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Codex - Crystal (Aug 2017)


Codex is the monthly RPG fanzine published by the Gauntlet gaming community! Each issue features a variety of articles organized around a theme, loads of original artwork, and a custom layout.

Inside Codex - Crystal:

Heroes and Crystal Kingdoms (HaCK) A JRPG version of The Indie Hack.

Trepallidic Parasites Crystalline spores to infect your Dungeon World campaign.

Keepers of Antarra An original storytelling game.

The Faceted Order A supplement for Dungeon World and OSR campaigns.

Guardian Stones Bend dimensions with these magic items for Dungeon World.

Three Dozen Rumors of Crystal Falls Township

Seven original illustrations

Custom graphics and layout by Oli Jeffery 

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Theo R June 05, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
I'm one of the authors for this issue, so I'm not going to leave a review here for decency's sake, but let me tell you, Codex is lit. It comes out every month (hasn't missed any deadline as of this post) and the content is quality. I'll stick to Crystal because I might as well.

This issue in particular is very fantasy-focused. Other issues vary in content based on prompt, so it makes sense that "Crystal" is as such. HaCK is my work, so I'm not going to say much about it, except the art is A+ and I'm so happy with it. Trepallidic Parasites is creepy and good if you want to have a magic plague in your Dungeon World game. I'm intrigued by Keepers of Antarra, though I've not fully grasped it. The Faceted Order is great for introducing hyper-Lawful NPCs to your campaign. Guardian Stones remind me of Ioun Stones from D&D. Three Dozen Rumors is the odd one out considering genre, but the Miscellany can help you get ideas generated while prepping a game.

All in all, good content,...See more
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