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5 Questions Every Fighter Should Be Able To Answer

It doesn’t matter which fantasy game you play: Pathfinder, D&D of any edition, 13th Age, Swords and Wizardry, or any other variation on the game, they all have someone that is easy to for a new person to play that generally involves swinging a sword. Some move onto more complex classes; others stay with their tried and true favorite. No matter how long you have been playing the classic fighter class. Just because the mechanics are not terribly complex does not mean that role playing such a character should be stunted. Fighters can be just as involved and complex characters as any other on the board. To help you get into your character and see the world through their eyes, here are five simple questions that can help you immerse yourself into your character even more.

1) Why Did You Start Fighting?

You didn’t pick up the sword yesterday. You have trained for this. You fought against something and you emerged victorious. What was it? Why did you fight? Did you grow up on the family farm and a spider the size of a dog start spitting its venom at your family nearby and you attacked it with your garden hoe? Did the king conscript you into some battle and you happened to survive? Where you sold into slavery and thrown into a pit with another slave and were told to kill the other before the other slave killed you while the crowd took bets on who survived? No matter how you answer that question it will provide you with a solid foundation for your character.

2) Why Do You Fight Now?

Sure, fighting may not have been your choice before, but why do you do it now? You could be sitting in a tavern drinking, in a mine swinging a pick axe, a local guard, someone in the regular military, someone that loads the cargo docks, or one of a hundred other jobs that will probably see you having a longer life expectancy than walking into a dark cave looking for trouble. Are you on the run from someone more powerful? Perhaps you are trying to avenge the death of someone you held dear. Maybe you already killed the person that murdered your loved one and are now just trying to earn enough money to have the dead person resurrected. Did you return home from the war having seen so much that no one you love wants to be around you anymore? Have you been fighting for so long that you no longer know who you are until you are wearing the armor and swinging your weapon? This will help you find out who this character is on a day to day basis.

3) When Will You Not Fight?

“When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like the nail,” is an apt expression for the fighter. “Something is coming!” “I STAB IT!” Fighters are frequently accursed of being from the “Stab first, ask questions never,” school of thinking. But even they will sheath their swords if the right thing is put in front of them. The question is, what is it for your character. Is it an old war buddy that had your back? An old commander, mentor, teacher, or family member that helped you become what you are today? Perhaps it is a wounded bunny rabbit, even if it is sitting on top of a suspicious-looking tree stump with what could be a weird grin on its front? How about instead of it being something that obvious, you will stay your hand for something less expected, like when a member of a religious order appears, even if you do not appear religious at any other time. Perhaps you will not fight on the anniversary of your parent’s death, and you just won’t tell anyone why you are spending the day in a bar. This question is important because it introduces a source of internal conflict in your character, helping them go from an idea to a person.

4) What Are You Afraid Of?

Everyone is afraid of something. Some won’t admit it, but even they are. Are you a sensible person and are afraid of spiders? Did you see your dead buddies on a battle field being raised before your eyes and now have a terrifying fear of dead bodies just lying around? Is the sound of war drums or the way the ground shakes when cavalry is charging right at you? Is it the musty odor of a dungeon or the putrid smell of rotting corpses? Even worse, is the screams you hear every night as you try to fall asleep that can only be quieted by massive amounts of alcohol? Like the last question, having a fear is a source of internal conflict that provides depth to the character, but it also gives the person a way to grow. By standing up the fears, you can make a character that fights not only the demons on the battlefield but also the demons raging inside.

5) Why Do You Trust The Rest Of The Party?

Please note, I didn’t ask “do you trust the rest of the party?” The answer to that question must be a resounding “Yes.” As someone that has played his fair share of games that involved the rest of the party not trusting each other, it can go bad. Like ending friendships bad. Yes, I am speaking from experience on this. Many campaigns start with the group coming together and that is fine, but after a while you all need to have a talk where everyone finds reasons to trust each other beyond “they fought beside me.” Consider having a session where everyone stays in character the whole time around the fire and everyone gets to know the other characters. You’d be amazed at just how bonding that can be to a group.

What Other Questions Should A Fighter Be Able to Answer? Leave Your thoughts in the comments below.

Darlanrea, the elven fighter, is featured on the cover of our adventure Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin. Download this adventure today for Fifth Edition, Pathfinder RPG, 13th Age, and Swords and Wizardry.

