Monday, September 5, 2016

Campaigns

Ongoing


Malara
Trad fantasy through a weird/punk lens. Princess Mononoke, Roger Dean, John Blanche, Matthew Adams. Stealing heavily from Zak Sabbath, Patrick Stuart, and David McGrogan.

Balkan Horror
A bunch of Brits stranded in the Balkans when the traveling nobleman they're working for turns up murdered. Set shortly after Vlad Tepes' death, vaguely historical but with lots of poetic license and weird monsters.

Planning


HEX
80s D&D and Grimm's fairy tales meet '70s satanic horror movies and German expressionism like Nosferatu and Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Healthy doses of Kafka and Poe.

Nonhuman Ninjutsu Rebel Youth
The Ninja Turtles' NYC set in an alt-’80s where the Axis won World War II and the Japan rules the US. Mech officers patrol the streets and mutant gangs roam the sewers.  TMNT, The Warriors, Marvel Nazis, Jin Roh, Mechwarrior, Akira.

Dead Planet
Post apocalyptic road warriors, doomsday cults, mutants, fungus jungle, Miyazaki airships. Mad Max, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, spaghetti westerns, Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, After the Bomb.

Eye Twinkles

Wizard School
Harry Potter punk. British folklore, Arthurian legend, If…., League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Aleister Crowley.

Space Jockeys
Hard-ish sci fi cyberpunk where man has colonized much of the solar system. 2001, Akira, Alien, Blade Runner, Outland, Sunshine, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, WALL-E. SUBLIGHT.

Dead Man's Chest
Buccaneers, voodoo priestesses, cursed treasure, white whales, giant squid, Monkey Island, Pirates of the Caribbean. Watching for Driftwood Verses to see if it scratches the same itch.



Monday, June 13, 2016

Random Encounters in Malara

by the incomparable Matthew Adams



What can you tell me about the land of Malara from this table alone?
Encounter
Steppe
Mtns
Taiga
Encounter
Steppe
Mtns
Taiga
Nothing
1-36
1-46
1-30
Ice worm attacking people
86
-
-
Re-roll in rain
-
47
31-38
Ice worm eating animals
87
-
-
Re-roll in snow
37-44
48-55
39-46
Troll guarding crossing
88
-
85
Re-roll in mist
45-52
56-63
47-54
Trolls around cook fire
-
-
86
Blizzard
53-55
64-65
-
Giants herding cattle
90
-
-
Bandits lying in wait
56-57
66-68
55-56
Harpies singing
91
85
-
Bandits fighting local authority
58-59
69
57-58
Harpies harassing travelers
92
86
-
Snow elves herding reindeer
60-62
70
59-61
Manticore composing poetry
-
87
87
Reach elves hunting
-
71
62-64
Manticore trying to read
-
88
88
Dwarf mining party
63-64
72-74
65
Anthracite coalem mining
-
89
-
Men farming or hunting
65-67
75
66-68
Mineral golem fighting dwarves
-
90
-
Men meeting with giants
68
-
69
Elemental, inscrutable
93
91
-
Wolves/tiger hunting deer/elk
69-70
76-78
70-72
Sphinx lounging
94
92
89
Wolves/tiger hunting mastodon
71-72
-
-
Sphinx hunting unicorn
-
-
90
Deer/elk/reindeer stag
73
79
73
Unicorn hiding
-
-
91
Deer/elk/reindeer herd
74-76
-
74-76
Green knight questing
-
-
92
Mastodon mother with calf
77
-
-
Jabberwock insulting animals
-
93
93
Mastodon herd
78-80
-
-
Jabberwock hunting sphinx
95
94
-
Crows/bats harassing
81-83
80-84
77-79
Local authorities
96-97
95-96
94-96
Lichen dryads lounging
84
-
80
Forage rations
98
97
97-98
Lichen dryads observing
85
-
81
Abandoned camp
99
98
99
Moss baby following party
-
-
82
Mudslide
-
99
100
Moss hulk sleeping
-
-
83
Avalanche
100
100
-
Moss hulk in a pool
-
-
84