Sunday, September 11, 2016

Whatchagonna do when they come for you?! It's d20 Cops!

Cops are a hot topic these days, although not always in a good way. Maybe some of you out there are contemplating d20 System campaigns where the heroes are cops--well, if you are, we have just the product to help you add the right flavor to the player characters!

Cop Feats Galore!

Although designed with d20 Modern in mind, the feats in Modern Basics: Good Cop, Bad Cop can easily apply to any d20 System variant you're using, be it something with Finder as part of the name or something entirely different. Happy crime-busting (or bribe-taking, depending on the nature of the campaign).

Modern Basics: Good Cop, Bad Cop is available at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG. Click on the link to your favorite site to see previews or to get your own copy.

And here's a song from Rucka-Rucka Ali that may or may not help inspire your game!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Flying Fool lands at NUELOW Games!

The creative and editorial team of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon not only brought the world Captain America, but it brought us the first romance comics, helped develop the visual language of horror comics, and put any number of foundation stones for both comic book art form and comic book industry in place.

With out latest release, NUELOW Games throws the spotlight on Simon & Kirby's fantastic talents by collecting their run on "Link Thorne: The Flying Fool" in its entirety. The pair took a series that could generously be described as lackluster, and filled it with so much life and energy that the seven episodes they wrote and drew carried the series for an additional 16 episodes after they moved onto other projects.

Cover for Link Thorne: The Flying Fool. Art by Simon & Kirby
Link Thorne: The Flying Fool is not only a must-read for fans of well-done comics, but for those who love B-movies from the 1930s and 1940s, because each installment feels more like one of those movies than it does a comic book story. In addition to the comics, the book also contains a ROLF! scenario and game stats for key Flying Fool characters--as well as for Jack Kirby and Joe Simon!

You can get Link Thorne: The Flying Fool at DriveThruComics, DriveThruRPG, and RPGNow.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Presenting 'OGL Drunkards'!

From the people who brought you The Unholy 3 and OGL Trickery, OGL Redheads, and Modern Basics: Feats of an Adult Nature comes OGL Drunkards!

Is it just me, or does that lady have huge hands?
OGL Drunkards features feats, a talent tree, and a new skill for hard-drinking d20 System characters. And that pretty much sums up everything there is to day about the product... other than to add that it's a reminder of what classy people we are here at NUELOW Games. Elevating roleplaying games in the minds of the general public is what we're all about.

You can get OGL Drunkards at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG, along with all the other great NUELOW Games product for the d20 System (with an emphasis on OGL Modern).

As a further way to celebrate and promote this new release (as well as drive home the point of what a class act we are), here's a new skill and feat to use with OGL Drunkards. (The rest of this post is released under the Open Game License, and the material may be reproduced in accordance with its terms.)

Precision Urination (Dexterity) 
When drunk, you may perform amazing feats of urination.
   Here are some sample actions and their DCs. (Drunkeness penalties apply.)
   Pee in a bottle or can: DC 4
   Put out a candle: DC 6
   Put out a torch: DC 10
   Write your name, if non-elf or non-drow: DC 12
   Write your name, if elf or drow: DC 14
   Put out a camp fire: DC 18
   Hit any specific target: DC 2 + 2/1 ft. distance, up to 10 ft, or DC 2 + 2/4 ft. distance, up to 40 ft. f the target is on a lower level than you. You must have a clear line of sight to the target.
   Special: Female characters receive a -12 modifier on precision urination skill checks (in addition to any drunkeness penalties), unless they are shapeshifters. Using a funnel or similar device provides a +6 bonus to the use of this skill. Bonuses to ranged attacks provided by feats may be added to the checks for this skill.
   Precision Urination becomes a permanent class skill for any character who has a talent from the Drunkard talent tree.

Drunken Direction Sense (with thanks to Scott Kankleborg)
You gain a +6 bonus to Navigation and Survival checks to find the most direct and safest path home when drunk. "Home" is defined as your place of residence, even a temporary one, such as a hotel room or a camp in the wilderness.
   Special: The bonus from this feat is applied after Drunkeness penalties.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

More NPC stats for your 5E game!

Andrew Pavlides is back with another NUELOW Games contribution... and Head Honcho Steve Miller lends a hand on this product featuring a collection of spellcasters and all-new spells designed to bedevil or support the PCs in your D&D Fifth Edition games!

Art by Storn Cook

Get your copy, or see previews of, Generic NPCs: An Assortment of Wizards, Warlocks and Their Followers by clicking here!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The power of the burp!

