Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Work..work...work...and no gaming. : (
So I did the best I could, I stopped by the game shop on the way home from the office. I haven't been by there in awhile. I was surprised to see all of the new releases on the shelves. They had a TON of new Pathfinder stuff. While I find the system to be a bit rules heavy for my DMing style, I've got to give the Paizo folks credit for some top notch looking production values. I resisted picking up alot of cool stuff, but I did snag a couple of items that were on sale!!
Noble versions of normal animals, they look like their regular kin but have the intelligence of humans (or better). There are a ton of animals in here, 70 or so I believe. I think this is a pretty cool idea. If I ever get around to playing Pathfinder again I may have to see if the DM will let me play something from this! How about a Rabbit Wizard! ...imagine the scene..goblins come upon a small cute fuzzy bunny in the middle of a corridor.."Ugh, Ugh look Stinko lunch!"..the rabbit twitches its whiskers and suddenly a fireball roasts the goblin band! Oh or how about a Spellcasting Parrot! "Polly want a ...ZAP!" Mwha ha ha!! The book might not be for everyone, but if your looking for something off the beaten path so to speak you might want to check it out.
A monster book (with some magic treasures) for the Castles & Crusades RPG.
I've gotta admit I'm a sucker for Monster books. I love 'em. System doesn't even usually matter to me, there is always an idea in there I can use. I've only skimmed this book so far, but I like it. As I said it is for the C&C system, which means the beasties are quite easy to use with any of the retro-clones out there. But you know what? C&C is a great game in and of itself. I haven't talked about it in awhile, but it is one of the RPG's that I have most enjoyed running over the past several years. Oh, sorry I'm rambling. Anyways back to this book, Aihrde is the default setting/world for C&C, but the monsters in here can be easily used anywhere. This also isn't just a rehash of the same old same old either, their are some new and interesting beasties in here that I have not seen before, and I've seen alot of beastie books in my day.
Well gonna crash got another hectic day at work tomorrow.
Good Gaming -B