Wrath & Glory: Dark Tides

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:00
 Dark TidesPublisher: Ulisses Spiele

The ocean world of Charybdion seethes with discontent and a growing sense of danger. Charybdion’s planetary governor has gone missing, and his councilors struggle to select a suitable heir. Meanwhile, mysterious murders, nightmares, and other dangers threaten to cast this planet into anarchy and despair.

Dark Tides is an anthology of five linked adventures that bringyour heroes face-to-face with the dangerous villains responsible for Charybdion’s troubles. Can your heroes confront the vile forces spreading insanity and corruption? The fate of this planet is in yourcharacters’ hands—if they can survive what lurks beneath the dark tides.

From the palace of the planetary governor to the seedy underhive, from streets plagued with horrific dreams to the depths of a terror-filled Enforcer facility, these adventures test the limits of your characters’ abilities. While these adventures are linked together in an overall narrative, there is advice for each one to be run as a standalone module instead, should you prefer.

The adventures in Dark Tides are ideal for campaigns of Tiers 2-4.

Price: $14.99
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Remarkable Races Submerged: The Woggle

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:27
 The WogglePublisher: Alluria Publishing
Remarkable Races is going beneath the waves in a new series called "Remarkable Races Submerged." These new racial supplements will add an aquatic flair to our beloved Remarkable Races line, transforming many of your favorite races for use with the Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting, as well as introducing a few new ones.      The woggles (water boggles) come to the Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting! The ties between song and sea are undeniable. From jaunty sea shanties to myths of sirens luring sailors to their doom, music has been part of maritime tradition. We have taken the humble grindylow and gave it culture and artistic genius. Definitely a legend of a different color! Unfortunately, they are also born with a dreadful affliction that threatens their tightly wound genius. In their old age, without a near constant exposure to a particularly difficult lullaby, they degenerate into murderous maniacs. Ready to live life on the edge of artistic genius and madness? Want to be able to sing with the fishes? Ever want to be the next Picasso under the waves? Then perhaps the woggle PC race is meant for you!  This book expands on the material presented in the Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting, bringing you a new PC race for aquatic adventure!Price: $2.50
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Saturday Morning Shorts #6: Magic Alternatives

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:04
Saturday Morning Shorts #6: Magic AlternativesPublisher: Infinite Roleplay

Saturday Morning Shorts is a series of bite size content installments for the Saturday Morning Tabletop RPG.

Issue #6: Magic Alternatives

Want to make a character based off Veigar . . . . DONE, Natsu? Yeah, got you there too! 

located in this issue of the Saturday Morning Shorts are tons of ways to add a bit of magic to your not so magical characters. Like fueling magical effects by eating fire! Also, everything in the book can be applied to spellcasting characters to give them unique ways to interact with their spellcasting, new spells to cast and some new arcane techniques for the arcane warrior.  

2 new magical backgrounds

2 new spellbound bonds 

35 new themed feats (most of which are designed for you to build up & customize the magical powers gained from the 2 new backgrounds)

6 new arcane archer themed arcane techniques for that arcane warrior

11 new spells for the Bartleby'sschool of arcane shaping spell school (because let's face it, it needed it)

Brand new magical gear in the form of 4 magical staves & a new consumable; Caster shells (which are like spell scrolls that you fire through a gun)

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This book is fully bookmarked and hyperlinked for your convenience.


Saturday Morning Shorts are intended for use with and require the Saturday Morning Tabletop RPG core rules. 

Price: $4.95
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A Glimpse Through The Portal : Stockart Background

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:03
 Stockart BackgroundPublisher: Christian Hollnbuchner

With this installment in this product line I continue to work on a palette of original and affordable stockart for personal and commercial projects of publishers and gamers alike.

The image presented here is a simple background featuring an active portal in a barren landscape allowing a glimpse at much greener lands.

 

The Pack contains:

  • 1 PDF with a preview image (75% size) and the license agreement.
  • 1 PNG image. The image is 2550 x 1650 pixels in size at 300 dpi.


