Fat Goblin Games is seeking a Line Developer for its successful Shadows over Vathak cosmic, Gothic horror setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Duties will include writing and editing multiple books in an ongoing series, that range from short 10 page adventures to full setting resource guides upwards of 500 pages. Compensation will vary depending on specific role for each book in the line (primary writer, content editor, line development only, etc.) but typically be paid as percentage of profits. Opportunities exist to revise and re-release many existing books as well as develop all new texts. Once part of the Goblin Hoarde of Fat Goblin Games’ freelancers, additional writing and development opportunities are possible depending on your availability and aptitudes.
Interested parties should contact Rick Hershey at firstname.lastname@example.org While no specific, minimum previous experience in tabletop roleplaying game writing and editing is required, you should plan to provide samples of your writing for both lore (fluff) and game mechanics (crunch) specifically for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and provide evidence of your ability to work in groups as well as manage a team of freelancers on a large project of this nature.
Note: Shadows over Vathak is a HORROR setting, and many of the topics and themes that the setting works in are… horrific. Providing clear evidence that you “understand” horror as a genre and are both comfortable writing about it, but also able to evoke the needed feel and terror of writing horror are clear asset we hope to find.
Announcing! -- The Goblin Hoarde's Hoard Bundle!
You can read all about how we see this as a special "Thank you" to our fans, past - present - and future right here:
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Thanks to everyone for the Amazing feedback! We are very excited about the 8-Bit line and look forward to playing many fun video games on our table tops in the near future! Please consider providing a review if you enjoyed the book and keep talking about our favorite fungal friends!
Speaking of fungal friends - Fungifolk is out as a playable character race if you are interested in more fungal fun!
As stated above, this product is not an update. It is a rewrite, redesign of a class we released when the company was still in its infancy. It would be unfair not to give Kiel his credit for working on this NEW product.
As for cost. We strive to bring our customers the best quality in design, art, and content. The price point reflects the time and energy put into our products. We understand not all our customers feel comfortable with our prices, and we run sales at various times during the year (often for charity or the like) to allow everyone to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
I hope you give this new offering a chance, but understand if you have reservations. I'm sure others will comment and review this new Pyromancer CLASSifieds (and maybe Kiel will stop in to discuss) and hopefully, we can change your mind.
Lucus Palosaari, Editor & Project Manager at Fat Goblin Games takes some time to discuss horror in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, as well as give some history and previews on the new Player's Guide to Vathak!
A Preview of Things to Come in the Shadows over Vathak: Player’s Guide!
Head on over to Fat Goblin Games to read the full article, learn more about the project, and see samples of the art and design of this massive book!
It is over at the end of the week. We typically do this big bundle once a year. The list is large, so I only included it in the newsletter that went out to our customers. It is as follows.
Astonishing Races: Leprechaun
Bestiarum Vocabulum: Freshwater Monsters & Hazards
Bestiarum Vocabulum: Monstrous Plants
Bestiarum Vocabulum: Nagas & Magics
Bleeding Hearts and Chocolates
Call to Arms: Archer's Arsenal
CLASSifieds: Eldritch Conjuror
Cooking With Class
Dark Talents: Cambion Feats for Shadows over Vathak
Dark Talents: Dhampir Feats for Shadows over Vathak
Detective Carnacki’s Serial Killers of Vathak
Enhanced Racial Guide: Bhriota
Faction: Tear Sworn
Fat Goblin Games Presents: Carnival of Sinners
Fat Goblin Games Presents: Silent Night, Darkest Night
Fat Goblin Travel Guide To Horrible Horrors & Macabre Monsters
Fat Goblin Travel Guide To The Frozen Tomb of the Dwarf Lord
Madame Mombi's Forbidden Tomes
Modern Item Cards
Order of Black Earth: a player faction for Shadows over Vathak
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Catfolk
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Fetchlings
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Feyborn
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Grippli
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Hauntlings
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Minotaur
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Ratfolk
Racial Ecologies: Guide to Saurians
Return of the Drow: Advanced Racial Handbook
Return of the Drow: Alternate Racial Traits and Race Traits
Secret Societies of Vathak: The Final Phase
Shadows over Vathak
Sir Reginald Lichlyter's Trusty Tavern Tome
The 11th Hour [PFRPG adventure]
The Dread Codex: Goblin Chronicles
The Favored of Skexxiz [PFRPG adventure location]
The King's Trail [PFRPG adventure]
Vathak Grimoires: Echoes of the Final Heartbeat
