Weekly Ramble: Universal Pool Updates

Hi Everybody!

Despite Jason’s best efforts to defame my character last week, I’m back with another weekly ramble.

Universal Pool is still coming along at a nice clip.  I received the final author submissions for both the Players’ Guide and the Campaign Companion, and, if all goes well, both books should be ready to send out to the folks that registered at Comicpalooza to playtest within a couple of weeks.

You can also look forward to the release of Escape from the Lazurite Mines, a Universal Pool System introductory adventure, and the free Universal Pool System Quickstart guide on July 14th.  These two products will provide you with a basic adventure framework and the core mechanics of the system, to allow you to learn how the basic rules work and whet your appetite for the full smorgasbord of the core book release.

That’s all for this week, folks.  See you again soon!

Arcane Magic!

06302015TB With this week’s Campaign Toybox, take your magic-user to the max! These raw magical energies channeled through force of will have become the backbone of the offensive line of many an adventuring party. But, every power has its price. Some are natural savants, and others toil for years just to learn the initial ability to weave power into spells.
For 99 cents, what’s not to like? Perfect for a Pathfinder game at any stage, your adventurers will not be disappointed!

Find it here, and may the dice be ever in your favor!

Paul is a Slacker

10683416_769269479797005_3250525342250708201_oHello all,

So apparently Paul has decided to let real life get in the way of his duties and asked that I step in and make some sort of post as a stand in for his regularly scheduled Wednesday post. So, here I am making that happen.

Did you know that the Universal Pool System he is working on is nearing completion? Did you know that we have settings in development for it? No?

Well, let me tell you, the Universal Pool System is nearly done AND…and…we’re making settings for it. How about that, eh?

We also need playtest groups. Folks, like you, that want to take a brand new system and utterly and completely destroy it and tell the designers about how and what you did to destroy it. We will need these types of folks for the foreseeable future as well.

Does that interest you? Are you the type of person that likes to break all the systems using the RAW? We need you!

In fact, if you go on over to the Facebook group for the Universal Pool System you might could let them know you’re interested and get yourself all signed up.

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Beware the Dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

“Here Be Dragons” presents a medieval bestiary in HERO System gaming terms. Thus, the creatures are described according to period sources and beliefs, meaning they may be vastly different from “traditional” fantasy RPG depictions. However, have no fear, many of the creatures within are easily adaptable to a multiple of genres and settings, and many include notes describing how to do just that. Whether its to break the ice, or to merely laugh at your flustered players, epic monsters are the way to go with any campaign!

“Here Be Dragons” includes:
Over 40 fantastical and mundane animals, beasts, and monsters.
A brief history of the medieval bestiary, complete with titles and authors
A description of the medieval view of the world
An extensive list of animal folklore, including common myths about both domestic and wild animals
Several unique creatures, including Grendel, the Lambton Worm, the Shaggy Beast, and more!

“Here Be Dragons” is available hereHerebedragonstitle, and may the dice be ever in your favor!

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Free RPG Day is HERE, and we have something just for YOU!

Today is Free RPG DAY, and D3 Adventures has something just for you!

Being a shopkeeper by day, and Witch by night means life for Zydrek is not always easy. I mean, not everyone gets hired by a dragon, they usually just get eaten with ketchup! Join him today in this 9th Level Pathfinder Adventure, and become the most unusual of shopkeepers…So join Zydrek in his adventures today, and may the dice be ever in your favor!


Get your copy here!


Is your Pathfinder game ready for this? We think it is!

Everyone loves a new toy, so why not a new toy for your latest Pathfinder Adventure? Here at D3 Adventures, we love to make our games as interesting and epic as possible.

For a mere ninety-nine cents, you can purchase one of our Campaign Toybox products and get new rules, classes, and creatures to enhance your gaming experience.

This week, I would like to introduce the Aigulf.

The Aigulf are a close-knit race of canids with a strong tradition of tribal families. This new race for the Pathfinder Roleplaying game comes complete with feats and a new Archetype; the Clan Skald.

Have fun, and may the dice be ever in your favor!

Available for purchase today at DriveThruRPG.


First Look: Universal Pool System cover sketches

Hi everybody!

