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Beltias Kreun

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The d20pfsrd sometimes adds additional pictures for some weapons and equipment items...


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Arcadia resources and brainstorming thread


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Dont fetishize balance in encounters too much. Read the rest of the Alexandrian blog on encounter design and more...

As for interesting adventures you might want to use/adapt some pre written adventures. Check out Raging Swan Press or Four Dollar Dungeons for some excellent low level adventures.

As for NPCs check out d20pfsrd.com NPC section. Don't over prepare and sometimes fudge or simply wing it. Reuse and reskin unused NPCs later. There are lots of good NPC books out there: Raging Swan Press has a Villains series as well as the pure crunch series. Legendary Games also does good Villain products.

Consider using a random encounter table or several. There are great ones available from Purple Duck Games, Rite Publishing or Raging Swan Press. Also check out Raging Swan Press GM Miscellany series.

Check out these threads:
What are you're favorite DM assistance tools
Sandbox adventure fodder needed (even if you don't want to run a sandbox)
Sandbox and scheming villains (If you do want to run a sandbox(y) campaign)


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Well update your deviantart with a few newer samples and post a link in the links Liz linked to...


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In their newsletter LGG announced it's going to publish a planet hopping AP.

Get the news here.

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Interplanetary, New Worlds, Ancient Species, Aliens, Technology, Psionics, and more!

Legendary Games brings you an eight-part, sword-and-planet Pathfinder Adventure Path; authored by some of the biggest names in Pathfinder, Legendary Planet will take your characters across the multiverse and back again in an incredible campaign like none other!

Are you ready to explore the galaxies? Coming to Kickstarter June 15th we plan to run until mid to late July, just in time to get ready for Gen Con.

The Assimilation Strain - To Worlds Unknown - The Scavenged Codex - Dead Vault Descent - Confederates of the Shattered Zone - The Depths of Desperation - Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons - To Kill A Star

TL;DR Legendary Planet AP!!!

Woot!

Discuss!


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From the newsletter:

Interplanetary, New Worlds, Ancient Species, Aliens, Technology, Psionics, and more!

Legendary Games brings you an eight-part, sword-and-planet Pathfinder Adventure Path; authored by some of the biggest names in Pathfinder, Legendary Planet will take your characters across the multiverse and back again in an incredible campaign like none other!

Are you ready to explore the galaxies? Coming to Kickstarter June 15th we plan to run until mid to late July, just in time to get ready for Gen Con.

The Assimilation Strain - To Worlds Unknown - The Scavenged Codex - Dead Vault Descent - Confederates of the Shattered Zone - The Depths of Desperation - Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons - To Kill A Star

TL;DR Legendary Planet AP!!!

Woot!


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Check out the original Appendix N

The pathfinder Gamemastery Guide has a similar appendix.


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There was this awesome PFS play report of a paladin/shadowdancer which went to adventure on the Shadowplane and somehow got pregnant there and birthed her shadow companion. Good stuff.


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Maybe organizing sessions to stop at different points might be helpful?

Stopping with a cliff hanger instead if a resolution is normally used to get players more invested, but in your case maybe it helps offset ruminations of "what if I did something different ?" to a more proactive "what should I/we do next?".

Also realize that some losses are needed for a good narrative. This ties into GNS model but i don't get the feeling that your view is strictly gamist.


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Halls of the Mountaing King PFPG version, Peculiar Alchemist of Alpentor and Goblin Brewery available as addons? I upped my pledge..,


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Throatwobbler Mangrove? (Someone had to say it)


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Necromancer Games has a 3.5 module for this most appropriately called DM2 Raise the Dead. (Some reviews here)

From a review wrote:
The book contains 4 adventures for parties that have lost a fellow PC, and seek to bring them back to life. No more “Well, you go back to town, pay the priest, and head back to the dungeon…” treatment. These are good adventures, and the common thread is a problem for many DMs to overcome.


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For quick crunch and tactics (and great backstories) check out: Rite Publishings Red Dragons (there's a free preview mentioned in the product discussion)
Legendary Games Mythic Monster XIII Dragons


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This old thread about Razmir's spell list has the idea to build him as a sorcerer.

And this golden thread details his cult


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$500 reached! Congrats!. And almost down to 1 day job. (You need to get better day jobs...)


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Creighton Broadhurst has a series of blogposts on Freelance advice.

He also has published the awesome Be Awesome at Freelance Game Design pdf.

