Crime is an accepted part of life in most large cities. Generally, such illicit activities are under the jurisdiction of the local Thieves Guild and they tend to punish freelancers harshly. There are those who feel the stranglehold of the guild is too much to bear, that their monopoly on the underworld must be broken. The Cloven Hoof Syndicate is an organization devoted to weakening the power of the Thieves Guild and upsetting the established order.
However, there are darker forces at work in the shadows of the Cloven Hoof Syndicate. Some claim that the Syndicate's true purpose goes well beyond a simple turf war. Rumors even speak of horrid experiments and profane rites performed in the subterranean halls of the organization's headquarters. But perhaps worst of all are the whispers which connect the Cloven Hoof Syndicate with the blasphemous daemons and their apocalyptic masters!
While designed for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this book can be effortlessly used with the 3.5 edition of the World's Oldest Roleplaying Game.
The Rogues Gallery: The Cloven Hoof Syndicate includes:
A complete criminal organization that can be dropped into any fantasy urban setting.
Complete statblocks for typical members of the Syndicate at every level in the hierarchy.
Background and statblocks for the important members of the organization, including their leader, the satyr known as Varon the Twisted.
New alchemist discoveries and other rules options that support the organization's terrible agenda.
Maps and details on the Cloven Hoof Syndicate's headquarters, The Halls of Abandon.
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Thanks very much for your reviews and comments, Moorluck and Endzeitgeist! This book was a lot of fun to write and working with Allen and all of Clockwork Gnome Publishing has been a fantastic experience.
And reviewed here, on DTRPG, posted about it on Lou Agresta's RPGaggression and sent this to GMS magazine. Cheers!
Thanks for the great review, Endzeitgeist!
Normally we just hide the images in our art free version, mostly to preserve the pagination between the two versions. However, I absolutely agree with you that it makes for an awkward look. This is especially true for this particular book.
I will work on the layout for the art free version of the PDF and make the corrections.
And let me take the time to say thank you to Endzeitgeist. You are a major, valuable asset to all third party publishers. Your reviews are thorough and incredibly helpful. The feedback you provide has helped make CGP a stronger company and I appreciate that.
Clockwork Work Gnome Publishing has just released a free support article for our book, The Rogues Gallery: Cloven Hoof Syndicate. Called Arcane Assistance in the Conduct of Criminal Investigations, this short piece is written from the point of view of Xanderias Lartheri, as he examines the unique challenges an investigator in a fantasy world must face. The article is written by Cloven Hoof Syndicate author, Paris Crenshaw, and provides some solid advice about investigative campaigns and how magic plays an important role in any criminal inquiry.
While this article uses names and concepts from The Rogues Gallery: Cloven Hoof Syndicate, the advice presented can be useful even if you do not own the book.
You can download Arcane Assistance in the Conduct of Criminal Investigations at the CGP website product page for The Rogues Gallery: Cloven Hoof Syndicate. The download is located under Supplemental Articles.