RunePunk: Jobbers Tales #5

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 13:38
 Jobbers Tales #5Publisher: Reality Blurs

In Jobbers Tales #5: The Cost of Living, the jobbers are hired to investigate a recent factory explosion at HeartWell Manufacturing. They discover deceit and cover-ups on a colossal scale and must fight their way free from the madness found within its walls.

In our signature, streamlined digest form, each Jobber's Tale is self-contained and integrates seamlessly with our RunePunk Guidebook Series

Price: $3.00
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Gods of Gondwane

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 13:04
Gods of GondwanePublisher: Hari Ragat Games

Gods of Gondwane is a role-playing game of swords and sorcery, set in a pulp-style world of dinosaurs and a sinister alien presence that oppresses the inhabitants by imposing monstrous genetically engineered or mechanical 'gods' upon them. 


Over a hundred million years ago, the wisest of an ancient and incredibly advanced race looked into their future - and discovered their people were extinct. Vanished, without a trace. Their proud place had been taken over by the descendants of apes. And so they who would be called the Shapers began their Great Experiment. 


Casting their nets through space and time, the Shapers captured primitive hominids and accelerated their evolution, to find out how and why Man had supplanted them. When they failed to find the answer, they destroyed the cities their subjects had built, wiped them out, and tried again. Still the answer eluded them. 


And so the Shapers cast their nets further up the time stream ... into that place that we call the Bermuda Triangle, in that time we call the 20th century. The Eighteenth Cycle of the Great Experiment has begun ... and you have been summoned to be part of it.

 

 

 

Price: $0.00
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Lair Assault

WoTC D&D - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 08:00
By now, any of you who have tried D&D Lair Assault have had your chance to be mangled and burned to a crisp.
Categories: D&D

House of the Mind

WoTC D&D - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 08:00
Some dabblers in the arcane that succumbed to the temptation of easy power suffered more dire consequences.
Categories: D&D

Card Game Review: Fzzzt! (2010)

RPGnet - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 07:00
Playtest Review by Shannon Appelcline (4/4): A fun filler game, mixing auctions and set collection with a bit of deckbuilding.
Categories: Reviews

RPG Review: Out of Time (2011)

RPGnet - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 07:00
Capsule Review by kafka (5/5): Generally I am most impressed with quality and attention that Pelgrane spends on producing scenarios, as they are radically different than Chaosiums offerings and really set a refreshing tone to standard Cthulhu scenarios and this time is no different. I would be happy if Chaosium would specialize in sourcebooks and hand over writing of adventures to Pelgrane. They are short and a bit more work is needed by the Keeper but at the same time excellent. Notwithstanding, they show the results of being thoroughly play tested and re-edited from the original PDFs to become clearer and more concise. However, they are quite merciless when it comes to Sanity and Stability loss.
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RPG Review: Simple Superheroes (2011)

RPGnet - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 07:00
Playtest Review by Challenger RPG (3/5): This game is highly creative and rules light. It requires a good GM, but if you have that and you're interested in a light Super Heroes RPG it's a good buy. This is the best Super Heroes RPG I have ever played.
Categories: Reviews

AstroSynthesis v3.0

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 05:58
AstroSynthesis v3.0Publisher: NBOS Software

The universe is in 3D, so why map it in 2D? Use AstroSynthesis, NBOS's revolutionary star mapping system for sci-fi gamers, authors, and space buffs!

With AstroSynthesis, you can can map out large portions of space - plotting stars, interstellar routes, and subsectors. And best of all, you do it completely in 3D space! Zoom in and out on your sector, pan and rotate around stars, follow routes, and watch fantastic animation effects - all in 3D.

Because star systems contain so much data, AstroSynthesis also includes a powerful star system generator to help you fill out your map. With this generator it's possible to randomly create large areas of space - placing single and multiple star systems, nebula, and other stellar bodies on your sector map.

