Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Creature—Hex Maw

I have a massive list of ideas for monsters sitting around. While deciding on what to write about, I stumbled upon this little entry: "Monster that damages prepped spells." A massive grin came upon my face, the kind that only a fellow GM can truly understand. I'm not one to hate on my players, but I think most anyone will agree that sometimes the wizard, cleric, or even the new-fangled arcanist should be scared, if only for a moment. Thus, the hex maw was born!

This creature was designed mostly to bring that caster down a peg, it's really not good for much else. However, I didn't design this with the intent of throwing one at the wizard around every turn. It's more of a one-scene wonder, meant to freak the caster out just the once (or twice!) and then move on. It should hopefully be a memorable encounter. Check it out, after the jump.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Monster—The Yampe

I'm a big fan of Castlevania. One of my favorite monsters is the Imp. The imp is not particularly powerful or scary. It's more of an annoyance than anything else. It will latch on to your character and you will stand there, continually attacking, until you mash enough buttons to break free. Nothing too crazy. 

I wanted to recreate the imp for Pathfinder, but found myself with a little problems: the imp already exists. Mind you, it exists as a devil. However, devils are more plain evil than tricky or malicious. Not only would the current imp not really fit with the idea of the creature, but devils are also not a match for the theme. Then I remembered my first foray with the pugwampi. Premiering in Howl of the Carrion King, the pugwampi are perfect tricksters. That's when I knew that gremlins were a far better fit for the creature. Looking a little into the history of the imp, I learned that their names are most likely derived from the term ympe.

With all that information in hand, I had a gremlin to terrorize players with: the yampe. Check him out after the jump.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Monster—The Spinner Stag


Some time ago, my group and I tried out World of Darkness. Stuff got a bit weird when I introduced a bit of time travel into the mix. This was accommodated by a creature I came to call the Spirit of Choice. The design of the creature I described was one meant to evoke infinite possibilities made manifest. I really liked that creature and decided to stat it up in Pathfinder. Check it out, after the jump.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On The Shoulders of Giants



Thanks to my players, I find myself in a situation where someone wants to climb on a dragon or some other larger creature. This has come up enough times, that I finally decided to come up with some rules on how to achieve this. They're quick and dirty, but I think they'll be enough to satisfy my table at the very least. The rules are after the jump, so let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mummy's Mask Encounter: The Leopard's Eye

I'm currently running a group through the Mummy's Mask Adventure Path. Having just completed Part 1 of The Half-Dead City, my players need a little boost in experience points to keep things in line with the recommended level. I decided to whip together a very simple encounter in a haunted bar. It can be found after the jump.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wrath of the Righteous NPCs Part 4: The Paladin

Irabeth Tirabade, righteous paladin of Iomedae, rounds out the friendly NPCs present in Book one of WotR. She is a hardy warrior, progressed after the jump.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wrath of the Righteous NPCs Part 3: The Noble

Horgus Gwerm is a funny character. He is a typical snooty noble who is too good for the situation he finds himself in. However, he is also a fun character to watch grow. With the help of the PCs, he can leave his selfish mindset and actually prove to be a valuable ally, more for his coin than his combat prowess. The PCs can choose to bring along Gwem in their adventures and for that, I present the updated Horgus Gwerm after the jump.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Monster—The Balekin


I have weird inspiration at times. Wesley Schneider's Bastardhall has been a locale that I've been itching to visit for years. I didn't get a chance to do so at PaizoCon 2013, but maybe this year. I've been wanting to investigate this place so much, that I even came up with a fictional product description in hopes of inspiring Wes to get to writing an adventure for it. In the description, I made up a creature called the balekin just for fun. It's something that has been sitting in my mind for a while and I figured I should stat it up. Let me present to you, the rancorous balekin, after the jump.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wrath of the Righteous NPCs Part 2: The Wizard

I continue with my series of NPC updates for Wrath of the Righteous. Today, I'll be progressing Aarvashnial, the elven Riftwarden. Stats are after the jump.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Wrath of the Righteous NPCs Part 1: The Rogue

With the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path coming to a close, I finally have a chance to read it. The first thing I noticed are the NPCs listed on the inside covers, presented as allies and enemies. As the AP progresses, these entries also present suggestions for advancing these NPCs if they continue fighting alongside the PCs. I've decided to follow these suggestion and advance all of the relevant NPCs on the inside cover. I present the stats for the rogue, Anevia Tirabade, after the jump.

[Edits: It has been brought to my attention that rogues do not have proficiency with longbows! I've corrected this by changing Anevia's longbow to a shortbow, as it was in her first statblock.]


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Saturday, February 15, 2014

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System Reference Document. Copyright 2000. Wizards of the Coast, Inc; Authors: Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, based on material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, © 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on
material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
Basidirond from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Cave Fisher from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Lawrence Schick.
Crystal Ooze from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Dark Creeper from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Rik Shepard.
Dark Stalker from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Simon Muth.
Dracolisk from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Froghemoth from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Giant Slug from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Ice Golem from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene.
Iron Cobra from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Philip Masters.
Mite from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott Greene,
based on original material by Ian Livingstone and Mark Barnes.
Nabasu Demon from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Russet Mold from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Shadow Demon from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Neville White.
Vegepygmy from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author Scott
Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.
Wood Golem from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Authors Scott
Greene and Patrick Lawinger.
Yellow Musk Creeper from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author
Scott Greene, based on original material by Albie Fiore.
Yellow Musk Zombie from the Tome of Horrors, © 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Author
Scott Greene, based on original material by Albie Fiore.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Works in Progress

Here is a list of my freelance work so far, sorted by publisher.

AAW Games
The Timeless Fort (2013) - 5th level adventure

Legendary Games
Hypercorps 2099 (2016) - Designer and Writer (Player Content, NPCs, and Settings)

Paizo Inc.
Ageless Ambitions (2016) - Pathfinder Society Scenario
Armor Master's Handbook (2016) - Armor Mastery Feats, Shield Mastery Feats
Blood of Shadows (2016) - Shadowy Archetypes, Fighting in the Dark
Dirty Tactics Toolbox (2015) - Sneak Attacks, Ambushes, Dirty Tricks
For Queen & Empire (2016) - Bestiary: Xiuh Couatl
Giant Hunter's Handbook (2014) - Spells
Heaven Unleashed (2016) - Ambithas, Entropic Hold
Monster Summoner's Handbook (2015) - Monster Summoners on Golarion, Binding and Calling

Outland Enterntainment
Villain Codex I (2016) - NPCs
Villain Codex II (2016) - NPC
Villain Codex III (2016, unreleased) - NPC

Rogue Genius Games
Master In Irons, Shojo Matsumo (2014) - NPC
Veranthea Codex (2015) - Designer and Writer (Player Content, NPCs, and Settings)
Lost Legends of Urethiel (2016) - Monsters