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. But in the Den of the Dreamers in the Zumka…

Prophecies from the Pit of Serpents (Prophecies & Omens RPG Blog Carnival)

Phil over at Tales of a GM has been running this month’s RPG Blog Carnival all about Prophecies & Opens and they’ve had some fantastic entries so far. But it gives me an opportunity to provide another glimpse into the strange abilities some members of the Cult of the Serpent Queen have at their disposal…

Ice Spiders (OSR/1e/Mazes & Perils)

In the frozen wilds, you will find creatures adapting to the harsh conditions in myriad ways. One of those is the vicious, yet patient, ice spider. Ice spiders are specially made for the cold, able to hibernate for long periods to conserve energy and then attack with savage ferocity to fill their bellies and preserve…

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…

The Revenge that Binds…

Continuing my work with Revenge of the Serpent Queen, I’m always struck by the incongruity of getting PCs to go one way or another in a campaign world. The world of Lost Age Adventures is not quite as organized as something like the Sword Coast in the Forgotten Realms where you have some fairly major…

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…

Five NPCs Visiting the Market…

While doing some preparation for the Lost Age Campaign I just started, it became painfully aware that I needed more texture in the NPCs who were coming to Nifton’s Inlet – this little fishing village with a reputation for great fish all year round. It seemed logical that there would be folks coming to take advantage…

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