10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2003
This is a truly stupendous product, the largest GM screen ever made for any roleplaying game. It contains the essential charts and tables necessary for the running of a HackMaster game.
Multiple panels can be folded up and over, changing what the GM and players see during combat and non-combat encounters. It is also cleverly designed so that the panels do not disrupt what the GM may have behind the screen, such as dice, notes, and minis. Kenzer includes a "tour" of the screen on their site, which will go a long way to revealing how big and inclusive this thing is: [...]
The artwork is by the Fraim brothers, who pretty much define the HackMaster look, and is also a take off on the art for the original AD&D Dungeon Master screen. A tableau of triumphant adventurers vanquish evil and gather treasure on the panels that normally face the players, but the panels that are revealed when the GM flips the screen into combat mode turn these scenes on their heads, showing the heroes meeting their demise. Fun stuff.
Plus, the screen includes the legendary pizza matrix, so players can democratically pick the toppings of the pizza they order for the game session.
This screen is, like most GM screens, not entirely essential to play of the game. But any HackMaster GM will almost certainly be delighted by the thing. It's one of the most fun roleplaying products I've bought in years.