Huh. It's been a while since I've talked about an Adventure Path in the blog, I just realized. Looking back, seems the last time we talked about an Adventure Path at all was on January 6th, in fact. AIEEE!
Now... sometime soon I wanna share with you some excerpts from Merisiel's journal that have come into my possession... excerpts that catalog her joys and frustrations over the foundation of her new nation in the northeastern River Kingdoms... but I'm still deep in the process of translating it to English from Elven and excising all the racy parts that the MAN won't let me put on the blog.
So, since I don't have the time yet to post that preview of the kingdom-building rules that'll be appearing in Pathfinder Adventure Path #32, why don't I show off some of the art from the first Kingmaker adventure instead? Let's see... how about pictures of two of the more ferocious war chieftains your PCs will be dealing with during the course of "Stolen Land?" Names withheld to prevent the not-so-innocent...
And I promise to make public Merisiel's journal soon! Stay tuned!
Illustration by Kyushik Shin
Illustration by Eric Belisle
Illustration by Scott Purdy
PS: Yes... the third picture is of a carbuncle. For real.
The link is mislabelled then! It says KoboldShaman!
I'm the guy who labels the links, and I usually have no idea what the picture actually is in the adventure (I usually see adventures just about the time you guys do). Sometimes the blog itself or our internal filenames give me a clue, but sometimes I just have to guess. In this case all I just went with what it looked like to me.
Sometimes I'm wrong, but I like to think that means I get to keep you guys guessing.
I'm 100% sure we'll never do anything with nilbogs.
But wacky surprises are fun!
(Just kidding, I could care less if we have nilbogs. I think they're an early interesting step in the maturation of the game from the early days to where we are now. 1st Edition had unusual ideas in terms of what made a good monster, and in some cases a lot of cool material was reverse engineered from something that started out as just a visual effect (ropers for example).. and in some cases it didn't, like the nilbog.)
I'm not familiar with the Carbuncle (at least not visually) - where's that from? (originally)
Jorges Luis Borges FTW!
Along with (IIRC) the Peryton, Bahamut, and a ridiculous number of other classics.
Wow.. looking up that guy led to quite a wealth of information. Thank you!
Beek Gwenders of Croodle wrote:
Fiend Folio, AD&D 1E. Monster by Albie Fiore.
This is what I was really asking (glad to know both!) - looking it up I recognize it now... cure little piggy creature, 1 HD creature with no attacks or defenses. One of the strangest in a strange book :)