Very rarely do I find a product that I makes me want to use every part of it. Sometimes I find a good feat, or a fun looking class, but for the most part, I tend to pick and choose bits ad pieces from a variety of products when creating a new character, or ploting a new campaign. Baba Yaga, the first product in Dog Soul Publishing’s Folkloric line is the first product in a long time that makes me want to use everything in it. And there’s a lot of good stuff in here. Author Michael Fiegel really goes the extra mile with his NPC’s. Not only do we get stats for all the major players in Rassiya, we also get a section covering some sample dialogue and reactions these characters might have with PC’s. Again, this is a big help to DM’s. It’s great to have a well developed character fleshed out in a book. It’s even better when the author explains what you’re supposed to do with this character. This has always been a pet peeve of mine in setting material. Sure, I know Mordenkainen and Elminster are powerful magi. But how am I supposed to use these goons in my game? No such problem here, everyone from Baba Yaga herself, right through Kookla the living doll, and her mistress has enough detail to use right out of the box. These characters have personality. They aren’t just a collection of numbers and feats, they have personality and motivations. It makes a world of difference.