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13th Age: Now For a Deadly Monster

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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13th Age: Beware the Lich Queen and Her Agents

Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen AgentsIn a long running campaign involving the the forces of undead, you are going to need lots of NPC names. Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen Agents is here to help. This list of 100 names will give you the inspiration you need for when you are planning your next gaming session. Additionally, 5 of the agents in the list receive full stat blocks; each comes complete with relations to the other icons, giving you hooks to create your own adventures with. Beautifully illustrated, this supplement is ideal for your 13th Age campaign.

The 5 NPCs detailed inside are

  • Crematys, the Dragon-Lich (10th level caster)
  • The Devouring Dark, Colossal Shadow (8th level blocker)
  • Gravedigger Bob, Ghoul Commoner (5th level leader)
  • Gravewing, Diseased Roc (12th level spoiler)
  • Ihar the Rusted Blade, Wight Mercenary (7th level troop)

Never be caught unprepared when GMing a lich and her agents.

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

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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13th Age: More Metallic Dragons

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid (13th Age)Last month, we posted a pair of metallic dragons. After discussing the direction on the 13th Age forums, we have several new ideas that we would like to share with you.

Medium Lead Dragon

3rd level blocker [DRAGON]
Initiative: +8

Claws and bite +7 vs. AC (2 attacks)—4 damage
Natural 16+: The lead dragon can make an acid breath attack as a free action.

[Special trigger] C: Acid breath +7 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)—2 acid damage
Natural odd hit: The target cannot cannot take a move action on its next turn.
Natural even hit: The target takes damage from poison lead breath.

Burrow: Unlike other dragons, a lead dragon has no wings and cannot fly. However, it can burrow. See the “Burrow” section in Chapter 7 of the 13th Age Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

Resist acid 12+: When an acid attack targets this creature, the attacker must roll a natural 12+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage.

AC 19
PD 17
MD 13
HP 45

Nastier Specials
[Special Trigger]Poison Lead Breath: The target also takes 2 ongoing poison damage.

Resist weapon 12+: When an attack that targets this creature is made with a physical weapon, the attacker must roll a natural 12+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage. Damage from other sources, such as spells, are treated as normal. Magic weapon ignore this.


Medium Iron Dragon

1st level troop [DRAGON]
Initiative: +4

Claws and bite +5 vs. AC (2 attacks)—2 damage
Natural even hit: The iron dragon can make a cold breath attack as a free action.

[Special trigger] C: Cold breath +5 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)—1 cold damage
Natural 18+: The target is dazed until the end of its next turn.
Natural even hit: The target wearing heavy armor suffer from magnetic armor as an ongoing effect.

Resist cold 12+: When a cold attack targets this creature, the attacker must roll a natural 12+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage.

AC 16
PD 15
MD 11
HP 27

Nastier Specials
[Special Trigger]Magnetic Armor: The target’s armor attracts metal, making it easier to be hit. The armor itself grants all attacks from metallic sources, such as swords, axes, and any attack from a metallic dragon, a +2 bonus. A hard save end this effect.

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13th Age: We’re Official

13th Age CompatibleIts official, we signed the 13th Age Compatibility License yesterday. We will be redoing the covers of our two current 13th Age Role Playing Game releases in the next week or two. Also keep an eye out for our next 13th Age release: Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen Agents. Like Age of Ideas: Character Backgrounds, this will include 100 names of agents of the Lich Queen you can use in your game right away. In addition, we are including 5 fully stated out NPCs that serve the Lich Queen in all her dastardly desires. Each of these make excellent bosses to defeat as well as enemies to taunt the players.

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13th Age: Spending Your Hard Earned GP

Age of Ideas: Character BackgroundsI recently heard someone say that they really wish that there was more to spend their gold they gather in the dungeons they delve into. I figured I’d post a few things that I thought would be good way to spend your money.

Armor (Average Quality, Decorative)
This armor is just as effective as average quality armor, but is either inlaid with a crest made with a metal of a different color, intricately carved with designs, or has some other feature that enhances its appearance. This is a status symbol. Crafters will only make armor with such a symbol for those that are apart of that organization. So a Captain of the Emperor’s Personal Guard can have the Emperor’s crest emblazoned on her plate armor. Meanwhile an orc fighting for the High Elf will want the symbol for being a friend to elves on his leather armor.
Leather 25 gp
Studded Leather 45 gp
Scale 100 gp
Half-plate 135 gp
Plate 200 gp
Shield 15 gp

Transportation
Instead of renting the services of a local for a day or two, why not buy your own cart or ship to travel around the the area.
Carriage 75 gp
Cart 10 gp
Galley 30,000 gp
Keelboat 3,000 gp
Longship 10,000 gp
Rowboat 30 gp
Oar 1 gp
Sailing ship 10,000 gp
Sled 15 gp
Wagon 20 gp
Warship 25,000 gp

I’ll post more later as I think of them.

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13th Age: Metallic Dragons

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid (13th Age)
Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid (13th Age)
We at Jon Brazer Enterprises are hard at work on new releases for 13th Age. Recently, however, it was asked on the 13th Age Forums about metallic dragons. I thought it would be fun to take a few moments to state up a few. So here goes:

Medium Silver Dragon
1st level caster [DRAGON]
Initiative: +5
Vulnerability: fire

Claws and bite +6 vs. AC (2 attacks)—2 damage
Natural 16+: The silver dragon can make a freezing breath attack as a free action.

[Special trigger]C: Freezing breath +5 vs PD (1d3 nearby enemies)—2 cold damage
Natural even hit: Targets cannot pop free for 1 round

Resist cold 12+: When a cold attack targets this creature, the attacker must roll a natural 12+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage.

Forced honesty: All nearby creatures that wish to lie to the silver dragon must roll a d20 and add their level vs. this creature’s MD.

AC 17
PD 14
MD 11
HP 27


Medium Copper Dragon
2nd level wrecker [DRAGON]
Initiative: +4

Claws and bite +7 vs. AC (3 attacks)—3 damage

C: Conductive breath +7 vs PD (1d3 nearby enemies)—2 lightning damage
Natural 18+: The copper dragon may make a conductive breath attack as a free action that targets 1d3 enemies that are nearby this target.

Intermittent breath: A medium copper dragon can use conductive breath 1d4 times per battle, but never two turns in a row.

Resist lightning 12+: When a lightning attack targets this creature, the attacker must roll a natural 12+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage.

AC 18
PD 16
MD 12
HP 35

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Snow Day Sale

JBE LogoI’m off from my day job today because of a bad snow storm last night. I thought, “Why not spread the joy.” So today we are placing all PDFs that Jon Brazer Enterprises makes that is over $1 on sale for 10% off. Whether it is as new as our Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid or as old as Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium, or is our more beloved Book of the River Nations for Pathfinder, you can get it now for 10% off. Get these and many more of our awesome ways to enhance your world and your game at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

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

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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