by Thomas KnaussContributing writers: Darren Miguez, Jacob Driscoll, Kenneth C. Shannon III & Hal Greenberg, Nick Herold, Shawn Muder, and Jonathon Richards The dark realms beneath the surface conceal an immeasurable wealth of wondrous riches and terrifying mysteries awaiting discovery by those daring enough to venture into these lightless kingdoms. From dense veins of precious metals... [click here for more]
By Lee Hammock The mighty seas and oceans are more than just a color on the map. Lurking just below the surface of those waters are civilizations and dangers that landed folk can only whisper of in children’s fables. Those stories are a reality, but only true adventurers get to see the stories come to life before their very eyes. Those that claim to understand the magnificence and power... [click here for more]
Imagine if all the most interesting parts of the 1800s were slammed together. Early industrialism blends with Gilded Age monopolies. H.G. Wells mixes with Edgar Allen Poe. Tesla, Edison, and Babbage merge with the Pinkertons and colonial politics. All of it maintains an outer facade of Victorian sensibilities, but on any deeper investigation it is as rotten as the worst parts of Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel... [click here for more]
Combat in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is efficient yet abstract. While the concept of hit points works well when envisioning a tense fight of blood, sweat, parrying, near misses, and fatigue, it falls on its knees the minute your character takes a solid and brutal blow to the head.
How exactly are you supposed to adjudicate a broken arm, a gouged eye, a lacerated liver, or a crushed spine? Torn... [click here for more]