Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fantasy races unlocked: Kobolds

New third party support for Castles and crusades! I'm happy to have in my hands. Fantasy races unlocked, this is the first in the line of additional races for Castles and crusades by Christina Stiles Presents, I for one am not disappointed.
Written and edited by Cristina stiles
Art, Layout, and Production by Peter Bradly
(Disclaimer: This with a lot of my mini reviews will be done in my usual gushing fanboy style.)

Being only four pages including cover, Acknowledgements, and OGL, the real meat and potatoes of this product is just two pages long. But its a good solid two pages.

Starting out the first page the Kobold race is fleshed out, with entries for Description, Society, Personality, Racial affinity, And environment. This "fluff" section feels just right. Its not too wordy or vague. Giving Players and CK's enough to work with to make Kobold players, NPCs, or Monsters.

On the second page is the "mechanics" of the race. This includes 6 racial abilities. Also included in this page are the usual attribute modifiers and class bonuses as found in any C&C race.

What really stands out in this product is the "Optional" section. This is a list of optional racial traits (6 to be exact) that can be traded for one of the 6 racial abilities in the above section. Each one replaces a specific racial trait in the "generic" kobold racial ability list. This adds a lot of variety to the race. Each option can represent a separate subrace, or a bloodline. Or possibly kobolds from different regions of the campaign world. There is a good chance some Kobold variants will make their way into my Amazing Adventures game as well. Change around a few racial abilities and Ive got all sorts of monsters for my next game.

And its only 2$ at Rpgnow.com! With more products for The castles and crusades game to be announced.