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Star Log.EM-009: Mechanic Options

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:25
 Mechanic OptionsPublisher: Rogue Genius Games

By Alexander Augunas

Take your Starfinder campaign to new heights with Everyman Gaming’s Star Log.EM series! This high-crunch series specializes in everything from fantastic new aliens from recently discovered biomes to exciting new archetypes, feats, and class options based on futuristic ideology and traditional fantasy alike. Each week, a different Star Log.EM tackles a new, exciting topic.

This installment of Star Log.EM includes: 1,000 words detailing a host of new mechanic tricks, including tricks that improve the mechanic’s ability to set explosives, allow them to set up a hedge fund for crafting and building things, enables them to use technology to make combat maneuvers at range, fine-tune their ability to attack foes with grenades, and more! Also included is a brief look at mechanics in Rogue Genius Games’s Blood Space campaign setting, specifically how mechanics live, work, and operate throughout the Xa-Osoro System.

The Star Log.EM series—Starfinder for tomorrow!

Price: $2.95
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Everyman Minis: Occultic Singularity Ritual

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:15
 Occultic Singularity RitualPublisher: Rogue Genius Games

By Clinton Boomer

For the Pathfinder RPG customer who wants a little more, Everyman Gaming is proud to introduce Everyman Minis! Uniting several high-quality Pathfinder RPG freelancers under a single product line, each week a different Everyman Gaming author or freelancer tackles an exciting new topic by creating a miniature product specially designed to scratch that product’s particular itch.

This installment of Everyman Minis includes: 1,000 words detailing the Macabre Pledge of Occultic Singularity ritual, which enables creepy cult masters to better keep an eye on their subordinates, indoctrinate new members into the cult, and even keep a watchful eye on the cult’s members from afar. Also included are several alterations that ritual casters can make in order to further supplement the ritual’s effects by adding additional materials and foci to the ritual.

With Everyman Gaming, innovation is never more than a page away!

Price: $2.95
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Mugshots I: The Case of the Pacific Clipper

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:00
 The Case of the Pacific ClipperPublisher: Flying Buffalo

MugShots: The Case of the Pacific Clipper - solitaire and GM adventure. It's a quiet fall day in San Francisco. The year is 1937. The newspapers are all abuzz with news about the military buildup of Japan and the invasion of China. The offices of the Eureka Detective Agency are open for business and you're about to be handed the biggest case of your career. Juan T. Knight, the President of Pan Global Airways, has just called and wants you to come down to the airfield to solve a mystery. What's happening to the pacific clipper fleet? Is it sabotage? Revenge? Maybe even for the insurance. You have no idea, but you can bet there's far more to this case than meets the eye... 

This is the first in a series of Role-Playing books for contemporary adventures. Usable with Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes, this book contains a full-length solitaire adventure, Gamemasters maps and descriptions of plenty of characters from the 1930's for use in your own contemporary adventures. Plus a blank MSPE character sheet so you can roll up your own characters.

Written by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Dave Arenson and fully illustrated by T&T artist Steve Crompton.  80 pages of pulp adventure!

 

Price: $3.95
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How We (Sometimes) Name Cards

Paizo - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:00

How We (Sometimes) Name Cards

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sometimes we like to give you nice folks a window into the strange ways that Lone Shark and Paizo do things on the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Here's Chad on our patently rigorous standards for naming cards.

Way back when, we set out to make an adventure card game for the glorious world of Pathfinder. Our friends at Paizo had just the right Adventure Path in mind: Rise of the Runelords was being prepped for the Anniversary Edition. The developers had taken a fresh look at the story, the art was getting refreshed and expanded, and the publisher likes it when products lined up nicely. We—Lone Shark and Paizo both—set up a giant playtest, the results of which included "huge mounds of feedback" and "Vic learning more about various local FedEx policies and peccadilloes than any human should." Everything looked great, but...

While we were busily putting together the game system, the characters, the Adventure Path, and the giant box and tray, that still didn't cover everything. We still needed some introductory material—something to go into the base box alongside the first adventure. And because we knew that the second adventure was going to arrive two months after the first, we thought there was a decent chance that people would play the introduction more than once. (In this, we were both right and very wrong.) We talked to Paizo to see if they had any suggestions, and eventually settled on a few varied scenarios around Sandpoint. We conscripted the dragon Black Fang from an encounter in the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box, and from the Sandpoint appendix in Rise of the Runelords, we took the alchemist Pillbug Podiker and the handsome bandit leader Jubrayl Vhiski.

These names were obvious.

Thus armed with a cadre of ne'er's-do-well (I'm pretty sure that's the correct pluralization), we set about building some relatively simple scenarios around them. Black Fang got himself an eponymous Dungeon, Pillbug the poisoner gave us The Poison Pill, and Vhiski... Hmm.

