CategoryPen & Paper

One Page Dungeon Contest 2017: Of No Small Power

The 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest is once again upon us! Matt and I have created an entry for the now venerable contest: our third submission in the last four years. We both felt our last adventure was a little bit too large in scope, and our desire to scale things back seems to have manifested itself quite literally throughout the design of the dungeon. Behold, Of No Small Power! You can view a...

Hearth & Blade: Fan-Made Map

It seems that, despite not having an official release yet, the Hearth & Blade Pathfinder campaign setting has its first piece of fan-art. Russian artist Mark Kamyshin was kind enough to send us his interpretation of the world map (which turned out about 100 times better than my meager efforts). You can see the full-sized image on Mark’s DeviantArt page. Many thanks go out to Mark for...

Feat Taxes in Pathfinder: HeroLab Mod

Many years ago, my brother penned The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder – an alternate take on feat progression in the Pathfinder RPG. This write-up was surprisingly popular and eventually became the most visited page on this website by a significant margin. It has popped up on Reddit, The Giant in the Playground, and the Paizo forums, and is now used in a multitude of home...

Hearth & Blade: P6 Monster Bestiary

I’ve mentioned it on the blog a few times before, so I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Hearth & Blade (formerly Yavmir) campaign setting that I’ve been working on with my brother over the last few years. We hit a pretty big milestone on the project this week with the completion of the bestiary: a collection of monsters specifically designed for the setting. As with...

Here Be Monsters 2: Hell Breaks Loose

Always on the look-out for new gaming contests, my brother and I recently stumbled across Here Be Monsters 2: Hell Breaks Loose! HBM2 is a monster building contest which uses the Pathfinder RPG rule-set: something Matt and I are very well acquainted with. This year’s theme required us to design an evil monster spawned from the BOWELS OF HELL. Well, not quite that specific. But definitely...