We at Drop Dead Studios are a group of gaming enthusiasts that have played D&D for years and more recently we've switched to Pathfinder. We love Pathfinder and what it's done for roleplaying, and we'd like the chance to help make it better. Specifically, we want to provide something we think the game has needed for a while now: an improved situation for the Rogue.
Paizo keeps coming out with new classes, archetypes, and options for players to use, but the more that new things are added to the game, the more the Rogue gets left behind. He just hasn't been keeping pace with the other classes, and we'd like the chance to fix that.
"Rogue Glory" is our first product, and combines new rules, options and talents to help bring the Rogue back to life and make him a fun, viable option on par with the rest of the typical adventurer party.
About the Supplement
"Rogue Glory" will be available as a PDF download or paperback from wherever websites RPG products can be sold through, and from our soon-to-be website, www.dropdeadstudios.com. Features in the book so far include:
A new base-class variant for the Rogue.
6 new archetypes, including Street Magician, Medic, Urban Ninja, Weapons Expert, Chemist, and Imperial Flanker.
New talents that make the bow-using Rogue a viable option again.
New rules for sneak attacks, stealth, and sniping.
Rogue equipment, magic items, and professional aids.
Organizations, NPCs, and encounters for use in your game.
Like any good publishing company, we've got all sorts of projects in the works. Not all of them are large projects, but each of them we're hoping to have out in the next few months. So, in an effort to secure more funding and give you more awesome swag, we're offering them here to our backers. Simply increase your pledge, then when the drive is over and we contact you by email indicate which extra product you wanted. Both products are PDFs for $5 each, or $10 for both.
"Master Craftsman." What started out as a Rogue archetype soon became a new base class for the player who loves building all sorts of magic items and other cool toys to help solve their problems.
"The Rusalka of Ironwood Hollow." Ironwood Hollow had it bad enough when the Lich moved in next door, but now mindless undead have surrounded the town, and a woman rises from the river every night to take a man back to his death. The Lich insists this isn't his doing and has sent two of his best agents to investigate. Not wanting to trust this matter to a Lich, the local Lord has sent you. An adventure module for four to five players, 8th level each. "The Rusalka of Ironwood Hollow" takes place in our upcoming campaign setting "Seraphuul," but can easily be adapted to any game world.
Also, all those who donate at least $5 will gain access to the 'donors-only' section of our website, where you can download the latest version of the supplement as well as discuss your own experiences with the new rules and tell us what you want to see in the final version of "Rogue Glory."
We're a brand new RPG supplementary company that's stationed out of Provo, Utah. We've been playing and DMing Pathfinder and D&D for years and love the game enough to want to try and make it better; and we have got a bunch of ideas of how to do that. In the future we plan to bring you a supplement for new uses for skills (especially the ever-problematic profession and craft skills) in a line of books outlining how to hold campaigns in actual historical settings. Currently we are also building an adventure module for 8th level characters (The Rusalka of Ironwood Hollow we mentioned above.)
If you're ever in the Provo, Utah area, most of us game at Dragon's Keep on Saturday evenings.
3rd Party Publishing
The best part of the D20 system (D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder) is that they are part of the Open Game License. Instead of greedily guarding their products, the Open Game License lets 3rd party publishers add their own unique input to these games, making the games richer for players and GMs alike. By supporting 3rd party products, you make the whole community stronger and add to the depth available in our favorite games. Please, help us add our own voice to the gaming conversation and give something back to the games that have made our evenings so enjoyable.
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