8-Bit Adventures: Perseus Jr.

Perseus Jr. Gear

Welcome back to 8-Bit WedNESday. In two short weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. The Fattest Goblin has been slaving away in his art studio, getting ready to give you your next 8-Bit treat, a little winged messenger showed up at my (digital) door to tell me about it!

In the summer of 1987, I was nine years old. My best friend had a new game, Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In this game, you played as a little, cherub-looking dude, who was supposed to be Icarus from the Greek tales of Daedalus. In this game, our hero, Pit, had to fight off Medusa and her monstrous minions. The game was very much built around Greek mythology. It was a lot of fun, and my friend and I spent hours playing it. He was pretty miffed when I beat the game before him (take THAT Jeremy!).

A few months ago, I started work on one of our upcoming books: 8-Bit Adventures: Perseus Jr. Gear. In case you didn’t know it, Perseus is the famed Greek son of Zues and Danae, and the man who was sent on a quest to kill a gorgon, Medusa, and bring back her head. With that bit of trivia out of the way, Perseus Jr. Gear is going to be similar to our Vampire Slayer Gear book, in that it’s an equipment guide. There are TONS of monsters in the original videogame. Like, waaaaay more than I remembered from 30 years ago. For better or worse, most of those monsters already have something like them in the Pathefinder Roleplaying Game. Since those monsters already existed, I didn’t see any need to convert them, just point out where they are. And you don’t need me to write little adventure tid-bits set in Greece, do you? NO! There are already adventures like that out there. Look them up; I’m sure they’re better written than what I could do. So, we’re left with items. And really, that’s the fun part that GMs and player alike can use, right?

Let me break off a preview for you:

Daedalus Wings
Price 11,520 gp; Slot shoulders; Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th; Weight 2 lbs.
When worn, this pair of white feathered wings gives the impression of growing out of the wearer’s back. As a full round action, the wearer of these wings can jump incredibly high and far, doubling the Acrobatics check made to perform the jump. No matter the distance jumped, the wearer lands safely as the  feather fall spell. The wings can be used for 10 minutes per day. The duration need not be consecutive, but must be spent in 1-minute increments. If the wearer of the Daedalus wings takes damage from any source of fire, the wings’ magic stops functioning until the end of the wearer’s next turn.
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Cost 5,760 gp
Craft Wondrous Item, feather fall, jump, creator must have 5 ranks in the Acrobatics skill

 

Help Your Fellow Gamer

Recently, I started painting minis. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t want to paint minis, but I got a few that were unpainted. I’ve found some good online tutorials, but I don’t have a nearby game shop to learn from another person. If you’ve got any tips or tricks, let me and everyone else know in the comments!

 

I Need Something Cool, Now!

You want something cool? I was just telling you about Perseus Jr., wasn't I? Well guess what? It's out now! 8-Bit Adventures: Perseaus Jr. Gear can be found HERE! I put out the link on social media a couple days ago, when it was released. I watchthose numbers, and I know that only about 1% of the people that see those posts actually buy the book. Perseaus Jr. is doing better than that, which is great. If you've already bought it, thank you. You're awesome. If you haven't, well, what are you waiting for? Follow that link, the book is small, and fairly priced. 

 

That’s it for this week, I hope to see you again soon!

Your pixilated GM,

8-Bit Ben



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