Sep 062014

Why are we sharing this?
Because the Mouth of Milu is in production. Mouth Of Milu is a R.E.A.C.T. adventure based in Hawaii that deals with lava, caves, and rescue of the Island from forces greater than man.

We will also have background information about the Big Island as a setting for your modern campaign.

Keep your eyes out for Mouth of Milu later in 2014.

 September 6, 2014  Posted by at 8:00 am Products No Responses »
Jun 172014
Compatibile with 7 systems: Savage Worlds, Fate, Modern Path, Modern Adventures, d20 OGL, True20, and Fudge
Cover of Bughunt

A new form of lethal illicit drug is slowly infiltrating the city streets, causing rampant death and overdose. From the shadows, the family of a deceased young woman cry out for vengeance. To help them the players must battle lunatic cyborgs, viscous thugs, and gangs galore.

This quick adventure will have your players racing all over town, pursuing the elusive source.

Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?

Bughunt Contains:

Character Portrait Stand-upsCharacter Portrait Stand-Ups to show your players all the major NPCs
20 pages of mapsThree 1″ square maps (20 pages total)
Chase Challenge Cards 24 Car-Chase Challenge Cards
Optional Rules Expansion 8 pages of optional Chase expansion rules
24 Clue Cards 24 Clue Cards to hand out random clues to the players as they investigate

Suitable as a stand-alone adventure or can be incorporated into a sci-fi campaign.

 June 17, 2014  Posted by at 7:07 pm Products No Responses »
Mar 212014

Modern Adventures is an supplement to the Pathfinder Roleplaying game published by Paizo, designed to expand Pathfinder for modern settings. Not just a rehash of d20 Modern, Modern Adventures is a new take on fantasy gaming in a 21st century setting.



Updates to the existing Pathfinder Roleplaying Game classes and races, bringing them into the 21st century.and Pathfinder for modern settings. Not just a rehash of d20 Modern,* Modern Adventures is a new take on fantasy gaming in a 21st century setting. Inside, you’ll find:

  • 6 brand new classes with 20 new archetypes.
  • New Skills
  • New Feats
  • New Spellsspider-bot
  • New Afflictions
  • 200 Full Color Illustrations
  • Modern weapons, equipment, and vehicles.
  • 2 campaign universes and sample adventures

It’s 200 pages of action & adventure!
Available at DriveThruRPG  or Paizo Store.

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Jan 162014

Greetings Fans & Friends!

Dr Nik Long Coat

Dr. Nik Longcoat

Dr.Nik will attending TempleCon for the first time this year, Feb 6-9.  The theme this year is old school CyberPunk, so Dr.Nik will be running several adventures using the new R.E.A.C.T. Worldbook 1.1 rules (Download Here!) and features to dish some old hard sci-fi fantasy goodness.     He will also run a couple panels.

If you are in New England, swing by Rhode Island & get some game on!

See Dr. Nik at:
Thursday 6:00PM-10:00PM in Belcourt: Gallant Hero Security: Cat & Mouse
Friday 1:00PM-5:00PM in Belcourt: Gallant Hero Security: 40 Acres & a MULE
Friday 7:00PM-8:00PM in Newport: What’s The Scenario? Writing tips for Serial Authors
Saturday 1:00PM-5:00PM in Belcourt: Daze of Our Lives: Street Sam Setup Part 1
Saturday 6:00PM-10:00PM in Belcourt: Daze of Our Lives: Street Sam Setup Part 2
Sunday 11:30AM-12:30PM in Con Suite 2 (Room 632): Advanced Skills for RPG Masters

 January 16, 2014  Posted by at 6:56 pm Products No Responses »
Aug 212013

Despite not winning any awards,GenCon was a wonderful time, as usual.

paNik Productions participated in the following events:
Slaughter Priests of The Razor Coast
The ENnie Awards
Iron GM
Art of the Table Seminars

We had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who played with us, voted for us, and encourage us to keep moving forward. Stay tuned for more products and fun!

 August 21, 2013  Posted by at 6:29 pm Products No Responses »
Jul 232013
We ask you to take five minutes and vote for our nominated game, DEADLY SEVEN, in the Best Electronic Book online poll for the ENnie awards before 7/31/13:
Long ago I had determined that I would either learn bar room piano OR start a company by the time I turned 40.  Since I got sober a few years back, I ended up with a company.   As a result of that effort, paNik Productions has built some great games.  One of our games, DEADLY SEVEN, has been selected by a group of industry judges as one of the Best Electronic Products of the past year.   This nomination is a high honor.  The ENnies are the RPG world equivalent of the Oscars or Emmys.   Getting nominated is wonderful and we are amazed & happy that our hard work has been recognized by our industry peers.   Now comes the public voting!
We are excited to ask your help in casting a vote for DEADLY SEVEN as Best Electronic Book.  Can you take a few moments from your day and hop online to cast a vote for us?   People who vote experience Hugs, Sunshine, & Emotional Fulfillment. (*) You will also unlock our appreciation, love, and enduring respect.   We need every vote we can muster.
Again, we are very pleased with the nomination. Only 5 products make it this far and it is an amazing feeling, but if you want to help us even further, please share this with your networks and ask that they help us out by casting a vote as well.
If that’s not enough – July 23rd is my 41st Birthday.  The best gift ever would be a vote for our product!
All our thanks & <3 :
Mssrs Palmer & Payne
aka: Nik & Andrew

 “…and it was only .99 cents” – Mackelmore
(*) – Hugs, Sunshine & Emotional Fulfillment not necessarily a result of voting.
 July 23, 2013  Posted by at 9:57 am Products No Responses »
Jul 162013

This past weekend paNik productions made an appearance at ConnectiCon convention. Bigger and broader than ever before, I was happy to run some games and participate in some panels. I ran Caravan in the afternoons and Abyss of Insanity in the evenings. I had a great crew of players including Rebecca from GeekMom.

