Well after its conclusion, war lingered on as a scab on the edges of society. If somebody pulled back the old wounds far enough, they could see an infection that ran deep.
Skyships that once dominated the skies of Blackwood had all but vanished by the end of the Dragon War. The precious mineral known as skyrock that gave them their flight proved too rare to continue mining, as combating a living god required more and more resources. Retrieving such minerals gradually proved even more futile as the few geniuses capable of constructing the mechanical wonders had human lifespans. They died out before the war’s first century had drawn to a close, and many of their secrets died with them. Thus the creations that had once served as the crowning glory of Blackwood’s military machine turned into antiques or debris by the end of the Dragon War. Or perhaps they simply became broken husks, such as the large wooden structure that served as a shell for Falden’s Fishery.
Garyl Shadowslayer watched from far away as somebody else saved the world.
Burning brightly from the hellish fires inside, Derrezen the Dragon-God soared through the distant skies. A roar sent reverberations through the rocky ground that Garyl felt in his boots. A blast of fire burned away the pale gray mist that clung to the barren land he had created, searing the skin of foes too small for the traveler to see from his distant vantage point. The bellow of frustration from the crimson-scaled beast that followed revealed one impossible fact: his foes still lived. Some stupid, stubborn mortals had the gall to challenge a dragon whose wings had touched the primordial sky and who had sent the corpse of this world’s creator crashing to the ground. Not only that, but they were winning.
What happens when humans and fey live side by side? Elderstar Haven serves as one possible answer. Founded to provide half-elves with a safe haven, this small city has grown to contain a number of fey creatures. Those who wish to add a little magic to their hometown or who want a place to practice primal rituals can find what they are looking for in Elderstar Haven.
This latest article for the TRAILseeker Patreon offers a new city for any fantasy campaign as well as new backgrounds and rituals for the Pathfinder RPG. As always, paying $1 to join the Patreon gives you access to this article and many more!
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The new edition of Pathfinder includes a downtime mode where PCs can earn income, craft materials, and establish their place in a community. Normally handled by a few die rolls, downtime mode receives more detail with “Downtime Events,” a new article from the TRAILseeker Patreon. This article introduces new complications to downtime activities that mean more risk but the potential for greater rewards. “Downtime Events” features at least one complication per downtime activity listed in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.
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Pathfinder 2nd edition has arrived, and the TRAILseeker Patreon is all set to support it! TRAILseeker relaunched today with four support articles for the new edition, including two from yours truly!
Want to add a whole new level of challenge to the start of your game? “Start at the Beginning” hearkens back to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition with rules for 0-level characters! Play as somebody who just picked up their first sword and find out how your character became a hero in the first place!
Looking for an interesting new campaign area? “Where Dragons Fall” explores the ruined barony of Crimson Landing, where an ambitious ruler bound a red dragon and made alchemical concoctions from her blood. Of course, no dragon stays prisoner for very long! This article presents a campaign area that can be deposited into any fantasy setting. Or, if you just want some new toys to play with, you can check out new hazards to throw at your group or treasures with which to reward them!
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If you missed out on my new Dungeons & Dragons mini-adventure “Head Games” or just want the adventure presented in a simplified format, this one’s for you! Morrus of the RPG news site EN World has given the adventure a one-page treatment that presents all the information you need to know on a single sheet of paper.
You can check out “Head Games” as a one-page adventure here on EN World. If you want more quick D&D adventures, you can support Morrus’ Patreon by clicking here.
A rampaging orc and a halfling who’s in way over her head are just the beginning in “Head Games,” a new mini-adventure for Dungeons & Dragons! The heroes find themselves in a small town where a certain halfling has been too trigger-happy with her enchantment spells, leading to big trouble for the locals.
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The TRAILseeker Patreon continues to offer more options and inspiration for the Pathfinder RPG! The last two weeks have seen the addition of my two latest articles.
“Favorable Terrain” provides more options for your combat-oriented PCs that take advantage of the environment. Each feat provides a significant bonus that makes it easier to deal with environmental factors as well as a smaller bonus that you can use no matter where you are.
“The Knights of Forced Redemption” presents a new organization out to change the outlook of evildoers everywhere…whether they like it or not. Using an array of mind-affecting magic that alters behavior, the order seeks to turn enemies into ally through any means necessary. PCs may find their methods unpalatable and fight against them, or they may decide to join the order with the Redeemer, a new inquisitor archetype.
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Have you been waiting for the right time to check out Greystone Valley? If so, now’s your chance. From April 1st through April 7th, you can get Greystone Valley as a free eBook on Kobo.com! Explore the world between worlds as the pajama-clad Sarah finds herself thrown into an adventure involving wizards, warlords, and dragons!
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We’re less than five months away from the release of Pathfinder 2ndedition. Folks who participated in the playtest saw a notably changed system, and those who kept up on the regular updates saw the game change even more due to player feedback. After all that, what will the final version look like?
Only the designers know for sure, although fans can expect previews as the hype for the new edition builds. But interviews during and after the playtest, not to mention the update documents themselves, already provide some hints as to what’s coming. Here’s a breakdown of the changes we can definitely expect from 2nd edition.
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