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Pathfinder RPG: Bladecypher Protean

When it comes to outsiders, proteans are an interesting addition. In a game that is frequently a game of good and evil, proteans are neither. Infact, they are defined as chaos incarnate. That is their hook. Proteans are to destroy and remove all semblance of order to reality.

When I first wrote the bladecypher, there were only few proteans created. So I wanted a powerful force for nothingness for the players to face. My first thought was that it should be able to unmake just about anything in a certain range. Not only that, they should make lawful creatures pay just for the insult of being near the protean. That was the original concept of the bladecypher. I hope you enjoy it.

PaizoCon is this weekend but you don’t have to be there to enjoy yourself. Going on right now is the We’re Not Going to PaizoCon Sale. Order all our Pathfinder print books from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow at 20% off. Also all our Pathfinder PDFs at the JBE Shop, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store are available at 75% off. Grab them today.

Protean, Bladecypher

This flying creature’s body is covered with enormous plates resembling an exoskeleton. Long blades extend from several of its fingers and its head appears to be the skull of a terrifying demon.

Bladecypher CR 20

XP 307,200
CN Huge outsider (chaotic, extraplanar, protean, shapechanger)
Init +8; Senses blindsense 120 ft., darkvision 60 ft., detect law; Perception +41
Aura lawbane aura (60 ft.)


Defense


AC 37, touch 17, flat-footed 28 (+8 Dex, +1 dodge, +20 natural, –2 size)
hp 396 (24d10+264); fast healing 15
Fort +25, Ref +22, Will +18
Defensive Abilities amorphous anatomy, freedom of movement; DR 15/epic and lawful; Immune acid, polymorph; Resist electricity 10, sonic 10; SR 36


Offense


Speed fly 80 ft. (perfect), swim 80 ft.
Melee 2 bladeclaws +29 (2d8+7/17–20 plus 4d6 chaotic), bite +29 (2d6+7 plus 2d6 bleed and warpwave), tail +27 (2d6+3 plus grab)
Ranged disintegrating ray +30 touch (25d6)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (2d6+3)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 21st; concentration +25)
Constant—detect law, tongues
At will—chaos hammer (DC 18)
3/day—dispel law (DC 19), quickened chaos hammer (DC 18), summon (level 7, 1d4 imentesh B2 80%)
1/day—cloak of chaos (DC 22, self only), summon (level 8, bladecypher 60%)


Statistics


Str 24, Dex 26, Con 32, Int 16, Wis 30, Cha 18
Base Atk +24; CMB +33 (+37 grapple); CMD 52
Feats Ability Focus (disintegrating ray), Alertness, Combat Expertise (–7/+7), Combat Reflexes, Critical Focus, Dodge, Greater Feint, Improved Critical (bladeclaw), Improved Feint, Magical Aptitude, Multiattack, Quicken Spell-like Ability (chaos hammer)
Skills Bluff +31, Fly +12, Intimidate +31, Knowledge (arcana, planes) +30, Perception +41, Sense Motive +41, Spellcraft +34, Stealth +27, Swim +15, Use Magic Device +35
Languages Abyssal, Protean; telepathy 100 ft., tongues
SQ change shape (greater polymorph)


Ecology


Environment any (Limbo)
Organization solitary, pair, disruption (3–5)
Treasure none


Special Abilities


Bladeclaw (Su) This primary natural weapon deals extra chaotic damage equal to 4d6 to lawful creatures and 2d6 to neutral creatures. No extra damage is dealt to chaotic creatures. A bladeclaw threatens a critical hit on a 19–20.
Disintegrating Ray (Su) Once every 1d4 rounds, a bladecypher can release a thin green ray as a standard action. Upon a successful touch attack against a target within 300 feet, the target sustains 25d6 points of damage. If the target is killed with a disintegrating ray, it is reduced to a fine dust. A disintegrating ray affects living creatures and objects, including those composed entirely of force, such as a wall of force. A successful Fortitude save (DC 28) reduces this damage to 10d6. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Lawbane Aura (Su) All lawful creatures within 60 feet of a bladecypher suffer 2d6 points of chaotic damage and are staggered for the round. A lawful creature that succeeds on a Fortitude save (DC 26) receives half damage and is not staggered. The save DC is Charisma-based.

