DriveThruComics.com
Browse Categories
 Publisher Info







Back
Other comments left by this customer:
Hypergirl Trade
Publisher: AAM Markosia
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2018 04:02:03

Simplistic plot, flat characters, cartoonish crayonlike drawing style ...

It just ... mediocre



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Hypergirl Trade
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Valorous Paladins: Variant Rules
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/26/2016 07:19:06

Interesting concept that binds the Paladin closer to the gods they are supposed to serve, and not just the Oath.

However, someone better versed in rules should take a look, as I imagine the system and abilities used could lead to severe balance issues.

And the layout is ... lacking.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Valorous Paladins: Variant Rules
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Maelstrom
Publisher: Arion Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/25/2016 09:26:58

Everything about this game feels like a half measure, ideas and concept sounds promising, but are not followed through. The layout is ... simple, with sometimes annoying results. If this was edited and layouted by a proffesional it would be a quarter or something in page count. Awful lot of empty space it is ...

The system is quite vague, with a lot of hand waving, except when it is not and then it is clunky complex backward detailed ...

The resurrection should have included some more attention to the "hardware", the lacking thereof is sad, because the setting is charming and interesting.

Reading this ... product, is as fun as reading your own college notes twenty years later, interesting, but not something you want to do for a long stretch of time. And these 3D-Poser-model illustrations mostly feels awkward and ... sloppy ...



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Maelstrom
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Maelstrom Domesday - Map Book
Publisher: Arion Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/25/2016 06:08:51

A very ... frugal product, may save you five or so minutes of googling to find material of the same or WASTLY better quality.

Maps of Yorkshire and England 1066 (Google English heritage sites instead for more and better material) Plans of an abbey, castle, town and church Plans and drawings of town, village and manor houses Barrow plans (Dyson Logos produces better better, more gorgeous maps for a FREE, but support his Patreon instead) 2 Poetic manor maps (These two are the only thing worth notice herein) 6 vilage maps (These are a pure insult, 5 min with their own icons and a newbie knowledge of paint produced these)

If these where a free addition I would perhaps see a value in downloading these, or as a way to support the designers ... but PWYW or Patreon exists for that kind of things ...



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Maelstrom Domesday - Map Book
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Monstrous Archetypes
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/17/2016 19:53:03

Good ideas, perhaps not so good execution. I'm not an expert in balance and technicalities of the 5e, but the powers of the archetypes feels like a mix of overpowered and abuseable. In the area of thematic, there is several odd choices for the expression of the archetypes. Some of the archetypes are a grab bag of awesome things, lacking in cohesion, others are stacks of meh, making the archetype fail to gather the interest. I would recommend to send this back to the drawing board and give it a redesign in multiple areas.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Monstrous Archetypes
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Fifth Edition Feats (5e)
Publisher: Total Party Kill Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/28/2016 03:21:14

Was very dissapointed by this product. it is a very sloppy cut n' paste/search n' replace hack of the 3.5/Pathfinder SRD. The translation to 5e is really just above the minimum neccessary and lack any imaginative use of the 5e system.

This product need a total rework to be concidered worth the money. Just to mention the most (to me) glaring problem, the graininess. A Feat in 3.5 etc is usually one or sometimes two per level, in 5e it is one per fourth (about) and REPLACE a stat increase. It shouldn't be just a little fnutty plus in something, it should be a major flavour choice of the character! Not all Feats in 5e manage that, it is true, but this product fails it constantly...

Should have seen the signs, because they are written all over the wall, but my Feat-hunger got me into a buying frenzy.

Designers should really try to break out of the 3.5 mindset for the 5e, actually the freeform of the OSR is a better source of ideas currently.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Fifth Edition Feats (5e)
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Troll Hide: Regenerating Giants Reskinned (PFRPG)
Publisher: Dancing Lights Press
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/11/2015 04:42:22

Bha! A couple of pages of statblocks, with a handful of sentences of general flavour. The major part is some musings down memory lane, and those are just a paragraph or two on top of a couple of pages.

Had I bought it insteadof got it in a bundle I would have returned it.

