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High fantasy meets entomology in Stingers & Spores, a romp across the mysterious and perilous lands of the Insect Kingdoms. Experience this new and exciting world from the compound eyes of the bugs who live there. 

Ascend to staggering heights on the trunks of tremendous trees, marching to the songs of cricket bards. Witness the decay and ethereal beauty of the sacred fungal groves, while moth clerics make offerings to their powerful deities. Study the arcane art of silkspinning, in the beautiful but isolated flower fields, under the guidance of butterfly wizards. 

Contemplate the higher mysteries and study the War Path in the hives of honey bee monks. Cross blades with beetle knights who have studied combat since grubhood, on the floating tourney grounds of the lotus pads. Fight for survival in the towering weeds against enraged swarms of hornet barbarians. And deep in the blackest tunnels beneath the Earth, encounter tiny and terrible gods who should have remained buried.

Powered by the Savage Worlds rule system, this 178 page setting introduces you to the perilous lands of the Insect Kingdoms, a high fantasy world populated by insect heroes and villains. Everything you need to play a long campaign in the world of bugs is here, complete with:

  • Full color custom artwork

  • 14 Insect Species Archetypes that can be played exactly as written, or modified into a limitless number of insect types, from the scurrying roach and ferocious hornet, to the ravenous mantis and spindly stick bug 

  • 13 weird and silly new Hindrances for insect characters

  • Six new Arcane Backgrounds, to give bug characters a dose of magical power

  • An expanded list of power modifiers, to give each form of magic its own unique kicks and limitations

  • Eight New Combat and Racial Edges

  • New Size rules that allow players to make balanced characters of any insect, from the tiniest gnats to the biggest Goliath Beetles

  • Expansive lists of gear, weapons, and armor

  • Setting rules for flight, and optional setting rules to make the setting goofier or darker

  • A comprehensive adventure generator

  • Rules for two forms of forbidden evil magic, perfect for the GMs cadre of villains

  • 50 stat blocks for non-player characters, from knights and buzzerkers to wizards and flowerjacks

  • 51 horrible creatures in the bestiary, from familiar terrors like tarantula and scorpions, to the mysterious and forgotten horrors known as “vertebrates” 

  • A detailed character sheet containing all the information a player needs to remember, plus an optional third page for Arcane Background information

If that isn’t enough insect content for you, this product also includes a bonus PDF of Hiverunners, the bug cyberpunk crossover with Sprawlrunners (which is needed in order fully enjoy this mini-setting). 

This 24 page supplement brings the world of Stingers & Spores into a dystopian future, many hundreds of years later. Life is bleak, hope is a luxury unobtainable by most, and death literally has become a price to pay for insect-kind to live on.

Yet, there are those that fight the good fight, however forlorn their cause may seem. The war may probably never be won, but every victory in battle makes life just a little more bearable.

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Atlas B June 13, 2022 5:10 pm UTC
Hey, I was curious if you guys had archetype information for players who want to play as some of the Arachnid species? I know a few players of mine that would enjoy the prospect of playing as an exiled or traitorous orb-weaver, or even the idea of an evil campaign where all the characters are from the arachnid faction's species.
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June 13, 2022 10:54 pm UTC
We are currently working on a Plot Point Campaign, and planning to include several spider archetypes in the player section. This campaign is still awhile down the pipe line, but keep your eyes peeled.
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Atlas B June 14, 2022 1:58 pm UTC
I'm absolutely stoked, keep up the good work!
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June 19, 2022 2:52 pm UTC
Hopefully this adventure and mini-setting can keep you occupied in the meantime:
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