Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Latest Acquisitions... 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!!
First up...
The Noble Wild a 3rd Party sourcebook for the Pathfinder RPG.  This provides you with rules to play animal PC's, no not anthropomorphic animals but actual animals!  Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!
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. 
Next up...

Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
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


  1. Noble Wild sounds kind of funky, I'd have to give it a whirl. Any underwater critters? Might as well go all out.

  2. Curse you Noble Wild! Will, you know I'm a sucker for animal RPGs.

  3. Gyro, there are write ups of Dolphins. + Otters, Beavers, Turtles, Alligators and Crocodiles, which I know aren't strictly underwater critters but they are water friendly. : )
    Sorry. : ) Mind you its for the Pathfinder system so it has all the rules and such that you would expect from that game.