Price: $2.95
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The Sword of the Bastard Elf

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:26
The Sword of the Bastard ElfPublisher: Two-Fisted Fantasy

Kicked out of home at the cruelly young age of 60, you're left to fend for yourself in the wilds surrounding Bilgeton. You are the Bastard Elf: embark on an epic quest in search of your human father and his fabled couch upon which you might crash, or blow that off as soon as something better comes along. Can you survive in this strange and vicious fantasy realm?

The Sword of the Bastard Elf is an epic single player gamebook adventure of ludicrous size and scope. It's more than 350,000 words long with 1825 sections to jump around and more than 100 original illustrations to gaze at (in your choice of full colour or black and white line art). It also includes a beer and pretzels role playing game for a "Dungeon Bastard" and up to four players, and an introductory scenario to get you started. 

Featuring writing by the weird and enigmatic Herman Skull, illustrations by the humble and enigmatic S. Iacob and a never-before-seen illustration by fantasy art legend Tony Hough (Fighting Fantasy illustrator for Spectral Stalkers, Night Dragon, Knights of Doom and Bloodbones), there's a lot of entertainment right here! It's certainly not a gamebook you'll get to see all of in a single sitting, or probably even ten sittings, with plenty of different ways to get to your goal, or die somewhere outside being eaten by something horrible. However you go out you're guaranteed to have a good time doing it, as every page drips with a combination of black and very low-brow humour.  

A lot of love has gone into this tome. You'll notice the PDF is hyperlinked so you can click your choices to go to the page number you want, and the 170+ items are illustrated and listed in the back of the book for your item-hoarding convenience. There are multiple print versions so you can pick the experience you want: an old-school black and white soft cover book with chunky line art, or an insanely heavy hardcover book in full colour. All versions have the same berserk quests, the same brutal and weird humour and the same goldbrick of an elf to guide about a world that is thoroughly uninterested in his continued survival. 

If you spring for one of the print versions you will own one of the biggest behemoths possible to pack into your bookcase. The stunning full-colour hardcover version weighs in excess of 2kg and commands the respect and awe of anyone entering the room. The slightly more reserved but still utterly huge black and white version will still dominate the bookshelf while also being just portable enough to lug around with you when you go places. 

You can get a couple of things to help you in playing this book : a deck of item cards (regular cards or a print & play/digital reference version) or a special pre-printed card book (coming very soon) with a lot more information about the items you'll pick up and the world you're stumbling around in when you play this game.  A bit later on there'll be a Bestiary with even more info, hints and tips and useless jokes. But you don't need any of that stuff to jump in - all you need is a couple of dice and your two rock-hard fists!

Warning: This is not for little kids! While there's nothing overtly sexual or extremely horrible going on here there are some very weird characters, something called a phalloknight, lots of codpieces, an unpleasant dragon and some violent situations which could put anything younger than a teenager off gamebooks forever. Also they won't get the really good jokes.

Price: $4.99
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1st Class Dungeons: Curved T-Wall

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:48
 Curved T-WallPublisher: Fat Dragon Games

Included in this set are 4 new FDG remixes allowing for more complex room designs. The Curved T-Wall comes in 4 flavors: Vanilla, Torch, Ruins, and Dank Catacombs.

Curved T-Wall

Price: $1.99
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1st Class Dungeons: Ruined Walls and Corners

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:36
 Ruined Walls and CornersPublisher: Fat Dragon Games

Included in this set are 4 new Ruined Dungeon Walls and 2 new Ruined Dungeon Corners.

Thank you to Tom for the FDG CC program that allows these wonderful remixes.

Ruined

Price: $2.99
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August 16, 2018: The Fantasy Trip To Open To Creators In 2019 Via Limited Publishing License

Steve Jackson Games - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:21
In 2019, the world of Cidri, the official setting for Steve Jackson's The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game, expands – everyone is invited to contribute adventures (solo and game-mastered), area writeup and history, monsters, characters, treasure, and more to the game.

In celebration and support of the return of The Fantasy Trip, Steve Jackson Games will release a limited publishing agreement for the game in 2019. Under the terms of the license, writers and illustrators will be able to create original PDFs for sale on Warehouse 23, the Steve Jackson Games web store, and earn royalties for the sale of those works. PDFs offered for sale under this agreement will have the right to use the world of Cidri and the TFT game mechanics, all under an official "Compatible with The Fantasy Trip" logo.

