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EN World Review – Shadows of Esteren by Agate RPG/Studio-2

SOE Universe CoverWith midsummer well behind us, and the seventh month nearing the mid-way mark, one can almost sense a quivering anticipation in the air, and words whispered on the wind: “GenCon is almost here…”

Greetings Fellow Gamers and Gentle Readers!  I hope you are finding respite from the heat, or else making the most of the hot lazy days of summer this year.  I find myself gaming a little less this summer than my wont, what with vacation schedules of players ever in flux, but other pursuits have kept me pre-occupied so that I hardly notice.  My DCC campaign has turned into a Shadowrun campaign, but with the same characters – time travel is never a bad trick – and my D&D 4E campaign has reached nearly the mid-point of the Paragon Tier.

Being Wednesday, I have once again posted a new review over on EN World News, taking a look at an RPG I overlooked late last year.  Shadows of Esteren came to my attention early in 2013, and it seemed like a game well worth reviewing.  Originally released by Agate RPG in French, it was KICKSTARTED big time so it could be translated into English by Studio-2, and aimed at a wider gamer audience.  A deep dark blend of gothic horror and medieval fantasy, stirred with a tentacle, it serves up a very unique perspective on fantasy roleplaying.

To read the entire review, please click the link below and scoot over to EN World News for all the creepy details:

Shadows of Esteren: The Creepy Progeny of Gothic Horror & Medieval Fantasy

Shadows of Esteren is a bit more than slamming Call of Cthulhu and D&D together, as one might misinterpret upon first glance.  It is a very intense and fascinating game setting, very dark and very scary.  The details of the setting and role-play focused character generation make for a great and unique combination, and I look forward to seeing future releases from Agate RPG/Studio-2 in this game line.

So until next blog… I wish you happy gaming!

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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