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Dungeons & Dragons Adventures on the Horizon

Snippet of the Sword Coast Baldurs Gate region by Derek Von Zarovich

neuronphaser.com is proud to tease you with a handful of announcements: two adventure modules and two supplements (one a crazy revision/new edition) forthcoming at the Dungeon Masters Guild!

Let’s take a look.

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Limited Time Only: Receive a Free Copy of HEAD SHOT for a Review

HEAD SHOT! A Zombie Apocalypse Hack for Cortex Plus Action Roleplaying

For a limited time only, neuronphaser.com is giving away PDF and/or Print+PDF copies of HEAD SHOT! A Zombie Apocalypse Hack for Cortex Plus Action Roleplaying in exchange for a review!

What we want:

  • An honest review by an experienced RPG reviewer.
  • A reviewer vaguely (or better) experienced in Cortex system-based RPGs (Firefly, Smallville, Leverage, Marvel Heroic, etc.).
  • Playtest review is optional.

What you get:

  • A DriveThruRPG coupon that will cover the full cost of the PDF version of HEAD SHOT!, or the cost+shipping of the Print+PDF bundle!

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Head Shot Zombie Action Roleplaying Looks Better Than Ever

HEAD SHOT! A Zombie Apocalypse Hack for Cortex Plus Action Roleplaying

UPDATED 4/21/17 – Back in June of 2016, neuronphaser.com released the zombie apocalypse action roleplaying game HEAD SHOT! for the Cortex Plus system, made famous by Margaret Weis’ Firefly RPG, Marvel Heroic RPG, Smallville, and Leverage. It received some good feedback, did respectable sales, and ultimately was a really fun project

…And it just got reanimated!

Craig Judd — creator of the PowerFrame RPG, layout & graphics guru on Fear the Living and Blade Bind, editor on titles like Golden Sky Stories, Tenra Bansho Zero, and others — just beautified the book and redesigned the character sheets! And it’s now available as a 32-page book in Print-on-Demand through DriveThruRPG.

Let’s take a look at what improved:

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Updating the 5th Edition Monster Spreadsheet

Work continues on the 5th edition D&D monster index!

Just a quick update: the 5th edition D&D Monster Spreadsheet (a Google Sheet) is being updated with all the terrain information contained in Kobold Press’ recent Monsters By Terrain PDF update for the Tome of Beasts.

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Factions of the Flanaess: Seekers of the Arcane

Seekers of the Arcane

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

This final article in the series (for now!) presents an all-new faction write-up for the Seekers of the Arcane. The bulk of this article draws directly from The Oerth Journal #25, 25th Anniversary Gary Gygax Tribute Issue, with only minor lore changes.

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Factions of the Flanaess: The Scarlet Brotherhood

The Scarlet Brotherhood

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

The Greyhawk Grognard already posted a faction writeup for The Scarlet Brotherhood, so this article explores a form of sub-faction within the Brotherhood, known as Cabals.

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Factions of the Flanaess: The Old Faith

Holy Symbol of Beory, and insignia of The Old Faith

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

This article looks at The Old Faith, using the Emerald Enclave as a template.

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Factions of the Flanaess: The Knight Protectors

Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

This third article covers The Knight Protectors, six orders of knighthood that have a common origin in the Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom, but have varying motives and goals in their day-to-day activities. Much of the faction write-up is based on the Lord’s Alliance, and could easily be used to work for Greyhawk’s Iron League, as well, which we present as a variant at the end of the article.

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Factions of the Flanaess: The Guild

Sample heraldry for The Guild (Original art: Colourbox)

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

Article #2 brings us a play on the Zhentarim faction by way of the Thieves’ Guild of the Free City of Greyhawk. Here’s to the new mafia of the Flanaess: The Guild.

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Factions of the Flanaess: The Circle

Sample faction symbol (Original artwork: FMA: Tucker Circle Revamp by dazwolf)

In a short series of articles, I will detail six examples of Factions that are appropriate for the Greyhawk setting. Some of these might be old hat for setting purists, but are written up in the somewhat simplified, player-friendly manner of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition factions. Others are heavily modified or all-new creations, meant to provide a few more widespread organizations as options, but keeping them relatively loose-knit so their sudden appearance in the setting isn’t jarring if you’ve already spent a lot of time using the Greyhawk setting.

Remember, these are just examples. Use them to your own ends, whether it’s whole-cloth or as templates for your own factions!

First up is an all-new one: The Circle.

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