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Last Day of the Christmas in July Sale

Its the last full day of the Christmas in July Sale. Now is the best time to grab many of our PDFs while they are 25% off. That is just about every single PDF we have. Be it a Pathfinder book on settling a wilderness rules like the Book of the River Nations, monster books like Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, adventures like the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or player races like Book of Heroic Races Compendium.

Or if you are want Traveller, get the d66 Compendium and the D66 Compendium 2, vehicles like the Foreven Worlds: Vehicles of the Frontier, careers like Player Careers Pack 1, monsters like the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium, or  fighters like Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships.

Players and Game Masters of Fifth Edition can get adventures Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrakven and Along Came a Spider and the races in Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 at a great discount right now.

13th Age GMs will enjoy getting 25% off of Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid, or an adventure like Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or NPCs like Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen Agents.

Don’t forget everything else we have on sale right now on the Christmas in July Sale going on right now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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Christmas in July Sale

Deadly Delves Reign of Ruin (13th Age) Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes d66 Compendium Book of Heroic Races Compendium

Its that time of year again, the Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG. This year has a brand new twist to it: print. Get 15% off ALL of Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Print Books.

Order the print version of these for under $10:

Our larger print book are also available at 15% off:

Are all your gaming book on your computer or tablet these days? Well, just about all of Jon Brazer Enterprises’ PDFs are 25% off:

All of these are available and much more at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.com. This sale won’t last forever so grab these awesome deals today.

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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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Jon Brazer Enterprises is Expanding

Jon Brazer Enterprises is looking to add two new permanent positions to our company: an Editor and a Hero Lab Programmer. These will not be full time positions nor will the pay be enough to be your sole source of income. But if you are looking to take the next step in the role playing market and be apart of a fun company that has print books sold in game stores on three continents, now is your chance.

Editor
Job Responsibilities: It is the editor’s job to take gaming material that is written and turn it into something both understandable by others and do so in a timely manner. Writing opportunities are also available.
Job Requirements: A four-year English degree or similar is strongly recommended. A stable internet connection is required. Ability to work with .doc and .docx files is also required. A strong familiarity with the Pathfinder Role Playing Game is required. A familiarity with the Pathfinder Campaign Setting is recommended.
Please send resumes in .doc or .docx format to this email address. Also please attach your edits to this blog post with track changes turned on.

Hero Lab Programmer
Job Responsibilities: It is the hero lab programmer’s job to take written gaming material and turn it into .user files. Writing opportunities are also available.
Job Requirements: A four-year Computer Science degree or similar is recommended. A stable internet connection is required. Experience programming in Hero Lab is required. A strong familiarity with the Pathfinder Role Playing Game is required. A familiarity with the Pathfinder Campaign Setting is recommended.
Please send resumes in .doc or .docx format to this email address. Also, please attach this monster as a .user file.

Face to face interviews will be conducted at PaizoCon or online via Skype.

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The Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Bundle

Available only from May 4th – May 18th 2012

The Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack is available for sale! With $235 worth of product and retailing for just $25, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better bargain than this.

Want another reason to get excited? All of the profits raised from the sale of this pack will go directly to The Wayne Foundation – a 501(3)c charitable organization dedicated to ending child prostitution.

This charity pack will get you a huge variety of amazing things! Complete RPG systems, books to supplement your D&D 4e, Pathfinder, Fate, G-core and other games, original character artwork, original short fiction and several full length novels! You will find months, if not years of entertainment right here, in several convenient, fairly huge .zip file just waiting for you to download!

