You don't have to go to the stars... they're coming to you!
Beyond the Realms You Know
It Came from the Stars brings the mystery of the
unknown and the weird to your Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with new player
options, new monsters, and new adventures. Mystery, wonder, and terror from the starry vastness await you. Whether you play in a world that is
already aware of what lies beyond or that has been so far oblivious, it's about
to get ugly.
Discover bold new options for characters: Fantastic
psychic abilities. Strange alien technology. Mindwarping secrets. Will you stalwartly oppose the
madness or will you give in? Can you twist the dark whispers to your own
Confront challenging new foes: For instance, the dreaded star beasts
(one is illustrated above). Each star beast is unique in personality, appearance, and
power. What can you hope to do if one of these devastating forces comes to your world? Or any of the other
new creatures, for that matter?
Plunge into harrowing adventure: The stars are here! Stave off invasion. Discover derelict technologies. Plunge yourself into worlds unknown. How will you fare in the
Set Sights for the Weird
Join us in bringing the weird to your game. It Came from
the Stars comes in two parts, 64 pages each, wondrously illustrated by Roxxy Goetz (The Spoils CCG). The first is full of player options, including new
classes, new options for existing classes, and much more. The second is full of new
monsters and crazy adventures. Discover strange, new technologies and portals
to other worlds. Meet odd monsters and take their stuff. Save the day or die as
your world burns. (This product will be supported with Hero Lab, character generation software from Lone Wolf Development.)
Who could bring you such a thing? Only masters of the weird,
that's who: Scott Gable (Incantations in Theory and Practice, The Faerie Ring), Colin McComb (Dark Sun, Planescape, and Ravenloft Settings), Richard Pett (The Sixfold Trial, The Styes, We Be Goblins!), Michael Kortes (Entombed with the Pharaohs, Haunting of Harrowstone), Clinton Boomer (Incantations from the Other Side, The Infernal Syndrome). And you! You can join us in this craziness: contribute your
designs, playtest the results, shape the final product, and have some crazy
As a milestone, if we can reach 150% of our funding goal,
we'll create three parts, instead of just two: the bestiary and the adventures
will each have their own 64 pages. (That means a minimum of 192 pages!)
The Stars Are Here!
Maybe the strange creatures are here to enslave! Maybe they're here to eat!
Maybe they're here to mate!! Whatever the case, it probably won't be pretty. It
Came from the Stars is not a setting but a set of tools for you to add the wonder of the stars to whatever setting you wish. It's an event to up the stakes of your game and shatter expectations. It gives you what you need in order to add an element of the
unknown to your game. Mysterious abilities, strange technologies,
powerful foes, and mind-blowing adventures. It's about discovering that you're
not alone. That there is much more than you had ever realized out there. That you are in
terrible danger always.
It Came from the Stars provides the means to launch your game in new directions. Spice up your fantasy with a taste of the stars--some Lovecraftian horror here, some space opera there, a splash of pulpy action. Add some mystery to
your ancient cultures, giving them ties to things beyond the stars. Add an unexpected twist to the storyline, upping the stakes and revealing new possibilities. Create rich characters with backgrounds hinting at the stars and powers threatening to consume them. Stave off the invasion forces and discover new worlds.
While a book of the weird, for sure, It Came from the Stars is fun and playable and still the fantasy you know and love. It's intended to shake up campaigns, pushing the limits--whether that's cthuloid squishiness or arcane science or weird psychic
There's weirdness out there. You ready to explore it with
us? Follow along with the pre-launch discussion and teasers at zombieskypress.com and Scott's G+.
It Came from the Stars is the first offering in The Weird Cycle. Future offerings under this banner will explore... other weirdness! It Came from the Stars complies with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatibility License.
Brand new art from Roxxy Goetz of the astreid--fierce and brutal hunters! One of the new creatures being designed for It Came from the Stars.
Bold. Proud. Intense. Brutal. The astreid are hunters. These fey scour the stars, relentlessly chasing their prey. As dryads are connected to the woodlands and nereids to the sea, astreids are at one with the starry vastness above.
Unforgiving, like the dark expanse in which they thrive, they lead with a passion geared toward action. And usually violence. They are hunters, and their range is all they see.
If such a space nymph targets you, you best be getting your affairs in order.