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Pathfinder: Unleash a Black Dragon Upon Your Game

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 lizardfolk 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 first full-length adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves series, and is compatible with the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to challenge four to five 7th-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

  • 20 fully-developed new monsters for your Pathfinder campaign
  • Three original traps and haunts, and two new magic items, including the sinister relic of unholy devotion and the awe-inspiring 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 to take a group of 7th-level PCs all the way to 9th-level, 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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Meet the Iconics: Darlanrea

Being Friday, I thought we would do something a little different for today’s preview. Today, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to our first signature character to grace the cover of one of our adventures. She is as tough as she is graceful and earns her place on this adventure, fighting against a terrifying black dragon. Here is a bit more about her.

Name: Darlanrea Moonbright
Race: Elf
Gender: Female
Age: 121
Background: Lieutenant in the Elven High Guard
Reason for Becoming an Adventurer: Unknown; Darlanrea refuses to discuss it.

Lieutenant Darlanrea Moonbright was once a fast-rising star in the Elven High Guard. At the Battle of Summer Ridge, she distinguished herself and earned her commission by taking command of her squad after their officer was killed. Despite being outnumbered four to one, her troops held off several orc fangs bearing down on them until reinforcements arrived, at the cost of more than a few lives. She was later awarded the Mithril Leaf for her bravery during a skirmish with a horde of skeletons at Fall’s Reach.

During her impressive military career, Darlanrea learned to fight with many weapons. Unlike other elves who rely on their dexterity in battle, her physical strength is her main asset in combat. Her twin longswords, Fade and Frosteel, have made their way into the legends of local monster tribes as dealers of doom and and retribution, and few have ever stood against her in single combat for more than a handful of seconds. Darlanrea also earned a formidable reputation as an archer that never misses her mark. She has killed many a foe from a great distance with the assistance of her longbow, Eagle’s Eye. The tattoo on her face was originally started to hide a scar she earned in battle with an ettercap. She liked it so much that she had the artist add to it after every major engagement in which she fought. She has a number of other tattoos on her body as well although most are hidden from sight by her armor. Her favorite one is her old unit’s symbol, an arrow and a longsword crossed beneath a magnolia tree, inked on her left forearm. Some of her other tattoos include a pegasus in heavy barding, the draconic symbol for honor and gold, and a faerie dragon sleeping beneath a daisy.

No one knows precisely why Darlanrea chose to end her military career. All that is known is that one morning she approached the company’s commanding officer and informed him that she was resigning her commission and her position in the Elven High Guard. Some say there were tears in her eyes when she resigned, as if she harbored a dark secret or great burden. Witnesses say she was disheveled and bruised when she delivered her resignation, and speculate that she may have been attacked by one of her fellow soldiers shortly beforehand. A few whisper that she decided she could make more coin as an adventurer than as a soldier. But no one really knows for certain why she left the Elven High Guard–and if Darlanrea has confided her reason in anyone, they aren’t talking.

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Pathfinder: Even More Dragon Wallpaper

image Two days ago, we shared with you the beautiful cover image from Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin for Pathfinder. Today, we are sharing with you one of the amazing interior images. This one beautifully displays Darlanrea, our signature elven fighter, about to plunge her sword into the skull of Nyrionaxys II, the evil dragon in this adventure.

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Pathfinder: Half-Dragons Aplenty

Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (PFRPG)Next week sees the release of the Pathfinder version of the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin. Some monsters are new and others are existing monsters with the half dragon template added to them. Yes, this dragon has been busy! Right now I want to share with you two of those half dragons in this adventure. We hope you enjoy them in your own Pathfinder campaigns.

