“Damn ye, you are a sneaking puppy, and so are all those who will submit to be governed by laws which rich men have made for their own security.” – “Black” Sam Bellamy, Pirate
Sometimes you just want, to paraphrase H.L. Mencken, to spit upon your hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. Of course, that’s frowned upon in polite society.... [click here for more]
Garden of Athena is a planet of adventures among the ancient Greeks... but in the far future, with energy spears and Pulse shields. Experience science fiction with epic politics in the style of Frank Herbert's masterpiece, Dune, and epic battles to make all the Greek poets proud.
Nearby barbarian planets are subdued, mostly, and the city states are at the height of their power. Yet all is not well... [click here for more]
Mythology is full of heroes who carried one or two amazing items throughout their adventuring careers. Sometimes the acquisition of the item marked the hero as special from the beginning, or is the catalyst for the heroes early adventures. Often, special magic items are given to heroes by the gods (Perseus famously receives gifts ranging from Hades’ helm of invisibility to Hermes’ winged... [click here for more]
The Genius Guide to the Talented Fighter rewrites the classic fighter class to use talents instead of static class abilities alternating with bonus feats. Rather than require all fighters be brave and balance their efforts between armor and weapon bonuses, each fighter can custom-fit the classes abilities to match a player’s specific concept. This increased flexibility allows the fighter... [click here for more]
Rogues are the iconic masters of stealth and subterfuge, with access to both a number of powerful set class features (primarily relating to traps, evasion, and sneak attacks) and a flexible set of customizable talents. While this gives them a wide range of options, it can also lead to characters with specific sneak, criminal, or adventurer concepts having abilities they don’t need, such as a... [click here for more]
Sometimes a GM wants to spark some interest and mystery via some object the player characters find. Even without handing out a major magic item, a GM can make a world seem more in-depth by providing some colorful items that suggest they have a back-story behind them.
To assist in such efforts, this second volume of The Genius Guide to What’s in My Pocket? provides some more odd little... [click here for more]