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Awesome art assets for #Roll20 #RPG #dnd #pathfinder #savageworlds

Check out the New Gods of Mankind Roll 20 selection and let us enhance your next game. All products created for intent and use on Roll 20. Some figures you can find on Drive Thru RPG as stock card figures. Check out the whole selection. Links are provided on each art asset.

A three part series of demonstrations on how to use these assets coming soon!

Fantasy Villagers for your next virtual tabletop game

Fantasy Villagers and Heroes

2D Isometric Buildings Great for Making Maps in Roll20

Fantasy Village Buildings

Gorgeous 2D Isometric Buildings great for making maps in Roll 20

Fantasy Town and City Buildings

Great 2d Isometric Terrain and tiles to go along with the buildings

Terrain and Tiles Pack 1

Great Elder Races of Naalrinnon ready to fight for you.

Elder Races and Leviathans

Bring forth the gods and their champions

Gods and Champions Pack

Great items to collect and put into your next game

Fantasy Items and Collectibles

Excellent collection of weapons and armor available for your next roll20 game

Fantasy Weapons and Armor

Great collection of tokens ready to use for your next game

Fantasy Tokens and Markers

Get these cool symbols and markers for your next rpg tabletop game

Celebration Decoration and Status

Great Leviathans and Heroes await

Ancient Foes and Heroes

A host of artist contributed to this collection including, Joe Slucher, Eric Lofgren, Chris Malidore, Josh Finney, Jason Juta, Adam Schmidt, Jeremy McHugh, Frank Walls, and more.

Get the full collection of New Gods of Mankind books here. 

May RPG Publishing Update for New Gods of Mankind

It’s time for the RPG community to see what is coming in 2017 for New Gods of Mankind.

Lots of kick ass rpg updates here and 2017 will be a busy year for Dark Skull Studios and New Gods of Mankind. Off to the races and the following  RPG PDF books releases come out this year. Original artwork created by Michael Jaecks for our first book New Gods of Mankind. This artwork will grace the cover of our first adventure Shipwrecked and Surrounded.

Three adventures will come out in June, July and August.

The first is nearly done in draft form.

Shipwrecked and Surrounded brings to life a small island deserted where players get stranded after a sea voyage as slaves. Players first fight for survival against Salamanders of House Draax. Then a more sinister threat rears its head as a captured Leviathan breaks free and wreaks havoc on the island. Leviathans need to feed on fear so it will come after the players in many ways. Can your players survive shipwrecked and surrounded?
Demonic Sylph Traders takes place in Naalgrom with a whole small clan of sylphs willfully possessed and roaming around the wilds. Known as the Dark Star Clan and rejected by all other sylphs they seek allies and new trade alliances, even with New Gods and their Anointed Heroes. See what adventures and wares they have as their caravan and flock come to your village.
The Wood Nymph Thief brings the community of Wood Nymphs to life. A Legendary Artifact created by a powerful Leviathan during the first Leviathan War now is missing from the temple of Baesop in Hrace. Scouts and bounty hunters seek out this meddlesome Wood Nymph to return the artifact. The Wood Nymph turns up in the New Gods of Mankind village. But more than the human scouts seek out this powerful artifact.

One final thing is the Leviathan Character Sheet.

This FREE character sheet is great for Game Masters to use when making bad guys. It will be in form fillable fields in PDF.
Come by and see our store on RPG Now.  Or just pick up a copy of the first book that started it all.
We will be adapting the rules for New Gods of Mankind for Savage Worlds. This will take place next year, possibly funded by a Kickstarter. Also on the horizon, a full print and PDF book, Darkness over Kathonia campaign which leads to the second Leviathan war.
Get a copy of the BASIC New Gods of Mankind rules FREE if you want to check out and learn more about this universe. 
Stop by the store and see what we have in stock for you.

