Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the week: Kingmaker Anniversary Edition

A few years ago, well before I started TheRatHole.ca, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Curse of the Crimson Throne hardcover collection of Pathfinder’s second Adventure Path. Now, with 2020 approaching quickly, Paizo is pulling out the stops for a newly updated and expanded collection to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kingmaker Adventure Path.

They are taking everything from the six-part 2010 release and updating it all to the soon-to-be-released Second Edition ruleset. But that’s not all, last year Owlcat Games released a digital adaptation of Kingmaker which greatly expanded the already ambitious story. Much of that expansion is also being integrated into this new version, with more being added as stretch goals are reached.

The main hardcover book clocks in at a massive 59...

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Archie #704

Jughead has a mystery to solve. But every question he thinks he finds an answer to only leads to more questions. Does everyone in Riverdale have something to hide? Archie sure does.

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Adventure Finders TPB #1

Today I am reviewing a collected volume of Adventure Finders #1-#4 and it is absolutely lovely. If you enjoyed the animated Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin films, you should read on.

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Stone Star #1

Story: Jim Zub
Line Ar:t: Max Dunbar
Colors: Espen Grundetjern
Letters: Marshall Dillion
Created by Jim Zubb and Max Dunbar

The physical publication of anything is a unique challenge. There is simply no way to put out a product without announcing it (and the inevitable hype) months ahead so that stores can further hype it to draw presales, and then order copies. There is no way to surprise the public. Digital distribution doesn’t have that same issue, so when Jom Zub and Max Dunbar approached Comixology with a secret project, they jumped at it. The final result was the unhyped, unannounced, drop of the Comixology Original: Stone Star.

Stone Star is a giant, asteroid-ship, that travels around the galaxy, not unlike a carnival, offering entertainment to the population of the planets it visit...

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Schlock Mercenary Book 13

Random Access Memorabilia
Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler
Colors by Travis Walton
Margin Art by Keliana Tayler

Bonus Story: The Roboticist’s Apprentice
Written by Sandra Tayler and Bob Defendi
Illustrated by Michael Mayne
Lettered by Howard Tayler

Weekly webcomics are hard. A Daily Webcomic is harder. Trying to find a good balance between daily punchlines, and a roughly year-long story arc is even harder still. With Schlock Mercenary, Howard Tayler not only does it, but has managed to do it so long that his early Schlock Mercenary strips can now vote, and get drunk anywhere in Canada. Given the way the comic often goes, not necessarily in that order…

Random Access Memorabilia is not the start of the Schlock Mercenary story, it’s not the most recent story either...

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