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General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » Today 9:35 am

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foxroe wrote:

Hey, some hunters love a challenge. ;)

Hyperborean hunters are in luck then. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

It's that time again: daily encounter! In this episode, your players are journeying down the River Yys, where Apollonians, degenerate Dagonites, and Esquimaux have territorial conflicts. Will the PCs get caught in the middle? (Probably.)

1 giant weasel (night only)
1 giant weasel (night only)
Hunting party of 14 fish-face degenerates and 7 dogs led by Istar. They haven’t bagged any game yet.
Hunting party of 11 fish-face degenerates and 13 dogs led by Tnendaim. They haven’t bagged any game either.
Hunting party of 12 Apollonians and 11 dogs led by Rellrennia. They also haven’t bagged any game.
96 bats! but only at night
Sleet storm
Stellar conjunction!
8 giant rats
Hunting party of 14 fish-face degenerates and 4 dogs led by Ossargo and accompanied by Ganos (9th level priest!) The power of prayer is proven yet again, as this party has bagged a falcon!
1 giant weasel (night only)
4 giant bees
Hunting party of 15 fish-face degenerates and 7 dogs led by Thandor. They have managed to bag 7 giant river rats for dinner!

I'm proud of myself for not making another "squeal like a pig" joke. (Oh, darn it!)

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » Yesterday 11:32 am

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Daily encounter time! In this installment, your players are traveling down the River Vol, where two kinds of Kimmerians are fighting ape-men and each other. Will the PCs be caught in the middle? (Yes.)

31 Kimmerian light cavalry led by Demostrate, looking for Kimmeri-Kelts and other apes.
33 Kimmeri-Keltic light cavalry led by Sidheag, looking for Kimmerians and other apes.
Patrol of 18 light infantry ape-men of Kor led by Thoom (12th level fighter!) looking for members of the other two groups to kill.
Hunting of 10 Kimmeri-Keltic bowmen and 10 dogs, led by Xenia. They don’t have any game, but are more interested in killing apes anyway.
Hunting of 12 Kimmeri-Keltic bowmen and 17 dogs, led by Ariston. They haven’t bagged any game either (fighting between the three groups has probably scared it all away).
100 bats! (night only)
1 giant toad
Hunting of 11 Kimmeri-Keltic bowmen and 14 dogs, led by Ariston (the same group, with losses?). They don’t have any game.
4 falcons
1 giant tuatara (night only)
1 giant tuatara (night only)
1 crocodile
Patrol of 13 light infantry ape-men of Kor led by Toongrothroman (4th level fighter) still looking to kill anyone who is insufficiently hirsute.

Probably better to stay in parts of Hyperborea with only one type of Kimmerian... and no ape-men...

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/26/2017 8:58 am

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Welcome back to daily encounters! In today's episode, your players are drifting down the River Omo. What will they encounter there?

Fever
2 giant toads
14 giant rats
20 Neutral merchants (1st level thieves) guarded by 13 crossbowmen and 13 halberdiers led by Qarrullesta (12th level fighter!) 10,000 g.p. worth of trade goods on the barge.
98 bats (night only)
Sleet storm
Insect swarm!
1 giant tuatara (night only)
1 giant crab
10 giant rats
55 bats (night only)
1 giant weasel (night only)
Vermin (PC loses food and water!)

Another unpleasant place. Hyperborea is just full of garden spots!

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/25/2017 11:34 am

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It's that time again: daily encounter! Now your players have set sail for "River Okeanos", the belt of deadly ocean that lies between mainland Hyperborea and the more remote islands. What will they encounter there?

Fog bank
Sleet storm
6 giant rats – coastal only, so no encounter
1 giant crocodile!
44 bats (coastal only, so no encounter)
4 crocodiles
1 giant crocodile!
Fulotha, Chaotic Evil merchant (2nd level thief) guarded by 17 crossbowmen and 16 halberdiers led by Ossargo (4th level fighter). 50,000 g.p. worth of trade goods on the ship!
40 lizard-men (coastal only, so no encounter)
1 killer whale
1 great white shark
1 colossal squid! Could easily be a random TPK!
10 giant bats (coastal only, so no encounter)

Pretty deadly!

General Discussion » Hyperborea Trivia » 6/25/2017 8:37 am

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Correct! Your turn, sir.

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/24/2017 12:48 pm

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foxroe wrote:

A stampede of 22 spit-happy camels ain't no picnic either (wait... do camels stampede?).

They do everything else obnoxious, so probably. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

Daily encounter time! In this installment, your players are traveling down the legendary River Leng. What awaits them there?

8 bird-men
6 giant pink centipedes
Hunting party of 9 bowmen and 8 dogs led by Tuwawi. They haven’t bagged any game.
Lights in the sky! No alien encounter follows.
Windstorm!
5 giant pink centipedes
1 giant weasel (only at night)
Snowstorm!
Snowstorm!
1 giant weasel (only at night)
12 giant rats
19 rats
Insect swarm!

A rather dreary place.

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/23/2017 9:28 am

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Welcome back to daily encounters! In this episode, your players have traveled to the Red Desert, where miners often come to "unfortunate ends". (I think maybe that's also true of the non-red deserts.)

