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July 23, 2021 15. Dominion Reap A thick gold band set with pearls, emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Between them, elephants, leopards and bears in silver cavort. Compels others to July 22, 2021 Encounter Roles Types of encounters found on an encounter table, assuming the standard “encounter check” procedure. n.b. a single encounter will fulfil many of July 16, 2021 Volume 2: Monsters & Released For those who come direct-to-source: Volume 2: Monsters & is out and available from EF for physical and itch.io for PDF. A collection & expansion of June 29, 2021 2. Child of Stone Within the earth things grow. The earth does not love all of them equally. Some are banished. Upon the lava plains they can be found - an armful of June 25, 2021 Plus Three Versus Magic weapons carry the legacy of the wielder. To make a weapon +1 versus a specific type, kill one hundred of them with that weapon. Give the June 24, 2021 House of the Perishing Worm - Free Adventure Finished something that I didn’t like but was taking up brainspace regardless. Now it’s yours - grab it here. put in a page because it’s big and June 19, 2021 5. Doubleface Drachm Silver coins marked by two oddities - the obverse always depicts a pair of faces, each facing outwards albeit tilted away. There seems to be endless June 5, 2021 A Border Fort Upon the sluggish river a fortress has sat since before these neighbouring lands knew indigenous kings. Hands recruited from far away laid the June 3, 2021 d12 Desert Plants & Miscellany d12 Description Notes 1 Flowering, fleshy, purple cacti. Tangled “blisters” of fat, short needles. Delicious once needles are removed. 2 May 31, 2021 Drowning Weights To be married to the Sea is considered unseemly to these coastal people. The sea is like an animal, to be tamed and used, not loved. Found in May 20, 2021 Stone Knife Found in the soil. Blunt, rounded. Has no guard - a loose grip ensures cut fingers. Carved into each is a face, mouth yawning open. Drinks blood. May 8, 2021 Six Shooters All of the below should be treated however you treat revolvers. Huge, pitted iron revolver. Pulling the trigger tires the finger. Roars when it May 6, 2021 New Zine Release - Black Knights A zine with my words and the incredible art of David Hoskins can be bought here now. A UK release is forthcoming. Get the UK release here May 6, 2021 A Home Beyond the sun-bleached fence, cacti pulp steams. Spent rifle shells - six of them - sit in the recently disturbed dust. A lean-to stable has a May 5, 2021 A Tomb A mound of earth, grown over with grass. With a shovel, you could reveal the stones beneath the earth. With a pick, you could remove the stones, to May 3, 2021 Mechanisms as Abstraction Mechanisms abstract the thing they describe or simulate. This can be done to speed up play, or to make something complex more easily grasped. The April 22, 2021 Postcards from Cable Street Released For the rare ones who come here without also using Twitter - The antifascist charity zine I’ve been a part of organising and submitted to is finally April 19, 2021 The Country cw: war, ideological violence, childhood trauma Roz has laid this out, and it looks fantastic. Grab it here! Somewhere in Uyrupe, after the War. Not April 18, 2021 Perfection Trap There is a common tendency to try and find the ‘best’ way to do things. The best initiative system, the best HP system, the superior class-and-skill April 2, 2021 Violence Been tooling about with a fast, nasty system for violence resolution and then I stumbled on this Update 14/05/2021 - added a better system for March 17, 2021 Against Incentive Incentivising behaviour is bad for your game. Axiom - Most players, most of the time, will take the most optimal option. Incentives create optimal March 14, 2021 Ogres Muscle cords thicker than greed. Take up all you possess, and carry it with you. See what you desire, and come to possess it. This is one of the March 5, 2021 Demiurge Assassin Some seek Heaven through violence. This sect aim to bring violence to Heaven, and use it to kill the Demiurge. They have spent hours poring over February 27, 2021 Magic Outside of Levels An attempt at non-Vancian magic in a more mythic vein. Assumes the use of my ODnD ‘hack’, albeit with the Magic User removed. Effects beyond the February 22, 2021 The Principles of Thinking Adventures Systems (as in ‘combat