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New Website, New Options at Adventureaweek.com

AAW Games and Adventureaweek.com have merged into a single site with an improved subscription model and a storefront that’s much easier to use and navigate.

Now, with a subscription, you’ll get $10 Store Credit/month, 10% off all purchases, and access to our PDF flipbook collection. This includes the ability to save up credit, purchase hardcover books, and more.

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Adventureaweek.com Subscription now includes Savage Worlds and Starfinder Roleplaying Game!

AAW Games has announced the addition of products compatible with Savage Worlds and the Starfinder Roleplaying Game as part of their unlimited access subscription to Adventureaweek.com.

As a subscriber to the popular website, you now obtain instant access to the entire catalog including the ability to download products compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Savage Worlds, and the Starfinder Roleplaying Game all for just $10 per month. Adventureaweek.com has a special offer going on now where you may obtain a free 1-month trial to the site by using a coupon code available on the subscription page. This is a good way to test out the website and see if it’s the right fit for you and your gaming group.

To date, Adventureaweek.com offers up 219 products for D&D 5th Edition, 341 for Pathfinder RPG, 25 for Starfinder RPG, and 11 for Savage Worlds. Numerous releases are planned for all systems throughout 2019.

AAW Games is a tabletop game publisher located in Snoqualmie, Washington. Popular published works include Mini-Dungeon Tome, Rise of the Drow, Snow White, Aventyr Bestiary, and Into the Wintery Gale.
Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition for D&D 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG will be launching on Kickstarter soon! Join the Facebook group or email newsletter to be notified when we launch.

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Stealing Stones: lysyy the Hat Merchant

lysyy the hat merchant

lysyy THE HAT MERCHANT     CR 4
XP 1,200
Male zwerc skald 5
NG Medium humanoid (dwarf, fey)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +3

DEFENSE
AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 16 (+6 armor, +1 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 41 (5d8+15)
Fort +6, Ref +2, Will +3; +2 vs. spells and spell-like abilities, +4 vs. sonic or language-dependent effects
Defensive Abilities uncanny dodge
Weaknesses light blindness

OFFENSE
Speed 20 ft.
Melee +1 earthbreaker +3 (2d6, Crit x3)
Ranged shortbow +4 (1d6, Crit x3, Range 60 ft.)
Special Attacks raging song 14 rounds/day (inspired rage—+2 Str/Con, +2 Will, -1 AC, song of marching—60 ft.-radius, overland hustle for 1 hour), spell kenning 1/day, treacherous earth 1/day (standard action, 10-ft.-radius into difficult terrain for 5 minutes)
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +8)
2nd (3/day)—allegro, blindness/deafness, gallant inspiration
1st (5/day)—chord of shards, identify, timely inspiration, vanish
0th—detect magic, know direction, mage hand, mending, prestidigitation, sift

TACTICS
Before Combat lysyy avoids it when possible, but otherwise uses treacherous earth to make the area between him and enemies into difficult terrain.
During Combat lysyy focuses more on enhancing his allies using raging song, timely inspiration, and gallant inspiration.
Morale Unless his hats are on the line, lysyy casts vanish and flees when reduced to 18 hp or less.
Raging Statistics When raging song is active, lysyy’s stats are AC 17; Speed 25 ft.; Will +5; Melee +1 earthbreaker +4 (2d6+1, Crit x3)..

STATISTICS
Str 8, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 8, Cha 16
Base Atk +3; CMB +2; CMD 14
Feats Craft Wondrous Item, Dodge, Scribe Scroll [B], Skill Focus (Craft [hat])
Skills Acrobatics +5, Appraise +5, Climb +3, Craft (hat) +12, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Knowledge (geography) +7, Perception +3, Perform (oratory) +11, Profession (merchant) +7, Sense Motive +3, Spellcraft +5, Use Magic Device +8
Languages Common, Dwarven, Undercommon
SQ bardic knowledge +2, deep magic (+2 to dispel magic or overcome spell resistance), rage power (swift foot), stonecunning, versatile performance (Perform [oratory]; Bluff, Diplomacy), well-versed
Combat Gear potions of cure light wounds (3), potion of invisibility, potion of pass without trace; Other Gear hat of disguise, mwk breastplate, shortbow (10 arrows)

 

5E Rules

Use the “Deep Gnome (Svirfneblin)” entry in the Monster Manual with the following changes: Medium sized (increase weapon attack damage to 1d10 and 1d6, respectively), dwarf subtype, increase hit points to 22, knows Dwarven instead of Gnomish, has the bardic inspiration feature (d8; 3 uses per long rest) and combat inspiration class feature.

