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The Village of Briarton (Action!, d20)
by Adam T. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/08/2003 00:00:00

This is a decent book. It provides a lot of detail on the village of Briarton, some of its populace, and the surrounding area, in 45 pages. It also gives a few hints for adventure ideas. Another 10 pages converts all the character stats from the d20 System to the Action! System.

I am disappointed with the maps provided in the book, however. They were at such a low resolution that it is extremely difficult to make out the names and locations provided. A higher resolution or an extra file of just hi-resolution maps would have been nice. There are a few maps in the back of the book that have been enlarged, which make them easier to see, but the earlier maps (one of which is the surrounding area around the town) are not clear.

I was also disappointed in the cover. I was expecting to get the full color cover, as is depicted in the description of this book, but it has apparently not been included.



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The Thing in Radley Manor (Action!, d20)
by Bill L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/05/2003 00:00:00

Neat little adventure that was a blast to play. I ported it to Savage Worlds (which took all of 30 minutes). It is dual-statted (Action! system and D20) which makes it easy to convert to your system of choice.



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Action! Classics: The War of the Worlds (d20, Action!)
by Bill L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/04/2003 00:00:00

Even if you don't use the Action system this book is worth the price of admission as a sourcebook for your system of choice - it also includes the complete text of the "War of the Worlds" by HG Wells, which retails in bookstores for $4.95! Highly recommended to anyone interested in gaming this genre.



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Action! Classics: The War of the Worlds (d20, Action!)
by Chris J. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/16/2003 00:00:00

Pages 6 to 71 are the full text of the novel. It's well laid out and nicely illustrated. I'm not sure if I'd like to read it in this format (either on screen or printed) but it's handy having the main text included in the sourcebook.

The rest of the PDF is forty pages of actual game content, parts of which are very good. But first the bad part: I bought this on the strength of the D20 content, unfortunately the only D20 content are stats for the main characters in the novel, and a racial package for Martians. No weapon or vehicle stats, no "crunchy bits". What there is appears to have been bolted on at the last minute in order to get that d20 logo on the cover. Very, very disappointing.

So chucking out all the Action! system crunchy bits, what's left? There's a very sketchy two-page setting chapter on Edwardian England. The Action! crunchy bits chapters have some good descriptions of the various weapons and vehicles, as well as some nice illustrations. There are NPC stats for all the major characters in the novel, dual statted for Action and D20. Then there's chapter 5 - ten pages of GM advice and ideas for running a War Of The Worlds game, including changing the period, alternate endings and possible sequels. This section is superb, and almost worth the cost of the PDF alone. There then follows one page of unit stats for using the Monster Island game to fight out the war... nice but..

In summary, if I'd been an Action! system GM wanting to run a War Of The Worlds game, I'd rate this a 5. If I'd bought it just for the background and descriptions, knowing the game material was for a game I didn't play, then I'd give it at least a 4, as it's well written and attractively set out. But I bought this to do the game in D20 which the blurb claims this book will let you do, but there just isn't enough D20 content to allow that. So this gets a 3 purely for Chapter 5.



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Sengoku: Revised Edition
by Strife W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/14/2003 00:00:00

AMAZING piece of work. I wish it was brought in Greece in book form too, so that more people can see it. I will spread the word about it, though.



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The Village of Briarton (Action!, d20)
by Kelly P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/22/2003 00:00:00

Excellent place to begin a new low level campaign. Lots of interesting personalities, locales, and adventure opportunities. Planning on using it as the base town (modified to fit my world of course) for my new 3.5 campaign. Loved the hearth goddess domain...



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