It Came from the Stars: 2nd Week’s Update

It Came from the StarsRounding out the second week of funding for It Came from the Stars! Below are the collected promotion updates from last week. Sound exciting? Come join us, and support small press.

With Stars in Your Eyes #5

Last time, I hinted at seeing other worlds in It Came from the Stars. While this isn’t intended to be a space-faring addition to the game, there is still a chance to visit other planets. Portals.

Portals, whether driven by technology or magic (or both), will give you the chance to explore the stars. Maybe you went through one knowing what it was, maybe it was an accident. There’ll be generic rules and guidelines for handling this in your own games. You’ll be able to tweak the environmental options to create just the locale you need: modify gravity, air quality, landscape hazards, and more. There will likely be some specific worlds detailed, too, providing some interesting options to play with. Perhaps a (mostly) abandoned outpost, plunging into the sun. Perhaps an oddly disturbing temple, its nightmare landscape preventing you from leaving and threatening to destroy your mind. Perhaps an interstellar crossroads, full of odd races. Perhaps a seedy cantina with mysterious figures offering adventure to those brave enough to take it… Continue reading It Came from the Stars: 2nd Week’s Update

It Came from the Stars Update

It Came from the StarsWe’re making slow and steady progress with funding for It Came from the Stars! Below are the collected promotion updates from last week. Sound exciting? Come join us…

With Stars in Your Eyes #1

We just launched It Came from the Stars for Pathfinder RPG, and perhaps, the best place to start this conversation is with the stunning illustration by +Roxxy Goetz (at the top of the Kickstarter page).

The star beast in the image is a new type of dragon–one that thrives in the interstellar void. They are a little different from your standard dragons in that each star beast is unique. They look different from one another, they have different abilities and powers levels, and they have different personalities. But they are all out for themselves and are all very powerful. A handful of these dreaded monsters will be developed, from Fomalhaut (the star beast shown) to Wormwood (the most terrible of all)… Continue reading It Came from the Stars Update

New Kickstarter Project: It Came from the Stars

It Came from the Stars It Came from the Stars brings the mystery of the unknown and the weird to your Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with new player options, new monsters, and new adventures. Mystery, wonder, and terror from the starry vastness await you. Whether you play in a world that is already aware of what lies beyond or that has been so far oblivious, it’s about to get ugly.

Discover bold new options for characters: Fantastic psychic abilities. Strange alien technology. Mindwarping secrets. Will you stalwartly oppose the madness or will you give in? Can you twist the dark whispers to your own advantage?

Confront challenging new foes: For instance, the dreaded star beasts (one is illustrated above). Each star beast is unique in personality, appearance, and power. What can you hope to do if one of these devastating forces comes to your world? Or any of the other new creatures, for that matter?

Plunge into harrowing adventure: The stars are here! Stave off invasion. Discover derelict technologies. Plunge yourself into worlds unknown. How will you fare in the coming confrontation?

Join today!

Mysteries of the Dead Side

Mysteries of the Dead SideCalling all Pathfinder RPG fans! Sign up for our Kickstarter project Mysteries of the Dead Side.

We’re building a new class, and we want your help. With the sacred necromancer, we’ll dive deep into the topic of necromancy.

As a backer, you won’t just sit there and wait for product, you get to participate and make us dance for your amusement. Interested in learning how to design a new class and other mechanics from seasoned freelancers? This is the place. Interested in having a say in the shaping of the final product? This is the place. Interested in seeing the nuts and bolts of putting together a project? You guessed it–right here.

This is a small, intimate project, tightly focused around the theme of necromancy and the (un)dead. The number of patrons will be small, so you know your voice will carry a lot of weight. Want to try your hand at design? You’ll have instant access to the brains of the designers and constructive feedback. Including myself, +Scott Gable, with over 5 years of RPG freelancing experience, +Ben McFarland has signed up, fresh off of the lead design role for Open Design’sStreets of Zobeck patronage project and dozens of other projects.