Salamanders of House Draax

A Mighty House

Rich and Powerful House Draax influence the world of Naalrinnon by sea. Draax, Dragon God of the Boiling Seas cultivated her army of priests and marines into a powerful force. This House plots the total domination of the world of Naalrinnon. Their dream is to see every species, and god bow low to their might. With twisting plots and nefarious schemes, Draax and her three Merchant Queens seek to subjugate all life. New Gods of Mankind and Anointed Heroes must reckon with this power.

Salamanders of House Draax introduce this pugnacious and boisterous culture to the world of Naalrinnon. Within the pages of this book game masters and players will find.

Salamanders of House Draax Richard Leon

  • Salamanders of House Draax introduce this pugnacious and boisterous culture to the world of Naalrinnon. Within the pages of this book game masters and players will find. Details on the cultural, religious and political structure of House Draax Every Salamander Port with each district described How to create a Salamander of House Draax Player Character Add some unique villains to your next table-top role-playing game.
  • Dark Skull Studios
  • 101 pages
  • Details on the cultural, religious and political structure of House Draax
  • Every Salamander Port with each district described
  • How to create a Salamander of House Draax Player Character
  • New Anointed Powers for House Draax
  • New Anointed Skills for House Draax
  • Weapons and Equipment for House Draax
  • Ideas and Plot Hooks for New Gods of Mankind and Anointed games
  • Stats for Shimmering Fang Marines

Add some unique villains to your next table-top role-playing game.

Get the Book on Drive Thru RPG Here or RPGnow Here.

Or buy it from our website direct here!

How to Use This Book

A New Flavor to Anointed/New Gods of Mankind

Within the New Gods of Mankind universe a player will first experience the environment she creates with her fellow players. Playing in the world of Naalrinnon takes imagination and work. In character creation, players form tribes, with just a couple of thoughts or background such as Nautical in Anointed. Over time players flesh out their tribes and territories with each player creating villages, buildings and a unique culture. This microcosm is the heart and soul of the game and we encourage players to develop their own unique place in the world. It’s when you step away from the familiar and go on a quest; you should know what the world of Naalrinnon has in store for you.

Salamanders of House Draax adds a much needed cultural flavor to this world. House Draax dominates the seas of Naalrinnon and every god will run into a representative of this house at one point in their brief history. To dominate such a vast area requires an organization deep in discipline and martial prowess. Combined with the ruthless, seductive ways of Draax, Dragon God of the Boiling Seas this culture influences a lot of other ports in this world. Despite the ugly use of slaves, this naval empire with its fortified ports and fleets of ships runs the coastal waters of this world. Even their great rival, Celudynn and the Undines do their best not engage her large fleet.

This book introduces every Salamander Port of call with details about each district of the port. If you need to travel to Xila in Sssnamon to visit the Burning Moon Spice market you can do so. A price guide to purchase food, drink, goods, and services sits in its own section in the back. The food and drink menus show some of the culture as well.

House Draax is a Matriarch Theocracy built on organized trade of slaves. This theocracy believes salamander lives are superior to other life. House Draax views females to be superior to males. And Draax, Dragon Goddess of the Boiling Seas to be the prime creator of all life on Naalrinnon. It is this arrogance which leads them to believe salamanders are first, above all others. Slavery is a gift, cruel but needed to show the other races what civilization looks like.

When using this book, as a game master, made sure to understand how Draax thinks. She truly is a goddess of chaos and order combined. Creating an environment of tension within her priesthood is her main goal. Draax wants to control her minions to ensure only she holds power. Draax constantly puts in motion several plots such as assassinations, seductions, exiled embarrassments and more, to check one of her three queens. Her goal is not to win at the game but keep her minions’ ambitions ruled in until it is time to act on one of her other plans.

