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August 30, 2015, 09:00:14 pm by DriveThruRPG | Views: 0 | Comments: 0

Colonial Gothic: The Player Companion

Colonial Gothic: The Player CompanionPublisher: Rogue Games, Inc
Rating: 4
This is the newest book (as of this writing) to the Colonial Gothic line. Mostly though this is related to the cover.  As the title suggests this is a set of options for players of the Colonial Gothic game.

We get a list of new skills and some additions to old skills.  Normally I prefer it when a game reuses old skills in new ways, esp. point buy games where the budget per skill is not likely to change. After all Character A created with the Core has the same 45 points as Character B created with this book.  In this case though it works both thematically and systematically.

Chapter Two covers Advantages and Disadvantages. Characters are given 4 points to buy advantages and can also take disadvantages.  Works pretty much like other systems in that respect, save there are not pages and pages of them (like for example GURPS).   Most in fact are story related and can be used in conjunction with the character's Background.

Chapter Three covers family and social status.  A must have really for playing in this age.

Chapter Four has a bunch of character templates.  So if you want to play a Native Shaman or emulate your Assassin's Creed character then this is a great place to start.

Chapter Five details more combat options and how to use them.  Think of these as advanced combat skills.

Chapter Six has more magic including Counter-Spelling and more Common and Arcane Spells.

Chapter Seven has more equipment.

All in all worthy, but not really required additions to the game. It is one of the books that if you don't know about it, you won't miss it, but if you do then you will wonder how you got on with out it. 

If there is a 3rd Edition of Colonial Gothic then a lot of these rules should be folded into the main core rules.
Source: Colonial Gothic: The Player Companion
August 30, 2015, 02:00:02 pm by GnomeStew News | Views: 2 | Comments: 0

Spotlight, Screen Presence, and the Star

Spotlight, Screen Presence, and the Star

One of the mechanics built into Primetime Adventures is called Screen Presence. It’s a mechanic that goes on everyone’s character sheet, but has to be coordinated by everyone before anyone can set it. Screen Presence is awesome in Primetime Adventures… and might amp up your current game too. What is Screen Presence? In Primetime Adventures, Screen Presence measures how central your character is to the episode and how much the episode revolves around your character’s issues. Screen presence also affects your character’s competence. When your […]
Source: Spotlight, Screen Presence, and the Star
August 29, 2015, 04:00:10 am by Paizo News | Views: 10 | Comments: 0

Pathfinder Map Pack: Urban Sites ($14.99)

It’s a big city, so go wherever you want! Pathfinder Map Pack: Urban Sites contains 18 full-color 5 x 8-inch map tiles, stunningly crafted by cartographer Jason A. Engle, that create a host of common urban locales and hotspots.

Suitable for experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal.

Wet, dry, and permanent markers erase from the tiles! With revised packaging that includes a reusable box for easy storage, Map Packs have never been so useful!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-821-2

Source: Pathfinder Map Pack: Urban Sites ($14.99)
August 29, 2015, 04:00:10 am by Paizo News | Views: 10 | Comments: 0

Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Shadows (PFRPG) ($14.99)

Whether from the subterranean wilds of the Darklands or otherworldly realms of absolute shadow, heroes rise from the darkest nights. Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Shadows explores the strange paths and subtle abilities of adventurers empowered by darkness. Discover the secrets of races infused with shadow, like fetchlings, wayangs, and others. New combat styles and techniques reveal the skills of subterranean weapons masters, while penumbral spells grant mastery over the darkness itself. A host of other new archetypes, feats, magic items, and more allow characters of all types to infuse themselves with the power of shadow. Don’t fear the dark, let Blood of Shadows make you its master.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-820-5

Source: Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Shadows (PFRPG) ($14.99)
August 29, 2015, 04:00:10 am by Paizo News | Views: 10 | Comments: 0

Pathfinder Adventure Path #103: The Hellfire Compact (Hell's Vengeance 1 of 6) (PFRPG) ($24.99)

Chapter 1: "The Hellfire Compact"

By F. Wesley Schneider

The Hell’s Vengeance Adventure Path begins with “The Hellfire Compact,” an exciting new adventure in which the players take the roles of evil characters in the diabolical empire of Cheliax! A paladin of Iomedae and knight-errant of the Glorious Reclamation comes to the town of Longacre, inspiring the citizens to join the uprising against the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune. First as amoral mercenaries, then as retainers of the wicked archbaron of Longacre, the evil adventurers must move quickly to put down the uprising and keep the town from falling to the knights’ rebellion.

“The Hellfire Compact” is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 1st-level characters. A selection of new monsters, a gazetteer of the town of Longacre, details on the knightly order of the Glorious Reclamation, and the first installment of a new Pathfinder’s Journal round out this volume of the Pathfinder Adventure Path!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-818-2

Source: Pathfinder Adventure Path #103: The Hellfire Compact (Hell's Vengeance 1 of 6) (PFRPG) ($24.99)
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