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Adventures in Oz Characters Pack
Publisher: F. Douglas Wall Publishing
by Eric B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2012 13:14:25

As much of a fan as I am of F. Douglas Wall's Adventures in Oz (which really is a superb product), I must say that I am a tad disappointed in the character sheets.

For the new and improved price of .99 you can not go wrong, but still... something seems missing.

First off, the characters: Dorothy Gale, the Tin Woodsman, Trot, the Scarecrow, the Woozy, the Cowardly Lion, Prince Inga, Queen Ann Soforth, Professor H.M. Woggle-Bug, T.E., the Frogman, Toto, Bungle the Glass Cat, Omby Amby (aka, The Soldier with the Green Whiskers), Private Files, and the Shaggy Man.

In addition, Mr. Wall has provided two blank character sheets that are full page spreads, unlike those provided in the Adventures in Oz rulebook.

Layout of the individual sheets are clean and open spaced. Each character has stats, first appearance listings (which is helpful), a paragraph of background information, and a whimsical black & white picture.

The problem is in the lack of substance. Sure, it is nice having the heavy hitters and a couple of the obscurities to populate the game world - but as a fan of the game, I would have liked to have seen a character sheet that reflected the overall 'feel' of the game book. As it is, the sheet feels (and looks) like a basic converted word document.

Pros: Characters are stat'ed out by the creator of the game with a sense of careful balancing. Great price.

Cons: Plain presentation not on par with that taken in the Adventures in Oz game book.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Adventures in Oz Characters Pack
Publisher: F. Douglas Wall Publishing
by Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/23/2011 23:59:29

Expand your “Adventures in Oz” experience with this collection of 15 characters drawn from the Oz books. The pack includes “headliners” like Dorothy Gale, Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow, plus less well-known characters such as Professor H. M. Woggle-Bug, T.E. and Queen Ann Soforth. The pack also includes two full-sized character sheets, if you find the half-sheet character records provided with the core rules too constraining or just hard to keep in a notebook.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Adventures in Oz Characters Pack
Publisher: F. Douglas Wall Publishing
by Paco G. J. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/22/2011 15:29:27

This review was written by Kimberly Moser and first published in GMS Magazine.

The Adventure in Oz character sheets are seventeen pages in length. The first fifteen pages are sample sheets detailed for some of the more famous of the Ozian characters like Dorothy, Frogman, Shaggy Man and many others. The pre-filled in sheets include whimsical drawings of the characters and are quite good. The final two sheets are blank. One is intended for humanoid shaped creatures and the second is for four-footed creatures.

Each character sheet provides areas for basic character information like skills traits, template, name and wits damage. The character sketch area has check boxes available to indicate damage points for areas of the body. There is a place for a brief character description as well as lists of friends and notes. With these character sheets a game can be up and running in a very short time.

The disadvantages of these sheets are that they are extremely basic and intended for character short-hand. After a few sessions a character will easily grow beyond the bounds of these papers. But the character sheets will remain handy for action sequences.

These sheets are a good addition to the Adventures in Oz game even if for nothing more than seeing how some of the characters are broken down into game facts. I give this product three out of five stars. They are short, sweet and to the point, but they are limited in use and are easily outgrown.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
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