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HackMaster: Smackdown the Slavers (2003) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Slaughterhouse Indigo (Hackmaster Fantasy Roleplaying) (2002) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer

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A parody of classic D&D which gained a life of its own. Fans of the comic 'Knights of the Dinner Table' wanted to see the actual game played by the characters. Amusing to read, possibly even playable by the right group; but not for most.
BruceCoulson | Jan 31, 2014 |
An alternate history (President Lewis Cass elected in 1848!) Old West game. Very detailed mechanics, which slowed any combat to a crawl. But then, players were expected to be pioneers, farmers, lawyers, doctors, etc.; not gunslingers. Which is realistic, but boring to play for most.
BruceCoulson | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 31, 2014 |
This review is from reading the game; I haven't played it yet. First I am impressed with any game (and there are only a few) that includes rules for mundane but still adventurous parts of life in the given environment. Aces & Eights includes details on how to handle prospecting for gold, herding cattle to market, standing trial, and buying land. Unlike many other RPGs, it isn't simply about killing things and taking their stuff (though you can do that here too). For this, I give the game a great rating.

On the downside, though, are a number of rules mechanics that aren't consistent with each other (sometimes its good to roll high and sometimes its good to roll low). Also there some rules that could have benefited from better proof reading (you only get a 1:1 payoff for hitting a single number on a roulette wheel as opposed to a 17:1 payoff for splitting your bet on two numbers).
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B3agleboy | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 15, 2008 |
I lost interest during the chapter on races. Nothing that stood out or was particularly interesting.
elahrairah | Dec 4, 2022 |


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Steve Johansson Author, Contributor
Mark Plemmons Author, Art liaison
Don Morgan Author
Noah Kolman Author, Editor
Jarrett Sylvestre Author, Concept
George Vrbanic Cover artist
D. Andrew Ferguson Contributor, Concept
Bob Burke Designer, Art director
James Mishler Contributor
Richard Jensen Contributor
Christopher Heath Contributor
D.M. Zwerg Contributor
Jolly Blackburn Contributor
Andy Miller Contributor
Tony Wilson Contributor
Jeff Abar Contributor
Jiffy Burke Designer
Chuck Lukacs Illustrator
Kevin Wasden Illustrator
Jon Hodgson Illustrator
Dan Donnelly Contributor
Anthony Lowman Contributor
Caleb Cleveland Illustrator
Jarret Sylvestre Contributor
Dave Ritzlin Contributor
Gregory Price Illustrator
Jeremy Mohler Illustrator
David Johansson Contributor
David Berent Contributor
Lars Grant-West Illustrator
Barratt Moy Contributor
Ed Greenwood Contributor
Sean Reynolds Contributor
Thomas Denmark Illustrator
James Wyatt Contributor
David Noonan Contributor
Jason Carl Contributor
Skip Williams Contributor
David Eckelberry Contributor
Rich Redman Contributor
Mike Selinker Contributor
John D. Rateliff Contributor
Robert King Contributor
Bruce Cordell Contributor
Scott Casper Contributor
Rob Heinsoo Contributor
Matthew Armstrong Illustrator
Johnathan Tweet Contributor
Monte Cook Contributor
David Reeder Contributor
Paul Wade-Williams Contributor
Lloyd Brown, III Contributor
David Ritzlin Contributor
Doug Davis Contributor
Arnie Swekel Cover illustration
Robert J. King Contributor
Michael Mearls Contributor
Jamie LaFountain Contributor
Stacy Drum Cover artist
Jackie Vrbanic Cover artist


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