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Friday, August 18, 2017

NPCs - Z'Lee and Ketch


Z'lee and Ketch come from a small tribe of lizardmen who share a community with the people of Saltmarsh, a prosperous port-town that has benifited enormously from this alliance. The pair had barely grown their first legs when adventurers raided their caves and only the actions of a druidess in the party saved the tribe and the town of Saltmarsh from disaster. The tribe, called 'Yellow-bellies' by humans not of the community, has grown very large and Z'lee and Ketch led an expedition in search of a possible colony site. The pair have been half-raised by humans and adventurers in particular and both possess the skills of low-level rangers rather than just those of lizardmen their age.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

NPC - Khelaret



Khelaret is of Madame Sartenna's 'Ladies'. She is of half-elven blood and Sartenna's second apprentice. She is more inclined to witchcraft than necromancy and having skills in both has proven helpful to Madame Sartenna.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NPC - Madame Sartenna


Madame Sartenna runs a very expensive and exclusive brothel in the Nobles Quarter of the City of Greyhawk. unbenowest to the outside world she is aa powerful necromancer and her six ladies of the night are apprentices. Not all who enter the doors of her establishment leave. In the sewers beneath her mansion are a growing number of undead. While she calls herself Rima Sartenna now her real name is Aggleroot Wortstinger.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Repost - Sentient Races of Oerth



SENTIENT RACES OF OERTH - Updated (Format)

SENTIENT RACES OF OERTH
(Of Average Intelligence or Greater)*

Probably a number of creatures that could be found in a Gygaxian campaign are missing. If anyone notices any please let me know. 

I have noted any creatures which have their own spoken languages specifically mentioned. Specific languages listed are those mentioned as known though not necessarily all languages known.

* Minor exceptions for language using monsters of less than average intelligence

NOTE: The line length on this article is a mess and I haven't been able to work out a correction for it just yet.

Aarakocra -…………… Average -…………….Aarakocra, Eagle, Common Tongue
Abboleth -…………….. High -………………...Telepathic
Ape, Carnivorous -....... Low -…………………Carnivorian Apeish
Aspis, Drone -………. ..Very -…………………Aspis, Common Tongue
Atomie -………………. Average to Very -…....Atomie, Common Tongue, Pixieish, Sprite 
Banderlog -…………... (Low to Average) -…. Banderlog
Beaver, Giant –…….... (Low to Average) -….. No Language Mentioned
Beholder –…………… Exceptional -………….Beholder
Blink Dog –…………... Average -……………...Blink Dog
Boggart -……………...Very to Exceptional -... Speaks All Languages, ESP
Booka -………………..Very -…………………. No Language Mentioned
Brownie –…………….. High -………………… Brownie, Elvish, Halfling, Pixieish
Buckawn -……………. Average to Very -……. Brownie, Pixieish, Saytr, Sprite
Bugbear –……………. (Low to Average) -…… Bugbear, Goblin, Hobgoblin
Bullywug -……………. (Low to Average) -…….Bullywug, Common Tongue
Caveman –………….. (Low to Average) -……. No Language Mentioned
Centaur –……………. (Low to Average) -……. Centaur
Couatl –……………….Genius -………………...Undefined Avian, Serpent and Human Languages
Cyclopskin -………….. (Low to Average) -……. No Language Mentioned 
Dakon -……………….. Average -………………Common Tongue
Death, Crimson -…...... Genius -………………...No Language Mentioned
Derro -…………………Very to Genius -……….. Derro, Common Tongue, Subterranean Trade Language 
Dolphin –………………Very -……………………No Language Mentioned
Doppleganger –…….... Very -……………………ESP, No Language Mentioned
Dracolisk -…………….. (Low to Average) -……. Black Dragon
Dragon, Black –………. Average -……………….Black Dragon
Dragon, Blue –………...Very -……………………Blue Dragon
Dragon, Brass –……… High -……………………Brass Dragon
Dragon, Bronze –……. Exceptional -…………… Bronze Dragon
Dragon, Cloud -……… Genius -………………….Cloud Dragon, All Dragon Languages, Common Tongue
Dragon, Copper –……. High -……………………Copper Dragon
Dragon, Faerie -………High to Genius -……...... Faerie Dragon, Elvish, Local Animals & Birds, Pixieish,~ ~~~Sprite,Telepathic 

