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Wizard Pickles
by Tevel D.
Publisher: Planet Urf Entertainment
Date Added: 01/30/2022 14:44:25
pixel_trans.gif Wizard Pickles Great artwork and great puzzles! There are several "layers" to the puzzles, and my kids and I are only going through the first layer as I write this review, but it's great so far! As in the examples, it's mostly look and find, but there is more "puzzling" puzzles alter, plus I have been watching the kids pass over clues to the overarching puzzles. This is very much in the style of the Usborne Books puzzle books "Knight's Quest", Dragon Quest", et al. I bought the PDF, and was able to print out the puzzles 11"×17" (approximately A3) in glorious colour, and it's great. This is one case where "the medium is the message", and I don't think the native PDF would be as enjoyable, unless you have a decent tablet. With that out of the way, I also want to say how great it is to find an activity book like this, online, in PDF for a rainy dat activity for the family. My only complaint is that Planet Urf hasn...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Root: The Roleplaying Game
by Roger L.
Publisher: Magpie Games
Date Added: 01/27/2022 02:56:45
pixel_trans.gif Root: The Roleplaying Game https://www.teilzeithelden.de/2022/01/10/ersteindruck-root-t-
he-roleplaying-game-magpie-games-gar-nicht-so-niedlich/ Ein geheimnisvoller Wald, bevölkert von putzig ausschauenden Fabelwesen - das erscheint wie das Setting eines Rollenspielsystems für Kinder. Doch in Root, basierend auf dem gleichnamigen Brettspiel, gibt es knallharte Abenteuer zu erleben, finstere Intrigen aufzudecken und sogar die Fraktionen eines Bürgerkriegs gegeneinander auszuspielen. Das Brettspiel Root - A Game of Woodland Might and Right von Leder Games hat seit seinem Erscheinen 2018 etliche Preise gewonnen. Fans mögen das Strategiespiel wohl auch wegen seiner narrativen Elemente und dem bildschönen Artwork. Jetzt hat der Verlag in Kooperation mit dem Rollenspielverlag Magpie Games nach einer erfolgreichen Kickstarter-Kampagne 2020 ein Rollenspielsystem in der gleichen Spielwelt herausgebracht. Es heißt Root – The Roleplaying Game und kann bereits als PDF erworben und als Hardcover vorbestellt werden. Ich habe ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by WGA R.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 01/22/2022 06:42:29
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant Like most older gamers, I've been around the block a few times with regard to preferences. I went through a "D&D and nothing else" phase, a Traveller phase, a White Wolf phase, a "buckets of dice" phase, a Fate phase... pretty much everything since the early 90s. One theme I seem to come back to again and again is *granularity*. For me, a major test of a system is how well it can distinguish between two things that are relevant during play. Some systems barely even consider granularity, some go to extraordinary extremes and some try to strike a balance between narrative and granularity that can sometimes overwhelm matters. Few games get the balance perfect (Ars Magica, maybe?) but that's not really what's important; not the balance between narrative and granularity of simulation, but getting the granularity right for what the game is actually trying to achieve. Take Fading Suns as an example. While it has a deservedly legendary setting, the game ...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by William M.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 01/13/2022 16:05:08
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant I tend to collect RPG rules and settings, far more than I'd have time to play. This time though, I am looking forward to building a character and jumping in to a game. There's a growing Discord community that will make it easy to get stuck in and moving with the game! Can't wait! This game is a top notch production that I think is on par with the current big names in the gaming industry. The production values are high and the result is impressive. Even my non-gamer family member says it's a beautiful book. What I like most is the combination of the comic style - which takes me back to some great graphic novels of the 80s and 90s - combined with the ripped-from-the-headlines pacing of the introductory setting material. Reading the first 40 pages sets the stage for the inevitable moment of HELL YEAH! I want to play this game! Can't wait to get into the first session. Some mechanical high points to follow - if you are one of those people like me who appreciate...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Jason L.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 01/13/2022 12:20:06
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant If you're looking for a crunchy superhero RPG system this should be your go-to book. The flexibility in creating your hero is outstanding. Let me give you my example. I made a pretty standard telepath/telekinetic hero. Then I made a technology controlling hero whose body produced nanites. Then I thought of a cool hero name and combined those two characters with the Alternate Form perk to make Hivemind, a telepath/telekinetic who can discorporate his body into a cloud of nanites! How insanely cool is that? I haven't had a single idea that I couldn't figure out how to create with these rules. The gameplay retains that level of flexibility and does so with a level of crunch that *maybe* goes too far. Let me give you an example. A strong hero picking up something heavy and chucking it at bad guys is a common trope, right? Well, to do that you have to measure the object's height and weight in SPs which is a pretty easy conversion from pounds once you start to memorize...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Mouse Guard RPG 2nd Edition
by William C.
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment LLC
Date Added: 01/12/2022 18:21:20
pixel_trans.gif Mouse Guard RPG 2nd Edition What a beautiful game.... The feel and the basic concepts are brilliant and feel like you are part of the comics. Well worth the purchase. Highly recommend. Starting our first campaign in a few weeks, can't wait to see how it goes.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by David K.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 01/09/2022 22:53:00
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant Built a talking dog who flies, solves crimes and shoots lasers out of his eyes, A+++

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by King U.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/31/2021 04:03:21
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant Ascendant is not for me, simply due to being a superhero game. As an ornery Brit, superheroes just don't tickle me in the way that fantasy does. More of my country is Middle Earth than Metropolis! However, Ascendant is a fantastic superhero game. It allows for anything from low-level Infamous to full on Superman and it all works off the same rules in the same framework. Want to play Boku no Hero Academia? Here's your system! The character creation is the most complicated game system. Front loading the complexity means that the game itself, in play, runs really quickly and smoothly. The system itself is "comic book physics" and it lays all this out in the first few chapters. I would love to see the rules genericised and applied to other genres, like anime or high fantasy where the scaling nature of the game would work brilliantly....

