Category Archives: Series

Polyhedral Pantheons Book Outline

I’ve learned more about the Polyhedral Pantheons methods than I knew when I started exploring the ideas. It’s time to organize, polish, and publish more formally. I aim to have it out next week. The working outline is: Introduction Process (Crunch-Oriented) Glossary (point, face, edge, node) Domain Allocation Subdomains Hybrid Domains Exalted Domains Fleshing Things […]

Polyhedral Pantheons in the Wild: Sycarion Diversions

John Payne has been developing a pantheon using the polyhedral pantheons methods. He’s not done yet (the linked post is an introduction to a series of posts he is working on), but I’ve seen in private messages where he’s going with it and I’m pretty excited about it. He’s been gracious enough to allow me to include it as […]

Fantastic (Hex) Maps

Jonathan Roberts of Fantastic Maps (who worked on a little thing I linked to on the right) is working on a hex mapping web application. This morning I got access to it and put together a little map. Quickly. Pretty easily. There are some interface improvements to come, but overall I’m excited about this. It’s written as a […]

Hybrid Domain: Abyss Domain

This hybrid domain was originally posted as part of an article on Pathfinder subdomains (where you can see how I built it, as with Heavy Lifting: Guardian Domain). Abyss Domain (Specialized) Associated Domains: Chaos, Evil Granted Powers: You are tainted by the powers of the abyss. Fury of the Abyss (Su): As a swift action, you can give yourself a […]

Hybrid Domain: Guardian Domain

I like how the Defense subdomain (of the Protection domain) looks when applied to the War domain, shifting the focus so it’s a little less aggressive. I think this might be the start of a specialized domain that would be suitable for more defensive combatants and guardians. This article originally showed the work, but 3,000 […]

New Pathfinder Cleric Domains: Hybrid Domains

A couple years ago I took the Demon subdomain and created the Abyss domain to replace it. The process used might be useful for combining other domains, using a subdomain as a starting point. For instance, the Heroism subdomain (Glory domain) might be useful in bridging Glory and War, and the Defense subdomain (Protection domain) […]

Teratic Exploration

For some time now I’ve wanted to rework some standard monsters into more ‘Teratic form’. I need a break from the Echelon Reference Series, if only for a few days, so I thought I’d take a run at some. There are four primary points to remember in these adaptations. They are inhuman. It is not enough […]

Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians… Goes Live

It’s taken somewhat longer than I expected, but Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians is now live at DriveThruRPG. In two versions, in fact. Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (PRD-only) at DriveThruRPG, contains only material from the PRD, with no content from third-party publishers. Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (3pp+PRD) at DriveThruRPG, contains material from third-party publishers and from the […]

DCC Funnel, Pathfinder Guidelines

Last night I was involved in a conversation with someone who wanted to run a Pathfinder game on an episodic basis: the PCs as 0-level characters, then third level, sixth, ninth, and so on. Each episode is set a few years after the previous one. There is continuity of character, but each may have things […]

Early Peek: No Salvation for Witches

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Rafael Chandler’s work, what with my posts about the Teratic Tome and Lasus Naturae (which I’m really looking forward to getting, Rafael tells me it’s on target for release on schedule). I was recently sent a preliminary copy of No Salvation for Witches, a 64-page adventure (A5 format, roughly […]