This rulebook introduces not just a new world but the first comprehensive d20 Built on the foundation of a traditional fantasy campaign, DragonMech is easy to . DragonMech is a medieval fantasy campaign setting unlike any other. It is a world destroyed by DragonMech rulebook. Shardsfall Quest (level 1 adventure ). This rulebook introduces not just a new world but the first Survival in DragonMech requires a hard metal shell powered by a loud engine.

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The city mechs, in particular, are located in flatlands near the dwarven lands in which they were first forged. First, it brings fantasy mecha to the d20 system. If you are not getting the rest of the Dragonmech material being released, it is nice to know that like any other bookDragonmech does succeed in throwing in a large pile of tantalizing hooks that you as DM can expand on to further enrich your game.

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However, they are not about to completely rjlebook their cavernous homes or their mobile mech-cities. These mechs include faction information, size, power, and price.

Dragonmech RPG Medieval fantasy mechs powered by steam, magic, or the labor of a thousand slaves DragonMech is a medieval fantasy campaign setting unlike any other. Unfortunately, no maps of the City-Mech accompany it.

Dragonmech RPG

But the campaign ideas were the best. How big some of these are is mind-boggling. I couldn’t imagine a better choice for the artist, and I love that Goodman went with one artist for the whole book.

The idea behind DragonMech is that the moon of the DragonMech world drew close to its parent, and rained destruction down upon it, in the form of both damaging particles that came down in a “lunar rain” as well as monstrous alien creatures that ravaged the surface in particular, lunar dragons.

The good news is that details are included that range from labor and material cost, to what the skill DC is to successfully create them.


The various mechs seem logical I mean, for a fantasy game and they are impressive the way in which they operate. The possibility of the characters controlling the mechs from inside is an obvious one. It just did not capture as me as much as other campaign settings have. Then you discover that this larger structure is a mech that houses an entire city and roams the land, stamping out enemies.

The huge chunks of rock that bombarded the earth destroyed all the traditional cities, forcing the population to go underground and seek solace. To be fair, though, Goodman makes it abundantly clear that the intention is not at all to draw a similarity to Battletech and Robotech. Built on the foundation of a traditional fantasy campaign, DragonMech is easy to integrate into any ongoing game, or it can be used on its own.

A number of additions can be made to mechs. In Battletech, the lasers and high tech weapons are the “magic” items.

What I did not like: This PDF edition contains both the original print edition and an easy-print version. Explore the ruins of the surface world in sturdy iron mechs powered by steam, magic, or the labor of a rhousand slaves! Mechs receive ability scores, spped, and HD according to type and size. To say that I was overwhelmed is an understatement.

Though it is black and white, the choices made by the artist Niklas Janssen are good ones. Unlike a standard campaign, Highpoint is being crushed by the falling moon. Accompanying the lunar rocks are the sinister lunar dragons who wander aimlessly hunting, killing, and devouring everything. Further, I loved the various campaign ideas. Dwarven dratonmech saved the day, creating or unearthing the technology to build these massive constructs.

The book is written in a way where 20 different GMs could read the book and likely come away with 20 different ideas on how to put together a campaign. This chapter is strong compared to similar such chapters in other books in that it strongly focuses on the themes introduced in the book, and provides strong ways to play up those themes and utilize the setting. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, This is certainly the cure for any group desperately looking for something truly different.


Highpoint suffers from lunar dragonmevh. But the mechs are certainly there, tempting players and GMs alike. City-Mech Nedderpik 5 pags – Well, whadya know I’m in drxgonmech opposite camp as far as the artwork goes, though: See below for details on the steam powers system. The interior illustrations all have a somewhat smudgy looking black and gray inkbrush style.

The real explanation of the mechs and the rise of this technology were really not explained until much later in the book. Each chapter is divided by an artwork depicted as a photographic “plate” – the chapter artwork is only adequate since they only take up about half the page.

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No other fantasy RPG evokes that sense in me. Page numbers are located at the top outer edge with the chapter number next to it. See, due to their shells, they can survive the casual rains and make excellent smugglers. Most of the creatures fall into two categories: For example, take a look at Spelljammer or even Planescapesince these out-of-print games have a slight “technological” slant and a great sense of wonder We have the clockwork ranger, coglayer, constructor, mech jockey, stalker, steamborg classes and the anklebiter, assimilated, gearwright, mech devil, riftwalker, steam mage, vessel of Dotrak prestige classes.

Tell us what you found! To take advantage of the new fighting machine, we have mech jockeys. Then something completely unprecedented happens: Creatures 26 pages – What campaign wouldn’t give you unique creatures to battle over?

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