19 horses
6 hyaena-men
Lost
6 giant black centipedes
11 horses
6 hyaena-men
14 bactrian camels
17 dromedary camels
6 giant tuataras! (night only)
14 dromedary camels
22 bactrian camels
5 giant tuataras! (night only)
Mirage!

Those big lizards could be nasty...

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/22/2017 8:20 am

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foxroe wrote:

Port Greely - I think a riderless riding horse trotting out of a fog bank would freak just about anybody out. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

Followed by a skinless horse! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/worried.png

I have a surprise for you: it's daily encounter time! Today your players have journeyed to Ptarmigan Rock, the holy site where the Picts first arrived in Hyperborea. Seems like a good plan, right?

1 viper
Fever
Hailstorm
Patrol of 20 light infantry led by Verctissa (10th level fighter!)
5 giant crab spiders!
5 giant crab spiders!
1 small animal skeleton
Vermin (PC loses food and water!)
17 domesticated reindeer
Patrol of 11 light infantry led by Arviragos (2nd level fighter)
Patrol of 17 light infantry led by Cunomoros (3rd level fighter)
Cloudburst
Patrol of 15 light infantry led by Neasa (12th level fighter!)

It wasn't a good plan...

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/21/2017 10:25 am

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It's daily encounter time! Today your players have arrived in Port Zangerios, City of Masks. Who will the PCs meet there? And will they even know for sure?

Patrol of 13 masked guild mercenaries led by Qarrullesta (1st level fighter)
Zullesta (1st level magician) accompanied by 6 light infantry masked bravos and thugs
7 masked beggars – 1 is a thief and 1 knows something useful
Patrol of 20 masked guild mercenaries led by Rhulrhana (11th level fighter!)
3 masked harlots – 8 silver piece moderate quality
1 domesticated dromedary camel
5 giant rats
9 masked drunks, looking for trouble
Chaotic Evil NPC party!  Qarrullesta the Red (3rd level Common magician), Ch’eet (3rd level Half-Blood Pict monk), Dunntanna (3rd level Common cataphract), Tartok (3rd level Esquimaux bard), and 3 light infantry masked bravos and thugs
1 domesticated bactrian camel
10 chained slaves guarded by 16 masked light infantry led by Qarrdunnia (7th level fighter).
30 chained slaves guarded by 20 masked light infantry led by Zullesta the Task-Mistress (3rd level fighter).
1 giant chameleon (metaphor?)
 
Port Zangerios seems like a good place to stay away from!

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/20/2017 8:51 am

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Scalydemon wrote:

I noticed a blog review of this was posted today http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2017/06/commentary-on-free-osr-resoure-ben.html

That was nice of him to say. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

Daily encounter time! Today your players have traveled to Port Greely, where men are men and fish are men too. I have a bad feeling about this...

Cloudburst
Thunderstorm
Fever
Fog bank (it sure is damp here…)
Patrol of 10 light infantry cultist inbreds led by Piris (8th level fighter) and accompanied by Nash (6th level magician)
Sleet storm
Patrol of 14 light infantry cultist inbreds led by Hellis (3rd level fighter).
Plague!
1 riding horse
1 large animal skeleton (another horse?)
Patrol of 16 light infantry cultist inbreds led by Sainoth (9th level fighter!)
Patrol of 14 light infantry cultist inbreds led by Mibdin-Zabra (3rd level fighter)
Patrol of 20 light infantry cultist inbreds led by Zaumnos (5th level fighter)

Darn it, no fish-men! I was rolling all around them too. I guess quasi-fish-men inbreds will have to do.

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/19/2017 8:23 am

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Welcome back to daily encounters! This time your players have journeyed to the legendary Plain of Leng. Will they meet some of the mysterious men of Leng, or just a bunch of Esquimaux hunters?

Snowstorm
Vermin (PC loses food)
Hunting party of 17 bowmen and 9 dogs led by Tuluwaq. They haven’t bagged any game.
Hunting party of 15 bowmen and 5 dogs led by Tuluwaq (the same party, with losses?) They (still?) haven’t bagged anything.
50 musk oxen
110 musk oxen
14 wolves
6 woolly rhinoceroses!
10 woolly rhinoceroses!
Hunting party of 13 bowmen and 4 dogs led by Ulva. They haven’t bagged any of the plentiful game either.
Thin ice over 50’ hole!
Vermin (another PC loses food)
11 aurochs

"Esquimaux hunters" it is. Inept ones, too.

General Discussion » Hyperborea Trivia » 6/19/2017 8:18 am

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Maybe! But there's another body of water specifically mentioned in the gazetteer as being infested by aggressive aqua-hydras.

General Discussion » Hyperborea Trivia » 6/18/2017 4:07 pm

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What body of water is infested by aggressive aqua-hydras?

(Sorry, I couldn't find anything that rhymed with "hydra").

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/18/2017 12:14 pm

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What time is it? Daily encounter time! In this episode, your players have traveled to Pandoros, chief city of the Amazons. Anything you can do, they can do better!

