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Faces of the Tarnished Souk: Nameless Nil, the Beggar of Self (PFRPG) PDF

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“If 'to be or not to be' is the question, this is the wrong answer.”

In Dream, something can arise from nothing—but what happens when that something doesn't want to go back? The bizarre almost-being called Nameless Nil is a disjointed accumulation of identity that shambles through the Tarnished Souk, begging for dreams and gobbling up stray items of power. Disturbingly, for a creature with dozens of faces it can wear, not a one feels like its own.

This product provides Game Masters with details on a mask-made moocher found amongst the Faces of the Tarnished Souk, ready for immediate use in any campaign—but especially for use within the Coliseum Morpheuon. Each entry features ingenious stat-blocks from multiple OGL sources, history, motivation, secrets, and insight into the NPC’s most carefully guarded dreams, along with complete game statistics for low, middle, and high levels of play.

Within you will find:

  • Nameless Nil, a hungry hobo with faces a-go-go
  • CR 21 Bloody maw half-construct horrifically overpowered hungry nightmare unfettered eidolon savant 10
  • CR 13 Half-construct horrifically overpowered hungry nightmare unfettered eidolon* savant 3
  • CR 6 Half-construct horrifically overpowered unfettered eidolon* savant 1
  • New magic items including biting belts, dangerously pointy robes, and the relic seven league boots
  • Using more wonderfully Horrifically Overpowered feats from the tricky devils at Super Genius Games!
  • And, featuring the ingenious savant class—from the pages of Kobold Quarterly #18!

Authors: Matt Banach and Justin Sluder
Cover Image: Brian Brinlee
Pages: 18

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Cheliax

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Thanks Liz!


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Thanks ruemere, I hope we don't disappoint. :D


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I'm starting to run Paizo's "The Harrowing" this Sunday as an interlude between books 3 and 4 in my Kingmaker campaign. I picked up Nameless Nil as I think he would fit in very well, instead of dreams he's looking for, it's stories (and he'll start by wearing the strangler and serial killer masks). Can't wait to run him.

Cheliax

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John Benbo wrote:
I'm starting to run Paizo's "The Harrowing" this Sunday as an interlude between books 3 and 4 in my Kingmaker campaign. I picked up Nameless Nil as I think he would fit in very well, instead of dreams he's looking for, it's stories (and he'll start by wearing the strangler and serial killer masks). Can't wait to run him.

Awesome! Please share how things work out. :D

Cheliax

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Hey John, how did things work out in your game?

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It's still ongoing, but the players did encounter a bunch of CR6 Nameless Nil's. I'll spoiler below for those who are unfamiliar with The Harrowing module.

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Instead of the world of dreams, the Nameless Nil are drawn to the Harrowed Realm where they suck the stories out of the hapless storykin. Some blame the Night Peddler for bringing the creatures from beyond. The PCs were ambushed by a group of 4 (CR 6 versions), each a different color (representing the role that particular one was using, I had the warrior, assassin, arcanist and thief). The halfling fighter quickly fell under the mask of control and defended the arcanist. Unfortunately, the rest of the Nil's were slaughtered, but that's ok). We're still running through the module and they'll find more evidence in the form of the drained husks of storykin. As the players kill more of the Nameless Nil and as the Nil themselves feed more, they will get more powerful until they finally form the CR 13 version sometime at the end of the module).

I'll provide more details about the final fight, but the players said that Nameless Nil was really creeping looking when I showed them the cover image.

I'd love to see a printable pawnset for the the Faces of the Tarnished Souk. I also use Po'Kesteros in my campaign as well so it would be great to have something to represent him on the battlemap.

Cheliax

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John, you have made me a very happy designer. Thank you! :D

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I've designed NPCs for Raging Swan and Zombie Sky Press, and both from a design background and as a regular customer, I think it's important to point out to people who may not have really looked at this line, is that the Faces of the Tarnished Souk characters, while primarily created for the Coliseum Morpheuon, can easily be inserted into any campaign. I've been running Kingmaker for a year and half now, and I can insert these guys in as easy as I insert Raging Swan stuff or the Jon Brazer Kingmaker material. The different CR incarnations is great, because it offers a great deal of flexibility, even if you use the lower incarnation as mooks.


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Yeah the idea when I asked Justin and Matt to create this a group of Npcs that could fit into any market place (hence high, mid, and low CR versions). They could be antagonists, allies, or simply neutral merchants who have their own complex motivations and agenda's rather than just being a simple alignment. The complex stat blocks are about giving GMs npcs that are not easy to create on the fly, and go beyond the core books without requiring you to own those books to use the npcs.

I will look into the printable pawn PDFs when we hit 30 Npcs.


Pdfs like this remind me why reviewing can be fun. This is the new standard against which all other NPC-pdfs will be judged. I'm blown away!

Cheliax

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Thank you for the review Endzeitgeist, I'm glad, and worried, we have raised the bar.... ;)


Thanks End.

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Hey fans -- If you love Faces of the Tarnished Souk and Coliseum Morpheuon and would like to read more about the wild realm of Dream and the bizarre characters who (I think) inhabit it, please check out Rite Publishing's Kickstarter for a full-length novel Lost in Dream based on the brilliant Coliseum Morpheuon and its offshoots.

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