Dragon, Gold –……….. Genius -…………………Gold Dragon
Dragon, Green –……… Average to Very -…....... Green Dragon
Dragon, Mist -………….Exceptional -………….... Mist Dragon, All Dragon Languages, Common Tongue, 
Dragon, Red –………….Exceptional -…………... Red Dragon
Dragon, Shadow -……. .Very to Genius -……..... Shadow Dragon, All Evil Dragon Languages
Dragon, Silver –……….. Exceptional -……………Silver Dragon
Dragon, White –………. Average (Low) -…………White Dragon
Dragon Horse -…………Average to Exceptional -. Ki-Rin
Dragon Turtle –…………Very -……………………..Dragon Turtle
Dryad –………………… High -……………………..Dryad, Elvish, Pixieish, Speak with Planes, Sprite
Dune Stalker -…………..High -……………………..No Language Mentioned
Dwarf –…………………..Very -……………………..Dwarven, Common Tongue, Gnome, Goblin, ~       ~~~Kobold, Orcish
Eagle –…………………. Average -…………………Eagle, Telepathic
Eblis -…………………….Low to Exceptional -……. No Language Mentioned
Elf –………………………High+ -……………………Elvish, Common Tongue, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin,~ ~~~Halfling, Hobgoblin, Orcish
Elf, Drow -………………..High -……………………...Drowic, Common Tongue, Elven, Gnome,~ 
~~~Subterranean Trade Language
Elf, Grey............................High to Supra-Genius...... High Elven
Elf, Half.............................Low to High+..................... Elven, Goblin, Orcish, Gnoll, Halfling, Gnome,~ 
~~~Common Tongue
Elf, Wood (Sylvan)........... Low to High....................... Sylvan Elven, Treant, Unspecified Forest Animals
Ettin -…………………….. Low -………………………No Language Mentioned
Eye of the Deep –………..Very -……………………... No Language Mentioned
Flind -……………………..Average -…………………..Gnoll
Foo Creature, Dog -……..Very -……………………….Foo Creature
Foo Creature, Lion -……. Exceptional -……………... Foo Creature
Formian, Myrmarch -….... Exceptional -…………….. Common Tongue, Telepathic
Galeb Duhr -………………Very -……………………...No Language Mentioned
Giant, Cloud –……………. Average to Very -……….. Cloud Giantish
Giant, Firbolg -…………… Average to Genius -……... Firbolg
Giant, Fire –……………….(Low to Average) -……….. Fire Giantish
Giant, Formorian -……...... Average -…………………. Formorian
Giant, Frost –…………….. (Low to Average) -……...... Frost Giantish
Giant, Hill –……………….. (Low) -………………………Hill Giantish
Giant, Mountain -……… ....High -………………………..Mountain Giantish
Giant, Stone –…………… .Average -……………………Stone Giantish
Giant, Storm -……………. Exceptional -……………..... Storm Giantish
Giant, Verbeeg -…………. Average to Very -………...... Verbeegian
Gnoll –……………………..(Low to Average) -……….... Gnoll, Hobgoblin, Orchish, Trollish
Gnome –…………………...Very -……………………......Gnome, Dwarven, Goblin, Halfling, Kobold,~ 
~~~Speak with Burrowing Mammals
Goblin –…………………….Average (Low) -………….... Goblin, Hobgoblin, Orcish
Grig -……………………… (Low to Average) -……….... Grig, Atomie, Brownie, Common Tongue,~ ~~~Pixieish,Sprite 
Grim -………………………Average -……………………. No Language Mentioned
Grippli -…………………….Very to Exceptional -….......... No language Mentioned 
Halfling –…………………...Very -………………………… Halfling, Common Tongue, Gnome, Goblin, Orcish
Hippocampus –…………... Average -…………………….. Hippocampian
Hobgoblin –………………. Average -…………………….. Hobgoblin, Carnivorian Apeish, Common Tongue,~
~~~Goblin, Orcish
Hybsil -……………………..Average to Very -………….... Hybsil, Common Tongue, Elvish
Intellect Devourer –…........ Very -………………………….All Human Languages
Ixitxachitl –………………... Average to High -………….... No Language Mentioned
