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Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure
by Derek P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/01/2017 18:31:21

I'm not really an OSR gamer. I'm barely familiar with the Dungeon Crawl Classics system, and honestly I'm turned off by any system that I can't play using my already extensive dice collection. I find FATE unappealing for the same reason. But I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to talk about Hubris. I just open with that to point out I'm ill suited to pass judgement on any of the mechanical stuff. And I won't even attempt to do so.

Let me tell you what Hubris does right.

Flavor There's a god named The Stillborn Unwanted Child. There's a territory called The Great Plains of Unbidden Sorrow. There's a disease called The Retching Laughter. This is like if Rob Zombie directed a reboot of The Beastmaster. Maybe that's appealing to you. Or maybe it's not. But it should be pretty easy to sort out which is which. Hubris is anything but bland.

Inspiration This isn't the world building of a frustrated novelist. The whole book is set up to serve the GM in putting together an interesting story at the table. For example, chapter 3 is nearly 100 pages long, but packs info on 10 different territories into that space. Each one gets a brief write up, an counter table, a geographic features table, and a handful of interesting locations get their own mini write ups with a couple plot hooks / rumors.

Getting Out of My Way Once the creative juices are flowing there's very little canon details, canned world threatening miscreant, or overarching metaplot to stumble over. Plenty of settings pay lip service to the idea of the GM having free reign to remix and homebrew. But rarely do I see a book whose content embraces that fundamental tenant of our odd little hobby like Hubris does.



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Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure
by Łukasz K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/26/2016 06:19:23

Hubris is quite possibly the best D&D book ever. It is just so inspiring, but most importantly it's usable, it's hackable, it's fast, it's fun. It's exactly the kind of stuff I want when I sit down to do a session prep and I don't have a lot of time. Basically it's what all D&D books should be and now that I have it I can't imagine not using it.



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Thank you SO MUCH Łukasz Krupiński! I really appreciate the review and praise! I am so happy you enjoy it and look forward to hearing how you use it! :)
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Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure
by Randal A. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/23/2016 22:08:46

This is by far the best value out of any DCC product that I have ever bought. The setting is great, and very dark. There are TONS of charts in here that can be used to populate the settings or even just drop into your own campaign. The bestiary even includes a ton of charts so you can make all your monsters uniquie. Very highly recomended book. I've never reviewed anything on DriveThru before because I've never found anything this good.

Buy it, you won't regret it!

(As soon as POD comes out I'll be buying that too!)



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Thanks so much for the praise and review Randal! I really appreciate it and look forward to hearing how/what you use from Hubris!
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The Starrunner Kit: A Sci-Fi Space Toolkit
by Samuel D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/14/2016 10:55:55

All I can say is wow! And thank you. This supplement is so valuable for running space games regardless of the rules set. The real value of this book is in the roll tables. Sector, planet, and Space station generation tables make this solid gold. The only thing lacking is a naming list. I never know what to name a planet or station. That is minor though. If you plan on running space opera in any ruleset and especially in White Star you need to get this.



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Thanks for the review! I appreciate it! I didn\'t include a name generator for space stations (didn\'t occur to me to be honest- silly me), but I do have one for planets on page 65 :)
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The Black Hack: Cyber-Hacked!
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/10/2016 07:28:51

Cyberhacked! is an awesome reskinning of the Black Hack. Mike Evans has really done a good job here, devising a simple mini-system for hacking that works quickly and feels exciting. He also gives you all the tables for cyber enhancements, weapons, vehicles, living expenses, and just the kind of stuff that always holds me back from just diving into a new homebrew game (now I have to create another list???). He's done it for you. I definitely recommend this. (And the Black Hack if you haven't checked it out.)



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The Black Hack: Cyber-Hacked!
by Jeffrey K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/09/2016 18:05:48

If you like cyberpunk at all, then you will love Cyber-Hacked! Mike Evans outdoes himself yet again! There should be grants given to individuals with such creativity. At $2, it is the deal of the century!



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The Starrunner Kit: A Sci-Fi Space Toolkit
by Jacob R. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/17/2016 16:20:55

Get this. Get it if you GM White Star, get it if you ref Traveller and get it if you GM Hulks and Horrors. Lots of player classes (I like the Changeling and the Alien Psychic Weapon, oh, and the Plant-Like Lifeform the best). A metric buttload of tables for time-pressed GMs rounds out the last half of this book in a very good way. Events, places and other setting dressing automate things for you.



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