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Do you know Jean Baum?

Do you know Jean Baum? Come inside for an introduction.

Jean is our youngest author and joined the D3 team for a special project. When we decided to create a product focusing on super-heroic teenagers, we needed someone who understood the trials and tribulations of modern adolescent from their point of view. We recruited a teenager to write the backgrounds of these heroines (NPC or PC characters). She turned fifteen just prior to the release of Extras! Schoolgirl Sidekicks, super-powered by M&M.

Jean has not had as much time to write as she did last year. Currently, she is attending college and should have her Associate’s Degree before she turns 17. She is also learning to drive, and in her usual gung-ho fashion, she started with a manual transmission in a car that is almost as old as herself. Even though it is summer, she is taking four college classes and is looking for a part-time job.

Jean still finds time to game with friends and usually plays Pathfinder twice per week. She also GM’s regularly and participates in several local conventions, including Salt Lake Gaming Con, Salt Lake Comic Con, Fan X, and SaltCon. At these events, she draws the attention of other young gamers and has helped spread the hobby to the next generation.  If you ever want to boost the traffic to a booth at a convention of

Hover over “shop” above and go to Extras!

gamers, just place a gaming-girl like Jean there.

 

 

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Do You Know Curtis Baum?

Do you know Curtis Baum? Come inside for an introduction.

Today we take a look at Curtis Baum. He is easily the most prolific writer among the D3 Adventurers and it has earned him the title of Senior Line Developer. He has the helm on four product lines (Adventure!, Extras!, Romp!,  and Tangent!) with a fifth (Rcane’s Guides that are Pathfinder compatible and 5th Edition) on the way.

Curtis has been playing various role-playing games since he was a child. Initially starting with Dungeons and Dragons (boxed set), he quickly diversified to several different game systems.

His first published work was an internet fan collection which dated back to at least 1996, The Gallery of Magical Blades, where he contributed a holy sword. Since then, he has been a contributing author, author, and editor on over a dozen projects, most within the last 5 years. His list of credits is rather extensive, even before he started with D3 Adventures.

Today, he works from home and teaches his two daughters the fine art of gaming. He games an average of twice per week, including online. He currently plays Pathfinder, Shadowrun, and Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. He organizes table-top gaming at Salt Lake Gaming Con, Salt Lake Fan X, and Salt Lake Comic Con in Utah, and attends several others.  He is always looking for a good game. His older daughter (Jean, and our next featured D3 Adventurer) is learning to drive, and going to community college full time. She is a GM in Pathfinder Society. His younger daughter just started learning to code HTML and CSS as a summer project. But she is really a ranger at heart with a great love for rabbits and cats.

Be sure to join us next Monday when we learn more about fledgling author; Jean Baum.

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Do You Know Christi Baum?

Do you know Christi Baum? Come inside for an introduction.

Christi has had a long journey into the game industry and nerd-dom in general. Her launching off point for tabletop games happened in 1992 when she was introduced by her future husband, one Curtis Baum, more about him later. The duo traveled together through the realms that had been Forgotten, the world of the Dragonlance as well as long sessions Everquesting together. Now Christi works alongside Curtis as editor and layout artist and when not fixing Curtis’ grammar, she’s maintaining this very website and spreading the gospel of D3 Adventures across the social media sphere and making sure that our releases are properly uploaded to the various online stores.

To say that she has become an invaluable asset to the team would be an understatement.

Christi’s editorial and layout work can be seen throughout the Adventure!, Tangent!, Extras!, and Romp! product lines. In addition, she is currently working on the layout for the upcoming release of the PoD version of Quantum Collapse.

Be sure to join us next Monday when we learn more about our Senior Line Developer; Curtis Baum.

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2016 Year in Review

Sometimes, when you are in the fields, you forget what the big picture looks like.

We were busy for a small, independent publisher!
Dealing with Dragons » No Problem Is Too Small
Campaign Toybox » Effortless Masterpieces
Extras! Cosmic Criminals (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Elven Explorers (5E)
Extras! Heartbroken Heroes (Pathfinder)
Extras! Mythic Giants (Pathfinder)
Extras! Quantum Collapse #0 (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Schoolgirl Sidekicks (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Unusual Townfolk 5E
Quantum Collapse (Campaign Setting for Mutants and Masterminds)
Romp! Infested Sewers (Adventure Tiles)
Tangent! Nuclear Winter
Tangent! Temple of the Titan Lord
Tangent! The Grey Man of Chapel Weir

 

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50% off Bundles!

 

From D3 Adventures, we hope your Holiday Season is joyous and safe.  We recommend you stay inside and game with your friends and family.

Now, through this weekend, our new BUNDLES are 50% off.  Take advantage of this great deal for yourself or the Game Master in your life.

