Monday, September 26, 2011

GOR; King of the Terrons!

Here's another toy err.. I mean Action Figure based villain for the X-plorers RPG!
I present from the SuperJoe files; GOR!
GOR; King of the Terrons
AC 17, HD 5d6, THB +5, ATT claw 1d6/claw 1d6/bite 1d6 or Destructo Ray 2d6, ST 14+, MV 6, XP 600
Special Abilities: Thick Scaly hide, Destructo Ray (cone attack, range 6 m, 2m wide, agility save or all in cone suffer 2d6 damage; must recharge after use i.e. Gor must roll a 6 on a d6 to use this attack again in the same encounter), Regeneration (1d3 every turn), Dark Vision
Weaknesses: Glass Jaw; if his opponent is skilled in martial arts and rolls an 18-20 via an unarmed attack Gor has been hit in the jaw and is knocked out for 1d6 rounds.

     Gor, this savage reptilian alien is a terror to all he encounters! Nearly three meters tall, covered in thick green scales, he loves to unleash his Destructo Ray on the unwary! Gor will initiate an attack using his Destructo Ray, trying to catch as many of his foes as possible with this attack then he will charge into melee using a vicious claw/claw/bite attack, relying on his regenerative abilities to keep him in the fight, as soon as possible he will unleash another blast of his Destructo Ray. While savage and cruel he is no fool, if he is seriously injured and/or losing the fight he will retreat only to heal up, charge up and start the fight again, sooner rather than later.
I wrote him up for X-plorers but he can be used with all sorts of Old School games, for Mutant Future I'd up his hit points to allow for that systems higher HD ratio. Good Gaming -B.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tanco : Villain for X-plorers RPG

 Digging through some old toys I found inspiration for some characters/aliens for the cool X-plorers RPG.
Tonite I present Tanco Creed.

AGI 16 +1 saves; AC bonus, To Hit ranged wpns.
Class: Scout     Race: Neurian
INT 15 +1 Int based saves Level: 7
PHY 13 +1 Saves; To Hit/Dmg melee/unarmed; hp    
PRE 17 +2 Presence based saves
Basic Hit Bonus +2
Saving Throw 9+
Hit Points: 30
Armor Class: 16
Racial Abilities: Due to the enhanced mental capacity of his race he adds an additional +2 to all Int based saves.
Areas of Expertise
Pilot 9+
Security 9+
Sleight of Hand 8+
Stealth 7+
Heavy Laser Pistol, Reflec Armor, Com Unit, Force Screen
     Tanco Creed grew up amongst the rough and tumble renegade bands of Star Raiders out on the Fringes of civilized space, he supposedly killed his first foe at age 11 on the frontier world of Tomland. A highly skilled pilot, he could have earned a respectable position with an X-plorer team, but instead chose a darker path. He found he readily took to the life of a raider and through cunning, guile, and force of personality worked himself into position as leader of his own band of Star Raiders. Tanco formed this band; Dagon's Claw, out of two smaller bands. Under his leadership The Dagon's Claw Raiders have grown to be quite infamous!

And for a more "realistic looking" version of Tanco...
If there is interest I'll see about working up some more of these.  Action figures from the Tomland toys line from back in the day.  : )

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simian Saturday: Simian Stars is now available!

Simian Stars an expansion for the Rogue Space RPG is now available.
Check it out here
Have a great Simian Saturday!!

Simian Saturday: Gorilla Commandos

 For those on a minis-budget I found these cool looking pics that are perfect to use for figure flats.

I got these from this site, lots more stuff there perfect for your Sci Fi/Mutant Campaigns!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

X-plorers Boxed Set!

I've talked about the X-plorers RPG in the past, really fun game! I recently saw where there is a Limited Edition Boxed set out for it, gotta say this looks sweet!  Even though I have the original (Grey Area Games) version of the game I couldn't resist picking this up, so I ordered it. Less than 25 copies left now.
Here is the video about the Boxed Set from Brave Halfling Publishing.

 I think I'm gonna write-up some of the Marvel Alien races for this, looks like alot of fun.  Also I hear Christian from Destination Unknown is going to do some X-plorers entries for his awesome Loviatar zine. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mutant Future NPC: Bird-Brain

A friend wrote me that I haven't done a "real" Mutant Future post in quite awhile, since this blog was initially mostly Mutant Future posts, I thought I'd do one for ya, he asked for a write-up of an NPC that could be used as an ally for a party of Wasteland explorers.  I went into my Comics collection for inspiration and found this guy!  Be careful what you wish for! LOL

Str: 16        Mutant Avian
Con: 13      Alignment : Neutral
Will: 10      AC: 6 (3 when in flight) Hit Points : 44
Dex: 18      Level : 2
Int: 5
Cha: 10

