The top 16 contestants have entered round 3, as RPG Superstar 2015 continues to heat up.
Round 3 is all about unleashing new terrors on the world of Golarion.
The judges offered some great monster creation hints on the forum, which are well worth a read, even if you’re just making monsters for your own home game. Mikko Kallio, last years winner, offered these tips, Adam Daigle, a developer at Paizo, offered these, and Eric Hindley (Movie Monster Matinee and Classic Monsters Augmented) posted these tips.
Elves are a mysterious, reclusive people, who stay well hidden within the borders of the Veiled Lands. It comes as no surprise then that human mistrust of elves is almost instinctual, rooted in a deep fear of all things Fey. However, when the scholars of the Collage av Magi in Pandatheon began to study elves and their world, they found a people so lovely and enchanting that they fell, literally, in love. Over time the scholars and their elven companions intermarried, resulting in the birth of a new race, the Halfelven.
The Books of Faces
I’ve put a fair bit of work into a sample book, which I’ve given to a few friends to test out. I’m currently in the process of updating the work, based on their feedback. Hopefully this will mean a sample book will be available to you soon. Till then, drop by the Facebook page or the Adventure Chronicle to have your say on what happens next.
This week I built my first Call of Cthulhu character, and, as a bonus, finally learnt how to spell Cthulhu. I’m not a big horror fan, and I’m not a fan of H.P.Lovecraft the man, but I really did enjoy his stories. Really looking forward to giving the game a try.
And, speaking of new games, here are some you can try for free:
- Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition
- Dragon Age
- DC Adventures
- A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
- Savage Worlds
- D&D 4th Edition
- Conspiracy X 2.0
- Mistborn Adventure Game
Any games I missed? Leave a link in the comments.
Rising Phoenix News
Things are going well for the Phoenix, except that it’s all behind-the-scenes stuff. Maybe I’ll have something for you next week.
Inspired in Japan
Since we’re talking monsters, did you know Japan has its own version of hobbits? The koro-pok-guru are little folk from northern Japan, maybe a little shorter than hobbits, who live under butterbur leaves and are skilled at fishing (a good skill to have if you’re a hungry hobbit).
Koro-pok-guru are not new to role-playing, having featured as a playable race, the Koborokuru, in Shadowrun (see the Shadowrun Companion: Beyond the Shadows rulebook).
That’s all from me until next Thursday.
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