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Behind the Monsters: Dark Folk (OGL) PDF

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These pdfs follow a format similar to that found in the popular Behind the Spells series (also presented by Tricky Owlbear Publishing) so chances are good that, if you enjoy that series, this one will also strike your fancy. Each issue is narrated by Jadrin Nelv, monk of the Order of the Sacred Branch. Jadrin schools novice monks in the ways of the multiverse's creatures and we, the readers, get to listen in. Whether you're a player or a GM, you will find something of use within these pages.

Includes two character advantages, one new monster (dark keeper), and one new magic item!

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Blood dip, dark folk are here!

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We reach the dark Folk, the last of the series.

It starts with the origin of magic for humans, the first light spell cast by druids and then darkness, perverted and developed by a devil.

The story is quite grim and inky in tone, which I like, with sacrificed adventurers thrown into the blood of a slumbering devil lord and a new monster race born.

From this, the growing threat of dark stalkers, creepers and keepers is explained. The good can be sacrificed to increase their numbers, and they have a purpose--to release the ancient devil via four very specific items (hence why the dark folk are so interested and focused upon identifying and seizing magic items).

Also covered are tactics to use against them; the dark keeper is added as a new monster (I like their very useful staff), and the Darkling language is also mentioned and the difficulty in speaking it for non Darklings.

The folk make some good low level opponents, I'd pair them with devils and traps (damaged magic items ready to explode?) to really give some adventurers a hard time. Alas the terror turkey and other monsters from tricky owlbear must come first before I bring in the dark folk as dm.

Worth the price, for sure. 4 stars.

Worth the asking price if the subject interest you.

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Behind the Monsters: Dark Folk by Tricky Owlbear Publishing

This product is 8 pages long. It starts with a cover and credits. (½ page)

Dark Folk (6 ½ page)
This starts off with a long history and a lore DC check side bar for the Dark Folk. This includes a full stat block for a new Dark Folk, the Dark Keeper(which talks up most of two pages). As well as a single new magic staff.

It ends with a OGL. (1 page)

Closing thoughts. The art work is black and white and fair. Editing and layout where pretty good. The history was interesting and gives something more for the GM to work with to make the Dark Folk into a more interesting encounter. The new Dark Keeper adds a little variety to them as well. While the product was fairly well done and gives exactly what it promises to give I wasn't exactly blown away by it either. It is a solid product worth the price if the subject interest you. So I am going to settle on a 3 star review, solid but lacking a bit in the wow cool factor.

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