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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #23: Sea Monsters
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Justin S. D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/13/2014 11:08:37

A workmanlike issue of the WFTW series chock full o' marine content. Sure, it's got nine new critters, but they eschew "gonzo" for "scientifically accurate". Not my bag.

Detailed review here: http://afieldguidetodoomsday.blogspot.com/2014/06/radioactive-review-wisdom-from.html



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #23: Sea Monsters
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by John B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/16/2013 13:52:02

More monsters for your ever mutating world is always a good thing. This issue gives us nine monsters from the deep from the commical Candy Cod to the behemoth Sticky Tree as well as a few new mutations and optional rules on drowning.

Oceanic post-apocalyptic settings seem to get overlooked, especially in regards to possible creatures to stock such environments and this issue of WftW definitely gives the mutant lord several varieties to choose with interesting mutations and environmental adaptations. Each of the creature descriptions were very well written and thought out for the most part. The only monster I could see having issues from a game mechanics side would be the Striking Lump, a coral that entraps its victim over a short period of time. Not sure why a victim would not move away, plus the coral only grows deep under the ocean so I am not sure why a character would be wondering through it (maybe there is an artifact underneath?).

The drowning rule makes sense and if the characters are doing a water borne adventure it would be incorporated easily enough.

There are three new mutations that I think they could have been easily rolled into an existing mutation from the Mutant Future rule book. Also, the mutation type is not given for any of them so it is up to the Mutant Lord to classify them if he wants to incoporate them for character use.

Overall, any very good issue of the Wisdom from the Wastelands and worth the price for the five filled pages of information Skirmisher puts out. Still not a big fan of the stockish art they are using but easily overlooked for the quality of the information they give out. The mutant creatures within should make any mutant fisherman think twice before trying to land the big one. Also, if your character sees a bunch of fish just laying on the beach just keep moving (unless you like fricaseed adventurer).



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #23: Sea Monsters
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/16/2013 03:35:45

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

This issue contains a whole collection of well-developed sea creatures. The scary thing is, they all sound almost plausible, they are written up so well. There is clear evidence of each creature's mutations and abilities having been thought through thoroughly. Ecology and behaviour have been considered and developed so that you can well imagine these creatures actually inhabiting an ocean somewhere... hopefully, not near where you want to go swimming or sailing!

There's carnivorous seaweed, a mutant sea bass that shapes and animates mud, an ostensibly edible fish that makes anything that eats it exude a scent irresistable to other fish which flock to feed on them... even a giant sea cucumber capable of swallowing entire ships. Each one carefully described with its special abilities put in context.

The last time I read such well-devised sea creatures was in the Blue Plant RPG, and that was written by marine biologists! This is an excellent work, and no matter what game system you are running you should check this out if you need some aquatic monsters.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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