Mythic Mastery - Creatures of the Nile


Brand: Necromancers of the Northwest

Format: PDF

Animals of Myth and Legend!

Animals serve an important role in legends and folklore, and in few places is this more true than in the ancient lands of the Nile, home to such exotic and wondrous creatures as crocodiles, hippopotamuses, hawks, and serpents, to name a few. But while these creatures may be objects of importance in adventures set in the Nile (or other rich oases like it), they tend not to be very interesting at the game table. Animals rarely get special or unique abilities in their stat-blocks, meaning that they tend to make for rather dull or forgettable encounters, and their combat abilities are easily divorced from their in-game identity.

While this may be fine for average animals, and even their dire cousins, mythic animals demand something more. All four animals provided in this book have unique and exciting special abilities that truly make them mythic. Watch your players quake as a Nile hawk's shadow passes over them, or surprise them with Nile crocodiles that, among other powers, are completely invisible when in water. The deadly Nile serpent, with its ability to transmute itself into water, can slip through nearly any barricade to get at potential prey in the night, and the fearsome Nile hippopotamus can swallow victims whole in a single, sudden gulp, and subject any survivors to the deadly Nile sweats disease, which is all but impossible to remove, and must be endured for its (mercifully short) duration.

The Mythic Mastery series of products builds and expands on the rules for mythic characters introduced in Mythic Adventures. Each Mythic Mastery provides new content and rules for mythic games, with a focus on a single theme or area of play. While some of the content provided in Mythic Mastery products requires the use of mythic characters and a mythic adventure, others, such as those focused on exploring mythic monsters, can be used in games of every sort.