Dryden: Hero or Horror
What are the Dryden? Fertility spirits of the dark forest primeval? Being born of a Pandora's womb of science? Base and lustful demons from beyond the known stars?
The Dryden is an 'adults only' product for gamers who like their games without limits. Offering dozens of ways to use the Dryden in your game, this book contains rules for the never-before seen Dryden racial class. Usable as both a player class and a monster template, the Dryden offer a frightening window into the life of a creature who's drive to mate colors its very existence.
Fantasy gamers can play as the decedents of woodland fertility spirits that were given flesh. Modern gamers can play as either Dryden running from the government lab they were born in, or as agents sent to discover and shutdown a Dryden 'family' before they breed out-of-control. Future gamers can fight against the dark tide of extinction as their people are mated to their new Dryden masters, and destroyed from within by their spawn. You can even mix and match, and do things like using the Future Dryden in a Fantasy campaign. Deal with the horror in a demonic invasion of a most personal and frightening kind.
And if you weren't offended yet, just wait:
It has tentacles too.
Once again, this product is for adults only, and can be guaranteed to offend, frighten, or disgust some readers. If for any reason you feel you cannot handle the dark topics of this book, then it is recommended that you do not purchase it. If you purchase this book and are offended, then you were warned.
In no case should this book be purchased for or given to a minor.
PDF notes: Page count: 57 Indexed color PDF.
Wide page format.
All text (including stories, settings, NPCs and rules) is released under the OGL licence.
Copy and Paste is enabled.
Also included: 'Clean' tall versions: One with only the racial class, and the other with the complete book text. Both are missing art that might offend sensitive viewers or printers.
- 4 star review by Crypt King at EN-World! (Copy at Ancient-Awakenings.com)
- 4.5 star review by Kajamba_Lion at EN-World (Copy at Ancient-Awakenings.com)
John Bowden - Writer/Designer
John joined the ranks of RPG publishers over a year ago, and has been enjoying his new moonlighting job more than ever. He lives in Kentucky, and is currently preparing to move into his new house as he finishes this book.
Rebecca Bowden - Editor
Fil Kearney - Cover Art
Fil Kearney is an artist who enjoys fantasy of various sorts. he takes pride in his ability to create interesting images. He isn't as good as he wants, but he is better than he ever thought he would be. Fil is spelled with three letters because he doesn't like the way "P-H" looks like at the beginning of his name. "Too front- loaded!", he'll say if anyone asks, "It's not balanced." Online, www.killfear.com is a contortion of his own name, swapping the "k" and "f". and dropping the "ney".
Brad McDevitt - Border and Logo Art
Bradley has worked on numerous games including Dungeons & Dragons (via Dragon and Dungeon), Legend of the Five Rings, Everlasting, Battletech, Traveller: the New Era, GURPS Traveller, Weird War II, Deadlands, Savage Worlds, Dragonstar, Goodman Games' Complete Guide series, Hackmaster, and The Whispering Vault. He is also the author of Nightlife, It Came from the Late, Late, Late Show, and Haiiiii-Ya! He may be contacted at Artmann100@Yahoo.com. His official website may be seen at www.bradleykmcdevitt.com.
Brian Laframboise - Interior Art
Rick Hershey - Interior Art
Mr. Hershey is a fantasy illustrator, with several years experience in the rpg industry, who is known for his diverse styles and ability to meet short deadlines. Rick Hershey has worked for several large and small publishers and hopes to continue to provide quality artwork for his clients.