Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Learning Curve: Apprentice-Level PCs (PFRPG)

Tricky Owlbear is pleased to release its next Pathfinder Roleplaying Game supplement: Learning Curve: Apprentice-Level PCs.

It seems like forever that you wanted to become an adventurer. You've been practicing with your hand-me-down sword and you've made darned sure that your friends have practiced their spells, prayers, and lockpicking. With everyone's parents at the winter gala, it's the perfect time to strike out as a team and right some wrongs in the city. With a little luck, you can do it. But never, ever, let dad find out and drag you home early.
Learning Curve allows players to adventure the way they should at beginner level--the hard way! With the rules in this pdf, you can now multiclass at 1st level in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or, if you choose, start your adventuring career as a half-level PC. There's also a brief discussion on how and why a GM might want to use these rules in his campaign.

Written by Marc Radle (Kobold Quarterly, Super Genius Games) and retailing for $2.95, Learning Curve is available from RPGNow, YourGamesNow, and very soon from Paizo!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

100 Strong and Growing

Forgotten Foes has definitely proven itself as Tricky Owlbear's most popular book. We've now reached 100 purchases in a short time. Thanks to everyone who's picked up a copy and let's keep this momentum going!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The first FF review!

It's a warm welcome from the first reviewer. Let's hope this is the first of many 5-star writeups for Forgotten Foes! Review here!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Forgotten Foes unleashed! Tell your friends!!!

Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc. is thrilled to release its most ambitious product to date--Forgotten Foes--for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. This 183-page, lavishly illustrated tome is sure to please every fan of the world's most famous fantasy roleplaying game, for inside are conversions for First Edition creatures like the grick, crypt thing, and azer alongside Third Edition mainstays such as the nightshades. We've also combed through the best third-party monster resources to bring newer favorites, such as the nefarious inphidians, up to date.

Forgotten Foes features over 120 monsters each with statistics, description, illustration, and a handy lore table for those knowledgeable PCs who may try to get an upper hand before an encounter. As if that isn't enough, FF also presents 38 new/converted spells and includes appendices that list the monsters by type, CR, and terrain. For ease of reference, the book also reprints the Universal Monster Rules in their entirety.

This must-have creature resource is now available in pdf from Paizo, YourGamesNow, and RPGNow/DriveThru for a special introductory price of $9.99 through Monday, Nov. 1, 2010! After 11/1/10, the price increases to $15.99. In a few weeks, you can pick up Forgotten Foes in print form from our Lulu storefront (price to be announced when the product is ready).

For this monster-themed Halloween weekend, it's the perfect time to grab a copy of Forgotten Foes, add PCs, and take your game to the next level!

Tricky Owlbear would like to thank all of the fans who've been waiting patiently for this book and to also thank the authors (Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky) and art director K. Axel Carlsson (Headless Hydra Games) for making FF the essential resource that it is.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another review for Feats!

Achievement Feats received another very nice review. I must thank Owen Stephens for pointing out the fact that was looking for more Pathfinder 3pp products to review.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Achievement Feats

Our newest pdf release is a collaboration by Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky called Achievement Feats. It brings together the handful of such feats already available from Paizo and adds original feats to come up with a grand total of 50 feats for just $2.95. If you like to track your PC's signature moves, achievement feats allow you to do so toward a tangible game goal. With the Beacon of Life achievement feat, for example, you must track the damage your channeling PC inflicts upon undead but, once a certain threshold is crossed, he can damage undead just by being near them!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sample Page

Here's a little preview of Forgotten Foes featuring the Arrowhawk.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Third Anniversary!

Today marks the completion of 3 years of Tricky Owlbear goodness. To help celebrate, we've decided to let you see the mock-up of the new Forgotten Foes cover art!

Monday, June 21, 2010

11th Hour Review

Someone has blessed this inventive adventure with another 5-star review. Check it out!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Compendium Sale

A great many people have Behind the Spells: Compendium either in their wish lists or shopping carts over at RPGNow. We'd like to help them move the product from the 'want to buy' to 'bought' list. To that end, we're offering a 50% discount on the Compendium until 5/19 with this link!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gargoyle Review

One of OBS' staff reviewers graciously gave Behind the Monsters: Gargoyle a 5-star review! Still on the fence about this pdf or the series? Perhaps the review will sway you...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Free U.S. shipping for Compendium is offering free shipping (or at least a $3.99 discount if outside the US) for orders placed now through May 1, 2010. Just enter the promo code FREEMAIL305 when checking out to have the discount applied. Sounds like a good time to grab that copy of Behind the Spells: Compendium now doesn't it?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Goes Up! (cover art)

