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List Compilation
Publisher: Lee's Lists
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/06/2013 05:58:56

From "a mutton joint" (100 Mediaeval Foods #1) to "An ascetic master lives down here, and you just fell through the roof of his rude hermitage, thank you very much" (100 Pit Contents #100) this product gathers together the most eclectic collection of lists about just about everything, being a compilation of Lee's Lists product as released so far.

They're a real boon to any fantasy GM, whatever ruleset you choose to use, giving you ready access to summary information about a whole range of topics: food and drink, occult and other tomes, names from various cultures, things you might find in XXX locations and a whole bunch more. Perhaps your mind goes blank when someone asks what's for dinner, what disease they've got or for the name of the next NPC they meet. Go hunt for the relevant list, roll your dice, and tell that pesky player.

I find them even more useful when planning games. Just reading through a few sets ideas a-spawning, from little snippets to whole adventures if not campaigns. This is something that really belongs in every GM's toolbox, and represents excellent value too.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
List Compilation
Publisher: Lee's Lists
by William W. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/05/2013 13:34:48

This is a massive 357 page compilation of ”Lee’s Lists” that have been previously published individually, and together forms an excellent inspirational tool for GMs that are looking for plot and campaign ideas.

The lists come in a number of varieties – names (Japanese, Chinese Surnames, Roman, Internet Handles, Norse Weapon Names, etc.), historical and cultural color (Medieval Foods, Strange Pets, Fantasy Slurs, Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses, etc.), plot and story elements and events (Baffling Riddles, Campaign Inspiring Movies, Tavern Names, Nasty Surprises for a Starship Crew, Adventuring Motivations, Village Adventure Ideas, etc.), objects (Items Found in a Kitchen, Steampunk Inventions, Fine Art Items, etc.), character traits and types (Style Quirks, Fantasy NPCs, Fantasy Jerks, Memorable Villain Traits, etc.), and locations (Eerie Landmarks, Fantasy Villages, Genuine Imaginary Cities, etc.) Most lists are comprised of 100 entries, but some fall over or under that number (19th Century Occupations, for example, has 2452 unique entries!).

A handful of the lists are silly, and of very limited use (101 Dalmatians, 50 Shades of Gray, Excuses Not to Run Your Game This Week), but the majority of them are much more inspiring. Some, such as “10,000 Fantasy Quests,” consist of a set of tables of items to choose from (or roll on) to piece together a desired result. This is a very mixed bag of material, if I haven’t quite made that clear enough by now.

Caveats: There is no index, table of contents, or any sort of noticeable organization. Looking for material for a specific genre may involve browsing the entire PDF, and using the lists on the fly will likely involve doing a keyword search. The best bet might be to print out the lists you like best and keep them in a binder for reference.

At $30, the PDF is a bit on the pricey side, but there is a massive amount of information gathered here. While some of the lists are comprised of simple one or two word entries, some (such as 100 Swords and 25 Nasty Chemicals), have extensive history and/or background included. GMs who are looking for something to inspire fresh ideas for their new or ongoing campaigns will find a goldmine here that is well worth the cover price.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for the review William! One note, the PDF is bookmarked, so you won't be entirely lost when trying to hunt down a list. The concern is noted though, and I'll see about getting a table of contents in there and updated.
List Compilation
Publisher: Lee's Lists
by Dennis S. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/03/2013 15:27:00

You are essentially buying over a couple hundred products that each cost about a dollar, in one package for 30 dollars. There is a metric ton of stuff here, from name generators, to riddles, to towns, character inspiration, and so on. It's a pretty great value and includes an uncountable number of great lists. If you really want to have a random generator or list for every situation that could come up in your game, this is the closest you will come.



Rating:
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