The man with no scenario name.

As it turns out, I've heard at least three versions of this next part. Most agree that it was late, at the end of a long day. We were all sitting around a table, or a couple tables. There's always at least one laptop; sometimes next to piles of rough-cut cardstock, other times next to small fortress-walls made of Gary's Gaby's mostly-empty beverage containers. We're always tired. Someone always says "I dunno; just give it a name, and we'll figure it out later." Then someone says some version of "I got it" and types into a spreadsheet cell. Often someone looks at the spreadsheet and proclaims it perfect, done, finished, "Ship it!"—sometimes it's even the same person who entered it into the cell.

Now, something that you might not know, but probably could have guessed, is that both Lone Shark and Paizo always do a review pass on the material, just to make sure that everything lines up right—that the art matches the concept matches the name matches the world. Sometimes we catch things like "That is clearly not an Elf," so we change a trait. Other times, we've used a name that might be technically correct but just doesn't sound right—"Force Pike" is a perfectly reasonable Pathfinder weapon that will just not sound right to a huge number of people. And sometimes, the Lone Shark tendency to sneak perfectly innocently insert puns into the game runs afoul of Standards and Practices. For example...

Not the name his mom gave him.

Mike here, rudely interrupting Chad's soliloquy. Now, just look up there and you'll see: that is one handsome fellow. When we were thinking of dreamy chaps in old-timey naval garb for Skull & Shackles, one image came to mind: Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC production of Horatio Hornblower. So we wrote an art description asking for Cumberbatch in a faux–British naval uniform, just like he wore in that series. But we couldn't just name him "Benedict Cumberbatch," so we hopped over to the YouTube series How to Pronounce, which will teach you many things (but not how to correctly pronounce anything). The entry for Benedict Cumberbatch pronounces his name "Bucket Crunderdunder" (among other things). So that's what we named him. Of course, Vic caught wise to us and made us change that ridiculous name to something less ridiculous, so Heartbreak Hinsin was born. There's only one problem with this story: Benedict Cumberbatch was never actually in Horatio Hornblower—it was Ioan Gruffudd. So we based an ally on a mispronunciation of a mistake. Par for the course round the Lone Shark offices. OK, back to Chad.

In the case of the first base scenario for Runelords, the name Mike chose was in danger of running into this particular filter.

A pun like that only comes around every hundred years.

Brigandoom! It's like Brigadoon but with brigands! How droll!

Thing was, "Standards and Practices" (in this case, Paizo's development staff) had noticed our "clever" name, and flagged it for review. The jig was up, we thought. We'd have to abandon our fun name and come up with something else. Given how late we were in the process, we were starting to resign ourselves to a plain, boring name, when someone else spoke up; the Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, in fact.

"Far be it from me to stand between a man and his pun," Erik Mona said, and cleared the flag.

And we love him for it to this day.

Chad Brown
Adventure Card Game Lead Developer

Tags: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

2017-10-12T19:00:00Z
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Elemental Village - Wasteland Bundle

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:50
Elemental Village - Wasteland BundlePublisher: Dicey Ventures Studios

Not all land is lush and verdant. Sometimes a fire ravages the land, or the terrain does not befit greenery all year, or even at all. The Wasteland Trees pack gives you a chance to explore outside the verdant lands where most Elemental Villages might be found, fitting especially well in a fire land or winter/tundra setting. 

The Wastelands Pack has twelve (12) STL files, including burned trees, boulders, and rock formations. 

 

Price: $3.99
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Elemental Village - Verdant Trees Bundle

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:44
Elemental Village - Verdant Trees BundlePublisher: Dicey Ventures Studios

Every world needs trees and bushes! This first nature pack has all of the bush and tree files that you could ever need to populate your Elemental Village and provide some much needed shade and greenery.

The Verdant Trees STL pack includes eleven (11) STL files, including 4 bushes and 7 trees. 

 

Price: $3.99
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Gregorius21778: What the Smithy has to offer

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:40
 What the Smithy has to offerPublisher: Kai Pütz a.k.a Gregorius21778

Attention please! The preview shows you the whole of the product, so that you may read it first and then decide how much you want to give me for my effort. Thank you, and please remember: everything counts in large amounts.

Do you players tend to ask “what is up for sale?” instead of stating what their characters are looking for?

What the smithy has to offer is a quick and easy, d100-based list with weapons and armor that may be offered for sale at the next forge the PC pay a visit while they hit the town. Simply roll 2 - 5 times (or: 1d4+1 times) with a d100 to see what may be had. All entries are based upon and compatible with the item list of Lamentations of the Flame Princess ™, and the prices thereby assume “silver standard”. Most entries are about individual items and include additional house rules.


This product is an independent production by Gregorius21778 and is not affiliated with Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a registered trademark owned by James Edward Raggi IV.

