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Fantasy House, Free Version
by Harry K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/01/2018 19:33:10

As with all of Avalon's products, this has great graphics and easy assembly. Definitely a good way to introduce oneself to their product line.



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Wizards and Gunslingers
by Jon M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/20/2014 02:12:45

Custom system, but well organized. I haven't played it, but giving 5 stars because it's complete with rules, setting, maps, tools to quickly construct scenarios, put together NPCs and good tips for new GMs. Definitely leans towards creative role-playing and story telling and not for crunchy combat. Good for groups that want to have an adventure, rather than groups who want to compare how many hitpoints their weapon can dish out per round. (You can probably sense my own bias here)



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Avalon Models, Skeletons
by Eric E. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/01/2014 20:20:57

A nice set. good artwork, and not too many fiddly edges to cut around. I like the bases but the 28mm size has 11 models on a sheet and only 6 bases. A sheet of just bases would be a nice addition.



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Fantasy House, Free Version
by Maria M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/23/2013 15:00:38

Beware: this schematics lacks a few tabs that you're supposed to think to cut out yourself or add when you glue the print-out to cardboard. It's the only way to fix the roof on the walls and the door frame on the front wall, unless you use a foam core as a basis. The instructions mention this, but it's not clear why these tabs weren't just marked on the schematics like the other ones.

Also, the schematics mention the "ornate beam tab", but this piece is just not here. I guess it's a left-in reference from a bigger paper model which this house is originally a part of.

This is supposed to be an entry model. The way it is, it's rather confusing, and a poor display of publisher's superior quality.



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Avalon Counter Sets, Monsters Set #1
by Roger D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/13/2013 11:32:09

certainly an unusual set of creatures and you can't beat the price. Art can be a tad stilted



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Avalon Design Elements, Sci-Fi Set 1
by Stephen Y. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/07/2013 02:47:47

The Sci-Fi elements PDF is 6 pages long, with 3 pages being the actual product. Pages 3, 4 & 5, contain the graphic elements; page 5 (which looks like metal deck plating), could be used for a small battle map, especially if a few pages are printed off.

Pages 3 & 4, look like pieces of metal framing. Page 1 (the front cover), gives you an idea of how to use the product.

It's not bad, but it's not fantastic; but there could also have been some more included.

It looks like the kind of thing a person with decent graphic software and experience could do themselves.

At £0.64 pence you get what you pay for.



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Avalon Models Free Sample Jan 2012
by Ken B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/27/2012 18:06:29

This is a very simple package providing 5 ea. figure flats and no other information on any game play. Children could achieve some activity with it.



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Avalon Design Elements, Celtic Set #4
by Steffon W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/25/2012 07:38:08

Delivered in PDF form. This means if you use Illustrator or InDesign like myself it's difficult to 'pick apart' the elements for use. These would be much more use as vectors or another format like svg. Avoid.



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The product also comes with a Tiff file of each design element, which can be used by any sort of software, or converted into sny format you like.
Avalon Design Elements, Celtic Set 12
by Steffon W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/25/2012 07:37:16

Delivered in PDF form. This means if you use Illustrator or InDesign like myself it's difficult to 'pick apart' the elements for use. These would be much more use as vectors or another format like svg. Avoid.



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Combat!
by Sc N. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/07/2012 07:42:21

Great to do things in modern era, but lacks enemies to fight or foreign forces, the book is all about playing USA Forces which would be fine if you had something to fight against, but it lacks even terrorists, I mean come on not even an AK-47 is listed or an RPG or how to create a non-American trooper for the GM to make NPC's, no Russian or Chinese or European weapons or vehicles, very lame!



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Markets and Merchandise, Pathfinder Version
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 07/16/2012 15:14:46

Markets and Merchandise (Pathfinder Edition) is a collection of useful information on market, what you can buy at them, and wide varieties of things to buy. The Pathfinder conversion (this was originally written for a different system) is rough on a few mechanical things in the weapons, armor and alchemical sections sections. Even with those flaws it covers a considerable amount of useful territory such as currencies, a wealth of interesting trade items, prices for services from the profane to the sacred. I hope Avalon Games revises the mechanical sections noted above so that I can wholeheartedly recommend this product.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of these products for free from the publisher for the purpose of these reviews.



