Category Archives: Pathfinder

Kickstarter: “Dungeonlands: Tomb of the Lich Queen”

12ed35bdaa81da651885b0b31f3c96a6_largeSavage Mojo’s Tommy Brownell contacted me a while ago and informed me about a Kickstarter they are running.

They are raising money over Kickstarter in order to be able to create two books, one for Pathfinder and the other for Savage Worlds, and a wide variety of accessories from character cards to a full soundtrack.

The Tomb of the Lich Queen is a deadly dungeon which serves as a prison for an angel called Anat. For about two-thousand years the evil Lich Queen has held the angel captive and the tomb has lured in many heroes who failed to rescue the angel.

The initial goal of $5,000 has already been met, but if they can reach the stretch goals Savage Mojo will be able not only to turn it into a whole trilogy but ultimately release it as a boxed set.

The deadline is October 14th and if you are into old-school dungeon crawls you should at least check it out.

What about Monsters of Sin 4: Lust? A review…

I recently reviewed the first three installments of the Monster of Sin series from Kobold Press, formerly Open Design Games. (I like the change; the friends at Open Design are so tied to their flagship Kobold Quarterly product and their mascot that it makes sense to be called Kobold Press, I for one like the change! But I digress…) This time around we get to my favorite Deadly Sin, Lust.

A long time ago I took some online survey that informed me that (if I believed in such things) I would spend eternity in the second circle of Dante’s Inferno. As much as I enjoyed Dante’s poem, I must admit that sexuality in games is a topic I have always been fascinated about. It is such an integral part of who we are as human beings that just ignoring it in games seems anathema. Of course I realize that may not be the case for everybody that people game for different reasons, and that’s fine.

The author realizes this as well and includes a sidebar on the matter. He discusses the fact that sex is a theme that will be discussed in the book, reminding GMs to be mindful of player’s sensibilities and that having fun is more important that using every detail in the book, kudos for that. I like that they did not shy away from the topic but made sure to accommodate all styles. In all sincerity I did not find anything terribly taboo or controversial in the book.

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What about Monsters of Sin: Avarice, Envy & Gluttony? A review…

The Seven Deadly Sins have a strange allure in modern society.  They figure prominently not just in the religious tradition from whence they came but in popular culture. From comics, where they are enemies of Captain Marvel (the DC Comics version, currently called Shazam, not the Marvel Comics character) known as the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man; to movies, one of my favorite films, Seven, dealing with a madman’s killing spree inspired by the seven deadly sins. Role Playing Games are no immune to this allure, and Open Design has come out with a series to quench our hunger for sin related gaming supplements, the Monsters of Sin Series.

What are they about? Read on and find out…

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