Hubris has been out for a few weeks now as a PDF release and a few people have messaged me about what the book is about, what’s in it, etc. So I figured now would be a great time to answer a few of those questions
Aside: For those who have nabbed Hubris, thanks! I would love to hear your thoughts and reactions to the book!
Will Hubris be out on POD?
Yes it will. I am awaiting my proofs of the softcover versions of the book. They should arrive in the mail in the next week or so. Alex is finishing the last bits of formatting for the hardcover version and then I’ll get proofs for that as well.
Those that purchase the PDF now will receive a discount on the POD as if they purchased the bundle version.
What is Hubris about?
Hubris a weird fantasy setting that uses the Dungeon Crawl Classics rules. The book takes a rules-neutral approach to many aspects in the game (particularly the meat of the book which is the territories and the GM tables and charts).
The setting is grim, dark, gonzo, and often-times silly. I wrote the book to be hacked apart and used as a GM wants. The goal in mind was not to create a concrete setting full of tons of lore (that to me is often unimportant and not usable), but give the GM tools to make each Hubris unique and crazy. Or hell- just need a strange desert territory, a deadly jungle, or a blighted land? Well these are all ready made and easy to use from the get go!
What’s in Hubris?
Inside Hubris you’ll find the following:
*A brand new list of d100 Hubris occupations for level zero characters
*Four new classes- the Alchemist, the Blood Witch, the Druid, and the Shadowdancer.
*Five new races (as classes per DCC)- The Avarian (anthropomorphic bird person), the Ekrask (anthropomorphic lizard person), the Half Demon, the Murder Machine (a human that has been magically fused with a set of armor), and the Mutant (a being with several tables for cosmetic, power, and calamitous mutations).
*Three new spells- Furnishings of the Mad Wizard, Necrotic Mass, and Summon From the Void.
*Four Patrons (each with Invoke Patron and three spells):
The Charred Maiden– Spells- Lullaby, Souls of the Consumed, and Demonic Embrace
The Floating Island of Terror– Spells- Consume Nightmare, The Terrible Sanctuary, and The Corruption
The Spider Goddess– Spells- Summon Spider, Warrior of the Goddess, and Idol of the Spider
The Twisted One– Spells- Warts, Madness, and Shape Flesh
10 Territories (each with a d100 encounter and d100 lay of the land generator- You can see a sample of the layout of one from an old blog post here): The Blighted Sands, Bogwood Swamp, Canyons of the Howling Red Rock, Frozen Wastes, Great Plains of Unbidden Sorrow, Land of Perpetual Stone and Mire, Mountains That Crawl, Sea That Runs Red, Unsettled Expanse, and Weeping Forest of Forgotten Memories
*12 Strange and Terrible Deities (each with a new DCC mechanic for Clerics- Invoke the Name- calling upon the power of their god by speaking Its name).
Bailey– God of Trickery and Deceit
Corpulent One– God of Excess and Want
Digradia– Goddess of Shadows and Assassins
Drallic– Flayer of the Flesh and Deity of Eisenbar
God of the Terrible Whisper– God of knowledge and secrets
Great Slumbering Monolith– God of sleep and dreams
The Heathen Below– God of death, decay, and corruption
Set– the Serpentine god of the Klind- revels in depravity, degradation, and sexual deviance
The Stillborn Unwanted Child– Deity of kindness and healing
Vralkar– God to Ingvar and battle and bravery
Yelsa-Goddess of Sex and Violence
The Great Behemoth, Zxyldon– Monster god of the sea, lakes, and rivers
*2 adventures- a level zero funnel, It Came… FROM OUTER SPACE!!! and a level 1 adventure In Her Realm.
*51 new monsters of Hubris including several tables to generate random and unique Orcs, Metalphage, Fey, and Fallen Angels. And a table of objects to loot of their corpses and a table of Contamination From Demonic Contamination.
*28 New Magical Items
*14 Tables and Charts for a GM to use on the fly- generate towns and villages, inns and taverns, planes of existence, plants and herbs, and much more!
*Not to mention a bunch of great art by talented mofos: Alex Mayo, David Lewis Johnson, Jeremy Duncan, Angie G., Wayne Snyder, Jason Sholtis, and Doug Kovacs!
Is there expected to be further releases for Hubris?
Yes- I am nearly finished with the first draft of a 3rd level Hubris adventure and have notes for a Hubris supplement (all of which will follow my mantra of keeping fluff light and usable at the table and fun and random). I’m also working on the possibility of a comic book!
Other People’s Thoughts
Here are reviews I’ve posted previously: