Author: Justin Jeffers

  • Tabletop Review: The Fool: A Dungeon World Playbook

    The Fool: A Dungeon World Playbook Author: Adrian Thoen Page Count: 2 Release Date: 5/17/2013 Cost: $1.99 (PDF) Get it here: DrivethruRPG.com The Fool is a playbook for the fantasy reskin of Apocalypse World known as Dungeon World. The game system is notable for the departure from standard character creation found in most role-playing games […]

  • Tabletop Review: Legends of Time and Space: Void Station 57

    Legends of Time and Space: Void Station 57 Publisher: Dark City Games Author: Bret Winters Page Count: 32 Cost: $12.95 (Booklet) Release Date: 2006 Where to get it: Dark City Games This is a space-themed adventure book, similar in style to The Island of Lost Spells by George Dew, with a fantasy theme. Where The […]

  • Tabletop Review: Trouble Brewing (BareBones Fantasy)

    Tabletop Review: Trouble Brewing (BareBones Fantasy) Publisher: DwD Studios Page Count: 12 Cost: $1.99 (PDF) Release Date: 04/25/2013 Where to get it: DriveThruRPG Trouble Brewing is an adventure for BareBones Fantasy, a simple fantasy role-playing game. This adventure is for 3-5 characters of rank 1, or higher rank characters if the GM ups the strength […]

  • Tabletop Review: Arms and Equipment Guide (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition)

    Arms and Equipment Guide (AD&D 2e) Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (Originally TSR) Page Count: 128 Release Date: 1991 (Book), 04/23/2013 (PDF) Cost: $9.99 (PDF) Where to get it: DrivethruRPG.com I can’t think of any other book that has shaped my perception of the weapons and armor used in various medieval-esque fantasy games than the […]

  • Tabletop Review: Ultimate Roman Legions Guide (Legend)

    Ultimate Roman Legions Guide (Legend) Publisher: Mystical Throne Entertainment Cost: $3.95 (PDF) Page Count: 60 Release Date: 05/01/2013 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com (PDF) This sourcebook is an historical compendium of information on the famous Roman armies during the height of their military power, roughly 30 BCE to about 290 CE. This version of the book […]

  • Tabletop Review: Autorun: Generic Cyber-hacking for D20 Modern

    Autorun: Generic Cyber-hacking for D20 Modern Publisher: Skortched Urf’ Studios Cost: $2.99 (PDF) Page Count: 19 Release Date: 01/08/2013 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com I have a confession to make: I don’t play enough cyberpunk games. Still, I am familiar with the whole issue of one player (the “decker” generally) entering the realm of cyberspace while […]

  • Tabletop Review: The Giant: A Dungeon World Playbook

    The Giant: A Dungeon World Playbook Cost: $2.49 (PDF) Page Count: 3 Release Date: 05/05/2013 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG (PDF) I recently played Dungeon World, a fantasy re-skin of Apocalypse World by Vincent Baker. There are some things I like about it, but I have to say it does feel a bit like 4th ed. […]

  • Tabletop Review: Hobb-Sized Adventures! (Tunnels & Trolls 7.5)

    Hobb-Sized Adventures! (Tunnels & Trolls 7.5) Publisher: Rarr! I’m A Monster Publishing Cost: $3.50 (PDF) Page Count: 44 Release Date: 04/30/2013 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com(PDF) Being a big fan of solo adventures, I seized the opportunity to review this set of six adventures, all of them very short. Designed for use with Tunnels & Trolls […]

  • Tabletop Review: One Shot

    One Shot (w/ a Soundtrack) Publisher: Sand & Steam Productions Author: Tracy Barnett Composer: Tim Morris Cost: $12.50 (PDF + MP3 Bundle)
 Page Count: 26 Release Date: 03/31/2013 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG (PDF) One of the delightful things about reviewing role-playing games is getting to see what is out there and, sometimes, finding a gem […]

