“Love Your Enemy” Reviews’ Week – Part 3: The Red Star

I am not the only one who hates reviews here on the team and so we decided to continue our painful quest together, searching for ways to introduce reviews into The Red Star games.

New Feat
Red Formalist
Red Formalism is the dominant cultural theory as espoused by the Internationalist Party. A character versed in this theory is able to write reviews which highlight the cultural relevance of a work for internatiolism – or its absence.
Prerequisites: Knowledge (art) 6 ranks, Craft (writing) 3 ranks, Allegiance URRS
Effect: The reviews of a Red Formalist give a circumstance bonus to Reputation checks of the reviewed author as long as the character making the check is aware of the review (if it is unclear, whether a character has read the review or not, a Reputation check for the reviewer can be used to determine this). The value of the bonus depends on the quality of the review and thus the result of a Craft (writing) check: +0 for results of 9 or below, +1 for results from 10 to 19, +3 for 20-24, +5 for 25-30, and +7 for 31 and more.
Special: The reviewer’s verdict may also influence whether a character treats the author as famous or as infamous, depending on the characters own views of internationalist cultural policy.

New Feat
Samizdat Reviewer
The character is well read in non-conformist and illegal literature, significantly broadening her education.
Prerequisites: Zek level 1 or Black Market Connections
Effect: Craft (writing) and any two Knowledge skills become permanent class skills for the Samizdat Reviewer.
Special: If a skill is already a class skill, the character instead gains a permanent +1 bonus on Skill checks with that skill.

The Red Star and all related characters are ™ and © Christian Gossett. Used with kind permission.
The Red Star Campaign Setting is © Green Ronin Publishing, LLC.
The Red Star und alle verwandten Charaktere sind ™ und © Christian Gossett. Verwendet mit freundlicher Genehmigung.
The Red Star Campaign Setting ist © Green Ronin Publishing, LLC.


  1. Ich bin übrigens davon überzeugt, dass eine Rezi oder eine Vorstellung des Settings die Zugänglichkeit zu dern Artikeln hier tatsächlich erhöhen würde, insbesondere wenn der immer am Anfang verlinkt ist … Ich musste es mir jedenfalls lange erarbeiten, über was hier jeweils geschrieben und gespielt wird.


    1. Vorstellungen zu unseren üblichen Verdächtigen haben wir uns auch nach einer deiner Anmerkungen auf die Liste gesetzt.
      Wobei die wirkliche “Nutzbarkeit” für Andere damit meiner persönlichen Meinung nach auch nicht zunehmen dürfte – davon, dass wir sie vorstellen, werden Nischenspiele ja nun auch nicht beliebter/häufiger gespielt.


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