Author: Thomas Drevon
New version of RPG Books out soon!
This time with to new books: Occult Adventures and Pathfinder Unchained! Also, the latest errata and a swarm of bug fixes. RPG Books v5.1 is, Jobs’ ghost willing, available from the app store in a day or two!
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RPG Books is now free!
I just wanted to tell the community that the iOS Pathfinder reference app previously known as PFR has been renamed to RPG Books, and is now free!
Included in the free download is the Pathfinder Core rulebook and the first Bestiary. This means that running a vanilla game of Pathfinder from you iPhone or iPad is no longer just fast and easy, it is also free. Free as in beer!
In addition, the app offers in-app purchase of all books available on from the Paizo PRD site. Also, with this latest release, the d20 v3.5 rules and a handful of supplementary books for that system is also available within the app.
Do you own an iOS thingy? Give RPG Books a try, it’ll cost you nothing and there are no ads.
As has always been the case during the six year life of this app, I’m very happy to receive any kind of praise, critique or feature requests.
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Gnome ancestry for Shadow of the Demon Lord
A hundred years ago, the Faerie Queen stripped the Gnomes of their Faerie talents and banished them, for a crime everybody remembers. Their incessant tinkering with technology and technomancy was all fine and good, up until the tar-powered steam engine started dragging itself through the landscape on iron rails.
Some say the Faerie Queen overreacted when the she Continue reading
Shadow of the Demon Lord, damage flowchart
After the maddening success of my D&D 5e Zero HP flowchart, I bring you: Shadow of the Demon Lord, damage flowchart!
I’ll be the first to admit it urgently needs more demonic flavour sprinkled all over it, but at least it conveys the information it should.
Any corrections will likely be incorporated in the next version. Enjoy!
[map] Mountain Shrine
The red clad figure ran up the frozen mountain slope, and the black sorcerer followed.
By chance, the woman came upon a wide flight of stairs carved into the mountain. She dashed up the steps and fled inside, sprinting up stairs and along corridors until she found herself in a large room with no other exits. The room was barren, except for the huge sarcophagus resting, almost ominously, in the center of the unlit chamber. Continue reading
Old school goosebumps
A crowdfunder for The Bards Tale IV is underway. Oh, the endless hours spent mapping the town of Skara Brae and its dungeons on the original The Bards Tale on my Amiga 1000. That music? It’s welded to my soul, somehow.
RPG news roundup
Just a couple of cool things from the radar the past few weeks:
Paizo has released Pathfinder Unchained. I don’t own the book, but from what I gather it contains a lot of house-rule-ish options for the game. Looking very much forward to see if there is stuff here which might speed up fights and reduce the time spent on rules and book-keeping!
Esteemed game designer Monte Cook is creating a new RPG for kids, called No thank you, Evil. A Kickstarter is launching May 13th. I’ve had success running RPG Kids, and I’m very curious about how to improve on this.
The Cypher system (the rules engine behind both Numenera and The Strange RPGs) is about to be released in its own book. This sounds like an excellent idea, because for some reason neither the Numenera nor The Strange settings really fired me up. The Cypher system itself, on the other hand, seems to me like a neat and clean set of core rules suited for most any RPG setting. So, cutting the system loose from campaign fluff will definitely make it easier to stir up your own campaign based on Cypher!
Yeah, and then there’s this :)