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Intriguing Options Volume 3: Nonhuman Characters


Greetings, eager intriguer! Be not beleaguered! For in this volume, we offer players and GMs an array of intriguing options to add variety, depth, and dimension to any game of Honor + Intrigue. Do not think of this as a book of rules… they’re more like… guidelines on how to adapt your campaign in various ways.

This volume focuses on expanding your available cast of characters for sci-fi and fantasy swashbuckling. Most Honor + Intrigue characters are human, as the presumed campaign setting was Earth; however, if you want to set your Honor + Intrigue game in a fantasy or science-fiction world, use these rules to incorporate nonhuman characters. We've included guidelines and tools to help you build your own fantasy and science fiction folk. We’ve also included over 50 sample PC ancestries.

Or you can get the entire Intriguing Options series together (with some extra material) in the Tome of Intriguing Options.

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Features of this Volume: 

  • New Boons & Flaws

  • Creating New Nonhuman Ancestries

  • Languages & Nonhuman Characters

  • Adapting Dueling Styles

  • Genre & Nonhuman Characters: We discuss the value of Reskinning to get extra use out of your fantasy and sci-fi folk by repurposing them for other genres. We give suggestions for Space Opera, Gothic Horror, High Fantasy on High Seas, and Sword & Sandal subgenres as well.

  • Quick and easy conversion to change existing NPC stat blocks into nonhuman characters.

  • Over 50 sample nonhuman ancestries for fantasy, space opera, and a few other subgenres. We've got your classic fantasy elves, dwarves, goblins, and gnomes, but also much more. Alien species of various planets, robots, "synthoids" are among the sci-fi staples you will see here. We've also added some you might not have expected. The crab-like pagoona who dive for salvage, the walrus-like rosmar who hunt sea monsters and tell great tales, the highly advanced and secretive Atlanteans, and many others. 

  • A master list of Ancestral Boons and Flaws to let you more easily create new ancestries of your own.

  • Sample spells from Intriguing Options 4: Spells + Spellcasters

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Chris D November 04, 2022 3:58 am UTC
What a coincidence! I've been running a space campaign and the red-skinned humanoids happen to come from the planet Rubicon.
Love the John Carter-y stuff in here. Going to have to run a Blasters + Intrigue game soon.
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Chris R April 19, 2023 5:27 pm UTC
Hope you are enjoying it. We're going to be doing a Kickstarter to launch a compendium of all four volumes with additional content called the Tome of Intriguing Options. We've begun a mailing list for it. You can join directly here or read the added PDF.
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Robert H October 11, 2022 4:06 pm UTC
Lunarians remind of the ones in the Dick Tracy comic.
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Chris R October 11, 2022 4:29 pm UTC
Yeah, they are a sort of a pastiche of various "moon men" that have appeared in different science fiction over the past couple centuries (and more recent stuff). But ironically, that is one I was not aware of!
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