Think back to your elementary and high school days, and ask yourself: "Who discovered America?" You're probably hearing nursery rhymes about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria already. You're thinking about how brave the explorers were to cross the vast expanse in their little ships in the 1400s, and about how funny it was they didn't know they weren't in India when they got to America. Well, add these up to all the other lies about Christopher Columbus, because they're wrong. Columbus was quite sure he wasn't in India, and he was also half a millennium late to the North America party. In case the discarded battle axes and rotting longboats weren't a clue, the Vikings had beaten him there by quite a stretch, as Cracked points out.
Khal Drogo is one of the most feared men in the Eastern lands of the Song of Ice and Fire series. A powerful warrior, and the leader of one of the greatest bands in the Dothraki nation, he was wed to the ousted queen Daenerys Targaryen. The goal was to invade Westeros with a barbarian horde, but great warriors rarely live to old age on the sea of grass. For those who haven't had enough Drogo, though, his brutal skill and sheer power can easily be translated into the Pathfinder roleplaying game. While every player may have his or her own interpretation, here's a basic guide to get you started.
Anyone that's studied a martial art that includes a form of grappling has learned about pressure points, and the weaknesses that every human body shares. When it comes to quick knock outs, though, there are only three things that you can do; great harm to the head, interrupt the flow of oxygen to the brain, or cut off the supply of blood to that same, very-necessary organ. All of these are risky moves, but when they work, they are fight enders. The infamous Sleeper Hold uses the third strategy, and once you know that, it's a fairly simple thing to execute.
Tyrion Lannister is the trickster in his purest form; a character who uses what he has to perform often-heroic actions, despite all those who refuse to see him as anything but a monster. He manages to outwit his foes at nearly every turn, and to pull warriors, spies, and even common men and women to his cause with his compelling charisma. Whether you're a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire book series, or just of Peter Dinklage's performance as Tyrion, the following suggestions are meant to help you bring the Imp to your tabletop game.
You're pinned in a back alley by half a dozen goons who have your wife and daughter in the back of their black SUV. You wait for a lull in the hail of bullets, then step out and put one round in each of them. Just as the last bad guy is going down, his gun goes off, and sparks from the bullet set the car on fire. You're out of ammo and your family is trapped in the burning vehicle. You've got to think quick. Yes you could snatch up a fallen weapon and shoot out the window, but if you want to make sure those inside are kept safe, you need to dig a little deeper into your bag of tricks.
Bronn, or to give his full title by the end of the series Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, is one of the only notable common born characters in the Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin. A garden-variety sell-sword, Bronn entered the service of Tyrion Lannister, and through their adventures managed to raise himself to knighthood. Despite being a knight, and eventually marrying into a title, Bronn is a selfish, black-hearted bastard with no pity or mercy in him, who fights using a combination of viciousness and guile. That's why Tyrion kept him around, after all. And if that's the sort of character you're looking to bring to your next Pathfinder game, this guide should get you started.