Tricky Owlbear Publishing Archive

  • Pug’s Bazaar Tent #3 Our favorite goblin merchant of items both wondrous and weird is back, this time at 14 pages, with the cover doubling as introduction, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Each of the items herein comes with a well-written piece of introductory prose as well as an adventure hook, both helping to root the items in the lore of the game. The first items would pair a pair of deadly cesti/warhammer, both providing very powerful synergy-effects for magi, including a new enhancement that adds a stagger/daze/stun-effect to spellstrike-criticals, with severity scaling up according to the critical modifiers. Speaking of powerful items […]

    Pug’s Bazaar Tent #3

    Pug’s Bazaar Tent #3 Our favorite goblin merchant of items both wondrous and weird is back, this time at 14 pages, with the cover doubling as introduction, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Each of the items herein comes with a well-written piece of introductory prose as well as an adventure hook, both helping to root the items in the lore of the game. The first items would pair a pair of deadly cesti/warhammer, both providing very powerful synergy-effects for magi, including a new enhancement that adds a stagger/daze/stun-effect to spellstrike-criticals, with severity scaling up according to the critical modifiers. Speaking of powerful items […]

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  • Fantastic Fighting Styles This pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover/editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This supplement, obviously, provides fighting styles inspired by fantastic creatures, with each style sporting a nice, short fluff-paragraph that anchors the style in a kind of background you may scavenge. The first of these styles would be the cockatrice style, which increases teh DC of both Gorgon Fist and Scorpion Style, while also adding wis-mod to damage versus foes with reduced speed or in the staggered condition. Wait, I hear you say – Scorpion Style? But one can only be in one style at a given time unless one uses archetypes […]

    Fantastic Fighting Styles

    Fantastic Fighting Styles This pdf clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover/editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This supplement, obviously, provides fighting styles inspired by fantastic creatures, with each style sporting a nice, short fluff-paragraph that anchors the style in a kind of background you may scavenge. The first of these styles would be the cockatrice style, which increases teh DC of both Gorgon Fist and Scorpion Style, while also adding wis-mod to damage versus foes with reduced speed or in the staggered condition. Wait, I hear you say – Scorpion Style? But one can only be in one style at a given time unless one uses archetypes […]

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  • Pug’s Bazaar Tent #2 The second installment in Tricky Owlbear’s Pug’s Bazaar-series is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Written in-character like the sales pitches of Pug, we are introduced to a variety of curiosities and oddities in this supplement, first of which would be hexeater voodoo dolls – these essentially work as buffers for curse-spells and hexes, with each prevented one draining chrages from the doll. As a nice idea, each item herein comes with adventure hooks, the Hexeater’s one dealing with the potential that these dolls that emit shrieks upon expending their final charge, may actually be linked to orphans…haunted orphanages…perhaps […]

    Pug’s Bazaar Tent #2

    Pug’s Bazaar Tent #2 The second installment in Tricky Owlbear’s Pug’s Bazaar-series is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Written in-character like the sales pitches of Pug, we are introduced to a variety of curiosities and oddities in this supplement, first of which would be hexeater voodoo dolls – these essentially work as buffers for curse-spells and hexes, with each prevented one draining chrages from the doll. As a nice idea, each item herein comes with adventure hooks, the Hexeater’s one dealing with the potential that these dolls that emit shrieks upon expending their final charge, may actually be linked to orphans…haunted orphanages…perhaps […]

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  • Behind the Monsters: Omnibus This massive pdf is 76 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 72 pages of content, so let’s take a look at this massive tome, shall we?   Now if you’re not familiar with Tricky Owlbear’s Behind the Monster-series from the 3.X days of old, here’s the idea of the series: Know those bestiary entries? Remember from the days of old the information on habitat, society, history etc. and later, the ecology-articles? Well, behind the monsters essentially takes a look at monsters and provides extensive background information on them, supplemented by crunch for variants and interesting options. Beyond that, we also get information […]

    Behind the Monsters: Omnibus

    Behind the Monsters: Omnibus This massive pdf is 76 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 72 pages of content, so let’s take a look at this massive tome, shall we?   Now if you’re not familiar with Tricky Owlbear’s Behind the Monster-series from the 3.X days of old, here’s the idea of the series: Know those bestiary entries? Remember from the days of old the information on habitat, society, history etc. and later, the ecology-articles? Well, behind the monsters essentially takes a look at monsters and provides extensive background information on them, supplemented by crunch for variants and interesting options. Beyond that, we also get information […]

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  • Hargroth’s Fieldtrip This module for apprentice-level characters is 29 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right, since this pdf uses the apprentice-level rules for 0-level characters by Tricky Owlbear Publishing, the PCs unsurprisingly haven’t seen much action – in fact, none – until one fateful day, the local dwarven woodcutter and huntsman Hargroth wants to take them on a fieldtrip from their idyllic, remote village of Wood’s Edge. The basic village comes with a full statblock and quite detailed pieces of […]

    Hargroth’s Fieldtrip

    Hargroth’s Fieldtrip This module for apprentice-level characters is 29 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page SRD, leaving us with 26 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right, since this pdf uses the apprentice-level rules for 0-level characters by Tricky Owlbear Publishing, the PCs unsurprisingly haven’t seen much action – in fact, none – until one fateful day, the local dwarven woodcutter and huntsman Hargroth wants to take them on a fieldtrip from their idyllic, remote village of Wood’s Edge. The basic village comes with a full statblock and quite detailed pieces of […]

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