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Author Musings: Gods of the First Pantheon – FREE download

Empires of Glory Free RPG DayThe 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).

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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

D3 Adventures).

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).

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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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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.

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Last minute game? Halloween special – By the Blood Moon

tangent adventure 30 percent off saleHappy Halloween to all our gamer friends!  Are you running a game tonight?  At a loss for ideas?  Pick up Adventure! By the Blood Moon today for 30% off, just $3.49 for 47 page Pathfinder Compatible module.

The party has completed another successful adventure, but before they can relax an old friend sends them a dire request. When they arrive in Shrindal, they find their friend murdered, but it is only the first in a string of killings by the Cult of Xen’ragast. Who are they targeting? What are they hoping to accomplish? Can they be stopped? Only the heroes can end their reign of terror. A Pathfinder compatible adventure for 4-6 characters level 11-13.

By the Blood Moon Pathfinder Module
Regularly $4.99. Sale priced $3.49

Title: Adventure! By the Blood Moon
Author: Curtis Baum
Artist: Regan Shupe, Bradley K. McDevitt, Adam Schmidt
System: Pathfinder
Pages: 47

 

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GM tool – dungeon tiles Romp! Infested Sewers

For both Pathfinder and 5th Edition games

Romp! Adventure Tiles. This package contains random encounter tables for both Pathfinder and 5th Edition. It also has 18 6″ x 6″ maps, all 3D rendered and interchangeable, and complete room descriptions. These are included with printed 1″ lines for use on your gaming table and without lines as separate PNG files for use on virtual table top (VTT) gaming

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Romp! Infested Sewers
Regularly $4.99, through Halloween $3.49

Romp!
Title: Infested Sewers
Author: Curtis Baum
Cartography: Curtis Baum
System: Pathfinder, 5th Edition

Pages: 18 6″x6″ maps + random encounter tables

Beneath most cities are sewers crawling with disgusting creatures and evil humanoids. Romp! Infested Sewers brings these threats to life like never before. This package contains random encounter tables for both Pathfinder and 5th Edition. It also has 18 6″ x 6″ maps, all 3D rendered and interchangeable, and complete room descriptions. These are included with printed 1″ lines for use on your gaming table and without lines as separate PNG files for use on virtual table top (VTT) gaming.

 

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The Ettin Games RPG Expo 2016

Saturday, July 30 at 10 AM – 11:30 PM in CDT

If you are in the greater Houston area and would like to demo some D3 products, please stop by!

Ettin Games and Hobbies
241 FM 1960 Bypass Rd E, Humble, Texas 77338

Come celebrate role-playing games with a focus on local designers and games less traveled! Since FREE RPG Day fell on the same day as Comicpalooza this year, we feel that folks may have missed out. We therefore are going to host our own RPG Day which will focus on local designers, who will be in attendance, and games that get less regular attention than D&D 5th Edition and Pathfinder. In other words, we want to open you up to some new possibilities, let you have a good time, and win some great prizes in the process!

Learn more here: www.ettingames.com/the-ettin-games-rpg-expo-2016.html

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Art by Lena DeGregory at Wizard World Convention

We are pleased to spotlight Lena D Artistry (Lena DeGregory to us).  Lena will be at Wizard World May 13-15, 2016, at the Iowa Events Center.

Lena has been on board with D3 Adventures for awhile now, doing the art for several of our Campaign Toybox products.  You can learn more about Lena by viewing her fancy page at Wizard World, and purchase her D3 Adventures products at Drive Thru RPG.

From Lena’s own words:

Self taught pencil artist who discovered the ability to draw at the age of 40! Picked up my first pencil to draw in February of 2014.

Fluffy little Hedwig my daughter asked me to do. Still working on getting her spots and such into her feathers.
Fluffy little Hedwig my daughter asked me to do. Still working on getting her spots and such into her feathers.

After attempting a drawing or two on my own, I sought out the aid of internet instruction and videos. You tube became a solid source and with the likes of Mark Crilley and My Drawing Tutorials, I learned to refine my portrait skills.

At this point in time, I am still using reference photos and such on most of my art work so many of the pictures I draw are not my own concepts, simply my skills applied to them.

While pencil/graphite is my preferred medium, I have begun to explore watercolor, colored pencil and pastels to bring color into my drawings.

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Check out Romp! Adventure Tiles

Exclusively from Drive Thru RPG, Romp! Adventure tiles are now available as a physical product!  The tiles are the same design as currently available in PDF and PNG formats, but printed on a thick 6″ x 6″ card.

Our first product is Romp! Infested Sewers.  Beneath most cities are sewers crawling with disgusting creatures and evil humanoids. Romp! Infested Sewers brings these threats to life like never before. This package contains random encounter tables for both Pathfinder and 5th Edition. It also has 18, 6″ x 6″ maps, all 3D rendered and interchangeable, and complete room descriptions. These are included with printed 1″ lines for use on your gaming table and without lines as separate PNG files for use on virtual table top (VTT) gaming.

Example of one of the tiles in the PNG set of Romp!
Example of one of the tiles in the printed set of Romp!
The same tile, without the lines, for use with your VTT.
The same tile, without the lines, for use with your VTT.

Here are some helpful tips for your printed map boards.

Do:
1. Dry erase markers work incredibly well on the coated boards. I write on mine regularly with a light color to stand out against the background. I intentionally left some writing overnight and it easily erased. I would test your markers on the included encounter tables first, but dry erase markers came off easily for me.
2. Clear tape can be used to hold your maps in place. In our experiments, we used the cheapest tape possible. It worked very well, but it left some residue on the map boards. It was not damaging, but it was visible if you looked very closely. Be careful, but it is a great option to avoid maps shuffling during play.
3. Use a lightly damp paper towel or washcloth to wipe up spills. I dropped some soy sauce on one of my boards and left it alone for about 20 minutes. A damp paper towel cleaned it up without a problem.

Don’t:
1. Wet erase markers do not work well on these boards. They appear to leave a stain in the coating. I was unable to completely erase a wet marker after only a few minutes of it drying on the board.
2. Folding the boards will bend them permanently. They are fairly light weight, but also thick enough to be effective. However, bending them significantly caused one of my boards to warp.
3. Although the boards are water resistant, I would refrain from bathing them. I have not tested this, but I am pretty sure they are also not dishwasher safe.

Due to the physical nature of the printed Romp! Adventure Tiles, these are available exclusively from Drive Thru RPG.

 

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Author Highlight: Joseph Davis

CT logo-color-BKMSmallAuthor of many of the tools in our Campaign Toybox, Joseph Davis is our highlight this week.

Since the age of 10, Joe has been an avid fan of roleplaying games. He was a fan even earlier, he just didn’t know it.  Continue reading Author Highlight: Joseph Davis

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Single elf female seeks companionship

Extras! Free Companionship Female Elf Wizard

Lai’sana

Single elf female seeks companionship for moonlit walks through the countryside. Wants to feel protected and secure.

Likes: Reading, fine wine, and exploring ancient ruins

Dislikes: Getting hands dirty, tyrants, and cowards

Download her Pathfinder compatible character sheet and history to celebrate Single’s Awareness Day (aka Valentine’s Day)

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