 

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  • Book Golem and Liberum Golem – If you prefer your golems well read, these constructs are up your alley—just mind the paper cuts.
  • Chicken Coop – Swallow parties whole with this madman’s dream of a chicken mixed with a house.
  • Cold Mutated Ogre Spider, Earthen Spider, Sloth Spider – We at AaW firmly believe there can just never be enough spiders.
  • Exsanguinator the Daemon – Make adventurers really feel the hurt and introduce them to the master of blood.
  • Eye Eater – Give maiming PCs a try and don’t hesitate to rip out an eye or two (it can give them a new perspective on the game!)
  • Mosaic Tile Golem, Mushroom Golem, Pumpkin Golem, Totem Golem, Treasure Golem– There’s a reason Paizo is so fond of these…
  • NITNAM – Remember that time the adventurers had to go inside of the giant, flesh-sac alien monster to kill it? You always will.
  • Pubo, Great Pubo, Jinn Wizard, Tyngdekraften – Explosions, antimagic fields, and gravity wells—who could ask for anything more?
  • Skildpadder – If dwarves don’t belong on top of giant subterranean tortoise-bullettes, what’s the world coming to?
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Stealing Stones: Hat Tricks

hat tricks mapShortly after the adventurers arrive in the Shlyappa zwerc enclave, they are approached by lysyy the hat merchant [tomorrow’s Statblock Sunday!] and offered one free masterwork chapeau. These are not magical in any way, but are perfect for enchanting (reducing the construction cost for a hat wondrous item by 250 gold). The zwerc is extremely friendly, perhaps overly so—PCs that make a DC 23 Sense Motive check sense he’s testing the party, gauging their measure and intent.

The adventurers are free to wander Shlyappa searching for traces of the P.R.A.N.K.S.T.E.R.S. and their nefarious doings. A DC 20 Diplomacy check turns up rumors in the local tavern (the Ale Stone), but these only confirm that other non-zwerc, non-dwarf travelers have been through the enclave in the past month. Each day the PCs get a Perception check (DC 25 – 3 per previous check) to notice that lysyy is stalking them, continuing to evaluate their trustworthiness for 1d4 days before finally confronting the party.

A few months ago lysyy began to get the feeling that someone was tampering with his stockpile of hats, some of which are rarities that are truly legendary in their esteem and grandeur—even the very thought of losing any of the most treasured chapeaus in his collection sends the zwerc into a fit. Since the PCs are clearly adventurers of fine moral character or potent ability, the merchant offers them a total of 1,000 gold and one magical hat of their choice should they learn what’s going on in his warehouse (a buffering cap, hat of disguise, or helm of comprehend languages and read magic).

Read the following when the PCs are brought to lysyy’s hat stockpile:

The many-hatted zwerc toddles off through the caves and tunnels of Shlyappa, keeping up a good enough pace that you are a tad hard pressed to keep up. With a wave of his hand one of the sealing caves opens, and you immediately are taken aback by the pungent odor of leather within. Everburning torches hanging along the walls inside flicker on to illuminate the stockpile, and you are astounded by the sheer number of different pieces of headwear in this cavern. There are hats for horses, chapeaus for giants, peacock feathered-helmets, draconic scales carefully carved into crowns, pieces of amber road aglow in the bands of bowlers, fedoras made of angel feathers—of the tens of thousands of hats here, you are certain that there has to be something to fit your tastes.

hat tricksA DC 17 Survival check finds piles of hats moved deliberately in certain spots, displaced by a creature taller than a zwerc. In the center of the disturbed chapeaus the PCs find a few pebbles of Shlyappa ore and a DC 15 Perception check notices granite dust as well (a type of stone that only appears in a few specific tunnels in the zwerc enclave). Adventurers that succeed the check to “find tracks” gain a +5 circumstance bonus to the DC 23 Perception check to notice a secret sealing cave in the northwest corner; this leads to a main tunnel of the demiplane. Only a detect secret doors spell cast by a dwarf locates this hidden sealing cave with magic.