Do your players like to planet hop? AstroSynthesis works with Fractal Mapper. You can select any planet within any star system on your AstroSynthesis map, generate a surface elevation map for it, and export the surface map for use in Fractal Mapper as a world map!

 


Comprehensive Feature List:

3D Coordinates!
Map stars, black holes, space stations, and other stellar bodies in 3D space. Zoom in, out, rotate, and pan around your star map. See what stars look like from different vantage points.

Star System Generator
Generate planet-loads of detailed system information for thousands of star systems. The built-in star system generator creates detailed information about stars, their planets, moons, planetoids, and other objects in space! The star system generator isn't just a randomizer. It applies scientific principles during generation, taking into consideration matters of astronomy, physics, atmospheric chemistry, and planetary sciences during the generation process.

Not Just Stars!
Place other types of interstellar bodies on your sector map - black holes, white dwarfs, free objects, nebula, fleets, and others.

Animated Orbital Display
Exciting animated display of planet orbits around stars, and moons around planets. Move forward or backward in time at selected rates and watch as the planets move around their parent star according to Keplerian rules of planetary motion.

Planet Maps
Need a planet map? Automatically generate surface maps of any terrestrial planet! You can even edit the maps using Fractal World Explorer v1.8 (included for free with AstroSynthesis), and convert them into Fractal Mapper maps. AstroSynthesis can create great Gas Giant atmosphere images as well! And if you would rather assign your own planet map... You can do that too!

3D Models
Ships, Fleets, Space Stations, and other bodies are displayed as 3D models. You can pan and rotate around them, and zoom closer for a better look at any angle! And its easy to add your own 3D models. (several formats supported)

Blazon Images
You can assign images for uses as blazon images on the 3D map to identify political affiliations.

Stellar Routes
Display stellar routes between systems. Routes automatically show the distance of each route segment. You can even let the program generate hundreds or thousands of star routes automatically based on your criteria.

Large Star Maps
AstroSynthesis can easily track detailed system information for hundreds of thousands of stars! Under Windows XP, AstroSynthesis can handle sector map files greater than 4GB in size!

Scripting Interface
Create plug-ins using VBScript to enhance and extend the program's capabilities! Add features to the program menus, create your own windows, even create your own star system generators! AstroSynthesis' data files are also a common database format, and easily readable with most programming languages.

Animations
See incredible animation sequences as the program brings you on a tour of your star sector. You can even save them as movie files that others can watch!

Subsectors
Define sub-regions in your sector map to easily identify regions.

Display Filters
AstroSynthesis features powerful filtering options to let you toggle the display of stars based on population, habitability, political affiliation, and subsector. You can also filter routes to control their display based on their type.

Grids
Frame your star sector or subsector within a box or spherical grid, in any color you select.

Spheres of Influence
Place semi-transparent, 3D cube or spheres around stars to show areas of influence or other travel information.

Interplanetary Travel Calculator
Use the Travel Calculator to calculate travel times between planets in a star system, or between moons around a planet. Calculate travel times based on a given acceleration or velocity. Show travel times at specific dates, or for nearest and farthest approaches.

Search
With all those stars on your map, you'll love the Search feature that lets you look for specific stars and planets! Search for planets with populations, or objects of a certain type. Or you can search for bodies with a certain name. Or you can combine the criteria for more detailed searches.

Customizable Data
AstroSynthesis tracks a lot of data. But that doesn't mean you can't track your own data fields! You can customize your map to track your own data fields with each body on your map. This way you can customize your map to your specific campaign or sci-fi universe!

Notes
Store your notes about specific systems, stars, and planets right in your map! There's even a special place for the GM's notes.

Sector Report
AstroSynthesis can generate a hyperlinked HTML based report that shows all the details for each star system, as well as any surface maps assigned to planets.

