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RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 8 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Colorado—Denver. 1,128 posts (1,403 including aliases). No reviews. 5 lists. 2 wishlists. 26 Pathfinder Society characters. 6 aliases.

Full Name

Russ Brown








Denver, CO

Homepage URL

Rusted Iron Games

About Rusty Ironpants

My name is Russ Brown and I have been playing and running Roleplaying Games since grade school, which is about 35 years now. Mostly I have played Dungeons & Dragons and later Pathfinder, but I have tried many other systems at least a few times. I also enjoy board games and especially tabletop miniatures games.

Professionally I am a computer programmer and analyst and for the last 14 years I have worked at a major food distribution company. I live in Denver, Colorado.

I have been a fan of Paizo and Pathfinder since Wizards of the Coast released 4th Edition D&D and I found it was not the game for me. I went looking for alternatives and I found Paizo still releasing OGL products. I have been involved with Pathfinder Society since 2010 as a player and event organizer at my friendly local game store. In mid-2014 I became become both a four star GM for society and a Venture Lieutenant for the Denver area. I am also the web admin for the PFS Rocky Mountain Lodge forums. If you want to check out Pathfinder Society games in Colorado, visit

Around January 2015 I was fortunate enough to make the Top 16 in Paizo's RPG Superstar 2015 contest. Participating in that contest was a great learning experience and has spurred my interest in roleplaying game design.

RPG Superstar Early Entries
I entered RPG Superstar several times in the early years before the public voting. I still have a couple of the items saved off. Bear in mind these are some of my first design attempts and not that great. :) Neither of these made Top 32.
RPG Superstar 2008 Weaponcharm Bracelet
RPG Superstar 2009 Faces of Drama

RPG Superstar 2015 (Season 8) Entries
Round 1: Ice Fang
Round 2: Lost Water Gardens of Jalmeray
Round 3: Stonevine Stalker

RPG Superstar Season 9 Entries
Round 1: Vudrani Fighting Rope (Didn't make Top 32)
Round 2: Tomb of the Sand Pharaoh (My would–have–been round 2 map). There is also an updated version

Rusted Iron Games
In April 2015 I released my first Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Products under the name Rusted Iron Games.

Visit Rusted Iron Games at the R.I.G.Website, our Facebook Page or the R.I.G. Product Page here on

Deadly Gardens Series
Deadly Gardens, Volume 1: Phoenix Lily
Deadly Gardens, Volume 2: Blood Rose Swarm
Deadly Gardens, Volume 3: Scorpion Cactus
Deadly Gardens Extra: Natural Items
Spooky Gardens Autumn Special by Jacob W. Michaels and Russ Brown

Roll With It! Series of Free GM Aids
Roll With It! Tavern Names
Roll With It! Potions
Roll With It! Ship Names by Caio Schmidt

Other Products
Fearsome Foes: The Ravenous
Character Options: Witches

Other Third Party Publishers
Purple Duck Games Ruined Monster Contest, 1st place Mandrillus entry #4

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