Higher Grounds is proud to announce adding N. Jolly to the development team for Modern Adventures! He’s created or contributed to amazing books such as Scorched Earth, The Malefex, City Of Seven Seraphs, Lands of Porphyra, Kineticist Codex and a plethora of other games.
This is going to be an amazing adventure with N. Jolly aboard the Modern Adventures train. Make sure to check out the Modern Adventures Kickstarter to see where it takes us!
The day has finally arrived. The moment you have all been waiting for. Modern Adventures, a tabletop rpg full of grit and fantasy, has finally launched its Kickstarter, revealing to the world a setting unlike any other game in Pathfinder’s history.
It’s getting noticed by publications such as:
Modern Adventures is the perfect middle-ground between the fantasy setting of Pathfinder and the sci-fi setting of Starfinder. And it’s coming to your tabletop!
The Kickstarter for Pathfinder: Modern Adventures is set to launch September 1, 2017 and I’m extremely excited for the game to launch into the hands of tabletop rpg players! If you’re just now hearing about this game, Modern Adventures is a Pathfinder game based in real-world Earth, with a twist. The setting considers magic, monsters and even the normal Pathfinder races (and then some!) as having been parts of the world from the get go. Each race took specific parts in major world events, and have their own place in modern culture.
Modern Adventures also takes a unique, modern stance on old, well-known adventures. Currently in development are adventures like “Excavation of the Tomb of Horrors” where, as the title says, the Tomb Of Horrors is accidentally discovered and excavated, much to the dismay (and demise) of those who were studying the site. “Under the City” brings back a scene not unlike Undermountain in the state of Louisiana for players to delve and explore.
We have an array of books on the horizon for Modern Adventures, including:
The Kickstarter launches September 1st so make sure to check it out!
We’re getting ready to launch our Pathfinder: Modern Adventures #Kickstarter starting September 1st, and in preparation, we’re releasing a few great supplements and information packets for you to enjoy. The first of these is our brand new character sheet!
The game you’ve all been waiting for is coming to your tabletop! Modern Adventures is a Pathfinder-friendly OGL game based on modern-day Earth, complete with all the races, dragons and magic that you’ve come to expect from a Pathfinder game.
The storytelling is gritty. The setting emphasizes realism.
Pathfinder: Modern Adventures includes..
Keep an eye out for the Kickstarter in early September!
I know a lot of you have been wondering where I’ve been. Don’t worry, i haven’t fallen off the face of the planet or anything. The Dhovaine RPG, Pathfinder: Modern Adventures and many more books are still in the works!
So where have I been?
Designing tee shirts! That’s right, Higher Grounds has expanded into merchandise. We now, in addition to making great RPGs, make clothing and other cool stuff for geeky fandoms! Check us out!
Golarion just got a new class, and it’s a doozy! The Blade-Siren emulates the Bladesinger prestige class from Forgotten Realms and you can be the first to pick up the class book here!
My condolences to friends and family of a man who was quickly becoming a friend and mentor. A sad day when you’re mourning the loss of a childhood hero; a titan of my youth who helped shape my writing ability and gaming expertise. Worse, when you mourn a friend, no matter how long you’ve known him. Today will be spent reading his books and playing his games. I hope you guys can take a moment today to remember a man who helped create a legend in tabletop gaming.
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Yesterday my brother Stewart Wieck died. He had just finished a light fencing workout and then fell over. All attempts to resuscitate him failed. It’s still unknown what caused it; we’ll know more in a few days. Something catastrophic in his heart perhaps.
Yesterday my brother Stewart Wieck died. He had just finished a light fencing workout and then fell over. All attempts to resuscitate him failed. It’s still unknown what caused it; we’ll know more in a few days. Something catastrophic in his heart perhaps.Stewart was 49, ate right, exercised, a specimen of good health… it’s all just.. stunning that he could possibly, suddenly be gone.
Stewart was 49, ate right, exercised, a specimen of good health… it’s all just.. stunning that he could possibly, suddenly be gone.He was my brother, my best friend, my business partner since we started White Wolf in high school. He was an incredible human being, full of kindness and empathy, fun and artistic passion.
He was my brother, my best friend, my business partner since we started White Wolf in high school. He was an incredible human being, full of kindness and empathy, fun and artistic passion.
I was supposed to grow old drinking and gaming with him. Now that will have to wait for heaven or Valhalla or whatever comes next.
And of course, leave it to Stewart to die with a sword in his hand.
No need for flowers, no memorial service has been arranged yet, we’re just taking things a step at a time.
Anyone involved with Stewart’s publishing projects feel free to reach out to me in a few weeks.
Cursed Boggard paladin (sword of valor) 9
LG medium humanoid
Init: +2, Senses: Perception +11
AC 16, Touch 16, Flat-Footed 14
Fort +9 Ref +5 Will +8
Melee Masamune +13 (1d10+11)
Str 24, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 9, Wis 14, Cha 16
Base Atk +9/+4; CMB +16; CMD +18
Feats Power Attack, Cleave, Toughness, Dodge, Critical Focus
Skills Handle Animal +11, Heal +14, Knowledge (Nobility) +10, Perception +11, Ride +4, Sense Motive +12, Spellcraft +9
Prepared Spells Bless Water, Cure Light Wounds, Knight’s Calling, Bull’s Strength, Shield Companion
Gear Masamune, Green Cape, Britches, Frog’s Belt, Boots, Blue Gloves
Terrifying Croak Once per hour as a standard action, a boggard can emit a thunderous croak. Any creature not of its subtype must make a successful Will saving throw (DC 10 + 1/2 the user’s character level + the user’s Charisma modifier) or become shaken for 1d4 rounds. A target that successfully saves cannot be affected by the boggard’s terrifying croak for 24 hours. Creatures that are already shaken become frightened for 1d4 rounds instead. This is a sonic, mind-affecting effect.
Special Gear Conversions
Masamune This +4 bastard sword is enchanted bane quality, with the designated foe of magic-users. This only includes arcane magic-users such as wizards and sorcerors, but does not include divine magic users such as clerics.
Green Cape This iconic green cape acts as a cloak of resistance +3.
Frog’s Belt This belt acts as a belt of giant strength +2
Blue Gloves These blue gloves that Frog wears acts as gauntlets of skilled maneuver, which give Frog a +2 to disarm opponents.
Designer’s Notes I’m aware that his AC seems low. I attempt to keep as true to the actual characters as he can, and sometimes in translation, keeping equipment accurate means that, such as in Frog’s case, there is a statistic that doesn’t hit exactly the right cord. It was a hard decision, but I decided that Frog’s strength was much more prescient in Chrono Trigger than his ability to dodge or absorb attacks.
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