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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 Venture-Captain, Colorado—Denver. 1,233 posts (1,539 including aliases). No reviews. 5 lists. 1 wishlist. 27 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 since December 2000 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. In January 2016 I became the Venture Captain for Colorado–Denver. Since October 2013, I have also been 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 Ice Fang is now also available in the magic item appendix of Down the Blighted Path.
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, Volume 4: Ophidian Vine
Deadly Gardens, Volume 5: Deathcap Fungus
Deadly Gardens, Volume 6: Mulch Stalker by Stephen Stack & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens, Volume 7: Catchweed
Deadly Gardens, Volume 8: Stiletto Palm by Joe Kondrak & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens, Volume 9: Hungry Pit
Deadly Gardens, Volume 10: Hydra Vine
Deadly Gardens Extra: Natural Items
Spooky Gardens Autumn Special by Jacob W. Michaels and Russ Brown
Frozen Gardens Winter Special by Jan Willem van den Brink, Jesse Winter, Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Sunken Gardens Spring Special by Matt Roth & Russ Brown
Sunless Gardens Summer Special
Deadly Gardens Player Companion: Verids by Jacob W. Michaels
Goblins in the Greenhouse, A Deadly Gardens
Grim's Hollow, A Deadly Gardens Adventure

Deadly Gardens Series 5E
Deadly Gardens: Phoenix Lily 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Swarm of Blood Roses 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Scorpion Cactus 5E
Deadly Gardens Extra: Natural Items 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown

Character Options Series
Character Options: Witches
Character Options: Fighters

Fearsome Foes Series
Fearsome Foes: The Ravenous
Fearsome Foes: Smiling Bastard
Fearsome Foes: The Mad Doctor
Fearsome Foes: Red Caps

Monster Workshop
Monster Workshop: Robots
Monster Workshop: Goblin-kin

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

Other Third Party Publishers
Paizo Fans United Wayfinder #15
Purple Duck Games Ruined Monster Contest, 1st place Mandrillus entry #4
Pyromaniac Press Five monsters to be named later - for the What lies Beyond Reason? AP.

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