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Rawr! Volume 1: Fear and Dread (PFRPG) PDF

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RAWR! A Series of Monstrous Malevolence!

TPK Games is proud to bring you a new dark and sinister series about monstrous malevolence! We have lovingly called it ‘Rawr!’ and it is a new series about monsters, not just new monsters, but what makes them tick. What makes a monster scary?

We explore new themes each volume and give you new options for your monsters accordingly. Options that will allow you to adapt your creatures and give your players a surprise at the game table. We seek to give you that element of surprise and horror you felt the first time you fell prey to a mimic while looting that overflowing chest of treasure, or contracted mummy rot.

Volume One: Fear and Dread
Our first volume is "Fear and Dread." Within are 2 new magic items (for monsters!), 6 combat traits and 6 new feats. Not to mention we bring to (un)life the Gravesbane Colossus and the Sundered Child, two new undead that will scare the wisdom right out off your character sheets!

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Shadow Lodge

That was fast, thanks Liz!

Andoran RPG Superstar 2010 Top 8

One thing I really like about having put this product together is that we really give you something useful, in a small, package, for just pocket change. Each volume has a theme too. So, if a particular monster is coming up in your next adventure that just happens to fit our latest theme, you can pickup "Rawr!" for a song and make small changes to a monstrous foe that can make a big difference in enjoyment at the table, for players and GMs alike!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

What Rich said!

Plus it comes with two new monsters ... and both are very cool.

The first is the gigantic, earth-infused Gravesbane Colossus, a hideous undead construct created from an entire graveyard of horrible, drippy, hungry undead. Very high CR and a very good end game encounter for an undead or apocalyptic-themed camapign.

The other monster is the somewhat controversial Sundered One, an undead construct with a mid-level CR. Even though I created it, it makes me throw up in my mouth a little each time I think about it. So ... I'm going to stop now.

Hope you enjoy this volume of RAWR! We plan to make more. :-)


OK....first off....the Sundered One...twisted, truly truly twisted...that said, the Gravesbane Colossus is freaking AWESOME!!!!!!! No seriously, both creatures presented here are excellent in their design and execution. The feats and traits presented here are perfect for giving a creature that nudge into memorable and different.

A very good product guys, and am looking forward to the next in the series.

Shadow Lodge

What would you all like to see in upcoming Rawr! volumes? We'll tackle your favorite monster themes, problems, monster designs or ways to enhance them. Your feedback can help shape our upcoming product lines!


Personally I would like to see a quick and dirty mechanic to handle the ideal that from the creature's point of view, the heroes are the invading monstrosity. Perhaps some feats to cover the idea of a mother critter defending her nest and young, or even a template to apply to a group of creatures determined as the "guardians" of a hive/grouping ...something that acknowledges that they as lifeforms have a culture and society as well, and not all critter encounters are them encroaching, so much as humanity invading into their world.


Personally I would love more content for PC that play monsters. As cool as the "pc races" are... i would love to see more ogres, gnolls, Lizardfolk and bugbear PCs.

Shadow Lodge

KTFish7, is that a mechanic, or an aspect of storytelling and roleplaying? Teiidae, we'll be glad to throw some monsters as PC's options in here for you guys.


Perfect.


The problem with leaving it to storytelling is if every GM out there was handling it from that aspect, a product like this would not be required, lol. I can see why this belongs in storytelling, but I also can see the justification for giving some Hearth defender feats, to back up those GM's who find themselves having to justify their creatures to their players after a game session. It is easy to say "Momma Bugbear fought with more ferocity because of reason X"...only to have your players feel cheated because in the end the GM winged it with nothing to back them up...where as Feat Z says "When cornered in the defense of one's young, the Hearth Defender gains a +2 to their attack/damage rolls in exchange for a -2 to their own AC. However, any young offspring of said creature utilizing this feat within 15' gains an AC bonus of +2 as long as the initial creature is standing." Or something to that effect. It's ugly, it's raw, but hey, I just thought it up, lol.

I was thinking things mechanically along those lines, The idea being that creatures defending their lairs and young deserve a chance at actually doing so, since they would be fighting with less care for their own well-being and more for the safety of others.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

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Thanks for the review, KTFish! Just read it ... you crack me up. "Red bull and steroids" indeed! ;-)


Tom Phillips wrote:
Thanks for the review, KTFish! Just read it ... you crack me up. "Red bull and steroids" indeed! ;-)

:) I thought it was a pretty accurate description for an insanely cool creature...this thing is just so freaking dangerous if used properly...I mean there are many nights of memorable game session just waiting to be spawned from encounters with that thing.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

KTFish7 wrote:
I thought it was a pretty accurate description for an insanely cool creature...this thing is just so freaking dangerous if used properly...I mean there are many nights of memorable game session just waiting to be spawned from encounters with that thing.

Glad you liked it! But the Sundered One was just the opening shot. I turned in 20 at-least-as-creepy original monsters for future volumes of Rawr.


Oh....see....see what ya did there Tom....now that was just mean of ya....now I'm going to be sitting here wondering why it's taking so long for the rest of the series to release......that was just mean... :)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

KTFish7 wrote:
... now I'm going to be sitting here wondering why it's taking so long for the rest of the series to release...

Oh, they're coming, KTFish. Don't say I didn't warn you.


And reviewed here, on d20pfsrd.com's shop, dtrpg and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
And reviewed here, on d20pfsrd.com's shop, dtrpg and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Thanks for the review, Endz!!

Be sure to keep an eye out for the soon-to-be-released Grave Undertakings mega-adventure, The Reaping Stone. There might be a sundered one (or two!) lurking in its pages. ;-)


I partcipiated in the kickstarter and preordered a print of it, so looking forward to reading it. ^^


Necroblivion wrote:
What would you all like to see in upcoming Rawr! volumes? We'll tackle your favorite monster themes, problems, monster designs or ways to enhance them. Your feedback can help shape our upcoming product lines!

I am using the Taste for Eyeballs Trait for my Squole Anti-paladin of Jubilex Character. The race is a humanoid ooze and also blind, so my character takes perverse delight in eating the fleshy delicacy from fallen foes. ^_^

Can I make a suggestion to see some more ooze love in an upcoming volume of Rawr? Perhaps some traits and feats...Maybe even an ooze or oozes along with some rules that can be used with an Anti-Paladin's Fiendish Boon? ;)

Shadow Lodge

You had me at Jubilex. Oozes eh? Ok, we'll put it on the list. The next volume of Rawr! is all about dragons.


Necroblivion wrote:
You had me at Jubilex. Oozes eh? Ok, we'll put it on the list. The next volume of Rawr! is all about dragons.

Last night was the first playtest with my character and blood and souls were offered to Jubilex! A captured prisoner also lost a set of eyes...quite tasty! I look forward to the next volume of Rawr! Dragon goodies are always Awesome! ^_^

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