When the party finds this secret sealing tunnel they are attacked by the northwesternmost pile of stone—it is actually a disguised earthen mimic left there by the P.R.A.N.K.S.T.E.R.S. that were hiding their contraband here! lysyy is overwhelmingly pleased with the PCs and rewards them, and after a night in the Ale Stone, he shares with them his suspicions of ignis the stoneshaper, his spurned paramour. She broke things off with the hat merchant a few months ago and has been strangely aloof ever since, with both him and the rest of the zwerc enclave.

5E Rules

A DC 17 Wisdom (Insight) check figures out that lysyy is judging the adventurers.
A DC 15 Charisma (Persuasion) check to gather information in the Ale Stone tavern turns up the rumors of other travelers.
A Wisdom (Perception) check (DC 19 – 3 per previous check) notices lysyy stalking after the party making his final evaluations.
A DC 15 Wisdom (Survival) check finds the displaces piles of hats (and grants a +5 bonus to the check to find the secret sealing cave).
A DC 15 Intelligence (Investigate) check finds the bits of granite dust.
A DC 16 Intelligence (Investigate) or Wisdom (Perception) check finds the hidden sealing cave.

 

The Aventyr Bestiary Kickstarter!

WHY YOU NEED THIS:

  • Book Golem and Liberum Golem – If you prefer your golems well read, these constructs are up your alley—just mind the paper cuts.
  • Chicken Coop – Swallow parties whole with this madman’s dream of a chicken mixed with a house.
  • Cold Mutated Ogre Spider, Earthen Spider, Sloth Spider – We at AaW firmly believe there can just never be enough spiders.
  • Exsanguinator the Daemon – Make adventurers really feel the hurt and introduce them to the master of blood.
  • Eye Eater – Give maiming PCs a try and don’t hesitate to rip out an eye or two (it can give them a new perspective on the game!)
  • Mosaic Tile Golem, Mushroom Golem, Pumpkin Golem, Totem Golem, Treasure Golem– There’s a reason Paizo is so fond of these…
  • NITNAM – Remember that time the adventurers had to go inside of the giant, flesh-sac alien monster to kill it? You always will.
  • Pubo, Great Pubo, Jinn Wizard, Tyngdekraften – Explosions, antimagic fields, and gravity wells—who could ask for anything more?
  • Skildpadder – If dwarves don’t belong on top of giant subterranean tortoise-bullettes, what’s the world coming to?
  • Templates: Dark Scion, Eldritch, Fleshdoll, HEL, Titanic – Because you never really can have enough templates.

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Foul Machinations: Stealing Stones

Earthen Mimic (Sara Shijo)When we last left the party, they were nearing the last step through the Underworld to reach a zwerc enclave believed to be the source of a special stone the P.R.A.N.K.S.T.E.R.S. are acquiring: Shlyappa. By befriending or slaughtering the minotaur rulers of the small subterranean realm at the entrance to the Amber Roads that lead to the sought after demiplane, the PCs can earn themselves an improved amber attenuator. With this navigation tool in hand the adventurers are unlikely to get lost on the final leg of the journey, but just before their arrival they are ambushed in a collapsing tunnel by mischievous, deadly schewerka!

There are certain things the PCs will quickly learn not to do while there and that, oddly, hats of some kind are practically a necessity (though the adventurers may have acquired one after the ambush). Road to Shlyappa 1Besides the enforced taboos there are also indigenous creatures out along the border of this place; some are deceptive like the earthen mimic, and others familiar but obviously changed by the Amber Roads. More danger yet awaits the party as they travel through Shlyappa should they be about nefarity—the amber prison trap, the hat rack trap, and the sneezing bell haunt!

Explore some of what Shlyappa has to offer throughout the rest of Stealing Stones, and make sure to tune in tomorrow to see the first signs of the P.R.A.N.K.S.T.E.R.S. in this far flung place!

 

 

The Aventyr Bestiary Kickstarter!

