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Pathfinder: Mummified Servants

Deadly Delves: Quests of the Sands (PFRPG)

Sometimes we need lower level versions of a classic monster to help fit the theme you are going for. Take the mummy for example. It is a solid CR 5 monster, but what if you are delving into an Egyptian-style tomb at level 1, or you are using a mummy, but you want a few lower level monsters with it so it is not a solo encounter. Today, we have the mummified servants just for you. This monster was first presented in Deadly Delves: Quests of the Sands.

Mummified Servants CR 1

XP 400
LE Medium undead
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7


Defenses


AC 12, touch 10, flat-footed 12 (+2 natural)
hp 15 (2d8+6)
Fort +3, Ref +0, Will +5
DR 1/—; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire


Offense


Speed 20 ft.
Melee slam +2 (1d6+1 plus mummy rot)


Statistics


Str 13, Dex 10, Con —, Int 6, Wis 15, Cha 16
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 12
Feats Toughness
Skills Perception +7 Stealth +5
Languages Common


Ecology


Environment any
Organization solitary, warden squad (2–6), or guardian detail (7–12)
Treasure none


Special Abilities


Mummy Rot (Su) Disease—slam; save Fort DC 14; onset 1 minute; frequency 1/day; effect 1d2 Con and 1d2 Cha; cure 2 consecutive saves. Anyone who dies from mummy rot turns to dust and cannot be raised without a resurrection or greater magic. The save DC is Charisma-based.

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Swords and Wizardry: Unleash the Reign of Ruin

Beware The Blackener Of Bright Waters, For She Is Come Again
Rumors of death move like a plague through the Crannogtowns of the Great Swamp—of ranger patrols mysteriously disappearing on routine scouting missions, of a winged shadow that blots out the midday sun, and of entire villages slaughtered, their homes left burning and the victims’ flesh melted from their bones. All evidence gathered from the sites of these massacres points to the heart of the Great Swamp, where an ancient and primitive tribe of lizardmen have ruled from an abandoned human temple for centuries on end. The Crannogtowns’ protectors, the Stormhammer Rangers, warn that horrid half-dragon monstrosities still stalk the bogs and travelers would do well to stay away from the inner swamp. Yet the killing and the carnage continue, and the people of the Crannogs plead for heroes to aid them now as they did in days long forgotten. Are you up to the challenge?

Reign Of Ruin is the exciting inaugural adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves product line and is designed for the Swords and Wizardry Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to heartily challenge a party of 6th-level PCs and leave them with a memorable heroic tale. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

  • 11 New or Modified Monsters for your campaign, including lizardmen warpriests, mud zombies, and befouled spirits
  • 2 New Magic Items waiting to be discovered, including the glorious rainbow sceptre
  • Full-color maps of a Crannogtown village, as well as five floors of a terrifying temple dungeon
  • Specialized advice on playing a cunning black dragon against a group of PCs in a dangerous game of cat and mouse
  • Enough content for five 6th-level PCs to gain nearly two levels, with ideas to extend the story even further once you’re done exploring the temple

Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.

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SW: Lizardfolk Mud Zombie

Earlier this year, one of our editors proposed converting one of our Deadly Delve adventures to one of the many OSR rules sets. Figuring why not give it a try, we choose Reign of Ruin and choose Swords and Wizardry as the rules to take. Its a solid game supported by a company that we at JBE respect.

So if you want to see our products in the S&W rules, make sure you download this adventure at JonBrazer.com when it comes out next week.

Today we are showing off one of the monsters from that adventure. We have a lizardfolk mud zombie for you to use in your own adventures.

Mud Zombie, Lizardfolk

Layers of mud crack and flake as the desiccated body of this lizardman moves inside its hardened burial shell, lumbering toward you and loosing an unsettling hissing moan that shreds through its dry lungs and vocal cords.
Hit Dice: 2
Armor Class: 6[13]
Attacks: 2 claws (1d3), 1 bite (1d6)
Saving Throw: 16
Special: dust cloud, immune to sleep and charm
Move: 6
Alignment: Neutral
Number Encountered: 1d6
Challenge Level/XP: 3/60
Similar to normal zombies, these are lizardmen that have either been encased in mud in a horrific ritual, or simply died in a mud pit near desecrated ground and rose later as an undead creature. Whenever a mud zombie takes damage, a dust cloud kicks up around it. Any creatures within 5 feet must immediately succeed on a save or suffer a –2 penalty to all rolls for 1d3 rounds.

