Review: The Demon Wars Campaign Setting
"R. A. Salvatore's Demon Wars Campaign Setting" by various, published by Fast Forward Entertainment. Details a complete world setting based on R. A. Salvatore's first "Demon Wars" trilogy. The "Demon Wars" trilogy includes "The Demon Awakens", "The Demon Spirit", and "The Demon Apostle". Although there is another series, ("Mortalis", "Ascendance", "Transcendance", and "Immortalis") those books are not included in this volume. There are a few other RPG books for the Demon Wars. Although you'll still need the 3.5 edition of the Players Handbook from D&D, there are many places where the info in the PH is basically useless, and has been replaced with new info from this book. Chapters include: "A Song for Sadye", Characters (and you'll be surprised at what is and is not included!), New Skills and Feats, Gem Magic (a big factor in the novels), Magic Items, Treasure, Creatures, and The World. There's also a short summary of the first three Demon Wars novels. The large section on gem magic, gems, and what they do is well worth considering even if you take it out and drop it in your own campaign. The chapter on Creatures even includes the Demon, Dactyl, the series' major bad guy. The tables in Treasure give enough random examples so as to not have a lot of duplication. The art is very good, even though it is black and white. Altogether, this 128 page hardcover is a very well put together tome. For fantasy gamemasters, I'd say this one is well worth picking up. Highly recommended.