Tentatively, the new class will follow the model of the oracle with at least 5 fully compatible mysteries and at least 40 new revelations, so you can either use these options as a sacred necromancer or as an oracle. You could play as an exorcist, protecting innocents from undead threats or coercing the undead to do your bidding. You could play an eater of the dead, gaining dark powers from ingesting the flesh of the fallen. You could play as a spirit detective, cajoling whispered secrets from the corners of the realms of the dead. You could even play as a revenant, risen from the dead and driven by terrible vengeance. Tight mechanics that are full of flavor. There will also be new spells, new feats, new items, and more.

All for just $4. All necromancy, all the time. Do it!

Tattlebox #1

Tattlebox #1

Welcome to Tattlebox,the traveling sideshow! Find an assortment of wonders and horrors in this ongoing miscellany.

In this issue,you’ll find…

  • Falling Leaves:a comic of fey proportions
  • Let’s Split the Party!:an essay on why you should split the party
  • 14 new weapons,6 new weapon special features,a new artifact,and more

Each Tattlebox presents something for everyone:tips,flavor,crunch. Stuff for players and GMs.

Tattlebox #1 is a high quality,full-color,web-optimized,8-page pdf from Zombie Sky Press. It uses the Open Game License and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License. It is compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and standard 3.5E fantasy RPGs.

Design by Scott Gable;Illustration by Drew Pocza,Ashton Sperry,and Julie Dillon;Editing by Christopher Bodan.

Available now at DriveThruRPGPaizo,and RPGNow.

Let us know what you think in the comments!


The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way #2—Red Jack (PFRPG) PDF

The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Path #2--Red Jack

What do you get when you cross a fox with Jack the Ripper?

Meet Red Jack, a kitsune who clawed his way back from death just to get revenge. He’s the new avatar of death. Well, avatar in training at least.

Red Jack is one of the fey lords in The Faerie Ring. He came back from the dead for a specific purpose—to kill his betrayer. But he’s still here and anxious to bring death to the world! The tale of this epic-level threat is given in detail along with that of his sentient extradimensional demesne Strangle Grove, his dead wife who’s now a deadly artifact, his runaway fox-blooded daughter, and more.

This chapter of The Faerie Ring also brings you new fey, including the kitsune. These supernatural foxes are updated and expanded for use as a PC race for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. A new system of fox magic, using feats, is fleshed out to give characters fun new magic options.

In this book, you’ll find…

Continue reading The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way #2—Red Jack (PFRPG) PDF

Mysteries of the Tengu Road: Yamabushi, the Sublime Transmuter

Mysteries of the Tengu Road: Yamabushi, the Sublime Transmuter

Love transmutation magic? Interested in playing a character dedicated to only one school of magic?

We just released a brand new Pathfinder Roleplaying Game base class—the yamabushi, or the sublime transmuter.

Even more specialized than a specialist wizard,the yamabushi can only ever cast transmutation spells. But they can cast any transmutation spell,whether arcane or divine. Choose from five paths to follow:razor wind,starry eye,primal dream,trying steel,or maker’s hand. Each path presents a different approach to transmutation magic.

Yamabushi seek nothing short of perfection—in both body and soul. They seek to transmute themselves into an ideal,to realize their truest potential,to unlock the secrets buried within,to understand themselves. They learn to control their bodies through intense training that incorporates spiritual discipline and mystic knowledge. They learn to channel transmutation magic—both arcane and divine—through their mastery of themselves. The precise nature of their devotion can differ,hence the different paths,but their quest for change is paramount.

More than just the class,a new PC race is presented that is deeply tied to the yamabushi. The daitengu are the fey cousins of the kotengu (or tengu) you all know and love. Play a daitengu yamabushi today!