Ixtupi Dragonblood Brutes

This lizardfolk stands a full head taller than his savage brethren, his scales a deep, near-black green and his eyes a bright crimson red. Leathery wings spanning eight feet rise from his shoulders, and his facial structure is noticeably more primal and draconic than the rest of the Ixtupi.
Ixtupi Dragonblood Brute CR 6
XP 2,400

Half-black dragon lizardfolk fighter 3 (two-handed fighter APG)
NE Medium dragon
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 feet, low-light vision; Perception +3
Defense
AC
19, touch 10, flat-footed 19 (+9 natural)
hp 50 (2d8+3d10+20)
Fort +10, Ref +1, Will +1
Immune acid, sleep, paralysis
Offense
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average), swim 15 ft.
Melee longspear +10 (1d8+10/x3)
Ranged javelin +4 (1d6+5)
Special Attacks breath weapon (1/day; 60-ft. line, DC 16, 5d6 acid)
Tactics
Before Combat The Ixtupi dragonblood brute takes wing and prepares to use Flyby Attack in conjunction with other brutes to gain an outflank bonus.
During Combat The Ixtupi attempts to sunder shields and armor, power attacking anyone with light or broken armor first when possible.
Morale Dragonblood brutes fight to the death in defense of their dragon queen.
Statistics
Str 21, Dex 10, Con 19, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 12
Base Atk +4; CMB +9 (+12 sunder); CMD 19 (+22 vs. sunder)
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Sunder, Outflank, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (longspear)
Skills Acrobatics +7, Climb +11, Fly +6, Perception +3, Survival +6, Swim +19; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +8 Swim
Languages Draconic
SQ hold breath, overhead chop, shattering strike
Gear spear, 4 javelins
Special Abilities
Hold Breath (Ex) An Ixtupi dragonblood brute can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.


Hopsey, Dragon Toad

Despite its draconic heritage, this thing isn’t much smarter than your average bullfrog—but what it lacks in brains, it makes up for with brute strength and raw nastiness.
Dragon Toad CR 3
XP 800

Half-black dragon giant frog
N Medium dragon
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +3
Defense
AC
16, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 21 (2d8+12)
Fort +9, Ref +6, Will –1
Immune acid, sleep, paralysis
Offense
Speed
30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average), swim 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +7 (1d4+6), bite +7 (1d6+6 plus grab) or tongue +7 touch (grab)
Space 5 ft., Reach 5 ft. (15 ft. with tongue)
Special Attacks breath weapon (1/day, 60-ft. line, DC 17, 2d6 acid), pull (tongue, 5 feet), swallow whole (1d4 bludgeoning damage, AC 12, 2 hp), tongue
Statistics
Str
23, Dex 13, Con 22, Int 3, Wis 8, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +7 (+11 grapple); CMD 18 (22 vs. overrun, trip)
Feats Lightning Reflexes
Skills Acrobatics +9 (+13 jumping), Perception +3, Stealth +5, Swim +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics (+8 jumping), +4 Stealth
Languages Draconic
Ecology
Environment
temperate or warm marshes and aquatic
Organization solitary, pair, or army (3-8)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Tongue (Ex)
A dragon toad’s tongue is a primary attack with a 15-foot reach. A dragon toad’s tongue deals no damage on a hit, but can be used to grab. A dragon toad does not gain the grappled condition while using its tongue in this manner.

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Pathfinder: A Dragon for Your Screens.

Reign of Ruin PFRPG Wallpaper Standard 2Recently we released Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin for 13th Age. Have no fear my Pathfinder friends; we have been hard at work on the Pathfinder version as well. This amazing 7th-level adventure comes out next week. In the meantime I thought we would share with you some wallpaper of the beautiful cover art. The dragon’s name is Nyrionaxys II and she is the main bad guy (bad gal? bad dragon?) from the adventure Reign of Ruin. This is our first Pathfinder adventure in the Deadly Delves line. This and other Deadly Delves are perfect for you to incorporate into your existing campaign with a minimum of effort. We hope this brightens your computer’s wallpaper and you enjoy the adventure.

Download this wallpaper in widescreen or in standard screen sizes. If you would like this in phone or tablet sizes as well, please let us know.

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13th Age: New Monsters Aplenty

image As mentioned in the description of the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, there are over 20 new monsters in this adventure. A number of them are half dragons. Yes, this dragon has been busy! Right now I want to share with you two of those half dragons in this adventure. We hope you enjoy them in your own 13th Age adventures.

Half-Dragon Lizardman Brutes
This lizardman stands a full head taller than his savage brethren, his scales a deep, near-black green and his eyes a bright crimson red. Leathery wings spanning eight feet rise from his shoulders, and his facial structure is noticeably more primal and draconic than the rest of the Ixtupi.