Image Export
Export your map to a 2D friendly graphic file, or capture an image of the current 3D view. You can export files as Windows bitmaps (.bmp), JPEG's (.jpg), Portable Network Graphics (.png), or Windows Metafiles (.emf)

Printing
Print a 2D friendly map of your 3D star sector. You can print across multiple pages to create great poster sized maps! You can even print or export specific sections of your map. The handy print preview feature lets you see how your multi-page prints will tile together.

Real Universe Data
Included is a sample map containing all stars within 20 ly of Sol. Other data sets (100 ly, 500 ly, 1000 ly, etc) are available as downloads from our web site!

Data Import
Great for experienced star mappers! Import .csv data files created from other stellar database. Or use the .xml import to bring in data stored in AstroSynthesis' XML format.

Fractal Mapper Integration
If you're one of the thousands using our flagship campaign mapping program, Fractal Mapper, you'll be happy to know you can export surface maps of planets generated within AstroSynthesis to FM's format. In FM you can add in your city markers, national boundaries, roads, rivers... whatever you'd like!

Fractal Terrains integration
If you own ProFantasy's Fractal Terrains, you can choose to use that as the default planet generating engine. AstroSynthesis can call the FT engine to let you generate and edit planetary surface maps! From there you can export your surface maps for use in ProFantasy's Campaign Cartographer! (note: requires a version of Fractal Terrains from October 2004 or later).

Screenshots

Main map display Main Map & Data display

The planet graphic was generated
by the program - each one is different! Main Map - stars

Close-up of star flares Alternate star display

Use your own images to mark systems on your map Multiple Star Systems

AstroSynthesis supports single and multiple star systems Orbital display Solar system orbits

Display planet orbits around stars! Planet and it's moons

Display moons orbiting around parent planets Surface Maps Create planet maps!

Unique map generated for a
planet based on its properties Edit maps, too.

Same planet being edited with
Fractal World Explorer (included) Fractal Mapper integration!

The same map converted
into a Fractal Mapper map FM integration

Same map, exported to FM
with different settings Other features Travel Calculator

Calculate travel times between planets! Printing

Tile across pages,
preview before you print Image Export


Export 2D versions of your
map to common image formats Printable Report

Create an HTML based report on your star sector


System Requirements:

  • Intel Pentium® IV class PC or comparable with 1GB (1024MB) RAM. 2GB (2048MB) RAM or greater recommended.
  • 200 meg free hard disk space.
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, and XP officially supported.
  • A video card featuring OpenGL graphics acceleration.
Price: $34.95
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AstroSynthesis v3.0 (UPGRADE)

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 05:32
AstroSynthesis v3.0 (UPGRADE)Publisher: NBOS Software

 

>>> This is an upgrade edition for owners of previous versions of AstroSynthesis. This edition of AstroSynthesis upgrades versions 1.0 or 2.0 to the latest, 3.0. You do not need this upgrade if you already have AstroSynthesis 3.0 <<<



New features of AstroSynthesis v3.0
Whether you are mapping local space, or an extensive interstellar empire, AstroSynthesis 3.0 will give you the tools you need to create your sci-fi universe!

Check out some of AstroSynthesis 3.0’s new features:

New Integrated Orbital Display
The orbital display is now seamlessly integrated into the main window, allowing you to quickly switch back and forth between the 3D star map display and orbital views.

Multiple Star System Display
Perhaps the most requested feature to date – the orbital view now displays 3D renditions of multiple star systems! This includes both ‘simple’ multiple star systems, and complex Far Multiple systems that themselves contain one or more Close Multiple systems.

Flexible System Generator
The star system generator now lets you select the relative frequencies of occurrence for each type of stellar body. So you can, for example, tell the generator to generate more gas giants, or fewer multiple star systems.

Terraforming
The amount of ‘terraforming’ – alterations to a planet to make it hospitable – can now be controlled during system generation. You can opt to have the generator perform no terraforming, making hospitable worlds rare, or you can have it perform a lot of terraforming, placing hospitable worlds in nearly any system that can feasibly sustain them. Or select any of the levels of terraforming in between.

