Today’s warm-up drawing is inspired by a certain Twitch TV hostess, who shares my taste in “nobles daughters who are mind-controlled and become boundless fonts of rage” barbarians

Today’s warm-up drawing is inspired by a certain Twitch TV hostess, who shares my taste in “nobles daughters who are mind-controlled and become boundless fonts of rage” barbarians

Since she’s come up a few times int he past several days, Sonnorae has been on my mind. She’s my favorite addition to the Golarion canon: The last descendant the Rae clan, a Varisian family dedicated to preserving knowledge and folklore in the post-apocalyptic hellhole that was the Age of Darkness. After several generations in that harsh climate, braving dangerous Thassilonian ruins and creatures roaming the eternal night, the clan dwindled to Sonnorae: a transgender woman unable to bear children and continue her legacy and unwilling to share her family burdeon with outsiders. Instead she used forgotten rune magic to cleave off a sliver of the realm of dreams and bind it into her Harrow deck, which she could use as a pocket dimension to store all her family’s accumulated lore forever.
Sonnorae vanished mysteriously thousands of years ago, but her actions still affect modern Golarion: her experiment accidentally registered the Rae clan Harrow deck as the cosmic archetype, and over time all other Harrow decks warp to mimic her own.

Since she’s come up a few times int he past several days, Sonnorae has been on my mind. She’s my favorite addition to the Golarion canon: The last descendant the Rae clan, a Varisian family dedicated to preserving knowledge and folklore in the post-apocalyptic hellhole that was the Age of Darkness. After several generations in that harsh climate, braving dangerous Thassilonian ruins and creatures roaming the eternal night, the clan dwindled to Sonnorae: a transgender woman unable to bear children and continue her legacy and unwilling to share her family burdeon with outsiders. Instead she used forgotten rune magic to cleave off a sliver of the realm of dreams and bind it into her Harrow deck, which she could use as a pocket dimension to store all her family’s accumulated lore forever.

Sonnorae vanished mysteriously thousands of years ago, but her actions still affect modern Golarion: her experiment accidentally registered the Rae clan Harrow deck as the cosmic archetype, and over time all other Harrow decks warp to mimic her own.

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I just got my copies of our June Pathfinder products, and if you like fantasy art of badass ladies in reasonable armor, which I do, this is an excellent month. The art above is from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars (I’ve linked below to the deviantart source for each image so you can check out these artists’ other work — the first image is by Carlos Villa, and the second two are by Jon Neimeister). Check out Lady Sophronia in Pathfinder #82: Secrets of the Sphinx and Tarrin Dars in The Emerald Spire for some more formidable female fighters. :-)

Caroliss Mineran, a paladin from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Carlos Villa (http://zano.deviantart.com/art/Caroliss-Mineran-463409483).

Technic League Hireling from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Technic-League-Hireling-463067284).

Wayward Crusader from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Wayward-Crusader-463066852).

How about a not-witch mage female? How about transwoman characters?

We have plenty of non-witch spellcasting women. That comment strikes me as super-weird, tbh, because the witch class was designed long after we started doing adventures with the core classes, and had a ton of spellcasting characters (both male and female) before the witch was a thing (and have had a ton of non-witch spellcasters, both male and female, since). Of the 11 core classes, the iconics (representative examples) for 6 of them are female. And of the 6 spellcasting core classes (counting paladins and bards as spellcasters), 4 of the iconics (cleric, druid, paladin and sorcerer) are female. So, not really sure where the idea that our only female spellcasters are witches comes from.

Anyway, this is just three characters from one book that grabbed me, because of their armor, which spellcasters generally can’t wear.

We also have several transwomen featured in various adventures — most recently, Anevia Tirabade from Wrath of the Righteous. And featuring trans* characters isn’t something we intend to stop doing, so there should be more to come.

We have other trans characters as well. I can confirm that Sonnorae, the Varisian woman who standardized the modern Harrow deck and created the pocket dimension featured in my adventure “The Harrowing” was written as a trans woman and the “circumstance of birth” that prevented her from continuing her family line was her lack of a uterus. The city of Wati has a gender neutral crimelord. Pathfinder even has a minor god of being transgender: Arshea. And there are additional transgender characters in upcoming adventures.

Nothing to add except that I work with awesome people. <3

I didn’t know about Sonnorae! Is there anything in-print to confirm it, or are we going to just have to treat it as WOG for now?

Hmm, Crystal could tell you for certain, but I don’t think there’s an explicit confirmation in the text.

It was my very first adventure module for Paizo, and I was not out at work at the time and more timid about my past, so I was more roundabout in her description. But the intention while I was writing her was always that she was the last on the Rae family line and sterile by virtue of the alchemy and magic she used in her transition. Elixirs of Sex Shifting are a fairly new creation, after all.

If she ever comes up again (I only got to touch on her briefly in the Occult Mysteries book), or Paizo ever gets around to “Queer Identities of the Inner Sea,” I’ll make more of a point of bringing up her past.

Cat studies!
Cats are freaky. No tendons. No ligaments. I don&#8217;t even think half of these are bones. They&#8217;re just random organs and pointy bits tossed into a hairy sack!

Cat studies!

Cats are freaky. No tendons. No ligaments. I don’t even think half of these are bones. They’re just random organs and pointy bits tossed into a hairy sack!

jessicalprice:

feministnerdgirl:

jessicalprice:

I just got my copies of our June Pathfinder products, and if you like fantasy art of badass ladies in reasonable armor, which I do, this is an excellent month. The art above is from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars (I’ve linked below to the deviantart source for each image so you can check out these artists’ other work — the first image is by Carlos Villa, and the second two are by Jon Neimeister). Check out Lady Sophronia in Pathfinder #82: Secrets of the Sphinx and Tarrin Dars in The Emerald Spire for some more formidable female fighters. :-)

Caroliss Mineran, a paladin from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Carlos Villa (http://zano.deviantart.com/art/Caroliss-Mineran-463409483).

Technic League Hireling from Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Technic-League-Hireling-463067284).

Wayward Crusader from Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars. Art by Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.deviantart.com/art/Wayward-Crusader-463066852).

How about a not-witch mage female? How about transwoman characters?

We have plenty of non-witch spellcasting women. That comment strikes me as super-weird, tbh, because the witch class was designed long after we started doing adventures with the core classes, and had a ton of spellcasting characters (both male and female) before the witch was a thing (and have had a ton of non-witch spellcasters, both male and female, since). Of the 11 core classes, the iconics (representative examples) for 6 of them are female. And of the 6 spellcasting core classes (counting paladins and bards as spellcasters), 4 of the iconics (cleric, druid, paladin and sorcerer) are female. So, not really sure where the idea that our only female spellcasters are witches comes from.

Anyway, this is just three characters from one book that grabbed me, because of their armor, which spellcasters generally can’t wear.

We also have several transwomen featured in various adventures — most recently, Anevia Tirabade from Wrath of the Righteous. And featuring trans* characters isn’t something we intend to stop doing, so there should be more to come.

We have other trans characters as well. I can confirm that Sonnorae, the Varisian woman who standardized the modern Harrow deck and created the pocket dimension featured in my adventure “The Harrowing” was written as a trans woman and the “circumstance of birth” that prevented her from continuing her family line was her lack of a uterus. The city of Wati has a gender neutral crimelord. Pathfinder even has a minor god of being transgender: Arshea. And there are additional transgender characters in upcoming adventures.

Quickie halfling monk warmup

Quickie halfling monk warmup

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ALSO AWESOME!
You all may choose which version of these guys you want to paste over dwarves with. :)


*cough* I think you mean elves *cough*
But seriously I’ve got too many options already in my home games, you asked though and I thought it would be an interesting challenge.
Also speaking of dwarves, any chance you can let us know if we are getting a new dwarven Iconic for ACG?

Yes!
Just not a statistically significant one.
:D

Oh yeah. Nothing major about the new dwarf iconic. Just the usual, boring, beardy, fat dwarf. Absolutely nothing of interest&#8230;

wesschneider:

carthagian-chronicle:

wesschneider:

ALSO AWESOME!

You all may choose which version of these guys you want to paste over dwarves with. :)

*cough* I think you mean elves *cough*

But seriously I’ve got too many options already in my home games, you asked though and I thought it would be an interesting challenge.

