The Genius Guide to Races of Wind and Wing added three new playable races to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules: the aellar, kestrel, and silfide. Because of space limitations, time restrictions, and playtesting needs, that PDF did not include alternative racial powers or alternative favored class options, such as are presented for the core races in the Advanced Player's Guide.... [click here for more]
The gunslinger is the archetypical hero of the west, a lone warrior who pits his skill-at-arms and mettle against threats ranging from challengers desiring a shootout at high noon and bandits threatening to destroy the livelihood of towns and whole territories, to hostile natives and packs of wild animals. In many ways the gunslinger is a natural evolution of the heroes of older eras, a direct outgrowth... [click here for more]
Wizards are portrayed, both in descriptive materials within the game rules, and in most fantasy fiction, as scholars and learned masters of mystic powers who have access to lore and magic tricks second to none. However, in most campaigns there is nothing a wizard can do that a sorcerer cannot. The wizard does gain considerable versatility, in the form of an unlimited number of spells known, but as... [click here for more]
The magus class represents a trope common in fantasy fiction--the warrior-mage able to swing swords and cast spells with equal skill. From classic sword-and-sorcery wielders such as Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné, to the protagonists of more modern fantasy tales such as Garion from David Edding's Belgariad series or Rand al'Thor from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series,... [click here for more]
The very archetype of the mystic spy or assassin: A shadowy figure as much a master of the dark arts as an outlaw. From the Hashsh'shin to the Sicarii, the black-clad assassin clans of Japanese lore to the fanciful depictions of Wuxia films, the ninja is an icon of fantasy and pop culture-ironic, for a creature that lives by secrecy and a mastery of deception and disguise.
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The goblin known as Krazy Kragnar has a long and colorful history, not all of which has yet to be chronicled. Always quick to make a deal, take a risk, and turn a profit, Kragnar first came to prominence when he began a line of used-chariots yards (the merchandise for which is detailed in The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Volume 7: Krazy Kragnar's Used Chariots). When that operation was shut down... [click here for more]
So, your party walks into a tavern ...
Rock Bottom is the seediest of taverns, a ramshackle little out-of-the-way hole in the wall. No one of influence ever goes there. And anyone who'll show a face there is most likely up to no good.
Waysides are drop-in locales to add flavor to your town or city. Each one includes the location stats; tips on how to use it; background information on the origins... [click here for more]