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We were given copies of Hackmaster Basic and the Hacklopedia of Beasts by Kenzer & Companyand were asked to review them on the show, which we present to you now.


We decided to record our session of character generation, play the game (off mic) the following week, and then record our reaction to the game itself the next week.


This episode is longer than most of our previous ones.


Cast (part1 – Character Gen): Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Shawn

Cast (part2 – Review): Eric, Mike, Dan, Jayson & Shawn

Running Time – 55:21


00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: Hackmaster Basic – General Introduction

Character Generation Segment

01:16     Race and Class Choices & Stat Introduction

04:15     Strength Rolls

05:55     Intelligence Rolls

07:24     Wisdom Rolls

09:06     Dexterity Rolls

10:05     Constitution Rolls

11:44     Looks Rolls

13:00     Charisma Rolls

15:11     The Shopkeeper Rule

16:07     Mike Starts Over & Shawn’s Swapped Stats

17:13     Quirks & Flaws

Review Segment

27:08     Initiative

28:54     Character Generation

31:20     Layout of the Book

32:37     Was it a Fair Shake?

33:04     Speed Factor

34:03     The Magic System

34:54     Exploding Damage

35:45     Skill System

38:23     Back to Character Generation

38:40     Is Hackmaster and Greyhawk a Good Fit?

39:07     Aesthetics

39:59     Quirks & Flaws

41:13     Armor & Shields

43:14     Around Gamerstable

47:41     TANGENT: Time Life Books

Item Mentioned: Time Life Books

48:03     Back Around Gamerstable

49:55     Do We Endorse Hackmaster?

54:54     Outro




Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Greg for joining us in our game (in between recordings). He played the third dwarven fighter in the group… like we needed more of those.

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