Zhilin Campaign Journal #11: Blessings with a Big B

This past week as I looked back at the fun times we’ve been having with this campaign, I had an odd thought. I have many odd thoughts, but this one stuck. And it’s about godly blessings. Let’s start by describing a blessing as the . Bless is a Level 2 Clerical spell. It acts as…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #1: It Begins…

Sometimes the stars align properly and opportunities appear. Such is the case with a new campaign we just started last night with a new group. We’ll be playing Mazes & Perils and exploring the unexplored territory of the City-States to the West in the World of the Lost Age. This new series of articles will…

The Burden of the Bones

This idea came to me the other night and is burning a hole in my brain. I see all sorts of interesting adventure ideas in the future… ——————– There are a few priests, scattered throughout the world, who swear to uphold the “Burden of the Bones” when they are called upon. It is a sacred…

That Healing Feeling

The whole discussion about potions and other applications of magic, especially oils and poultices, got me thinking about the different ways that different magical theories might approach healing. Let’s look at three different disciplines today: Life Magic, Necromancy, and Divine Magic. (I’ll talk more about Life Magic and Necromancy in other posts down the line…)…

Fluid Philosophies of Magic

Obviously I’m stuck on this in some weird way, so I figured it was time to just write it out and figure out how various disciplines of magic create potions. This may be┬áMazes & Perils specific but more likely it’s just my own view on this – so take it for what it’s worth. There…

Strange Alchemy: Creating potions and scrolls

In the Mazes & Perils books, we offer a list of various potions and scrolls your characters may find on their many adventures. But we don’t really talk about how those potions or scrolls get created… In the old Moebius Adventures system we were skills-based and a character could practice more than one type of…

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