Fixed-Number Star System Generation
In addition to being able to generate a map of a specific size, you can now select a specific number of star systems to generate, and let the program automatically size the sector.

On the Fly Surface Map Generation
As soon as a terrestrial or gas giant planet is selected in the system data display, a surface map for the planet is immediately generated. You no longer need to right click and request the surface map be generated. In addition, the speed of surface map generation has been greatly increased, and the processing can now take full advantage of multi-core processors.

3D Models
Ships, Fleets, Space Stations, and other bodies are now displayed as 3D models, rather than simple images. You can pan and rotate around them, and zoom closer for a better look at any angle! And its easy to add your own 3D models. (several formats supported)

Background Images
Place background images on your map to produce visually gripping 3D displays!

Anti-Aliased Graphics
AstroSynthesis 3.0 supports hardware based anti-aliasing, and will enable it if your graphics card supports such functionality (most do). This allows the program to generate higher quality and smoother graphics and effects.

Natural Language Search
AstroSynthesis 3.0 supports an enhanced searching system called Natural Language Search. This new feature allows you to search your sector map by querying virtually any attribute - such as name, population, body type, atmosphere, political affiliation, gravity, and even custom fields – using simple English-like terms.

Sector Date and Time Tracking
AstroSynthesis now tracks a sector-wide date and time. This is great for keeping track of your party's travel times, and integrates directly with the updated Travel Calculator

Travel Calculator
You can now use the travel calculator to calculate travel times for interstellar travel. In addition, the scripting API has been updated to allow plugins to work with the travel calculator for game/milieu specific interstellar travel modes.

Video Recording / Movie Making
Movie creation has been completely re-written for version 3. Rather than simply being able to create movie files from certain pre-defined animations, you can now record all your actions within the program to a .WMV movie file. Thus you can record directly to a video file as you zoom and pan around your map, select systems, and even as you switch back and forth between the sector and orbital views!

New Storage Engine
AstroSynthesis now uses a fully featured, extensively tested SQL database engine for storing its data. This allows for very large sector maps and increased reliability when storing your map. In addition, since the files are a common database format, its easy to access your sector map’s data in external scripts or programs.

Automatic Updater
There is a new, built-in software updater which will notify you whenever updates to AstroSynthesis are available, and can also automatically download and apply program updates.

Better Windows 7/ Vista support
AstroSynthesis has been updated to work better with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

System Requirements:

  • Intel Pentium® IV class PC or comparable with 1GB (1024MB) RAM. 2GB (2048MB) RAM or greater recommended.
  • 200 meg free hard disk space.
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, and XP officially supported.
  • A video card featuring OpenGL graphics acceleration.
Price: $20.00
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The Legacy of Heroes: A Fantasy Role-Playing Game - Player's Guide

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 05:02
 A Fantasy Role-Playing Game - Player's GuidePublisher: Venture Land Games

The Legacy of Heroes is a Fantasy Role Playing Game with a singular focus: imagination. The Legacy of Heroes Player's Guide offers everything you need to bring the myriad characters from movies, literature, mythology and anything else you can imagine to life on the page before you. This book contains 11 races, 11 classes, 40 heroic arcs and all the spells, styles, equipment, magic items and more you need for your own brave heroes to move from character to legend. The Legacy of Heroes exciting Heroic Talent and Heroic Moment systems empower the players to create truly memorable role-playing experiences like never before.

The Legacy of Heroes is a collaborative story-telling game designed to harness the most powerful tool in the history of gaming: the combination of the player's imagination and the game master's story. This book facilitates that collaboration by giving you, the player, the tools you need for the stories you imagine in an efficient, simple, and familiar system based on the OGL license.

The only question is, are you ready for your own legacy?

