Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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Oct 012016
 

Matt takes his first look at Horror Adventures from Paizo for Pathfinder.  Some of the highlights Matt discusses are Corruptions, Madness, and expanded Fear rules.

I think the best part of Horror Adventures are the Corruptions.  The compleity they add to role-playing is just too much fun for everyone.

 

Grab your copy here.

Sep 222016
 

Matt takes a look at the Ultimate Intrigue from Paizo.  It features the Vigilante Class, verbal duels and intrigue systems to enhance your game. I think I will use verbal duels and the leadership system the most.

I think the pursuit rules have a place in any game there is a chase.  Check back soon for my full review.

May 192016
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at Pathfinders Black Markets.  It’s something every world should have.  This book features new alchemical devices, items, magic, and even secret languages.  Without a doubt you can pull a Black Market out of these pages if your’e in a pinch, or you can use it to create your own black market.

I was talking with one of my friends and they have challenged me to make a black market as a follow up to this post.  Look for it soon, does any one want to draw it when I’m done?

Jan 282016
 

This Flip through Features The Bestiary 5 for Pathfinder. It features some new player races as well as some great new creatures like the Rope Dragon.

There is a lot of good in this book, but at this point it’s not a go to book for me.

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Dec 152015
 

pathfinderPathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Box Set V

$34.99

 

Iconic Heroes Set V includes five all-new miniatures featuring famous personalities from the Pathfinder role-playing universe: Kess, Oloch, Zadim, Adowyn, Enora and Leryn! Each of these miniatures is an all-new sculpt and will feature a dynamic pose, incredible detail and a premium paint job.

 

Each Iconic Heroes Box Set also includes exclusive Boon Cards (one for each miniature) for use in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! These special Boon Cards are only available in this Pathfinder Battles product!

 

Characters featured in this set list include:

Kess, Human Brawler

Oloch, Half-Orc Warpriest

Zadim, Human Slayer

Adowyn, Human Hunter

Enora, Halfling Arcanist

Leryn, Animal Companion

 

2+ players

Ages 14+

60+ minute play time

Nov 202015
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at the Dirty Tactics Toolbox. It’s full of fowl play that rounds out several character ideas, some of which were quite surprising.  Come watch and see if there is anything for your Pathfinder character.

I’m looking forward to the new monk archetype and the bag that makes you a rust monster.

Nov 012015
 

I this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt Lemke shares his gaming experiences with problem players, some of them include the wallflower,  philosopher, rules lawyer and even the instigator.  This short message is for Role-players at all levels of experience, but is most beneficial for GM’s.  These tips can be applied to any game system.

If you like this please like it please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and if you know someone who would enjoy it please share.  I had a lot of fun coming up with this seasons content and I would love to continue.

Next episode (targeted for Thursday) is “Who’s Telling the Story”. Is it the GM’s Story or the players?

 

Special Thanks to Owen K.C. Sthephens and Ryan Hale for their extra input on this season. I also have to thank all of my backers for making this happen.  I wouldn’t have had the drive to do this without their support!

Oct 292015
 

In this Flip Through Matt looks at the Advanced Bestiary from Green Ronin Publishing.   This is the first time I’ve ever looked a bestiary of templates.  Take a look and see what I think.

What did you think?  I’m already crafting some deadly villains.