This is a review that's a bit late in coming. I had planned to do this one last year - over December - and forgot about it. One of my early articles on Vocal was a review of a visual novel called Summer Nightmare. I mentioned that I was hooked on the visual novel genre and that I'd found a few good ones to play.
Goodgame empire is a free to play medieval, strategy browser game that has been around since 2012. If you love the idea of ruling your own castle, being part of an alliance with other players and fight in glorious battles then maybe this game is for you. But is the game worth playing despite the amount of time it requires? For those of you who have heard of the game...maybe even played the game casually, you might be aware of the hours and hours of work this game requires or even have experienced what it is like to lose sleep over this game. For anyone who does not know what this game is and how it works i will fill you in below:
I love Dungeons and Dragons, it's my favorite hobby and I play every week. For over a year now, I've been playing in a great campaign with my closest friends, and I am... a ranger. I know, I know, how dare I? I am aware that, to be honest, rangers are pretty under powered compared to other classes in D&D 5th edition. When I told my party I would be playing as a ranger, the first thing my dungeon master said to me was "Why not just play a fighter?" My answer was, simply, RANGERS ARE COOL!
The Winter Soldier is an old spook story in the world of international espionage. A vicious killer who comes out of the shadows, destroys his target, and then vanishes without a trace. The man behind the mystique is, of course, Sergeant James Barnes. Captured by the enemy, and experimented on during the reign of the Nazis, Bucky fell back into the hands of Hydra's Soviet branch after the war was over. His mind and body were altered, turning him into a brainwashed, cybernetic killing machine who, when he wasn't in the field, was kept in suspended animation as little more than a weapon in cold storage. If that's the sort of character you'd like to bring to your Pathfinder table, then this handy guide should get you started.
Sandor Clegane, known as The Hound, is perhaps one of the most vicious and canny fighters in the Seven Kingdoms. A brutal man whose love of killing is the only thing more well-known than his horrendous burn scar, Sandor is much more complicated than he appears to casual observers. If you'd like to bring the combination of brawn and brutality that the younger Clegane has to offer to your Pathfinder table, then this guide is a good place to get started.
Prince Oberyn Martell is a younger son of the Martell family. While the seat of his family's power is in Sunspear, Oberyn has ranged far and wide in his pursuit of women and battle. When his sister Elia was murdered along with her children during the purge of the Targaryns that followed King Robert's rise to the Iron Throne, Oberyn set his sights on vengeance. A skilled warrior whose name and reputation are both known and feared throughout the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, he has a difficult legacy to live up to for players who want to do him justice. This guide will help you recreate the Red Viper for your Pathfinder campaign, and provide a framework for all the abilities you need.
Brienne of Tarth is one of the most memorable characters in A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as in the Game of Thrones television show. A huge, homely woman, Brienne is strong and skilled, deadly in combat and relentless in pursuit of her goals. For Pathfinder RPG players who want to try and capture the spirit of the Maid of Tarth, this guide should help you get a handle on her.
Khal Drogo is one of the most feared men in the Eastern lands of the Song of Ice and Fire series. A powerful warrior, and the leader of one of the greatest bands in the Dothraki nation, he was wed to the ousted queen Daenerys Targaryen. The goal was to invade Westeros with a barbarian horde, but great warriors rarely live to old age on the sea of grass. For those who haven't had enough Drogo, though, his brutal skill and sheer power can easily be translated into the Pathfinder roleplaying game. While every player may have his or her own interpretation, here's a basic guide to get you started.
Tyrion Lannister is the trickster in his purest form; a character who uses what he has to perform often-heroic actions, despite all those who refuse to see him as anything but a monster. He manages to outwit his foes at nearly every turn, and to pull warriors, spies, and even common men and women to his cause with his compelling charisma. Whether you're a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire book series, or just of Peter Dinklage's performance as Tyrion, the following suggestions are meant to help you bring the Imp to your tabletop game.
Bronn, or to give his full title by the end of the series Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, is one of the only notable common born characters in the Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin. A garden-variety sell-sword, Bronn entered the service of Tyrion Lannister, and through their adventures managed to raise himself to knighthood. Despite being a knight, and eventually marrying into a title, Bronn is a selfish, black-hearted bastard with no pity or mercy in him, who fights using a combination of viciousness and guile. That's why Tyrion kept him around, after all. And if that's the sort of character you're looking to bring to your next Pathfinder game, this guide should get you started.
George Washington, his name reverberates in the halls of America's schools, and the man has become a legend. He was the first president, one of the primary founding fathers, and his face adorns both our money, and several of our major national landmarks. What we tend to gloss over, though, is the fact that George was a stone-cold badass. A man who preferred the sound of bullets slicing past his head to silence, and who regularly stood in front of hundreds of his enemies' guns with shoulders back and chest out, Washington was a man who led from the vanguard. If you've been looking for a solid build for a general that can lead by example, this guide should get you started.