I know Tim Hitchcock personally but that won’t affect the honesty of my review, because frankly I don’t really like the guy. I gave Hungry Are the Dead five stars not because Hitch needs the boost but because it, according to my tastes, amply deserves it.
I don't want to give away content, as much has already been revealed in this thread, so I’ll speak to the design. The idiot proof tactics (Please don't ever overestimate my abilities at any given moment... I adore a good idiot proofing) advised for monsters will without question give players a good scare and spark uproar. Such game advice is a huge help in shaping the dynamism and feel of play, because the writing here quietly assaults the players’ eyes, ears, and schnozzle, firmly ensconcing this adventure in the horror genre. Tim is a GM's writer who understands that giving tools to help GMs master their table is easily as important as the particulars of an interesting story.
And Verrin… what a loathsome, uniquely creepy little man.
This book shows what the common kobold can become in the hands of a true DM visionary. Ms. Courts created kobold NPCs that leap off the page and throttle you where you sit, going so far as to scale their descriptions to different stages in life... so that you can engage each of them when their CR would be most appropriate for your adventuring group.
A wealth of new options appear, from new spells, cognizance nodes, unique locations... this book is worth every penny.
Anthony Cournoyer's art is gorgeous, and, as is typical with RDP's products, so is the book's layout thanks, this time, to Robert Stefko's expert eye.
Back at Gen Con, I sat in a PF Changs with Tim and Daigle and Tim expressed concerns about how to make a demon subtle yet compelling. I love that this guy pretends to have creative dilemmas. What a knockout punch of an article. Not to fail to compliment the other authors as well let me call KQ2 another grand concert by Wolfgang's brigade.
Kill Doctor Lucky is a fantastic game, and after playing it 20 to 30 times you really do say to yourself, "A variant rule or two to make this fresh again sure would be nice." Sometimes you even say, "Boy, I sure wish I owned a lil wooden Scottie named Shamrock."
The Kill Doctor Lucky... and His Little Dog, Too! Expansion fulfills both of these needs. I have a favorite variant rule, and I use it every time I play. Apparently there's a platinum edition coming out whereby Paizo sends you a real Scottie trained to patrol the game board and nudge game pieces around with his nose, but for the rest of us there's this delightful little product.