  • Tabletop Review: The Laundry: License to Summon

    The Laundry: License to Summon
 Publisher: Cubicle 7 Ltd. Authors: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Andy Klosky, John Snead, Jay Stratton, Jason Durail Cost: $24.99 (Physical + PDF)/$14.99 (PDF)
 Page Count: 128 Release Date: 09/25/2012 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG (PDF) or Cubicle 7 Store (Book + PDF) This book is a supplement for The Laundry, a role-playing game […]

  • Tabletop Review: Tammany Hall (2nd edition)

    Tammany Hall (2nd edition) Publisher: Pandasaurus Games Designer: Doug Eckhart Number of Players: 3-5 Play Time: 60-90 minutes Cost: $40-55 Release Date: February 2013 Where to get it: CoolStuffInc or Amazon.com A few years ago when I first started to get heavy into board games I scoured sites like BoardGameGeek.com constantly for information on games […]

  • Tabletop Review: Legends of the Ancient World: The Island of Lost Spells

    Legends of the Ancient World: The Island of Lost Spells Publisher: Dark City Games Author: George Dew Page Count: 38 Cost: $12.95 (Saddle-stapled 8.5″ x 5.5″) Release Date: 2005 Where to get it: Dark City Games As a huge fan of solo game books I am usually on the lookout for an interesting series that […]

  • Tabletop Review: Qin: The Warring States Game Master’s Screen

    Qin: The Warring States Game Master’s Screen Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd. Cost: $14.99 Release Date: October 2009 Where to get it: Cubicle 7 Store or Amazon.com When Qin: The Warring States was released in 2006, the core book mentioned some stuff about an upcoming Gamemaster’s Screen and the fact that it would contain some […]

  • Tabletop Review: The Laundry: God Game Black

    The Laundry: God Game Black Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd. Page Count: 128 Cost: $14.99 (PDF) Release Date: 10/30/2013 Where to get it: DriveThruRPG God Game Black is a sourcebook for The Laundry RPG primarily based on material found in The Apocalypse Codex, another novel in the literary series the game is based on by […]

  • Tabletop Review: The Laundry RPG

    Overall, this game seems like a lot of just plain fun.

  • Tabletop Review: Gygax Magazine #1

    Gygax Magazine Issue #1 Publisher: TSR, Inc. Page Count: 64 Price: $4.99 (PDF) Where to get it: DriveThruRPG Wow, let me just start off by saying how honored and humbled I am to review this piece. I think a lot of folks would agree with me in saying that this issue is a symbol of […]

  • Tabletop Review: Qin: The Art of War

    Qin: The Art of War Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd. Page Count: 144 Release Date: 1/7/2013 Price: $17.99 (PDF) Where to get it: DriveThruRPG Qin: The Warring States (core rulebook) Qin: The Tournament of Scarlet and White Qin: Legends Qin: Bestiary Qin: The Art of War is the latest supplement for Qin: The Warring States, […]

  • Tabletop Review: Colonial Gothic: Gazetteer

    Colonial Gothic: Gazetteer Publisher: Rogue Games Page Count: 108 Price: $6.99 (PDF) Where to get it: DriveThruRPG –New France –Colonial Gothic Rulebook Second Edition –The Ross-Allen Letters –Organizations: The Templars –The French-Indian War Of all the Colonial Gothic material to review, this is an odd one to do later in the series because it is […]

  • Tabletop Review: How To Spice Up Your Game

    How To Spice Up Your Game Publisher: Avalon Games Authors: Tim Horegott Page Count: 23 Price: $5.99 (PDF) Where to get it: DriveThruRPG How To Spice Up Your Game is a short book about using techniques to better play tabletop role-playing games. If that sounds horribly dumb and dry to you, trust me it’s not, […]

  • Tabletop Review: Colonial Gothic: New France

    Colonial Gothic: New France Publisher: Rogue Games Page Count: 100 Price: $6.99 (PDF) Release Date: 1/11/2011 Where to get it:DriveThruRPG This review is part of a series of ongoing reviews of material for the Colonial Gothic RPG, a role-playing game set in Colonial America with supernatural and horror elements. For other reviews in the series […]