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Play by Email with Adventurer Conqueror King. —

Update: Its actually going to be PBP over Google+, most the folks who are interested were on there, and I can still manage alot via email.

Since I started my Podcast (The OSR Podcast) I’ve had a bit of a problem, I don’t game much these days. For the last few years I’ve gamed sporadically online and in person through various means, but since my daughter came things have been a bit crazy. I just can’t set aside 4+ hours to game with any regularity when taking that time means someone else has to give up their time to take care of her. So I’m going to try and run/play in a few games through email.

So here is the pitch:
3 times a week (likely Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) I will gather your moves and post the next step in the epic tale of , on the outskirts of Califa’s Empire, in the valley of Sanja. Your hero’s will engage in heroism for adventure and coin, taking care of matters the empires forces can’t be spared to resolve. After building a small fortune, a reputation, and a pretty solid set of equipment, your hero’s will guide the fate of these twice broken lands. The setting is homebrew and you won’t have to know much to get started, I’m looking for 4-6 players. We’ll use both the core book and the Companion, as well as some of the material from Axioms.

If your interested in playing drop me a line.


Launching Capheind.com —

Well I’ve finally gone and done it, I’ve blown my wad and done got myself my own domain! After years of floating from free host to free host I’ve decided to go for something potentially more reliable and flexible. I’ll be migrating much of my content here over the next few weeks. I’ll still use the heck out of my MetaARPA membership over at SDF.org, but from now on the blog content hosted at Capheind.beevomit.org and KandK.Motd.org will be found here at Capheind.com, and my podcast over at OSRPodcast.motd.org will be hosted at TheOSRPodcast.capheind.com, I’ll also be hosting the show notes for you CapheindPlays channels here at Plays.Capheind.Com. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the BookLogs from an earlier blog, but for now they’ll be here as well.


[Fate][Review] Shardlands —

Shardlands: Muskets, Blades, Words of Power! by Judith and Christian Vogt Self Published Setting for Fate Core

I tend to think of myself as primarily a Basic/eXpert Dungeons and Dragons (1981) player and game master. Thinking of Elf as a class, descending armor class, and creating a rags to riches story at the table gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Like a warm blanket on a cold morning, these utterly fallacious thoughts keep me cozy in my descending years. The truth of the situation is that I’ve played more Fudge than anything since the fateful day I found a certain text file on the AOL boards. Of all Fudges children Fate is probably the most successful, and I’ve played a bit of it in the last few years. Anyway, here are my thoughts on an English translation of a German book about a setting based on Russian myths.

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[LL][BXΨ] Cambions —

“Still, if some are occasionally begotten from demons, it is not from the seed of such demons, nor from their assumed bodies, but from the seed of men, taken for the purpose; as when the demon assumes first the form of a woman, and afterwards of a man; just so they take the seed of other things for other generating purposes.” –Thomas Aquinas

As near as I can tell Labyrinth Lord does not have stats for a Cambion, so even though the Race Class I present here isn’t anything like the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons race… I don’t care 🙂 Classic AD&D Succubi can be Psionic (as per the Monster Manual). Note that this class is for LL without the Advanced Edition Companion, strait up B/X goodness, and making use of PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook.

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The March of Evono! ACKS! —

Nigra Arbo is the starting village for, what I am hoping, will be an ongoing (0r series of ongoing) Adventurer Conqueror King Campagnes.

Nigrarbo is set in the March of Evono, a small cluster of boarder counties set between the Indego Pashaluk, and the Reĝlando of Sibilo. The Reĝlando of Sibilo is already dealing with conflicts to the north and east, and as such keeps an inadequate garrison on the lightly populated marches, whats more the Pashaluk to the west has all but fallen, with the former Pasha having gone mad and being sequestered in one of the families disused palaces, and the current pasha in the south trying to keep his ailing cousin in power, the Pashaluk has become a breeding ground for the savage beast-men mercenaries they used to conquer the land in the first place.

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Nigra Arbo —

This is for an ACKS setting I’ve been spitballing.

Nigra Arbo, the Black Tree, so named because of the blackened bark of the centerpiece oak at the former ducal manor. Legend has it that, in the time before the Indego Pashaluk the Duko of Northern Evono was betrayed by the woman he’d sworn himself to. A few years after the young Edmundo was was sent to the Duklando of Southern Evono to reign, he met a beautiful maiden whom he swore himself to wholly. Indeed in the entire kingdom the love of Edmundo is taught as a cautionary tale regarding young overly-passionate love.  Little is known of the days leading up to the end of Edmondos reign, what is known is that in the three years leading up to his fall every woman in his court was with child except for his beloved, and when he found that a vagabond had sired the sons of half his vassals he accosted the man, only to have the incubus transform into its succubus form, that of his wife and lover, and after the dispute she tore his manor asunder and burned the mightiest oak in his courtyard as she fled. 

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Dwarves of Cera —

This is for an ACKS setting I’ve been spitballing.

History

Amongst the Dwarves of Cera it is told that the earthen womb in which the dwarven race was born/reborn lies deep in the Talta mountains which encrust the northeastern peninsula of the same name. In the time before time the land turned against the forbearers of dwarf kind, and in this time the matriarchs led their families to safety deep within a vault of stone protected beneath the mountains. Under the guidance of the matriarchs, the Dwarven race dwelt in safety within the earth mother for untold centuries.

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Deck of Fate review. —

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Al4l4TQs8]

This is a short review, or first impression, of the Deck of Fate produced by Evil Hat. This is also my first youtube video so please be gentile. If your not familiar with Fate or Fudge the rules can be found by following the links on my Big Bad List of SRDs.

The Deck of Fate can be purchased here.

It came out of this kickstarter

The art of Kurt Komoda

The art of Claudia Cangini

You can buy blank dice here