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The Jester Dragon's Guide to Defects
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/15/2012 22:32:02
“The Jester Dragon’s Guide to Defects,” is a must-have resource for d20/OGL players. Feats are wonderful ways by which you can distinguish your character from someone else’s but all that really accomplishes is telling you how that character is a badass in his own right and what niche of badassery he fills. But characters without flaws don’t have, well, character. This book fixes this and is a well designed product that provides a great way to make truly unique characters. This book fills in what I would say is a major hole in the 3.5/OGL rules set. Other game systems have rules for assigning characters disadvantageous qualities that give you a bit more oomph when building stories. Somehow that got overlooked with OGL games. Not only will this book make you laugh, it will provide you with some great tools to take your game to the next level of storytelling. To help lighten the mood, the art is as humorous as the defects. One of my favorite entries being “Skyclad” with a Amazonian woman with her naughty bits covered by a flying cat. William Thrasher did a great job making the art as fun as possible. Given some of the levity that the use of defects could bring without the inclusion of some comedy, it’s a perfect complement to the material.

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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #9: High-Tech Weapons 2
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/12/2012 11:51:07
More high-tech goodness! EMP weapons, anti-matter, and more await within this issue. Let me just say as a GM: Muhahahahaha! If you're looking for carnage and chaos in your game, consider this offering of lost technologies in your nest MF game. If the antimatter doesn't wreak enough havoc, the grenades just might.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #8: Diseases & Medical Options
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/12/2012 11:45:42
Something I feel that's overlooked by most sci-fi settings and systems is medicine and medical conditions. Well, for MF fans, this issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands helps fill in the gaps to give more texture to an element that's sorely lacking for most games that gives a greater sense of plausibility and grittiness: medical science.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #3: High-Tech Weapons
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/12/2012 02:38:13
Weapons to make enemies tremble and players weep. This is an awesome supplement in the series. Nothing like a lot of powerful weapons with which to tease players who get a few good hits in before running out of ammo. Then again, these same weapons might be pointed at the characters before they get a hold of them. Oh, the joy a GM can have with these toys. :)

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Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #1: Artifacts, Manuals, and Toolkits
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/12/2012 02:25:46
I haven't had a chance to get a group together to play Mutant Future, but I sorely want to. This book just increases my desire to play this game. Tools and damaging things just makes it all the more desirable as even in a post-apoc setting, someone's going to try to salvage technology somewhere, and now they can.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creatures of the Wastelands: The Thrasher Gang
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/24/2012 00:08:02
This is a cool little product. I like card stock minis as they're easy to use, infinitely reprintable, and they don't kill my wallet. This set comes in two varieties: full color and printer friendly. Having that option is a plus. It not only makes me want to use it, but ensure I can print a bunch of them if needed. Best of all, the art is fun. The characters look a bit on the cartoonish side, but that only makes them even better and are a good reminder of the old days of D&D art that was as much comical as it was indicative of the play in which you were about to engage. Some of the characters play up the tropes found in the post-apocalyptic genre with the humor of the artist's style in depicting the characters. While I do like some of the more "mature" or "serious" art that has dominated in gaming, the more whimsical stuff provides the comic relief needed so the game remains just that. Then again, as a GM, it's when my players stop laughing from the beatdown they're about to get that makes me smile, which is also a great staple of the RPG genre.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars: Shadows of a Dying World (An OGL Guide to Monsters, Races, and Beasts)
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/16/2012 00:58:46
This is a cool book. There are several things going for it that enhance not only the thematics of the volume, but also its usefulness for anyone not familiar with the Martian Tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs. One of the things that's nice about the creature entries is that the descriptions are lifted from the text, so that the supplemental material provided by this work's author adds to the translation from literary construct to a usable game component. As a writer, I can't think of a higher compliment; as an avid reader, this is a great way to invite people to read the novels by sampling some of the text and exposing a new audience to the works being transcribed for play.

As to the art, I'll be honest. The cover isn't my taste, but like the interior artwork, it's a great nod to old school play. One of the fun things here is the way the sword-and-sorcery pulpy roots of gaming are used to draw out the pulp feel of the Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels. In many respects, it's the perfect homage to gaming's roots and these classic sci-fi tales. The author and artists of this book have done their due diligence, making it worth its price.

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