What’s included RPGs and other tabletop games

Imperfekt Gammes
• Invulnerable – the Super Hero Roleplaying Game
Dilly Green Bean Games
• G-Core
Robert Bohl Games
• Misspent Youth
Naked Hobo Productions (G. Buettner)
• Mistrunner Core Rulebook
Buried Without Ceremony
• Perfect Unrevised
Wicked North Games
• Azamar
Melior Via
• Hope Prep #0: Orientation (ICONS)
NDP Design
• Annalise
Gypsy Knight Games
• Quick worlds #17 – Tal’Kalares (Traveller)
• Quick Worlds #18 – Era (Traveller)
• Quick Worlds #22 – Minerva (Traveller)
• Quick Worlds #23 – Ararat (Traveller)
Soultaker Studios
• Adversairies: The Triad (G-Core)
Evil Hat Productions
• Spirit of the Season (FATE)
Chaotic Shiny Productions
• Arcane Flavor (4e/GSL)
Adamant Drakon Freelance Productions
• Dynamo RPG
Brent P Newhall’s Musaeum
• Dark Sun Adventure: The Dark Festival (4e)
• Stronghold Adventure 1: Goblins of Summerkeep (4e)
• Stronghold Adventure 2: The Hobgoblins of Ravensport (4e)
• War in the Deep (4e)
• City of Talon (4e)
Jon Brazer Enterprises
• Book of Magic: Signature Spells 1 (Pathfinder)
• Riyal’s Research: Traps (Pathfinder)
• Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 (Legend/RuneQuest)

Ally Nauss
• Social Observance
Quinn Conklin
• Falcon Academy (Toys for the Sandbox) Exclusive

FableForge
• Enter the Shadowside
Secret Fire Games
• The Secret Fire
Open Design/Kobold Quarterly
• Kobold Quarterly #17 (Pathfinder/OGL)
Purple Duck Games
• Random Encounters Remastered (Pathdinfer)
• Purple Mountain 1:
• Temple of the Locust Lord (Pathfinder)
Christopher Helton
• Dark Corners (FUDGE)
Troll in the Corner
• Argyle & Crew – Adventures in the Land of Skcos
• Argyle & Crew’s Little Book of Big Ideas
• Mi Gato se Incendia! (My Cat is on Fire!)
• Mirkmoot I & II (Pathfinder)
• World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies (Pathfinder)
• World of Aruneus – Orcs! (Pathfinder)
• World of Aruneus – Herbology (Pathfinder)
Posthuman Studios
• Eclipse Phase

Fiction

Cate Dean
• Rest for the Wicked: The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1
Christopher Bunn
• The Tormay Trilogy
Tristan J. Tarwater
• Thieves at Heart
Dave King
• Betrovia
Benjamin Gerber
• Breakdown at Pervert Park

Artwork

Ashe Rhyder

• Three original character pieces
Original Noir Photography
• 50 public domain Noir style-photographs

About the Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack

Organized by Benjamin Gerber from Troll in the Corner, this is the second year a group of generous independent game developers, artists and authors have come together to raise money for a great cause.

About The Wayne Foundation

The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and building a rehabilitation facility for victims DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking). We acknowledge that sexual trafficking victims can be of any age, nationality, or sex. Our primary objective is to assist female DMST victims in the United States, but in the future we would like to expand our programs to additionally serve male and adult sex trafficking victims.

We believe that all victims can be rehabilitated through a program that provides education assistance, mental and physical health services, housing, and a support staff who are dedicated to assisting these girls reach their full potential. It is our objective to aid these young women until they are capable of reentering society on their own as happy and healthy adults.

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. Our mission is to provide young women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking with a means of leaving the sex industry for good. The Wayne Foundation is committed to fighting human trafficking, child prostitution, & child sex exploitation one victim at a time by providing individuals with a safe home environment that will empower them with the tools they will need to stop the cycle of abuse. It is our intent to end commercial sex exploitation within the United States through direct victim assistance, public outreach, and by directly working with those who shape the policies and statutes which impact victims and their abusers.

Founder and President Jamie Walton invites you to join her and Wayne Foundation on twitter. Be sure to follow the official WF Twitter account @TheWayneFDN &  @JamieWalton We want to hear from YOU!

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[Legend] Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters 1 Unleashed

Every Legendary game requires new Legendary Monsters for players to fight or befriend. you do not have time to come up with them all. Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters 1 bring you 7 fully fleshed out monsters that you can torture your players with. These monsters, initially posted free on JonBrazer.com are bundled up together for easy reference for your and your players. Each includes strategies and unique abilities for you to surprise and challenge.

Download Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters 1[/url][/b] today and make your game Legendary.

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Legend: Pygmy Sun Trolls

This week, I decided to bring you a monster that is more a variation on a theme than a new monster. I got the idea from an old D&D game I played in many years ago. The GM had lizardfolk the size of kobolds. They were fierce devils and I remember being very happy squashing them.