 

Price: $14.99
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Ultimate Feat Decks: Ultimate Magic (PFRPG)

RPGNow - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 05:02
 Ultimate Magic  (PFRPG)Publisher: LPJ Design

Wish you didn't have to flip through books or searching PDFs every time you want to know what your feat did? You can't see to remember the modifier, duration or bonus you get off the top of your head? Help is coming for you in the form of Ultimate Feat Decks: Ultimate Magic. For use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game players and GMs! Ultimate Feat Decks: Ultimate Magic are printable cards for players and GMs alike which makes managing and knowing all you unique and interesting feats simple and easy. Now your storehouse of feats will fit right in the palm of your hand with these easy to use, convenient feat decks. Each card contains the significant and relevant rules and description of a different feat for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. If you play Pathfinder, then you have to have this product. Created by LPJ Design.

Price: $2.99
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September 16, 2011: This One Should Have Been First

Steve Jackson Games - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 05:00


Dance With Baby Man When I first shuffled through the cards from Munchkin Axe Cop, Dance With Baby Man went directly into the "must use for sneak peek" pile. It may be just a GUAL (Go Up A Level) card -- although you'd never say "just" during the game -- but the idea of Axe Cop and Baby Man doing some sort of dance routine sets off a mini-giggle-fest inside my head every time.



(The bad dance club mix I imagine playing in the background doesn't help either.)



Dance With Baby Man can be found with many other GUAL cards in Munchkin Axe Cop, available this fall in game stores everywhere.



-- Paul Chapman

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Standard Stock Art Mega-Bundle [BUNDLE]

RPGNow - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 19:55
Standard Stock Art Mega-Bundle [BUNDLE]Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
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Quick Covers- Buckled Cover
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Standard Stock Art - Quick CoversBuckled Cover

Quick Covers - Buckled Cover illustrated by Rick Hershey

This is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 250 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11.Set Includes:- 4 separate colored versions with transparent insets and an assortment of graphic additions for multiple uses.

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Standard Stock Art - Quick CoversLandscape Edition

Quick Covers - Landscape Edition illustrated by Rick Hershey

This is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 300 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11.Set Includes:- 4 separate colored versions

Transparent Background Inset Parchment Bronze Blue Black/Dark

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Quick Covers- Vol.1: Leather and Brass
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Standard Stock Art - Quick CoversVol. 1 : Leather and Brass

Quick Covers - Vol.1: Leather and Brass illustrated by Rick HersheyThis is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 150 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11.

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Standard Stock Art - Quick CoversVol. 2 : Leather and Brass

Quick Covers - Vol.2: Leather and Brass illustrated by Rick HersheyThis is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 150 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11.Set Includes:- 4 separate colored versions (brown, blue, green, black)- Each version comes with a standard version and a version with metal fixtures. Artwork License: A special license is included which allows our clients to alter or modify any illustrations in this set in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

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Standard Stock Art - Quick CoversVol. 3 : Stitched Hide

Quick Covers - Vol.3: Stitched Hide illustrated by Rick Hershey

This is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 150 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11.Set Includes:- 4 separate colored versions (brown, red, blue, green)- Each version comes with a standard version and a version with stitches. Artwork License: A special license is included which allows our clients to alter or modify any illustrations in this set in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

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Standard Stock Art - Quick Covers Vol. 6: Stitched Flesh
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Quick Covers - Vol.6: Stitched Flesh illustrated by Rick Hershey

This is a collection of 4 print quality covers available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each cover is designed to act as a stand alone graphic or to have images inserted in them from other Standard Stock Art sets. All covers are colored, 150 dpi tiff images sized at 8.5x11. Set Includes: - 4 separate colored versions (brown, red, black, green) - Each version comes with a standard version and a version splattered and stained with blood.

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Standard Stock Art: 9 Fantasy Portraits
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Standard Stock Art: 9 Fantasy Portraits

9 illustrations by Rick HersheyFantasy Portraits is a collection of 9 print quality illustrations available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page or larger format

Portraits Include:

- Archer (female)

- Barbarian (female)

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- Knight (male)

- Priestess/Shaman (female)

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- Thief (male)

- Demon (female)

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Standard Stock Art: Cats

Cats by Rick HersheyCats is a collection of 3 print quality illustrations available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page or larger format.