Vathak Grimoires: The Drowning Ceremony
Vathak Hauntings: Red Rose Manor
Vathak Terrors: Horrors of Halsburg
[PFRPG] Achievement Feats: Volume 2
[PFRPG] Behind the Monsters: Omnibus
[PFRPG] Fantastic Fighting Styles
[PFRPG] Hargroth's Fieldtrip
[PFRPG] Sin of the Fathers
[PFRPG] The Rogue's Guide to Capers
Coins of the Realm: Gold
Fantastical Currencies - Dark Kingdom Edition
Fantastical Currencies: Kingdom Edition Vol. 2
Fantastical Currencies: Kingdom Edition Master Set 1
Hard Boiled – Documents and Forms sample pack
Hard Boiled - Church and Funeral Documents
Hard Boiled - Church & Graveyard Miniatures
The Roleplayer's Leechbook
LandEscapes: World Map 01
Sir Reginald Lichlyter's Wine & Spirit Emporium
Tavern Menus: Fantasy Sample Menus
Tavern Menus: Wild West Saloons
Tavern Menus: Dwarven Dinner
Madam Mombi presents: Superstitions & Cottage Myths
The Perfect Storm
Fantastical Currencies: Kingdom Edition
Fantastical Currencies: Dwarven Treasure
Tavern Menus: Pirate Food & Spirits
Call to Arms: Tomes of Power
Behind the Spells: Compendium
Behind the Monsters: Xorn
Behind the Monsters: Bulette
Behind the Monsters: Barghest
Behind the Monsters: Terror Turkey
Behind the Monsters: Skeleton
Behind the Monsters: Gargoyle
Behind the Monsters: Roper
Behind the Monsters: Vegepygmy
Behind the Monsters: Dark Folk
A Matter of Faith
[PFRPG] Abbey of the Golden Sparrow
[PFRPG] Forgotten Foes
[PFRPG] Learning Curve: Apprentice-Level Characters
Maxolt's Magical Menagerie #1
Cuuniyevo - thanks for the review. This class represents the design of a former partner at Fat Goblin Games and does not represent the current quality of our CLASSifieds product line. We've been reviewing all of these older products and have them on schedule to be revisited, redesigned, and updated to our current standards. As soon as that happens, these products will be updated, and hopefully you can give the product another chance.
Sorry for the delay getting back over here - my wife has actually been sick and dealing with that and the 4 kids can be exhausting. The list posted by Voadam looks like the full list. Again, if you are missing anything, just drop me a line at fatgoblingames@gmail and I can take care of you.
Thanks for all the support folks, I have a lot on my plate at the moment and trying to get a lot of things that have been dropped in my lap finished and fixed, and this goes a long way in helping.
A quick response, as I'm on my phone. There are over 100 pdfs in the bundle , and all of them do not display on the page. I can get a full list and post if wanted. I had thought the bundle updated for customers if new products were added. If you get the bundle and feel you didn't get everything, email me at email@example.com and I'll take care of you. I will also hop on jear when I gettbacl to the office and answer any questions. Thanks
More have already been added and will continue. Yes, they will get added to your bundle.
Not sure how long it will run- maybe a week, maybe till the end of the month. Generally not too long.
Will be an update on the SM kickstarter page, hopefully this weekend. I have been sick the last several weeks and am now just getting caught up with all my responsibilities.
The project is still being worked on. Sorry you don't like hearing about Open Gaming Monthly. Most of those smaller projects are written by freelancers and easier to release, keeping our company relevant while we work on larger projects (like SM).
I'll update the kickstarter backers with a progress report, apologies for the delay.
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28 Preview of It Came from the Stars
50 Interview with Wolfgang Baur
26 Cosmic Collectibles
68 Unfamiliar Familiars
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Will post when available at Paizo and for Print-on-Demand.
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. We are working hard, but only to live up to all the great content provided by our writers and your favorite third party publishers.
The magazine is on schedule for release between the 25th Feb. and 1st of March. The slight delay due to a possible increase in content and advertisement interests.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement folks, means a lot.
Articles are pouring in from all your favorite 3pp and the quality and generosity of these companies and freelancers are astounding.
Some contributors I can announce as confirmed.
The amazing Christina Stiles will be writing a regular column on open gaming each month, as well as contributing various other articles when she can.
Bret Boyd of Tricky Owlbear is working on a great location involving arctic elves, I've already approved the outline on this one, it's that cool.
Total Party Kill Games gave us a complete new race (and we mean everything) as part of a preview for their upcoming 'Denizens of the Dreaming' player sourcebook. I'm excited by the article and book release based on the content I've seen.
Major Open Content supporter Purple Duck Games/4 Winds Fantasy Gaming has taken up the launch of our regular article Worldcraft with a detailed region overview of part of our shared world map. 100% open content and only they quality you expect from these guys.
And we are finalizing and discussing tons of other content with publishers almost hourly, so expect more details and announcements soon.