If a keketar is a priest and prophet of primal chaos, then a bladecypher is a holy warrior and inquisitor. Cunning, dangerous and determined to put an end to all order, a bladecypher can cut lawful creatures to shreds in no time at all. It brings down all threats to the community, whether external or internal. What drives it forward, however, is making sure that worshippers of chaotic deities do not fall into a regular pattern, bringing order into their lives. The non-euclidean armored plates on its body keep it safe from most attacks and prevent non-epic weapons from dealing any substantial damage.

A bladecypher is constantly changing its height and weight, but it typically is between 12 and 15 feet tall and weighs between 7,000 and 15,000 pounds.

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Pathfinder: Not Going To PaizoCon Sale

It’s that time of year again when we get to find out what is coming from Paizo for the upcoming year for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and me being in the other end if the country means I don’t get to go as often as I’d like. So you get the benefit of having our Not Going To PaizoCon Sale again this year.

This year it is better than ever. We are doing 75% off all of our PDFs at the JBE Shop, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store! That’s right! A crazy 75% off. We have a crazy surplus of PDFs and you get the amazing deal on them.

What about DriveThruRPG and RPGNow? We’ve got an amazing sale there as well. If you prefer your supplements in print you can grab all our Pathfinder print books there at 20% off.

These are deals that you Pathfinder fans cannot pass up. Grab these deals today before this sale ends.

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Pathfinder Unchained: Armored Veth’thar

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For PaizoCon I said I would run 4 game sessions: 3 of Rescue from Tyrkaven and 1 of Expedition to Playtest Mountain. The latter adventure was never meant to be published. I outright stole the plot to it from Cabin in the Woods and presented a number of monster I have had in my head for a long time and figured this would be the perfect excuse to write them all down. Unfortunately, 2 weeks before PaizoCon and I had only written down one of three possibilities for the adventurers to take.

Then I got Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained™. If you are a GM that makes your own monsters, GET THIS BOOK! I cannot stress enough how much this book really saved my game. By the time I finished making up monsters for playtest mountain, I was able to make up monsters in 20 minutes. The best part is that I don’t feel like these monsters are any less worthy at the game table than monsters made the traditional way. They were just as good and no one at the table knew which were made with which method.

So let me share with you some monsters that came out of those mad monster creation days.

Armored Veth’thar CR/HD 6

Init +0; Perception +11 (darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, tremorsense 30 ft.)
Size Large; Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft.


Defenses


AC 23 (touch 5, flat-footed 20); Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +5; CMD 24; SR 17
hp 77


Attacks


Melee gore +16 (2d6+12), 2 tentacle sting +11 (1d6+4 plus intelligence suck)
Attack Options (DC 14) intelligence suck (1d2 Int damage, Will negates); CMB +16


Statistics


Str +6, Con +4, Wis +2; Climb +14, Perception +11, Sense Motive +11
XP 2,400; NE magical beast (earth)

Be sure to download some of the highest rated monster books in all of Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: PaizoCon Sale is Here

Book of Heroic Races CompendiumRichard and I will be leaving for PaizoCon soon. While we are away, you Pathfinder game masters can grab yourselves some adventures or the players can get a new race all for 25% off the regular price during our PaizoCon Sale. The Book of Heroic Races Compendium gives you 117 pages of some exciting races to play. Between the plant-like seedlings to the whimsical half-faerie dragons to the death-touched reapers, these races and more will give you flavorful and enjoyable races far beyond the standard elves and dwarves.

Game masters will love the four adventures we have on sale. Start at 1st level with the Doom of the Sky Sword where your characters can either think or fight their way through the threats facing them. Continue their journey with Rescue from Tyrkaven where the adventurers awaken an ancient evil while getting back captured townsfolk. When they reach 7th-level, have the adventurers face off against a dragon bent on conquest, her lizardfolk army and her horde of half-dragon in the Reign of Ruin. Or if you are in an Egyptian-themed adventure path, be sure to pick up Quests of the Sands for when your adventurers decide to go off in a different direction.

Download these books today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and d20PFSRD.

