Curious Archive

  • The Panopticium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages – 1 page is an interesting artwork/hand-out-style version of the creature, the other page contains the text.   The pdf does not note a particular system or presents stats per se – instead, it lists the numbers that may be encounters, the suggested level range, and for Armor, it notes e.g. a name and then (as plate); similarly, weapons note analogues, like stating that it works like a two-handed sword. So yeah, you’ll need to do some adjustments.   The creature notes special defenses and attacks – in the former case, the creature here notes e.g. that they are […]

    The Panopticium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic)

    The Panopticium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages – 1 page is an interesting artwork/hand-out-style version of the creature, the other page contains the text.   The pdf does not note a particular system or presents stats per se – instead, it lists the numbers that may be encounters, the suggested level range, and for Armor, it notes e.g. a name and then (as plate); similarly, weapons note analogues, like stating that it works like a two-handed sword. So yeah, you’ll need to do some adjustments.   The creature notes special defenses and attacks – in the former case, the creature here notes e.g. that they are […]

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  • The Nautilium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages – 1 page is an interesting b/w-artwork/hand-out-style version of the creature, the other page contains the text.   The pdf does not note a particular system or presents stats per se – instead, it lists the numbers that may be encounters, the suggested level range, and for Armor, it notes e.g. Unarmored or Dressed for a Ball (as leather or mail); similarly, weapons note analogues: Attacks with their opium pipes are resolved as though they were black-jacks; radiant pistols use the stats for crossbows. So yeah, you’ll need to do some adjustments.   The Nautilium are essentially a highly-sophisticated […]

    The Nautilium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic)

    The Nautilium: An Entry from the Soggy Warlock’s Compendium of Curious Creatures (system agnostic) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages – 1 page is an interesting b/w-artwork/hand-out-style version of the creature, the other page contains the text.   The pdf does not note a particular system or presents stats per se – instead, it lists the numbers that may be encounters, the suggested level range, and for Armor, it notes e.g. Unarmored or Dressed for a Ball (as leather or mail); similarly, weapons note analogues: Attacks with their opium pipes are resolved as though they were black-jacks; radiant pistols use the stats for crossbows. So yeah, you’ll need to do some adjustments.   The Nautilium are essentially a highly-sophisticated […]

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  • Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein) This massive bestiary for Castle Falkenstein clocks in at an impressive 146 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a truly impressive 139 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It has been a long time since Castle Falkenstein, beloved by many, has seen any proper support – which is, in itself, a surprise, considering its presence among many a favorite RPG-list…but it is also not surprising: Pioneering high adventure in the Edwardian and early Victorian age of an alternate world, it managed to miss both the rise of grimdark aesthetics and preceded the latter steampunk boom, which […]

    Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein)

    Curious Creatures (Castle Falkenstein) This massive bestiary for Castle Falkenstein clocks in at an impressive 146 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a truly impressive 139 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   It has been a long time since Castle Falkenstein, beloved by many, has seen any proper support – which is, in itself, a surprise, considering its presence among many a favorite RPG-list…but it is also not surprising: Pioneering high adventure in the Edwardian and early Victorian age of an alternate world, it managed to miss both the rise of grimdark aesthetics and preceded the latter steampunk boom, which […]

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