Find an assortment of wonders and horrors in this ongoing miscellany.
In this issue, you’ll find...
Falling Leaves: a comic of fey proportions
Let's Split the Party!: an essay on why you should split the party
14 new weapons, 6 new weapon special features, a new artifact, and more
Each Tattlebox presents something for everyone: tips, flavor, crunch. Stuff for players and GMs.
Tattlebox #1 is a high quality, full-color, web-optimized, 8-page pdf from Zombie Sky Press. It uses the Open Game License and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License. It is compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and standard 3.5E fantasy RPGs.
Design by Scott Gable; Illustration by Drew Pocza, Ashton Sperry, and Julie Dillon; Editing by Christopher Bodan.
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Tattlebox (7 ½ pages)
Unlike most of the products I review this one is laid out with credits on the second page, ads near the end but not at the end. All told there is just over 5 pages of actual content. Half of the content or near enough is a article about splitting the party and how to deal with it when it happens with advice etc. There is a new artifact the tattle box that steals int but gives you access to several powers, this take about half a page. The rest is taken up by some new weapons. 14 to be exact and 6 new weapon special features.
It ends with a OGL. (½ pages)
Closing thoughts. The art work is color and it ranges from so so to ok. Editing was pretty good. Layout while there was no errors, I really didn't like it. Like the Artifact Tattlebox starts on page one, skips page 2 and finishes on page 3. Basically it is laid out in a magazine format, but with it being so short it doesn't work as well as it does in bigger products. There is also a short comic which was a bit amusing though if one is going to have a comic of a naked nymph and not show cartoon boobies then one is likely to lose ones man card. The artifact was pretty cool, as was the article on splitting parties. The new weapons where ok.
Now normally I don't review free products, cause well their free there is no excuse not to pick them up. But I am making one of my rare exceptions today. So what's my rating? Well if this was a pay product I would give it a 4 star review, but it's not. So taking in account the price, which is free. I am giving it a 5 star review, it is worth grabbing just for the advice on split parties.
Trust me, I'm a Succubus.
Excellent free material in the tradition of Dragon and KQ
This free offering yb the fellows of Zombie Sky Press is 8 pages long, 2 pages of which are devoted to advertisements, ½ page SRD and 1/3 page credits, leaving 5 1/6 pages of free content, so let’s check them out!
The first thing you’ll probably notice is the great Falling Leaves-comic by Ashton Sperry, which made me laugh. The Tattlebox as an item itself (rather as a major artifact) gets its full stats and makes for an interesting, albeit dangerous tool. Nice idea!
There is an extended discussion on how to split the party without boring the players and why it is actually a good idea. Or at least how you can enhance you game with this technique. While the column did not offer explicit new information for me, it did remind me of some basics I haven’t consciously thought about in quite a while.
The Marketplace of the file offers you a fine selection of new weapons – from the light ballista, the chain-whip and the heavy meteor hammer to the war fork we get neat selection of martial toys to crush our enemies. Or cut or pierce them. 6 weapon features for them are included and usually offer up to a +2 bonus on specific actions. Nice!
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout is clean, writing is concise and the material is balanced, cool, helpful and best of all: FREE. The good kind of free, the high quality, almost KQ-level quality, but FREE. 0 bucks. You have no reason not to pick this up, it’s a great pdf and my final verdict is 5 out of 5 stars and the Endzeitgeist seal of approval. Go check this out!
Thank you everyone that has checked out Tattlebox #1! It makes me happy to see the number of gamers that have downloaded it so far. So we're extending the free download! You can still download the first issue of Tattlebox for free until the end of Monday, July 4 (PST). On Tuesday, it will be full price. Happy holidays!
We are in the process of planning Tattlebox #2, and we'd love to hear what you thought of the first one.
I'm a big proponent of attractive layout. Layout shouldn't be an afterthought, and I want to experiment with it in this series. Sorry if the magazine/newspaper layout of this issue didn't grab you. I'll likely be changing it up as I go, trying some different designs.