Just posted our 1st tier of Milestones, an additional 20 designs for our backers. That means if we unlock those milestones each of our $100 backers will receive 60 different map designs, the printed NPC guide, and custom map portfolio! Also, check out our recent update and suggest your building idea for our Hamlet map.
Radiarch Eklesya wrote:
I take it these talents are different and do not count against the standard two you get at character creation?
Yes - these are different than the standard talents granted at creation. Skill talents are expanded options that become available to characters who have already already invested ranks in the named skill. Some are small boons (limited use/per day/triggered effects), and provide a specific bonus or effect which directly relates to the skills from which they derive. This is the first supplement in this product line and focuses on the various Knowledge skills.
Hello Everyone! Not sure if you know - but we have the new edition of Shadows over Vathak available here and at RPGnow!! For any that donated during the 24 HOUR RPG CHALLENGE ( we sent out a special price coupon for download) - if we missed any of you just shoot us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a link.
For anyone that received the last edition you'll notice a few different things. The first is the extra 160 pages of content. Included are 23 new archetypes, new class, a host of new feats and spells - all geared to help fight against the horrors of the Old Ones and their retched spawn spilling from the bowls of the cursed land. Thanks!!!
It's time to return to Vathak! The updated version of Fat Goblin Games Shadows over Vathak is on sale now at rpgnow and hopefully on Paizo monday.
Go to Shadows over Vathak.
Vathak is a land of harsh terrain and frigid weather. Plague and disease have swept the land, turning cities to cemeteries. The Vampire Lords are fighting for power and survival. The vindari killed most of your family as their genocidal plans spread across nations. Bhriota cultist kidnapped, tortured, and ate the first girl you ever loved.
This is Vathak, before the Old Ones awakened . . .
Shadows over Vathak is a dark fantasy, survival horror campaign setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Combining elements of gothic horror and Lovecraftian mythos, Shadows Over Vathak introduces a world of hardship and strife on the verge of a great war with other-worldly horrors.
The Shadows over Vathak Setting Book includes:
5 new classes like the Apostle, Blade Slinger, Eldritch Conjurer, Rifleer, and Sword Dancer! And over 20 new archetypes for all your favorite core and base classes!
Over 50 new Feats and Spells for even more character options and horrific flavor.
Firearms, sacrificial kits, mummified armor, war machines, and magic itmes to discover on your path to adventure and quest to destroy the Old Ones!
Details on all the regions of the lands of Vathak, including strange locations, mysterious cities and the characters that inhabit them.
Game Mastering section giving you new and streamlined rules for diseases, weather, sanity, how to build a city of Vathak, and an easy adventure generator!
Horrific creatures to plague your players, including the Spawn of the Old Ones and Yshugua Titan. And a variety of creature templates to create your own unspeakable monstrocities
Some of you might remember the 24 hour rpg challenge Fat Goblin Games put on several months ago, where our fans could pitch a theme for a setting and at the start time we would tally up the answers and do a complete setting in the following 24 hours. Shadows over Vathak was born, a lovecraftian/survival horror setting we managed to crank out 40 or so pages within the deadline, the next 2 weeks we wrapped up the 95 page book and released it.
Now, by popular demand we have returned to Vathak and expanded the setting to 250 pages of content. Full details on the races and options, a new class for the setting, Archetypes for all the base/core classes plus our own classes that give you more options of class play, new feats, more equipment, expanded information on the lands and religion, an entire game master section that provides details on running a horror game, random adventure generator, new rules for disease, insanity, and weather. Oh, and more creature - whooh!
If you bought the original version, guess what? The update is entirely free! If you never explored Vathak, now is your chance! Pick up the poster sized, colored map of Vathak and get familiar with the lands! It's free and available at RPGNOW. Soon available at Paizo as well. Also, look for a free Explorer's Guide to Vathak soon!
And did we mention Shadows over Vathak is going to print and distribution? Well, it is - so expect to see it in stores in a few months!
Also, while we have you over at rpgnow, check out our Cleaning House for Chron's Disease [BUNDLE].
Artist and co-owner of Fat Goblin Games, Rick Hershey's wife has chron's disease, so anything we can help support those who suffer from this chronic disease, we want to! Portions of the funds raised will be going to a local charity that is using gaming (board, card, rpg, video) to raise awareness about Chron's and other charity needs by promoting and hosting tournaments, contests, meet and greets, etc. We think this is an innovative way to raise awareness and get people to donate!
That's $80 of awesome game aids for only $10!
We are having problems with the system on the site, and the host company out of australia has not been very helpful.
They updated their system for how memberships work and some other back end items involving auto-updates, which caused problems with memberships being cancelled earlier this month and then having to be renewed again.
In all honesty, if we can't get this fixed (which it has been trying to since about the 17th) we are just going to close the site and refund.
Creatures are all done for the month, but might end up just seeing a pdf release if we can't get these issues worked out.