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Men & Monsters of the Aegean (BASH Fantasy)


Men & Monsters of the Aegean is Skirmisher Publishing's first title for the BASH Fantasy role-playing game system. It presents a dozen player character races and 30 types of monster, with multiple variants for many of them, all inspired by the myths and legends of the Classical world and each with an Adventure Hook and background information integrating it into the setting. 

New races include the hulking Antaeans, the Myrmidons who followed Achilles in the Trojan War, and the dog-head Cynocephalians. Monsters include everything from familiar creatures like the Cyclops, Manticore, Pegasus, and Sphinx to more exotic ones like the Drakon, Empusa, Hippalectryon, Ophiotaurus, and Sea Leopard.

This fully-illustrated manual also includes sections on using existing creatures in an Aegean campaign, encounter tables, and new items, powers, advantages, and disadvantages for the BASH system.

All of the monsters presented in this book are associated with the system-free Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a milieu is set in a re-imagined Mediterranean, and can be easily incorporated into games that use it or other settings altogether. Here, the Gods of Olympus reign, their heroes acting as agents of their will or exemplars of their glory. A century before, the Titans began a war that nearly destroyed the world and this Cataclysm changed everything, returning monsters to the earth, allowing the dead to roam, sinking islands, shattering cities, upsetting the cosmic balance. As the monsters returned, so too did the Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes, Elementals, Giants, Dragons, Satyrs, Goblins, and Orcs, striding, creeping, skulking or marching back into the world from distant realms or deep fastness, rejoining the world they had left behind.

Both BASH and the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting are fully supported with free bonus material at d-Infinity Online gaming magazine. 

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Clint S March 22, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
The Player's Guide to the Aegean for BASH Fantasy has now been released:

With this, you have everything you need to play in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting!
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George F March 22, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Is BASH Fantasy by Basic Action Games required to make use of this?
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Clint S March 22, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
GeoCentric D: Thanks for expressing interest in Men and Monsters of the Aegean!

Yes you do require the BASH Fantasy: Legends of Steel core book to use Men and Monsters of the Aegean. Men and Monsters gives you about fifty new monsters fully statted for BASH Fantasy, several more reinterpreted for the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, as well as full color maps and keyed adventure hooks for each the monsters included.
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George F March 22, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
Thanks for the fast reply!
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Clint S March 22, 2017 9:28 pm UTC
Happy to! If you are not familiar with BASH Fantasy, it is an excellent light-ish RPG aimed at swashbuckly action and adventure! Well worth the coin!
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Clint S July 05, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Another bonus monsters for Men and Monsters of the Aegean - The Hammerhead!
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Clint S June 25, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
This time - The Horses of Ares:
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Clint S June 24, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
More Bonus Content - The Mountain Bear - and options for it as a player character.
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Clint S June 14, 2016 3:06 pm UTC
Bonus Content will be available at: Like this:
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This title was added to our catalog on June 14, 2016.