#DnD – The Nauga

The nauga are a rotund, waddling creatures about the size of a bear, with pointed ears, wide saucer-eyes and pointed, twitching, cat-like ears atop their heads. Their tongue constantly lolls out of their terrible jaws, tasting the air like a snake, hunting for berries, fruit, mushrooms and carrion. Dark brown in colour, and with a bald, leathery hide, the nauga is found in temperate, deciduous forests, sheltered by mountains where the high humidity helps keep their hides flexible and hydrated. In winter they hibernate, but it is not the deepest of sleeps and if roused they can be frenziedly hungry.

This foolish looking creature is almost extinct, having been hunted relentlessly for its hide, which serves especially well for making armour and waterskins.

Naugahyde Armour
Uncommon, Mundane item
Leather or hide armour made with naugahyde has +1 AC and confers resistance to cold and water effect magic. It is not considered a magical item and does not need to be attuned.

Nauga

Large monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class: 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 66 (7d10 + 28)
Speed 40 ft.
STR 18 (+4) DEX 12 (+1) CON 18 (+4) INT 4 (-3) WIS 12 (+1) CHA 7 (-2)
Skills: Perception +3
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages: Understand Common
Challenge: 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits
Keen Sight and Smell: The nauga has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight or smell.
Resistances: Cold (and wet, damage from the impact of water spells or effects is halved).

Actions
Multiattack: The nauga makes two attacks: one with its jaws and one with its constricting arms.
Jaws: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 4) piercing damage.
Arms: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage. The target is grappled (escape dc 14) Until this grapple ends, the creature is restrained, and the nauga can’t constrict another target.

#RPG – Giallo: The Memorial RELEASED!

A Giallo-themed horror RPG adventure context/scenario that can be used with any system, but which is presented with statistics for Actual F*cking Monsters. This scenario takes place in a run-down hospital where nothing is quite what it seems.

System agnostic, but with statistics for Actual Fucking Monsters.

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#RPG – Not Dead Yet

Hey friends (and hate followers),

Not going to lie, been a bit of a rough go of things lately and as a result I haven’t been able to put the work into things – including my Youtube channel – that I would have liked to. Hopefully I can start to get back on the horse soon.

I’m still doing things, but prioritising Tabletopless and tinkering with shorter things or projects other people have written, such as the new Giallo release (and more to come).

It’s not so much COVID and lockdown, but issues with my disability assistance, getting used to the later nights for Tabletopless and trying allow myself some time off to relax and do some things just for me. Reading, painting, writing, without it all having to earn money or be for public consumption.

I hope you’ll all bear with me and continue to support Postmortem Studios. If you’ve been with me for a while you know that these depressive and low-energy episodes can drag on a while, but I do come out of them.

Talk soon,

G

#RPG #DND – In Memorium, Larry Flynt

A tireless free speech fighter, Flynt was a divisive figure but also very important. In a time that is ever more censorious and prudish, his death feels like a big loss – even though printed pornography has possibly never been less relevant.

His death really seems symbolic of the death of freedom that we all once shared and celebrated.

In memorium, here is Lorin Flint, adventurer, bawd, businessman and talent scout.

Special Notes:

Lorin Flint rarely goes adventuring any longer, rather he scouts for ‘talent’ for his best-selling series of erotic illusions, scrolls and live-scried sex-dungeons. He has the aesthetic taste of a colourblind magpie and is completely devoted to freedom (and hence, chaos).

  • Lorin’s wheelchair is gold (orichalcum) plated and provides a +3 bonus to any rolls made that involve the wheelchair, whether for him or his assistants. These include trying to haul himself up stairs (Athletics DC 20) down stairs without falling (Athletics DC 15) or maintaining control while rolling downhill (Athletics DC 15). Lorin has to use the wheelchair because of a terrible injury recieved in a battle with a foul orc, when he was in his mid thirties. A band of hags he had wronged exploited the opportunity to curse him and make the wound permanent.
  • Lorin’s wheelchair is an actual wheelchair, not something silly like a hovering one that provides all kinds of absurd magical bonuses to the point where normal adventurers would use them instead of walking. Lorin treats stairs as impassible terrain, and anything other than a smooth, flat surface as difficult terrain – including cobblestones. With the help of an assistant he can tackle this terrain more easily, treating it as one level of difficulty lower.
  • Lorin’s wheelchair can be used to store equipment, adding 50% to the amount of weight he can carry without suffering encumberance levels.
  • Lorin’s handaxes are +2, magical, and completely coated in orichalcum, a magical form of gold that will not tarnish or chip.
  • Lorin’s chain mail is +2 and made of the same, gaudy orichalcum.
  • Lorin wears a preserved middle finger on a leather thong around his neck, this is the legendary Digitus Impudicus. Lorin, and any person or item on his person, cannot be silenced by any means while he wears the Digitus Impudicus. It would, possibly, be better used in the possession of a magic user, but he refuses to give it up.

Zelart Scholarship Seeks More Entries! Win $500!

The Zelart Scholarship fully funded, but we have still had very few entries. While you would think artists would be clamouring to get a $500 award, especially in times like this, social media algorithms and over-sensitive spam detection make it hard to get this in front of anyone. Sharing this post would, in that context, be greatly appreciated, putting it in front of more artist’s eyes.

Here’s the short-short version:

This is a scholarship fund, intended primarily for college and university students with an interest in genre art.

It is also open to any artists who are in reduced circumstances (long-term unemployment, homelessness, disability etc).

To enter all you need is a piece of print-quality art, to which the rights are available and which you have created.

You send that to me, explain your circumstances and if you win you get $500 and the art you submitted goes on sale as stock art within the RPG community to help support next year’s scholarship.

For more details contact grim@post-mort.com

#RPG – Postmortem Giallo – Orpheum Lofts RELEASED!

A ‘Giallo’ (Italian pulp) style scenario/context for dramatic crime/supernatural adventures. A cast of strange characters, opportunities for conflict and suggestions for what may – or may not – be a supernatural threat.

System agnostic, but presented for Actual F*cking Monsters.

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