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Weekly Wonders:
Forgotten Oni

July 2nd, 2015

Necromancers of the Northwest is proud to announce the release of our latest book, Weekly Wonders - Forgotten Oni. Currently available at drivethrurpg, paizo.com, and d20pfsrd.com, here's what the back of the book has to say:

Strange and Exotic Oni

            Introduced in the Pathfinder Bestiary 3, oni are a race of evil outsiders inspired by eastern mythology. In Pathfinder, each oni is associated with a particular race of humanoid creature, and many of them are based on giants. By now, a wide variety of humanoid races have had oni made in their image, each oni using the original race as a starting point and expanding or building upon it to create a new and exciting foe, but there are still some humanoid races that have been left behind and forgotten. This is particularly a shame, because some of the races left behind are those that could make the most interesting oni.

            This book contains three new oni: the shikoru (CR 10), based on the cyclops, the tororu (CR 10), patterned after the troll, and the waste yai (CR 16), made in the image of the ash giant. The shikoru can fire beams of energy from its single massive eye to burn its foes to a crisp, and can twist and distort fate, turning a roll into the opposite of what it actually was. The tororu, by contrast, can rend foes asunder with its deadly frenzied strike, and in times of dire need, can call upon its regeneration burst to increase its healing power immensely for a short time. Finally, the waste yai spreads a particularly virulent and deadly disease that causes its victims to rise as zombies, can control vermin, and has a nasty debilitating gut strike.

            Whether you want to round out your cast of oni for an oriental-themed campaign, or are just looking for new and exciting takes on some classic giants, you'll find what you're looking for in these unusual oni.



Look forward to next week's release, which focuses on new cavalier archetypes.

 

 

Vacation

June 28th, 2015

Necromancers of the Northwest is taking a short vacation from articles, as we prepare for the release of Paizo's Occult Adventures, and get ready to transition to providing content with an occult focus. We'll be back with new articles July 13th, with a theme week devoted to spiritualists!

 

That doesn't mean we don't have exciting things going on between now and then, though. This Friday we'll be releasing Weekly Wonders - Forgotten Oni, and the following Friday we have a book with new and exciting cavalier orders. Plus, join us Monday, July 6th for a sneak preview of our much larger upcoming book devoted to bloodrager bloodlines, which provides no less than 13 new bloodlines with a variety of flavorful and exciting backgrounds.

 

 

Towering Shields

June 25th, 2015

Tower shields are great for protecting yourself and fun to wield; after all, who doesn’t want to be a hoplite? Tower shields have some inconvenient drawbacks, however, especially for lower level characters. The solution? Magic, of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesozoic Magic

June 24th, 2015

Necromancers of the Northwest is going primeval with a Jurassic jamboree of dinosaur-themed spells! Summon hordes of oversized T-rexes, or better yet, become one yourself! All this and more in today’s Obscure Arcana.

 

 

 

The Divine Butcher

June 23rd, 2015

Who’s ready to put the “war” in “warpriest?” This week’s Best in Class features a new warpriest archetype that focuses less on the character’s divine connections, and more on his penchant for dealing out brutal, nasty death.

 

 

The Mimic Gel

June 22nd, 2015

Oozes are cool, and shapeshifters are cool, so what could be cooler than a shapeshifting ooze? This week’s new monster, the mimic gel, combines slime with shifting to be a truly deadly foe.