by Frog God Games
Just got the proof books--these things look awesome. the art is fantastic, and I love me some tricksey sphinxes!
Lots of new feats and skills (a bit out of my area)
Timing is nice with Paizo's Mummy's Mask coming out right now too
Glad to be of service. If you want more specific information, especially about the adventures, check out the Dunes of Desolation thread on Paizo. I'd link it, but I'm horrible at establishing links.
Ah! Thank's Tom! That was very helpful.
I'm a big fan of class archetypes and monster supplements, and I always love premade adventures, so based on your description, Dunes of Desolation just got a lot more tempting.
Dunes of Desolation is not a mega dungeon like Rappan Athuk or Slumbering Tsar. It's a desert supplement that provides information about this particular environment. The first three chapters are GM-centric, giving information about deserts in general, traveling through deserts and hazards encountered in the deserts including charts and tables to determine weather. The next six chapters detail new feats, spells, equipment/magic items, monsters, archetypes and religions found in the desert, though they can also be found elsewhere. The last three chapters are adventures. The first one, Child's Play, is a 5th level adventure, the second King of Beasts is an 8th level adventure, and the last My Blue Oasis is a 12th level adventure. I don't want to give spoilers about these adventures in this format. There is also an appendix that provides desert encounter tables. If there's any more specific questions, feel free to fire away.
So Dunes of Desolation is an adventure?
I agree with Steven (no relation) - after reading this update, I was like "okay, but what IS Dunes of Desolation". I googled it, looked around their website, and all I could find was "printed early" and "cool art". Frog God Games does make other things beside adventures (the awesome Tome of Horrors Complete, which I own).
The formatting and content for Frog God is top notch, print and binding quality is outstanding.
The actual adventures are carefully designed- challenging for players, and interesting.
If you want to have a look at a non pathfinder example, go to their downloads tab, and grab the swords and wizardry PDF.
Maybe you should do a kickstarter for a free one night stand type adventure, with a single print run, but the PDF is permanently available as an example?
working on it:)
Pretty sure you will be happy though. Our schtick is hard adventures--"Adventures worth winning". We have been doing this for about 15 years now (remember Necromancer Games? That's me), and our mechanics and material have won awards and are well known.
I asked layout to get some snippets done.
Here some of the artwork...
My biggest issue with the website's products pages is there is very little information about any of the products. A few random pages showing the layout, maps, writing style and game mechanic presentation would be super duper helpful to aid me in making buying decisions. I've never bought any FG material before this KS because I didn't know what I would be getting.
Can you show us a few pages of this supplement to whet our appetites?