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Eoin M.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/30/2021 16:09:18
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant Ascendant is a very interesting beast - a game that offers an awful lot of freedom to the players (both in terms of character building and in terms of how they can use their powers in game). The Supermetric (or SU) system can take a couple of readings to get your head around, but once you do it's a shockingly powerful system, allowing you to easily compare things that normally can't be compared, and figure out how a certain action will resolve (how far can I throw this car, for instance) very quickly. There's some front-loaded complexity, in the sense that character creation can take some time, but from what I've heard things are much slicker and swifter in actual play. While I haven't gotten the chance to muster my group for a proper game yet, I'm really looking forward to giving it a good go in the New Year. If my opinion changes significantly after that, then I'll alter my review, but for what I've experienced so far I can heartily recommend i...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Alex M.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/30/2021 15:14:55
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant I've been running a ~35 session campaign for my group since the PDF was released to backers ~9 months ago. Ascendant quickly became one of my top 3 RPGs I've ever played or run due to the extremely deep character building system and the simple mechanics that yield realistic outcomes. I kept a 1 page printout of a cheat sheet with the CHART, damage values, and several of the benchmark tables (speed, distance, weight, time) from the front of the book, so that I didn't have to reference the simple things at the table; it was basically a homemade pared down version of what the Gamemaster Screen is. Armed with the cheat sheet, I only had to reference the book during play to double-check certain powers. The game plays fast at the table and even the toughest fights play out quickly compared to 5th ed, PF 1e, or 3.5. Outside of combat, I *love* how this game makes the players feel awesome in their areas of competency but the characters tend to be narrow enough in their expe...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Joshua P.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/30/2021 15:10:42
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant The Supermetric system is nothing short of brilliant. It's a little frontloaded at first, and the reader is inclined to ask where the author is going with this. At its most obvious, it becomes clear that the system readily scales from the microscopic to the interstellar. As one reads through the descriptions of various superpowers, a plethora of examples cover situations such as a bat finding a moth, the relative difficulty of seeing a dust mite as opposed to bacteria, a bloodhound's ability to track prey, right down to questions as esoteric as the bandwidth of telepathy - all boiled down to extremely simple addition and subtraction (and multiplication). While most rules systems range in flexibility from an IKEA kit to a fully-stocked workbench, the Supermetric system is an entire makerspace, just daring you to present a question it can't answer with ease. And when you're talking comic book heroes, the extreme and the strange are the exact sorts of questions you...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Andrew S.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/30/2021 01:06:36
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant The system seems usable, but requires constant consultation of charts to use. Now due to color coding these charts are realtively quick and easy to read but you still always need to check a chart. I'll take Champions for crunch-heavy systems or Fate for crunch-light. This sits in an unhappy middle ground. Also the art is the most over-sexualized I have seen in a decade. I hope everyone in your gaming group is comfortable with every female character having two barely-covered beach balls strapped to their chest, yikes. Seriously, this is approaching pornographic in nature. After trying it some more the rules are overly complex. I like champions, I like that complexity, but that has a complex character building system, that then plays fairly simply, meaning it is front-loaded. This is the opposite. The character building is pretty easy but the gameplay is far more complicated and complex than it needs to be this makes character generation easier but leads to slowdown in pla...

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Nathan H.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/29/2021 13:27:17
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant I am posting this review solely to touch on the criticisms raised in one of the negative reviews posted. I have absolutely no issue with someone who does not like this game - any given game may be a poor fit for a customer. But some things to point out: - the author is crystal clear in the product description, the free preview, and in the introduction that this game is all about applying a mathmatical, real-world physics approach to the super hero genre. It seems disengenous to me to purchase something so obviously not for you and then criticize the product for doing exactly what it says. If I hate Chinese food, why would I go to a Chinese restaurant to eat, then post on Yelp about how bad I think Chinese food is? - "no one has heard of Villains and Vigilantes". Really? I don't know how to even respond to such a statement. It was a influential and popular superhero game for it's time. Perhaps the reviewer is unfamiliar with superhero games in general? - Prowlers...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Zach A.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/14/2021 20:28:53
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant Fast playing, heart pounding actions and great art. Great system for anyone new to a Superhero RPG system.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Ascendant
by Abraham F.
Publisher: Autarch
Date Added: 12/14/2021 12:13:34
pixel_trans.gif Ascendant This is a well thought out excellent product, that merges the best of the Mayfair Games DC Heroes system and the TSR Marvel FASERIP system to create it's own unique system that is recognizable. I participated in the kickstarter and don't regret it for a second. For those into superhero RPG's it is well worth a look.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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