Rodney Sloan

Game Designer / Writer / Editor / Programmer

Write, Design, Program

Rodney Sloan is a game designer, writer, and editor with a background in multimedia development and programming. He has done work for Paizo, J-List, D20PFSRD.com Publishing, Fat Goblin Games, and a host of others. He runs Rising Phoenix Games and has contributed to several best-selling titles on the Dungeon Masters Guild.

RPG Superstar

In 2020 Rodney won gold in Roll for Combat's RPG Superstar contest, placing him in the top 17 out of 101 entries in the competition.

Role-Playing

Pathfinder Bestiary 3 (2e)

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Contributing writer.

 

Pathfinder Player Companion: Wilderness Origins

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Contributing writer.

 

Player's Companion

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Editor.

 

Bastion of the Frost Lord

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Editor.

 

Keeping It Classy: The Barbarian

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Editor.

 

Aurora's Whole Realms Winter Catalogue

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Editor and layout.

  

"It's a Trap" - Haunts' Hazards, and Traps

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Developer and Editor.

 

Heaven & Hell: Aasimar & Tiefling Ancestries

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Editor and publisher.

 

Keeping It Classy: The Bard

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Editor.

 

Aurora's Whole Realms Autumn Catalogue

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Writer, Editor, and Layout.

 

Aurora's Whole Realms Summer Catalogue

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Writer and Editor.

 

Racial Profiles: The Arkhoons

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Editorial.

 

Forces of Nature, No. 1

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Editorial.

 

Manifest Destiny, No. 2

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Editorial.

 

The Fighter Folio (5E)

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Contributor: Iaijitsu Feat.

 

Steampunk Musha: The Races of Rosuto-Shima

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Line Developer, Editor, and Writer.

 

Mecha – A Field Guide

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Writer.

 

Forest of Secrets

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Editor, Writer.

 

Death Queen and the Life Stone

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Writer

 

Welcome To Scarthey (D&D)

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Writer.

 

Welcome To Scarthey (PFRPG)

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Writer.

  

Incarnate Hybrid Class

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Writer

 

Lunatic Labyrinth

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Writer.

 

Masters of the Occult: Play Manga d20

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Developer and Editor.

 

Aurora's Whole Realms Christmas Catalogue

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Writer and layout.

 

Undersea Sourcebook: Feats & Equipment

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Creator

 

Book of Races - Bunnygirls

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Publisher

 

Adventurer's Guide to Fey Magic

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Editor and Layout.

 

Skinfin Murders

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Editorial.

 

Steampunk Musha: The Classes of Rosuto-Shima

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Developer, writer, and editor.

 

Racial Profiles: The Maedu

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Editorial.

 

Undersea Sourcebook: Race & Class Guide

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Writer and layout.

 

Blood and Broomsticks

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Editorial.

 

Steam Powered: Heroes of the Age of Steam

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Writer.

 

Monstrous Codex – Troops

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Editorial.

 

KARMA

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The Job module writer.

 

Chilling Curiosities

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Writer.

 

Phoenixes - A Field Guide

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Writer.

 

Griffins - A Field Guide

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Writer.

  

Neo-Tokyo 2100: A Future Shock Adventure

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Sensitivity Reader.

  

Aurora's Whole Realms Spring Catalogue

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Writer, editor, and layout.

 

Madness Cards (PFRPG2e)

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Creator.

 

The Grimdark Pamphlet (5e)

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Creator.

 

Nightscape: Red Terrors

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Designer

 

Terra Triad Pantheon

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Editor and developer.

 

Phoenixes of the Realms

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Writer and editor.

 

Starjammer: Vodeim

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Editor and developer.

 

Racial Profiles: Fey

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Editor and developer.

 

Lightning Bruiser: Shocking Feral Brute Barbarian Path

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Editor and layout.

 

Art of Magic: Heretical Pacts

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Developer and Editor.

 

Deadly Dancer: Flying Claw Bardic College

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Editor and layout.

  

Genjutsu Master: Illusion Flinging Monastic Tradition

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Creator

 

Street Fighter: Combo Slinging Monastic Tradition

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Creator

 

Undersea Sourcebook: Mutants & Mariners

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Writer and layout.

 

Anaximander's Adventuring Studies

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Editor.

 

Companionable Darkness

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Editor and publisher.

 

Griffins — A Field Guide (D&D)

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Writer.

 

Steampunk Musha: The Explorer's Guide to Rosuto-Shima

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Line Developer, Writer, Editor.

