Feb 072017
 

Dear patreons, dear readers!

 

A friend of mine once remarked that January is, metaphysically, the bleakest of months and I am inclined to agree. This month has been characterized, at least for me, by pretty much everything going not exactly as planned. Beyond technical issues and a growing sense of unease among many of us, the weather has been changing a lot around here, which tends to not be too great for me.

 

Still, and particularly in this trying times, I feel the need to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you out there that consider my little service for the RPG-industry worthwhile…and, more importantly, worth supporting. I am trying hard, working even harder, to maintain and raise the output you’ve come to expect from me. It is you, my patreons, who keep on the lights of this humble endeavor and, particularly in an age where short-lived buzz tends to overshadow and blur out honest attempts at “professional” criticism (as far as that’s possible), I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that you exist and choose to support me.

 

As always, my dear patreons – if you are eligible to a prioritized review, please tell me as soon as possible so I can get it done in time. Similarly, even if you are not eligible to one, please do tell me what you’d like to see me cover – I try to take all requests, particularly those of my patreons, into account. Miscellaneous Musings-wise, my next post will be about my German perspective on Nazis and their depiction in the media. If you have any requests in that regard, feel free to shoot them my way!

 

Now, as for what February will bring: The final reviews of two long-standing series, for one. Rhûne as well. That setting’s review is cursed by the thrall-lords, I tell you. More catching up with some previously neglected publishers and smaller 3pps. A certain Falkenstein bestiary that proved to be much more work than anticipated. Some OSR-gems. Esoterrorist books….and, as always, much more!

 

As always, here is a list of all the books I covered this month:

 

Misfit Studios – Crawthorne’s Catalog of Creatures: Skyfire Tree

Raging Swan Press – Places of Power: Tumblestone Inn

Purple Duck Games – Heroes of the Hinterlands of Kesh

Frog God Games – Lost Lore: Justicar of Muir

Purple Duck Games – Psychic Class: Overlord

Tribality Publishing – By Flame, Storm, and Thorn (5e)

Gamehole Publishing – The Brain Gorger’s Appetite (5e)

Dire Rugrat Publishing – Tavern Tales: Tea House Caper

Dire Rugrat Publishing – Tavern Tales: Tea House Caper (5e)

Lamentations of the Flame Princess – No Dignity in Death: The Three Brides (OSR)

Lamentations of the Flame Princess – People of Pembrooktonshire (OSR/system-neutral)

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: We all start somewhere

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: The Kabandha’s Request

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: Fleischkammer

Dreamscarred Press – Monster Classes: Savage Races II

Drop Dead Studios – Ships of Skybourne

Purple Duck Games – Vigilantes of Porphyra

Fat Goblin Games – Call to Arms: Societal Masks

AAW Games – Winter’s Roar: Vikmordere Bestiary

AAW Games – Snow White Digital Art and Maps Pack

Legendary Games/Mike Myler – Hypercorps 2099: Specimens in Centralia

Legendary Games/Mike Myler – Hypercorps 2099: Thrillville or Killville?

Goodman Games/Pandahead Productions – Xcrawl: Louisiana Rising (DCC)

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: The Dreamer’s Shrine

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: Thelamos

Everyman Gaming/Rogue Genius Games – Ultimate Occult

Raging Swan Press – Campaign Backdrop: Marshes & Swamps

Legendary Games – Past Lives: Secrets of Reincarnation

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Feats of Diplomacy

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Feats of Misdirection

Wayward Rogues Publishing – Cultures of Celmae: Brynnyn

Purple Duck Games – 10 Monsters: A Basic Bestiary Volume I

Raging Swan Press – Places of Power: The Mistfall Refuge

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Clever Combat Feats

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Clever Combat Feats

Pelgrane Press – The Esoterror Summoning Guide (GUMSHOE)

Purple Duck Games – Dispatches from the Raven Crowking Vol.II: Designing & Running an Adventure (DCC)

