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13th Age: Now For a Deadly Monster

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

13th Age CompatibleSo I’ve been working on a number of 13th Age monsters in my spare time. I am really liking what I’ve done so far. However, there are a few that I would like feedback on how to tighten them up, particularly on the body slump ability. I would really appreciate your feedback. Note: this isn’t edited yet, so the verbage may be a little rough.


Starak

AC 29
PD 27
MD 23
HP 1,296
This enormous, fanged, stubby horned, clawed, razor-backed, ugly quadruped bears a skin of living rock.
Huge 13th level wrecker
[aberration]
Initiative +18

C: Bite +18 vs AC—100 damage
Natural odd hit: Starak can make a free buried alive attack.

Jawbone impale +18 vs AC (2 attacks)—90 damage
Natural 16+: Target’s speed is hampered until the end of the starak’s next turn.

R: Earth spike +18 vs AC—180 damage
Natural 12+ hit: Starak can make a free knock flying attack.

[Special trigger] Knock flying +18 vs PD—Unless the target can fly, the target is hurrled into the air and falls back to the ground, dealing 50 damage
Natural even hit: Target is hampered until the end of the starak’s next turn.
Natural 18+: Target is knocked into the far away range increment.

Acid immunity: A starak does not take acid damage.

Burrow: As the standard monster ability (see the 13th Age Core Rulebook, Chapter 7).

Nastier Specials
Foot stomp (all nearby enemies) +18 vs PD—target is stuck and vulnerable until the end of the starak’s next turn

[Special trigger] Buried alive +18 vs PD—Starak uses its pointy nose to move some of the earth and deposit the target in the hole before covering the target back up, dealing 50 ongoing damage. The target must start making last gasp saves as it is crushed by the mounds of dirt on top of it. The ongoing damage continues until either the target has succeeded his last gasp save (where it digs itself out) or the target is rescued (requiring another character to succeed a hard save to undig the character) or the target dies.

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The “I’m Not Going To PaizoCon” Sale

July 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Book of Beasts: Monster of the Shadow PlaneNot Going to PaizoCon? While you’re waiting for all the announcements about upcoming releases and spoilers, grab these exciting supplements at amazing prices. Give your gaming group an unexpected surprise with terrible monsters or dastardly NPCs. Surprise your friends with the perfect spell. Try out a new race, or ride a badass vehicle while storming the castle. Get all this and more in the I’m Not Going to PaizoCon Sale.

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Pathfinder: $1 and $2 River Nations Sale

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

image Return to classic fantasy in the River Nations. Whether your players are putting an stop to a bloody baron or starting their own kingdom, the River Nations series is everything you need. This $1 and $2 sale has all the resources you need, at up to 67% off the regular price. The sale lasts only one week, though, so grab these titles today!

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The “Not the GM’s Day Sale” Going on NOW

March 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesThe Not the GM’s Day Sale is going on right now at d20PFSRD.com. Take 30% off all our releases over $1. That means 30% off the Book of the River Nations, 30% off Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, 30% off Book of Heroic Races: Reapers, 30% off Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes, and even, oh myyy, 30% off Treasury of the Sands, our latest release of Magic Items designed for the Mummy’s Mask AP.

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Pathfinder: Our Present To You

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player's CompanionIt’s the holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Boxing Day or the Winter Solstice or Festivus or any others. Our present to you this season is a $2 sale on printer Shadowsfall books. As the days grow shorter, play on the Plane of Shadows, where high noon looks light twilight and a blood red moon shines on a good night. Grab the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane and Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Players Companion in print today for a holiday miracle of a price.

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13th Age: The Great Druid Summons Monsters To Your Game

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid (13th Age)13th Age Compatible

Terrible beasts, intimidating giants, freezing insects and other dangers of nature await you within the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid. These inspiring monsters let you assault, frighten or befriend your players in new and exciting ways. Each has some connection to the Great Druid Icon, a powerful lover of nature that will stop at nothing to prevent the encroachment of civilization upon the wilderness. The exact nature of that connection is for you to know and your players to discover.

Inside this 12 page PDF, you will find 11 monsters that:

  • range from levels 0 through 7
  • fill the caster, leader, mook, spoiler, troop, and wrecker roles
  • have a unique connection to the Great Druid Icon as well as other Icons in your game

Challenge your players in ways they never expected.

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Pathfinder: Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes Now in Print

August 26, 2013 2 comments

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesThe Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes, the premiere monster book for for high level and mythic Pathfinder games, is now available in print. This book is chocked full of monsters of terrifying power, difficult to build NPCs to be feared, demigods that inspire awe and trembling, and traps to keep your players on their toes, all of which at a level of difficulty that few have seen to date. Order it today at your local game store, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, d20PFSRD, or many fine gaming websites.