WHY YOU NEED THIS:

  • Book Golem and Liberum Golem – If you prefer your golems well read, these constructs are up your alley—just mind the paper cuts.
  • Chicken Coop – Swallow parties whole with this madman’s dream of a chicken mixed with a house.
  • Cold Mutated Ogre Spider, Earthen Spider, Sloth Spider – We at AaW firmly believe there can just never be enough spiders.
  • Exsanguinator the Daemon – Make adventurers really feel the hurt and introduce them to the master of blood.
  • Eye Eater – Give maiming PCs a try and don’t hesitate to rip out an eye or two (it can give them a new perspective on the game!)
  • Mosaic Tile Golem, Mushroom Golem, Pumpkin Golem, Totem Golem, Treasure Golem– There’s a reason Paizo is so fond of these…
  • NITNAM – Remember that time the adventurers had to go inside of the giant, flesh-sac alien monster to kill it? You always will.
  • Pubo, Great Pubo, Jinn Wizard, Tyngdekraften – Explosions, antimagic fields, and gravity wells—who could ask for anything more?
  • Skildpadder – If dwarves don’t belong on top of giant subterranean tortoise-bullettes, what’s the world coming to?
  • Templates: Dark Scion, Eldritch, Fleshdoll, HEL, Titanic – Because you never really can have enough templates.

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Stealing Stones: Shlyappa Zwerc Enclave

There’s no consensus on when exactly the zwerc enclave of Shlyappa first appeared—some scholars claim that it cannot have come into being until after the fall of the Dracoprime, while others point out that the intensely magical demiplane has power locked within that is far, far, far older. Regardless of its age, there’s no denying the power within this planar pocket, no matter how much of it is tied off to the Amber Roads or Elemental Plane of Earth.

Shlyaapa Enclave story locale

Anti-Air
Though breathable air is aplenty and the natives aren’t above using magic to replenish it, there’s a strong discrimination against creatures of the sky and any connection to the Elemental Plane of Air. Creatures with wings or are otherwise associated with air (via a bloodline, holy symbol, or otherwise) take a -2 penalty to all Charisma-based skill checks with denizens of Shlyappa.

Hats, Hats, and More Hats
All zwerc enclaves have certain taboos that cannot be trespassed without great consequence. One of the tenets enforced in Shlyappa only allows spellcasters wearing hats to practice their craft without suffering for it and as a result, every citizen wears a chapeau of some kind. Travelers that come into Shlyappa are offered a hat right after getting off the Amber Roads, and if they do not have a hat or helmet of some kind afterward, are frequently offered one. Creatures that refuse to wear a hat (this includes animal companions, mounts, and familiars) suffer a -5 penalty to all Charisma-based skill checks with denizens of Shlyappa.

Sealing Caves
There are few buildings in this zwerc enclave; every home, shop, and establishment in Shlyappa is part of the earth, housed within hollowed out caves and tunnels. Any zwerc, natural born citizen, or stonespeaker can wave their hand as a swift action to open or close a sealing cave. Other creatures can spend a standard action to open or close a sealing cave by making a DC 15 Use Magic Device check (no training is required for this use of the skill), though the sealing cave does not finish opening or closing until the end of that creature’s turn.

 

The Aventyr Bestiary Kickstarter!

WHY YOU NEED THIS:

  • Book Golem and Liberum Golem – If you prefer your golems well read, these constructs are up your alley—just mind the paper cuts.
  • Chicken Coop – Swallow parties whole with this madman’s dream of a chicken mixed with a house.
  • Cold Mutated Ogre Spider, Earthen Spider, Sloth Spider – We at AaW firmly believe there can just never be enough spiders.
  • Exsanguinator the Daemon – Make adventurers really feel the hurt and introduce them to the master of blood.
  • Eye Eater – Give maiming PCs a try and don’t hesitate to rip out an eye or two (it can give them a new perspective on the game!)
  • Mosaic Tile Golem, Mushroom Golem, Pumpkin Golem, Totem Golem, Treasure Golem– There’s a reason Paizo is so fond of these…
  • NITNAM – Remember that time the adventurers had to go inside of the giant, flesh-sac alien monster to kill it? You always will.
  • Pubo, Great Pubo, Jinn Wizard, Tyngdekraften – Explosions, antimagic fields, and gravity wells—who could ask for anything more?
  • Skildpadder – If dwarves don’t belong on top of giant subterranean tortoise-bullettes, what’s the world coming to?
  • Templates: Dark Scion, Eldritch, Fleshdoll, HEL, Titanic – Because you never really can have enough templates.

Get your pledge in and get your game on!

 

 

Vote AdventureAWeek.com in the 2015 ENnies!

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