Wayward Rogues Publishing – Eldritch Ghost Hunter Hybrid Class

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Shroudhaven

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Shroudhaven (system neutral)

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Shroudhaven (5e)

Purple Duck Games – Hybrid Class: Luminary

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Intrigue Magic Feats

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Feats of Cunning

Amora Game – Kemonomimi: Moe Options

AAW Games – B24: Young Minds

Neoplastic Press – The Starship from Hell (system neutral)

Legendary Games – Legendary Kineticists

Fat Goblin Games – The Tarot Variation (Castle Falkenstein)

Raging Swan Pres – Village Backdrop: Y’taris

Raging Swan Pres – Village Backdrop: Y’taris (system neutral)

Raging Swan Pres – Village Backdrop: Y’taris (5e)

Neoplastic Press – Obscene Serpent Religion (OSR)

Everyman Gaming – Everyman Options: Paranormal Classes

Wayward Rogues Publishing – Cultures of Celmae: Majeed

Rusted Iron Games – Deadly Gardens: Deathcap Fungus

Rusted Iron Games – Deadly Gardens: Mulch Stalker

Little Red Goblin Games – Heroes of the Waves (A Polynesian Sourcebook)

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Suurin

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Suurin (system neutral)

Raging Swan Press – Village Backdrop: Suurin (5e)

Rusted Iron Games – Deadly Gardens: Green Man

Lamentations of the Flame Princess – The Grinding Gear (OSR)

Wayward Rogues Publishing – The Dimensional Wayfarer Hybrid Class

Amora Game – Kemonomimi: Moe Races (5e)

Rusted Iron Games – Deadly Gardens: Petrified Plants

Legendary Games – Trail of the Apprentice I: The Bandit’s Cave

ARMR Studios – The Templar Base Class

Drop Dead Studios – Vigilantes of Skybourne

Purple Duck Games – Dispatches from the Raven Crowking Vol. III: Building the Sandbox (DCC)

Miscellaneous Musings – EZG in the US Part IV

Dreamscarred Press – Bloodforge (revised edition)

Dire Rugrat Publishing – 5e NPCs: Bullies & Brutes (5e)

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Intrigue Magic Feats II

Legendary Games – Mythic Mini: Feats of Agility

Kobold Press – Unlikely Heroes (5e)

Rite Publishing – In the Company of Giants (5e)

Violent Media – Little Devils (OSR)

Purple Duck Games – Psychopomp Ushers of Porphyra

LPJ Design – Monsters of NeoExodus: Dragons of the Mind

AAW Games – Mini-Dungeon: The Ascent of Tempest Tower

Purple Duck Games – Clerics of Porphyra

Legendary Games – Trail of the Apprentice II: The King’s Curse

Rite Publishing – In the Company of Giants (Revised Edition) (5e)

Wayward Rogues Publishing – Cultures of Celmae: Dwarves

Gaming Paper – Edgewater’s Folly

 

This following text is aimed at my non-patreon readers:

Thank you so much for reading my reviews and ramblings; if you haven’t already, please be so kind and take a look at my patreon and consider supporting it. Every little bit helps and the more people contribute, the more stable it becomes – with tax season, the annual dip that accompanies it has hit me pretty hard. After currency-conversion, I’ll be taking a loss this month when totaling patreon versus running costs, which, if it remains that way, means that I may be forced to once again get an additional job, which would obviously require time I’d rather spend reviewing.  I’d certainly appreciate you taking a look.

You can find my patreon here.

 

As always, I remain yours,
Endzeitgeist out.

 

Comments

  2 Responses to “Patreon-Update 01/17”

  1. Despite the January is always bleak, your reviews have been pretty solid this month. And I’m happy to see the diversity in products beyond Pathfinder. Like Lamentations of the Flame Princess, some OSR and 5e. It’s really nice to see some other publishers as well beyond the standard. I’m happy to see a review of Goodman Games, Violent Media, Pelgrane Press, Etc
    Even Misc Musings are a good break from reviews. It’s fun to read your thoughts on different things.
    Keep up the good work!

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