Thursday’s Shark Week freebie is a bonus entry for the Rogues Gallery: a new update of one of Freedom City’s tragic villains. Dr. Connor Kirkstrom is a brilliant man, but knows a savage, remorseless killer dwells inside him. Megalodon the Man-Shark, his bloodthirsty Mr. Hyde, is perversely proud of his place at the top of the world’s food chain, considering all other creatures beneath him. Only other sharks are potential peers, and even they must bow to his superior will.
Shark Week’s Wednesday freebie is the Tranquil Shark Protection Agency from the pages of Freeport: City of Adventure for the Pathfinder RPG. Positioned on the edge of Drac’s End, the oddly named organization exists to meet the security needs of Freeport’s less affluent citizens. Headed by the smiling Bill Sangapulatele, the Tranquil Sharks use martial arts, community connections, and plain old common sense to defend their clients from assassins, debt collectors, and other enemies. The PDF includes general material on Drac’s End, too.
Tomorrow, it’s back to superheroes with a shark-themed villain for Mutants & Masterminds.
Shark Week Tuesday is a DC Adventures two-fer: Aquaman and Shark. Yeah, we know Shark fought with Green Lantern a lot more than Aquaman, but how can we let Shark Week go without sharing Aquaman? (And, honestly, we’re a bit excited about Jason Momoa in the role.) Check out page 268 of the DCA Hero’s Handbook for stats for normal aquatic animals, including dolphins, whales, and (of course) sharks. Fans of DC Adventures know that everything is fully compatible with Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, too.
We’re kicking things off with a creature from the Advanced Bestiary for the Pathfinder RPG. Sahuagin are aquatic humanoids who can communicate telepathically with sharks. Infected by brilliant pestilence, a crystal sahuagin can be mistaken for light reflecting brightly off the waves. Groups of crystal sahuagin often make hit-and-run attacks against sailing vessels, hoping to infect the ships’ crews. In this way, they can create plague ships that in turn infect the populace of a port city with brilliant pestilence. For extra fun, add the crystal template to the sharks, too!
Tuesday’s freebies will be a two-fer from our DC Adventures game, so check back tomorrow for more Shark Week goodness.