November 22, 2017

Revenge Turkey

Comments from the Finger: Happy thanksgiving, all!

Revenge Turkey

After centuries of slaughter and oppression, one turkey is out for blood. Brandishing a heavy machine gun, twin katanas, and a bad attitude, the revenge turkey is ready to cut a swathe through anyone that stands in its way.
     Fowl Vengeance. Intelligent animals of any sort are rare enough, but revenge turkeys are a special breed. Having lost friends, family, and loved ones to the feasts of humanoids, revenge turkeys are driven to seek vengeance, racking up the highest body count possible in the process. Often, they are liberators, seeking to free their avian brethren from the bonds of humanoid slavers, but other times, they’re just out to send a message.

Small beast, unaligned
Armor Class 11 (natural armor)
Hit Points 26 (4d6 + 12)
Speed 20 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR 6 (-2) DEX 13 (+1) CON 16 (+3)
INT 3 (-4) WIS 12 (+1) CHA 6 (-2)

Skills Perception +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 0 (10 XP)

Kick. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 (1d4 - 2) slashing damage.

Revenge Turkey
Small beast, chaotic evil
Armor Class 15 (body armor)
Hit Points 65 (10d6 + 30)
Speed 20 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR 6 (-2) DEX 16 (+3) CON 17 (+3)
INT 12 (+1) WIS 12 (+1) CHA 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Survival +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 3 (10 XP)

Vengeful Rampage. The revenge turkey has advantage on any attack roll it makes against a creature that has damaged it within the last minute.

Multiattack. The turkey makes two attacks with its katana or its gatling gun.
Gatling Gun. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 60/180 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d8) piercing damage.
Katana. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage.

November 21, 2017

Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday is here, which means it's time to let your dollars fly out of your wallet on inexplicable deals in preparation for the holiday season. So, in the spirit of things, we're running a 30% store-wide sale on everything on the Mage Hand Press store!

Click HERE to go to the store!

And use the coupon code BLACKMAGIC! (Which continues until November 29th)

Also, we've added the MFoV Expansion Pack, a book packed with archetypes and options for the warmage, witch, warden, alchemist, and the rest of our original base classes, to the store!

Download the Expansion Pack here!

November 20, 2017

Dread Domain

Divine Domain
Comments from the Knuckle: "Something wicked this way comes!"

Dread Domain

Dread dwells deep within the heart of every man, a gloom that darkens the visage of the brave, and reduces cowards to outright terror. Dread is mankind's oldest and strongest emotion, and so it empowers sinister, antediluvian gods which thrive in the darkness. Clerics of Dread can seize the lingering anxiety within one's soul and drive it to terror, showing others their deepest fears and simply letting their psyche do its work.
     Gods of the Dread Domain are Erebus, the Shadow Interminable, Somber, the Mourning God, and the Shroud, God of Death and Secrets.

November 17, 2017

Master Thrower (Redux)

Ranger Archetype
Comments from the Finger: We're going to start revisiting more of our old classes, and I knew just the one to start with! It's always been hard nailing the exact mechanics of thrown weapons, but I think we've gotten it just right this time.

Master Thrower

Master throwers, as is often joked, rely on a fighting style that clearly involves disarming themselves. In truth, someone who can bury a dagger or a handaxe in your skull from across the room is never a force to be underestimated. True master throwers depend on quick reflexes, good planning, and, of course, deadly aim to survive in a world that values brute force over clever tactics.

November 15, 2017

'Sup, Lich?

It occurred to me recently that we've never talked about the Nails's tumblr; something I intend to correct right away.

Do you ever wish we published more monsters, like stats for the mighty King Kong, the bouncy, but deadly gelatinous sphere, the time elemental, or devil lawyers? The Nails has lovingly crafted those monsters and much more, every Sunday on their tumblr!

Visit 'Sup Lich?

Drop by, download some statblocks, and follow nailsofvecna on tumblr!

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Reminder: we're doing a public Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) on our reddit this Sunday, November 19th, from 1 PM to 5 PM CST. Drop by and ask us some stuff.

November 13, 2017

Steel Magic

Witch Craft
Comments from the Knuckle: "For better or worse, gishes are just my favorite, and when we released the Witch, I noticed it had a distinct lack of gishing options. . . just my luck that I didn't notice that fact before we wrapped on the Complete Witch. 😛"

Steel Magic

Secret covens throughout the Material Plane practice their magicks by weaving spells into their blades. Maniacally cackling and whirling their way across the battlefield, these witches weave their curses into a bloody tapestry whenever they bring their steel to bear.