The limited publishing license will provide fans of The Fantasy Trip with more support than Steve Jackson Games alone can manage, as well as offering creators an opportunity to showcase their talents and transform their ideas into official PDFs.

Please watch thefantasytrip.game for more information on the upcoming TFT Limited Publishing Agreement.

Warehouse 23 News: A New Way To Munchkin!

When you need a short detour from the business of killing monsters and betraying your friends, try Munchkin Side Quests! Illustrated by Ian McGinty, Munchkin Side Quests gives you the option for secret in-game goals you can complete to cash in for a reward AND, just maybe, surprise everyone with a new way to win the game! Preorder now on Warehouse 23!
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Dank Catacomb Floors & Pillars

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:12
Dank Catacomb Floors & PillarsPublisher: Fat Dragon Games

Included in this set are 17 Dragonbite floor and pillar tiles representing a particularly dank and disturbing dungeon. 12 2x2 inch variations, 4 2x2 Pillars and 1 4x4 tile. It has been a year since I first released the Catacombs floors, later rolled into the huge Catacombs 1 set. These new floors are based on user requests and tons of help from Thingiverse. Thank you to the many artists who published CC-AO and Public Domain assets for use in this set. All are noted in the ReadMe.

FloorsFloorsFloorsFloors

Pillars

Price: $7.99
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Dank Catacombs Corners, Curves, & Doors

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:31
Dank Catacombs Corners, Curves, & DoorsPublisher: Fat Dragon Games

Included in this set are 16 remixed FDG Dungeon tiles with catacombs elements based on user input. It has been a year since I first released the Catacombs floors, later rolled into the Catacombs 1 set and I am glad to be updating it. Thank you to the many artists who published CC-AO and Public Domain assets for use in this set. All are noted in the ReadMe.

Shown with models from others sets: Door Lintel (Dungeon Starter) Portcullis & Lintel (Dungeon Expansion 3) and Doors (Dungeon Expansion 9). CornersCurvesEdgelessDoors

Price: $7.99
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Dank Catacombs Walls

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:24
Dank Catacombs WallsPublisher: Fat Dragon Games

Included in this set are 16 remixed FDG Dungeon tiles with catacombs elements based on user input. It has been a year since I first released the Catacombs floors, later rolled into the Catacombs 1 set and I am glad to be updating it.

Wallswallswallswalls

Price: $7.99
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Freelancer Dynamics (Preview)

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:19
Freelancer Dynamics (Preview)Publisher: Ulisses Spiele

10 years before the Invasion of Core Earth.

The world is still okay, but first cracks appear in the fabric of reality, and horrors from other dimensions start to seep in.
The heroes who set out to fight these monsters are called FREELANCERS.
These legendary predecessors of the Storm Knights are exceptional individuals. With the sheer strength of their will they can change reality itself and stand fearless in the face of insurmountable odds, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!
And they have to be strong, because they will face dangers that the world has never seen before.


Freelancer Dynamics is a stand-alone background for Torg Eternity, set in the deadly and high-octane world of Japanese-style Tokusatsu Superheroes, with the ability to transform into powerful warriors and go head-to-head with even the most terrifying monsters. Utilize the fast-paced rules framework of Torg Eternity and kick it into high gear!


This free Preview Version provides you with 4 Freelancer character classes (Metaforms) and the first Act of the Freelancer Dynamics campaign.
The Full Version consists of 118 pages, all 11 character classes, 80 new perks/abilities, equipment, and the full first part (first 4 Acts) of the Freelancer Dynamics campaign.

Price: $0.00
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Eldritch Invertebrae

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:08
Eldritch InvertebraePublisher: DRAKAT Games

From the archives of Darkisle, the sort-of English and definitely fictitious island that was a byword for all things unnatural and eldritch....

Eldritch Invertebrae features Reverend Alfred Purefoy's accounts of five loathsome invertebrate animals. Ideal for unsettling, unnerving and just plain creeping-out player characters who are a long way from home.

