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Amazing Tales, complete kids' RPG
Publisher: Amazing Tales
by Patrick B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/28/2020 12:33:44

I finally got to run this w my 7 yo the other day (we did a space adventure). We've played a streamlined version of the FFG Star Wars beginner boxes and a few adventures spun out of there. He REALLY liked the simplicity of the dice here and ability to focus on the storytelling instead of trying to work out the peculiarities of the more complex system. He also (brilliantly) pointed out that we could use the Amazing Tales system for any story we wanted to do in any world SO I think thats going to mean some Star Wars Amazing Tales (and probably The Hobbit, too). It also means it will be easier to bring in his almost 5 yo brother.

I really appreciated the simplicity of the system, it's utterly sandbox, do whatever you want attitude, the sample adventure and settings, and tips for first timers. I think the formatting/pagination could be cleaned up a bit (some awkward blank areas but that's for keeping different entries on separate pages I suppose), shortening the page count. The art is fun and inspiring for stories (and the coloring book is great).



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Amazing Tales Coloring Book
Publisher: Amazing Tales
by Patrick B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/28/2020 12:32:16

What a great companion to the RPG! My almost 5 yo has really liked being able to color his own versions of the pictures in the rule book (and it's a neat way to preview the other titles in the series).



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A Hall for a Hero
Publisher: Handiwork Games
by Patrick B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/25/2020 12:04:39

This pdf is included in Beowulf: The Hermit's Sanctuary, as well.

A pretty great pair of generators for determining the (1) kind of (mead-)hall your character hails from, finds, or possesses, and (2) king/queen/ruler who inhabits it.

Would work well with other systems, such as The One Ring, especially Woodmen, Rohan and perhaps Beorning cultures.



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John Carter of Mars Quickstart
Publisher: Modiphius
by Patrick B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/25/2018 22:33:24

It's great to see Barsoom come to life in the wonderful art and entertaining adventure contained in this quickstart. The rules are quite clear (if the organization is occasionally difficult for me, some concepts mentioned in advance of their presentation in the book, this seems to be somewhat common in RPG rulesets but I'm still new to RPGs and it's a little confusing to me), the attributes are quite thematic to the source material as are the damage types and afflictions.

Some seasoned RPG players may find the simplified 2d20 ruleset (called Momentum too simple for their taste, but it works fine for me (and Modiphius will be publishing a conversion to the full 2d20 system as well).

The included scenario, Flags of Mars, looks fun and really fits the setting (Modiphius is working with the Burroughs Estate on this so it's officially licensed), but I'd like it to have been a little longer (it seems like it would play in 2 hours or so with a LOT of roleplaying or new players, but otherwise possibly quite a bit faster). You could easily map out a few more scenes and let the players run with the adventure (it's rather open-ended), but you'll be off the rails and out of the quickstart.

The pregens are the heroes of A Princess of Mars Dejah Thoris, John Carter, Tars Tarkas, Kantos Kan, and Sola and seem reasonably balanced and offer a variety of options and approaches to the players.

No rules for character creation, etc. just the basic system and adventure but all in all a good package (and being free it's really hard to complain).



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