Saturday, January 23, 2016

Invasion of the Hawfax

In 1894, An alien civilization arrived at earth, ready to colonize it. They didn't blast humanity off of the globe. They didn't ask us to surrender. And they didn't go about terraforming the planet. They merely settled down in the most attractive place on the planet (to them): the Amazon rain forest. They've displaced very few people. They have an incredible disdain for the 'carnivorous savages' that cover the less attractive parts of the planet. But between their technology and the shock of their existence, they've turned the human world upside down.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Aotearoa and its Spirit Walkers

The current Year of Aotearoa is unknown, but likely around 3,000 BC. Mankind is either in the stone age or in the bronze age, with one small exception: the islands of the pacific. A few of the islanders have had the ability to skip across the worlds for ages unremembered. For most of their history, however, there has been nothing other than other versions of New Zealand to travel to, and even now, when there are other worlds to visit, the inhabitants of Aotearoa mostly live as they have for centuries.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Collaborative Gamer's World Building Generator

The Collaborative Gamer is currently on a project to build a series of tables that let you play without a game master. I'm a fan of tables, and one of his projects caught my eye, and I decided to automate it. Its a fantasy map generator, and I think its a strong idea.

This is totally his idea, so I'm going to suggest that you read his site before playing with this tool. Then come and play with the automated version of the tool after you understand the system. In several cases you'll need to fiddle with the drop-downs to get appropriate behavior.

Have fun building a word!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Pyromancy as a Power

Pyromancy is the magic of fire -- one of the true classics in the wizardly arsenal. From Gandalf to Harry Dresden, wizards have thrown fire around as their primary weapon. This power is not an comprehensive power over all aspects of magic related to fire, but is limited to the art of throwing fire around and shaping it, with some ability to resist it.  This is a very combat oriented ability. Its also famous for getting out of control. Check page 433 of the basic set for rules on setting things on fire. You'll need it when dealing with pyromancers.