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Publisher: Postmortem Studios
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/11/2015 10:54:56

This is a game that had potential. The system is based on the old D6 system by West End Games and as such is quick and easy to learn and use. There are a lot of fun ideas in here that could be work on. However there is a major lack of detail in the background. This leaves the game in limbo. it could have been a very good campaign based game. Instead it is only useful for one off games. More background would have increased the rating, as there is great potential in this game. Such a shame.



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That lack of absolute detail is somewhat intentional to allow Games Masters to customise their world and play relatively unencumbered by lots of lore. Still we hope to expand on BG in future.
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All for One: Régime Diabolique Player's Guide
Publisher: Triple Ace Games
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/29/2015 08:44:46

My low score is simply that the pdf download for this book is the same pdf as the main rulebook. So it is a waste of money to buy this pdf. Just buy the main rulebook.



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[1 of 5 Stars!]
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PD One: Prime Directive Core Book 1993
Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/24/2015 18:06:41

Prime Directive is a good game to play adventures based on the original Star Trek series. This is not based around The Next Gen or the series that followed. What you get is a interesting and effective system for running games in the Star Fleet Battles universe, which feels more like original Trek. The character gen is based on a points system. You pick your race and which of the six branches you want to be. This gives you your stats, as well as beginning skills. Points are then spent to buy more skills, and increase stats.
The actual game system is fairly unique. Each skill gives the player a number of D6s to roll. The target number is based on what they call a tricode. Made up of three numbers indicating a minimum, moderate or complete success. This system sounds complicated at first, but is actually very easy once you get used to it, and is very effective at building the right feel for the game. It is a pity the designers did not continue with this version. As the system is good and effective and it helps give you the right feel for the universe. If you want a game that allows you to play in the same sort of universe as James T Kirk and co this is it.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Shadows of Esteren - Book 1 Universe
Publisher: Agate RPG
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2015 10:44:34

This is the players guide for the Shadows of Esteren game system. It gives you a background to the game world which is given in a series of letters and tales from characters in the world. This allows you to not only get a feel for the world, but also shows you the different attitudes of the peoples rather than just telling you. The guide is very well written and illustrated to a high level. I really can't say how good the artwork is in this book.

The second half of the book gives you character generation, a basic description of the game system and combat system as well as the details of the various magical character types. There is enough here to run a game in the world, however there are no GM details which is a downside. The various hints throughout the book show that there are deep secrets in the game world, ones that are not yet available to the GM. BUT don't let that put you off. This is still a brilliant game, with a fully worked out world that you can run adventures in.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Blade of the Iron Throne B&W Edition
Publisher: Iron Throne Publishing
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/09/2013 08:00:20

As a player and GM who remembers the old TROS system I was thrilled to find that someone had revisted the TROS idea and released a updated version. I am gald to say the Blade has all the best bits of TROS without some of the bad parts. The combat system is essenselly the same only the idea of focusing on one characters fight at a time is explained better and runs better using the limelight system in Blade. Sorcery has been altered yet still contains the level of power from TROS, you don't mess with sorcerers in this game. The alterations help make the sorcery system easier to run, and the backlash idea has been made more immediate and effective. Overall this is a fantastic system for the Swords & Sorcery world, and just as good for many other fantasy campaigns.

My only niggle, and the reason why I have not given the product a full 5 stars is that there is no character sheet included in the PDF, or at least my downloaded version does not include one. Which makes it difficult to run the system straight away. If this is fixed then this system is easily a 5 out of 5 and is totally recommended.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Hi Michael! Thank you for the kind review! For the Blade character sheet, please sign up at http://bladeoftheironthrone.com and the download area will become available to you. The character sheet is among the downloads. Best Regards, The Blade Team
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Broken Gears
Publisher: CURS Publishing
by Michael H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/07/2010 09:11:14

A good well thought out history which provides just enough for the GM. Allows for a campaign made of numerous quick and fun games. With a simple, but what looks effective system. The only down side is that there could be more on the Chardomancy in the game. Does need support material for the game to advance.



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