Mutations : Complete Wing Development, Talons (1d4 damage), Increased Vision, Increased Caloric Needs (D), Heightened Flight Speed (flight speed is normally 150' but may fly in Hyper Bursts up to 220' for 6 rounds, then must rest an hour before being able to do another hyper flight burst), Enhanced Swallowing (may swallow larger than expected objects whole, example an entire fish etc.)
Special Abilities : Highly maneuverable in flight (-3 to his AC when in full flight)
Weapons & Gear : None
     Raised in captivity along with other mutant animals under the "care" of a deranged scientist, who was supposed to be working for the Knights of Genetic Purity to seek a "cure" for the "mutant problem", he was actually seeking to create a race of enhanced hybrid warriors to do his bidding. Bird-Brain managed to escape and fled into the wild, only his enhanced flying abilities kept him from winding up as food on a predator's dinner menu. Due to his treatment he is initially mistrusting of humans, but if treated well and more importantly fed regularly he can become a loyal if dim-witted and always hungry companion (better keep the party's rations well hidden!).

Write-up is loosely based on the Marvel Comics New Mutants Character Bird-Brain, no copyright infringement is intended.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Simian Saturday: Gorillitaur!

Check out this mini available through Impact! Miniatures.
                                                   The Gorillitaur!

Loviatar #3

Got a nice item in my mailbox this week, always great to get something other than bills.
The #3 issue of Loviatar, I'm really enjoying this zine that Christian is putting out. If your not getting it, what are you waiting for? I can tell each issue is a labor of love on his part.  This one even featured a brief Planescape entry! Good Stuff!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Excavator Monthly Issue #2 released!

I've been remiss in my Post Apocalyptic posts of late, darn real world and Gamer ADD!
Just wanted to announce that the second issue of Excavator Monthly has been released!

 While this is designed for The Mutant Epoch RPG, it is useful for other PA RPG Systems as well!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Skull Tower Part Deux!

I turned my back and that dastardly Necromancer Darbin the Deadly has done some major expansions to his Tower, would seem he has somehow raised a plateau to look out upon his domain!
Wonder what this vile Necromancer will do next??!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Skull Tower!

     Went with my wife today to some Estate Sales and picked up this wicked cool tower piece for my games for only a few bucks.  I think it is some kinda candle holder but I'm not telling Darbin the Deadly! I had barely sat it down on my game table when the vile Necromancer had seized it for use as his dark tower of evil magikery! (is that a word?), as you can see from these shots he has brought in his loyal (charmed?) Albino Henchape Mugato Joe and has the entry guarded by a vicious armored Warwolf!
                                            Warwolf Guardian
                            Darbin looks out over the Blighted Barrens, master of his domain!  (the trees in the background were also an Estate Sale find, part of a Christmas scene, I got them for 3 bucks just flocked them with some tan flocking I had and voila, Bone Birch Trees). How's that for an awesome Saturday, I get brownie points for going shopping with the wife and some cool terrain to boot! Woo Hoo!!!
-Good Gaming!  -B.

Simian Saturday: Emirikol & Winged Apes!

Found this over on the Goodman Games website its a teaser picture for an upcoming module in the new DCC RPG.  It's by Michael Curtis of Stonehell Dungeon and Dungeon Alphabet fame, so you know it should be good!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crypts & Things!

 For my fantasy gaming, I've been more of a Labyrinth Lord/AEC, Castles & Crusades kinda guy, with a bit of Pathfinder from time to time.  I knew about Swords & Wizardry and have a few resources that were done up for it, but I admittedly never picked up the core rules, other than the free pdf version.  I recently learned about an upcoming new release for it called Crypts & Things.  Check out the cover!
This is a Swords & Wizardry RPG Variant being put out by D101 Games.  Check out more about it here!  I gotta tell ya this sounds like sooo many kinds of awesome!  I even found a reference to Battle Apes that will be in it!  This can't come out soon enough for me!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tome of Monsters : for the Pathfinder RPG

I recently stopped at my FLGS and was surprised to find a new release on the shelf that I had no idea was even coming out for the Pathfinder RPG.  The Tome of Monsters by 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming.
The official blurb,"The Tome of Monsters details 123 different monsters and animals, and includes information for creating another 29 variants of some of those creatures. Among the creatures are several templates and four playable races, and most of the animals include stats for using that creature as an animal companion or a familiar..."

My FLGS does new releases at 20% off and it was payday so of course I had to pick it up.  : )
I'm glad I did, it has some interesting beasties that I will definately be using for my games.  We are currently in Castles & Crusades mode, but it's easy to adapt stuff to that system with minimal to zero effort.  + I'm sure at some point we will be playing Pathfinder again so there ya go.  : )
I'm also still naively hoping that Warlords of the Apocalypse for Pathfinder will see the light of day..*sigh* has it been a year already since it was announced and I first posted about it??  Well I'll save that for another post for another day.  Anyways, if your looking for a Pathfinder Beastie book, you might want to check this one out.
Good Gaming -B.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Simian Saturday: Jaws Vs. Ape!

Here's one the Sy Fy channel or however they spell it now needs to do!
                                           Jaws vs. Ape!!