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PaizoCon: Play a Catfolk And Wield a Huge Axe

PaizoCon Catfolk 2 Join us at PaizoCon and play in our games:
Friday
Expedition to Playtest Mountain

Saturday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Sunday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Monday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Can’t make it to PaizoCon? Download the Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.

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PaizoCon: Save the Villagers, Save the World

PaizoCon Changeling 1 Join us at PaizoCon and play in our games:
Friday
Expedition to Playtest Mountain

Saturday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Sunday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Monday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Can’t make it to PaizoCon? Download the Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.

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PaizoCon: Play a Wyrwood and Rescue the Villagers

PaizoCon Wyrwood 1 Join us at PaizoCon and play in our games:
Friday: Expedition to Playtest Mountain
Saturday: Rescue from Tyrkaven
Sunday: Rescue from Tyrkaven
Monday: Rescue from Tyrkaven

Can’t make it to PaizoCon? Download the Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.

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PaizoCon: Sign Up For Our Game Today

PaizoCon Catfolk 3 Join us at PaizoCon and play in our games:
Friday
Expedition to Playtest Mountain

Saturday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Sunday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Monday
Rescue from Tyrkaven

Can’t make it to PaizoCon? Download the Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.

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Pathfinder: We’re Not Going To PaizoCon Sale

Book of the River Nations: Complete Players' Reference for Kingdom BuildingThis is the first year in a while that Jon Brazer Enterprises will not be attending PaizoCon. We will miss you all and hope everyone there has a good time.

But if you are like me and cannot make it this year, we have a surprise for you. All this week, we are running the “We’re Not Going To PaizoCon Sale” at Paizo.com. Grab all of our PDFs that are over $1 for 25% off all week.

So if you are looking for more monsters, get all the Book of Beasts for 25% off.
The whole Book of the River Nations series is 25% off.
Fight the Dark Size for 25% off! All of our Shadowsfall titles (except the fiction) are on sale.
Get more spells for 25% off with the Book of Magic series.
Add some amazing vehicles to your game with the Book of Multifarious Munitions, both of which are 25% off.
Want some themed NPCs, take 25% off the Book of Friends and Foes.
Delve into one of the greatest researcher’s material with Riyal’s Research, now at 25% off.
Play a new race today with the Book of Heroic Races and many other titles for 25% off.

And its not just our Pathfinder PDFs that are on sale. Even our Traveller PDFs are on sale.

We at Jon Brazer Enterprises always aim to Enhance Your World and Your Game. Download these for 25% off today.

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Back from PaizoCon

Teamwork Congrats on Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus
Well, we’re back from PaizoCon and we’re THRILLED! We’re PUMPED! WE ARE EXCITED! We had a great time playing games and meeting everyone. This was the largest PaizoCon yet and it was encouraging to see everyone so excited about their Pathfinder games. It was also great to have people come up to us, telling us how the Book of the River Nations has been such a game saver for their game.

We ran two role playing games: this year’s Free RPG Day Adventure and the first playtest of next year’s Free RPG Day adventure. We will be doing a Kickstarter for this adventure in October and we hope that you will support us.

Tim Nightengale gets the first Volunteer of the Year Award
I took part in two seminars and Louis of LPJ Design was right next to me the whole time. I really enjoyed doing them with him and can’t wait until next year to do them again with him. It was also fun sitting next to Gary, Scott, and …. shoot, I can’t remember who from Legendary Games was also on the panel. My apologies.

At the Paizo Preview Banquet, Tim Nightengale received the first Volunteer of the Year Award. If you haven’t met Tim, he is a great guy and he is the man responsible for PaizoCon existing as well as the guy that makes Wayfinder possible. Tim deserves this award and then some. We are really happy for him.

The cosplay at the convention was really fun. Many people dressed up as their favorite Pathfinder character. Here are a few of them. Please share with us a link to any other pictures of anyone else at PaizoCon in cosplay. Since I was still jet lagging, I was asleep during the grand convocation and did not get any pictures of the event, but I heard that there were alot of people dressed up there. Be sure to click on each of these images for a larger version.

We can’t wait for next year’s PaizoCon. We’re already making plans for it. All we need at this point are dates *Hint, Hint, Paizo* so we can get the airline tickets at that much earlier and be confirmed to go that much sooner.