Designed as a resource that will be useful in many RPGs, Eldritch Invertebrae gives full information on these fictional creatures, with suggested stats and ways to link them to the Cthulhu Mythos.

Price: $0.75
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Heroic Maps - Caerulenite Mining Facility

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:56
Heroic Maps - Caerulenite Mining FacilityPublisher: Heroic Maps

Caerulenite Mining Facility


Seemingly abandoned, the salvage team couldn't believe their luck when they stumbled across the old mining facility. A fortune in unprocessed ore, heavy machinery, and scrap metal. They couldn't even fathom why it had been abandoned so hastily. 

A printable battlemap compatible with any RPG/Wargame game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset.
Contents: A 20 x 30 map depicting a futuristic mining facility, with an air of abandonment. Rusted metal panelling, old heavy drilling machinery and dusty computer consoles.
Includes: 300dpi A4 pdf (split across several pages) (grid and no grid) 300dpi full size jpeg (grid and no grid) 72dpi 140px VTT ready jpegs   - -Price: $4.50
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Marvellous Maps 3

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:29
Marvellous Maps 3Publisher: Friends of Eldoria
16 pages of detail

“We're all pilgrims on the same journey of a thousand miles, blessed with a single map, hundreds of roads and  one fragile heart.”

 

Solink Twine

Llanish Profit

 

Four complete maps: Greenwood area map, the village of Birchley, Birkley area map, Northland and the world of Eldoria.

Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick map when faced with impromptu designing of the surrounding area?  Then the Marvellous Maps series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed cartography of a variety of areas from world, country and area are available in this reference material. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a supplement for use in the world of Eldoria.

If you are interested in Eldoria, read the core resource books, "The Encyclopedia Eldoria" and "The Reliquarium Eldoria".

Price: $1.00
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Fantastic Floorplans Bundle 1 [BUNDLE]

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:12
Fantastic Floorplans Bundle 1 [BUNDLE]Publisher: Friends of Eldoria
This special bundle product contains the following titles.


Fantastic Floorplans 1
Regular price: $1.00
Bundle price: $0.80
Format: Watermarked PDF
“Good layout is the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”   Anyla Boringthon Odressi Scribe and Temple Consultant   3 Floor Plans: Merchant Vessel, Turgor’s Laboratory, Haunted Palace and the world of Eldoria. Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick floor plan when visiting a temple, cottage or farm?  Then the Fantastic Floor Plan series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed floorplans used in FoE’s own campaigns. There is a variety of floor plans, from temples to cottages in this reference material. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a supplement for use ...

Fantastic Floorplans 2
Regular price: $1.00
Bundle price: $0.80
Format: Watermarked PDF
“Good layout is the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”   Anyla Boringthon Odressi Scribe and Temple Consultant   Four complete floorplans: Enterprise House, Underground Ruin, Lighthouse and the world map of Eldoria. Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick floorplan when faced with impromptu visit to a building?  Then the Fantastic Floorplan series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed floorplans of a variety of buildings from temples to farms. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a supplement for use in the world of Eldoria. If you are interested in Eldoria, read the c...

Fantastic Floorplans 3
Regular price: $1.00
Bundle price: $0.80
Format: Watermarked PDF
"Good layout is the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”   Anyla Boringthon Odressi Scribe and Temple Consultant   Three complete floorplan layouts: Franley Farm, Rose Cottage, Hirath Temple and  a map of the world of Eldoria. Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick floor plan when visiting a temple, cottage or farm?  Then the Fantastic Floor Plan series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed floorplans used in FoE’s own campaigns. There is a variety of floor plans, from temples to cottages in this reference material. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a suppleme...

Fantastic Floorplans 4
Regular price: $1.00
Bundle price: $0.80
Format: Watermarked PDF
"Good layout is the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”   Anyla Boringthon Odressi Scribe and Temple Consultant   Three complete floorplan layouts: Franley Farm, Rose Cottage, Hirath Temple and  a map of the world of Eldoria. Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick floor plan when visiting a temple, cottage or farm?  Then the Fantastic Floor Plan series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed floorplans used in FoE’s own campaigns. There is a variety of floor plans, from temples to cottages in this reference material. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a suppleme...

