About Rusted Iron Games


 Russ Brown

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My name is Russ Brown, and I have been playing and running Roleplaying Games since grade school, which is about 40 years now. Mostly I have played Dungeons & Dragons and later Pathfinder, but I have tried many other systems at least a few times. I also enjoy board games and especially tabletop miniatures games.

Professionally I am a computer programmer and analyst, and since December 2000, I have worked at a major food distribution company. I live in Denver, Colorado.

I have been a fan of Paizo and Pathfinder since Wizards of the Coast released 4th Edition D&D, and I found it was not the game for me. I went looking for alternatives, and I found Paizo still releasing OGL products. I have been an enthusiastic player and GM of Pathfinder ever since.

Around January 2015, I was fortunate enough to make the Top 16 in Paizo’s RPG Superstar 2015 contest. Participating in that contest was a great learning experience and has spurred my interest in roleplaying game design. In April 2015, I began writing and publishing 3rd Party material for Pathfinder under the Name Rusted Iron Games using the Open Game License and Pathfinder Compatibility license.

Rusted Iron Games is producing RPG titles compatible with Pathfinder 1st or 2nd Editions. We are also working on producing titles compatible with Starfinder and the SRD 5.0. Below is a list of the R.I.G. titles, plus the other RPG titles I have worked on for other companies.


RPG Titles I have worked on.

Tombstone

Tombstone Gazetteer (Upcoming)
Ancestries of Tombstone Centaur by Andrew Mullen
Ancestries of Tombstone Chupacabra by Joshua Henington
Ancestries of Tombstone Corvus by Tineke Bolleman
Ancestries of Tombstone Jackalope by Jacob W. Michaels
Ancestries of Tombstone Minotanka by Tineke Bolleman
Ancestries of Tombstone Rougarou by Dennis Muldoon
Classes of Tombstone Inventor by Mike Welham

Deadly Gardens Series (25 Volumes)

Deadly Gardens Collection
Deadly Gardens: Blood Root by Russ Brown, Joe Kondrak & Andrew Umphrey
Deadly Gardens: Blood Rose Swarm by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Catchweed by Russ Brown & Matthew Carroll
Deadly Gardens: Cinder-Heart Treant by Russ Brown & Kim Frandsen
Deadly Gardens: Deathcap Fungus by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Dream Weed by Jacob W. Michaels, Kim Frandsen & Joe Konkrak
Deadly Gardens: Faerie Circle Stalker by Jacob W. Michaels, Isaac Volynskiy, & Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens: Ghost Spore Swarm by Mike Welham, Joe Kondrak & Andrew Umphrey
Deadly Gardens: Green Man by Jacob W. Michaels
Deadly Gardens: Greeenscream Trumpet by Sam Kaplan, Matthew Carroll & Mike Welham.
Deadly Gardens: Grovemaker by Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens: Hungry Pit by Russ Brown, Kim Frandsen & Joe Kondrak
Deadly Gardens: Hydra Vine by Russ Brown & Isaac Volynskiy
Deadly Gardens: Hypno-Lotus by Stephan Stack
Deadly Gardens: Mulch Stalker by Stephen Stack & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Ophidian Vine by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Petrified Plants by Joe Kondrak
Deadly Gardens: Phoenix Lily by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Razorleaf Swarm by Chris Hunt, Jeff Gomez & Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens: Scorpion Cactus by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Star Blossom by Mike Welham, Joe Kondrak & Andrew Umphrey
Deadly Gardens: Stiletto Palm by Joe Kondrak, Matthew Carroll & Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens: Swarmhive by Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Verdaxag, King of Trees by Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens: Wandering Sundew by Russ Brown, Joe Kondrak & Kim Frandsen

Deadly Gardens Specials

Deadly Gardens Extra: Natural Items by Russ Brown
Spooky Gardens: Halloween Special by Jacob W. Michaels and Russ Brown
Spooky Gardens 2: Halloween Special by Russ Brown, Matthew Carroll, Jeremy Corff, Joe Kondrak, & Mike Welham
Frozen Gardens Winter Special by Jan Willem van den Brink, Jesse Winter, Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Sunken Gardens: Aquatic Plants (upcoming)

Deadly Gardens Player Companions

Deadly Gardens Player Companion: Forest Shadows by Mike Welham
Deadly Gardens Player Companion: Verids by Jacob W. Michaels
Deadly Gardens Player Companion: Plant Magic (upcoming)
Deadly Gardens Player Companion: The Ygg by Russ Brown (upcoming)

Deadly Gardens Series 5E

Deadly Gardens: Phoenix Lily 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens: Swarm of Blood Roses 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown
Deadly Gardens Extra: Natural Items 5E by Ismael Alvarez & Russ Brown

Character Options Series

Character Options: Oracles by Maria Smolina
Character Options: Witches by Russ Brown
Character Options: Magus by Nikolai Samarine
Character Options: Vigilantes by Blake Morton
Character Options: Cavaliers by James Abendroth
Character Options: Paladins by Marshal Balla
Character Options: Fighters by Russ Brown (upcoming)

Fearsome Foes Series

Fearsome Foes: Smiling Bastard by Russ Brown
Fearsome Foes: The Ravenous by Russ Brown
Fearsome Foes: Black Hounds by Vanessa Hoskins
Fearsome Foes: The Crimson Cannibal by Vanessa Hoskins
Fearsome Foes: Blackmane by Russ Brown (upcoming)

Race Options Series

Race Options: Dwarves by Kim Fransen
Race Options: Gillmen by Joshua Hennington
Race Options: Svirfneblin by Mike Welham
Template Races: Half-Humans by Russ Brown
Template Races: Tieflings by Russ Brown
Template Races: Aasimar by Russ Brown (Upcoming)

Roll With It! Series of Free GM Aids

Roll With It! Books by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Pirates by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Potions by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Ship Names by Caio Schmidt
Roll With It! Tavern Names by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Villager Names by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Wands by Russ Brown
Roll With It! Western Towns by Russ Brown

Paizo, Inc.

Divine Anthology – Majestic Book of the Prime Ascended section.

Other Third Party Publishers

Legendary Games

Alien Bestiary Contributor
Legendary Worlds: Polaris 7 (PFRPG)
Legendary Worlds: Polaris 7 (SFRPG)
Legendary Worlds: Polaris 7 (5E)

Paizo Fans United

Wayfinder #15: River Kraken
Wayfinder #17 Golden Scarab Swarm and Sand Scorpion

Pyromaniac Press

Five monsters for the What Lies Beyond Reason? AP.
Ignorance Is Bliss – Dough Boy, page 43.
From the Ashes – Lonely One, page 60.
Campaign Guide – Dough Boy, Lonely One, Magma Crawler, Shadow Revenant, Vixxzetiflux