Rondolero is Falcata & Buckler style iirc, while Aldori use longswords afaik. but since he OP didn't specify rapier, they might both be dashing/swashbucklerish duelists.
Apparently Korvosa (Varisia) has swashbuckling rapier duelists. Check out the short story The fencing master by Dave Gross for more info.
Also port cities, pirate cities etc.
So far there's 3PP support for mythic spells (Kobold Press' Deep Magic, Legendary Games mythic spells) & mythic monsters (LG again with mythic monsters, and JBEs Legendary Monsters ).
I'm betting Legendary games will publish a mythic adventure in the future. Also there will be mythic stuff interspersed in more and more paizo products. And I hope Kobold Press will introduce more mythic stuff into their setting/material.
What would be very interesting IMO is a mythic campaign setting product.
Of course you can always simply add a bit of mythic stuff to non-mythic modules. A kind of mythic update product on how to "mythify" other published adventures or APs might also be a good idea.
For high-level adventures check out Adventure Quarterly (#2 has an 18th level adventure, and they do each have a low, medium and high level adventure, and of course check out their current kickstarter for more info and a great deal on issues 5-8), and of course Coliseum Morpheon, both by Rite Publishing.
Also check out the Level 16+ thread for some more excellent suggestions...
Not going as far as throwing out the CR system, but read Revisiting Encounter Design (on the Alexandrian blog) to understand how CR/EL/ECL should really be used.
In fact read the rest of the blog too...
Don't name creatures. Long time ago a DM just described the orc in general terms and boy were the other players scared. (You'll have to take some care to do a bit better than "he's green skinned with tusks" though)
BTW I looked into my Ravenloft books and while there's a helpful section in the Ravenloft Core Setting book, it's the Ravenloft Dungeon Master's Guide which describes the Techniques of Terror and provides lots of campaign advice. There's for example the excellent section entitled “Thirteen Tips for Tension” on pages 26-33 of the Ravenloft Dungeon Master’s Guide.
Ravenloft had great advice for horror roleplaying. Get the d20 Ravenloft Core Rules for cheap and read the advice chapters. The netbooks and downloads on the Fraternity of Shadows site (and their forums) might provide more advice.
As for scaring a tough nut player, first you need to get them invested in something. Does he have a backstory? NPCs he cares about? Take something he cares about and twist it somehow. Shift perspective , make him responsible for a horror done.
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Wes, what books should we look to?
And there's Raging Swan Press' Taverns bundle
Rite Publishing has at least one tavern in their Evocative City Sites line.
Did you read Mythic Realms yet?
It details the Doorway to the Red Star, and Akiton crops up in the discussion thread:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
So going to Akiton infuses you with mythic power? This explains so much about planetary-romance heroes! ^.^
Generic Villain wrote:
Christina ill have to look at my SpirosBlaak again. That said many of the old Mythic Vista books could qualify, but Wilderlands excels.
Check out this eBay auction for a complete d20 Wilderlands/Judges Guild lot at $100 (incl City State of the Invincible Overlord, Caverns of Thracia, PG to the Wilderlands and the Wilderlands box)
Check out Raging Swan Press or Minotaur Games for low art budget quality and successfull products. RSP also sell stock art. Kobold Press/Open Design often uses public domain historical art.
An intro freebie product or two is a great way for people to lead to k ow your new company and can lower the barrier of a reasonably priced follow up product later.
Also send a copy to Endzeitgeist and take his review to heart. Be not afraid to revise a product from the review esp. For the first few products.
You know, I keep forgetting he's a wizard. I always think sorcerer for some reason. But, nope, Inner Sea Magic page 7 proves me wrong once again. It's strange I can never remember that. :)
Perhaps you read this thread where someone suggested a divine sorcerer build and sought advice for a spell list.
check out Abandoned Arts Rappan Athuk campaign journal. The players set out to build a homebase cleverly leveraging the noble prestige class and black market connections rogue talent.
Also reading the Alexandrian blog posts on dungeoncrawl subsystem, jaquaying maps and running a mega dungeon should give some ideas. Don't forget to play the denizens proactively too.
Try buying from Germany? Or Europe? Shipping will be cheaper...
They pop upon eBay.de from time to time for around 25-30€.
Tellurian has it for 26€, but I'm not sure how good their english is. Postage to the UK via insured DHL parcel should not be higher than 15€. And you can pay by bank transfer without any fees.
This book shop has it listed for 13€, but its probably a typo. Apparently the shop mainly sells technical literature, but it does ship internationally. Might be worth a try...