I sat on four panels and attended about that many as well. Surprisingly, the first panel of the day I noticed a gentleman wearing a shirt with a familiar logo and tagline “….because I’m the Angry DM.” After a brief fanboy moment, we introduced after the panel & I invited him to sit in on my “Advanced Skills for RPG Masters.” Despite his admission of never sitting on a panel before, I knew Scott would have great content from following his blog & twitter. The panel was recorded by an attendee and I requested that they post it online, so hopefully you will be able to share the event in the near future.

I picked up a couple of things at the convention:

A custom patch of House Stark banner, direwolf & “Winter is coming.” I am going to put it on my Sled dog mushing jacket :)

Close out bin copy of Inner City Games Character Folio. These are system neutral 4 panel character sheets on heavy cardstock that give an external view of visible character information and have detailed areas for statistics & private information on the inside panels. I think the concept is interesting and I may use these for a model for pre-gen characters at my convention games.

A + D (angles & dangles) Duct Tape Designs. I picked up a Duct Tape tie (black with flames down the middle). I was impressed her skills and she customized the tie on the spot for me! Check out her facebook:

….and to top the trip off… Deadly Seven Got Nominated for an Ennie - More on that soon!

 July 16, 2013  Posted by at 6:00 am Products No Responses »
Jun 052013

Modern_Adventures_beta_coverModern Adventures is an supplement to the Pathfinder Roleplaying game published by Paizo, designed to expand Pathfinder for modern settings. Not just a rehash of d20 Modern,* Modern Adventures is a new take on fantasy gaming in a 21st century setting. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Updates to the existing Pathfinder core and NPC classes, bringing them into the 21st century.
  • 6 brand new classes with 20 new archetypes.
    New Charmer Class


    Masters of the social arts, charmers are masters of flattery and persuasion, using their innate appeal to deceive, manipulate, and bend others to their will.

    Archetypes: Animal Whisperer, Gambler, Romancer, Undercover Spy


    Consummate performers, entertainers are happiest in front of an audience. They create and control the raw emotions of everyone around them. As they advance in levels they also gain status and influince.

    Archetypes: Stand-up Comic, Pro Athlete, Stuntman



    Techies. Gearheads. Geeks. Rocket Scientists. Whatever you call them, gadgeteers are technological virtuosos, able to create short-lived gizmos – technology so advanced it makes “cutting-edge” look like a blunt rock.

    Archetypes: Hacker, Racer, Saboteur


    Investigators are tireless seekers of truth and insatiable puzzle-solvers, never content unless they’re working a case. Using flashes of intuition as well as the scientific re-creation of crime scenes, no clue is beyond their reach.

    Archetypes: Bounty Hunters, Gentleman Detective, Muckraker, Superfan


    Part bookworm, part mad scientist, the scholar’s primary advantage is their raw intellect which they can shape into various talents and tricks. They can also create concoctions that can have either beneficial or detrimental effects.

    Archetypes: Engineer, Psychologist

    New Stranger Class


    Every culture produces individuals who ultimately live apart from it, strangers within their own lands. Whether driven away from society or choosing to live apart from their fellow man, strangers face scorn and derision wherever they go. Still, living outside the system lets them accomplish things that most 9-5ers can only dream about.

    Archetypes: Drunken Bum, Parolee, Street Preacher, Traditional Tribal Warrior

  • New Skills
  • New Feats
  • Modern weapons, equipment, and vehicles.
  • 2 campaign universes and sample adventures:
    Let's shoot us some vampires

    Fifth Realm

    The nine worlds of Norse mythology are real… and on a collision course with Midgard, the fifth realm. Participate in the return of magic to the modern world. Explore 8 new dimensional planes and, most importantly, defend earth from magically adept alien invaders.

    Silicon Gothic

    A hard sci-fi universe completely devoid of magic, the near-future world of Silicon Gothic follows the dystopian footsteps of Bladerunner, Brazil, Escape From New York, Max Headroom, Metropolis, and Robocop. Corrupt and greedy corporations oppress their workers and bully the powerless government. You must learn to work the system or be crushed by it.

* A good deal of the equipment list is carried over from d20 Modern. You’ve got me. Did you really expect us to re-research everyday items that everybody already knows?

 June 5, 2013  Posted by at 12:00 am Products 2 Responses »
May 012013

paNik productions has released our second free product:  “Dr. Nik’s Happy Fun Rules”

Happy Dr. Nik

Happy Dr. Nik

The Happy Fun Rules are FUDGE  mechanic based and are has been tested over years of campaign, LARP,  & convention RPG  play.   Originally designed as a four page set of rules, the current release tops out at a whopping Five pages.   Dr. Nik’s Happy Fun Rules are FUDGE based and make for fast, simple RPG play that puts role-playing above complicated rule mechanics.

These FUDGE based rules are campaign independent, work equally well in any genre or setting, and are designed to be light and hyper-flexible. Dr. Nik’s Happy Fun Rules is designed for fast interactive story-telling and is not intended to simulate strict realism.

  • Accessible to teens & older
  • Basic rules for first time or experienced players
  • Compatibility with almost any genre
  • Dynamic story telling
  • Easy conflict resolution
  • FUDGE mechanics

Let us know what you play with Happy Fun rules.

Free Download Link:

 May 1, 2013  Posted by at 8:43 am Fun Stuff, Palmer's Blog, Products Tagged with: , , ,  4 Responses »