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A Dead Age Teaser by Alea Publishing Group

Editor-in-Chief | March 29, 2011

One facet of the old d20 System was its ability to be morphed and “re-skinned” into genres other than a heroic fantasy role-playing game involving dungeons and dragons.  There are any number of settings that picked up on this trait under the OGL, and used d20 for horror (Call of Cthulhu), scifi (Traveller d20), and [...]

Review of Medieval Life and Laws by Alea Publishing

Editor-in-Chief | May 17, 2010

“Rise, and rise again.  Until lambs become lions.” ~ Robin Longstride (Robin Hood, 2010)
So I went to go see the new Robin Hood movie, which opened last Friday.  As a fan of Cate Blanchett, Russell Crow, and medieval period dramas in general, I figured I could not go far wrong with this new Ridley Scott [...]

Review of House of Hubris by Alea Publishing

Editor-in-Chief | April 9, 2010

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” ~ Malvolio (Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare)
Most D&D Characters are likely to lay claim to the last two kinds of greatness at some point in their adventuring careers.  Sometime during their rise to the Epic Tier, the [...]

Review of The Mark of Hubris by Alea Publishing

Editor-in-Chief | January 27, 2010

“The antidote to hubris, to overweening pride, is irony…” ~ Ralph Ellison
Hubris is one of those words you don’t hear a lot in common speech these days, unless you listen to the nightly news that is. It seems that politicians and special interest groups constantly accuse their opponents of hubris in sound-bites all the [...]

Friday’s 4e Freebie: Oracle of Orcas by Alea Publishing

Editor-in-Chief | December 4, 2009

Earlier this week, I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Alea Publishing’s Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia. If you have not checked out this product, please feel free to read my review, as it is an incredible world setting based upon Medieval Europe, as it emerges from the Dark Ages, but with the important fact [...]