A free comic containing several good quality stories- can't complain about the value for money! Sometimes the content and style of free comics can be questionable and the art and writing so so, Atom Jacket was none of these things and I look forward to future issues- hopefully also for free!
I'm always on the lookout for the unique read, the good idea somebody finally published that isn't cookie cutter...so this was a treat. ARTHUR, KING OF BRITAIN was historic and mythical, interesting for its simpler views of the story before later embellishments. It was influenced by or clearly similar to Prince Valiant and Conan the Barbarian...drawn in b+w in a simply real looking but breezy style. I was initially hooked by the author's intent to represent the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. The pages where the writer provides editorial/historical comment are equally nice. This was worth the price as a download, although FYI I saw the options included a hardcover book!...
Publisher: Top Cow
Date Added: 07/11/2015 11:59:37
Postal #3 is a solid chapter that is better if you have read the first two issues. Even so, the book flows well and will suck you in, regardless.
Eden is the sheltered community of Postal. It is a town that is created by the bad guys, for the bad guys wishing to escape their former lives and associated troubles. People mind their business. Transactions are in cash. And the FBI has its watchful eye on the place.
In the midst of it all is the mayor, who comes across kind but rules with a loaded shotgun. The only law is discretion. The only town goal is to stay off the radar of the outside world. The mayor's son is the town Postmaster, and he is the focus of this series. He falls somewhere on the autistic spectrum, but it is clear that he is routinely underestimated and disregarded. It's clear that this perception will allow some big changes to take place as his life experience expands.
The writing is smart, and the dialogue stays true to sharply developed characters. ...
If you're a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, this book is a must read! Really insightful and enjoyable. Ken really brings passion and a filmmaker's knowledge to the essays that will have you enjoying the episodes in an entirely new light.
I just finished reading this entire set, and re-reading it over again. I believe this product to be a very solid entry into the fantasy genre. The system is quick and easy, and yet allows for individual thoughts and ideas for your characters and threats (if a GM) to come through with a modicum of change. The game is very well presented and the map of Ferelden is quite good. I must admit that the setting is very good and well fleshed out, but leaving plenty of room for your own "stuff", but I will make this my own, using the system and player options, with additions that I believe will be original to what I envision. This is why a game is just that, made for you. This set gives a wonderful foundation for an infinite number of settings and ideas for gamers to walk through together. Get this now!
Date Added: 06/26/2015 14:26:13
This is a must-buy for any budding (RPG) Strontium Dog GM's who want to cover a
wider range of bounty runs, use Specialist Equipment (weapons, armor, etc) and need
help with some familiar SD characters, both good & bad!
Random bounty tables of different complexity levels give you an idea on how to create
your own bounty runs. Stats on different characters give u a better knowledge on how
to flesh out ur own runs and with a range of various storylines, you'll be writing ur own
badass campaigns in no time!...
Unfortunately open ended for Valiant means you only get half a game which justifies the 3 star rating I gave.
The game system is fine, good to even great at times. rolling a d12 game dice along with stat die of 1d4 to 1d12 is a good thing. Using a power to add the power die, replace the stat die or to discard the lower of the power die or stat die is even better. no complaints here about that.
Changing Narrators(GMs) is ok too as most people like playing and narrating, maybe not equally but you know what I mean. It can also take the story in unique and unexpected directions like alien invasions out of no where and all of a sudden your grandmother is standing on the sidewalk where the battle is headed. It can be quite fun and humorous and personal grudges against other group members can be settled using the game system.
my main problem is the effect once you have succeeded in affecting an opponent. some sample characters attacking with the same dice numbers do damage of 2, 3, 4...
Some of the best work 2000AD every produced, the Strontium Dog stories
and illustrations are by far the best in my book.
The PDF scans are excellent, the stories by Alan Grant as gripping as ever
and illustrations by Carlos brought back all my memories of childhood. I've
bought all four books and luv reading each one over and over again!