Large 4th level wrecker [dragon]
Initiative +8

Stone-tip spear +10 vs. AC—15 damage.
Natural 16+: The lizardman brute can make a bite attack against the target or another creature engaged with it as a free action.

[Special trigger] Bite +10 vs. AC—10 damage, and the lizardman brute can make a ripping frenzy attack against the target as a standard action during its next turn if it’s engaged with that target.

[Special trigger] Ripping frenzy +8 vs. AC (3 attacks)—10 damage.

R: Thrown spear +8 vs. AC—15 damage.

C: Acid breath +9 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)— 10 acid damage, and 5 ongoing acid damage.
Miss: 5 acid damage.

Flier: Half-dragon lizardman brutes are clumsy fliers, usually hovering only momentarily to attack with their spears or breath weapons.

Intermittent breath: Half-dragon lizardman brutes can use acid breath twice per battle, but never two turns in a row.

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 20
PD 18
MD 14
HP 110


Orsephia, Half-Dragon Sphinx
Imagine a great cat with the cruel countenance of a drow and the temper of a dragon, then make it a madcap genius. We promise you that Orsephia is worse.

Large 6th level spoiler [dragon]
Initiative +10

Claws +11 vs. AC (2 attacks)—20 damage.
Natural 16+: Orsephia can make a bite attack against the target or another creature engaged with her as a free action.

[Special trigger] Bite +11 vs. AC—15 damage.

C: Acid breath +11 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)—15 acid damage, and 5 ongoing acid damage.
Miss: 10 acid damage.

R: Maddening Riddle +11 vs. MD—20 psychic damage.
Natural even hit: The target is stunned until the end of Orsephia’s next turn.
Natural odd hit: The target is confused (save ends).

Flier: Orsephia is a competent flier who uses the vaulted ceiling in her chamber to her advantage if forced to fight.

Intermittent breath: Orsephia can use acid breath twice per battle, but never two turns in a row.

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 22
PD 17
MD 19
HP 180

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13th Age: Unleash the Dragon

Deadly Delves Reign of Ruin (13th Age)

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 first full-length adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves product line, and is compatible with the ENnie-award winning 13th Age Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to challenge five 4th-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

  • More than 20 fully-developed new monsters for your 13th Age campaign
  • Eight new traps and eight new magic items waiting to be discovered, ranging from the entertaining to the awe-inspiring
  • Full-color maps of a Crannogtown village, as well as five floors of a terrifying temple dungeon
  • Story hooks that help GMs tie their players’ characters directly into the adventure using the Icon system
  • Specialized advice on playing a cunning black dragon against a group of PCs in a dangerous game of cat and mouse
  • Optional rules for using tactical terrain in select encounters
  • Enough content to take five 4th-level PCs from the Adventurer to Champion tier of play, 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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13th Age: Even More Awesome Wallpaper

Reign of Ruin Wallpaper Widescreen 2With the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin adventure coming out next week, I wanted to share with you the amazing cover art. Download it today and make it your computer’s wallpaper.

Front and center is Nyrionaxys II as well as two of her lizardmen attacking the Mistlevy Docks. Defending the town are our four signature characters (we will talk about them more another time). Inside this amazing 4th-level, 13th Age adventure is more than 20 new monsters and 6 full color maps bringing the adventure to life for you and your group. We are really excited about this adventure and we hope you enjoy it in your game.

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13th Age: Dragon Size Wallpaper

Reign of Ruin Wallpaper WidescreenI have been talking for a while about an upcoming 13th Age adventure. A number of delays slowed us down but now we are almost ready to release it. So I thought we would share with you one of the images from the adventure. The dragon’s name is Nyrionaxys II and she is the main bad guy (bad gal? bad dragon?) from the adventure Reign of Ruin. This is the first in the Deadly Delves line of adventures. We hope this brightens your computer’s wallpaper and you enjoy the adventure.

Download this wallpaper in widescreen or in standard screen sizes. If you would like this in phone or tablet sizes as well, please let us know.

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