With that in mind, I bring you the Pygmy Sun Trolls. The first mental image I had of these guys is a character or two tied to a stake while these troll runts danced maniacally around them all the while the rest of the players are figuring out a plan to rescue their buddies.

Next moster we post we will be our 5th monster, but it will not be our fifth monster written. I’ve been working on several other monsters, as well. So when we collect these monsters up in one PDF (just like we did with, Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1, available now at DriveThruRPG.com), there will be some brand new monsters as well. Look for them in the near future. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this new monster.


Pygmy Sun Trolls

Highly tribal and fiercly territoral, pygmy sun trolls are about as big as a goblin and live on land. They do not fear the sun nor do they turn to stone from day light’s touch. However, these yellow tiny trolls still regenerate damage they sustain and smell of filth. It is not uncommon to see a dozen pygmy sun trolls at a time, most hunt in groups of four to six. They prefer to use a rope or chain or similar weapon where they can entangle their opponent and then bring it down, biting it to death.

These troll runts know their lack of strength and favor group fighting tactics to compensate. Typically, one of their number grapples an arm or the head while the others beat and bite their target to death. Fearing magic, pygmy sun trolls will gang up on anyone obviously wielding magic. If the magic user is powerful and there are enough pygmy sun trolls, three of these annoying creatures will grapple the caster: one for each arm and one on the head.

While not bright, the know how to make poison. And poison they do make. They specialize in making and delivering yellow muck poison. This thick, deadly substance is the same color as their skin and is the most deadly thing about their kind. They deliver this poison to their enemies with blowgun darts that they fire from hidden positions.

Combat Notes
Pygmy sun trolls make a poison with the following Characteristics:
Application: Injection
Onset time: 1d3 Combat Rounds.
Duration: 4d4 minutes.
Resistance Time: The victim must make a resistance roll at the Onsset Time of each stage of the poison. Failure indicates that Condition has taken effect.
Potency: 70%
Resistance: Resilience.
Conditions: Exhaustion, Unconscious. The poison initially causes the victim to exhausted if the first Resistance roll fails (see the Legend Core Rulebook). At the end of the Duration the victim must succeed in a final resistance roll or fall Unconscious for 2d4 hours.
Antidote/Cure: Antidote. Pygmy sun trolls keep an antidote with a potency of 1d20+5 against this poison only. They keep some around incase they accidental poisonong. The antidote must be introduced with a successful First Aid or Healing roll and add the antidote’s Potency as a bonus to the victim’s Resilience roll to fight the poison throughout its duration.

STR 2d6+3 (10) CON 2d6 (7) SIZ 2d6-1 (6) INT 1d6+2 (5) POW 2d6 (7) DEX 3d6+6 (17) CHA 2d6+2 (9)

1d20     Hit Location     AP/HP
1-3        Right Leg          1/3
4-6        Left Leg             1/3
7-9        Abdomen          1/4
10-12    Chest                1/5
13-15    Right Arm          1/2
16-18    Left Leg             1/2
19-20    Head                 1/3

Combat Actions             2
Damage Modifier            -1d2
Magic Points     7
Movement         4m
Strike Rank       +11
Typical Armor: Troll Hide (AP 1), no armor penalty
Traits: Regeneration (1 hp/minute, fire stops regeneration for 1 minute)

Skills: Athletics 35%, Evade 65%, Lore (poison) 85%, Perception 70%, Persistence 50%, Resilience 50%, Stealth 55%, Survival 80%, Unarmed 75%

Combat Styles
Bite 50%, Chain 65%, Blowgun 75%

Weapons
Type          Size     Reach        Damage     AP/HP        Range
Bite            S          T                1d6-1d2       As for Head –
Chain          M         M               1d4-1d2       8/6              –
Blowgun      –           –                 see Poison  1/4              15m

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Legend: Looking for a Smaller Dragon?

One of the monsters more commonly I see requested is some type of dragon that does not require the players to be super humans to take on. Well, ask and you shall receive. This smaller dragon, we’re calling a wyvernling is usable in your campaign today. It is far less powerful than the legendary dragons which means that it your players will be far less likely to be digested in the dragon’s stomach. And today we even have a small piece of artwork for it. Enjoy.

As always, Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 is available at DriveThruRPG.com. These factions will add new flavor to your game as well as provide plot hooks that you can enhance your world. Pick this up today.