The element of surprise can mean the difference between defeat and victory in conflicts. Here are two feats for all d20 System games that will allow characters to seize that all important element of surprise by burping! (All text in this post is presented under the Open Game License and may be reproduced in accordance with its terms. Copyright 2016 Steve Miller.)

Power Burp [General, Minor Superpower]
You can issue a burp with an astonishing volume.
   Benefit: As a standard action, you can burb extremely loudly. All characters who have not previously been exposed to your special gift must roll Will saves (DC12+your Cha bonus) or suffer a -4 adjustment to their initiative, because they're so startled.
   Special: You gain a +2 adjustment to your initiative when doing a Power Burp. Subsequent actions that round are taken on your regular initiative.

Toxic Burp [General, Minor Superpower]
You can weaken a grappled foe with a foul-smelling burb.
   Prerequisite: Power Burp
   Benefit: After making a successful grapple attack, as a free action, you may burp into your foe's face, delivering a particularly vile blast of air that smells like it wafted up from the depths of Hell itself. The target must roll a Fortitude save (DC13) or lose all actions for the rest of the round. The target is sickened for 1d3 subsequent rounds.

The material is this post is a perfect compliment to the rules for drinking and getting drunk that we presented here. (Scroll past the video.)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Love Witch has been unleashed!

Last month, we previewed some of the game material that was slated for Love Witch, a book collecting some early work by legendary comics creators Marv Wolfman and Ernie Colon (with additional art by Jack Able, Don Heck, and Mike Esposito). The book is now out, and available for purchase! (And if you liked NUELOW's Sorceress of Zoom books, you'll love Burnick the Love Witch!)

The cover for Love Witch from NUELOW Games
Love Witch features three illustrated tales of dark fantasy set in the times of legend following the destruction of Atlantis. Taking his cue from Wolfman's work, veteran game designer and NUELOW head-honcho created a new set of flexible spellcasting rules for the d20 System game. Relying on the feats and talents mechanics, and completely divorced from specific classes, this system captures magic use as shown in comics, movies, and fiction more effectively than the standard rules. While it is presented as being the spellcasting methods of Atlantis, it can be used in any setting or time-frame in which your campaign is set.

Click here to see previews of Love Witch at RPGNow, or to get your own copy. The book is also available at DriveThruComics and DriveThruRPG.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Mad about Marvel's treatment of Captain America?

The latest bit of brilliance (?) from the House of Ideas has been to turn Captain American into a supervillain--a deep cover Hydra agent who never was the hero he pretended to be. A good number of people are upset at this, given that the character (and his alter ego Steve Rogers) have been a symbol of the American ideal from the beginning.

Instead of being upset, we here at NUELOW Games recommend that fans instead pick a point where the "real" Captain American stories ended and simply ignore whatever dreck Marvel prints. (For me, it's the end of the story arc where Steve Rogers returned to the role of Captain America after his stint as US Agent.). Then, to fill the empty space for reading material, you can turn to other patriotic superheroes. Here's a selection you can start with--all from NUELOW Games and all guaranteed to never be subjected to the sort of character assassination that Marvel appears to have visited upon Captain America.

These star-spangled heroes gave their lives for their country and were given the opportunity to keep fighting by the powerful entity known as Father Patriot. Every single one of their appearances from the Golden Age of Comics (along with the never-before-revealed origin of Yankee Girl) are contained in Complete Golden Age Oddballs: Major Victory & Yankee Girl.

Available at DriveThruComics, DriveThruRPG, and RPGNow

A working class daughter of immigrants, who devoted herself to fighting America's enemies on the home front while becoming a symbol of America, Patricia Patrios is as American and as heroic as they come. The Pat Patriot collection from NUELOW Games features four of her greatest adventures.
Available at DriveThru Comics, DriveThruRPG, & RPGNow

The Bronze Terror is secretly the successful attorney Jeff Dixon. A Native American, Jeff fights to defend the rights and reputations of Native Americans both in and out of the courtroom... and when the law comes up short, he dons a mask and continues the fight outside court as the Bronze Terror. Real American No. 1 collects the best stories featuring the Bronze Terror.

Available at DriveThruComics, DriveThruRPG, and RPGNow
Each of these books not only bring you adventures by great patriotic superheroes, but they contain rules and scenarios that can get you started on creating your own adventures featuring them--as you play ROLF!: The Rollplaying Game with your friends! Stop stewing over Marvel and start reading and creating something new and better!