Frontier and Pirate style products


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Liberty's Edge

I'm working on a campaign styled on a frontier. Humans are moving into an area where, up to now, they have not occupied. Other humanoids, such as orcs, goblins, and centaurs, already live in this region in small tribal groups. Naturally, there is going to be friction as humans encroach on their territory and start fencing things in. It's analogous to American western stories, but it's not a direct copy. Land is used either for farming or mining. Most cargo is transported by skyships, so piracy is also a big factor. Think Lone Ranger meets Pirates of Caribbean. So far, I have the following products:

Avalon's Homestead Guide to Frontier Life
ICOSA's Pure Steam Campaign
Green Ronin's Freeport Pathfinder Edition
Kyoudi's Thunderscape the World of Aden
Frog God Games Razor Coast Campaign Setting and Freebooter's Guide to the Razor Coast.
Rogue Genius Game's Fight Like a Pirate

Any other third party products that could be used for inspiration for frontier and/or pirate based campaigns?


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There is the Airships d20 book from Bastion Press. I've had a copy for years, and I find it invaluable.

I've been toying with a 'fantasy wild west' campaign for a while now. Have 2 custom alternate classes 'mostly' done (one for rogue and one for paladin).

Also, something I was planning on doing for this campaign was taking 2-3 published standalone adventures for level 1 and putting the adventure leads on a 'newspaper flyer' where each article shown was one of the adventures. The players would be given one of these newspaper flyers by a news crier in the main city of the setting, and they could choose which lead to follow. It's not terribly hard to 'convert' the setting of some adventures to a frontier feel.

One of the adventures I had on the flyer was Hollow's Last Hope. The town is a logging town, which fits perfectly in a frontier setting. It also mentioned the alchemist that the players need to contact in the town, which gives them a good reason to contact her.


For some piratey goodness, look into Legendary Games's Pirate Adventure Path plugins. Plenty of cool stuff there.

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Heine Stick wrote:
For some piratey goodness, look into Legendary Games's Pirate Adventure Path plugins. Plenty of cool stuff there.

You mean these Pirate AP Plug-Ins right here?

Also available right here on Paizo.com!

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If it's not too self-serving, Heart of the Razor contains 4 independent adventures set on the Razor Coast, specifically intended to flesh out a campaign. And it won a Silver Ennie. ;)

Also for a mechanics supplement, I'm very proud of what John Ling and I did for ship-to-ship combat in Fire As She Bears.

And Rogue Genius (when they were still Super Genius) published my own little take on swashbuckling action in Brace of Pistols.

Hope that contributes.


Pirates of the Western Seas has a couple of pirates, some islands, NPCs, a bit of mysterious aboleth magic, and some general spells. I think there are a couple of monsters in there, too.

-Ben.


Got your Lone Ranger Right Here.


Check out my blog for some possible inspiration:

d20pirates.blogspot.com

-Nate

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Anybody have any recommendations for a Kingmaker style hex map, but of a coastal and/or jungle area? I've been think of something g similar to the OP but want a nice big map.

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For original worlds and big maps, you might want to check out this kickstarter.

Liberty's Edge

Little Red Goblin Games wrote:
Got your Lone Ranger Right Here.

Thanks. I picked that one up now.


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Maiden Voyage from the penumbra line Currently on sale here on paizo
Rite Publishing, and Raging Swan Press both have excellent piratey stuff iirc.

Here are the bonus PDFs from the RC Kickstarter:
Pdfs of Northland Saga 1 - 3
3PP Treasure Trove Below
Advanced Options: Fight Like A Pirate by Super Genius Games
The Malefactor by Total Party Kill Games
Swords & Wizardry Q3 Death On Signal Island by Pacesetter Games
Pirate-Themed Blueprints by 0one Games'
Super Genius Presents: A Brace of Pistols from Super Genius Games
101 Pirate and Privateer Traits from Rite Publishing
Grave Undertakings: The Ship of Fools from Total Party Kill Games
Buccaneers of Freeport from Green Ronin
A12: When the Ship Goes Down from Adventureaweek com LLP
Book of Magic Pirate Spells from Jon Brazer Enterprises
A Pirate's Life by Zombie Sky Press


Raging Swan:
So what's that pirate ship like anyways?
Villainous Pirates
Urban Dressing: Pirate Town
Sunken Pyramid


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Four Dollar Dungeons excellent intro adventure Horn of Geryon. (Check out those reviews!)

Also linkification for Maiden Voyage

And an older thread about Good modules for a pirate campaign


This was the pieces of eight deal:

Peril in Freeport von Adamant Entertainment
The Freebooter’s Guide to the Razor Coast von Frog God Games
Bosun’s Booty: Extras for Journeys to the West von Kobold Press
Islands of Plunder: Treasury of the Fleet von Legendary Games
Villainous Pirates von Raging Swan
101 Pirate and Privateer Traits von Rite Publishing
Advanced Options: Fight Like A Pirate von Rogue Genius Games
Grave Undertakings: Ship of Fools von Total Party Kill Games


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Thanael wrote:


And an older thread about Good modules for a pirate campaign

Best post of that thread.

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Louis Agresta wrote:
For original worlds and big maps, you might want to check out this kickstarter.

I backed Worldspinner on Day 1. :) Thanks for the tip, though, and I hope more people do. Looks like a great map-making/world-building tool.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Thanael wrote:
Book of Magic Pirate Spells from Jon Brazer Enterprises

Thank you for mentioning this (since I didn't see the thread myself at first).

Also, I would recommend Book of Multifarious Munitions: 10 Pirate Ships. This will add some spice to your sea vehicles.

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