Wisps of Smoke, a Lost Age magic

Smoke. Light something on fire and wisps of ash rise into the air forming clouds, whorls, and rings. It has been used to send messages (smoke signals), hint at decisions made (smoke colors at a Papal conclave), to commune with spirits, and even walk among them.┬áBut in the Den of the Dreamers in the Zumka…

The Serpent Queen

The old gods don’t rest well in the world of the Lost Age. Among those banished from the world during an earlier age is the Goddess, also known as the Serpent Queen. Long ago, in the age of monsters when men lived in fear, the Serpent Queen ruled her domain. Cruel. Fair. Protective over her…

City States of Blood (The Vampire Lords of the West)

History is recorded of those periods of time the victors want remembered. But sometimes it’s best to forget. In the many ages of man, there have been peaks and valleys. One of those valleys took place in the City States of the Bloodlords in the far West. During that time, powerful vampire lords ruled with…

Off the Map: The Tribe of Oatare

Today we’ll talk about one of the peoples of the world of Void and Light. On the western coast of the Southern Waste lies the tribe of the Oatare. The Oatare believe that flesh, in all forms, is a gift from the Creators, and therefore must be consumed. Depending on the type of gift, the…

Beware the Risen and the Fallen

Welcome to the world, sons and daughters. You have learned much but now it is time for the truth. We exist in this world of ours at the whims of the Gods, but not the Gods you think. In reality there are only two forces: The Light and the Dark. The Celestial Well and the…

At World’s End – May RPG Blog Carnival

The folks over at Rising Phoenix Games have kicked off a fun topic for the May RPG Blog Carnival… “At World’s End.” They mean it more in the cataclysmic sense, dealing with the apocalypse, world shattering events, or even monsters or gods that rock a world to its foundations. Of course, I see those three…

Alternate Earth(s) Day – One Alternative

Happy Earth Day. Today is a day when we take a look around at our own planet and determine if it’s better or worse than the year before. Personally, we do try to do what we can at our house… we turn off lights, recycle, and try to conserve water. If enough of us do…

The Lost Age – The Ichythids (or Ichlyds) and Beyond

On Friday, I spoke a bit about the human-centric nature of the Lost Age world and the current campaign(s) I’m running. (Thank you everyone who chimed in with some input on the questions I raised about potential player push-back on the idea. It helps!) If you missed it, you can check it out here. But…

The Lost Age – The Human Angle

As I work on two versions of the Lost Age campaign – one for the group including my kids among 9 players and another for my regular gaming group – I’ve been pondering the world a bit. When I started writing Lost Age Adventures with Vince, I deliberately decided that the PCs should all be…

Letters from the Lost Age Campaign, Ichlyd Exchange

The following exchange was recorded in the Kingdom of the Open Waters, an undersea world populated by the Ichlyd peoples. Letter from Wheurr, Chief Advisor to Queen Anqua of the Open Waters: Your Majesty, For nearly a century we have attempted to find out what happened to the Taiqa clan following the devastating events of…

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