The Shimmering Fangs, a military order of Marines form the backbone of her naval power. Many other armies try and imitate their style. Their fighting style is one of swift attacks and retreats to counter attack. They love to ambush beach heads at night and take towns slaughtering the males and capturing females and young. Several young human nations including the navy of the human god Morgis uses these tactics. Shimmering Fangs should serve as one of several bad guys for any game in New Gods of Mankind. Use Salamander Marines like Storm Troopers in Star Wars. The Anointed Stat blocks are in the back.

Full descriptions of Powers for Bravery, Fire, Storms, Seduction, Water, and Wind stand in their own section.

We introduce the idea of Elemental spirits as part of the New Gods of Mankind World.

New Skills added like Astronomy, Navigation, Cartography, Lore (Elemental Spirits), Geometry, Minerology, several different Lore Skills, Seduction and a new Salamander unarmed fighting style.

A whole section detailing the size of each type of ship in House Draax is there for you to use in your game.

And…

If you wish to make your own Salamander Player Character, the rules are in their own section. Playing an exile in the world of Naalrinnon gives an exciting twist to playing this game. Also if you as a game master want to make powerful salamander non-playing character for you gods or heroes to face, please do so.

Gods can fight more than their rivals or a few Leviathans. The villains define what the story is about. Humanity is only 600 years old. But now more than ever Mankind needs to strive towards their place in the world of Naalrinnon.

New God's Handbook Richard Leon

  • New Gods of Mankind: New God’s Handbook 1st Edition is a core rulebook created for the player and the GM alike to get started in the world of gods. Assume the roles of ancient warriors or magicians, spirits or even demons that have gathered followers to your cause, ascending to the Celestial Gardens and to godhood. Your very being personifies major and minor aspects of the world and mortal life: War, Death, Birth, or the Sun itself is yours to become. Create miracles, command your followers, and smite your enemies at your whim.
  • Dark Skull Studios
  • 162 pages

Get the New Gods of Mankind book here. Get the Anointed Heroes Supplement here.

Anointed: Mantle of the Gods Darrell Hardy

  • Anointed: Mantle of the Gods is a Table-Top, Pen and Paper Role-Playing Game made for casual, narrative storytelling with simple, easy-to-follow rules for miniatures. You will need a standard dice set from die 4 to die 12 (the die 20, 30 and 100 is saved for high powered miracles in the New Gods of Mankind Ruleset).  This book serves as a heroes supplement to New Gods of Mankind. It can be played by itself.
  • Dark Skull Studios
  • 124 pages

Changes to Our TableTop Game Store

Game Store Changes

Hey everyone,

We made a lot of changes to our Tabletop Game Store!  We added several sections including a Dungeons and Dragons section and a market affiliate program with Amazon. Darrell Hardy kindly put up some of his books up here in the Ghost Puncher Section. Angry Ogre put some PDFs into the store for their selection of Board Games. We plan to add more products soon. Sales of our products in the store fund our website and help us to expand. If you need to buy a D&D book, or any other table-top game material consider our portal.

Richard Leon has slacked off of posting so apologies. This will become a weekly thing now. More Game content from now on!

New Gods of Mankind Salamanders of House Draax

Salamanders of House Draax is right around the corner. We plan to release it by next week. Next Monday is the goal. Edits are happening. New content added. Check out an edited excerpt below.

Naalgrom Ports

Sssnamon

Qann

Qann sits to the far east of Naalgrom, a lonely port city burning night and day. Once an outpost during the War of Elements, it grew into an elegant port city befitting its benefactor, Draax. Surrounded by inhospitable wastes and hostiles this port stands isolated and well protected. Here the main temple to Draax stands erects to the Dragon God of the Boiling Seas. Gray stone walls and cobblestone white streets stand in contrast to wooden blue shops with white dragon tiled roofs. A dark blue granite temple trimmed in gold stands at the heart of the city. The Needle of Draax, towering over 300 ft into the air guides ships into the secured harbor. Artificial sea walls stand erect around the port, with small towers at every corner. Inside the small city a healthy trade of exotic slaves and beasts takes place.

