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Artwork: Ice Demon 2D, Katarzyna Zalecka, OpenGameArt.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence.
Artwork: Frosty, mrkrunkles, OpenGameArt.org, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
An article by Alexander Davis
When something—near anything—dies out in the ice and snow, sometimes the spirits of deathly frost claim it for their own. It’s reborn, an icy thing half-dead half-alive, filled with cold hatred.
Frostborn is a template that can be applied to any monster that once lived. It gains the Magical and Construct tags, becomes Solitary (if it wasn’t already), gains +4 HP, and the move “Freeze them with a glance or a touch”.
Out here, in the winterfrost, food is scarce. Some go mad, feasting on their brethren and attacking any who come near.
Ravenous is a template that can be applied to any intelligent, living monster. It loses any moves, qualities, or other traits related to groups or community and becomes Solitary (if it wasn’t already). It also loses the Intelligent tag. It gains the Terrifying tag, −2 HP, +2 armor, +2 damage, and the move “Tear off some flesh”.
Some of the goblin tribes who live in the eternal winter have learned a new and mighty magic, one that trades the warmth of souls and blood for mastery over the deathfrost. From them, it has spread to the ogres, the orcs, even the trolls.
Chillspeaker is a template that can be applied to any intelligent monster. It gains the Magical tag and the moves “Sacrifice someone to fuel unholy powers”, “Animate the snow and ice around them”, and “Attack with magic of ice and snow”.