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Your Whispering Homunculus (PFRPG)

***** (based on 4 ratings)
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Richard Pett’s Your Whispering Homunculus is the GM’s humble servant and guide to the vile, whimsical, disgusting, bizarre, horrific, odd, skin-crawling, and mildly disturbed side of fantasy gaming.

Your Whispering Homunculus provides wonderfully lunatic ideas and encounters to keep your players on their toes‚along with tips on how to make ordinary creatures and locations truly memorable.

Within its 150+ pages of essays, lists, and random tables, the homunculus whispers of:

  • Unsettling Moments and Strange Entertainments
  • Pointless Objects and Mangled Monsters
  • Trog-Kin and Troll-Touched
  • Daft Bets and Dismaying Delicacies
  • The Curious Contents of Dungeon Toilets
  • And so much more...

Buy it today and get your very own Whispering Homunculus!

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Andoran

Joseph Wilson wrote:

Darn you, Pett! I was trying to hold off on this one as I'm going to be taking a hiatus from running for a few months (and taking on the rare role of Player!), but you've forced my hand!

*Add Print/PDF Bundle to cart*...

The cool thing about this book is that it's STILL a great read even as a player! :)

Contributor

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Joseph Wilson wrote:

Darn you, Pett! I was trying to hold off on this one as I'm going to be taking a hiatus from running for a few months (and taking on the rare role of Player!), but you've forced my hand!

*Add Print/PDF Bundle to cart*...

Huzzah!

Might I suggest you buy 2, one for you as a player, and one as GM:)

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

Contributor

Marc Radle wrote:


The cool thing about this book is that it's STILL a great read even as a player! :)

A fine point well made sir - well made I say!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Marc Radle wrote:
Joseph Wilson wrote:

Darn you, Pett! I was trying to hold off on this one as I'm going to be taking a hiatus from running for a few months (and taking on the rare role of Player!), but you've forced my hand!

*Add Print/PDF Bundle to cart*...

The cool thing about this book is that it's STILL a great read even as a player! :)

This is not lost on me! One of my regular players is going be taking the reigns for a while to start up Skull & Shackles (I'm running Jade Regent for our group, and we'll be alternating modules: ie Brinewall, Wormwood, Night of Frozen, Raiders, etc...), and I plan on using this books as some interesting inspiration for my character's background, dialogue, etc... Looking forward to lots of raised eyebrows courtesy of Mr. Pett!

Contributor

Good stuff - ah yes, you should find a few good pirating maniacs in there:)

Good luck with Wormwood, watch out for the cat:)


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Richard Pett wrote:
Joseph Wilson wrote:

Darn you, Pett! I was trying to hold off on this one as I'm going to be taking a hiatus from running for a few months (and taking on the rare role of Player!), but you've forced my hand!

*Add Print/PDF Bundle to cart*...

Huzzah!

Might I suggest you buy 2, one for you as a player, and one as GM:)

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

Well I did get the bundle... pdf for player and print for gm? ;-)

Either way, I will spread the word of this glorious and foul tome amongst my other gaming contacts.

Contributor

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Thanks to you Joseph, another two baby unicorns suffer horribly - huzzah!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.

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John Benbo wrote:
I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.

Ha!

Now I feel guilty about hijacking your education. Well, when I say hijack, I mean perhaps side-stepping and introducing some wholesome pursuits as an alternative to leadership class.

Certainly numbers 1 and 2, although I can't remember anyone local swallowing hot coals for a bet for weeks. Pheasant plucking is a necessary local skill round these parts and I'm pretty sure I played blind man's reap with a scythe the last time I drank tequila with my neighbour.

Oh yes, I was juggling live chickens only last Saturday (there isn't much to do around here when it rains), and wood-axe chin is something I always play of a Friday evening with the present Mrs Pett and our neighbours Maude and Throst.

Huzzah and thanks for the question:)

Rich

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John Benbo wrote:
I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.

And an awesome post that made me laugh a great deal John, I'm going to quote it in the pub tonight if I may.

Andoran

Richard Pett wrote:
And an awesome post that made me laugh a great deal John, I'm going to quote it in the pub tonight if I may.

