The '00s (Designers & Dragons, Volume 4) by Shannon Appelcline

By Shannon Appelcline

Every thing YOU’VE desired to find out about THE ORIGINS OF ROLEPLAYING GAMES...

Designers & Dragons: The ’00s is a entire photograph of the recent resurgence of the RPG undefined. the ultimate and so much up to date booklet in a 4 quantity sequence, we’ve extra tens of hundreds of thousands of latest phrases and insider information to this quantity on my own. Take an within examine d20 businesses, watch the expansion of recent titans like Paizo Publishing, and find out about the expansion of indie presses like Evil Hat Productions. despite your gaming heritage, Shannon Appelcline’s meticulously researched background won’t disappoint.

In this quantity, you’ll find:

  • A foreword via Lisa Stevens, founding father of Paizo Publishing
  • Profiles for twenty-five 2000s gaming businesses together with Paizo Publishing, eco-friendly Ronin, Mongoose Publishing, and yes—Evil Hat
  • The within scoop at the back of video games like Pathfinder, Freeport, destiny, and GUMSHOE
  • Ten stuff you would possibly not find out about roleplaying within the ’00s
  • An broad bibliography and index
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    AC Z ::J Hit: 2d8 + 10 damage. Effect: The knight marks the target until the end of the knight's U next turn. Z Necrotic Weapon (necrotic, weapon) • At-Will uJ Requirement: The knight must be wielding a longsword. Attack: Melee 1 (one creature); +16 vs. AC Hit: 2d8 + 10 necrotic damage, and the target is immobilized until the end of the knight's next turn. If the target is marked by the knight, it is instead immobilized and dazed until the end of the knight's next turn. M UVE An i ONS Be88ars of Stone Obelisk of the Lidded Eye CHAPTER 1 I The Garden of Graves The Chained Woman Serpent in the Pool The Han8il18 Tapestry CH A l'TER I I The Garden of Graves CHAPTER 2 WHIN ACIRIRAK made his most recent attempt at seizing absolute power, his staging ground was Moil, the City that Waits.

    A game table that is destroyed can't later be deactivated. If a game table that is deactivated is later destroyed, the characters earn no additional XP for destroying it. s >­<: ~ c.. IJ ~ Z ~ 0 U ~ Encounter Level 10 (2,500 XP) S ETUP Quickling renegades Spriggan giantsoul crushers Spriggan witherer stormeyes The number of monsters in this encounter depends on the makeup of the party: One quickling renegade for each striker among the characters, one spriggan giantsoul crusher for each defender, and one spriggan witherer stormeye for each leader or controller.

    Effect (No Action): Each enemy within 10 squares of the dagger­ hand takes 10 necrotic damage. and the daggerhand regains 10 hit pOints. Skills Intimidate +14, Stealth +17 Str 16 (+9) Dex 22 (+12) WIs 12 (+7) Con 14 (+8) Int 10 (+6) Cha 16 (+9) Alignment evil Languages Common characters fail the challenge entirely, they prove unable to restore the graves; the undead continue to rise until the characters depart, and the characters probably don't acquire the treasure. TACTICS If an undead appears outside the characters' line of Sight, it uses Stealth to move closer to the characters.

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