#1 With a Bullet Point: 3 Things Made From Crabmen


Rogue Genius Games

Format: PDF

#1 With a Bullet Point: 3 Things Made From Crabmen

Sometimes rules supplements read like the world-setting bible of frustrated novelists. While solid world-building is a useful skill, you don't always need four paragraphs of flavor text to tell you swords are cool, magic is power, shadows are scary, and orcs are savage. Sometimes a GM doesn't have time to slog through a page of history for every magic weapon. Sometimes all that's needed are a few cool ideas, with just enough information to use them in a game. Sometimes, all you need are bullet points.

#1 With A Bullet Point is a line of very short, cheap PDFs each of which gives the bare bones of a set of related options. It may be five spells, six feats, eight magic weapon special abilities, or any other short set of related rules we can cram into about a page. Short and simple, these PDFs are for GMs and players who know how to integrate new ideas into their campaigns without any hand-holding, and just need fresh ideas and the rules to support them. No in-character fiction setting the game world. No charts and tables. No sidebars of explanations and optional rules. Just one sentence of explanation for the High Concept of the PDF, then bullet points.

The High Concept: Two new pieces of equipment (and a new Special Material) created from bits and pieces of crabmen, for GMs who want to add a creepy element to their seaside economies (or are, perhaps, using the pdf Christina Stiles Presents: Waysides - Didjer's Crab Shack.)

When you harvest a crabman, you MIGHT be able to get the following!

  • Alchemical Gill: An alchemical gill is the preserved gill of a crabman, infused with reagents that allow it to draw air from water.
  • Pincer-Pole: A pincer-pole is a special kind of mancatcher created by mounting a preserved crabman claw on a long pole.
  • A new special material: Carapace!