The Knack Hack
A set of three elegant skill systems for use with THE BLACK HACK and other OSR games: knacks, skills, and backgrounds.
KNACKS are things you're good at. Like, "I might be strong, but I'm really good at lifting things." Or, "I might not be that dextrous, but I'm particularly good at picking locks." SKILLS are... [click here for more]
Any object in your world can now have MODES, five qualities describing its maintainability, operation, design, extensibility, and security. By giving an object MODES, you give it additional character.
Is it more likely to break down? Is it easier to use? How hard is it to adapt or reconfigure?
Descriptions of the five MODES.
Rules to generate them quickly.
How... [click here for more]
The gods of the Shroud know that names give you power over them. So it is that they are not called by their true names, but instead by their titles within the sacred zodiac. The Silent Sister. The Rider. The Bone Witch. The Shadow Above. The Root. And more… Thirteen gods in all, though their newest member is an upstart, fresh-born of a once-low race now taking its place among the tribes of men.... [click here for more]
This preview contains player-focused teasers for the setting, but a creative game master could use what is here to build their own campaign and dungeons. Much of the content is system-agnostic, but the racial options are OGL 5.0-compatible. MIRRORRIM is a huge, ancient desert city-state built on top of a megadungeon.
Mirrorrim contains thousands of years of secrets... [click here for more]
3 It's a Mystery by Steve Winter D&D and mystery don't mix -- or do they?
4 Fantastic Tales of Mystery by Adam Dray Magic and monsters add unique difficulties to the mystery writer's task, but they’re not insurmountable.
13 Crime Scenes by David Noonan Here’s a library of useful locations to spice up fantastical murder mysteries and bring the investigation to life.
18... [click here for more]
In this free PDF, catch a sneak peek at three gods of the Shroud’s 13-god pantheon: the Bone Witch, the Gleaming Eye, and the Pale Wanderer.
You’ll also find new monsters, items, and channel divinity powers inside for immediate use in your Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition game. And keep an eye out for the full Gods of the Shroud PDF, on sale starting on or... [click here for more]