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- Female Cat Humanoid

- Male Cat Humanoid

- Cat/Hamster pet

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Standard Stock Art: Creature Pack

Creature Pack by Rick HersheyCreature Pack is a collection of 4 print quality illustrations available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page or larger format.

Images Include:

- Demon

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- Ogre

- Skeleton

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 3 - Dwarves
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Standard Stock Art: Issue 3

Dwarves illustrated by Rick HersheyDwarves is a collection of 5 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are black & white and color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format. Set Includes:

Asian Dwarf - Color and B&WBarbarian Dwarf - Color and B&WBone Lord Dwarf - Color and B&W

Classic Dwarf - Color and B&W

Spellcaster Dwarf - Color and B&W

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 5- Orc Fighters
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Standard Stock Art: Issue 5

Orc Fighters illustrated by Rick HersheyOrc Fighters is a collection of 4 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format with transparent backgrounds

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 6 - Vile Beasts
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Standard Stock Art: Issue 6

Vile Beasts illustrated by Rick HersheyVile Beasts is a collection of 5 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format with transparent backgrounds

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 7 - Humanoids, Vol. 1
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Standard Stock Art: Issue 7

Humanoids, Volume One, illustrated by Rick HersheyHumanoids Volume One is a collection of 4 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format with transparent backgrounds

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 8

Assorted Items, Volume One, illustrated by Rick HersheyAssorted Items, Volume One is a collection of 14 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format with transparent backgrounds

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Standard Stock Art: Issue 9

Assorted Items, Volume Two, illustrated by Rick HersheyAssorted Items, Volume Two is a collection of 16 print quality illustration available for use by publishers, gamers, websites, etc. Each quality illustration is designed to act as a standalone image. All illustrations are color, 300 dpi tiff illustrations in 1/4 page format with transparent backgrounds

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Standard Stock Art: Jeremy Mohler Cover #1
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Jeremy Mohler attended both the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated with a BFA in Illustration and Design.

He has done a variety of freelance work for a variety of publishers (Archaia Studios Press, Upper Deck Entertainment, Goodman Games, Kunoichi Kreative, to name just a few of his clients), doing web-design and illustration.

Jeremy Mohler's work has been featured in Spectrum Art Book #15 and The New Masters of Fantasy: Volume III

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Jeremy Mohler attended both the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated with a BFA in Illustration and Design.

He has done a variety of freelance work for a variety of publishers (Archaia Studios Press, Upper Deck Entertainment, Goodman Games, Kunoichi Kreative, to name just a few of his clients), doing web-design and illustration.

Jeremy Mohler's work has been featured in Spectrum Art Book #15 and The New Masters of Fantasy: Volume III

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Standard Stock Art: Jeremy Mohler Fantasy Interiors #1
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This product includes 7 greyscaled images with a solid black border.

- Burning building

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- Wolf Princess

- Wolves

 

 

Jeremy Mohler attended both the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. and the Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated with a BFA in Illustration and Design.

He has done a variety of freelance work for a variety of publishers (Archaia Studios Press, Upper Deck Entertainment, Goodman Games, Kunoichi Kreative, to name just a few of his clients), doing web-design and illustration.

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Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features

Paizo - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 18:30

Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Page 199 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook says, “When you attempt to perform a combat maneuver, make an attack roll and add your CMB in place of your normal attack bonus. Add any bonuses you currently have on attack rolls due to spells, feats, and other effects. These bonuses must be applicable to the weapon or attack used to perform the maneuver.” That last sentence implies that some weapons apply their bonuses on combat maneuver checks, and some do not. So how do you know which weapons do? The answer depends on what kind of combat maneuver you’re attempting, and in some cases what kind of weapon you’re using.