Neutral NPC party! Vairxanna (3rd level common scout), Neasa (3rd level Pictish ranger), Ptolemais (3rd level Kimmerian scout), and 4 light infantry mercenary/flunkies. Maybe the PCs need some guides?
1 giant ant
Sandstorm! (desert only, no encounter)
Patrol of 13 medium infantry led by Lysistrate (2nd level fighter). Looking for men causing trouble.
Sleet storm!
1 riding horse
3 bandits (muggers)
Patrol of 14 medium infantry led by Lysistrate (2nd level fighter). This has to be the same group, right? Maybe the PCs counted wrong the first time, or the patrol picked up a straggler.
Heat wave! but not in a non-desert city
Patrol of 13 medium infantry led by Alexandra (8th level fighter!)
3 harlots, priced at 10 g.p. on the theory that they look like Gal Gadot.
Sophia, 5th level Neutral thief. Her sisters probably regard her as more shameful than the harlots.
Ambrosia (11th level Neutral thief!)

Muggers, working girls, and thieves. Maybe Pandoros, and the Amazons themselves, are not as Lawful as commonly believed?

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/17/2017 8:48 am

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It's daily encounter time! In this installment, your players have sneaked into Orcust, city of the daemon Picts! Come on, dice - let's see a swine daemon!

5 orcs
Cloudburst
4 orcs
50 orcs!
1 domesticated bactrian camel
Heat wave! – but only in a desert, so no encounter
Hailstorm!
9 giant black centipedes
30 orcs!
1 viper
1 giant fire beetle (night only)
8 giant black centipedes
30 orcs!

Black centipedes - food or pets? You decide! (And darn it, no daemons encountered this time...)

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/16/2017 8:24 am

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"Tell them what they won, Johnny!" "A daily encounter!" Today your players have made landfall on Onja Cot, home of some of Hyperborea's justly renowned naked folk. And these are cannibals! Let the naked encounters begin!

War party of 42 naked Picts led by Boddica and accompanied by Dumnovellaunos (2nd level shaman). Luckily, they aren’t using poisoned arrows. Welcome to Onja Cot!
Lost
16 lions!
Hailstorm!
Vermin (PC loses food)
Hunting party of 8 naked Pict bowmen and 10 dogs, led by Cunovinda. They haven’t bagged anything yet, but I imagine the PCs will do nicely.
Hailstorm again!
Another hailstorm!
20 red deer
1 boar
Insect swarm!
Fog bank
Lost

Too bad the PCs didn't meet Onja Cot himself. I swear I have to get lucky with the dice in one of these regions...

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/15/2017 8:19 am

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Daily encounter time! Now your players have journeyed to Nod's Chain, a weird frozen river winding among glaciated hills. What will they encounter there?

70 giant bats! (night only)
Lost
Snowstorm
Lights in the sky (but no alien encounter occurs)
14 reindeer
Kimmerian hunting party of 16 bowmen and 6 dogs, led by Syntyche. They haven’t bagged any game yet. (They must be really hungry to dare Nod’s Chain – maybe the PCs will do!)
Thin ice (over 40’ hole)
1 giant weasel (night only)
Lost
Lost
Kimmerian hunting party of 16 bowmen and 14 dogs, led by Argyros. Maybe this is the same party with a different leader and more dogs? Maybe they ate the original leader?
Frostbite!
Box canyon

Fewer aliens were met than I hoped. Maybe next time...

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/14/2017 9:46 am

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Welcome back to daily encounters! Today your players have traveled to the hills of New Vinland. What will they encounter there?

11 aurochs
Patrol of 13 medium infantry led by Gunnhildr (7th level fighter).
Hunting party of 14 bowmen and 9 dogs, led by Alfhildr. They have bagged 6 reindeer! (I rolled 18, so I guess they left 12 more to rot somewhere back on the trail. Maybe the PCs are hungry?)
Hunting party of 15 bowmen and 12 dogs, led by Arnstein. They have also bagged game – 150 bats! (Again, I actually rolled 900. Man, New Vinland must be littered with wantonly slain animals.)
Patrol of 18 light infantry led by Audmundr (12th level fighter!)
Lost
15 aurochs (probably hiding from all the Viking hunters)
800 bats! (night only)
12 wild dogs
Hunting party of 11 bowmen and 7 dogs, led by Helga. They haven’t bagged anything. (I know where they can find some leftovers…)
Rockslide
9 aurochs
1 black bear

"Plenty of Vikings" was what they encountered. And some of them can even shoot straight!

General Discussion » Hyperborean Encounter Tables! » 6/13/2017 8:21 am

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It's that time again: daily encounters! In this installment, your players are hiding in the mountains of New Pictland. I wonder if they'll encounter any spiders?

1 giant ogre-faced spider
1 viper
4 cave bears!
1 giant ogre-faced spider
Lava eruption! But luckily this wasn’t a volcano, so no encounter.
5 giant crab spiders!
12 wolves
Box canyon (full of spiders no doubt)
Vermin (1 PC lost food)
2 falcons
1 giant black widow
3 giant toads
2 giant black widows
 
New Pictland is a pretty unpleasant place. And that was without even meeting any Picts!

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