Hello all, today I’d like to introduce you to Luke Cooley. He is a very talented and reclusive author who penned the very successful ‘Nature and Nurture‘ Campaign Toybox. We have it on good authority that Joe Davis, the Line Developer for Campaign Toybox, has kept him from writing more titles as a public service. Apparently he’s too talented for public consumption in high volume. We’re looking forward to more great work from Luke.
Today we feature an author who goes by the name of Ian Cohen. We’re fairly certain that it is an alias, but thus far all prognostications have turned up “Most Likely” and “All Signs Point to Yes“. Giving us further proof that he has tapped into some sort of alchemical mixture to disguise himself.
Thankfully, Joe Davis managed to steal his tome of alchemy; Chaotic Concoctions, placing it in the Campaign Toybox for future reference. We can only hope that future efforts to raid Ian’s personal library prove as fruitful.
A mixture of chemistry, magic and engineering, alchemy has provided endless possibilities for both the everyday life of the common folk and the adventurer. In this Chaotic Concoctions we explore the engineering side of Alchemy, and provide some mechanical discoveries to add more options to the Alchemist’s already bulging toolbox!
Title: Chaotic Concoctions (Alchemy)
Author: Ian Cohen
Artist: Lena DeGregory
System: Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons
Empires of Glory Free RPG Day – The First Pantheon
When Pyren and Menea created the original races, they soon chose the paragons of those races to help them maintain creation. Although the pantheon has grown significantly from its beginnings, the earliest and most powerful of these gods and their realms of control are:
Zyterus – Dragon God of the Sky. Legend states that Zyterus was the first of the pantheon, representing the dragons with his wife Evetia. Zyterus is detailed in Rcane’s Guide to Fantastic Races: The Metallic Dragon Descended (available now).
Zelgadyn – Dragon God of Magic. The youngest of the dragon gods, Zelgadyn focused on his planar ties while his parents began fighting. Finally, after perfecting his studies, he ended the civil war through his superior arcane abilities. He is detailed in Rcane’s Guide to Fantastic Races: The Metallic Dragon Descended (available now).
Evetia– Dragon Goddess of Greed. She once ruled with Zyterus and created all dragons, but was corrupted by Wenin. She led her followers in a war against her mate which nearly destroyed the world. She is detailed in Rcane’s Guide to Fantastic Races: The Chromatic Dragon Descended (coming soon).
Forej – God of Nature, Wood, Elves and Fae. Forej is the oldest humanoid god. He ascended before the elves and fae separated, and has traits of both. He is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Ridera – Goddess of Fire. Ridera was a human before her ascension. She was known for both her warm heart and her vicious temper, such as when she created the Sun Scorche Sea. She is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Meliasuun – Goddess of Darkness. Originally, Meliasuun and her twin sister Daiasuun represented the balance between day and night. Meliasuun protected the other humans while they slept. Now, however, she has been corrupted by Wenin and serves a much darker purpose. She is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from
Daiasuun – Goddess of Light and Healing. Daiasuun began as a human healer. She would help the other humans through their many trials. She treated sickness, poison, and prepared the dead for their journey to the afterlife. When Wenin’s influence began to show as Meliasuun embraced evil, Daiasuun also took on the aspect of redemption, never giving up on saving her sister. She is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Verenesh – Goddess of Knowledge and Magic, Keeper of the Planar Gates. Verenesh was raised among humans, but she has a touch of elemental blood in her ancestry. She outlived generations of her nearest kin and sought out Zelgadyn for instruction. With his guidance, she had taken magical ability to a far greater height, enabling planar travel. After seeing the potential for catastrophic events if left unchecked, she dedicated her life to defending the world from these threats. She was the last of the gods ascended by Pyren and Menea before the Godsfall. She is is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Kyzol – God of Earth, Smithing, and Dwarves. Kyzol was a dwarf prior to his ascension. He discovered the ability to heat metal and forge it into tools and weapons. He built the first forge and created the armor and weapons the dwarves used against their enemies. A few of these items still exist today, though most have been lost to time. He is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Lanat – Goddess of Air, Flight, Sky, and Birds. Lanat was an elf fascinated with the sky, whether that included perfect calm, gentle wind, or even fierce storms. She was also a devout priestess of Pyren. Her piety was rewarded and Pyren appeared to her, offering to grant any one wish. She requested wings like a bird. Pyren granted her wish, making her the first of a race of winged elves. Lanat soared through the air, always learning more about the world above where she was raised. She became a champion of the skies and fought those who would pollute or otherwise defile it with unrivaled passion. Pyren eventually raised her to godhood. She is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
Caraj – God of the Sea, Water. Caraj was one of the first fisherman, but he was always curious what rested beyond the horizon. Eventually, he took his own small ship beyond the coast and into the wild ocean. He drifted for years, stopping on the islands he passed and resupplying his ship with fresh water and fruit. After a decade, the currents returned him to his homeland. He told his village about the wonderful things he had seen and the great natural treasures beneath the waves. He is detailed in Empires of Glory: The Gods of the First Pantheon (a free release from D3 Adventures).
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.