Thursday, February 21, 2013

When Gnomes are Quiet, be Suspicious

The Clockwork Gnome had been quiet lately.  I should have known that meant he was locked away in his workshop, getting ready to spring more of his toys upon us, and once again he favors the MR blog with his breaking news.  In this case, it is two up-coming releases for Labyrinth Lord and two for Pathfinder.  These new releases will develop the company's established interest in Faerie and add some dreaded sea-mythos to the mix.  Hmm...I bet some of this could be worked into my Waterdeep campaign, if the group can recover from its recent spat of scheduling difficulties.  Check them out!  (Press releases below)


A Conclave of Ravens
Coming Soon
Designer: Allen Taliesin
Page Count: TBA
Cost: $4.00

Everyone knows that the ruins on Delirium Bluff are haunted. Once home to a local merchant and his family, the house christened Red Raven Hall was unknowingly built upon a complex of subterranean ruins.  One night the vile residents of that forgotten place rose up and  laid waste to the merchant's house.  The walls were bathed in blood and the innocent suffered heinous torture before they were finally granted death.  Strange lights and ominous noises have kept the wise away from that unlucky place ever since. But reports of increased activity have led some to fear that the foul denizens of the deep have returned to the shattered manor house. 

A Conclave of Ravens is a location-based adventure for character levels 1-3, inspired by the works of Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.  Most of the action takes place in a set of sea-weathered ruins and the dungeons below, though details concerning the nearby town of Corrigan's Watch provide the party with a viable home base from which to launch their expedition.  The module also contains new monsters and guidelines on how to expand the dungeon levels beneath the dreaded Delirium Bluff. 

The Dreaming Forest
Coming Soon
Designer: Allen Taliesin
Page Count: TBA
Cost: $5.00

Southeast of Winter's Horn is the Dreaming Forest, a shadowed land of dense woods and secluded groves.  According to local legend, it is home to dark fae, enigmatic elves, and strange magic.  But it is also the subject of compelling rumors that speak of unimaginable treasure and forgotten secrets from the days when the world was young.  The Dreaming Forest tests the sanity and resiliency of outsiders. However, the chance of winning wealth and fame have a way of calling to those willing to risk their lives in the pursuit of glory. 

Based on Welsh folklore and literature, The Dreaming Forest is a sandbox adventure for character levels 5-9. It features a mix of wilderness encounters and small dungeon sites. In addition, this module introduces a host of new monsters and magical treasures focused on a fey theme.  While designed for the Labyrinth Lord roleplaying game, The Dreaming Forest is usable with any old school version of the world's first roleplaying game and its various simulacra.  




Player's Toolbox
Arborlings
From the heart of the primordial forest.
Coming Soon
Designer: Michael Welham
Page Count: TBA
Cost: $2.00

Cousins of the treants and guardians of the woodlands, the arborlings are a plant-like race of humanoids that stand outside the boundaries of civilization.  They are deliberate and straightforward creatures who remain the constant enemy of those who seek to despoil the world or unduly tax the resources provided by the forces of nature.  While arborlings are generally isolated creatures, remaining safe in their ancient homelands, a few have heard the call of the adventuring life.  And now they stand poised to bring the power of nature to the bear against the evil forces in your campaign!

While designed for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this book can be effortlessly used with the 3.5 edition of the World's Oldest Roleplaying Game.

Player's Toolbox: Arborlings includes:
ñ  A complete standard race (10 racial points) that utilizes the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide format.
ñ  Six alternate racial traits and six alternate favored class options.
ñ  New equipment and two new magic items designed specifically for use by the arborlings.
ñ  Four new feats and three new spells.
ñ  A racial archetype available that embodies the features of this new race.
ñ  Includes two versions of the book; a color copy suitable for screen viewing and a bare bones, art-free copy and contains files for use with Lone Wolf Development's fantastic Hero Lab software.

Player's Toolbox
Faerie Changeling
Come away, O human child!
Coming Soon
Designer: Allen Taliesin
Page Count: TBA
Cost: $2.00

The denizens of Faerie look longingly upon the children of the material world.  Exactly why they choose to kidnap mortals remains a mystery, but those who are taken are rarely seen again.  In their place, the fey often leave behind one of their own, transformed to appear exactly as the stolen victim.  Many of these faerie changelings are raised by the ignorant mortals and eventually lose their connection to the fabled Faerie Realms.  But when the faerie changeling reaches maturity, everything changes. 

While designed for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this book can be effortlessly used with the 3.5 edition of the World's Oldest Roleplaying Game.

Player's Toolbox: Faerie Changeling includes:

  • A complete advanced race that utilizes the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide format.
  • Five alternate racial traits and six alternate favored class options.
  • Four new magic items designed with the faerie changeling in mind.
  • Three new feats and five new spells.
  • A racial archetype that embodies the features of this new race.
  • Includes two versions of the book; a color copy suitable for screen viewing and a bare bones, art-free copy and contains files for use with Lone Wolf Development's fantastic Hero Lab software.




1 comment:

  1. Yay! More Races are always good in my books... :)

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