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Re: (TFT) Blub-dub.... taking a pulse on the list
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> One D20 product I saw that caused me to laugh out loud in my local game
shop is "Hack Master." A blatant hack & slash sytem. The cover art was
great. Pure satire of the old AD&D cover art.
David Michael Grouchy II<
The story I heard is that the Hack Master (which is NOT a d20 system)
system is a liscence of the 1st edition AD&D materials.
Rumor has it this came about because the "Knights of the Dinner Table"
cartoon wound up on the Dragon CD without the permission of the owners -
who also publish Hack Master. So instead of sueing, they just worked out a
deal to liscence the 1st edtion AD&D stuff as a parody.
Of course, it's a joke that's gone a little farther than I could afford to
buy, but it sure looks cute.
The d20 stuff is almost universally awful but I have picked up some of the
items from Mongoose Publishing that should work really well with TFT.
"Seas of Blood" is a an excellent Naval combat supplement and "The Slayers
Guide to Amazons" is a delightfully cheesy guide to Amazon tribes that even
includes a centerfold! Very good joke - especially if you're a Xena fan.
This publisher manages to keep the prices very reasonable, the artwork
pretty professional and best of all avoids the *worse* feature of most d20
products - pages and pages of new character classes. So far, no new
character classes have taken up more than 2 pages in any of their products.
Thank you for your consideration.
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