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Adventures » Servants of the Charnel God (AS&SH Adventure) » 12/21/2017 9:49 am

Druvas
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Just read through this. Nice work. Looks like a solid short adventure!

Announcements » Welcome! » 12/19/2017 7:53 am

Druvas
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Welcome, Jimm.Iblis! It's a great game!

Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Demihumans! » 12/12/2017 6:18 am

Druvas
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Yeah, if you've got orcs, the cat does sort of seem out of the proverbial bag, so to speak. I've toyed with some limited introduction of them. Perhaps a group of them enter a cave and exit into Hyperborea, becoming a lost tribe. Not the gnomes though. Unless the orcs need some crunchy snacks. 

Convention and Game Day » TridentCon » 12/11/2017 9:11 am

Druvas
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How was Tridentcon this year, anyway? I had hoped to go but was unable to. 

General Discussion » How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition? » 12/11/2017 8:42 am

Druvas
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I'm not planning to start a new campaign but, as Handy's situation above, there will likely be some opening for new characters fairly soon... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/devious.png

Announcements » Gary Con X Special Announcement » 12/11/2017 8:25 am

Druvas
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Great news! Is this adventure going to be offered for sale? My greedy fingers require it.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 12/11/2017 8:14 am

Druvas
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I have both of those adventures. Metegorgos is definitely adult-themed, but pretty good. I just might have to sign up for this one!

Allan: http://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=3552

 

Campaign » The Marmoreal Tomb Campaign by Ernie Gygax and Benoist Poire » 11/01/2017 10:22 am

Druvas
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It's very late but Benoist and Ernie give fairly regular, detailed updates. I have faith that we will see it sooner than later. I'm a backer as well and look forward to running their adventure in Hyperboria too!

Campaign » The Blackmarshes and Beyond: » 11/01/2017 10:09 am

Druvas
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Wow, this is very good work. Love your integrated maps!

Announcements » Second Edition AS&SH Hardbacks Have Arrived! » 11/01/2017 9:47 am

Druvas
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I've had mine for a week or so now. Love it. Can't stop flipping through its juicy goodness. Can't wait to wow my players when they see it!

Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Demihumans! » 11/01/2017 9:41 am

Druvas
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bat wrote:

For the second edition and second campaign go I am going to include these races, not as playable options, as I'd like to, but as they are portrayed in myths and legends and in S&S stories, on the fringes. As creatures to avoid or appease. Gnomes become Nisse, Elves deadly creatures of the forest, Dwarfs become more martial and less of a degenerate race.

I love this idea and just might steal it. It reminds me a lot of Broken Sword by Poul Anderson.
 

Maps » Dagon's Barrow (Chainsaw-inspired Mega-dungeon design thread) » 9/28/2017 6:18 am

Druvas
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Of course, and thanks! Maybe I'll even finish it one of these days and get my own flickr account. :-)

Campaign » The Marmoreal Tomb Campaign by Ernie Gygax and Benoist Poire » 9/18/2017 1:23 pm

Druvas
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I tossed a few dimes on that KS as well. I know it's reeeeaaaally late, but I have faith in Ben and Ernie. I'm looking forward to getting and running that sweet mama.

Campaign » Northern Virginia AS&SH in da house! » 9/18/2017 1:22 pm

Druvas
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The Party:

Birgir Biarnarson - 3rd level Viking Berserker
Lykos Heron - 3rd level Kimmerian Barbarian
Theron Alexios - 3rd level Atlantian Cataphract
Tulukaruk - 2nd level Esquimaux Shaman
Korumora Zur - 2nd level Hyperborean Pyromancer

The party awoke in the early hours unmolested. It would seem that they had eluded their lizardman pursuers. They had received numerous small wounds in that lair which had added up over time. It was time to leave the mainland behind and head towards Port Zangerios. Before casting off, they decided to take a more cautious route to the Zangerios Islands by hopping through the island chain shown on the north of their map. They had a strong tail wind and figured that they could cut across the eastern-most edge of Dagon Bay and make for a long, curved and unnamed island to the North East. The trip went well, though the wind settled later in the day. They reached the sight of land towards dusk and found a safe-appearing cove in which to anchor for the night.