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5e: Prepare for the Reign Of Ruin

Beware The Blackener Of Bright Waters, For She Is Come Again

Rumors of death move like a plague through the Crannogtowns of the Great Swamp—of ranger patrols mysteriously disappearing on routine scouting missions, of a winged shadow that blots out the midday sun, and of entire villages slaughtered, their homes left burning and the victims’ flesh melted from their bones. All evidence gathered from the sites of these massacres points to the heart of the Great Swamp, where an ancient and primitive tribe of lizardmen have ruled from an abandoned human temple for centuries on end. The Crannogtowns’ protectors, the Stormhammer Rangers, warn that horrid half-dragon monstrosities still stalk the bogs and travelers would do well to stay away from the inner swamp. Yet the killing and the carnage continue, and the people of the Crannogs plead for heroes to aid them now as they did in days long forgotten. Are you up to the challenge?

Reign Of Ruin is the exciting new adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves product line, and is designed for the Fifth Edition of the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to heartily challenge a party of 7th- or 8th-level PCs and leave them with a memorable heroic tale. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

  • 18 New or Modified Monsters and NPCs for your campaign, including lizardfolk warpriests, swarms of undead, and a black dragon fighter
  • 9 New Traps to menace the PCs, including retractable stair spikes, acid bath chambers, and statues that spray corrosive fluid
  • 3 New Magic Items waiting to be discovered, including the glorious rainbow sceptre.
  • Full-color maps of a Crannogtown village, as well as five floors of a terrifying temple dungeon
  • Specialized advice on playing a cunning black dragon against a group of PCs in a dangerous game of cat and mouse
  • Enough content for five 7th- or 8th-level PCs to gain nearly two levels, with ideas to extend the story even further once you’re done exploring the temple

Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.

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5e: Draugr

Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven (5e)

The way we present Fifth Edition monsters and NPCs these days is a quite standardized for us, but that was not always the case. Before there was a 5e OGL, we used the 3.5/Pathfinder’s SRD to make our 5e books. Because of that, we had Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven available much earlier than anyone else. It also means that the monsters there, while still balanced need to be updated. While we will get to that, I thought I would share with you one of those monsters now in their updated stat block.

Let me dispel any speculation by coming clean: the draugr in this adventure were inspired by the draugr in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game I enjoy quite a bit and still play from time to time. I wanted my zombies to be more than your standard shambling horde that will feast on your brains, eventually. I wanted fast and dangerous creatures that would make players tremble when they see their numbers and enjoy turning them into a pile of bones and rotten flesh. That is what these monsters deliver and I am glad to have created them.

Draugr

Medium undead, neutral evil


Armor Class 11
Hit Points 45 (7d8 + 14)
Speed 40 ft.


Str 14 (+2) Dex 12 (+1) Con 15 (+2)
Int 6 (–2) Wis 12 (+1) Cha 7 (–2)


Saving Throws Wis +3
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +3
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Languages Common (cannot speak)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Actions


Multiattack. The draugr makes two slam attacks.
Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
Scream (usable once day). As its action, a draugr can let out a terrifying scream that is also a rallying cry. All undead within 30 feet gain advantage to attack rolls. This bonus lasts for 1 minute.

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13th Age: Befouled Air Elemental

Deadly Delves Reign of Ruin (13th Age)

If you haven’t played the 13th Age Roleplaying Game, you really should. It is a solid take on Fourth Edition of Dungeons and Dragons that focuses on the best parts and leave the less fun parts to the wayside. Not only that, it is designed with great and important people in the world and your relationship to them. In the same way that Gandolf was an important person Middle Earth and had to leave Bilbo and the dwarves to their own devices in The Hobbit, so here are the icons. They delegate tasks to the players, and the players’ actions have a major impact on the world.

Today we are showing off a befouled air elemental from the 13th Age Compatible version of the adventure Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin. This creature is meant to be a magical construct, similar to elemental but suffused with negative energy. We hope it is quite a bit of fun in your game.

Befouled Air Elemental

A noxious funnel of dust, debris, tumbleweeds, and stinking swamp air twirls toward you.

3rd level troop [construct]
Initiative +9

Whirling fury +8 vs. PD—10 negative energy damage.

Natural 16+: The target is hampered (save ends).

C: Lightning strike +8 vs. PD (1 nearby or far away enemy)—5 negative energy damage and 5 ongoing lightning damage; The air elemental moves through the target’s space and cannot be intercepted during this movement. It must end this movement nearby the target.

Flier: Air elementals are flawless fliers, changing altitude with great ease.

Resist lightning 16+: When a lightning attack targets this creature, the attacker must roll a natural 16+ on the attack roll or it only deals half damage.

AC 20
PD 17 HP 45
MD 13

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5e: What Levels Need More Adventures?

Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven (5e)

I’ve asked this before for Pathfinder. Now that we are trying to ramp up our 5e production, it is a solid idea to find out what levels of adventures you would like to see. I know many would like to say, “All levels,” but we do not have the resources to do adventures for levels 1 and 20 at the same time. Where do you feel we should we focus our energy. Share your thoughts with us and share this poll with your friends today.

