Author: Jason Packer

  • Tabletop Review: Skaar, City of Orcs (Legend)

    Cities of Legend: Skaar – City of Orcs Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 88 Price: $8.99 (PDF) Release Date: 05/04/2012 Get it here: DriveThru RPG One of the potential drawbacks of a game like Legend, from Mongoose Publishing, is that like many other “generic” systems, the GM is called upon to create his entire game world […]

  • Tabletop Review: Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters 1

    Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters 1 Publisher: John Brazer Enterprises Pages: 15 Price: $2.99 Release Date: 03/05/12 Get it here: DriveThru RPG As a fan of the Legend product line from Mongoose, I’m always excited when another publisher invests the time and effort in putting out a supplement for the game. In the case of […]

  • Tabletop Review: Deus Vult: The Hoffman Legacy

    Deus Vult: The Hoffman Legacy Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 66 Price: $9.99 Release Date: 02/24/12 Get it here: DriveThru RPG In the wake of the change of hands of the rights to Glorantha, Mongoose Publishing took the rules set they’d created in a more generic, setting-independent game. That, of course, necessitated some additional work to […]

  • Tabletop Review: Traveller Supplement 5-6: Vehicles

    Traveller Supplement 5-6: Vehicles Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 178 Cost: $23.99 Release Date: 03/01/2012 Get it Here: DriveThruRpg.Com Back in 2009, Mongoose Publishing released two new supplements for their Traveller line – Civilian Vehicles and Military Vehicles, Supplements 5 and 6 respectively. I came to them late, and didn’t have much chance to use them […]

  • Tabletop Review: Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1

    Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 Publisher: John Brazer Enterprises Pages: 12 Price: $2.99 ($1.99 on sale!) Release Date: 03/05/12 Get it here: DriveThru RPG If you’ve read any of my previous reviews of Legend, the d100-style game based on the RuneQuest II ruleset, you’ll know that a common complaint is that, in stripping out the […]

  • Tabletop Review: Vikings of Legend

    Vikings of Legend Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 234 Price: $19.99 ($11.99 PDF) Release Date: 02/08/2012 Get it here: DriveThru RPG Before author Pete Nash gets terribly far into his Legend supplement Vikings of Legend, he spouts some errant nonsense: “Remember that this supplement is designed to help set roleplaying adventures in the Viking Era, it […]

  • Tabletop Review: Alien Module 4: Sword Worlds

    Traveller: Third Imperium: Sword Worlds Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 126 Price: $24.99 ($14.99 PDF) Release Date: 09/16/2011 Get it here: DriveThru RPG So, you want to play some Traveller, but you’re not too keen on the usual tropes. Not a merchant ship plying trade across the Imperium – not enough macho. Not really interested in […]

  • Tabletop Review: Traveller Compendium 2

    Traveller Compendium 2 Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 176 Cost: $23.99 Release Date: 10/28/2011 Get it Here: DriveThruRpg.Com Mongoose Publishing provides regular, free content to supplement your Traveller game each time they release an issue of Signs & Portents magazine. If you’ve not kept up with them, periodically they release the Traveller-related content from these issues […]

  • Tabletop Review: Monsters of Legend

    Monsters of Legend Publisher: Mongoose Publishering Pages: 124 Cost: $19.99 ($11.99 at DrivethruRPG.com) Release Date: 12/1/2011 Get it Here: DriveThruRpg.Com If you read my previous review of Legend, the FRPG from Mongoose Publishing, you may recall that one of my primary concerns with the game as released was the lack of any sort of information […]

  • Tabletop Review: Quick World Series 12-17 for Traveller

    We look at Megara, Chennai, Hiallt, Vasynov, Serapis and Tal’Kalares. Man, Gypsy Knight Games has been busy!

  • Tabletop Review: Legend

    Legend Publisher: Mongoose Publishering Pages: 242 Cost: $19.99 ($1 at DrivethruRPG.com) Release Date: 12/2/2011 Get it Here: DriveThruRpg.Com Legend is the latest game from Mongoose Publishing, released towards the end of 2011, and just beginning to build up a head of steam. The game touts itself as a generic fantasy role playing game (FRPG), and […]

  • Tabletop Review: Supplement 12: Dynasty (Traveller)

    Traveller: Supplement 12: Dynasty Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 96 Price: $24.99 ($14.99 PDF) Release Date: 12/12/2011 Get it here: DriveThru RPG One of the strengths of a long-running RPG series is that, over time, rules that were only briefly covered or considered peripheral in the core are eventually taken aside and given real consideration. In […]

  • Tabletop Review: Supplement 11: Animal Encounters (Traveller)

    Traveller: Supplement 11: Animal Encounters Publisher: Mongoose Publishing Pages: 96 Price: $24.99 ($14.99 PDF) Release Date: 07/19/2011 Get it here: DriveThru RPG Supplement 11 is a very traditional entry into the Traveller supplement line: take an element that exists in the core rules in a rudimentary form, and expand upon it. In this case, it […]