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Chronicles of the Void: Core Data File
Publisher: Anvil and Thorns Entertainment
by David S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/26/2014 00:07:05

Love this game. The classes are so unique and still relatable. Do I want to be a robot made up smaller robots with a host of drones to do my bidding? Or maybe a gen-perfect human with my own personal powered armor. Nah, I'll play an Aqasoo Nova this time. Now on to the customization options. Innate healing? Hmm... Futuristic martial forms? HMM.... Unleashed psychic might?? HMM!!! Or combine all 3?? Sign me up. Then I get to snag an arsenal full of customizable weapons and armor? Sold.

Thanks to CotV, I've rediscovered the feeling of leveling up my first character again. Having played bunches of games that offer up barely a handful of options beyond the "obligatory", this book serves up tons of creative concepts that get my imagination running. And all packaged up and ready to be tweaked to my heart's content.

"But how does it play?" you might be asking...

The lightweight One Breath Combat system has the kind of crunch that keeps me making the choices and rolls I enjoy instead of tracking modifiers and conditions. It favors mobile, active tactics and risky gambles. Mix in rounds composed of mini turns and random initiative and you've got a recipe that keeps engagement levels high and combats rich and enjoyable.

This game makes me feel like a kid in a candy store and I haven't even started plotting the first campaign I'll run. Most games just don't hold my interest as a player, so I can't say enough about how much this game gets right. To top it all off, the opportunities the Neural Labyrinth concept offers for variety inside a single cohesive campaign is like the dessert I keep looking at, knowing that it's gonna taste sooo good once I finally land back in my usual seat on the other side of the screen.

Do yourself a favor and give Chronicles a spin.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Chronicles of the Void: Core Data File
Publisher: Anvil and Thorns Entertainment
by Joseph M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/07/2014 13:06:46

I'm of a mixed opinion of this product. On one hand I love the art, the setting, and some of the rules. The characters feel like they have plenty of advancement options and various builds. The race as class builds are fine. However...well:

  1. The organization of the book frankly is horrible. Critical information like how Hit Points work is in the section on Armor? Stuff like advanced character generation terms are droped early in with no explination. It's like they took the rules notes of an early draft, slamed them together, and fancied it up. So many tables show up out of the blue. I was in seriousl TMI early on.

  2. Lack of a Lexicon early on HURTS. They need to have a nice one stop location to look up all the terms right there in the beginning.

  3. No pdf reader friendly outline. So while the book has a TOC, I can't pull up specific sections from the menus in my reader (ezpdf/android). That forces me to do a lot of back tracking to find specific information.

In the end it's an interesting product mared by questionable layout choices. If I had a physical copy it might be easier to use...but in the era of pdf online dominated play. These are cripling issues with my enjoyment of the product.



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Chronicles of the Void: Core Data File
Publisher: Anvil and Thorns Entertainment
by Frank B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/25/2013 13:25:58

This game is an excellent value. It is worth the time and effort set aside to play.



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