Welcome to the first HackJournal Annual! HackJournal Annual collects material previously published in quarterly issues of HackJournal. HackJournal is the official publication of the HackMaster Player’s Association.
For those of you who missed the first four issues of HackJoural, this book provides you with a great opportunity to expand your Hackverse! The HackJournal Annual is packed with over 40 articles essential for both players and GMs! While written for HackMaster 4th Edition, most of the ideas and material are easily adaptable to any RPG system.
Here’s some of what you get:
• Tips for the GM - Pacing Combat Encounters, Calculating Hackfactor, Awarding EPs in Tournaments, Creating Temples, Tournament Dungeon Design, Adding Suspense to Your Campaign, and Calculating Initiative
• Player’s Advantage - Getting the Most Out of Cantrips, Overcoming Flaws, Weapons for the Wee Ones and Weapons for the Huge Ones, Illusionist Advice, • How to Use Alchemy and Herbalism Properly
• Three “Day in the Life” Stories from across Garweeze Wurld, the default campaign setting for the HackMaster TeraVerse.
• Monsters, Monsters and more Monsters! (All of them created exclusively for HackJournal!) - Albino Purple Ice Worm, Faux Lich, Gargantuan Whale Monkey, Whooping Cave Cricket, Shetland Pegasus, Gnomeling Titan, Rust Bats, Pixie Wolf, and more!
• Two complete short adventures - Relb’s Revenge (The 2001 HackMaster World Championship Tournament), and a descent into the infamous One-Legged Gagwaller Research Station.
• More Magic Items than you can shake a magical stick at! -
Cloak of Dramatic Entrances, Tooth of Witty Banter, Short Sword of Gnomish Battle Sense, 4 magical items tailored for the monk, Strahdi Bows, Magical Food, 4 nonmagical assassin “enhancement” items, and more!
• Garweeze Wurld - The Waylands are an intriguing region of Garweeze Wurld developed exclusively by HackMaster Association members, and you can only read about them here! This book includes sixteen pages stuffed with descriptions of 18 different nations, two highly detailed city settings, and unique organizations.
• Alphabetical Skill and Talent master index, and many more useful articles!