This is seriously overdue, I have just been terribly busy lately and not gotten a chance to sit down and write a serious review of Christian's little zine. I received issue seven in the mail this week and I just could not let another one go by without giving it a review on the blog. I think with issue seven Christian has really hit it stride. For more information, click here.
Artwork and Layout: Superb. Period. Jay Penn has really got the right vibe going for some serious Old School flavor. His Stone Man piece is simply an iconic image. If it had been included in TSR published product, today we would be talking about Penn like we speak of some of the other famous artists. Yes, the interior art is that good.
Content: While the above are excellent showcases of the OSR movement, this is where Christian really shows he is a master. Over the course of the previous six issues there have been excellent locations and NPCs for a variety of rules systems, this one however is solely the Hex Crawl. While some might have issue with this, I prefer it. The Hex Crawl has been amazing, with many locations and wonderful NPCs, this issue is no exception.
Each page is loaded with little bits that add to the overall Hex Crawl and would make this a great place to run players through. Numerous ideas, interesting people, and great little adventures make this a win-win. This is a great, and inexpensive way for an old schoolers to add some great reading and those oh-so-important embers that start the fires of adventure and spur all great DMs to create. I highly recommend this great zine!
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