In life, Samuel was a mortal bounty hunter. Originally self-serving and hard of heart, he grew less selfish with age, ultimately settling into a code of his own and never straying from that. When he died and found himself before the goddess of death, he received not a judgment but an opportunity to serve the goddess. He now serves as the huntsman of death, tracking those who alter the wheels of fate.
How does the legal system work in a world where spellcasters can detect evil and discern lies? The latest article for EN World’s TRAILseeker explores the legal system in the Pathfinder setting, describing how the game mechanics of a magical world impact court cases. If you sign up for this Patreon project, you can get this article and dozens more!
This artifact looks and functions very much like an ordinary deck of many things. The back of each card featured an intricate and ever-shifting ink pattern that seems at once to represent a viewer’s secret desires and a mocking grin. Those who look at the pattern for very long can almost hear a whispering voice urging them to draw a card.
Role-playing games are filled with rules, sometimes spanning dozens of different books and supplements. However, most games lead off with some note in the preface that highlights the most important rule. This is Rule 0, and it’s usually there so everybody remembers to have fun. What Rule 0 is, though, varies from game to game and person to person.
Looking for a way to spice up your Pathfinder game with some free content, or just want to check out some great fiction by freelancers around the industry? The new issue of Wayfinder, the Pathfinder fanzine, is now available!
My contribution to this issue is the “Agents of the Worldwound,” a pair of NPCs that can help spice up any fantasy game but which are specifically tied to the Wrath of the Righteous adventure path.
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I have a son who is getting interested in role-playing games. He is also extremely interested in the Mario franchise, to the point where he refers to himself as Mario. His sister gets to be Princess Peach, his mother gets to be Princess Daisy, and I’m stuck as Luigi.
Recently, I decided to fuse these two interests together, resulting in a Super Mario Brothers edition of Pathfinder.
The process was actually pretty easy. Since combat and task resolution in Pathfinder are abstract, you can fill the flavor text in yourself. If you hit and do 1d6 bludgeoning damage, what difference does it make if you’re swinging a mace or jumping on bad guys’ heads?
This creature has a humanoid-looking upper body and bright red flowers atop its head. The bottom half of its body is concealed beneath leafy growths.