Only a very inexperienced GM could feel that they had something to gain from this product as there is nothing new or unique enough to inspire, just saving the work of creating the statblock.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Troll Hide: Regenerating Giants Reskinned (PFRPG)
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Combat Description Cards (Over 700 System Neutral Ways to Describe Combat on 120 Cards)
Publisher: Conflict Games, LLC
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/10/2015 09:40:30

This was a mistake on my behalf to buy. I should have read the description and looked at the pictures a bit more. I thought of using this to use as damage cards but it is just a description of how the hit happens. Nice for adding colour to a combat, true. But really not worth the price. Not at least for me.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Combat Description Cards (Over 700 System Neutral Ways to Describe Combat on 120 Cards)
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Creator Reply:
Thank you Mikael for taking the time to order our cards and write a review. Yes, as we mention in the description, our cards are for adding epic descriptions to the various blows and clashes of combat. Fun, colorful descriptions that help everyone to better visualize the battle, and flesh out the combat environment. My sincerest apologies if something in our product description lead you to believe that there was some sort of \"damage\" or numerical crunch table. No, in fact the cards are system neutral, meaning they work great for drawing you in to the gritty exciting reality of any combat. I\'m sad to hear that you don\'t think it was worth $9.99. However I know that our product is not for everyone. Please allow me to refund your purchase with our deepest gratitude for trying it, and our hopes that you\'ll give us a shot in the future with other products that may be more to your liking. Thanks again, Mark M. Scott
Beyond the Wall - Further Afield
Publisher: Flatland Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/09/2015 03:03:34

This is a real gold nugget! The lifepath system to generate characters from the BtW (fast and rich) is here expanded to create a whole campaign. The creation process is kept as short and focused and with simple and inspiring tools and mechanisms for the GM to expand and run with the players ideas. These small products gives me more ideas and inspiration than hundred of pages from other companies! The rules are in the spirit of light OSR but is a piece of cake to transform into any rulessystem.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Beyond the Wall - Further Afield
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Illustrated Wayfaring Era Weapons Cards
Publisher: CandleLight Games, LLC
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/11/2014 08:37:25

This is in the same series as the excellent Armour and Feat cards, but for some reason this hasn't the Fillable PDF feature as those. This makes them a bit less useful as you need quite a neat handwriting to fill in the details...



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Illustrated Wayfaring Era Weapons Cards
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Creator Reply:
We have fixed this error. Thank you for letting us know that there was an error.
Scoundrel
Publisher: Barrel Rider Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/12/2014 02:54:09

This is a good idea, but the execution is a bit sloppy. The progression chart is missing the XP for each level (just a zero, come on, didn't you even look at it before publication) and the licence is taking 1.5 page, most products are able to put it on one page, or at least put something on the empty half-page. Further the cover looks grainy and need some love to not put you off before even beginning to read the product.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Scoundrel
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Creator Reply:
Major slip up, on our part Mikael! The XP chart has been corrected.
Inverse World - A Dungeon World Supplement
Publisher: Liberi Gothica Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/01/2014 01:33:44

Very light-weight in content and lazy layout (lot of empty space). Great idea, but hardly passable execution. There are other that delivered much more and better content on the same KS budget. This is rated in my book as a KS that just barely cleared the failed mark.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Inverse World - A Dungeon World Supplement
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Mapping Cards - BUGS!
Publisher: Flynnkd Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2014 01:37:22

This is a very minimalistic product, actually it is just a collection of keywords spread out on a couple of pages. When I buy things I want something thats either is an inspiration or a effort I'm not able of, this is neither.

If there was more layout or some unique ideas this would have been worth the quarter I spent, but as is ... Not.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Mapping Cards - BUGS!
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

[PFRPG] - World Wonders - Supplement 6 - Creature Related
Publisher: Ennead Games
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/09/2014 05:11:39

This serie of supplements have taken a shark jump, while the earlier ones at least had some meat on the bones this is rightout anorectic. The minor and medium "World Wonders" are silly and uninteresting and it is only one Major one ... And it is a bit .... weird, not bad but ....



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
[PFRPG] - World Wonders - Supplement 6 - Creature Related
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

The Dragons of Britain #2
Publisher: Stygian Fox
by Mikael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/26/2014 14:37:02

Impossible to read on my iPad, first magazine that is so badly made that you loose interest in it before it even finish loading the first page...



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
The Dragons of Britain #2
Click to show product description

Add to DriveThruComics.com Order

Creator Reply:
Hi, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You should have received an e-mail notifying you of am 11mb version which should work much better on your device. I\'ve also streamlined the first issue so they should both work well. Thanks for the feedback! Steff.
Displaying 1 to 15 (of 23 reviews) Result Pages:  1  2  [Next >>] 
Back
You must be logged in to rate this
0 items
 Gift Certificates