Lord of the Rings Adaptation: Queen Berúthiel (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

In this month of spooks and black cats, I though I'd craft an homage to a little known character from the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. The wicked cat lady-queen of Gondor herself, Queen Berúthiel. "She had nine black cats and one white, her slaves, with whom she conversed, or read their memories, setting … Continue reading Lord of the Rings Adaptation: Queen Berúthiel (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

Constellations, Now With Signs! (Akashic Mysteries/Zodiac) [PF1E]

In previous posts I introduced some new constellations for the Zodiac class found in Classes of the Lost Spheres: Zodiac(affiliate link) from Lost Spheres Publishing. Specifically, The Forgemaster, The Hell Knight, and The Signifer. Each of these new constellations includes the ability to manifest a champion, which is effectively a summonable cohort. While this is definitely … Continue reading Constellations, Now With Signs! (Akashic Mysteries/Zodiac) [PF1E]

RPG Adaptation: Castlevania Forgemasters [PF1]

Having watched the Netflix adaptation of Castlevania through to its conclusion, I can honestly say that the characters that I found most interesting were the forgemasters Hector and Isaac. So, the following is my homage to them. New Trait Akashic Focus (Magic) You can channel your spellcasting through akashic constructs. Benefit: Select one veil you … Continue reading RPG Adaptation: Castlevania Forgemasters [PF1]

RPG Adaptation: Animorphs [Cypher System]

So, I just found out this week that there is an Animorphs movie in the works.... Umm.....Well that’s cool. Anyway this revelation made me finally get around to poking at an RPG adaptation for bits of this setting using Cypher System. It's not perfect, but it was fun to work on. Enjoy! Note: I do … Continue reading RPG Adaptation: Animorphs [Cypher System]

Review: Modern Types [Cypher System]

Contains affiliate links. Retail Price: $3.99 for the a digital copy at DriveThruRPG Publisher: Peculiar Books(Cypher Creator System) Designer: Michael Goldrich Year Released: 2017 Pages: 34 pages Genre: Modern System: Cypher System Requires: Cypher System Rulebook/ Revised Cypher System Rulebook One of the best parts about the Cypher System is how customizable the various elements are. Most notably, the … Continue reading Review: Modern Types [Cypher System]

New Mortal Stunts [Dresden Files RPG]

So, the players of my last Dresden Files RPG campaign were largely from a 3.5 D&D/Pathfinder background, and because of this one of the things that they were used to having were cohorts and followers. Several of them approached me about doing this in the Dresden Files. As usual I cracked open the books to … Continue reading New Mortal Stunts [Dresden Files RPG]

Conversion: Wild Cohort- Feat(D&D 3.5) to [D&D 5e]

As anyone who has played in tabletop RPGs with me can attest, I love companion creatures. I tend towards companion classes and will take steps to turn non-companion classes into companion classes. I once had a DM forbid me from taking a semi-intelligent, animated jade horse statuette as a pet in a D20 Modern(affiliate link) … Continue reading Conversion: Wild Cohort- Feat(D&D 3.5) to [D&D 5e]

So you want to play Bob? Bound Spirit Template [Dresden Files RPG]

  So a player in a Dresden Files RPG (affiliate link) campaign I ran a while back came to me with a puzzling character concept. He wanted to play a character like Bob. For anyone who is unaware, Bob is a spirit of intellect and air, "He" lives in an enchanted skull and is basically magical … Continue reading So you want to play Bob? Bound Spirit Template [Dresden Files RPG]

Swallows the Transforming Draught – Focus [Cypher System]

“I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both....” -Dr. Henry Jekyll   The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. … Continue reading Swallows the Transforming Draught – Focus [Cypher System]

Path of the Investor-Vizier(Akashic Mysteries & Warbreaker) [Pathfinder 1E]

Contains affiliate links. This new mystic attunement for the Vizier class is a combination of two things I absolutely love. Its made up of the veilweaving alternate magic system from Dreamscarred Press's Akashic Mysteries and Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere Cycle; specifically, Warbreaker's signature form of investiture(magic) breath/biochromatic breath. If you are unfamiliar with either of the … Continue reading Path of the Investor-Vizier(Akashic Mysteries & Warbreaker) [Pathfinder 1E]