Fantastic Floorplans 5
Regular price: $1.00
Bundle price: $0.80
Format: Watermarked PDF
"Good layout is the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”   Anyla Boringthon 3 Floor plans: Underground Dragon Keep, Monastery, Northland Mansion and world map of Eldoria   floor plans:Have you ever felt pressure and frustration of finding a quick floor plan when visiting a temple, cottage or farm?  Then the Fantastic Floor Plan series is the answer to your dilemma. They can be used as a player handout or GM reference material. Hand drawn, detailed floorplans used in FoE’s own campaigns. There is a variety of floor plans, from temples to cottages in this reference material. GMs can use these maps for their own campaign, or as a supplement for use in the world of Eldoria. ...


Total value:$5.00Special bundle price:$4.00Savings of:$1.00 (20%)Price: $5.00
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PFRPG 08: The Western Empire™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG® 2nd Edition

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 08:02
 The Western Empire™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG® 2nd EditionPublisher: Palladium Books
The Western Empire™ A Sourcebook for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Second Edition

An in-depth look at the nefarious “Empire of Sin,” the Western Empire! The young, bold Emperor Itomas, the Empire’s hierarchy, key nobles, cities and provinces, habits, allies, and society. And a glimpse at the brewing political intrigue and wars.

  • An overview of the Western Empire today, plus important moments in its past and its plans for the future.
  • Western society, trouble spots, rebellion and war.
  • Key political figures, including Emperor Itomas and The Slayer of Mountains.
  • New herbs, poisons and drugs.
  • New magic items.
  • Adventures and adventure ideas.
  • Over 200 pages.
Price: $12.99
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Darkfast Dungeons Expansion Set Two: Steam & Sword

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:01
 Steam & SwordPublisher: Okumarts Games

The Darkfast Dungeons Expansion Set Two: Steam & Sword is a massive print and play Steampunk Fantasy expansion set for Darkfast Dungeons or any tabletop fantasy game. This set requires the Darkfast Dungeons Basic Rules set for play. 

This set includes: 

  • 6 new character cards for Darkfast Dungeons (12 paper miniatures)
  • 30 new opponents (35 paper miniatures) 
  • New Spell, Treasure, Trap, Gear, and Event Cards
  • 10 new game tiles
  • 9 pages of optional 3d walls
  • New Rules and Powers  for Darkfast Dungeons
  • Bonus Layers and Content
Price: $9.99
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Mad Science: Sphero-Analyzer (3D Printing)

RPGNow - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:25
 Sphero-Analyzer (3D Printing)Publisher: Fishwife Games

MAD SCIENCE: SPHERO-ANALYZER (3D Printing STL File)

So you're getting an adventure ready for a Saturday night session and you need to flesh out the lair for that mad scientist character... What you gonna fill it with?

The Sphero-Analyzer is the eighth product of a series of weird tech items that can be printed up on a 3d printer. Though the mad scientist lair is in mind, this piece can also be easily used to represent a variety of space age technology, cyberpunk era industrial equipment, stuff situated in a super hero base, an odd post apocalypse find, etc. The default size settings for the stl file are: 61x28x58mm. Feel free to adjust these settings to suit the miniatures of your preference.

Price: $2.00
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The Scorpion's Sting

Fantasy Flight Games - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:20
Published 15 August 2018 | Legend of the Five Rings LCG The Scorpion's Sting

Preview the Underhand of the Emperor Clan Pack in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

“I will be your villain, Hantei.” 
   –Bayushi

Order your own copy of Underhand of the Emperor at your local retailer or online through our website today!

In dark alleys and shadowy corners of the Emerald Empire, the Scorpion Clan lurks. There is no secret that Bayushi’s whisperers do not hear, and across Rokugan, the Scorpion influence the path of history… not with steel and battle plans, but with words that can cut deeper than any sword.

Join us today as we preview new themes found in Underhand of the Emperor, the Scorpion Clan Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

Within Underhand of the Emperor, you'll find 78 new cards (three copies each of 25 different cards and one copy each of three different cards), each designed to augment the powers of the Scorpion Clan. Like Disciples of the Void before it, Underhand of the Emperor also explores new themes for its marquee clan. From dishonoring themselves to acheive victory, to an army of Shinobi waiting for the perfect time to strike, plenty of new tricks await those who pledge themselves to the Scorpion.