Wyvernling

Frequently described as being highly aggressive and tiny when compared to dragons, wyvernlings have far fewer similarities than most humans assume. Wyvernlings must walk along the ground or climb trees as they do not have wings. They are also far less powerful. On average, wyvernlings are as smart as humans but they are far less intelligent and magically gifted as their larger brethren. One thing they have in common with dragons is their mutual love for gold and riches. Wyvernlings, however, are far more aggressive in their persuit of wealth.

STR 5d6 (18) CON 4d6 (14) SIZ 2d6+6 (13) INT 2d6+6 (13) POW 3d6 (11) DEX 2d6+2 (9) CHA 3d6+2 (13)

1d20     Hit Location     AP/HP
1-2        Tail                   6/8
3-4        Right Hind Leg   6/6
5-6        Left Hind Leg     6/6
7-9        Hindquarters      6/7
10-12    Forequarters      6/8
13-15    Right Front Leg  6/6
16-18    Left Front Leg    6/6
19-20    Head                 6/6

Combat Actions             2
Damage Modifier            +1d4
Magic Points     11
Movement         9m/6m (climb)
Strike Rank       +11

Typical Armor: Scales (AP 6). No Armor Penalty
Traits: Breathe Flame (1d6, 1/hour), Dark Sight, Formidable Natural Weapons, Night Sight

Skills: Athletics 70%, Brawn 50%, Evade 60%, Evaluate 40%, Lore (Regional) 40%, Persistence 43%, Resilience 60%, Stealth 55%
Common Magic: Demoralize, Detect Gold

Combat Styles
Bite 60%, Claw 50%, Tail Bash 60%

Weapons
Type          Size     Reach        Damage     AP/HP        Range
Bite            M         L                1d6+1d4      As for Head –
Claw           S          S                1d6+1d4      As for Leg   –
Tail Bash     M         L                1d4+1d4      As for Tail    –

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Legendary Factions now on your Phone, Tablet or Kindle

Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1
Good day,

Jon Brazer Enterprises is committed to bringing you the highest quality products. To this end, we included .mobi and .epub files of Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 for the Legend/RuneQuest RPG. This means you can now access Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 on your smartphone, iPhone, kindle, tablet, or iPad with ease.

We hope you enjoy these factions. Please let us know if you enjoy them in these formats.

Dale C. McCoy, Jr
Jon Brazer Enterprises

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Legend: Monsters of the River Nations: Addanc


As part of attempting to release a new monsters every week, we bring to you the Addanc. This is a cross between an alligator and a beaver. While it draws it stats from that of an alligator, it behaves more like it malicious, furry half. More important for this is that this is the first monster from the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations converted over for the Legend RPG. We plan to do more of these, if you are interested. Express your interest or your disinterest in the comments below.

And like last time, I would like to point you towards our first Legend book: Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1. This is the cumulation of the factions presented here on our website. We’d like to keep up this model of presenting the material for you first on our website and then putting it all together in a single product.


Addanc
This monster possesses the form of a crocodile plus the fur of a beaver and the behavior of both.
The addanc is a solitary predator that builds dams to create small lakes. Once its territory is defined, anything that comes near to the lake or adjoining river becomes the addanc’s prey. The beast hunts by floating just under the surface of the water and waiting for its next meal to approach, at which point it attacks with a bone-crunching bite. With the prey held tight in its jaws, the addanc attempts to drag its quarry under the water. Both industrious and conniving, this monster possesses enough intelligence to wait for its prey to be the most vulnerable. Once it attacks, it goes immediately for the kill, giving its prey little chance to resist. It cares not for its prey; it cares only for its stomach.

Like the natural beaver’s lodge, an addanc’s lair can only be accessed from below the water’s surface. The structure is a truly gruesome scene. The creature uses the possessions and remains of its victims for decoration, and the stench of decay permeates the entire lair. The adjoining dam is composed of heavy tree branches and logs while long bones of larger prey are interspersed to shore the structure. A typical addanc lair is between ten and fifteen meters in diameter and rises about 5 meters above the surface of the water.

A typical addanc is 2.3 meters long and weighs 110 kilograms.

Swimming Grapple An addanc may swim at its full swim movement while grappling an opponent as long as the addanc succeeds an opposed swim check.

