Pathfinder Stat Block: Air Popper

Tara swung again at the beast, her hammer whiffing through the air.  This time it had managed to dodge her properly, but then, sure enough, it disappeared. Pop! The sound was almost comical, a jolly high-pitched popping sound like one that a small child might make, totally incongruous with the eyeless monstrosity that produced it.  …

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Solar System-706.4.AS-5: Afrofuture Colony Planets of Martial Artist Squadrons Competing for Ultra-Metal

After leaving the Earth behind, the space-faring nations of Africa settled a diaspora in a neighboring solar system. When they colonized it over generations through terrforming technology, they brought along 5,000 years of African traditions on how to build their cities and make use of there resources. Leading the armies that defend the nations' resources …

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World-357.4.GM-13: A Land of Guns and Sorcery

By default, swords come standard on fantasy worlds. On this one, personal firearms (both handguns and long-arms) are more common. They are reliable, portable, and have replaced nearly every other kind of weapon. Society naturally changed due to the introduction of guns some few hundred years ago. Castles (and other hard forts) are less important. …

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World-207.3.OG-2: War World of Orcs and Goblins

Humanity waged wars against orcs, who are stronger, tougher, and more fond of battle than humans. Despite this, orcs were not less intelligent or organized than humans, and being outmatched humanity is largely an endangered species. Worldwide, humans are outnumbered by orcs a thousand to one. While not exactly as civilized as humans, orcs excelled …

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Earth-805.2.KA-2: Knights vs. Aliens

In the time before the Arrival, small kingdoms laid siege to each other in violent wars, pitting rams and catapults against castles and the lines of horseback soldiers that defended them. Their acts of factional destruction kept them divided, focused on piety and allegiance rather than what they could accomplish together. Earth forever changed when …

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World-418.4.DA-22: A Neozoic World of Airships and Dinosaurs

As the Earth died around them from ecological exploitation and violent wars, one city kept itself armored behind a force field dome. While this protected it, they would eventually run out of non-renewable supplies, leading them to a daring experiment to plane-shift themselves into another reality whose world was younger and still ecologically viable. They …

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The (“Actual?”) Most Common Super Power(s)

Superhero fiction is defined by its characters having superpowers, or being exceptional in other ways.  TV Tropes jokingly has cataloged what it calls the Most Common Super Power: that Western superheroines almost always have large breasts.  But this got me thinking: what is actually the most common superpower?  A gut-check suggests superhuman strength (the better …

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