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Announcements » HYPERBOREA 3E! » 6/14/2021 4:33 pm

mavfire
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Awesome! congrats, Jeff, I have a lot of work to do this week!

HYPERBOREA 3E » What makes it a Third Edition? » 5/06/2021 12:49 pm

mavfire
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Super excited, and being that I have some inside looks, I am of the mind that 3E will be the best edition. Ghul has promised to add GNOMES too... Cant wait!https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/lol.png


I am hard at work on my portion of this thing and I am anxious to have you all see what we have cooked up for you this go around. 

Comic Books and Graphic Novels » DCs The Last God » 12/04/2020 12:14 pm

mavfire
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Another fine series this time from DC comics the black vault. The Last God is a tale of an adventuring group that defeats a “god” tho he returns when they are past their prime. Quite good read and the art is inspiring.

General Discussion » peat slippage, game idea » 11/15/2020 9:21 am

mavfire
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That is creepy and very gameable!!!

Bestiary » Men as monsters » 4/16/2020 9:01 am

mavfire
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For Lost Cairns of the Savages the men (Half-bloods) are the monsters. What i did was qualify them as the following types and built a basic template for each type:

(I wont spoil anything here)

1. Braves- these are low level scouts and sentries- they have mastery of bows and small thrown weapons. They are essentially 2-3rd level. They will have Very low amounts of valuable treasure. They exist as a “monster” template only.

2. Warriors- these are your everyday fighters, they make up the bulk of warbands. They are essentially 4-6 level fighters and have mastery of bows, thrown weapons and melee weapons they will have a small amount of valuable treasure. They too exist as a “monster” template only.

3. Elites - these are warband leaders 1-2 for every full warband. They are 6-7 level fighters have grand mastery of a variety of weapons based on their level and specific place within the tribal society. They have more valuable treasure and may carry a (shaman) blessed magical item.these guys have built personalities and are feature NPC / monsters. They have a “monster” template but also a brief description and tactics they may employ.

4. Shaman acolytes- these are low level spell users of a variety of classes depending on their specific place in the tribal society. They may be witches, shamen, clerics or really any of the available classes. They will have low monetary treasure but will carry a small holy item, totem or relic based on their purpose. They accompany warbands. They have a “monster” template but have a brief description and tactic.

5. Shamen- these are higher level holy/sorcerous elites, they are rare, 1-2 per tribe. Again they may be of any spell using class and built individually to serve a specific purpose within the campaign. These are full fledged NPCs with a near complete character sheet.

6. Chief- they are high level fighter classes and are built individually as leaders of specific tribes. They are very few in number and report

Artistic Inspirations » Original Art for Sale... » 3/20/2020 3:27 pm

mavfire
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I have added all of the most recent Kickstarter artwork to my website. The originals are for sale. Email me if you are interested. Thanks in advance. 

http://delteigelerillustration.com/art-for-sale/

Artistic Inspirations » Mark Schultz » 12/04/2019 5:02 pm

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Here is a quoted section from Jewels of Gwahlur, I think this paints what could be a lost world within Hyperborea...

It was like looking into the interior of a vast bowl, rimmed by a circular stone wall. The floor of the bowl was covered with trees and denser vegetation, though nowhere did the growth duplicate the jungle denseness of the outer forest. The cliffs marched around it without a break and of uniform height. It was a freak of nature, not to be paralleled, perhaps, in the whole world: a vast natural amphitheater, a circular bit of forested plain, three or four miles in diameter, cut off from the rest of the world, and confined within the ring of those palisaded cliffs.

 But the man on the cliffs did not devote his thoughts to marveling at the topographical phenomenon. With tense eagerness he searched the tree-tops below him, and exhaled a gusty sigh when he caught the glint of marble domes amidst the twinkling green. It was no myth, then; below him lay the fabulous and deserted palace of Alkmeenon.

Hyperborea » Maps of Mount Vhuurmithadon? » 12/04/2019 4:21 pm

mavfire
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Ghul wrote:

Yeah, I'm a long ways away from sharing any of that info, so you'll have to make it your own or collaborate with some of the other fine referees here!

Only because it is full of gnomes!! He just doesn't want to break it to the rest of you....
 

Bestiary » Fiend Folio » 12/04/2019 4:19 pm

mavfire
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I am using some of the fiend folio for an adventure I am writing as well. Great resource, I always look to make sure it fits my vision for what Jeff's world is, and tweak it as necessary. 

