DriveThruRPG.com
Browse Categories













Back
Other comments left by this customer:
You must be logged in to rate this
Tiny Supers
Publisher: Gallant Knight Games
by Robert L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/17/2019 07:28:12

I ran my first session of this last night for a group of 3 players who had never played a tabletop rpg and who had never read the rules to this one (i made their characters for them).

It went very well! They picked up the rules quickly and the game went smoothly.

I ran one combat in which they had stumbled upon a gun fight between two rival gangs in a dockside warehouse. Since there were no rules on how to make non-super npcs i just gave them 5 stress and ruled that guns deal 2 stress. There were nine gangbangers (5 vs 4) but they werent entirely focused against the heroes (to be fair) as they were more concered with each other.

I threw in some twists and one of the heros weaknesses, but in the end they were victorious.

All in all it was a lot of fun, and very easy to run/play.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Tiny Supers
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruRPG.com Order

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
Publisher: SlyFlourish
by Robert L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/22/2018 17:58:54

Going to keep this short; this is a very helpful product and teaches you great methods.

The only con would be that it doesnt offer much in the way of useful advice for prepping an entire campaig. This is due to the approach it presents requires much improvisation session to session making it impossible to prep an entire campaign.

i also would have liked to seen some sort of approach to quickly prepping dungeons.

There is a companion product that really should have been integrated within this as a single book. That product contains fillable sheets for the methods taught in this book, which is odd that they werent included here.

All in all if you want to run games with little planning on a session by session basis, this product is a great read.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruRPG.com Order

Creator Reply:
Thank you very much for the review! As you mention, the style of game prep discussed in this book focuses heavily on improvisation. There is a section on campaign building that focuses on the main themes of the campaign and the major influencers of the campaign (be they villains or some other force) called "fronts". It doesn't go into planning out an entire campaign because, in the experiences of many DMs, campaigns never really end up where we think they are going to go. Instead, a focus on the next adventure often offers the most benefit. The companion product you mention, the Lazy DM's Workbook, contains 48 pages of material that we couldn't pack into this book without increasing the price. It is also 5e specific where the rest of this book can be used with any fantasy RPG. The Lazy DM's Workbook is available for a reasonable price separately, however. You can also download the blank preparation pages for free at https://slyflourish_content.s3.amazonaws.com/lazy_dm_workbook_fill-in_pages.pdf Thank you again!
Critters, Creatures, & Denizens
Publisher: Cognition Pressworks
by Robert L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/06/2017 20:15:09

I purchased the physical book of this, and while I haven't used the monsters in a game (I'm sure they're fine), I have a HUGE gripe with this book. The quality is garbage! This is because of 2 issues; 1) Resolution; the image resolution is horrible- text is fine, but all the artwork is blurry and dull. It's all black and white, which is fine with the style of DCC- but because its so dull its more grey and white. This is even the case on the cover! 2) Artwork: the preview shown on this website is very misleading because the art isn't shown on any of the preview pages. It is very poor. To be clear, I loved the art in the DCC core book, that had great art, this is not that. This looks like a child trying to emulate that art.

It's unfortunate because there isn't any offical monster manual, and this is really the only one that I've found for the system.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Critters, Creatures, & Denizens
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruRPG.com Order

Displaying 1 to 3 (of 3 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
Back
0 items
 Gift Certificates