Pathfinder: Traps of Doom

July 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesAll week long we are looking at what is in the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes. Monday we listed all the monsters, NPCs, demigods and traps by CR. Tuesday we showed off the artwork within. Wednesday showed you how complex the NPCs were with all the class levels, archetypes, racial options, and templates layered on top of each other. Finally, today were are showing off the traps within.

High level traps are in short supply and imaginative traps that are more than a spell are even more rare. So we bring you a total of 12 traps covering CRs ranging from 15 to 24. Below are two such traps. We hope that these will be useful in making your players afraid and enhancing your world.

Collapsing Wall of Skulls CR 19
Type mechanical; Perception DC 29; Disable Device DC 29
Effects
Trigger location; Reset manual
Effect collapsing wall (20d6 bludgeoning damage); DC 25 Reflex avoids; multiple targets (all targets in a 5 ft. x 30 ft.-square area), onset delay (1 round)
Both sides of this thirty foot long hallway are composed entirely of humanoid skulls. One of the walls is a trap. The skulls on that wall are designed to fall on all those in the hallway, crushing them beneath their weight. The trap’s trigger is the five-foot space in front of the locked door at the end of the hallway. Any creature that stands on that spot for more than a round will trigger an avalanche of skulls. If a creature stands on the trigger and leaves before the end of its next turn, the trap’s timer resets. Trap cost: 4,750 gp. Construction DC: Craft (traps) 35.

Acid Spray Trap CR 23
Type
mechanical; Perception DC 44; Disable Device DC 44
Effects
Trigger touch; Reset automatic (requires 1 day to regenerate acid); Bypass hidden lock (DC 35 Perception to locate, DC 40 Disable Device to open without a key)
Effect acid spray (16d6 acid damage) DC 29 Reflex half; multiple targets (all targets in a 40-ft. by 80 ft.-square room)
Triggering an acid spray trap requires touching the handle of a door that leads deeper into the dungeon. Once it is triggered, acid sprays out of a number of tiny holes in the stonework around the room (Perception check DC 45 to notice). Nowhere in the area is safe from the acid, although a Reflex save (DC 29) reduces the damage by half. A hidden lock, near the dungeon’s original entrance, prevents the acid from spraying. Trap cost: 28,000 gp. Construction DC: Craft (traps) 40.

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Pathfinder: Beyond Monsters, Legendary NPCs

July 17, 2013 1 comment

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesAll week long, we are sharing what is in the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes monster book for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Monday we showed you a listing of all monsters, NPCs, demigods and traps by CR. Yesterday, we showed you some of the beautiful full-color art within. Today we want to talk to you about the NPCs.

Originally, I was going to post another a monster from the book, but I have actually posted several monsters from the book both here on JonBrazer.com (such as the millennial worm and the blightrat) as well as some in our newsletter (sign up here for exclusive previews). So today I decided to share with you details on the NPCs.

At its core, the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes is a monster book, it is, however, so much more than that. This book contains within some of the hardest to build NPCs out there. You will not find any dwarf fighters here. We are talking about monsters with archetyped class level and templates stacked on top of each other to make a truly dizzying array of ability to throw at your players. We know how difficult it is to come up with some really spectacular array of NPCs across multiple books. So we took care of that for you.

Here are all of the options you will find within the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes:

  • Banshee witch 12
  • Awakened fortune-blessed unseelie dire tiger rogue (thug) 11
  • Half-fiend drider sorcerer 9
  • Fire giant ranger (skirmisher) 14
  • Oread worm that walks cleric 19
  • Wyrm magma dragon ravener
  • Aasimar lich sorcerer 13 dragon disciple 6
  • Ghost cyclops rogue 9
  • Shadow demon fighter 14
  • Ratfolk diviner (foresight) 3 oracle 6 mystic theurge 10
  • Dark stalker juju zombie antipaladin 19

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Pathfinder: Artwork of Legendary Foes

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesAll week long we are previewing the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes. Yesterday we looked at the spread of CRs that this book covers. Today we are looking at the artwork. Did we mention this book is full color? That is right. All the artwork (and there is alot of it) is entirely in full color. Not just the PDF, but the print book as well. You are in for a real treat with this book.

The cover was expertly drawn by Rodrigo Martins, who’s artwork can be found throughout this book. Many other artists have artwork inside. Here are just a few of the pieces you will see inside.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Artist: Ryan Sumo

Artist: Ryan Sumo

Artist: Forrest Imel

Artist: Forrest Imel

Artist: Rodrigo Martins

Artist: Rodrigo Martins

Artist: Maxwell Song

Artist: Maxwell Song

Artist: Forrest Imel

Artist: Forrest Imel

Artist Ryan Sumo

Artist Ryan Sumo

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