Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday Feature: Creature Compendium, Heroes & Other Worlds & Bird of a Feather
Lulu had a 30% off sale a week or two ago and like most of us I took advantage of the sale. The first thing I grabbed was +Richard LeBlanc's Creature Compendium. This is a no brainer. Richard only does spectacular products. This one is no different. I've spend some quality time in my 'reading room' with it and I've already marked a few of the creatures to add to my adventures.
The second book and third book I bought was +c.r. brandon's Heroes & Other Worlds (HOW) and a copy of The Cauldron that is a accompanying zine for HOW. I've been hearing about HOW for a while now. +Tim Knight uses it in his campaign and +Joshua Macy has been writing content for HOW on his blog. So between these two and the sale, I got a copy of the system. I really like how it works. It is simple. Which is important because my brain is wibbly wobbly most of the time and stuff falls out. It's a simple system with a lot of options. I haven't had a chance to look at The Cauldron yet. It looks to have a lot of complimentary material.
The last thing I received in my mail call was Bird of a Feather from +Lesser Gnome. Created by the minds of +Zach Glazar and +John Hammerle. They had a 40% off sale during Swords & Wizardry Appreciation day. I bought it knowing very little about it. I was very impressed with their other products so with the sale I just clicked and waited. Very fast turn around by the way. Little did I know Bird of a Feather is a collection of short adventures. Right up my alley. Everything about this book is good. The adventure ideas, the creatures, personalities, art, layout and over all quality are all top-notch. I'm officially a fanboy of Lesser Gnome.
Oh, and they sent me some hardcore tattoos to sport at my next gaming session.