Monday, March 16, 2015

Review of Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #22: Personal Shields From Skirmisher Publishing & Your Old School Post Apocalyptic Campaigns

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If personal force fields were real, the implications for manufacturing,military, industrial, and personal applications would be huge right across the board of our global society. Wisdom From The Wastelands Issue #22 presents exactly that kind of artifact full spectrum across the board treatment. We get a tool  box of technological science fantasy at its best because that's what Wisdom From The Wasteland does. It offers a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of Before. The apocalyptic events whatever they be took away that world and we're give the treasures of the ancients in this case force fields. Make no mistake force fields would be bigger then I Pod or I Phones. I picked issue #22 because of the technology of the force field. Imagine what mythologies and legends would come about because of such science fantasy treasures.
Think of the legends of objects such as Excalibur, The Ark of the Covenant,And many others. This technology would echo throughout history like nothing else joining the Ipod and other such mythological treasures of the ancients. But this issue of Wisdom From The Wasteland doesn't give a hint of such a legend. That's really up to you as the DM. Instead your given a fine set of concise,well written, excellent artifacts to build your own legends around. 

The personal force shield isn't simply a science fiction or fantasy tool. Its given the coverage in WoW issue#22 its due. Everything from civilian to law enforcement applications are given organized and well thought out sections. 
We're given everything from personal civilian models to the para military force screens.And many of the models here are given an opposite number technology that can shut down their advantages. Tribes will kill and murder to get their collective hands on such weapons. You as the DM are given the range of advantages and disadvantages of the force screen as fodder.
When you come down to it Issue# 22 is essential for DYI post apocalyptic gaming as far as I'm concerned. All of the bases on the personal force field technologies are covered. Now I've read other reviews that talk about this or that expansion for this issue but that's not what this issue does. This issue presents you the DM or your players with a tool box for a particular technology and presents it very well enabling you the DM to convert, shunt, and deal with it as you will. Because it does all of these things for a dollar. And does it very well. 

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