 

Character Models I

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Cover design and layout.

 

A Dinner to Die For

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Editor, layout, and publisher.

 

How to Plan a Murder

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Editor, layout, and publisher.

 

The Culinary Magic Cookbook

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Writer.

 

Where Heroes Stand

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Writer.

 

Wolf of Heaven - Lupus Caelorum

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Writer.

 

Might

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Digital distributor.

 

Bullet

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Editor and Digital Publisher.

   

Claustrophobia! – When Flamingos Attack

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Creator.

  

Cavaliers Unhinged

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Writer.

  

HeroGridz - Sewers - Core Set

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Designer.

 

Letters from the Flaming Crab: Hygiene

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Writer.

 

NPC Strategy Cards

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Creator.

 

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Game Prototypes: Ideas Made Real

I've worked on many game prototypes for various game jams, contests, and personal projects. Feel free to check them out. Fair warning, they're not perfectly formed games, just ideas made real.

Rusty Blade  

Unity Programmer.

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Breakout  

JavaScript Programmer.

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Mix Max Dress Up  

Art and JavasScript Programming (Kiwi.js).

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Dark Lily  

Programming and Jokerscript.

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Rocket-Pig  

JavaScript and Art Assets.

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Ping Pong  

Programming.

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Dying Sands  

Writing and Markup.

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Web Cam Test  

Action Script coding. Remember AS? Ah, AS!

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Dagger Lords  

Designer.

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Top Articles

Steam Foil Cards Suck

Posted 25 October 2021

You can’t eat Steam foil cards. They’re not even actually foil. Are they really just a crash grab on Valve’s part? PC games have borrowed a lot from tabletop gaming. Take most PC RPGs, which borrow heavily from conventions established by Dungeons & Dragons. Foil cards were made popular with games like Magic: the Gathering … Continue reading Steam Foil Cards Suck

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Guitar Wire for Mini Converting Victory! — MM 51

Posted 18 October 2021

It’s Mini Monday, and this week I’m going to introduce you to my new favourite kitbashing and converting substance: guitar wire. Metal guitar wire, as far as I understand, comes in six thicknesses: thin, thicker… well, you get the picture. What matters is that it has many great properties that make it perfect for miniature … Continue reading Guitar Wire for Mini Converting Victory! — MM 51

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Captain Nemo’s Scimitar, a D&D 5e Artifact

Posted 8 October 2021

Captain Nemo’s scimitar is a powerful artifact that you can add to your undersea Dungeons & Dragons 5e campaign. Nemo’s Scimitar Weapon (scimitar), artifact (requires attunement) The legendary Captain Nemo was a consummate gentleman and an amicable diplomat who made many friends, both above and below the waves. It is said that he counted sphinxes … Continue reading Captain Nemo’s Scimitar, a D&D 5e Artifact

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Wanna be a Great GM? Get an Education!

Posted 28 September 2021

So, you want to impress the boys at your local with your masterful storytelling? Figure you’ll show the ladies a good time with dice and an epic quest? Looking to put “Professional GM” on your CV? Well then, if you want to be a great GM (or DM, or Storyteller), then you need to get … Continue reading Wanna be a Great GM? Get an Education!

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Buy Your Doujin Now, We Could Be In for a Dry Christmas

Posted 27 October 2021

Covid-19 isn’t done messing with our weeb lives, as a pandemic-fuelled paper shortage could lead to a manga and doujin shortage this Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic has canceled conventions, slowed anime production, and kept us home with our waifu collections. It has also had a huge impact on the shipping of our favorite otaku things. Now, […]

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3, 2, 1,… Let’s Roll! Cowboy Bebop Gets Table Top RPG

Posted 15 October 2021

Cowboy Bebop is getting an official tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG). Don’t Panic Games and Mana Project Studio are joining forces to bring you the official Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game. They’ll be launching a Kickstarter for the project, sometime in 2022. Likely, that means that the development of the game is already well underway, but few […]

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Lupin the Third, Transformers, and More TTRPGs Coming

Posted 2 September 2021

It’s a good time to be alive. Some might say that choice is the curse of the modern world, but the tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) industry is offering up the juiciest of choices, so we’re not complaining. The latest roleplaying games to be announced include Lupin the Third and Transformers. Lupin the Third Roleplaying Game […]

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Maps, Tiles, and Textures

Maze Tiles

Textured maps designed in Photoshop.

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Sea Tiles

Combat map tiles designer.

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The Pewter Tankard

Textured maps designed in Photoshop.

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