Today, we’re sharing something with you all that we’re really excited about.  These are the initial roughs of the covers of the Universal Pool System Players’ Guide and Campaign Companion (left and right respectively), done for us by Jeshields.

UPS-coversketchIn a couple of weeks, we should have the line art back, and after that the final colors. Stay tuned to see more!


Weekly Ramble: Universal Pool status, Flash sales, and super-shy Contributors

Hi Everybody!

Got some exciting news today regarding the Universal Pool System.  I have received the last submission from the writers of the Players’ Guide, and I’m now working on finishing up my section so that it can go to the editor.  The Campaign Companion is also approaching final submission status. Once I get both books settled, I’ll be sending out Playtest packages to the individuals that registered for playtests at Comicpalooza.

Today is our first flash sale for this month.  ALL of the Kamarathin products on DriveThruRPG are 50% off today, 6/10/2015, until Midnight CST.

This week, our Contributor Spotlight focuses on…. NO ONE!  It turns out that the rest of our contributors are just too shy to provide a write up right now.  I’ll keep working on them, though.

See you all next week!

Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh – Are you ready?

Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh

Authors: Jason Yarnell, Alec Rosenblit and David E. McGuire

“Kamarathin was beautifully balanced and flawless. The proud and thoughtful work of the philosophers, theologians and minstrels of the A-Ar….then came “The Scale Wars.”

Chaos now reigns, and civilization has fallen… Spirits now roam the mortal realm, twisting the world and its once humble people for their own lusts and desires…

The Old Gods have fallen, and are now forgotten, with the rising of new gods in their place and a Dark Evil growing stronger every day…”

The once-reknowned heroes are dead, their powers and secrets forgotten…or are they? With the rise of this evil, the realm of man has decided to rise up & fight, to renew the famed glory of the old heroes. Bringing honor and glory back to Kamarathin is no job for any mere adventurer… Now, tell me mortal, could that hero be you, or does Kamarathin become shrouded in darkness once more?


Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh is the first world book published for the D3 Adventures’ flagship game world of Kamarathin. Kamarathin is a low/dark fantasy game world dedicated towards the Hero System by HERO Games but easily adaptable to any game system. 

 Are you ready to broaden your gaming horizons?

All the Kamarathin Adventures are 50% off for 24 hours starting at 12:01 AM CST 6/10/2015, and ending at Midnight the same day!


Weekly Ramble: New products, Free RPG Day, And Avery Wells

Hi Everybody!

Exciting news this week.  Curtis Baum, the Line Developer of our Adventures! products, has a new sub-line he’s debuting this month.  The line is called Extras!, and it’s designed to provide GMs with new NPCs for use in their existing campaigns. These may include heroes or villains. The cover of each book in the Extras! line will denote the specific system for which it was designed. The books will generally be less than 20 pages and focus on one specific group united by a common theme. This could be either five characters with a similar theme or one character at several different challenge levels.

Here’s a look at the logo for the line:
Extras! Logo

Extras! will debut on DriveThruRPG on Free RPG Day, June 20th.  D3 will also have some other products available for free that day, so don’t miss it!

And on to our Contributor Spotlight.  This week, we’re talking about Avery Wells:

Avery Wells started gaming in 1978, when he was serving in the Army. His introduction to gaming, like many others, was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, First Edition. One of the regular players of the Wargamer’s Club on the base saw him drawing fantasy and superhero art while at the recreation center and invited him to join. Most of those early games were of the hack-and-slash, or Monty Haul variety, but the group did more than just play AD&D; Star Frontiers, Top Secret, Boot Hill, and Gamma World all had their turn, as well as the original Traveller and others. Over the years and through other military postings he enjoyed playing other games with other groups. He was always willing to explore new avenues of gaming, but it wasn’t until he had been discharged from the Army that he was introduced to Champions, a game he has continued to enjoy to this day.

Later in life he decided to return to art school, and received an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. Thus far he has done only a few freelance jobs in the game industry, such as the weapon illustrations for D3 Adventures’ Kamarathin world setting book. He is currently working as a freelance writer, designer and illustrator, as well as working on his own personal projects.

That’s all for now, folks.  See you again next week.