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Mike Myler on the Defective Geeks Podcast!

defective geeks

This week I was a guest on the Defective Geeks podcast, with wonderful hosts Giselle (Gizzy B) and Dianne (the Space Pirate Queen)! We talked about tabletop gaming, getting into freelancing for RPGs, the imminent Underworld Classes & Races product line, Rise of the Drow, the upcoming Snow White Kickstarter and much, much more! Hear about the […]

4 things NOT to do when writing for an IP

Rise of the Drow hardback

I’ve had the pleasure of working with several different publishers, making material for use within a number of established campaign settings (Fantasy Flight Games, Frog God Games, AdventureAWeek.com, LPJ Design, Amora games, and more). If you’re breaking into writing and want to work in this field, I’ve garnered a few things from my (still comparatively few!) experiences creating […]

4 Tips to Stop the Monotony in Random Encounters and Surprise Players

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Everybody can enjoy the nocturnal prowling of beasts, but eventually troll raids can get a little bit stale. When the party goes off-course and the third evening of animal attacks comes to pass, consider a few alternatives to keep your players on their toes. Any NPC could be led to act as a random encounter […]

Fatkeqësi’s Rabble

Zombie Handmaidens with illusion in place

Fatkeqësi’s Rabble  CR5   XP 1,600 NE persistent haunt (20 ft. radius in the city square) Caster Level 7th Notice Perception DC 28 (to see or hear the shuffling footprints of the dead crowd) hp 22; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day Weakness susceptible to slashing damage, tricked by Stealth Effect When this haunt is triggered, […]

Ring of Exuberance

Celurian-Chain Link Rings

Ring of Exuberance Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd Slot ring; Price 9,500 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION This beautifully crafted ring is actually in two parts – one is onyx black, the other sterling gold. Each miniature circlet is infused with a light cyan energy that entwine’s the wearer’s finger. The wearer of a ring of exuberance gains […]

The Eternal Torment

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The Eternal Torment Aura none (medium abjuration and medium conjuration, see text); CL 7th Slot none; Weight 800 lbs. The Eternal Torment is always a beautiful marble statue of perfect proportions, slightly larger than the creature it portrays. The face is contorted in pain but otherwise an aura of beauty surrounds the artwork. Upon careful examination, however, the […]

Dyrnwyn

Dyrnwyn 2.0

Dyrnwyn Aura moderate necromancy; CL 9th Slot none; Price 34,315 gp; Weight 5 lbs. DESCRIPTION  This four-foot full bladed longsword is forged from the finest steel, with a broad S-style crossguard that holds a matched pair of opals. The hilt is wrapped in the finest ivory, polished white from decades of use, and the hilt […]