STR 4d6+12 (26) CON 4d6+8 (22) SIZ 4d6+12 (26) INT 2d6 (7) POW 3d6 (11) DEX 2d6 (7)

1d20     Hit Location     AP/HP
1-3        Tail                   5/9
4          Right Hind Leg   5/7
5          Left Hind Leg     5/7
6-9        Hindquarters      5/10
10-14    Forequarters      5/11
15         Right Front Leg  5/7
16         Left Front Leg    5/7
17-20    Head/Neck        5/9

Combat Actions             2
Damage Modifier            1d12
Magic Points     11
Movement         6m/10m (swim)
Strike Rank       +7
Typical Armor: Scales. No Armor Penalty.
Traits: Excellent Swimmer

Skills: Athletics 75%, Brawn 85%, Perception 48%, Persistence 55%, Resilience 72%, Stealth 50%, Swim 110%

Combat Styles
Bite 50%, Tail Bash 40%

Weapons
Type          Size     Reach        Damage     AP/HP        Range
Bite            M         M               1d8+1d12    As for Head –
Tail Bash     L          L                1d4+1d12    As for Tail    –

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Legend: The Mighty Griffon

The results of a survey show that people are interested for Legend material. For what exactly is fairly evenly divided. Well, I am known for being a monster designer in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game so I figured that would be a good place to start. I’ll throw in a few NPCs as well from time to time but monsters is a good place to start.

By special request, I bring you a griffon this week. This was specifically asked for since someone wanted one as a mount. These legendary monsters make excellent mounts, if the griffon trusts you.

Before presenting the griffon on, I want to point you to Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1. This is the cumulation of the factions presented here on our website. We’d like to keep up this model of presenting the material for you first on our website and then putting it all together in a single product. It is far quicker for you to get the material you desire for your game (we saw the griffon request this morning) and it lets you know exactly what is going to be in the next supplement. And, like the griffon, we listen to your desires and give them to you when you need them. So in return, we ask that you support our efforts and pick this up. Your continued support is what makes this possible.

And without further ado …


Griffon
With the body of a lion and the head, forelegs and wings of an eagle, this great beast stands proud and majestic.

Wild griffons live in the hills and mountains. Their nests typically rest on ledges only accessible by flying. Anywhere from 4-8 griffin eggs can be found in the nest during mating season. These creatures typically are not dangerous unless someone invades their nest or it suspects the person may invade its nest.

Domesticated griffons are rare but not unheard of. The easiest way to domesticate a wild griffon is to steal an egg and raise it from birth. Of course its parents will search the rest of its life for the thief. Griffons are fiercely loyal and trust their trainers with their life. It is not unheard of for a griffon that had only one trainer to starve itself to death after the death of its trainer. Transfer of a griffon from one trainer to another (like if it is sold), can take as long as two to three months. Domesticated griffons typically serve as mounts to special knights.

A griffon can fly with two people of size 12 or less one person of size 20 or less.

STR 8d6 (28) CON 3d6+12 (23) SIZ 8d6 (28) INT 6 (6) POW 2d6+6 (13) DEX 3d6+12 (23) CHA 7 (7)

 1d20     Hit Location     AP/HP

1-2        Right Hind Leg   3/11

3-4        Left Hind Leg     3/11

5-7        Hindquarters      3/12

8-10      Forequarters      3/12

11         Right Wing        3/10

12         Left Wing          3/10

13-14    Right Front Leg  3/11

15-16    Left Front Leg    3/11

17-20    Head                 3/11

 

Combat Actions             3

Damage Modifier            1d12 (STR+SIZ, compare to chart)

Magic Points     13

Movement         6m, 10m when flying

Strike Rank       +15

Typical Armor: Thick Hide (AP 3, no Skill Penalty)

Traits: Flying, Formidable Natural Weapons, Night Sight

 

Skills: Athletics 80%, Evade 40% (60% when flying), Perception 50%, Persistence 80%, Resilience 70%, Survival 60%

 

Combat Styles

Bite 60%, Claw 70%

 

Weapons

Type          Size     Reach        Damage     AP/HP        Range

Bite            L          M               1d8+1d12    As for Head –

Claw           L          T                1d6+1d12    As for Leg   –