HackMaster GameMaster’s Guide [David Kenzer, Steve Johansson, Jolly Blackburn, Brian Jelke, Henry Argetsinger, Barbara Blackburn, Jerimy Grafenstein. This book gives GameMasters all they need to know to delve into the wonderful, adventurous world of the HackMaster role-playing game. It is all about killing. It’s almost impossible to do justice to the HackMaster GameMaster’s Guide, even to describe it is simply as a 1st Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide on steroids.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Most of the information is pretty dry but necessary. Index The GMG is a full color, hardcover book pages in length. Group honor and fame are also discussed in decent detail. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Please try again later. Just because a weapon or piece of armor does not glow with magical dweomers does not lessen its effectiveness. Magic Items are given interesting bits of lore and stats.

The legend around the blade grew from the user. The Adventure Chapter Four: I see the weapon speed as being a clear reflection of those choices. The Hackmaster GMs Guide is pages long. The GMG is all black.

I just think that this aspect of any RPG is fairly mundane in nature.

Be honest now, because I know a lot of you I include myself in this number are guilty. Kenzer and Company April 27, Language: I have been a big fan of the zero level idea for a while. I like that they left it up to us to decide if we want that option added in.

Zero Level Characters Chapter Nine: Some NPC reaction tables, clunky and with too many random modifiers IMO but still serviceable at least compared to the crit rules. Chapter 5 The Journey: Just because you duck behind a rock does not mean it is covering your entire body. They are correct it takes less than a second to swing said weapon. The Secret of Bone Hill, 36 years later. Because the GameMaster is the backbone of the game.


One person found this helpful. Players will learn to fear the crit.

Hackmaster HackMaster GameMaster Guide

Hackmaster, since hackjaster edition is a firm believer in players need for assistance. Notify me of new posts by email. The binding seems the same high quality as the others, and the printing is well-done, hence the 5-star review. Truly, Hackmaster is a game for the creation of epic legends! They love their chosen system like a mother loves a child, and the forums at Kenzerco are chock full of all sorts of community made aides.

Tries to spruce up hackmastrr up, I kinda like these rules because the level up event tables look like they could be fun. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No real complaints there other than background imagery for critical tables is repetitive. This is mainly to convey what each section brings to the table and to stress the features present in this tome and their in-game application. Back then, Hackmaster was required to be more of a parody game, but it was still the most fun RPG experience I’ve ever had.

These rules are in my honest opinion extremely poorly written and overly complex. One could say it’s black as the heart of the GM, and one would be right. Is this book an example of inspired genius that leaves you in awe of the creative powers of its authors?


Over and over within the text of this book, they provide insightful and frankly inspiring commentary gamemater guide you on your path from player to GM Overlord of all you survey. It covers several tropes of gamemastering, such as avoiding railroads, winging it, enhancing your table ambiance.

It’ll stand hackmmaster test of time. Worst quality than the hacklopedia of beasts or the players handbook but still usable, I found the lack of some simple “Gamemaster’s Guide” or some such on the front cover instead of just the hacmaster somewhat jarring, but I guess it saves on printer costs and its not a huge deal so I won’t complain too much there.

HACKMASTER Part 2, One Gamemaster’s Guide to rule them all!

Appendix 2 covers all forms of disease common to a medieval environment. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Players are welcome to try to learn without help but it costs double the amount of BP points to do so. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.

Appendix 1 adds more layers to the NPC information and potential. Chapter 6 Between Adventures: Hacking, Piercing, Crushing each has tables. When players seek advanced training they are able to roll on the training events table.

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I hope my poor example gives some context to why weapon speeds are the way they are in Hackmaster. Of course, swinging a weapon and employing it in combat are two different things entirely.

As a HackMaster GM you bear an enormous weight and responsibility on your shoulders: