Silverthorne Games returns!


A recent thread over at got me thinking about how I started out as a writer in the mid d20 era (not as long ago as it sounds). Basically, I wrote a lot of publishers asking for advice and then I offered them a challenge. Or rather, I asked them to challenge me, with a small free writing assignment with a tight deadline.

The first publisher to take this challenge was Ian S. Johnston over at Silverthorne Games. He was developing a few monster books at the time and so asked me to create 3 unique (and interesting) monsters for him. Which I did, of course. He liked them, but didn’t currently have a project in mind for them. He gave me some valuable feedback and that was that, basically. Later that year, I submitted a spellbook to him that he also liked but didn’t have the time to publish, he did, however, tell me that one of the other publishers were sure to pick it up. It was… not bad!

He was right, of course. Adamant Entertainment picked it up and published it as the Dread Codex II: the Necromancer’s Tome.

So, thinking about my first writing experiences, made me want to see what the dudes over at Silverthorne Games were doing. Its been a while since they last published anything, but apparently that is about to change. I sure hope that they will jump aboard the Pathfinder train, especially if they have plans of making a Pathfinder version of their famous Book of Templates. I do love a good template, and the way they are written in the Pathfinder RPG, they are much more accessible. If you feel the urge, check out their site… there is a link up above.

And so, the circle is complete, as I deliver my advice to a young and aspiring writer… I do hope that he makes it!

[Eldritch Secrets] Open Playtest!

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I’ve decided to make a small selection of spells available… for free! Of course, the plan is to get people involved in the playtesting of Eldritch Secrets, but really, there are no strings attached to this free pdf. If you just want to download them for use in your home campaign… please do!

If you are interested in seeing what Headless Hydra Games is working on, please head on over to our RPGNow store. Just follow this link;

If you have any suggestions, feel free to either write them here, to me personally ( or at the Paizo messageboard;

All suggestions are welcome, in fact, I would deep appreciate them!

Chapter II now available!

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The second chapter of Wizard’s Path is now available in pdf! This pdf also contains a really cool full-page illustration by Gary Dupuis, displaying a scene from the Barrowdelve.

Wizard’s Path is written by Sean Holland

And look out for the next chapter coming out at the start of November!

New products!

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The Ugly Harpy, by Jonathan Roberts!Headless Hydra Games is proud to present the second Pathfinder-compatible product… the Ugly Harpy!

This is a locale supplement, detailing the infamous inn best known as the Ugly Harpy Inn. If you want to mingle with thieves, kobolds, fighters and wizards… this is the place to visit!

The Ugly Harpy includes a new magical weapon special quality, three NPCs and lots of adventure hooks, oh yeah, and a wonderful map created by Jonathan Roberts!

The second product made available today is the Ugly Harpy Cartography, which is a must-have if you plan on visiting the Ugly Harpy often!

Gods of Mor Aldenn – Ehlora… for sale!

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Headless Hydra Games is proud to present their first Pathfinder-compatible product called the Gods of Mor Aldenn, Ehlora!

This book details the goddess of ancestry, death and knowledge, as well as her followers, called the Sisters. It contains a feat (Favored of Ehlora) as well as a few NPCs (4) and a small number of (mostly) cleric spells.

Ehlora is an important part of Mor Aldenn, but could just as easily be a part of some other fantasy setting!

For more information about the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, go to!

Now available from!

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Headless Hydra Games’ Products are now available from!

If you are reading this, you may already possess at least one of the guides, but for future reference, you may want to check out the store and buy your HHG products there… or not!

It just seems fitting to sell our Pathfinder-compatible products at rather than anywhere else.

Future City Setting Search!

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Headless Hydra Games is proud to announce a setting search… a search for a new future city setting!  A city setting that will be written completely system neutral.



Get an original idea. Write it down using no more than 300 words. Send your idea to . The Deadline is August 31st.



3-5 setting ideas are chosen, and their creators asked to write an outline for the setting (of no more than 5 pages). This outline should include; a brief introduction of the idea and an overview of the city; its history, important locations, personas and general themes of the setting. The deadline is September 30th.



The winner is asked to write a small setting bible of approx.  15-20 pages and will become the lead designer on the project.

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