You Brits ... :)

What's a pub? Is it anything like a bar? :)

Contributor

Not the ones around these parts Marc:)

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Hm. When you come to PaizoCon, we shall have to show you the glories of an American bar. We do have pints, you know.

And the cheese fries do go with the baby unicorn appetizers very well.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Richard Pett wrote:
John Benbo wrote:
I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.
And an awesome post that made me laugh a great deal John, I'm going to quote it in the pub tonight if I may.

Of course! I just hope I don't confuse Kotter with Pett when supervising my employees and instead of creating Kotter's "Sense of Urgency", I instead challenge them to juggle chickens.

Andoran

Just saw that this is currently Number 3 in Paizo's Top Ten Selling Products From Other Companies!

Very nice!

Contributor

John Benbo wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:
John Benbo wrote:
I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.
And an awesome post that made me laugh a great deal John, I'm going to quote it in the pub tonight if I may.
Of course! I just hope I don't confuse Kotter with Pett when supervising my employees and instead of creating Kotter's "Sense of Urgency", I instead challenge them to juggle chickens.

It's one of the interview test for becoming a ranger up my way...


It'll be here....via post....any day now......


Marc Radle wrote:

Just saw that this is currently Number 3 in Paizo's Top Ten Selling Products From Other Companies!

Very nice!

150 pages of Pett induced madness for $20 bucks....I call that a bargain, the best I ever had......

Contributor

Hoorah! Your copy Spanky has a specially trained cockroach riding mouse paladin in the envelope.

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar...

Taldor

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Wolfgang Baur wrote:

Hm. When you come to PaizoCon, we shall have to show you the glories of an American bar. We do have pints, you know.

And the cheese fries do go with the baby unicorn appetizers very well.

Pett, be warned, an American pint is veritably anemic next to a proper Imperial pint.

Also, they call chips fries, and they're not thick enough, and they don't serve them with proper sarsons, and don't even begin to ask for fish with them...

These squalid barbarians have, usually, not even heard of HP sauce.

Take your own teabags, that's my advice.

Andoran

That may all be true, BUT ... we know the correct way to spell armor and color :)

In all seriousness, I REALLY wish I was going to PaizoCon this year ... :(

Taldor

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Marc Radle wrote:

That may all be true, BUT ... we know the correct way to spell armor and color :)

In all seriousness, I REALLY wish I was going to PaizoCon this year ... :(

You model your goverment on the Romans and yet divorce your spelling from its Latin roots... weird.

And you can't even pronounce leisure correctly.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Terrible failings by the colonials. And yet, there is British Food on offer in Redmond. Pasties. Brown sauce. Baby unicorn. It's all there.


Richard Pett wrote:

Hoorah! Your copy Spanky has a specially trained cockroach riding mouse paladin in the envelope.

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar...

I will name him......Socrates.

Contributor

Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Terrible failings by the colonials. And yet, there is British Food on offer in Redmond. Pasties. Brown sauce. Baby unicorn. It's all there.

Ah, my favourite - baby unicorn pasties with brown sauce - hoorah!

Contributor

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:

Hoorah! Your copy Spanky has a specially trained cockroach riding mouse paladin in the envelope.

Mnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar...

I will name him......Socrates.

That's a fine name for a fine mouse, I hope he serves you righteously.


I wonder if Bono was waiting for a work of Richard Pett via post when he wrote "Sunday, Bloody Sunday......" because it won't arrive today......

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I wonder if Bono was waiting for a work of Richard Pett via post when he wrote "Sunday, Bloody Sunday......" because it won't arrive today......

Poor form, Heathy, poor form.


*facepalm*
I flagged it as "breaks other guidelines."

Don't know what I was thinking; I pulled a boner there.

Sorry.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Another review! The Tower of the Lonely GM says:

Tower of the Lonely GM wrote:

YWH has a definitely Old School feel to it and is composed mostly of random tables (it reminds me of products like the all-time classic AD&D 1st Dungeon Master Guide and the recent Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide – for which the YWH’s authors was one of the contributors)...

Its dark humor recalls the style of Warhammer FRP 1st, while its more delirious weirdness are totally in line with books like the first Fiend Folio – the fact that Richard Pett is from the UK is thus not a coincidence.

I think the reviewer liked it. Your name is mentioned in good company, Mr. Pett!

