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Monstrous Menagerie: the Erinyes


Power Level: High
Skill Modifier: +10
•Physical: 15
•Mental: 6
•Spirit: 11
•HP: 100
•Hand Size: 12
Damage Negation: -10 (only if armored)
Melee Attack: Long Sword
•Damage: 20HP + Card Value
•Range: 5ft
Melee Attack: Spear or Whip
•Damage: 20HP + Card Value
•Range: 10ft
Ranged Attack: Bow
•Damage: 10HP + Card Value
•Range: 30ft
Skill: Whiplash
Skill Check: Highest Value
•The Erinyes can use a long whip to knock down one opponent, which must use the next Move or Skill Phase to stand up to attack again. While on the ground, the victim can defend itself but not attack.
Required Time: None
Duration: Target is knocked down until able to stand up in the next Move or Skill Phase
Range: 15ft
Skill: Guardian
Skill Check: None
•If the Erinyes is guarding something secret, she will make an illusion that protects and hides the object. Killing the Erinyes does not necessarily dispel the illusion and a character must use Detect Magic or a Mental Attribute Check to identify or eliminate it.
Required Time: 5 minutes
Duration: Illusion lasts one month before fading.
ECD: 4
TCD: 2/Party
Element: Thunder
Combat Action Suit: Diamonds

These vengeful spirits are native to outer planes like Hades and Tartarus and generally take the form of enraged, winged women armed with swords, daggers, bows, whips, or ropes that they use to entangle victims. Erinyes are often used as guardians of secret, sacred, or profane places, are dispatched by deities of all alignments on special missions, or are summoned by powerful spellcasters in pursuance of their own ends.


The Erinyes and 50 other monsters of the Classical world can be found in the Cards & Quests Bestiary 1: Monsters of Kos supplement. All of the monsters presented in this fully-illustrated, 42-page manual are associated with the system-free Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting and can be easily incorporated both into games that use it or other settings altogether.

Of Lights and Little Men: A Cards & Quests Adventure

An adventure outline for the Swords of Kos setting.

The characters are spending a leisurely afternoon at the Four Winds Bar in the city of Kos when they witness an unusual sight. An elderly woman hobbles through the tavern doors to the bar’s notice board, where she pins up a small placard and hobbles back out. Overcome with curiosity as to why an old woman would need the service of sellswords, the characters examine her note. It reads that she has seen “lights and little men” at night in the abandoned warehouse adjacent to her home in the Slum Quarter. Concerned, she reported it to the town guard, who haven’t looked into the matter. She offers to pay 3 gold pieces and a hot meal to anyone willing to investigate. While most of the bar’s patrons laugh off the old woman’s note as senility, the players either have their curiosity piqued or take pity on her.

The old woman is not senile and the “little men” she has seen in the warehouse at night are goblin operatives from the Tetrarchy of Anatolia. They’ve slowly been tunneling through the floor of the abandoned warehouse down to the sewers, which open into the Bay of Kos, to create a concealed pipeline into the heart of the city. If the players manage to take any of the goblins captive, they will initially claim to be smugglers, but their finely crafted equipment and weapons will betray them as military agents. Further interrogation will reveal that these goblins are part of a group based in Pserimos, which is ripe for the characters to raid.

Getting Ready for ComicPalooza

The GM kitty named Penny

We are hard at work at Fox & Ox headquarters in the run up to ComicPalooza.  We have ordered 2 new banners, one of which we will be using at ComicPalooza for the Cards & Quests demo area.

We’ve also finished making all our pre-generated characters that we will be using for the demos.  We have 8 characters each representing one of the Primary Elements (elements are like skill sets) available in Cards & Quests.  All of these characters are made to be used in the awesome Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting. This fantasy setting is robust and allows for all aspects of Cards & Quests to be played out.  Hats off to Skirmisher Publishing for making such a well-rounded and interesting backdrop for adventuring!

On May 14 at 8 PM CST, I’ll (Allison) be on the d-infinity webcast discussing character creation.  It’s my first time on any webcast, so hopefully the internet camera is forgiving.  I’m excited to be joining the d-infinity crew and happy to be invited as a guest!

In other news, last weekend we held a couple game sessions and got this great picture of our GM kitty after the party died down…