Here's the art-only version (no logos, etc.) for the cover of our upcoming Swords & Wizardry adventure What Goes Up! It's by Jan Pospisil who is very easy to work with and did the amazingly cool interior pics for A Matter of Faith. (Yes, those are hang-gliding gnolls)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pathfinder Locale #2 Live

On sale now is the second in Tricky Owlbear's locale line of products for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: The Favored of Skexxiz. This is a GM-centered pdf featuring a fully detailed troglodyte lair complete with stats, map, and a new god (Skexxiz, lord of stealth and deception) perfect for your monstrous humanoids' ambitions. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Pick up this 17-pg pdf for $4.95 at Paizo, OBS, and YourGamesNow!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sale Update

Our GM's Day Sale is doing gangbusters over at Paizo. The BtS: Compendium deal is really attracting attention and I want to heartily thank Paizo for putting it in their blog (as several people have mentioned seeing it there). It's not too late to cash in on the deal (see the thread in the post below)!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sale: Day Two!

Things are going quite well with the sale. I wanted to mention that if you're planning on making a purchase through Paizo, you might want to check out this thread first!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GM's Day Sale!

We've got all pdfs on sale (25% off) from now through Monday, March 8th. Stop on by OBS, Paizo, or YourGamesNow to grab some good deals!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Ad

Scot has taken the cool pic for our Forgotten Foes cover and turned it into an ad page for future promotions. What do you think?!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

FF Art Previews

I keep forgetting to mention that you can check out some previews of the monster art for Forgotten Foes at Axel's company blog. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Monday, February 15, 2010

MMM #1 Review

The great old school blog Grognardia has graciously reviewed the first of our OSR products--Maxolt's Magical Menagerie #1--and, while it doesn't come out unscathed, the review gives us a direction to go in to make MMM #2 that much better. Review here!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

11th Hour Review

We've received a nice brief review from Chris Mortika for our 11th Hour adventure. This was written by me for Ronin Arts back in the day (maybe '06?) so it still has Ronin Arts' logo and whatnot but Phil graciously allowed me to port this (and my other RA work) to Tricky Owlbear when we started up.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Forgotten Foes

With word leaking out, I finally decided to start up an official thread about our monster book over on the Paizo forums. Stop on by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Forgotten Foes

I mentioned this on my own blog but it's gone unheralded here (honestly, I'm not certain how many folks drop by here)--Tricky Owlbear is producing a monster book for Pathfinder called Forgotten Foes. Two writers came to me late last year with the proposed project of writing up many of the monsters that did not make the cut for Paizo's own Bestiary. It sounded like a great idea to me so I gave it the green light. So far, we're over halfway to 100+ monsters. At the start, we were not going to have any artwork for the project. We're but a tiny company and illustrating over 100 monsters would likely cost more than we have in the coffers. And then, just last month, something magical occurred...

Axel Carlsson of Headless Hydra Games (and former freelancer for us--see BtM: Barghest) came to me after hearing the project would be without art. He wanted his company to be involved with this book and offered to pay for pretty much all of the artwork and to act as art director. For a percentage of royalties and his company's logo on the cover, how could I refuse? The artists that are lined up for this will make this great book all the better. Axel has started to tease the art side of things on his company's blog here:

In fact, why not give you a peek at one of the illustrations? Here's the grimlock...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BtM: Vegepygmy released!

Tricky Owlbear is pleased to announce the ninth release in the Behind the Monsters line--Vegepygmy! The series is narrated by Jadrin Nelv, a monk of the Order of the Sacred Branch, who schools novices in the ways of the multiverse's creatures and we, the readers, get to listen in. Whether you're a player or a GM, you'll find something of use within these pages. BtM: Vegepygmy includes two "character advantages," one new minor artifact (the Mold Bomb), and one new monster variant (the Vegegyant)! Written by Mike Ferguson (BtM: Xorn, numerous Goodman Games products), this 6-page pdf is available at OBS, YourGamesNow, and Paizo and retails for $2.00.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gamers Helping Haiti

In case you haven't yet heard, OBS has setup a donation project at their site. Simply donate $20 and not only does your money go direct to Doctors Without Borders but, in return, you get a LOAD of rpg pdfs! Tricky Owlbear is proud to have donated 3 pdfs to the effort (as well as Scot and I both pitching in a monetary donation of course!). Please donate to this worthy cause!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Maxolt's Magical Menagerie #1

Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is dipping its toe into the OSR. Our first pdf release is "Maxolt's Magical Menagerie #1" and features 12 magical items for $1.00. The Maxolt mentioned in the title is the product's narrator (the same wise presence who also narrates our old-school-honoring "Behind the Spells" series). Each item comes with a complete description as well as a paragraph of background information that features some kind of plot hook or other in-game tidbit. This product is currently for sale at...

We're looking forward to producing many more products for the Swords & Wizardry rules and hope you'll come along for the ride!