In the Shadows

Officially in Rokugan, there are no Shinobi. Their existence was outlawed some time ago. However, as with everything about Rokugani society, this is more a matter of societal definitions than actual reality. The Shinobi of the Scorpion Clan wait in the darkness and give no thought to personal honor in the face of their duty.

Throughout the Imperial and Elemental Cycle, the Scorpion have added support for Shinobi to their ranks. Characters like Shosuro Sadako $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#61EB').colorbox(opts); });  (All and Nothing, 96) carry out their duty with little regard for personal honor, disappearing in the night through cards like Smoke and Mirrors $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#11770').colorbox(opts); });  (Tears of Amaterasu, 18). Now, Underhand of the Emperor introduces even more Shinobi for the Scorpion to command.

Like many of his counterparts,  Shosuro Takao $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#8722').colorbox(opts); });  (Underhand of the Emperor, 5) is drawn to dishonorable tactics: while a dishonored character is participating in a conflict, Takao is free to slip in or out of that conflict. With three military skill, Takao can easily sway the results of a conflict and provide much-needed support in what would otherwise be a losing battle. Conversely, when a conflict becomes overwhelming, Takao can live to fight another day, disappearing into the shadows, only to appear during another battle, when he holds the advantage. With zero glory, there is little to lose by dishonoring Takao through cards like Calling in Favors $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#7D57').colorbox(opts); });  (Core Set, 186), granting you powerful effects while activating his own ability.

Underhand of the Emperor also offers the perfect way to play your Shinobi to the field while triggering their abilities. From the Shadows $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#5C15').colorbox(opts); });  (Underhand of the Emperor, 23) lets you deploy a Shinobi from your hand or provinces into a conflict for free. Though you must be less honorable than your opponent to play the card, From the Shadows can provide great value. The card works perfectly well with Shosuro Sadako, giving you a four military skill, four political skill Shinobi for free, which can shift the momentum of the entire game while preserving your fate.

A Thin Line

The Shinobi are masters of manipulating the world around them, changing the face of politics by eliminating obstacles. The Alibi Artist $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#14710').colorbox(opts); });  (Underhand of the Emperor, 4) ensures the continued prosperity of the Scorpion Clan by manipulating your conflict deck. When you have six or fewer honor, you may use the Alibi Artist to look at the top two cards of your conflict deck, putting one in your hand. The Scorpion's most valuable tools come from the conflict deck, and the Alibi Artist joins the ranks of Secret Cache $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#3C76').colorbox(opts); });  (Core Set, 13) and Favored Niece $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#11196').colorbox(opts); });  (Core Set, 102) as a way to ensure you have the proper answers in your hand at just the right time. 

Still, the Alibi Artist requires you to stay at or below six honor, and this same threshold can be found on many of the cards in Underhand of the Emperor, encouraging the Scorpion to walk dangerously close to defeat. Liar's Mask $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#206E').colorbox(opts); });  (Underhand of the Emperor, 20) is a powerful attachment that can also help you manipulate status tokens on the field. Though you can only play the card when you have six or less honor, it offers a small boost to military and political skill, and more importantly, lets you remove a status token from the attached character. Ultimately, this allows you to manipulate the definition of honor in Rokugan with impunity, dishonoring your characters for events like Forged Edict $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#14FAC').colorbox(opts); });  (Core Set, 184), and then quickly erasing the penalty. Or, in the case of Shinobi who prefer the dishonorable route, wiping away their dishonor shortly before they leave the field. While floating under six honor may seem like a dangerous undertaking, the Scorpion are master manipulators.

Beware the Sting

The Scorpion play an important role in Rokugan. Forgoing honor for duty, they play the role of the villain, serving Rokugan in their own way from the shadows. Few clans are prepared for these underhanded tactics. Will you join the chorus of their whisperers?  

Discover the secrets of the Scorpion in Underhand of the Emperor, available now for pre-order from your local retailer or our website!

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