I'm in Europe, though, so shipping outside of Europe is going to be quite the costly affair. The book and dice currently aren't going anywhere. Shoot me a PM anytime you're interested.I'm interested as I have the Space 1889 BoH and like it but should probably hold off considering all the KS swag coming my way and my wife not appreciating my buying more physcial books, lol.
I think you are going to be pleased with your purchase! It’s a great set of rules and setting material. I guess I got lucky getting Mysteries of the Hollow Earth. It’s a great book made greater by the fact I only paid $25 for it in January. Occasionally even a blind squirrel finds a nut!View attachment 30876
Went ahead and picked these up this week. My initial impression is pretty positive. The system is a bit goofy, rolling very large d2 dice pools, but it also seems very easy to use. Attacker rolls dice pool, defender rolls dice pool, count successes (evens), if the attacker has more he does damage equal to the difference. Pretty much everything in the game is a modifier that adds or removes dice from the pool.
I'm not sure I'd use it over Pulp Cthulhu, but at least it's easy enough to understand and make comparisons that it'll be easy to translate into another system.
All the setting stuff is great though. I like the primer on the state of the world in 1936. One or two paragraphs on what's going on in about 40 countries. There are secret societies and exploration organizations to ally or compete with, the equipment catalog is surprisingly good for as light as the system is, and the bestiary has all the dinosaurs and overgrown animals I could ask for.
The Hollow Earth part of the setting is definitely light, mostly describing how things work differently from the surface, and a little bit of Atlantean history, but it's otherwise more an idea than a setting. I see on DriveThru there is a Mysteries of the Hollow Earth sourcebook that I presume provides more substance, but I can't find that one in print anywhere (under $500 anyway). So that's too bad.
Anyway, this is some good reading. Seems a shame the publisher isn't active anymore.
Is The Reluctant King a collection of Jorian the Clockmaker stories?Last Saturday, I was able to go to my favorite used bookstore for the first time in over a year (thanks, COVID). It was my first time in a bookstore at all this year, I think. I bought four SF/Fantasy books:
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I was happy to get the two Avram Davidson titles in particular. I read The Island Under the Earth earlier this year on Kindle and liked it so well I wanted a paper copy--and it was only $1.50. The Reluctant King by DeCamp was also a nice find in hardback, since I'd been mulling buying it on Kindle for $6.99, but I got the paper copy for less--$4.98. It's a collection of three of his shorter fantasy novels.
I've been thinking about picking up a bunch of Spire and Heart books for about a year or so now. The setting is pretty interesting and the artwork is very cool so they should be easy sells yet, for some reason, I never quite manage to take the plunge.
I'd say on a scale to 1 to 5 with 1 being Matte and 5 being High Gloss. I'd score this a 3. It seems most shiny in the artwork that tends to have a lot of black.I've been thinking about picking up a bunch of Spire and Heart books for about a year or so now. The setting is pretty interesting and the artwork is very cool so they should be easy sells yet, for some reason, I never quite manage to take the plunge.
Question: is the paper finish matte or glossy? It looks matte in your picture and that is something I prefer. I tend to read in bed at night and I dislike the glare of my light reflecting off the page. Increasingly, glossy paper is putting me off buying books. Hmmmm... Now I'm trying to remember if I mentioned that in the "What is the most superficial reason you have rejected a RPG for?" thread.
I'm in the same boat. Every time I get ready to pull the trigger, something holds me back.I've been thinking about picking up a bunch of Spire and Heart books for about a year or so now. The setting is pretty interesting and the artwork is very cool so they should be easy sells yet, for some reason, I never quite manage to take the plunge.
You ask what the Jackals do in the Zaharets. I ask you, what happens if they do nothing?
- Nawsi Namar of Orsem Honess, speaking to the Sar of Ameena Noani
The Fall of the Children of Bronze is a grand campaign for Jackals, and includes 14 adventures spanning 9 years. Players will explore the ancient myths and legends of the War Road, from the bustling streets of Ameena Noani in the north and Sentem in the south, to abandoned temples in the wastes and mansions deep within the earth. They will encounter beings and powers from the past - ancient but far from dormant - and come face to face with the hidden hand that would the Law of Men torn down and chaos brought to the Zaharets.
Some quick notes from looking at the Tiny Cthulhu book:
I’d be interested in hearing your reactions to it. I’ve been considering buying it on Kindle, where it is relatively cheap. There are things I like about the Core rules and others that I don’t, so it would be useful to learn more about this supplement before taking the plunge.This got delivered today...
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Quite surprised to see Osprey publish a campaign for one of their setting books, always assumed they were one-off things, but happy to show support. Not sure when I'll get around to reading it properly but will likely skim over it in the next few days.