With respect to trademarks: HackMaster is a registered trademark of Kenzer and Company. Hacklopedia of Beasts, the Kenzer and Company logo. I’m reviewing the Hackmaster PHB. The HackMaster Player’s Handbook, from the cover, is unmistakably a parody of the Player’s Handbook. HackMaster, the game of choice for the Knights of the Dinner Table. As for cost, the Hackmaster PHB costs the same as most other main gaming system books.
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Do these rules work? Talking about Building Points: Unlike the d20 system, which makes prestige classes more important than regular classes, the prestige classes in Hackmaster, the Hackmaster classes or Hackclasses, are near-impossible to attain.
This means that a charater who plays dishonorably will have a negative impact on his fellow players as well. And, as a gamemaster, it provides alot adventure seeds for your campaign. Players can then use building points to increase the ability or wait and as they increase in level their abilities will increase gradually as well. This leads to another new thing that is pretty weak, Quirks and Flaws. While the 3rd Edition tried to give each skill a broader range of usefullness, in Hackmaster each and every skill is different.
HackMaster is certainly not as modular and easy to learn as 3E, but it is a great game in its own right that while not for everyone, deserves a look from anyone who has ever felt the thrill of rolling up that first character, only to have him killed by a kobold ten minutes later Hacklopedia of Beasts 3 – Elemental to Hippopotamus.
This is also the essence of HackMaster. Does our society not love the story of the everyday man that saves a child from a burning building or rushing river? Like new with only the slightest wear, many times indistinguishable from a Mint item.
I have played this game. Hacklopedia of Beasts 4 – Hoar Fox to Medusa. I rate this product five out of five and urge you to take a look at it instead of just dismissing the game as a joke.
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Ive been a D20 player from the start and switched to 3. Roberts- You are incorrect. See Hackmaster is a playable game and a joke. This is what sets this game apart.
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Weapons receive sepperate values for damage against small, medium or large opponements, armor and shields get hitpoints see combatbut most of the rules are just the typical stuff. Honor is a motivational tool to keep the PCs acting appropriate to their class and alignment, to kick some tail and take names, hackmastfr to not let NPCs push them around. Due to the nature of loose counters, if a game is unplayable it may be returned for a refund of the purchase price.
So it’s possible to start the game with a fighter with a Strength of 25, but who has an irrational fear of the color red and giant rats, a bad back and who snores so hackmater that he attracts wandering monsters at night to make up for it. That’s a great experience afer reading through the 3.
Many of the additions to “hacking and slashing” are quite logical and playable. About my only complaint is that the book is not in hardcover; my softcover Hackmaster books fall apart too rapidly but it might be that they are heavily used.
Chapter eleven handles experience and training hackmater next charakter level. The main problem with BPs is that you start with almost none.
Talents in the system are also new.
Furthermore, the jokes are funny. The overwhelming majority of rules for this game come straight from the old 1st ed.
Have you ever taken a look at the class books? It is also rather curious. Still in the original factory shrink wrap, with condition visible through shrink noted. The book itself is pages long of pretty tightly compressed text.
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The chapter 13 to 17 are about the life of adventures, talking about encounter, nsc’s, movement, light and such. Very well used, but complete and useable. As a player the creation process is much more fun than many other systems out there, as a gamemaster rule concepts like honor and fame provide you with a great tool to keep your group under control without using the alignement rule club!
When only one condition is listed, then the box and contents are in the same condition. Crits are not just double damage It’s hard for me to respect a review of a game as complex as HackMaster from someone who obviously has not even played the game. Hackmaster is a game with a lot of pphb, and the Hackmaster player’s handbook, as well as numerous other Hackmaster books, really don’t have that many errors.
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Monday, 28th May, If you have any questions or comments regarding grading or anything else, please send e-mail to nobleknight nobleknight. These can be used to increase abilities, hakmaster skills, reroll on tables, etc. The classes are divided in 4 categories fighter, magic users, clerics and thiefs for which class books are allreay availiable.
However, since the hackmwster of the game is “Darwinism on overdrive,” both players and GMs are out to make sure any rules loopholes are interpreted in their favor or at least in some sensible manner.