FASERIP Rules Cyclopedia

Non-Fiction - Hobby
396 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2023
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Author Biography

Jonathan Nolan is a writer, artist, poet and published author and game designer. He is the originator of the FASERIPopedia retroclone OSR superhero game and its licensed spinoff "FASERIP Tidal Wave Comics sourcebook" range created in cooperation with Tidal Wave Comics.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The advent of video games has turned newer generations of children into gamers who have possibly never played tabletop games. But there is an undeniable appeal to tabletop roleplaying games that only people who have played can appreciate. Taking its primary source FASERIP RPG by Blacky the Blackball, a modified retro-clone of a popular superhero roleplaying game from the 80s, Jonathan Nolan's FASERIPopedia aims to be a gamemasters' guidebook for the modern player playing a superhero or super-powered game. Following the guidelines, you can develop your characters with their abilities, create stories, define the rules for combat, outline a ranking system for heroes and villains, choose the amount of damage to be delivered, and much more.

Jonathan Nolan covers every aspect of tabletop roleplaying games using Open Game Content in this informational guidebook for gamemasters and players. FASERIPopedia is a gem of a guide for RPG lovers. Nolan's meticulous approach to the content means that even players new to RPG games can feel confident enough to start their games after going through it. Each part of the game is explored in detail with graphs and stats about characters' abilities, power levels, combat skills, etc. Experienced players will find everything they are looking for, but this is a book that people will find helpful even if they have never played RPG games; this is because Nolan's accessible writing style and structural organization make the content easy to grasp for everyone. All in all, a must-read for RPG gamers.