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Submitted by tyleroi on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 13:48

Gate Pass Gazette Issue #18 Added

We have added the content from Gate Pass Gazette Issue #18 (from August 2023). Discover the curious sorts of creatures that can make for strange experiences with the Endemic Life. Set sail again, but beware the challenges that can beset your voyage with If By Sea: Exploration Challenges. Meet more of the Exemplars of the Academy. Or meet and introduce yourselves to a variant of the Planetouched with the Elementaari.

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Curious Creatures: Endemic Life

Adventurers encounter many terrifying beasts in their travels. From mighty owlbears to multi-headed hydras, the wilderness offers no shortage in hazardous fauna. Some, like the elegant pegasus or a curious pseudodragon may react to the party’s presence without hostility, but even these typically benign beasts are often ready to defend themselves at a moment’s notice.

If By Sea: Oceanic Exploration Challenges

A life on the high seas is one that can be undertaken for any number of reasons. Whether living life as a pirate, a merchant, or merely traveling from one place to another, many adventurers will need to take to the seas. However, the ocean is vast and terrible, including risks not only from mundane weather or other humanoids, but from horrors deep within its fathomless depths. Included here are a series of challenges that represent but a small sample of the potential dangers a seagoing vessel’s crew may face, though they can easily be used for inland seas or even particularly impressive lakes. Note that in these challenges, creatures that are aboard the ship or that make up the ship’s crew may also be affected along with the adventurers.

Exemplars of the Academy 2: Seekers of Secrets

Few things are more compelling to a geniuslevel intellect than intractable enigmas and long-unsolved mysteries, so it comes as no surprise that many savants devote their lives to such questions. A sequel to “Exemplars of the Academy” from Gate Pass Gazette Issue #12, this article continues the theme with three archetypes dedicated to unveiling secrets through their expertise in History, Investigation, and Religion.

Elementaari, My Dear Water Son: Heritage and Culture Options for Genie-Born Planetouched

Ocean currents that drive weather systems; mountains, canyons and fields of earth that form the very ground we stand upon; blazing flames of heat that gout from volcanoes or beat down from the sun above; hurricane winds that topple towers and mow down groves of trees. Water. Earth. Fire. Air. These are the core elements that have shaped the world since its genesis and will continue to do so until its ultimate destruction.

While all can easily recognize the power these elements contain, the genie-born elementaari are among the few can actually claim to contain a portion of that power within themselves. In addition to tiefling and aasimar, players can now choose from the following planetouched heritage options with Narrator approval