In this book,you’ll find…

  • Yamabushi base class,focused on transmutation magic
  • 5 paths to choose from for your yamabushi
  • More than 40 contemplations/revelations for use with yamabushi and oracles
  • Daitengu PC race:fly on raven wings!
  • Stats for the iconic daitengu yamabushi (complete with a new weapon)

Mysteries of the Tengu Road brings you a new character class. One devoted to transmutation magic. Choose your path and the unique special abilities that come with each. Adapted from the oracle class,the yamabushi’s contemplations are interchangeable with the oracles revelations,giving you more than 40 new abilities to give either your yamabushi or oracle.

Mysteries of the Tengu Road:Yamabushi,the Sublime Transmuter is a high quality,full-color,web-optimized,16-page pdf from Zombie Sky Press bundled with a stripped-down,printer-friendly version. It uses the Open Game License and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License. It is compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and standard 3.5E fantasy RPGs.

Design by Scott Gable;Illustration by Crystal Frasier and Ashton Sperry;Editing by Micheal McArtor.

Grab your copy today at DriveThruRPGPaizo,and RPGNet.


Reviews of The Faerie Ring

star spriteThe fine folks at Robot Viking seem to be enjoying The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude (PFRPG):

The ideas within The Faerie Ring are evocative and interesting…

The execution is just as good, with excellent writing and an obvious passion for the subject matter that can’t help but get you excited about running a fey-based campaign. The full color art is great and would not look out of place in a book by one of the big RPG publishers…

And Dark Mistress reviewed it at EN World and Paizo, giving it 5/5 stars:

It does a very good job in capturing the complex nature of the fey, making them both alluring and scary at the same time. This gives just a taste of the fey leaving you wanting more…

See why the mighty Jeff Grubb says (from the foreword):

The kindly ones are back, and they are far from kindly. The wee folk have returned, and they are not as wee as centuries of propaganda would have you believe. They are as dangerous a group of lords and ladies as you would ever care to encounter, and they control their lands. Woe to any mortal who crosses them without their permission…

You can find the PDF at DriveThruRPGIndie Press RevolutionKobold QuarterlyPaizo, and RPGNow.

The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude


(Illustration by Julie Dillon)

Happy solstice! May the fey accept your propitiations for the new year.

The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude (PFRPG) is now availaible! Find it at your favorite online vendor of RPG PDFs.

This is an especially wonderful release for us as it marks our brand new line, The Faerie Ring. Get your introduction with this first release.

The kitsune illustration is one of the lovely pieces within and will be further detailed in an upcoming chapter.

The Faerie Ring

The Faerie RingThe Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude

Nail down the furniture, and hide the children… the fey are coming!

The Faerie Ring is almost here, but before you meet the fey lords and their servitors within this new series, you need to get up to speed with The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude. What are the fey? Where do they come from? Why do they torment you so? Find out on 12/21/2010.

Most cultures easily rattle off stories of the fey, portraying them in the most colorful of ways. On the surface, the tales seem little more than entertainment and whimsy, perhaps a moral interjected here and there. More often than not, they are so contradictory or ridiculous as to be easily dismissed. However, if you look long enough, you eventually realize that the fey are simply more diverse and complicated than previously imagined.

The fey aren’t like you and me.

In this book, you’ll find…

  • Secrets of the fey laid bare
  • Fey origin myths, philosophies, and social habits
  • Wonders of the Preternatural Planes
  • Glimpses into twisted, fey thought processes
  • New subtypes of fey
  • Evidence of fey lords, their demesnes, and their servitors
  • And more of the craziness that can only come from the fey!

The Faerie Ring brings you the worlds of the fey. From the fey lords to those that serve them. Their lands, their magics, their machinations. Everything a GM needs to bring a fresh dose of fey to a game. And for players, there are playable fey races, feats, incantations, and more. The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude is merely the beginning of the journey.

The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Prelude is a high quality, full-color, web-optimized pdf from Zombie Sky Press. It uses the Open Game License and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License. It is compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and standard 3.5E fantasy RPGs.