Landmarks and Noteworthy Places:

The Needle of Draax

The Needle of Draax looms over the Bay of Qann near the main harbor, isolated on a small outcropping of rocks. Once destroyed by an Undine fleet, the bronze and white marble tower stands rebuilt. It gleams during the day casting a bright yellow-orange flame with a green tinge across the surrounding coasts. A huge mirror inside the top of the lighthouse helps push the light around. The bright yellow-orange flame with its special green ting aura is unique in the whole world. This special light signals all who come near this port, this area belongs to House Draax and the goddess herself.

The Main Harbor of Qann

Large, blue grey walls towering over 50 feet protect the main Harbor of Qann. An underwater sea maze of artificial stones, wave barriers and levies hampers unwelcomed vessels. The harbor master protects the harbor with a garrison of three Shimmering Fang Companies. Shimmering Fangs companies patrol each sea tower and wall. Human, Gnome and Undine saboteurs still continue to attack this harbor.

Draax’s Main Temple

Draax’s Temple towers over the whole port city a huge sea blue granite building cut by the goddess herself. The structure itself has over four wings connecting to a central pool area and sits in the center of the town. Near the central pool is a vast throne room covered in gold and lapis lazuli for the Merchant Queen of Naalgrom. Inside the Merchant Queen’s room is an inner sanctum where the Merchant Queen can commune with the goddess herself. In front of the temple’s southern gates is a life-size statue of Draax herself, painted in detail to look like the goddess incarnate. The boiling sea pools within the center of the temple are world famous.

During the summer months thousands of members of House Draax come to Qann for a pilgrimage. Worshippers make this pilgrimage to Draax’s Temple at least once during their lifetime. Every salamander house knows the Feasts of Draax, is a wild orgy event. Many salamanders conceive during this season long festival. Hostels and Inns fill up during the summer months in the City of Qann.

Slaver’s Market

Inside near the warehouse district sits the Slaver’s Market, a selection of unique people from all over the world of Naalrinnon. This market is an internal market for members of House Draax only. A majority of the slaves are humans, but the occasional Undine, Wood Nymph and Gnome make their way into the market. Several Sylphs help to run the market and do their best to keep it a secret from the other species of Naalrinnon. The summer months is when this market does its best business, right along with the Festival of Draax.

Exotic Beasts Market

The Exotic Beasts Market is a recent addition to Qann. Originally started as a Sylph emporium, it turned into a huge market ran by Salamander Merchant Priests, Sylphs and a few humans as well. Merchants procure and sell all types of beasts including many types of Lashon and the mimic predator, Nassyx. Many salamanders from every House visit this place in this walled off district. Fresh meats from these exotic animals fetch a high price.

Oh and check out the awesome cardstock buildings we have in the store. 

Temple of the Gods Richard Leon

  • Time to worship your god. Some places require a place of worship. Give your followers a place to call home with our set. Customization flames and pillars set this set apart from other buildings. Check it out and bring your village to life
  • Dark Skull Studios

The Old Sylph On The Mountain

Artwork by Chris Malidore. Find his excellent work here.
Galt climbed the mountainside, inch by inch, tortured by heat and pain.
With his two daggers, Frostfang and Venomblade, he punched into the rock, one at a time. He tied a rope, twenty paces long to each dagger and threw it eighteen paces. Slowly he climbed the rope, a good white hemp rope made by folks down near the Crystal Lakes, hand over fist to the dagger lodged in the granite stone.
If one was to look at Galt’s progress up the mountainside, all you would see is three sacks, rope, and daggers.
Galt, blessed by his god of Shadows, was given three gifts. The first two gifts were the daggers, enchanted by his god, one made to freeze and the other to poison. His last gift gave him the ability to blend in to his surroundings. Galt looked much like the beige granite mountainside he was climbing. Even Galt’s shadow was blended in so no one would notice. He is the perfect hero for a god who loves death, dances in shadows and plays with snakes.
During the climb he thought about his god’s command: “Go find the old sylph, the one who lives in a cave near the top of Thumbstone Mountain.” Why would he go find a cranky old sylph? The old ones are unusually cunning, full of words and themselves. They smelled like musty old leather that needs to be oiled along with whatever strange weed they were smoking. And the teas, always strange, made of exotic compounds such as claw of harpy and eye of Lashon, with some mint for taste, of course. The older sylphs had desks, inks and parchment made of strange leathers and papers so they could write out whatever claptrap they knew. Gold and secrets, it was their stock and trade.

