Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Gaming Reviews

Judges' Handbook
Judge Dredd RPG Player's Guide
Mongoose Publishing

Available Now - £14.10 (PDF) & £20.00 (Paperback)
Review by Brad Harmer

Uncover the secrets of the Justice Department in Mega-City One. In the Judges’ Handbook – the lastest offering in the Judge Dredd RPG line from Mongoose Publishing, you will find all the methods, technologies and procedures the judges use to track down criminals. From the forensics of Tek-Div to the Manta Prowl Tank, there is a tool to solve ever crime, and your judges had access to them all.

Mongoose Publishing may actually be the best publisher of licensed gaming material. Unlike some companies who acquire the licence, use to it road test their own system, milk the cash from it, and cancel it...Mongoose continually support all of their lines with free material, and provide some of the best supplements out there.

In here is a fantastic system for rapidly sending your character for special division training, whether permanently, for a special assignment, or even to create a character for a one off adventure. It does with a few handy rolls judging your level of success in training, any particular events that happen to you (which may alter stats, or – even better – give your character a nice anecdote to relate!). The tables are massive (often spreading two or more pages), so the replay potential is massive!

The Justice Department provides new rules and options for judges as they patrol the streets of Mega-City One, and allows them access to the more elite divisions and promotions, allowing them to become Exorcist Judges, join the Holocaust Squad, or even the SJS! It’s packed full of every weapon your characters or campaign could ever need...and I think it has every vehicle too. The supplemental equipment here is great for both players and GMs. Essential. 10/10


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