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Weekly Wonders: Mountain Herbs

September 19th, 2017

Necromancers of the Northwest is proud to present Weekly Wonders: Mountain Herbs. Currently available at www.paizo.com, www.drivethrurpg.com, and www.d20pfsrd.com, here's what the back of the book has to say:

Herbs from on High!

Do you wish that alchemy in your game had a little more “oomph?” Have you ever been disappointed that no matter what it is that you’re trying to craft, all it takes is gold, time, and a skill check, with no concern as to what ingredients you’re using or how they’re prepared? Have you ever GM’d for a player who always seemed to want to wander off into the woods (or the merchant district) in search of rare and exotic reagents and compounds for his next magical experiment, and struggled to come up with an exciting and suitably fantastic material for him to find? 

Then this is the book for you. Successor to the critically-acclaimed A Necromancer’s Grimoire: The Secret of Herbs, Weekly Wonders: Mountain Herbs is a stand-alone product that continues its predecessors' unique approach to the sorts of low-cost special substances that can be created with the Craft (alchemy) skill. Presented herein are four new mountain-themed herbs with very special properties, as well as everything you need to know about how to use them in your game.

Included are the hearty  grey moss, a plant which can both be used to combat altitude sickness and be made into a light glue ideal for aiding in climbing and balancing, the high spruce, a mountain tree whose needles can be brewed into teas that enhance a warrior’s abilities, or burned to create a wispy smoke that purifies the air, river shoots, thin, pointed reeds that can be fashioned into acidic darts, or consumed to grant the ability to breath water, and the sky flower, a mountain meadow blossom that can produce various effects making the user lighter than air.

 


And be sure to keep an eye out for our next release, a new From the Vault featuring items of the gloves slot!

 

 

Weekly Wonders: Minotaur Foes

September 12th, 2017

Necromancers of the Northwest is proud to present Weekly Wonders: Minotaur Foes. Currently available at www.paizo.com, www.drivethrurpg.com, and www.d20pfsrd.com, here's what the back of the book has to say:

Cunning of a Man, Body of a Beast!

Minotaurs are fearsome and powerful combatants with the fury of a bull and the cunning of a man. It’s no surprise that they are often used as guardians of great treasures, or gladiatorial champions…except when they’re all the same CR 4 stat-block from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary. Of course, adding class levels to a monster is hard work—just as much so as building an entire character from scratch. While there are certainly times where only a specially-made stat-block will do, there are also plenty of times where you just need a CR 9 minotaur, and don’t want to pore over a dozen different sourcebooks to put one together.

This book includes five stat-blocks for minotaurs, ranging from CR 9 to CR 16, featuring a variety of different classes and roles. Each stat-block also includes one or more unique special abilities that enhance its combat tactics and ensure it will provide a memorable encounter.

Whether you want to provide variety to the stat-blocks in an existing adventure featuring hobgoblins, or create your own from scratch, these stat-blocks can be combined in dozens of ways to make interesting and unique encounters.

 


And be sure to keep an eye out for our next release, A Necromancer's Grimoire: Herbs of the Mountains!

 

 

Vacation!

September 10th, 2017

Necromancers of the Northwest is taking a two-week vacation from articles. We'll be back with more free content September 24th. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for more of our Weekly Wonders products.




Wondrous Walls

September 7th, 2017

Walls are symbolically powerful: they keep things out or in, protect us from the elements, and give us a sense of security. Though I’m sure you are already familiar with wall of fire or wall of iron, there are plenty of cool magic walls that have yet to be built, and in this week’s Obscure Arcana, we look at some of those.

 

 

Affliction of Interest

September 6th, 2017

Today’s Magic Market gives you everything you need to defend yourself against afflictions like curses, diseases, and poisons, and even provides ways to use those afflictions against your foes, turning a solid defense into a sneaky offense.

 

 

Healers

September 5th, 2017

PCs buy a lot of stuff during the course of the game, from weapons to armor to horses and even magic spells. Often the most important spells the PCs will buy come from the local temple, and just as important as the spells themselves are the people who cast them. In this week’s new Best in Class. we count down ten interesting healers.

 

 

 

Raven Lady
September 4th, 2017

Today’s Exotic Encounter is the raven lady, a powerful fey who takes the form of a dark-haired woman and can transform into a swarm of ravens.