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…

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…

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…

Starting a Lost Age Campaign…

Of late, beyond working on The Purple Lotus (the third Lost Age Adventure), I’ve been pondering how to start a campaign in this world. I’m hoping you can offer some suggestions to improve it, but here’s what I have so far… (It’s long, sorry!) Introducing the World of the Lost Age The World of the…

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…

World: [Immortals’ Wake] The Nameless One and His Path of Destruction

In the Immortals’ Wake world, there is a character simply known as The Nameless One. For more than 2,000 years, he has roamed through populated and unpopulated areas, leaving a wake of destruction and bewilderment behind him. His is an extreme case of what I will call the “Road to Redemption.” Unfortunately for him, it’s…

World: [Immortals’ Wake] The Divine Form of the Church

As the dominant feature in the city of Belos, the Grand Basilica rises majestically above all other construction. Only two of the castle’s highest towers reaches the 150 foot height of the Basilica’s golden dome. From dawn to dusk, the dome catches the rays of the sun, lighting a beacon for the Church faithful. The…

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