Savage Worlds: Fast, Furious, and Fun! - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com
Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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Dec 312016
 

In this Play Through Review Matt demonstrates the good and bad about  Bomb Squad.

This is the first gam I have ever played with a revealed hand mechanic and I like the way Tasty Minstrel Games worked it in.

Nov 272016
 

Check pout Helionox from MR.B Games. Helionox is a movement based strategy Deck building game.

Sean Brown compares this too Star Realms and after playing Star Realms and hearing what Sean had to say about Helionox I really can’t wait to play.

Oct 022016
 

NEW POCKET EDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR PATHFINDER RPG

Pathfinder’s Legendary Core Rulebook and Bestiary Hardcover Rulebooks Now Available in Lighter, Smaller Travel Friendly Pocket Editions
REDMOND, WA (September 27, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the release of new softcover pocket editions for two of the game’s essential rulebooks, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary.

The Core Rulebook and Bestiary pocket editions will include the same page count and all of the content of their hardcover counterparts, but will be published in a reduced size of 6.5” x 8.4”, with smaller type and images, a lighter paper stock, and lower price point. The pocket edition Core Rulebook has an MSRP of $24.99 and the pocket edition Bestiary has an MSRP of $19.99, each 50% off the MSRP of the hardcover editions.
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