Jackalwere –……………… Very -………………………….No Language Mentioned
Jelly, Mustard -………….... Average -……………………...No language Mentioned
Jermlaine -………………... Average -……………………...Jermlaine, Common Tongue, Dwarven,~ 
~~~Gnomes, Goblin, Orcish, Speak With Rats,
Kech -………………………Average - …………………….. No Language Mentioned
Kelpie -……………………..(Low to Average) -………….... No Language Mentioned 
Ki-Rin –……………………..Supra-Genius -……………….. Ki-Rin, Telepathic
Kilmoulis -…………………. Average -……………………… Telepathic
Kobold –…………………... Average (Low) -……………..... Kobold, Goblin, Orcish
Korred -……………………. Very -……………………………No Language Mentioned
Kraken -……………………. Genius+ -……………………… No Language Mentioned
Kuo-Toa -…………………... High+ -………………………….Kuo-Toan, Speak with Fish,~
~~~Subterranean Trade Language
Lamia –……………………. High -…………………………….Common Tongue
Lammasu –……………….. Genius -…………………………. Lammasuvian, Telepathic
Leprechaun –…………...... Exceptional -…………………..... No Language Mentioned
Leucrotta –……………….. Average -………………………... Common Tongue
Lizard Man –……………... Average (Low) -………………..... Lizard Man
Locathah –……………….. Very -……………………………... Locathian (Mentioned in Merman Description)
Lynx, Giant -...................... Very-............................................. Lynxian
Mandragora -…………...... (Low to Average) -…………......... No Language Mentioned
Medusa –……………….... Very -…………………………….... Medusae, Common Tongue
Meenlock -………………... Very -……………………………... Telepathic
Men –…………………….. Average to High -……………........ Amedian, Baklunish, Common Tongue,~ 
~~~Ferral, Flannish, Fruz, Keolandish, Lendorian, Nyrondese, Oeridian, Olman, Suel, Velondi
Merman –………………... Average to Very -……………........ Merman, Locathian
Mimic –…………………... (Semi to Average) -…………......... Mimic, Common Tongue, Orcish, +
Mind Flayer –…………..... Genius -…………………………… Mind Flayer, Weird Arcane Tongues,
Miner -……………………. High -………………………………. No Language Mentioned
Mongrelman -…………..... (Low to Average) -…………........... Common Tongue
Moon Dog -……………..... High to Exceptional -……….............Moon Doggy, Common Tongue,~
~~~Speak with Canine & Lupine, Telepathic
Morkoth -………………..... Exceptional -……………………...... No Language Mentioned
Muckdweller -…………...... Average -…………………………..... Muckdweller, Lizard Man
Myconid -…………………. Average -…………………………..... No Language Mentioned
Naga, Guardian –……....... Exceptional -……………………........ No Language Mentioned
Naga, Spirit –……………... High -……………………………….... No Language Mentioned
Naga, Water –…………..... Very -……………………………….... No Language Mentioned
Neo-Otyugh –…………...... Average to Very -……………............ Telepathic
Nixie -………………………Very -………………………………..... Nixie, Common Tongue
Norker -……………………. Average - ………………………........ Hobgoblin
Nymph -…………………… Exceptional -…………………............ Nymphish, Common Tongue
Obliviax -…………………... Average -………………………......... No language Mentioned
Ogre -……………………….Low -……………………………........ Ogre, Stone Giant, Orcish, Troll
Ogre Mage -………………. Average to Exceptional -....................Ogre Mage, Common Tongue, Ogre
Ophidian -……………….….Average (Low) -…………….............. Orcish, Goblin, Hobgoblin, Ogre
Orc -………………………...Average (Low) -……………............... Orcish, Goblin, Hobgoblin, 
Otyugh - ……………………(Low to Average) -……….............….. Otyugh, Semi-Telepathic
Pech -…………………….…Average to Exceptional -…................. No language Mentioned
