Shadow & Blade: A Guide to Assassins in Tunnels & Trolls is out now, so I wanted to share a little excerpt from the book - namely the new character type Assassin of The Fist. You can pay what you want and download the book from DriveThruRPG.
Assassin of The Fist
Descendants of the great Kawanaka, assassins of The Fist are experts in martial arts and remaining unseen. They haunt the night, slipping through windows and wrapping a garotting wire around their target, or dispatching of them with a blow dart tipped with venom.
Prerequisites: 14+ DEX, 12+ STR
Prime Attributes: DEX/SPD/INT/STR
Poison Making (INT)
Knowledge of the Streets (INT)
Calm under pressure (INT)
Blend in with the Crowd (INT)
Dead aim (DEX)
Slow heart rate (CON)
Bagh nakh (tiger claws)
Blowpipe and darts
Grapple hook and rope
Soft leather armour
The assassin of The Fist is an adept martial artist. When in hand-to-hand combat without a weapon, the assassin rolls 3 dice to attack. However, they may not use any weapon aside from unusual weapons with 2 dice or under, any dagger or ranged weapons with 2 dice or under.
The Fist assassin is excellent at stealth, meaning she always rolls a level under the saving roll she is required to make for her Stealth talent. So a level 3 saving roll becomes a level 2 saving roll.
Assassins cannot afford to be weighed down by armour, so can only wear full suits of quilted silk/cotton and soft leather armour. They may also not wear helms, as they can constrict vision and they may only wear a leather jerkin on the torso. They may not use shields. They may, however, wear any leg or torso armour.
When an assassin is in the dark they are considered to be invisible, reducing enemy combat totals against the assassin by 50%.
Friday, 2 January 2015
Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for sticking with my little blog into 2015. As a celebration, I have release Shadow & Blade: A Guide to Assassins in Tunnels & Trolls as a pay what you want title.
They are some of the most feared people in the world - expert killers, proficient with poisons, blades, stealth and even magic. Assassin orders have embedded themselves into cities across Trollworld, from the 'Kingkillers' of Crown and Thorn to the Robin Hood-like Fist. You will never see them coming and then it will be too late.
Shadow & Blade is a guide for Tunnels & Trolls 7th edition, but can be converted easily to 5th and the upcoming Deluxe edition of the game. Inside, you will find the following:
- 3 Assassin Orders, each with their own styles and back stories: The Fist, Crown and Thorn, and The Order of Crows
- Tips on how to fit Assassin Orders into your game
- 4 new Assassin character types: The Classical Assassin, The Assassin of The Fist, The Toxic Assassin and The Mage Assassin
- A short solo adventure called The Assassin's Test, allowing you to put your new assassin through the ringer
Download Shadow & Blade now.