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Villainous Compendium (5E)

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More than 110 villains, henchmen, magical artifacts, and Quests ready to use in any Pathfinder or 5E campaign setting, supporting any challenge level.

Instantly-usable Villains, dozens more Henchmen, supporting NPCs, maps, Quests, and more.

If you're a DM/GM, this book will save you time and enhance your gaming sessions.  If you're a player, this book will give you inspiration, particularly for villainous PCs. If you're just a hobbyist, or a writer, this book might give you inspiration for storytelling.

Each villain is a ready-to-play, novel-caliber NPC with background, motivation, description, and more.  Lairs, hideouts, and other full-color maps round out each villain as its own full-featured chapter.

Enough rich content to fuel dozens, perhaps over a hundred, gaming sessions, immediately usable at your fingertips!

By the numbers:

  • >450 complete statblocks.
  • 43 Villains.
  • 68 Henchmen, Followers, & Retainers.
  • >40 Quests.
  • >200 Rumors & Lore associated with the Villain's nefarious acts.

Each villain is a full-featured character you can drop into your gaming sessions immediately, with zero additional preparation.  

The content provided for each and every villain should support 1-3 dedicated play sessions... so the book itself should support 30-100+ gaming sessions!

Each villain is a 10-50 page chapter unto themselves, and has all of the following: 

  • Complete statblocks, including Quadded Statblocks to support a wide variety of difficulty levels.
  • Background, motivation, appearance, combat behavior, and other "non-crunchy" character description.
  • 0-4 Henchmen, each with full Quadded Statblocks.
  • 1+ Quests dedicated to the Villain and/or her henchpeople.
  • Hooks to use to provide motivation or to get the PCs engaged.
  • Rumors & Lore to fuel character interest, give the Villain a real-world feel, and provide further hooks / incentives for engaging.

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    Innovation

    This adventure incorporates several innovative and creative tools your gaming group can use to use the content for a party of any size, and any level.  These approaches also enable a great deal of flexibility in portraying richly-detailed NPCs, and tracking interactions with them.

    Infinium Game Studio has released several free booklets as rules accessories to help GMs understand (or to help prospective buyers experience) these tools:

    Attitude Trackers:

    Get it for free here.

    Quadded Statblocks for Variable Challenge:

    Check it out here.

    Reward Stars:

    Why not obtain a zero-price copy here?

    FlexTale:

    You guessed it--free.  Here, that is.

    Attitude Trackers for Dark Obelisk: Berinncorte:

    This is an optional, companion GM aid for this adventure, available for free here.

     
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    Shawn P H May 30, 2019 9:34 pm UTC
    This looks terrific and very useful but the price point is too high, in my opinion. I understand valuing your work high and given the work put it this, I'd expect it to be be more than the typical 4.99 price. None-the-less, $40 is is too high an investment. In any event, I wish you luck on this and hope I am wrong and you sell hundreds of copies.
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    Jason P May 31, 2019 11:52 am UTC
    PUBLISHER
    Hi Shawn--I completely understand.

    From my perspective: All of my products begin life as a Kickstarter, and the price kind of revolves around that. Most of my books have incepted as a 100-300 page offering, and many of them became 800+ page behemoths during development and writing. Villainous Compendium is one of those: the pathfinder edition is 800 pages, and the 5E version 600 pages. I'm in this to break even, and to respect my KS backers, and I price my products in line with what I see out in the marketplace with that in mind. $4.99 typically gets you a small 32-page booklet; $9.99-$19.99 gets you a traditionally-sized 128-to-256 page book. $40 is high for a PDF, but not, I feel, for the value and content you're receiving. You may disagree, in which case I'd invite you to check out my Kickstarters, which are priced very reasonably for those who want in on the ground floor and don't mind a bit of a wait to receive. :)

    I will also offer that all of my KS backers receive discount...See more
    Customer avatar
    Shawn P H May 31, 2019 1:25 pm UTC
    Cool. I most certainly will check it out. Thanks.
    Customer avatar
    Jason P June 05, 2019 5:37 pm UTC
    PUBLISHER
    An additional thought: there are other comparisons out there in terms of price point. E.g., a recent Kickstarter for a ~400 page book has a $30 pledge point for a PDF: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legendarygames/ultimate-kingdoms-for-dnd-5e-or-pfrpg

    As typically KS pledges represent a discount over what a product's MSRP will be, I'd expect this to end up being a $40 PDF at least at retail.

    May not be a great example, as this particular product represents a compilation of a bunch of smaller things that are already published, so I'm sure the publisher has incentive to price it at premium, but still.

    Just a thought. :)
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