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Demon Cults 3: Selket for Pathfinder RPG

Demon Cults - SelketThe Scorpion’s Sting!

Demon Cults 3: The Cult of Selket compatible with Pathfinder RPG is available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo.com.

The City of Scorpions lies ruined and forgotten in the burning wastes, its goddess Selket forsaken by civilized people. But “she who closes the throat” is still feared and revered by those who lead their lives in sun-scorched lands. Her cult is strong among the desert nomads and her servants work toward the day when she once again takes her rightful place in the world. Those who worship her, have Selket’s protection. Those who refuse her feel her sting…

Demon Cults: The Cult of Selket for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game includes:

  • 4 cultist NPCs and monsters with stats, including the high priestess Dakhamunza Sat Selket (CR 14) and cult assassin Sadiki Sefu (CR 12)
  • Plots and adventure hooks for party levels 1 to 12
  • 2 new monsters (venomous mummy and scorpion swarm), plus a new magic item, a new spell, a new subdomain and 2 new traits
  • Using the cult of Selket in the Midgard Campaign Setting—and a variant campaign option where the cultists are the good guys!

The name of Selket will never be forgotten—not as long as her followers have poison in their blades. Get Demon Cults: The Cult of Selket at DriveThruRPG or Paizo.com.

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Prepared!: Not-Quite-Right Magical Treasures

John Frederick Lewis, A Cairo Bazaar, The Dellal, 1875,For every successfully enchanted sword, there are a score of fizzled failures. A ring of great power must have unimpressive cousins—better suited to a smelter than a hero’s finger. Sometimes your adventurers deserve a reward that is heavily flavored but lightly powered. Today, Prepared! brings you two items from the catalogue of not-quite-right magical treasures found at the back of the shelf.

Goblin Disguise Kit (3 Uses)

You find a small, stained sack with a crudely painted figure of a halfling on the side. Opening the sack releases an odor that invokes tears and gagging to those nearby. The sack itself contains a number of crude items designed to disguise a goblin as a halfling. Laying the kit’s inventory out on the ground, you assess its value as a tool for subterfuge and determine a figure of zero. The wig leaves an odor of wet dog on your hands…

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The Grand Duchy: Intrigues from the Current Season at Court

J. W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) The Favorites of Emperor Honorius, 1883.Every season brings a fresh round of disputes the Imperial Court must entertain. Feel free to use them as scenarios for roleplaying-focused sessions or as seeds for adventures across the Grand Duchy.

Here, then, are the petitions large and small brought to our Beloved Imperatrix, Regia Moonthorn Kalthania-Reln van Dorig.

Rings to Rule Them All

Her Majesty was asked to mediate the 326th dispute between the Ringsmith’s Guild and the Guild of Wondrous Creators. The issue is whether either group should have a monopoly on the crafting of toe rings, torcs, armbands, earrings, circlets, and the latest rage in resurgent fashion—tiaras. Item quality and expense are two sticking points.

The petition includes examples of magic items that best represents each group’s work in the various categories of adornment.

The Beloved Imperatrix has commanded the items be displayed so that her subjects can take pride in her artisans’ accomplishments.

Her unspoken intent, however, is so foreign emissaries can be awed by their magnificence and other ne’er do wells might be tricked into revealing themselves by rash attempts at thievery.

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Book Review: Jala’s Mask by Mike and Rachel Grinti

Jala's MaskJala and her people live on the Five-and-One Islands. They are a proud race of raiders who have mastered the art of building magical ships from the reefs that surround and protect their islands. This has been the way of her people for the last two hundred years. But things are about to change. King Azi is looking for a new bride and Jala is on the short list. Jala has been raised to be queen and there is nothing that her father wants more than for this to happen. When the time comes for their meeting, Jala is the exact opposite of what her parents have told her to be. This catches the king’s eye and, despite his uncle’s reservations, he chooses to marry her. Jala is whisked away from her family and friends and thrust into the middle of island politics. She quickly learns that her father’s ambitions stretch far beyond just wanting his daughter to be queen. On the second night of her arriving at her new home, the island is attacked by mysterious ships arriving with a heavy fog that reeks of foul magic. One of the islands is decimated and others have not been heard from. In these circumstances, it falls to Azi and Jala to save their people, while trying to navigate the dangerous waters of island politics and trying to get to know one another.

This is not the type of novel I normally read. This is the type of novel I normally read. Those last two sentences are not typos. This is a fantasy novel that is filled with action and adventure, and I normally read those. This novel is a love story set in a fantasy world, and I don’t normally read those. In the end, the co-author team of the Grintis made this a coherent novel that should appeal to a larger swath of audience than your normal run-of-the-mill fantasy novel. This is the type of novel that could get someone who is interested in romance novels to read a fantasy book. This novel, like the Navy SEALs, does double duty at land and on sea.

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