Price: $0.50
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Save Vs. Cave Clan Caves

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:35
Save Vs. Cave Clan CavesPublisher: Gabriel Pickard

Seven large (30x30 squares) and eight smaller sections (15x15) of plus tunnels. Usable by themselves or fit together to form sprawling monstrous liars suitable for orcs, goblin, and other primitive underground dwellers. Intended for virtual table tops.

Maps are for personal non commercial use only.  Resale or redistribution in whole or part regardless of modification is forbidden.  Happy gaming!

Price: $5.49
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Elemental Village - Brewery

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:25
Elemental Village - BreweryPublisher: Dicey Ventures Studios

Every village needs a way to make sure that its denizens can quench their thirst whenever the need arises. The Earth Brewery makes a perfect complimentary piece for the Earth Tavern or Dwelling and brings the Earth buildings a new option for the theme of your gaming table. 

The Earth Brewery is a multi-part model that includes all of the STL files necessary to 3D print the model.

Default scaled for 28mm games and is able to be re-scaled for print to be played with any game. Assembly and painting required. 

Need some guidance for a paint scheme? Check out our Elemental Village Color Guide that's free to download.

Price: $5.99
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GoldenSword Success Table (Tabloid-11x17 Size)

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:03
GoldenSword Success Table (Tabloid-11x17 Size)Publisher: Dimensionfold Games

Larger version of the Success Table for GM's with tired eyes

Price: $0.00
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GoldenSword Success Table (Letter Size)

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:48
GoldenSword Success Table (Letter Size)Publisher: Dimensionfold Games

Success Roll lookup table for GM use with GoldenSword system

Price: $0.00
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Clement Sector Referee Screen Panels (Portrait)

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:55
Clement Sector Referee Screen Panels (Portrait)Publisher: Gypsy Knights Games

At last, here it is!  The perfect GM screen for Clement Sector Referees!

On the interior, a wealth of information guaranteed to help out the Clement Sector Referee as he/she runs a game.

On the exterior, beautiful art by Ian Stead and Bradley Warnes which will get your players into the Clement Sector mood!

Please note that there are 12 pages in the PDF and 4 of those pages are blank.  This is required by the printing process for screen inserts.  This is not a mistake.

Price: $1.99
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Drop Zones: Valley of Crackling Snow (PFRPG Ed.)

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:47
 Valley of Crackling Snow (PFRPG Ed.)Publisher: DragonWing Games

By Matt Roth

Genre: Fantasy

System: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Appropriate Level: Adjustable for any number of adventurers from 1st to 12th level

Location: The Valley of Crackling Snow is relatively small location that could easily be inserted into any arctic or subarctic climate that offers enough room for a half-mile valley.

This mundane-looking alpine valley runs a half-mile between a pair of old and abandoned mines, where an oft-frozen creek divides the land. Although the water only flows for a few months out of the year, it and the surrounding snow hold a significant portion of copper run-off from the mine on the east side of the valley. Other than giving the snow a strange, coppery tinge, there doesn't appear to be anything special about this valley... except for the sound. On most nights, the valley simply crackles with electric-sounding noises. On particularly active nights, electricity arcs through the sky like some mockery of northern lights, whining with a high-pitched electrical whir as miniature suns dance among the stars.

This Drop Zone encounter is not designed to be another quest for heroes to embark upon or another series of combats in which to test their mettle, but as an opportunity to explore a unique geological phenomenon and its effect on a world of magic and fantasy. Will the party unravel the scientific mystery behind the lights and sounds of the Valley, or will the bizarre, mutated wildlife keep them away? Will they try to tame one of these unique beasts, or will they try to heal the damage electricity has done to the land? While there are plenty of dangers to be found in the Valley of Crackling Snow, hopefully it provides an interesting side trek to characters that only think they've seen it all!

What is a Drop Zone encounter?

A Drop Zone encounter is not an adventure in the usual sense, but is designed as a finite, independent area you can drop into most any campaign world. Each encounter is a geographic area that contains specific components, i.e. structures, events, creatures, items, effects, etc. All components are fully detailed along with several variations.

What a Drop Zone encounter doesn’t have is a specific plotline, an expected outcome. How your PCs react to the components of the encounter or how the components react to the PCs isn’t preordained. You are provided with numerous options and ideas to pick and choose from, all to help you mold this encounter towards your group’s and your campaign’s unique needs.   

You can weave each Drop Zone into the storyline of your own home brew campaign or simply use each as a short diversion between adventures. Either way, Drop Zones are a quick and effortless way to spice up the more unremarkable portions of your campaign world.

