So.. A new year is upon us. Would be the perfect time to play some Cyberpunk 2020 perhaps? Anyway, my current table group is breaking up. One person is moving out of the country to go home, while another is moving to another city for a new job. So.... Luckily, got a neighbour interested in … Continue reading New Year, New Table?
The Nine Realms by Haemi Jang We got together for our regular friday, and tabletalk grew to take over the session. We scribbled a little from Microscope, read the rules of Dawn of Worlds, talked mythology, and made a setting! There are a lot of stories that deal with multiple worlds - from Hindu cosmology, … Continue reading To-Holon – a multiverse?
Heart of Nature by yakonusuke. I think this area was part of my original inspiration. I saw a kickstarter ages ago for a book - Into the Wyrd and Wild - and the initial paragraph by Charles Avery really captured by imagination: This is not the woods of peaceful fey and beast, but the dark … Continue reading The Great Forest – #tenmonstersetting
yes... skyrim 🙂 So instead of trying to deal with the "Central Massif" area, I've divided up the regions according to landscape - the Highlands (in Central Massif and shadow of the spire), The Forest, and the shadowlands. First on the docket is the Highlands - the mountain range that cuts across the entire Broken … Continue reading The Highlands – #tenmonstersetting
by Giuseppe Parisi Back to the Wastelands. This time around in our #10monstersetting we've gone out into the wastes. Once again we have some strange portals and a few factions... Mainly the "magic school" up north and the "undead(?)" taking over further south. But the main feel I want is arid desolation. I'm mainly talking … Continue reading The Wastelands – #tenmonstersetting
Expulsion - by Thomas Cole It has been hard trying to find imagery of what The Shatter would look like. Portals, broken land, broken everything. I think this painting by Mr Cole grabbed me - water, desert, sunshine, night. All at the same time. I think this would be a perfect view of the Shatter. … Continue reading The Shatter – #tenmonstersetting
by Ward Lindhout This time i'm focusing back on the Rust Plains, giving them a little more depth by taking a pass with the #tenmonstersetting filter. Its been pointed out that I didn't actually explain what the #tendmonstersetting experiment is - basically you take 10 monsters (given a specific set of types - humanoid, undead, … Continue reading The Rust Plains – #tenmonstersetting
So it's time to take a closer look at the drained sea. A lovely idea was suggested (again by the OSR discord) which was the #10monstersetting. Which I think is just perfect for giving a particular area a good theme/feel. I might not do this exactly (as I'm going to be choosing from a variety … Continue reading The Drained Sea – #tenmonstersetting
Don't know who did this... OK. So its done? Not really. I have a complete map now, and a large number of potential encounters/interactions. But they are the results of a RNG... I need to still do a little massaging of things to try to make some coherent factions and places. But let's get the … Continue reading The Broken Land
This entire region is dominated by the Spire. Not only does it literally tower over everything here, but all thoughts are directed towards it - either how to get in, how to stay in, or how to destroy it. The great tower is a city in and of itself. I loved the results I was … Continue reading In the Shadow of the Spire.