Pegasus -…………………...Average -……………………........….. No Language Mentioned
Peryton -…………………….Average -……………………....…….. Peryton
Pixie -………………………..Exceptional -……………………........ Pixieish, Common Tongue, Sprite
Pseudo Dragon -…………... Average -…………………………..... Telepathic
Quickling -…………………...High to Genius -……………….......... Quickling, Brownie, Common Tongue,~ ~~~Halfling, Pixieish
Quickwood -…………………Very -………………………………..... No language Mentioned
Rakshasa -…………………..Very -………………………………..... ESP
Raven (Crow), Giant -…….... Low+ -……………………………....... Raven, Common Tongue
Roper -………………………..Exceptional -…………………........…. No Language Mentioned
Sahuagin -…………………....High -………………………………..... Sahuagin, Ixitxachitl
Satyr -………………………...Very -………………………………..... Saytr, Centaur, Common Tongue,~ 
~~~Sylvan Elvish
Selkie -………………………..Average to Exceptional -…................. No Language Mentioned
Shedu -……………………….Exceptional -……………………......... Shedu, Undefined Human Languages,~ ~~~Telepathic
Sirine -………………………...High to Genius -………………........... Sirine, Common Tongue
Skulk -………………………....Average -………………………......… Common Tongue, Elvish
Slithering Tracker -………….. Average -……………………….......… No Language Mentioned
Spectator -……………………Very to High -…………………............. Telepathic
Sphinx, Andro -……………… Exceptional -……………………......... Sphinx, Common Tongue
Sphinx, Crio -…………………Average -…………………………....... CrioSphinx, Speak with Animals, Sphinx
Sphinx, Gyno -………………. Genius -…………………………......... CrioSphinx, Common Tongue,~ 
~~~Speak with Animals, Sphinx
Spriggan -……………………..Average to Exceptional -….................. No Language Mentioned
Sprite -………………………...Very -………………………………....... Sprite, Common Tongue
Storoper -……………………..High -………………………………....... No Language Mentioned
Su-Monster -………………… Average -…………………………......... No Language Mentioned
Svirfneblin -………………….. Exceptional -……………………........... Svirfneblin, Drowic, Kuo-Toan,~ 
~~~Subterranean Trade Language, 
Sylph -…………………………Exceptional -…………………............... Sylph, Common Tongue
Tabaxi -………………………...Average -…………………………........ Tabaxi, Common Tongue
Tasloi -………………………… (Low to Average) -…………............… Tasloi, Common Tongue,~ 
~~~Speak with Apes & Monkeys
Thri-Kreen -…………………… High -………………………………...... No Language Mentioned
Titan -…………………………...Genius to Supra-Genius -……............ Titan, All Giant Languages,~ 
~~~Common Tongue
Trapper -………………………. Very -…………………………………... No Language Mentioned
Treant -………………………… Very -………………………………...... No Language Mentioned
Triton -…………………………. High+ -……………………………….... Triton, Elvish(Sea), Locathah
Troll -…………………………… Low -…………………………………... Troll
Troll, Giant Two-Headed -.......... Average -…………………………........ No Language Mentioned 
Troll, Marine (Salt Water) -........ (Low to Average) -…………................. No Language Mentioned
Umber Hulk -………………....... Average -……………………………..... Umber Hulk
Unicorn -……………………….. Average -………………………….....… Unicorn
Wemic -……………………….... Average -……………………………..... Wemic, Common Tongue
Wolf-Were -…………………..... High to Exceptional -…………............... No Language Mentioned
Xvart -…………………………... Average -……………………………...... Xvart, Goblin, Kobold
Yeti -…………………………….. Average -……………………………..... No Language Mentioned
Yuan Ti -………………………... Genius -……………………………….... Yaun Ti, Common Tongue,~ 
~~~Speak with Snakes & Snake-Like Creatures

