Scions of Evil (PFRPG)

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Scions of Evil (PFRPG)

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game-compatible GM's Resource by loads of talented designers.

Every hero needs an antihero, every defender of the light must have darkness to keep at bay and every pure-hearted paladin needs a vile, shadow-cloaked assassin to cut down. Scions of Evil presents scores of foes to bedevil your PCs and five sinister bands of black-hearted individuals.

As well as over 20 pages of new material including new villains and minions, Scions of Evil collates the NPCs and groups first presented in:

Each villain benefits from an extensive write-up including notes on their background, personality, mannerisms and distinguishing marks as well as a fully detailed stat block, plot hooks and suggested encounter groups making it easy to insert the villain into almost any campaign.

Scions of Evil also includes a selection of minions including stalwart, black-hearted swordsmen; calculating, warrior monks; stealthy, amoral rogues and more powerful foes such as including noisome ghouls and a cunning gargoyle, charismatic quasit, bloodthirsty ogre-magi and malevolent invisible stalker!

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

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A must have NPC book for Pathfinder!

5/5

This is really an excellent collection of superb NPCs for your Pathfinder (or 3.5) game! There are a lot of NPCs of varying level/CR and of lots of different types. I am using this book a lot in my current level 16-18 homebrew PF campaign, where I really cannot live without it (!!!). But it will be equally useful for any level-range of campaign.
The NPCs herein are both very solid builds crunch-wise (much superior to a certain 1st party NPC collection IMO), and they also have very good and thorough sections regarding their fluff, history and role. And on top of that they have very useful recommendations concerning their tactics in-game! I LOVE IT!

Most of the NPCs are very evocative and really sparks your imagination! Some of the NPCs - and groups of NPCs - in this book can almost singlehandedly inspire an entire campaign or adventure!

Together with Frog God Games, Raging Swan Press is now my number one favorite publisher for Pathfinder, bar none!


A horde of interesting baddies, and as many story hooks

5/5

Disclaimer: I'm not comfortable writing in english, so I usually don’t write reviews. But this book is just too good, and the world has to know. So please be forgiving if I mistreat your language, I don’t mean it.

My only gripe with this book is that the art is uneven, with a few decent pieces amongst many underwhelming ones. The layout is elegant, clean and easy on the eye, as always with Raging Swan Products. Most importantly, the content is pure gold. And that’s a lot of gold, because the book is 200 pages thick.

We get loads of minions, villains of all kinds to throw at our PCs. Here are the thugs, bandits, assassins, mercenaries, rakes, etc. Plus many monstrous marauding parties of orcs, gnolls and kobold, to name only a few. We get detailed NPCs, complete with a backstory that is rich enough to spark the imagination without getting too complex and hinder creativity. Each NPC entry includes its background and personality but also roleplaying tips and advice on how to use them in your campaigns (and of course there’s the stat block). Oh... I loved the halfling antipaladin, who poses as a cute little girl to spread disease in unsuspecting villages. Finally, we get entire parties or cabals of villains, even more detailed and ready to oppose the PCs for many adventures.

Reading each entry in this book made me think of a situation if not an adventure in which to use the NPC. The Stat blocks are coherent and mechanically sound. Overall, I found that each of these NPCs would be useful for a DM, even the mere canon fodder, and I really want to be able to give each of them their moment in the spotligh. These baddies deserve it.


Incredibly engaging NPC companion

5/5

I normally wouldnt waste my money on NPC companions but instead like to generate my own but when I researched this publication by Raging Swan I gave it a gamble.

I received the book (which itself is good quality, a lot better than I expected for the price) and I was not disappointed. I was cynical and sure it would be filled with a handful of useful bits and bobs but instead I was greeted by a whole spectrum of engaging and believable characters to flesh out any campaign or adventure.


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RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Sweet!

Dark Archive

Looks pretty groovy!

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Gozuja wrote:
Looks pretty groovy!

It is dangerously groovy!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

135 stat blocks (CR 1/4—23), as well as presenting 20 new villains and many new minions! Now, that's not a bad deal :)

Dark Archive

Any idea when the print version is going to be available on Amazon UK? It doesn't seem to be there at the moment.

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I'm shooting for very early June. It just depends on how fast the books plod through the supply chain! Thanks very much for the interest - I hope you can hang on until then!


Will we be able to get a print version through Paizo? The product description doesn't indicate it's anything but a pdf at this point.

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At the moment, I'll be having physcial copies at both Amazon UK and Amazon.com. I'm hoping to get physical products at Paizo soon, but I have certain logistical problems to overcome first!


Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
At the moment, I'll be having physcial copies at both Amazon UK and Amazon.com. I'm hoping to get physical products at Paizo soon, but I have certain logistical problems to overcome first!

Thanks, Creighton. I'll keep a lookout, then. I'm sure to pick this up.


Reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
Reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Thanks very much, End! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!


An absolutely stellar compilation, Creighton! The new Npcs are the delicious icing on the villain-cake!

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

Thanks very much! I thought the supplement needed some higher level villains and the Bennett, Kent and Posener delivered in spades!


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Still not available in print on Amazon?

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Tintros wrote:
Still not available in print on Amazon?

It's showing as out of stock now on Amazon UK.

I've put an order in; hopefully they will get some in stock at some point!

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

I had some problems with the electonic files and the printer. they have been resolved now and copies should be on their way. Thanks very much for your patience. Hopefully, your order will whip them into shape!


Bump. Thanks for the update; I'll buy the print version when I know it's available stateside.

Dark Archive

Amazon uk have just notified me they have dispatched my book.

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

Awesome! That's great news. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for hanging in there!

Dark Archive

Finally got my review together for this, Scions of Evil is just -beastly- big; looking forward to springing quite a few of these entries on hapless adventurers ahead.

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This is an awesome review! Thanks very much. Like I've said elsewhere, I had an awesome day yesterday and this makes it even better!


Nice review, Gozuja!


I see this is now on Amazon. Ordered!

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

Awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

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Print and bundle preorders now available!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

The print version of this is very cool.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Thanks very much for the review JahAbs! I much appreciate it.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Thanks so much for the review! I'm very grateful for you taking the time to do it, Angel!

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