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Pathfinder: Lizardfolk Sorcereress

Today we don’t so much bring you an NPC instead of a monster. With next month seeing the 5e and Swords and Wizardry versions of the Pathfinder/13th Age adventure Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, I’m sharing with you one of the NPCs from that dungeon. I know spellcasters take longer to create than martial types becuase of all the spells they have to choose, this is a perfect one to share. I hope you enjoy it.

Lizardfolk Sorceress CR 5

XP 1,600
Female lizardfolk sorcerer 6
NE Medium humanoid (reptilian)
Init +1; Senses Perception –1


Defense


AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 20 (+4 armor, +1 Dex, +2 natural, +4 shield)
hp 45 (6d6+24) plus 1d10+6 temporary
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +4
DR 10/magic vs. ranged weapons (max 60 damage reduced); Resist acid 10


Offense


Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee mwk spear +4 (1d8)
Ranged ranged touch +4 (by spell)
Sorcerer Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th, concentration +8)

5/day—elemental ray (1d6+3 acid)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 6th, concentration +8)

3rd (3/day)—fireball (acid, DC 15)
2nd (6/day)—false life, protection from arrows, scorching ray (acid)
1st (7/day)—burning hands (acid, DC 13), mage armor, magic missile (acid), shield, vanish APG
0 (at will)—acid splash, bleed (DC 12), daze (DC 12), detect magic, flare (DC 12), resistance, touch of fatigue (DC 12)
Bloodline elemental (earth)


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 11, Wis 9, Cha 14
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 14
Feats Eschew Materials, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Toughness
Skills Appraise +7, Spellcraft +7, Use Magic Device +9; Racial Modifiers +8 Swim
Languages Draconic
Gear masterwork spear, anatomy doll UE, potion of bear’s endurance, wand of vitriolic mist UM (3
charges), war paint of the terrible visage APG

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Pathfinder: Adventures Ideal for Conventions

We mentioned last week a number of Fifth Edition adventures that are perfect for running at a convention if you are looking to run something a little different than the norm. We also have a number of Pathfinder adventures that make excellent convention games that you should check out.

Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet – Level 9

The city of Hunstoc is experiencing a rash of calamity. Livestock and horses are falling ill, children and elderly people are dying off without any explanation, and the city’s clerics can’t manage to cure the mysterious malady. The Mayor’s Office has posted a bounty on strange clockwork creatures that keep emerging from the nearby foothills outside Hunstoc’s gates. Investigating these sinister happenings leads to a massive underground complex full of devious puzzles, dangerous traps, and alchemical wonders beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings—and only the most cunning of adventurers will survive the journey into its depths! What would you do for limitless wealth? How far would you delve? What horrors would you be willing to face?

Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven – Level 2

When hobgoblin raiders kidnap a caravan full of workers and supplies, the adventurers set off to get them all back. But neither the raiders nor the adventurers know what terrifying horrors await them in the depths of their cavern hideout. Now, the adventurers must risk it all to prevent the minions of an ancient enemy from visiting death and destruction upon the land. Can the heroes rescue the captives from the hobgoblins and deliver them from this ancient foe—or will they all perish, ushering in the rise of a forgotten deity?

Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider – Level 1

Giant spiders have overrun Mossdale, and every last villager is either dead and dessicated, or cocooned and abducted. But what were they after, and who coordinated the vermin to attack en masse? Could it have been the local ettercap or a crazed arachnophile druid… or was something far more sinister behind the attack? Can the adventurers rescue the missing citizens and foil the plans of the nefarious mind behind this dastardly deed before it is too late?

Deadly Delves: Doom of the Sky Sword – Level 1

Following the disappearance of personnel at a lumber camp, a mysterious sword drops from the sky, cleaving the very earth to deliver a pronouncement of doom upon all who refuse to leave the logging site. Can the adventurers ferret out the source of this ominous portent and put a stop to it before it wreaks further havoc on the loggers?

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Pathfinder: Dungworm

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

While it is always good to use classic and well-established monsters in your games, it is even better to keep your players on your toes from time to time with a monster they haven’t memorized. All of our adventures feature at least one new monster and frequently a new magic item. Here is one of the new monsters in the exciting Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface adventure.

Dungworm

The pale yellow skin of this three and a half-footlong worm darkens towards the rear; the tail segment is a dark brown and glistens with black pus.
Dungworm CR 1/2
XP 200
N Small vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defenses

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune disease, mind-affecting abilities


Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d4)
Special Attacks Dung packet


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 12, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 10


Ecology

Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, brood (3–10), infestation (11–20)
Treasure incidental (dung packet, dung pressings)


Special Abilities


Dung Packet (Ex) Organic and mineral matter passes through the dungworm’s digestive tract and collects in its tail. Once per week, as a standard action, a dungworm whips its tail and flings the engorged body segment at a foe. The dung packet acts in all respects as a tanglefoot bag with the addition of a powerful stench that accompanies the splattering projectile; a target that fails its Reflex save by five or more takes a direct hit and is sickened by the stench until the splatter hardens and cracks away.

