chi powers, with an eye to both the living and zombies having access to them. Most people probably pick up this book expecting to have their characters destroy zombies with dramatic kung-fu moves... but what if the zombies know them as well? Here we find resources for building mar...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Light City #2 - The Elemental
by Justin I.
Publisher: Monstrous Matters
Date Added: 06/07/2017 12:25:59
Light City #2 - The Elemental Light City#2 - The Elemental is a great continuation of the author's Swords & Wizardry Light to supers game project. The elemental is a great choice for making something like the Human Torch but even works for something like Green Lantern. He gets a nice selection of abilities and a nice version of flight that doesn't unbalance the game. Definitely check this one out.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Robert E. Howards CONAN Roleplaying Game Quickstart
by Customer Name Withheld
Publisher: Modiphius
Date Added: 06/07/2017 12:07:48
Robert E. Howards CONAN Roleplaying Game Quickstart The rules in this PDF are a great summary of the excellent Conan 2d20 system. If you have purchased the main book this quickstart is invaluable as a quick reference to counter the bloated verbiage of the core book. Play is fast, combat is perilous. The system offers tactical choices to the players in combat and out. Stress and Harm are a wonderful mechanic. Momentum gained from excess player successes is a great currency for the players to spend. Doom, the GM's analog, is a bit harder to manage but does add some crunch to GM fiats. The scenario is thin - I've actually run this same story (lifted from the Howard's "Beyond the Black River") several times before with other rules and I think the scenario authors missed some great opportunities. That said, it has all the materials you need to extend the scenario, so go read the original short story and use your imagination to fill it out. Frankly, I think 90% of the value of the system is contained in this PDF. You will want the...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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