Another review, but I promise that my next post will be World of Jorth related.  Wait, change that from "promise" to "guarantee."

Review of “30 Things Can Happen! A System-Free Sourcebook for Medieval Fantasy RPGs” by Mark Clover, Creative Mountain Games.

“30 Things Can Happen!” is a sourcebook from Creative Mountain Games, written by Mark Clover. This book gives the Game Master a rather large selection of interesting plot hooks and events, much like a wandering monster encounter chart. The “things” are broken down into reasonably managed tables for selection. There is no fluff here, Clover brings us straight to the tables.

The book is divided into three main sections, “While in a City”, While in the Country”, and “While Underground.” Each main section is divided into 10 tables, each with three subtables of ten “things” each. A die rolling mechanic involving d30's, d20's, d10's and d6's is given to make random selections, though I found the book's main utility to be in providing inspiration for adventure writing plot hooks, rather than as an in-game GM utility.

The book comes in at a well-laid-out 34 pages. The typeface is easy to read, and the tables are numbered well, for ease of use. The art is black-and-white stock images, including some by the great Howard Pyle. The illustrations fit the themes of the tables well (with one exception). It is nice to see some classic medieval style artwork in an RPG publication, rather than the 'punk' or 'hyperdeformed' styles that seem prevalent with some publishers.

I recommend “30 Things Can Happen” as a GM resource, and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Regularly priced at $6.00, this PDF is useful for master GM's and novices alike. The right balance of short but inspiring plot points and adventure hooks; and a good price point, make this a must download.


We step away from the World of Jorth for a moment, to review a product from +David Hill of 3d6trapsandthieves.blogspot.com

Review of “Cupid Must Die! Kobolds Ate My Valentine”

'Cupid Must Die! Kobolds Ate My Valentine' is a mini-adventure written by David A. Hill for the Kobolds Ate My Baby! (KAMB!) RPG by 9th Level Games. Themed for Valentine's Day, this adventure brings the player's Kobold characters to a local human Valentine's Carnival in search of Cupid, in order to satisfy King Torg's (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) hunger for flying baby wings. The adventure runs ten pages of a twelve page PDF file.

'Cupid Must Die!' is a light hearted adventure in baby napping and child eating, just as expected from KAMB! While keeping the adventure to a 'PG-13' rating, Hill includes many opportunities for chaos, mayhem, and good natured Kobold-cide. While a mini-adventure in page count, this module should contain enough material to sustain a couple of hours of game session time.

The module is well laid out, with very readable typefaces for both the body text and headings (pink, Valentine's Day themed headings!). The stat blocks are presented well, and the NPCs, while not fully developed each are fleshed out enough to make them fun and interesting. The art is appropriate, featuring a winged, flaming, candy conversation heart on the cover, and some interior art by the author.

I recommend this module, for both novice and experienced players of KAMB! If you haven't experienced the game, this would be a great introductory adventure.