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5e Adventures for Conventions

Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven (5e)

If you are running a Fifth Edition game at a convention this fall, you could run an adventure from the official living game that is designed for the players to “win” or you could run an adventure built for fun with intrigue in mind, like ours are. Three of our Deadly Delve adventures are both short enough for a convention game and provide a different experience than anything in the official living campaign does.

Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider – Level 1

Giant spiders have overrun Mossdale, and every last villager is either dead and dessicated, or cocooned and abducted. But what were they after, and who coordinated the vermin to attack en masse? Could it have been the local ettercap or a crazed arachnophile druid… or was something far more sinister behind the attack? Can the adventurers rescue the missing citizens and foil the plans of the nefarious mind behind this dastardly deed before it is too late?

Deadly Delves: Doom of the Sky Sword – Level 1

Following the disappearance of personnel at a lumber camp, a mysterious sword drops from the sky, cleaving the very earth to deliver a pronouncement of doom upon all who refuse to leave the logging site. Can the adventurers ferret out the source of this ominous portent and put a stop to it before it wreaks further havoc on the loggers?

Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven – Level 2

When hobgoblin raiders kidnap a caravan full of workers and supplies, the adventurers set off to get them all back. But neither the raiders nor the adventurers know what terrifying horrors await them in the depths of their cavern hideout. Now, the adventurers must risk it all to prevent the minions of an ancient enemy from visiting death and destruction upon the land. Can the heroes rescue the captives from the hobgoblins and deliver them from this ancient foe—or will they all perish, ushering in the rise of a forgotten deity?

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Pathfinder: Clockwork Sentry

In case you had not seen it, Endzeitgeist gave our Pathfinder adventure Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet a 5-STAR review, his seal of approval, and put it up for candidate for his Top Ten Products of 2017 (read the full review here). Like all good adventures it uses a blend of monsters we all know and love from the Bestiaries as well as new monsters. The first monsters the players meet is an ant-looking sentry made of clockwork parts. To give you a small preview of this adventure, we’ve got it for you right here.

Clockwork Sentry CR 4

XP 1,200
N Small construct (clockwork)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defenses


AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 dodge, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 37 (5d10+10)
Fort +1, Ref +5, Will +1
Immune construct traits; Weakness vulnerable to electricity


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d3)
Ranged internal pistol +8 (1d6/x4 plus 1d6 fire, automatic, semi-automatic)
Special Attacks automatic weapon, self-destruct, semi-automatic weapon


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 1
Base Atk +5; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Improved Initiative B, Lightning Reflexes B
SQ process ore, swift reactions, winding


Special Abilities


Automatic Weapon (Ex) A clockwork sentry can fire a burst of shots to attack all creatures in a line starting from any corner of the sentry’s space and extending to the limit of the weapon’s range or until it strikes a barrier it cannot penetrate. The sentry makes a separate attack roll against each creature in the line. Each creature in the line can be attacked with only one shot from each burst. Each attack roll takes a –2 penalty. Effects that grant concealment do not affect an automatic weapon’s line attack. Roll to confirm each attack roll that threatens a critical hit separately. A single burst with an automatic weapon consumes 10 bullets.
Process Ore (Ex) A clockwork sentry can consume a chunk of lead ore and process it into pistol ammunition as a move action. This process creates enough bullets for 10 ranged attacks or 1 burst of automatic fire from the creature’s automatic weapon. The lead is superheated during this process, causing the ammunition to deal 1d6 additional fire damage on each successful hit.
Self-Destruct (Su) A clockwork sentry explodes 1 round after it is destroyed. During this round, the thing shrieks and thrashes about as if undergoing convulsions. On what would normally have been the clockwork sentry’s next action, it explodes, dealing 1d6 points of piercing and slashing damage in a 5-foot radius (Reflex DC 10 for half damage). A DC 20 Disable Device check made as a
standard action can halt the sentry’s self-destruct sequence, but does not prevent it from dying. A clockwork sentry that self-destructs automatically destroys any ore that it is carrying. The save DC is
Constitution-based.
Semi-Automatic Weapon (Ex) A clockwork sentry can take a full-attack action to fire twice, as if using the Rapid Shot feat (including taking a –2 penalty on all attacks).

Download this excellent adventure, Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet, today for your Pathfinder game at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and Paizo.com. Order yourself a physical copy of the book at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and at Amazon.com.