R.Hyrum Savage Archive

  • Bullet Points: 7 Feats for the Shaman All right, you know the drill by now – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content, this time offering supplemental feats for Marc Radle’s spontaneous casting shaman class, so let’s take a look!   -Ghost Sight: Your nonmagical attacks versus incorporeal spirits deal 50% damage and magic attacks deal 100% damage.   -Rebuke Spirit: As a standard action, cause all spirits within 30 feet to take 1d4 damage per class level, will for halved damage. Useable 3+cha-mod times per day.   -Spirit of Ancestors: This one is complex, since its benefits depend on the shaman’s totem; Gaining animal empathy, +2 when devoted to a single task (but -2 when spreading […]

    Bullet Points: 7 Feats for the Shaman

    Bullet Points: 7 Feats for the Shaman All right, you know the drill by now – 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page content, this time offering supplemental feats for Marc Radle’s spontaneous casting shaman class, so let’s take a look!   -Ghost Sight: Your nonmagical attacks versus incorporeal spirits deal 50% damage and magic attacks deal 100% damage.   -Rebuke Spirit: As a standard action, cause all spirits within 30 feet to take 1d4 damage per class level, will for halved damage. Useable 3+cha-mod times per day.   -Spirit of Ancestors: This one is complex, since its benefits depend on the shaman’s totem; Gaining animal empathy, +2 when devoted to a single task (but -2 when spreading […]

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  • The Vanguard….. I’ve read through the revised edition of this Genius Guide, planning out a character concept here, an NPC idea there….in short, I did what I always do, I read through the material and tried to decide for myself, would I use this concept in my game. The answer is yes. In a heartbeat. Yes, from a purely meta-gamer point of view this is a concept that has now been done three times over; the archon, the magus and of course the vanguard itself, so why the need right? Simple answer, because there’s more than one class swinging a sword isn’t there? We play in a game that is built on versatility and option. It is that wealth of […]

    Genius Guide to The Vanguard gets an Overhaul

    The Vanguard….. I’ve read through the revised edition of this Genius Guide, planning out a character concept here, an NPC idea there….in short, I did what I always do, I read through the material and tried to decide for myself, would I use this concept in my game. The answer is yes. In a heartbeat. Yes, from a purely meta-gamer point of view this is a concept that has now been done three times over; the archon, the magus and of course the vanguard itself, so why the need right? Simple answer, because there’s more than one class swinging a sword isn’t there? We play in a game that is built on versatility and option. It is that wealth of […]

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  • I missed out on the whole Dungeon a Day concept, I wont bore you with the details, but I was one of those guys who had to scan over convention reports with a sense of loss as I read through articles referring to a favored room here, or legendary dungeon whatsit there….yeah, it sucked….BUT NO MORE!!!!!!! Super Genius Games, you know, those guys who own the rights to all that material, have released the first PDF from the Dungeon a Day archives. I’m going to venture a guess that this is in fact an experiment on their part, to see how much interest it generates, to determine if this imprint might be added to their line or not. So, let’s […]

    Alak-Ammur’s Tomb World has Returned

    I missed out on the whole Dungeon a Day concept, I wont bore you with the details, but I was one of those guys who had to scan over convention reports with a sense of loss as I read through articles referring to a favored room here, or legendary dungeon whatsit there….yeah, it sucked….BUT NO MORE!!!!!!! Super Genius Games, you know, those guys who own the rights to all that material, have released the first PDF from the Dungeon a Day archives. I’m going to venture a guess that this is in fact an experiment on their part, to see how much interest it generates, to determine if this imprint might be added to their line or not. So, let’s […]

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