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Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials $2.50
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Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Charles F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/16/2008 20:24:55
I love all of the comodity card set ups.. they help jog your brain for materials and other items you come accross in the world... Also they have each volume separated into catagories with percentile rolls too...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Joel B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/12/2007 22:51:32
VERY useful tool. These massive (but not TOO massive) charts allow you to tailor your more "mundane" finds and allow you to quickly furnish your areas with "stuff" without having to say, "ok, you search and find 6 silver pieces and a bunch of other non-valuable stuff". Now you can easily populate those not so important room and actually identify what all that "stuff" actually is! Hey, I didn't know terrycloth fetched that much gold?

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Chris H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/01/2007 00:00:00
I am really not happy with this product at all. Based on the product description, which says that the cards "depict" various items, I expected illustrations. Instead, every "armor" card has the same picture (a fuzzy suit of plate mail), every "potion" card has the same picture, and so on. All that changes is the text. This is a big disappointment to me, and almost a complete waste of my $10 (bundle). Sorry to be harsh, but I did not get what I was expecting, based on the product description and lack of any available demo page.


LIKED: The tables at the beginning might be useful.

DISLIKED: The actual cards themselves, which are really the whole point of the product!

QUALITY: Poor

VALUE: Ripped Off


Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
Chris, We are sorry that you were dissatisfied with the Commodity Cards products that you purchased from us. Based on your comments, we have removed the word 'depict' from our product descriptions as we never intended to imply that each item has individual artwork. We are sending you a free copy of the Gems & Minerals Bundle, which is the same value as the Commodity Cards Bundle. We hope that you enjoy our products, and want to keep you as a valued customer. Thank you, Coy Kissee & Geoff Habiger Tangent Games
Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Jacob S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/21/2006 00:00:00
I'm actually going to post the same review for Commodity Cards 1 through 5 since I bought the bundle and have the same things to say about them:

The Commodity Card series makes it quite easy to generate "mundane" (and more realistic) treasure for players, which should make it harder for them to get too much treasure and encourage them to interact more with the fantasy world and NPCs. It's quite nice to have summary tables of the cards, which I think I'll use much more than the cards themselves. In addition, someone wanting to use the variety provided will probably have to do some research to find out what some of the products really are and how they get used, but some basic hints are provided for the esoteric items. Even if a DM wanted to change the values of some of the commodities, the list provides a good comparison of relative worth between commodities. Although there may not be much provided in terms of fantasy commodities, it wouldn't be hard for a DM to make some up and use the existing information to price it appropriately.


LIKED: Good coverage of the basic commodities.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials
Publisher: Tangent Games
by Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 02/08/2006 00:00:00
Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials is the second in Tangent Games' Commodity Cards series and follows after the first instalment detailing food and drink. Like the first product in this series this product forms part of the Campaign Detailer series and aims to add a little bit more detail, realism, or variety to a campaign world. As the name suggests, this is all about raw materials, such as ores, woods, plants, hides, and various animal commodities.

The product comes as a single pdf file and doesn't have any bookmarks nor some form of index. These would've been particularly useful to find certain pages, such as pages where a given raw material's commodity cards start or where the random tables can be found in the pdf. Commodity Cards II: Raw Materials is a 37 page pdf, of which 24 pages are devoted to the cards themselves, while the remainder contains advice, suggestions and a number of tables to select your own commodities from the lists provided.

The format is very similar to Commodity Cards I: Food and Drink, and some of the text is probably similar as well. The pdf provides some suggestions on how to use the commodity cards, as well as detailed descriptions of the details on each card, such as quantities, values, appraise DCs and the like. Each card is 2.5" by 3" and prints about the size of a business card. The aim is to print the cards, and, when a particular new treasure is required or the DM wishes to stock a lumberyard or abandoned forge, then a card can be drawn from the relevant pile (for example, ore for forges or wood for a lumberyard) and the commodity used. The commodity cards are divided into different types, each type identifiable by a particular image on the card face, such as a picture of a tree for all plant commodities. For those that don't wish to print all the cards and their card images, tables are provided so that the dice can determine which commodity is to be selected.

Several hundred different commodities are included and offer a very interesting variety of different materials to use and treasure to divide out. There are even hints of the somewhat more fantastical in here such as dragon teeth and the hides of various dire animals. The pdf provides a very complete list of raw materials to choose from, and will be a good product to use to add more detail to a game even if the cards themselves are not used as suggested.


LIKED: The variety of materials presented in this pdf is excellent and very useful to those interested in adding a little more detail to their campaigns.

DISLIKED: The artwork on the cards isn't particularly good, and the lack of index or bookmarks makes it difficult to navigate to find something in the pdf.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Satisfied


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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