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. Two more of his monsters placed in 2021.

References from Industry Professionals:

"I was impressed with [Rodney's] turnaround and the quality of [his] work..."Adam Daigle, Director of Game Development at Paizo Inc.

"Communicative and very professional. His monster and item ideas were original and cool. He nailed PF2's intricate item styles and knows the game's rules. Highly recommended."Patrick Renie, Paizo Developer

"[Rodney] does an outstanding job to ensure that posts are the highest of quality. His writing and research skills are truly phenomenal. He has a great sense of leadership and management."Swaps4, Editor at J-List

Role-Playing

Cradle of Quartz

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Contributing writer.

 

Battlezoo Bestiary Strange & Unusual

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Goblin Circus Troupe - Silver Imaginary Friend - Copper

  

Battlezoo Bestiary

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Butcher Booth - Gold Winner

 

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.

 

Forces of Nature, No. 1

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Editorial.

 

Manifest Destiny, No. 2

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Editorial.

  

Hybrid Classes Vol. 2: Horror Heroes

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Writer.

 

Art of Magic - Melee and Magic

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Developer and Editor.

 

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

 

Adventurer's Guide to Fey Magic

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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.

 

Racial Profiles: The Maedu

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Editorial.

 

Keeping It Classy: The Bard

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Editor.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Fighter Folio (5E)

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Contributor: Iaijitsu Feat.

 

The Hunger from Below

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Writer.

 

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

 

Tales from the Laughing Dragon Inn

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Writer.

 

The Cult of the Colour out of Space

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Writer.

 

Mysterium Magnus: New Occultist Options

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Writer.

 

Lunatic Labyrinth

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Writer.

  

Eldryn (PF1)

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Developer and Editor.

 

Eldryn (5e)

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Editor, developer, and additional layout.

  

Black Powder Rebellion

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Contributing Writer.

 

Aurora's Whole Realms Spring Catalogue

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Writer, editor, and layout.

 

The Grimdark Pamphlet (5e)

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Creator.

 

Terra Triad Pantheon

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Editor and developer.

 

Phoenixes of the Realms

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Writer and editor.

 

Book of Races - Bunnygirls

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Publisher

 

Something Wicked

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Proofreading.

 

Skinfin Murders

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Editorial.

 

Steampunk Musha: The Classes of Rosuto-Shima

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Developer, writer, and editor.

 

Companionable Darkness

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Editor and publisher.

 

How to Plan a Murder

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Editor, layout, and publisher.

 

The Culinary Magic Cookbook

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Writer.

 

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.

  

Three Stone Stories: Solo Narrative Roleplay

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Creator

 

Undersea Sourcebook: Water Magic

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Writer and Layout

 

Eldryn (PF2)

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Developer and editor.

 

Mechamancer - Cyborg Barbarian

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Creator.

 

Neo-Tokyo 2100: A Future Shock Adventure

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Sensitivity Reader.

  

Hello, My Name is Death

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Creator.

 

Madness Cards (PFRPG2e)

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Creator.

 

Nightscape: Red Terrors

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Designer

 

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.

 

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.

 

KARMA: Tribunal of the Blood Lords

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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

No Dice — RPG Blog Carnival, Dec 2022

Posted 30 November 2022

It’s time for us to host the RPG Blog Carnival again, and this month the topic is “No Dice”. Read on to stimulate your brain with new ideas and fresh takes from the TTRPG blogosphere. If you’re a reader, here’s how it work: RPG bloggers from around the globe will drop links into the comments … Continue reading No Dice — RPG Blog Carnival, Dec 2022

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The State of the Phoenix – 2022

Posted 29 November 2022

Every year we learn and adapt. In 2022 we returned to our grassroots and applied those lessons to great effect. Here’s what Rising Phoenix Games got up to in 2022. Early in the year, I finished developing TTRPGs for d20pfsrd.com Publishing with the release of the Pathfinder Second Edition version of the Eldryn character supplement … Continue reading The State of the Phoenix – 2022

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#ShowYourRPGShelf and Win an RPG!

Posted 1 November 2022

Show us your RPG shelf and win a print copy of Nightscape: Red Terrors for your collection by entering the #ShowYourRPGShelf RPG contest. How to Enter 1) Follow us on Twitter and Facebook (and grow the party!) 2) Reply to one of the posts below with a picture of you, holding your favorite character sheet, … Continue reading #ShowYourRPGShelf and Win an RPG!

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Journeys in Yomi

Posted 10 October 2022

Last week we journeyed to Yomi, the Japanese land of the dead mentioned in the ancient myths and legends of Japan. Let’s explore further so that you can use Yomi to inspire your own campaign setting, or as a campaign setting all on its own. Journeys in Yomi There are two ways to enter Yomi. … Continue reading Journeys in Yomi

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DALL-E and Anime. Will the Machines Destroy Anime?

Posted 14 June 2022

The inventions imagined by Science Fiction are coming at us, in real life, hard and fast. Imagine asking a computer to build a waifu for you, and it gives you nine perfectly rendered, original options to choose from. That’s exactly what DALL-E Mini can do. Why not give it a try? It’s an interesting time […]

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Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game Draws its Guns

Posted 3 June 2022

Let’s take a peek under the hood of the forthcoming Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game and see if it rocks. Or is it junk, drifting in the cold emptiness of space? Yes folks, it’s another episode of the super serious, tabletop game inquisitional series, The Pickle and Daweeb Show. Here we dress in suits and calibrate […]

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Chandra and Jace MtG Nendoroids Coming to J-List

Posted 12 May 2022

Two of Magic: the Gathering’s most iconic Planeswalkers, Chandra Nalaar and Jace Beleren, are coming to J-List as cute, posable Nendoroid action figures! Welcome to The Pickle and Daweeb Show, where we roll dice, tap cards, and photocopy proxies in the name of anime and manga! Besides the exciting pair of MtG Nendoroids, we have […]

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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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