September 2016 Newsletter

Greetings Gamers!  We hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday weekend and managed to get in at least a little game time. In honor of Labor Day we’ve been hard at work providing you content and updates, from the expected bug fixes and data packages to a few releases that are outside of the ordinary.

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This month’s Hero Lab update brings you spooky data packages and a plethora of updates. The list of 90 minor bug fixes and changes are located on our forums if you want to have a look or you can read ahead for the new Pathfinder packages we know you’ve been waiting for.


Strange Aeons 


The Strange Aeons Adventure Path is a mind-shattering foray into horror, where the heroes awaken within the walls of the eerie Briarstone Asylum, their minds wracked and memories missing.

Working together to recover their missing time, they soon learn that their amnesia is but a symptom of a much greater cosmic menace. As they struggle to retain their sanity, the heroes must ally with other asylum residents and fight against the monstrosities that have taken over the building and plunged it into nightmare. Can the adventurers defeat the terror that stalks the halls and free themselves from their prison of madness?

The Strange Aeons Hero Lab release includes everything you need to run encounters and immerse yourself in the characters of the game. Aside from an array of standard creatures and content you’ll also find:

  • 11 new outer gods and great old ones.
  • A collection of weird and frightful new monsters, by Eric Hindley, James Jacobs, Jenny Jarzabski, and F. Wesley Schneider.
  • Strange new NPCS and more!

Purchase of this package includes access to all necessary content required to run the adventure from various Bestiaries, the Advanced Class Guide, and Occult Adventures.

Chapter 1 of the adventure path is available now in the Strange Aeons package for only $24.99 with the remainder being added as they release!


Strange Aeons

Haunted Heroes Handbook

Haunted Heroes Handbook

Haunted Heroes Handbook 


It’s one thing to face foes like ravenous beasts, fire-breathing dragons, and marauding monsters, but what about ghosts that can hop from body to body? How do you face a fiend that’s using an innocent pawn as a proxy for its evil? Are there ways being haunted could be turned to your advantage? Prepare yourself for the answers to these questions and more as you explore what it’s like to be a haunted hero!

The Haunted Heroes Handbook package includes:

  • New archetypes, feats, and traits that build upon your character’s past and explore eerie powers gained from being haunted by spirits.
  • Rules for an all new category of magic: haunted spells, which operate in ghostly ways to mimic the sinister manifestation of haunts.
  • The intriguing and useful, possessed hand feat tree.

The Player Companion #24 package is available now for $4.99. This package includes the Haunted Heroes Handbook, and at least one other book, to be added as future player companion books release.



The Debut of Modules in Hero Lab


For the first time ever we’ve put some of your favorite Pathfinder modules into Hero Lab!

For just a few cents per encounter you can make use of all the creatures and content needed to run your adventure, regardless of which book they originated in. Everything is all set up and ready to go in the tactical console making spur of the moment adventures a cinch.

The following modules are available now in our store!

  • Carrion Hill – By Richard Pett
  • Plunder & Peril – By Various Authors
  • Tears at Bitter Manor – By Steven T Helt
  • The Dragon’s Demand – By Mike Shel
  • The Harrowing – By Crystal Frasier
  • The Midnight Mirror – By  Sam Zeitlin
  • Emerald Spire – by Various Authors



A Few of the New Arrivals in the Encounter Library



Realm Works Update

This months Realm Works release is a mix of bug fixes and useful enhancements required for the infrastructure of the Content Market. Below are a few details about new features and some fantastic screenshots of content we’ve been working hard to get added for upcoming releases.

A few major enhancements included are:

  • Topic Zoom: Allows you to increase the text size used when viewing topics, scaling it upwards from 100% to 200% of the size dictated by the topic. A separate zoom level can be set for each realm and/or computer you use.
  • Topic Zoom Player View: The “Topic Zoom” mechanism is also available within Player View and behaves similarly, with the key distinction being that the zoom level can go up to 400% within Player View, readily accommodating the needs of large screen televisions.
  • Automatic Link Detection: Additional context for link targets, showing the containment hierarchy of each potential target.

You can read more about these and other minor enhancements in the release notes, which can be found under the tools tab on the launch dialogue within Realm Works.


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Samples from the Emerald Spire Superdungeon

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Samples from the Emerald Spire Superdungeon




Army Builder


Much thanks to our fantastic volunteer data file authors who have been busy providing a variety of updates for you to enjoy! Recent updates include:

  • Lord of the Rings: v4.3: adds a number of minor fixes to Thranduil as well as general bug repairs.
  • X-Wing: v2.12: provides a host of features including Imperial Veterans, Wave 9, and the latest FAQ and Tournament Regulations.
  • 9th Age v1.19: contained various bug fixes.
  • Warzone: Resurrection 2: v2.3: which provided the new beta rules to users.

Army Builder


1001 Spells


Spotlight Product


Are you looking for a fantastic 3PP product? We recommend 1001 Spells by Rite Publishing!

1001 Spells gives you – yes, you guessed it – 1001 spells ranging from cantrips to world changing spells of 9th level.

This massive tome gives brings you at least a hundred spells for each level of casting, providing magical aids that are cast as move, swift, and immediate actions, and fascinating spell.

Wholly compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this expansive list also includes spell lists for new classes from the Advanced Player’s Guide and Ultimate Magic. 1001 Spells adds new agonizing choices to the creation of your character’s spell list and their advancement, all without breaking the game.

You can pick up the Hero Lab data package of this 5 Star book in our store for just $9.99 , because who doesn’t love new spells?!


Don’t forget to connect with us on social media for news and release updates through out the month!

Until next month – Happy Gaming!