Here's an old thread about places to get published .

In the end though you need to get familiar with the different 3PPs and their product lines and find/approach some that fit for you.


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Buy the legendary games mythic dragons pdf for some ideas.


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Good move Thilo! And congrats!

In for $1. And heres a request: review some Flaming Crab Games products.


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Here's some great old threads with some discussion/speculation/worldbuilding for Hermea:

Hermea as a LG community (esp check out Set's post)
Hermea question

A thread with an interesting PC idea hailing from Hermea


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Rule of thumb: unless you make money off it you're clear to publish Golarion fiction. Campaign journals or check out the pathfinder chronicles for more polished fan fiction.


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Cernunnos–Celtic God of Life

Celtic God of virility, fertility, life, animals, forests and the underworld. The Horned or Antlered God is born at the winter solstice, marries the Goddess at Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates with the Goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation.

Symbolizes element of earth, love, fertility, death the virile male aspect and the dark half of the year. The two fold aspect of the God year with the Greenman or Jack o’ the Green being his light aspect. This takes on a similarity to the Oak King and Holly King legend.

Leads the wild hunt at Samhain, hence the day best associated with the Dark Lord. Also A consort to the mother Goddess. Druids knew him as Hu Gadarn, the Honored God. Ancient Celtic images show him seated in a lotus position, naked, with antlers or horns on his head. Christians demonized this benevolent God for easy conversion and is where the image of the Christian devil comes from(Couldn’t be further from facts nor truth but alas yet another tragedy of misdeed and “bearing false witness”, to quote a commandment).

Animals that were sacred to him: bull, ran, stag, and horned serpents. Variants: Cerowain, Cernenus, Herne the Hunter.

---from here

Also What is druidry


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Excellent question. Can't wait for Unchained to hit the pfsrd...


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NerdOfTheYear wrote:

As a Tax Officer in real life, I now have a burning desire to build a Accountomancer for a campaign. Suggestions for class/alignment? I'd like to think I'm lawful good, but I know a lot of people would disagree about Accountomancers :P

Also, echoing everyone else: that goblin is super adorbs.

You need to somehow fit Bewildering Koan in there...


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Read The Ecology of the Pseudodragon: The Sting [Dragon #269]


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Make a settlement statblock, (consider introducting some new Settlement Qualities too)
and roll up some NPCs using the old 3.5 town demographics.

An over average LG town does not equal only average LG inhabitants. Especially in a large city. There are bound to be some other races even if in a minority and Evil, Lawful or - gasp - Neutral aligned people. There are bound to be a few monsters too.

What about classes ? Have you thought about prevalent classes? Is this a theocracy or a magocracy or neither ? Different religions can cause strife even if of similar alignment...

Consider using a City Generator website, or this City/Town generator(incl NPCs!).

The web enhancement to the 3.5 DMG contains rules for building a city by district.

Together with the DMG rules for generating towns/demographics and the award winning free A Magical Medieval Society: City Guide, this is a great tool for citybuilding.

This dungeon article from Robin Laws goes into a bit more detail with conflicting power centers and prevailing alignments and degrees of authority.

They probaby all don't have Aasimars, just substitute them for humans and fudge any rolls to your liking. Quirks will be introduced, fun will follow.


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Ah i think I understand now. Minimal "Science-Fantasy" or scifi . But Fantasy is still ok. Right?

Read Endzeitgeists review of Midgard. There is some clockwork stuff though. But much less tech than in Golarion and a much more dark fairy tale Europe vibe.


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3.5 Flaws


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For a few previews check out Clinton Boomer's Tumbler


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Unholy Moly...

People check out Clinton Boomer's Tumbler for some previews and/or accompanying material for this book.


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Great book that one Chris. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And you're right no real villain but lots of shades of grey. Comes easier with an urban setting I believe. Good vs Evil can be easier changed to Chaos vs. Law there...

I need to get my hands on more of your self published stuff. How intertwined are those books btw? Are they all set in the same world?


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Buy Coliseum Morpheon for your DM and/or read Matt Banach's novel Lost in Dream.

Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote a great fiction piece of a dream-spun sorcerer iirc for the DungeonLands: Tomb of the Lich Queen kickstarter...


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Where Madness Dwells is a d20 adventure set in an asylum, and available for free at Drivethrurpg.

Evocative City Sites: Bedlam Asylum (PFRPG) by Rite Publishing ($1.39)

DCC #34: Cage of Delirium seems to be a very interesting adventure for Ravenloft. It takes place in a haunted asylum, and judging from this review i think it features a ghostly villain.


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The TreeHopper/TreeDropper Tribe

These Tree Runner goblins live in the trees. They may have some pet monkeys, maybe some of them even develop into true monkey goblins.

Their leader is an oversized goblin drunken brute brutal pugilist barbarian with the Lead from the Back, and Monkey Style feats. Rage Powers:Animal Fury, Brawler.

Oversized goblin:
Source: Monster Codex

Over-sized Goblins: A few goblins attain a much larger size than their kin. No one is exactly sure why they grow to be giants among their kind, but it’s probably due to a combination of luck, diet, and constant access to food. These goblins are monsters among their own kind, not just in height, but also in girth and in strength. If not cast out for eating all of the tribe’s food, over-sized goblins often become the bosses of their tribes, and the most powerful of them become chiefs.

Over-sized goblins are Medium size, and grow to 4 to 5 feet tall. They tend to be particularly obese, weighing between 225 and 275 pounds. Instead of the normal racial ability score modifiers for goblins, over-sized goblins gain a +2 bonus to Strength, a +2 bonus to Dexterity, and a –2 penalty to Charisma.

Many members have the Roll With It, Improved Unarmed Strike or Monkey Style feats.

Many also have 1 or two levels of rogue with the acrobat archetype. There's at least one daredevil bard among them and some feral gnasher barbarians that often attack flinging hardened poo via throw anything. (EDIT Battle singer feat not compatible with daredevil bard)

The shaman is an old aged disgusting shrivelled dual-cursed nature oracle 5 with the blackened and infested goblin curse who got burned by an attack of the fiery Ember Heart tribe whem he was a wee little goblin. He has the Friend to the Animals and Nature's Whispers revelations, often summoning poisonous verming like giant centipedes. He also has the Fire Tamer and Flame Heart feats.

(Note: Blackened curse is frozen at level 1, advancing the Infested Goblin Curse. Vomit Swarm is just too sweet...)

PS: Someone needs to figure out a tribe with goblin dogs.


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Aside from the called shots there's also the Laying Waste: critical hit system which you might enjoy.


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I would also like the series to be continued, but I would like there to be a little bit more content to the encounters. At present it is only 2 statblocks , one item and a bit of history text and 2 small encounter ideas.

I would really have liked a description and map of granny's house for example. And a bit more guidance on how the encounters would play out. Also a bit more ecology/history on the wolf would have been nice. Is he a custom built monster ? I'd really have liked his mechanical build to be more clearly derived from a standard monster.

Unless you already sent EZG a copy I think I'll send him one for a more indepth review and constructive criticism, as I'd really like this line to go on.


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Fun Paladin play rule number one: don't tell them you're a paladin.

Don't call yourself a paladin.

Maybe play one who isn't even aware he's a paladin.

Be humble. Do good. Lead by example but don't preach.


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Read the Alexandrian Blog.


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Berselius wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
This was a fun book to work on. All I can say is that there's lots of cool stuff for all kinds of characters and all kinds of special buddies. I think you'll really enjoy it.
I hope it makes the Leadership feat a little less messy rules / games wise and gives us the ability to gain a heroic-level cohort (possibly 3/4th the current level of the PC). Though I'd imagine there is some specific wording stating you can't have more than one cohort on any one game session or such.

Berselius, are you aware of Everyman Gamings Leadership Handbook? Might be worth a look...


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Well there are several 3pp offerings:

There's The Red Dragon Inn: Guide to Inns and Taverns (Pathfinder RPG) by SlugFest Games the makers ot the Red Dragon Inn. The free preview Appetizer for it has drinking rules.

And there's Tournaments, Fairs, and Taverns (PFRPG) PDF by EN Publishing.

Also NNW's Scourge: The Deluxe Guide to Disease and Poison (PFRPG) PDF (sadly lacking reviews)


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The Ebon Shroud
by Richard Pett & Nicolas Logue

North of Tarkshorn Vale, beyond the giant infested Britlebone Mountains, night reigns eternal. Deep in the icy holocaust of the Ebon Shroud the cold kills all but the most stubborn of beasts, and true immortals rule a landscape of frozen nightmares from castles of blood and ice. These elder vampires have held the Ebon Shroud in their jaundiced fist since time immemorial, quelling the last of the wolf lords in a Silver Eclipse long ago. The living are little more than cattle to feed their hunger and toys to satisfy their dark whims.

