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Campaign idea: Medusa’s Vault

I was talking with some gaming friends the other day and we got onto the topic of people being turned to stone (e.g. by a Medusa-type monster) and then back again (e.g. by a Stone to Flesh type spell). We agreed … Continue reading

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Campaign Idea: The Worst Year

Inspired by this Reddit post. For best effect, keep a record or campaign journal… but keep it hidden from the players. (At least until it’s all over.) Start a campaign normally in the late summer or autumn, but in a relatively … Continue reading

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Pen-and-paper RPG thoughts: an “unlock campaign”

Impetus: Inspired by Delta’s post on “oil” as a weapon, found here. Long longago I read that and got to thinking, what if there were a fantasy campaign with some sort of weaponized flammable liquid (Greek fire, alchemist’s fire, wildfire, … Continue reading

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Location: Sella Island

Geography Located about sixty miles southwest of Kyper, the nearest major island is Sella. The island is roughly saddle-shaped, with a mass of high cliffs dominating its northern third and another, slightly lower mass of hills to the southwest. The … Continue reading

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Setting: Groups of Interest on Kyper

In town Fair Vickelt and Low Vickelt are rife with guilds: organizations that act in part as unions (protecting their members, providing training, advancing capital, guaranteeing quality, and setting prices) and in part as protection rackets (doing their best to … Continue reading

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A Meta-Mechanic

The Slakiv investigation into the Sons of Du Van Ku continues apace.  But that doesn’t stop the approaching series of adventures in Fair Vickelt; rather, it hastens their approach. It should be noted that those who ply their trade in … Continue reading

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Mini (“Doom”) campaign

A few years ago, a death cult was found operating in Slakiv lands.  The self-styled “Sons of Du Van Ku” simply set up a secret lair and start scouring the countryside for likely-looking victims to kidnap and murder or drug … Continue reading

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Location: Fair-Vickelt-after-the-Flood

History and overview The island of Kyper lies in the northern reaches of the Diarchal Archipelago.  Even less hospitable than its neighbors, for centuries its largest sign of civilization was the thrice-rebuilt city of Vickelt, a sea-town with decent natural … Continue reading

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The Diarchal Archipelago

“Setting” entries detail various aspects of the world itself.  Here’s a colorful one that I hope to use for a coming RPG campaign. Geography The continent of Vestan, heart of the known world, is a vast open grassland, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Making with the House Rules

Although I hope some day to finish a fully workable gaming system of my own, campaigns set in the world of Shankhar are currently being run using a house-ruled version of the Pathfinder system, a.k.a. “Dungeons and Dragons edition 3.75.” … Continue reading

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