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The Future of New Gods of Mankind

Hey Gang,

Earlier this year on my old website I posted about not seeking to do another Kickstarter. I felt like the fan base was not there and I did not want to go through all that trouble for nothing.

Well I am about to go back on that.

Currently I am in talks to get the official license for Savage Worlds. Right now the Kickstarter will depend on if I get official backing.

If New Gods of Mankind becomes an official Savage Worlds product, I will do a proper Kickstarter.

What will change?

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Lysandra Fights the Salamanders

Lysandra climbed the steep hill, pounding her feet into the dirt. Determination and anger gripped her visage, a countenance of holy wrath.
She could see the summit now, a circular tower made of gray stone, cushioned on a large red hill poking out of a yellow plain of grass, a huge stack of wood beside the structure. As the sun set, the tower caught rays of the fleeing sun, turning the tower and the dead bodies strewn around its base blood red. Lighting the timber was her goal, a signal fire ready to ignite and warn allies of her god, Morgis.
Scaly watchers protecting the signal tower spotted her black helm and midnight cloak marching up the hill like an oncoming black storm. The Four guards, salamander warriors, dressed in scout leathers, guarded the strategic point from anyone who would dare light the fire. The watching enemy moved to intercept her.
Lysandra, anointed champion of Morgis came to harvest them, for they were weeds choking life in her god’s realm.

Get Anointed-Mantle of the Gods bundle pack on Drive Thru RPG here

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What New Gods of Mankind Should Know

New Gods’ View of the Elder Gods and History

(30 Years after the Frinthian Wars)

Humanity is only 600 years old.

The elemental elder species have histories going back thousands of years.

Humanity is the world’s first invasive species coming to Naalrinnon several thousand years ago.

Humanity on Naalrinnon is a mixture of what humans should look like from ideas and the flesh and blood of Undines. Plthunlos recreated man over 600 years ago.

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Projects in the works for New Gods of Mankind

Hey everybody,

I just want to pop in and share what I am working on for New Gods of Mankind. Rebuilding this website took a lot of time. Still some bugs running around. But I am heading in the right direction. I think all creatives face this struggle in making your own website and content. Money does not grow on trees and I am very, very lucky I am somewhat tech savvy and I can build a #WordPress site. So here is what I have in store for you folks.

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Draax, Dragon God of the Boiling Seas

“We want to bring an order to this world. Something we have lacked. This order would be ruled by us. We will bring our values and our way of life to every place, every corner of this planet. Dragon values and Salamander ways. Our heaven, right here on Naalrinnon. The fittest will survive of each and every species. There will be no weak link.”

Dragon Gods Rising Chapter 1

Of all the dragon gods, Draax stands out as the most feared and cunning. Her ruthless desires and whimsical ambitions shake the world of Naalrinnon. No other goddess or god commands so much respect as her. Or as much contempt, hatred and envy.

As the dragon with dominion over water in all its aspects, Draax has the greatest difficulty of any of the salamander pantheon attracting worshipers. Many young mortals see her domain as a distasteful, if necessary, counterpart to life-giving fire. Nevertheless, her constant battle to maintain her precarious position and attract new followers has not soured Draax on mortals; her mercurial nature means that she has come to understand and appreciate them in a fashion rivaled only by Maathenos.

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