Also speaking of dwarves, any chance you can let us know if we are getting a new dwarven Iconic for ACG?

Yes!

Just not a statistically significant one.

:D

Oh yeah. Nothing major about the new dwarf iconic. Just the usual, boring, beardy, fat dwarf. Absolutely nothing of interest…

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amazonchique:

Some jerk put the idea of “JerboaFolk” in my head tonight, so I had to take some time and put that onto pixels.
But I REFUSE to stat them up!

HA! That’s beyond awesome! Nicely—and swiftly—done! :D
Hey tace-provise, you had a hand in this. Seems like you’ve got another race to stat up. :)
For those of you who who missed the start of this, check out this post from earlier.
Again, AMAZING WORK amazonchique! :)

I am going to go write, then work, then have Thai food, then work some more, then watch
rifftrax
Sharknado. When I get back, though, I expect to see stats for these jerboafolk. We got a deal Tumblr?

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Jabru racial traits
* +2 Constitution, +2 Dexterity, -2 Strength: Jabru are hardy and nimble but their small frames limit their strength.
* Small: Jabru are small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty to their Combat Maneuver Bonus and Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
* Slow speed: Jabru have a base speed of 20 feet.
* Desert runner: Jabru receive a +4 racial bonus on Constitution checks and Fortitude saves to avoid fatigue and exhaustion, as well as any other ill effects from running, forced marches, starvation, thirst, and hot or cold environments.
* Camouflage: Jabru gain a +4 racial bonus on Stealth checks while within desert terrain.
* Excellent Hearing: Jabru gain a +4 racial bonus to Perception checks based on hearing.
* Jumper: Jabru are always considered to have a running start when making Acrobatics checks to jump.
* Sprinter: Jabru gain a +10 foot racial bonus to their speed when using the charge, run, or withdraw actions.
* Low-light vision: Jabru can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light.

And there you go, folks. The Jabru have stats. Good work, muad-dweeb

muad-dweeb:

wesschneider:

wesschneider:

amazonchique:

Some jerk put the idea of “JerboaFolk” in my head tonight, so I had to take some time and put that onto pixels.

But I REFUSE to stat them up!

HA! That’s beyond awesome! Nicely—and swiftly—done! :D

Hey tace-provise, you had a hand in this. Seems like you’ve got another race to stat up. :)

For those of you who who missed the start of this, check out this post from earlier.

Again, AMAZING WORK amazonchique! :)

I am going to go write, then work, then have Thai food, then work some more, then watch
rifftrax
Sharknado. When I get back, though, I expect to see stats for these jerboafolk. We got a deal Tumblr?

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Jabru racial traits

* +2 Constitution, +2 Dexterity, -2 Strength: Jabru are hardy and nimble but their small frames limit their strength.

* Small: Jabru are small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty to their Combat Maneuver Bonus and Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.

* Slow speed: Jabru have a base speed of 20 feet.

* Desert runner: Jabru receive a +4 racial bonus on Constitution checks and Fortitude saves to avoid fatigue and exhaustion, as well as any other ill effects from running, forced marches, starvation, thirst, and hot or cold environments.

* Camouflage: Jabru gain a +4 racial bonus on Stealth checks while within desert terrain.

* Excellent Hearing: Jabru gain a +4 racial bonus to Perception checks based on hearing.

* Jumper: Jabru are always considered to have a running start when making Acrobatics checks to jump.

* Sprinter: Jabru gain a +10 foot racial bonus to their speed when using the charge, run, or withdraw actions.

* Low-light vision: Jabru can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light.

And there you go, folks. The Jabru have stats. Good work, muad-dweeb

Some jerk put the idea of &#8220;JerboaFolk&#8221; in my head tonight, so I had to take some time and put that onto pixels.
But I REFUSE to stat them up!

Some jerk put the idea of “JerboaFolk” in my head tonight, so I had to take some time and put that onto pixels.

But I REFUSE to stat them up!

Playing around with new brushes given to me by Lilith DarkMoon and actually doing a #SketchDaily for once.
Tank Girl is my patronus.

Playing around with new brushes given to me by Lilith DarkMoon and actually doing a #SketchDaily for once.

Tank Girl is my patronus.