I have been waiting for this set for a long time because I was so impressed with the artist's innovative character designs and slick character design. It's hard to re-invent the wheel and gnolls are difficult to fit to a unique style without making them look not-so-gnolly. Hard work and raw talent has created a set of paper minis that will be a joy to plunk down on the table and flay the skin off the player characters. They are wackily hilarious, delightfully cute and terrifying menacing at the very same time. This is a very well done set of paper miniatures. ...
Very much a product of its time, it has a lot in a small package but as others have noted it cant quite decide if it's a game or a simulation. Particularly frustrating is the lack of basic information about the units included, like what kind of mobility they use (if you play Traveller, you "ought to know already" I suppose?), or any kind of baseline "average" stats for vehicle or infantry from which one might extrapolate a list of weapons or equipment when designing one's own (using the head-cracking sustem in Fire, Fusion and Steel). It makes an interesting read but translating it into tabletop play has been too problematic, when more effective systems like Dirtside or Strike Legion Tactical exist....
I really loved what I have found in this bundle: a full game, perfect for skirmishes, where each soldier is not a list of stats with numbers attached to each.
In fact most soldiers don't have stats, they have a weapon and it's enough for what they are supposed to do.
Rules use 1D6 and definitely aim at being quickly playable. On each case (hit, spot etc) only rolls of 1 or 6 will indicate an important effect on figures.
But it is not a simplistic game either, there is everything one expect to find in such a game. The trick is that the author is able to explain complivated things clearly and efficiently.
Many games claim to be easy to learn but this one really is. There is the basic rulebook and each other file is a choke-full of details on one aspect of skirmishes. that way to write is really efficient because the basic rulebook is 32-page long only and makes a good apethizer for further rules needs on this subject or another.
I think that I have found a complete, detailed...
I really enjoy this pack, you get 2 great flavors of undead but I feel its missing a more usable bad guy rather than the still born godling (cool idea but my players would not enjoy the theme of that, hits a little to close to home)
This is a fantastic map. I was in dire need of a green dragon lair map for a game I was running and out of all the options I had I thought this was the best quality. I loved having options for grid, non-grid, and multiple file formats. I ended up getting his printed out as a 24x36 poster image for use in my dragon encounter. The players loved it! The terrain is interesting, it provides multiple strategies for both players and DMs. I would really like to say that the online images don't quite do the poster justice - it's quality really holds up when it's printed out. There's so much detail that it really helps create a story of the dragon's space. Really nice job!...
This is a great system! The battles keep going back and forth, constantly keeping the game exciting. It is very easy to introduce house rules and to make new creature profiles. The system is open for adjustments and your own ideas. This makes it a lot more involving game than bigger more polished games - in my opinion it is a good thing. The artwork is a nice change from mainstream generic fantasy. I can't recommend this enough.
This is a well designed kit. The fit is excellent and customising is easy with the layers options. Anyone that has built a few card models should have no trouble assembling this kit. One thing that would be a nice addition would be to have the various extras, such as the eagle on the front of the tower, available on a single extra sheet to add depth to the tower.
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Once again, **Dramascape** delivers a high quality product which will see a lot of use on my virtual tabletop. The only thing I did not like was the large, gaping opening leading to the road (for a "secret" bio lab?) and the lighting effects didn't seem to make sense to me. Still, it's a good product and well worth the price point.