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…

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…

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…

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…

Geological Disasters and Campaign Prep

Yeah, I know it’s a strange combination. But after two devastating earthquakes in Nepal, I was thinking about the power of nature to change the environment. I feel awful for all the people killed, injured, displaced, or otherwise affected by these events, but it’s made me think about how they might affect a campaign world.…

The Lands Beyond… (January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival -New Year, New World)

Nils over at Enderra has taken on the January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival with a great topic… A New Year, A New World. How do you run an exploratory campaign? What techniques do you use to create your worlds? Who is doing the exploring? Tons of great open-ended questions to inspire writers like yours truly…

Phaedrus Friday: Not All Who Wander the Great Plains Are Lost

On the great plains west of No Man’s Land lies an ocean of grass punctuated only by the forgotten places of the once great Kingdom of Bede. Where communities once bloomed, nature has reclaimed wood and stone. Ruins dot the landscape, explored only by herds of grazing beasts, the occasional predator, and the wandering tribes…

Four Celestial Omens That’ll Keep Your PCs Up At Night

In our fantasy worlds, we often focus on the things on the ground. Sometimes we may remember that a few things can fly. But just like our PCs, sometimes we forget to look up. In this case, it’s the skies above we forget to mine for ideas. Until modern astronomy came along, most folks interpreted…

Rivergate: Visiting the Temple

The Church of the Mother operates all over the continent, but not all holy places can be as grand as the Grand Basilica. As such, many smaller temples and shrines have been built and maintained throughout cities, towns, and villages across the lands. In Rivergate, you will find a small Temple of the Mother’s Grace.…

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