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Leviathans
by Ricardo N. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/20/2012 11:03:02

This product delivers what it promises: a simple set of rules for battles involving steam war machines and infantry. Infantry is mounted on square stands, with multiple stands per unit, while the machines (whether tanks, walkers or flying units) use different sizes of bases.

The rules are clearly written, and include many examples. The book has a good layout, with only a few typos and pixelated illustrations. The colored background and margins mean that I won't be printing the whole book. It would be great if pages 30 and 31 (infantry table and quick reference) could be provided in black and white, just like they did with the templates. The book also includes three scenarios that are helpful for players to figure how to set up their own.

Bookkeeping during the game is mostly restricted to the war machines, which require a data sheet to keep track of damage, steam output and equipment. A roster sheet could be used for infantry but really, a few markers to track damage is all needed.

The game includes a system to build your war machine, along with some sample builds. It's not overly complicated and allows a lot of variations. The "troop transport" option is the only one that gave me concern, as it is not limited by the war machine's size.



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Fantasy Ships
by Stephen P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/18/2012 12:45:12

Not bad for a "beginner" sea faring supplement, but my complaint comes from the deck plans. They were done in a very rudimentary program and they do not have the 1" grid I've come to expect superimposed on them, so it's had to know what you've got to scale the plans up to so they're the right size for miniature use.



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Avalon Magic, Vol 2, Issues #1, Magical Jewelry
by Debra L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/05/2012 15:41:08

This is the second item I've bought. Luckily, these were cheap so wasting another buck and a half on a completely useless product isn't going to break my piggy-bank.

Please explain how this can be a gaming product since it contains so little actual gaming material. Nearly all the information contained herein can be found in the Pathfinder Core rule book or free on Wikipedia. I know what a ring is and how it works. If you own the Pathfinder Core book, this information is all there. Furthermore, there is some misinformation that was expressed. There is no sympathetic magic (yet) in Pathfinder. Just because the necklace has an amethyst in it, does not necessarily mean it wards off drunkenness Furthermore, it gets even basic information wrong. "Worn, the magical jewelry does not take up space or weight and is not as obvious as a wand or staff.." Really , because that crown might weigh a few pounds as the Prince Edward Crown weighs over 4 pounds,. That's why HRM Queen Victoria didn't wear it on her coronation. A Navajo squash blossom necklaces made of turquoise and silver can easily weigh more than half a pound.

The writing is juvenile and, sadly, lacks imagination: "It should seem odd for a ring of water walking to be in a cave at the center of a desert. More importantly, it should seem strange that there’d be more than one or two magic jewelry items in a dungeon." I thoroughly disagree with both of the above statements. For starters, if there is a cave in the desert, that's the first place a sensible person would go. It provides shelter from the heat and sand. Deserts simply evoke images of Egypt and the Valley of the Kings where King Tut's tomb was unearthed and where Indiana Jones discovered the Ark of the Covenant. Granted, it's not the middle of a desert but the Nile is certainly surrounded by desert. If my world contains sphinxes that can fly, it can have a ring of water walking found in a desert, probably discarded by said sphinx.

As for the second statement, she apparently thinks that the only time a dungeon is visited is when the PCs go there. Dungeon Ecology 101 is in order. Why shouldn't a GM give out more than 2 pieces of jewelry in a dungeon? Do you think no female adventures have died there? What happens to their stuff. Yeah right, the dungeon dwellers never take stuff and never leave the dungeon, not even to go raiding. Just reviewing this products is making me a tad sad and grumpy as it was such a disappointment. The information it contains isn't even worth the virtual space it takes up on my computer.



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Avalon Treasure, Vol 2, Issue #1, Zoological Treasures
by Debra L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/05/2012 12:53:48

This product merely reiterates common knowledge. There were no new information that cannot be found free elsewhere and contained no actual gaming material no new item, animal or other gaming mechanism. There were no charts just a list of animals -- for that I paid a buck fifty and feel ripped off. If this were a preview for an actual product, I'd understand but as is, don't waste your money on this drek.



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