The only threat to their power is the smoking citadel of Bhaarel, whose smoke-spewing basalt spire rose from the glacial expanse fifty years ago. Just as the rivers of hot fiendish blood that pour through the Black City's stony veins defy the hoarfrost and howling wind, so too does this hell-spat stronghold defy the vampires of the Ebon Shroud.

Long have the civilized races south of the Brittlebone Mountains avoided the scrutiny of both these dread powers, and most who dwell in Tarkshorn Vale know nothing of the ominous powers roiling in the sun-scorned reaches to the north. But now the darkness is on the move. The Ebon Shroud rolls southward swallowing everything in its path, as implacable as the deathless masters who ride with it.

The Ebon Shroud is a 130+ page mega-adventure for 12th to 20th level characters, brought to you by the twisted fever dreams of Richard Pett and Nicolas Logue. Using an exciting and entirely non-linear plot web format The Ebon Shroud allows you and your players to venture into a realm of darkness and adventure in any way you see fit. You are humanity's last hope for survival. How will you face the darkness?


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It would certainly be interestingto see how she would cope with her belief, feelings and the things she did.

+1 for not dead yet.


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Also there are loads of Dungeon Generators out there on the web, most of them probably inspired by the one in the 1E AD&D DMG Appendix A. Apparently 5e has one as well.

http://donjon.bin.sh/pathfinder/dungeon/ being a great example.


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His amazon author profile is interesting:

Spoiler:
Michael LaBossiere is a guy from Maine who went to school in Ohio and ended up a philosophy professor in Florida.

While acquiring his doctorate in philosophy at Ohio State University, he earned his ramen noodle money by writing for GDW, TSR, R. Talsorian Games, and Chaosium. After graduate school, he became a philosophy professor at Florida A&M University. His first philosophy book, What Don't You Know?, was published in 2008. He continues to write philosophy and gaming material. He is also a blogger, but these days who isn't?

When not writing, he enjoys running, gaming and the martial arts. Thanks to a quadriceps tendon tear in 2009, he was out of running for a while, but returned to the trails and wrote a book about it, Of Tendon & Trail.


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I asked about #3 in the product discussion of #2. Maybe the author will answer there...

His products need some reviews. Did you see his blog? He has some free web enhancements available, maps and hero lab files mostly.


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As for Absalom:
The pathfinder wiki entry for Absalom lists several sources chief among them:
(3.5) Guide to Absalom

Apparently Owen Stephens had a series of blog articles called Absolute Absalom

Here's a list of PFS scenarios set in Absalom

And a thread about Absalom modules:

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This page lists the Pathfinder Modules and where they take place.

Looks like Gallery of Evil, Hangman's Noose, and Master of the Fallen Fortress are the only modules set in Absalom.


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Best houserule: leadership as a free bonus feat at lvl 7 for everyone. Better yet use the leadership handbook by Alexander Augunas.

Leadership gives a rules framework for how powerful follower/cohorts can/ should be.


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Clerics by level category has:

Nueteti Irsinoe a traveling cleric

Inaris Jerveel a ruthless mercenary known to work across the Inner Sea region and beyond


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Rite Publishing's Adventure Quarterly is a spiritual successor to Dungeon magazine. I'm sure there are some off the beaten path adventures in there... Read the reviews

#1: Too many cooks is a quirky scenario featuring "a truly awesome showdown in a large kitchen, including a table of improvised weapons, complex potential hazards and the possibility to get hook-impaled and then dropped into a meat-grinder! For extra fun, add Adamant's "Cooking with class" (play an adamantine chef! "Perhaps the weirdest (and funniest) book I've reviewed for PFRPG" -EZG)

#1: "Soul Siphon", a psionic adventure by Tim Hitchcock.

#4: Ruins Perilous, Level 2, The Warren: "Hamlet with rats"

#4: Self Determination: high level PCs wake up naked on foreign weird world...

#5 Paradox: Timetraveling heroes

#6 hunt kaiju piloting a golem. nuff said


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Someone has to mention Ponyfinder.

Also the adequate commoner and its precursor PDF about playing commoners:You're gonna Die Screaming


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4DD also has another excellent 1st level module with a naval background: the Horn of Geryon. It didn't fit with your set up though as it starts the PCs as young residents in a coastal town iirc.

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