system’ not ‘system matters’) offer a trade - your freedom in exchange for something else. This trade is not always in your February 16, 2021 Kobolds Wounds in the earth multiply and gape. Infection lingers each injury a womb children unbidden. Teem in stone. HD 1-1 / AC as Armour / Damage as Weapon February 8, 2021 Wealth is What You See Remove XP gain. Instead, your level is determined by the wealth you carry/are accompanied by. Obviously, this quickly becomes impossible if it’s all January 20, 2021 New Game Released - The Laudanum Drinkers The Laudanum Drinkers A game about resisting the Empire in the realm of Dream January 17, 2021 Two Magic Items I hate magic items. Clothed in wing and leg, seeking proboscis fastens the garment tight. Insects are unhappy to swarm this closely, and make this January 13, 2021 Weird War - Mission Generation For use with this A soundtrack suggestion Roll 1d6. On a 1-3, the mission is Behind the Lines. On a 4+, you are being sent to the Front. The January 4, 2021 CONSIM The Observer will outline the situation. The small scale and rough differentiation means situations involving irregular forces and clandestine December 29, 2020 Red Rock Funeral A Scenario for use with ADF and Troika or whatever else you might want. I’m not your dad. Where the red sand becomes red rock a settlement, Ignear, December 17, 2020 Shooting Through Walls If attempting to blast through walls in a facility or starship - or checking to see whats there - or dealing with a miss - use the following November 27, 2020 Stealth in Space Roll 1d6 and Consult Below - Value or Above is Detection Detection Score Ship Situation 6 Running Dark, no systems, internal vacuum. 5+ November 25, 2020 Water Elemental Gather rain on a hot, dry day. Add 2 droplets of blood. Forget the face of a sibling. By these gifts you may breathe life into liquid. 2HD / AC as November 10, 2020 Dryads Plants exist in a different world to people. They change the landscape slowly, over years and generations. They are the land - they do not claim it. September 21, 2020 ULTRANOIR! Tales are told of rain-slick streets sliced apart by hard-white reflections. Men with hats and cigarettes and women with red red red lips - the only August 4, 2020 Weird War The collective anguish, dreams and souls of the continent are rendered manifest in the Psychoscape/Psychogeography, the sur-reality layered below June 11, 2020 Running a Game This is everything I can think of/remember doing when I run games without focusing on stuff like encounter tables and whatever - more the social May 26, 2020 Sphinx Flay the poet and roll them in sand. Leave them to bake in the sun. When the vultures come they will drink their blood and borrow their wings. This May 20, 2020 Ents Amongst woods visited too-often they lurch between their erstwhile siblings. They have seen one man kill another in anger. They have watched the May 16, 2020 Trolls To create a troll, take up pliers and empty the head of teeth. Into each bleeding socket insert a talon of glass. Many will break - this is why most May 14, 2020 Gnolls All took the mask willingly. To those not understanding what it entails, the mask is inert. It is made of thick stone. It depicts a snarling dog. May 13, 2020 Wraiths A single stone out of place is all it takes. A tendril of darkness will worm it’s way in, and coil itself around the corpse like a lover. Such a May 12, 2020 Giants The only art left to the giants is self mutilation. The ruins they haunt are filled with blacksmiths, poets and sculptors, trapped in bronze cages. May 11, 2020 Orcs There is never an orc. There are always orcs. Within the belly of each is a burning nugget of iron. Carve off a limb and embed a slug of iron. Wait May 8, 2020 Druids our mouths are full of soil hands beneath these hills grasping flint and barrow worm-sinews road-breaker fort-burner legate-eater the woods are May 6, 2020 Minotaur To make a minotaur, start with clay. Form a pot in the shape of the head of a bull. The mouth must be wide enough to scrape the temples as it is April 16, 2020 A Weapon is not a Tool fuckin about with a heavily houseruled OD&D for no particular reason. No thieves, no clerics, magic users powered by Wonder and Wickedness the issue February 8, 2020 Things Goblins Do cw: sadism, violence, cruelty to animals and children, goblins aren’t cute. goblins aren’t fun. goblins are fucking horrible. they live in trash and