Contributor

Spookily, I was leafing through a 1st edition Fiend Folio on Monday my dear Mr Baur, a fine tome and one that I'm flattered to be mentioned in the same breath with.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Possibly just as spooky, Fiend Folio artist Russ Nicholson has done some illustrations for Kobold Quarterly lately, including in issue #21.

Must be something in British curries. Or chips. Or the public school system.

Contributor

Never did me any harm.

Frimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmb.

Contributor

Aha! Another nice person of fine and discerning taste - huzzah!


Sorry for messing up your product thread with a joke that sploded due to my failed attempt at humor.

I like the book though. Lotsa weird npc snippetlings.

I used to have whippet dogs.....

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

The book is proving very popular, and not just with the Brits. It made the Top 10 list here at Paizo again!


I saw 3 copies at my rpg store last Sunday, and didn't see them on Friday when I returned.


And reviewed here, on DTRPG, posted about it on Lou Agresta's RPGaggression and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

VP Tony Stark Enterprises and Endzeitgeist, thank you both for the reviews! I will be quoting that "One of the best GMing aids I've ever seen" line for sure.

Endzeit, good point on the thematic organization! I'll share the critique with editor and graphic designer.

Spanky, the books seem to be disappearing from our kobold warehouse very quickly as well. I was hoping the first printing would last until PaizoCon, but maybe not!

Contributor

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Onto the second print - huzzah!

Contributor

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

I saw 3 copies at my rpg store last Sunday, and didn't see them on Friday when I returned.

I know Heathy, remember the woman across the street wearing sunglasses and carrying an enormous tureen of sprouts?

Yep, that was me.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:

VP Tony Stark Enterprises and Endzeitgeist, thank you both for the reviews! I will be quoting that "One of the best GMing aids I've ever seen" line for sure.

Endzeit, good point on the thematic organization! I'll share the critique with editor and graphic designer.

Spanky, the books seem to be disappearing from our kobold warehouse very quickly as well. I was hoping the first printing would last until PaizoCon, but maybe not!

It is good, that Pett's ravenings command such gain of lucre.


Richard Pett wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

I saw 3 copies at my rpg store last Sunday, and didn't see them on Friday when I returned.

I know Heathy, remember the woman across the street wearing sunglasses and carrying an enormous tureen of sprouts?

Yep, that was me.

I liked her chia pett.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

This whole thread is starting to vibrate in that unwholesome Pett way. I fear we might be ripping some threads loose in the fabric of the Paizo-verse.

Also, I think it was a vegepygmy, not a Chia Pett.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:

This whole thread is starting to vibrate in that unwholesome Pett way. I fear we might be ripping some threads loose in the fabric of the Paizo-verse.

She did have a run in her stocking, caused, no doubt, by the incessant gnawing of her sharkskin-girded shins as she paced to and fro, trying in vain to calm her shrieking dasyphyllously plaited charge.

Contributor

If I could get my tureen of sprouts past customs I'd come dressed as I was for Paizocon.

I see the whisperer is stealing in at #10 again on the paizo charts - hoorah!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

This Homunculus thing has gotten totally out of control.

(Also, you might win 1000 ducats.)


John Benbo wrote:
I was supposed to be reading John Kotter's "Heart of Change" last night for my leadership class but instead found myself reading Pett's "20 Local Dares" and wondering how many of this he envisioned through personal experience.

You did the right thing. Kotter was a feature in my leadership classes too, and I'd say he deserves four stars at most. On the other hand, Pett is a full five-star author.

So came out one star ahead!


Richard Pett wrote:

If I could get my tureen of sprouts past customs I'd come dressed as I was for Paizocon.

I see the whisperer is stealing in at #10 again on the paizo charts - hoorah!

Every time you mention your "tureen of sprouts" I keep reading it as "tauren of sprouts".

I suppose a Tauren of Sprouts might be some sort of druid character from World of Warcraft. Good luck on getting that through airport security!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Should have mentioned it sooner: Mr. Pett provides 50 Strange Timepieces on the KQ blog, continuing the Whispering Homunculus legacy of strange and whimsical things to bring to your next game.

I await the "20 Strange Tauren, Er, Minotaurs" entry with interest.

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