Disarm, sunder, and trip are normally the only kinds of combat maneuvers in which you’re actually using a weapon (natural weapons and unarmed strikes are considered weapons for this purpose) to perform the maneuver, and therefore the weapon’s bonuses (enhancement bonuses, feats such as Weapon Focus, fighter weapon training, and so on) apply to the roll.

For other maneuvers, either you’re not using a weapon at all, or the weapon is incidental to making the maneuver and its bonuses shouldn’t make you better at attempting the maneuver. For example, just because you have a +5 greatsword doesn’t mean it gives you a +5 bonus on dirty trick checks (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 320), and just because you have a +5 dagger doesn’t mean it gives you a +5 bonus on grapple checks. Of course, the GM is free to rule that in certain circumstances, a creature can apply weapon bonuses for these maneuvers, such as when using a sap in a dirty trick maneuver to hit an opponent in a sensitive spot.

There is a special exception to the above rules. If you’re using a weapon with the trip special feature, and you’re attempting a drag or reposition combat maneuver (Advanced Player’s Guide 321–322), you may apply the weapon’s bonuses to the roll because trip weapons are also suitable for dragging and repositioning (this also means we don’t have to add “drag” and “reposition” weapon properties to existing weapons).

Additionally, the polearm master fighter archetype (Advanced Player’s Guide 106) has an ability called sweeping fend that allows the fighter to use any spear or polearm to make bull rush or trip maneuvers. For the bull rush, this is a specific exception that overrides the general rule of “weapon bonuses don’t apply on bull rushes.” For the trip, the text as written is redundant because anyone can already use a weapon as part of a trip attempt, so giving the polearm master this ability has no effect. This ability needs to be updated as follows.

Update: On page 106 of the Advanced Player’s Guide, Polearm Master, Sweeping Fend ability, delete the second sentence. Replace the first sentence with “At 13th level, a polearm master can use any spear or polearm to make bull rush maneuvers, though he takes a –4 penalty on combat maneuver checks when making such attempts. When using a spear or polearm to make a trip maneuver, he treats these weapons as if they had the trip weapon feature.”

Sean K Reynolds
Designer

Tags: Design Tuesdays, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

2011-09-27T18:30:00Z
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#1 with a Bullet Point: 13 Witch Hexes

Super Genius Games - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 16:07
1 idea, 1 page, 1 dollar

Is there a more colorful and recognizable figure in folklore and fantasy than the witch? #1 with a Bullet Point: 13 Witch Hexes puts the “wicked” in this character archetype, giving you 13 flavorful witch hexes that play upon the iconic image of the witch. From come hither look to wound drinker, give your witch some bite with these great hexes. If you haven’t checked out our #1 with a Bullet Point items yet, why not give this one a try? Seriously, what do you have to lose? (Just a dollar!)

Each title in the #1 with a Bullet Point series brings you a short, sharp batch of mechanics on a single, focused topic. The concept is simple: Strip away the fluff and the extras to bring you one idea, in one page, for one dollar. #1 with a Bullet Point products are usually released in addition to SGG’s normal weekly product.

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The Kerberos Club (FATE Edition): Conviction Aspects

Arc Dream Publishing - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 08:42
(Crossposted on Spirit of the Blank.) When I think about the original Wild Talents version of The Kerberos Club, I tend to think of Benjamin Baugh‘s fantastic treatment of the...
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Very Perceptive

WoTC D&D - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 08:00
There are some changes here with the column. The biggest being that I'm writing it. Who am I? Monte Cook.
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Starting Over

WoTC D&D - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 08:00
Every campaign ends. We hope this occurs in your case after your grand plans have blossomed to fruition, but sometimes real-life obstacles interfere with your plans.
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Clipart Critters 202 - Mantis Shaman

RPGNow - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 07:29
Clipart Critters 202 - Mantis ShamanPublisher: Postmortem Studios

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Clipart Critters 201 - Human Sacrifice

RPGNow - Tue, 09/27/2011 - 07:24
Clipart Critters 201 - Human SacrificePublisher: Postmortem Studios

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