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Universal Character Template
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 16:07:55

Generally a good template but I think all RPG players have their own preference. Mostly got me interested in learning more from Ackerman and Puglisi.



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Structured Free Association Story Plot Method 2.0
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 16:05:27

There's plenty of good guidance on writing adventure plots but the title is slightly overlapping with other publications by the same author. Nevertheless, it's a short and valuable read.



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Elegant Encounter Design
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 16:04:00

This is truly something unique .. while there is plenty, I hope there would be more of it. New GM's in particular are in for a treat.



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Advanced Fast Initiative
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 16:01:57

Author is not trying to hide this is a very complex and detailed system. Looks interesting but equally intimidating.



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Modern Day Theme Inspired RPG Plots & Hooks Expanded
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 15:58:45

The idea is great and I get the author's encouragement to innovate more. Could be a bit longer and more varied in theme but for this price I cannot complain.



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Modern Day Theme Inspired RPG Plots & Hooks Expanded
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Elegant Initiative Design
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 12:37:44

Maybe more for game designers but makes me think that perhaps a few tweaks to basic initiative could be in order... need to try it out first, my group is not too open for sudden house rule changes.



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Conversation Guide for Role Playing Characters 3.0
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 12:36:35

Nice simple template. Not sure if I'll print it but it has given me ideas on how to structure a conversation better.



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Adventure Design in Practice
by Hans D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2017 12:32:35

A solid title by the author! I enjoyed reading his personal experience of adventure designed turned into a guide. I'm looking forward to see how the story ends!



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All Think Different [BUNDLE]
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:29:06

I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text. Some products are much more informative and interesting than others.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest only one thing to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.

(I provided a very similar--almost verbatim--review on each product to both inform and direct a potential buyer here)



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All Think Different [BUNDLE]
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Creator Reply:
Thanks, for bundle view this is ok but I'm kindly requesting to have more focused feedback on the titles themselves.
I've removed page count on titles that are not in traditional book format.
On Conan 2d20, I have house ruled the system for my taste quite a bit, in particular combat. I'm happy to share my house rule documents upon request, drop me an email (contact publisher) to request a copy.
Structured Free Association Story Plot Method 2.0
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:23:12

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest anything to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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Creator Reply:
Please provide a more focused review feedback on the title.
Universal Character Template
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:22:07

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest anything to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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Universal Character Template
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Creator Reply:
May I request you provide the feedback and review more focused on the title itself?
Modern Day Theme Inspired RPG Plots & Hooks Expanded
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:15:11

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

As of early-November 2017, this is really the weakest of all the author's current products. Cut and paste headlines from today's news and you reproduced the content here. The idea of using news and current events as inspiration is good advice. Perhaps instead, he should have provided a short article explaining and illustrating his techniques for selecting and re-purposing such events in RPGs scenarios and settings.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest only one thing to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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Modern Day Theme Inspired RPG Plots & Hooks Expanded
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Creator Reply:
Thanks, but actually none of the plot lines here were actual news headlines, I just wrote about things I've thought I've seen in media for last decade or so.
Elegant Initiative Design
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:09:27

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest anything to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Elegant Initiative Design
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Creator Reply:
Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, English is not my first language and I'm also working on my editing. I'm glad you find the ideas presented valuable.
Elegant Encounter Design
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:09:00

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest anything to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Elegant Encounter Design
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Creator Reply:
Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, English is not my first language and I'm also working on my editing. I'm glad you find the ideas presented valuable.
Crunchy FUDGE
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/04/2017 17:08:03

First, I would simply recommend getting Mr. Arto Saari's "All Think Different BUNDLE". I'd value the bundle at about $5.

I assume Mr Saari isn't a native English speaker. His products contain many odd sentences, grammar mistakes, spelling errors, etc.

The page count of the documents aren't a good benchmark; many pages appear to be presentation slides with text.

That all said, much of what he writes about is interesting from a game master/referee perspective. His illustrations are mostly good and reinforce his ideas well.

If I could suggest anything to the author, it would be to reorganize and consolidate all his work in a single document. Target that document to GM's for about $5.

I think the author has a strong interest in Modiphius' Conan RPG using a 2d20 system. Perhaps he could expand his existing content to include a more generous description of his play-style and techniques using that system as well.

There is potential here, but it requires better organization and editing.



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Crunchy FUDGE
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Creator Reply:
Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, English is not my first language and I'm also working on my editing. I'm glad you find the ideas presented valuable. This title in particular is very rough around the edges, thus also free.
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