Besides, you cannot beat the fact that over half the creatures are illustrated by Russ!

Convention and Game Day » U-CON (ypsilanti MI Nov 22-24 2019) » 11/15/2019 6:22 pm

mavfire
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I am all signed up to run three separate instances of Lost Cairns of the Savages at U-con. If you are in the area, stop in, say hey, and chat a bit. It will be good to dust off the old manuscript again, as I have not run anything on it for a few months. 

Here is my lineup...
Looks like there are still spots left....

 
Time         Type System/Title                                                     Gamemaster        Location
Sat 9a-1p GM AS&SH: Hyperborea: Lost Cairns of the Savages Del Teigeler Conference H 4
Sat 2p-6p GM AS&SH: Hyperborea: Lost Cairns of the Savages Del Teigeler Conference H 4
Sun 9a-1p GM AS&SH: Hyperborea: Lost Cairns of the Savages Del Teigeler Conference H 4

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 10/18/2019 8:48 pm

mavfire
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I am running three instances of Lost Cairns of the Savages. Here are the date/times and a brief synopsis. They are approved, but not listed yet as that will be done post January. 

Friday @ 4pm
Saturday @9am
Saturday @2pm

HYPERBOREA: Lost Cairns of the Savages

A sandbox adventure to the fog shrouded Black Feather Island where rumors persist that pre-historic savages built burial cairns which hold untold riches, but are they ripe for the picking or are they deadly ripe? Loosely based on Howard's "Wolves Beyond the Border" "The Black Stranger" and "Beyond the Black River" this game is refereed by AS&SH Illustrator Del Teigeler. Characters provided.

Announcements » The Sea-Wolf's Daughter » 10/09/2019 4:46 pm

mavfire
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Thanks guys... Glad you like them...

Announcements » The Sea-Wolf's Daughter » 9/28/2019 6:58 am

mavfire
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Lets try again. Sorry about that guys/girls....

https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/e2a4afee-9094-4439-b561-38c6a0476352/ddh43se-00ca2877-6596-4b4b-bd5d-ce898b252d22.jpg/v1/fill/w_1192,h_670,q_70,strp/sea_wolf_s_cover_concepts_by_mavfire_ddh43se-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.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.vE5_NLv0j-Lbw6QALHXQB7ShqBm6fSBjlRHu6YZEmPQ

General Discussion » Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer » 9/22/2019 7:32 am

mavfire
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Thank you to everyone who contributed, and purchased. 

General Discussion » Introduction Thread » 9/22/2019 7:29 am

mavfire
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Welcome new people! Glad you all enjoy the game as much as the rest of us here!

Announcements » The Sea-Wolf's Daughter » 9/22/2019 7:25 am

mavfire
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Here are the original concepts for the cover. Fun stuff... 

https://img.mewe.com/api/v2/photo/wBDIleVcQy4e5UsCWr3BjXJmPyIc7uI_darMPecSngtdh2gB7QlaIBmtxdo/768x768/img?static=0

Announcements » Welcome! » 9/22/2019 7:06 am

mavfire
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Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY forum! (if that is a thing).... 

And a big welcome to those of you just joining that I have not welcomed. 

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 7/31/2019 11:50 pm

mavfire
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Tickets purchased and I will be running 3 instances of Lost Cairns of the Savages...

Comic Books and Graphic Novels » CONAN back at Marvel » 7/31/2019 11:44 pm

mavfire
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Meh! its all okay, glad to be reading about Crom's child again, but the art and story are mid 5-6 on ten scale. No comparing to Thomas/Buscema/Alcala Conan, or even Cary Nord's. 

Artistic Inspirations » Buscema » 7/31/2019 11:40 pm

mavfire
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A few of my favorite Buscema/Alcala images... Just love the inkwork in the stones, and the brooding feel to it. Alcala's use of blacks and hashing is so good.... definitely inspirational. I have seen scans of the original drawings for these and the mastery of Buscema shows through in them. Definitely a masterful duo!

http://komiksmuseum.com/alfredo19a.jpg

http://www.sffaudio.com/images13/IronShadowsOnTheMoonIllustratedByJohnBuscemaAndAlfredoAlcalaB565.png

https://i0.wp.com/gcomics.online/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/conan-por-john-buscema-alfredo-alcala.jpg?fit=799%2C623&ssl=1

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