 

 

 

 

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Plot hooks you say? PC/NPC Extras! Characters

The bane of dungeon masters everywhere.  The party takes interest in what was, until that moment, a minor NPC.  Now suddenly they are stalking the person, asking one hundred questions, and putting more into the encounter than you ever dreamed of.  The best part, they are bringing to life some role-playing that you thought was thrown by the way side.  Only you don’t have a clue what to put together.

The best part of Extras!  They are inexpensive NPCs that are all ready for you, including motivations.

Take, for example, Zanat from the Extras!  Unusual Townfolk (for both 5E and Pathfinder).  He is a conman on the run.  He appears to be a powerful wizard. In truth, he uses magic items and his own minor capabilities to enact this illusion. His various schemes involve performing and selling “magical elixirs” to rich merchants and adventurers. Although he is hiding from the regional guards, he may take an interest in any strangers to the village.

Is your campaign a bit “taller” than that?  In our Extras! Mythic Giants (CR 15 to 20) for Pathfinder, Nernuk is the oldest of the leaders of the Imperium Gargantum. He joined the cause of Karakanos in hopes of establishing a lasting empire for all giants. He has seen the destruction caused by the advance of humanoids for over three centuries and has decided to strike back. Karakanos gives the old stone giant hope where previously there was none.

Cyber Week 50 percent off sale

Now, for the deal… all of our Extras! are 50% off through the rest of Cyber Week from our website.

 

 

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Just Released: Extras! Schoolgirl Sidekicks for M&M

Superpowered by Mutants & Masterminds

Superpowered by Mutants & Masterminds

From our newest, and youngest, author with D3 Adventures comes a new set of NPCs for play with Mutants & Masterminds.

Jean is still in high school herself, so she brings a unique perspective to the ideas behind our newest group, Extras! Schoolgirl Sidekicks.  With a bit of anime style, perfect for the superhero genre, these young ladies are making their world a better place.

Learn more about these five girls that attend the Sharta Academy, under the tutelage of Gadian’anguru.

Author: Jean Baum
Artist: Chandra Reyer

PDF 23 pages.

 

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Guest post: Turning a Bat’leth Into a Demon

Turning a Bat’leth Into a Demon, by Chandra Reyer

A demon. A demon coming out of a portal was the assignment I got for a D3 Adventures supplement. I was being given a lot of freedom on this assignment, which is just amazing for an artist to get. I had so many ideas that went beyond the usual bat-winged, red skinned devilish demon most commonly depicted.

The title sounds like a magic trick, but for me as an illustrator and comic book artist, it’s just Wednesday. I’m not talking about drawing a bat’leth, that uniquely shaped weapon of the Klingons from Star Trek, and then turning that drawing into a demon. This was a real, metal bat’leth that had been used in stage fighting.

I had given the bat’leth to an actress friend of mine, who agreed that she would be a reference model for me in the future if I needed her. She didn’t specify for demonic purposes, but that’s what I needed. When I asked if she’d mind being a demon, she said yes immediately. Okay, maybe the affirmative was more enthusiastic and less PG than just “Yes”, but you get the idea.  Actors are great for models because they really get into the character. They do more than just pose in place. My demon had plans, ideas and an odd facial structure. My friend gave my demon intent, and some make-up which made her look less demonic, but like motion capture marking trackers would help me when it came time to make the face look less human.  What proceeded next was an hour of photography, improvisation, cardboard armor and what probably looked really insane to someone from the outside. That’s the best thing about being a fantasy artist, maybe an actor, too. The totally weird, un-glamorous things required to pull off something fantastic.

As an artist it’s important to never be a slave to any reference used. Yet, it’s equally important to use reference, because something an artist wouldn’t have thought of out of their head will come out of it. This painting became so much more than I had originally envisioned thanks to my friend.

All it had cost me was a Klingon weapon of destruction.

 

Qapla’!

 

Art covers coming soon from Chandra Reyer at Greystone Studios to D3 Adventures also include:

 

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5E Compatible Products for Your Gaming Table

GMs are always on the look out for products to supplement their game.  Here at D3 Adventures we have several products available for 5E compatible games.

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Extras! Quantum Collapse! Issue #0 is now available

For mutants and mastermindsWe took our best selling “Extras!” and applied it to our new supplements for M&M, “Quantum Collapse!” and here is the result.  Meet Hurricane, a former football player turned meteorologist.

In a universe with infinite possibilities, there are some interesting phenomena. What if a super-hero existed within several different realities?  How would he advance in power if the energy from his parallel identities was spread amongst the survivors? How would he be different in a world where the American Revolution never happened? What about if the Allies lost World War II?

Hurricane is presented at power levels 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16. Additionally, see how his world would be different with four alternate world histories. Hurricane is ready to be a friend or a foe in your Mutants and Masterminds game, featuring the Quantum Collapse campaign setting.

Buy it now directly from D3 Adventures or from Drive Thru RPG