Tuesday, May 5, 2015


May of 2015 - Nearly 8 years have passed since Tricky Owlbear sprang into being. We've had some fun and minor successes for sure. Sorry to all that we've been quiet for awhile. Bret and Scot have both been busy (Bret with moving and Scot with locating a new job) but we're still committed to bringing you quality products as time allows. After all, the best owlbear hibernates the longest, right?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Behind the Monsters: Omnibus

Tricky Owlbear has released the Behind the Monsters: Omnibus in a limited edition print format! For all the details, head on over to the Paizo thread: [Tricky Owlbear] Behind the Monsters: Omnibus (limited print edition!)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Our 5th Anniversary!

The Owlbear turns 5 today! For our anniversary, we're offering our two most expensive products ('Forgotten Foes' and 'Behind the Spells: Compendium') at 50% off over at RPGNow from today through the end of Monday (use discount links below). Also, by the end of July, we'll be taking pre-orders for 'Behind the Monsters: Omnibus!' This work collects the 10 pdf issues of that series and updates them to Pathfinder specs. The Omnibus will be produced as a limited-edition run of 100 print books, signed and numbered by Bret Boyd. As always, Tricky Owlbear would like to thank its fans for sticking with us even though we're not the most prolific company around. Good things are coming, friends; and we'd love to have you along for the ride!

'Forgotten Foes' link: http://www.rpgnow.com/shopping_cart.php?products_id=85247%7B1%7D1&discounts_id=87033&it=1
'Compendium' link: http://www.rpgnow.com/shopping_cart.php?products_id=56664%7B1%7D1&discounts_id=66785&it=1

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy GM;s Day!

March 4th is the official date of GM's Day and, to celebrate, we're offering 25% off all of our titles over at RPGNow. It's a great time to fill in any gaps in your TOP collection!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Freelancer Writers Wanted!

Are you interested in writing for the Owlbear? We'd love to see some submissions from both experienced freelancers and novice writers looking to get their foot in the door. Systems accepted include Pathfinder, Swords & Wizardry, and the upcoming DCC rpg from Goodman Games (releases in Spring 2012). Send inquiries to: bret.boyd@trickyowlbear.com

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pug's Bazaar released

Better late than never with this little press release (how could I forget to post about it everywhere except the company blog/web page?!).

Meet goblin merchant Pug and peruse the wares of this first tent in a series of Pathfinder-compatible pdfs featuring new items and spells. Each piece in the product comes with a brief story about it plus an adventure hook. Perfect for players and GMs alike, Pug's Bazaar: Tent #1 is sure to please!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sin of the Fathers released [Halloween adventure for PFRPG]

The last few generations of people residing in Shadowfield have known only one major calamity—Thibbet Vaum. This human was responsible for no less than two dozen slayings before he was captured by a group of brave men who had simply had enough. Neither adventurers, nor deputized lawmen, this band of individuals one day agreed to track down Vaum and end his bloody spree.

The group eventually caught up with Vaum at an abandoned ranger's homestead on Shadowfield's western frontier. The killer had been offering up his victims' hearts in some kind of gory sacrifice to a nameless deity of evil. Vaum was beaten into submission before being taken in for trial. The next day saw the vile human at the gallows in what turned out to be a solemn gathering of the entire community. It seemed as though no resident had gone untouched by Vaum's heinous deeds. The man used his last breath to curse the attendees and vow that he would somehow return to exact vengeance on those who had captured him.

These men thought little of the threat as the murderer swung by his neck and, indeed, they each lived out happy lives. It is their descendants, however, who might wind up paying for the...

Sin of the Fathers

This Halloween-themed introductory PDF adventure was written with new GMs in mind. Perfect for this spooky holiday, "Sin of the Fathers" also establishes a base of operations in Shadowfield for a new campaign. Major NPCs of this hamlet are presented with plot hooks to explore once the adventure is run. That is, if the PCs survive the evil their ancestors believed they stopped nine decades before!

Written by Bret Boyd, this pdf retails for $4.95 and is available at Paizo, OBS, and Your Games Now!