The next morning, they sailed North-West along the coast, rounding the tip of the island and making an Easterly turn. After most of the day passed, and even though the island seemed mostly flat and uninhabited, they decided not to risk beaching the ship and, instead, dropped anchor. It was at least a full day to sail East to the next island and they wanted to be freshly rested for the journey.

On the third morning, the party set sail early. It wasn't long before the winds kicked up to near-gale force. Ominous clouds rolled in by mid-day and shortly thereafter, the seas became stormy and rough. It was impossible for them to determine their direction in such conditions and they quickly became lost. They spent their time bailing water from the heavy rains and sea-spray, and little rest was achieved. The storm wracked their ship for a day and a half but thankfully the wide, shallow vessel stayed afloat.

Finally, after 2 days, they spied the top of a cone-shaped mountain in the distance

Campaign » Northern Virginia AS&SH in da house! » 9/18/2017 6:35 am

Druvas
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The Party:

Birgir Biarnarson - 2nd level Viking Berserker
Lykos Heron - 2nd level Kimmerian Barbarian
Theron Alexios - 2nd level Atlantian Cataphract
Tulukaruk - 2nd level Esquimaux Shaman
[color=#000000]Korumora Zur - 2nd level Hyperborean Pyromancer

It's been awhile since my last post. We've only played twice all summer, sadly. At one point I thought the campaign was over, but it appears new life has been breathed into it! Anyway, on we go!

Lykos' insanity waned after awhile and the rest of the present party members stepped from hiding places and pulled the masked barbarian away from the strange structure. Still feeling ill around it, they ultimately decided to abandon the metal tube and return to Kogoth-on-Yys to recover from their strange illnesses. It was a couple of days' journey back to the sleepy little town. Before they reached their viking longship, they were set upon by a pair of dire wolves. Theron took a nasty bite to the shoulder but the two beasts were slain with little other fanfair. 

Tulukaruk was waiting for his fellows when they made the docks and he helped nurse the wounds and sicknesses of his friends, and after a week in port, they were mostly recovered, though the illness lingered a bit. The party held council and decided it was imperative to seek a priest in an effort to have the cursed Mask of Vorhees (as they were now calling it) removed from Lykos' face. The unpredicatable bouts of murderous insanity were less and less tolerable to his companions. And just perhaps a cure to whatever ailed them could be found as well. The party asked around in the tavern in Kogoth but no Priest lived in the village. The nearest known locations for such a Priest that could help them surely must be far away.

The party weighed their options: They could journey North and beseech the Witch Queen of the Zakath Desert, though that seemed dubious

General Discussion » AS&SH 2nd Print? » 9/16/2017 6:25 pm

Druvas
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Ditto. The Gawds are pleased.

Maps » Dagon's Barrow (Chainsaw-inspired Mega-dungeon design thread) » 9/06/2017 7:25 am

Druvas
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Chainsaw wrote:

Very frustrating. All my stuff - years of convention and map pics - about to go poof as well, when my old subscription expires (any day).

Yep. Everything I ever posted over on Dragonsfoot since probably 2006 or so. And now no one can see my zoomed in ass-shot of the witch-queen of Yithorium avatar. That particular insult is insufferable, I say! ;-)
 

Maps » Dagon's Barrow (Chainsaw-inspired Mega-dungeon design thread) » 9/06/2017 6:59 am

Druvas
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I was storing all my images on Photobucket and then those asswads decided, after 10+ years of being free, to charge for the service. Their prerogative, but after storing pics there for so long, the effort to go back and move them all to a different free service is more of a pain in the ass than I'm willing to deal with at the moment. I'm probably going to stand up a web server at home and host my own s*** from now on. In the meantime, if you'd like, I can email you the file to use. I haven't finished it yet (my campaign seems to be petering out...), but I'm happy to share it.

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 9/06/2017 6:54 am

Druvas
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Not sure what the feeling on Prog-metal is here but I just saw Haken in DC this past Sunday night (9/3). I've become a bit of a fan-boi for this band. Imagine Yes but considerably heavier, with influences from Dream Theater, Rush and other prog-rock bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJUDk6a4GsI&t=512s

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 8/19/2017 7:16 am

Druvas
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Ghul wrote:

Inspiring my continued effort on the layout of Second Edition AS&SH:


Pretty good band. I think i had No Place for Disgrace.

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