Price: $4.99
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Stock Art Dungeons - Map 15 - The Labyrinth

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:40
Stock Art Dungeons - Map 15 - The LabyrinthPublisher: Crooked Staff Publishing

Each product in the Stock Art Dungeons range offers publishers a single, full page, dungeon map (for use in their own publications) at a very affordable price.

This particular map (entitled 'The Labyrinth') is provided in the following formats:

  • A pdf booklet featuring the licence agreement*
  • A labelled PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled  PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled JPG image (scaled @ 70 pixels per square) for use with VTTs

(note that this map is the 'stock art' / 'publisher resource' version of one of those featured in The Little Book of Dungeons - Volume VI)

*see the full size preview for more details on the licence agreement

Price: $2.99
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Stock Art Dungeons - Map 14 - The Great Barrow

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:33
Stock Art Dungeons - Map 14 - The Great BarrowPublisher: Crooked Staff Publishing

Each product in the Stock Art Dungeons range offers publishers a single, full page, dungeon map (for use in their own publications) at a very affordable price.

This particular map (entitled 'The Great Barrow') is provided in the following formats:

  • A pdf booklet featuring the licence agreement*
  • A labelled PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled  PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled JPG image (scaled @ 70 pixels per square) for use with VTTs

(note that this map is the 'stock art' / 'publisher resource' version of one of those featured in The Little Book of Dungeons - Volume VI)

*see the full size preview for more details on the licence agreement

Price: $2.99
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Stock Art Dungeons - Map 13 - The Frozen Caves

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:27
Stock Art Dungeons - Map 13 - The Frozen CavesPublisher: Crooked Staff Publishing

Each product in the Stock Art Dungeons range offers publishers a single, full page, dungeon map (for use in their own publications) at a very affordable price.

This particular map (entitled 'The Frozen Caves') is provided in the following formats:

  • A pdf booklet featuring the licence agreement*
  • A labelled PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled  PNG image (measuring 8.5" x 11" @ 300dpi)
  • An unlabelled JPG image (scaled @ 70 pixels per square) for use with VTTs

(note that this map is the 'stock art' / 'publisher resource' version of one of those featured in The Little Book of Dungeons - Volume VI)

*see the full size preview for more details on the licence agreement

Price: $2.99
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Scott Harshbarger Presents: Urban Wolfman

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:27
 Urban WolfmanPublisher: Misfit Studios
Scott Harshbarger Presents: Urban Wolfman

 Urban Wolfman Scott Harshbarger SignatureThis stock art piece by Scott Harshbarger depicts an Urban Wolfman out for a walk about town.

This image is presented at 5 x 7 inches in size.

This black and white pencil purchase includes one JPG and one TIFF version, each at 300 dpi.

All art files are bundled in a ZIP file.

Scott Harshbarger Stock Art License Summary

All stock art is licensed for use in professional publications. Scott Harshbarger retains ownership of the work, meaning you cannot resell the art in your own art packs or the like, and may be required to post an artist credit. There are limits regarding how this art may be edited for use.

You must include the artist's copyright statement in all publications using the art under certain terms and conditions. You obtain a license to use the art, but do not own any rights to it beyond that.

Price: $2.99
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OWB01a: OWB: Character Sheet

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:15
 Character SheetPublisher: Small Niche Games

This character sheet is included in the WWII: Operation WhiteBox core rulebook. It is made available here in both grayscale and color PDFs for ease of printing. 

Price: $0.50
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Blood Dark Thirst

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:38
Blood Dark ThirstPublisher: Kort'thalis Publishing

All the bloodsucking, none of the baggage!

This is a complete vampire RPG where you get to play demonic bloodsuckers stalking the night, feeding on mortals, and reveling in the dark, pre-apocalyptic cities of the modern era.  Whether you're good, evil, or just out for yourself is completely up to you... but every choice has a price.

Blood Dark Thirst uses the VSd6 system, popularized by Alpha Blue, Crimson Dragon Slayer, and The Outer Presence.  That means it's extremely rules-light, old school, and easy to learn/play/run.  So, even though it uses d6 dice pools, rather than a standard d20, it's classified as 4th wave OSR.

While this does not contain a character sheet, a brief introductory scenario is provided.  When purchasing Blood Dark Thirst you get both the bloody parchment color version and printer-friendly black and white version.

Price: $4.00
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Battlemap : Winding Canyon

RPGNow - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:49
 Winding CanyonPublisher: Christian Hollnbuchner

This full color battlemap is the 373rd of a series featuring various terrains. This installment of the battlemap series features part of a winding, multilayered canyon.

The map is 28 x 30 squares in size, with each 1 inch square scaled to represent 5 feet. It is provided in 12 segments, which need to be assembled, in a single PDF using the letter format.

The product has been updated to include a large gridless JPG image of the map, intended for use with VTT software. It is 4032x4320 pixels in size at 144dpi.

Price: $1.43
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