Encounter - Elves of Celene and Blue Lizardmen


In southern Celene at the northern end of the Suss Forest the opening skirmish between a patrol of elves and a small band of the Zversh, blue lizardmen as they are driven from their forest-whom by an encroaching evil.

Monday, August 14, 2017

White Dwarf #202 - Cover


Fntastic cover. The artwork is crowded but epic. There is so much detail and yet it is loud and in your face. The perspective is right on top of you. GW had some amazing artist.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monster - Pig Beast


Somewhere between Elredd and Highport a ship is said to have run aground and from its holds has come some terrible melding of pig and orc. Rumored to be the inhabitants of some Eastern volcanic island they are now carving out a domain in the Flanaess. Large and strong as ogres, immune to normal steel, and more intelligent than orcs, these Pig Beasts only number is the dozens, for now, but who can tell how quickly they will breed or if more will apear along the coast of the Woolly Bay.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Monster - Armor Golem








Strange tales from the Shield Lands speak of wandering armored figures that kill anything in their path. These figures once defeated prove to bodiless suits of armor that quickly decay to a bloody rust, their weapons as well. The Enchanter-Mage in service to a local lord believes them to be autonmata or golems of some sort. Their path of destruction is from the north, 3 so far have been encountered and there is a dread that there will be more to follow.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Phantasy Conclave - What You Get







This is a hard to find Indy rpg from 1983. In the set you get a sealed pack of 3 rulebooks, yellow, green and orange/red, a Player's Pamphlet, GM's Pamphlet and 2 single sheetss of errata. Also included are ten gamescience dice.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NPC - The Friendly Halfling Collection Agency - Repo Team


The Friendly Halfling Collection Agency (City of Greyhawk Chapter) is based out of a semi-derelict mansion in the city's Old Quarter. It is hard to know if there are really any halflings involved in the business (which is thriving, thank you very much) as the real owners never seem to be about. the agency doesn't loan anything itself but works for those that are owed and lack the means to force restitution themselves from their debtors.

Most people only get to know the primary collection squad. Due to the voltile naature of their work the collection squad sees a rapid turnover in membership.

Stig with his favorite two-handed spiked mace is the squad leader,

Dobin is to the left of Stig. To the right of Stig is Horn-helm or Pug as his friends call him. Redbeard Oli is next, then Starface the victim of a massive tattoo miscommunication (his real name is Gavin)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NPC - The Green Knight of Greyhawk


The Green Knight prowls the roads from the City of Greyhawk to Verbobonc. He bears some enchantment that appears to make him immune to magic. Lightning, fire, magic missiles, webs and more seem to wash over him and his mount without effect. The knight will challenge any who appear to be of knightly character to single combat. Fights are to first blood. Anyone able to strik him first will receive a ring that confers +2 protection and +1 saves against magic. In the future the knight will come to the aid of such a character who has won the ring and still bears it. If the character who won the ring ever tries to sell it, give it away or is defeted in combat the ring will disppear.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NPC - Z'vnd'sh Minor Pit Lord


One of the things I love about Games Workshop and White Dwarf are the pictures of the incredible models. I could never paint anything like these though I love painting models.

This is Z'vnd'sh, a Pit Fiend and minor Pit Lord. In my game he is a fairly big boss. He holds court somewhere in a side cavern near the Vault of the Drow and works in league with a cabal of drow sorcerors.

White Dwarf #219 Cover


I've never been fond of the Biker Space Marines. The art is fine, though I like the earlier style of artwork myself from the early 100's. The bikes just make little sense to me even with a bit of science fantasy like 40K.