Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wow, it's been a while.

It's been almost a year since the last update.  I guess I've had this sitting on the shelf long enough I've been ready to get back at it.

I've made quite a few updates over the last few days already and I'm hoping to get more in before heading back to work next week.

I'm working on simplifying combat and spell casting and actually going back to my original concept of using cards to track weapons, armor, spells, and conditions.  The hope is that combat will move a lot fasters

Well, stay tuned for more!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Help Wanted Board at the Leaky Pipe

Corcoran Rhapsody’s Circus and Traveling Zoo!
◦ 5₱, Gallery Park T1-10, Two Weeks Only!
Wanted - Feral Subsurface Fauna Specimens
◦ Lawrence Atkinson, Prof. Zoology and Elementally Induced Evolution - EB University
Wanted - Maps and Charts of Pre-Tier Settlements
◦ Private Collector - Drop Box 8715, EB Parcels, T40
◦ Additional Note tacked on - Pre-Tier artifacts bonus
Wanted - Light casters or talents
◦ Any Church of the Followers of the White Hand
Wanted - Enlightened individuals for conversation and social gatherings
◦ Sandor Wilson - 17 North Ave - T45
Dead or Alive - RedJack
◦ EB Senate, 500,000₱
Dead or Alive - 25₱ bounty on any RedJack soldier

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Followers of the White Hand

The discovery of elemental magic is lost to history.  It’s always been a part of life on Ird.  

Casters able to manipulate the element of Light had a profound effect on Ird.  Because of their healing powers, only grave misfortune or the most virulent diseases and poisons would bring about death before old age could do the same.  Even then, some of the most powerful users of Light would be able to restore life to another, but this was at great peril to themselves.

Light casters were said to be gifted with The White Hand.  Long before the Tiers and even before Misvic Forge, these casters were revered and they gathered together in hospices and eventually formed the Followers of the White Hand.  

The Followers of the White Hand is almost a religious order with its own trappings, rituals and traditions.  The head of the Followers in each major city after the Fall is referred to as the Archbishop of that city.  Below the Archbishop are the Bishops, Priest and Brothers and Sisters of the White Hand.

The Followers attempt to actively recruit anyone who shows a talent for manipulating Light.  At some points in history, most notably after the Fall, this recruitment went beyond an attempt to convince and became conscription.  The current Followers are trying to recover from this stain on their reputation.  Even so, there are some among the Followers who feel that all who can use Light should be among their ranks.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Goodbye talented casters

I'm going to do some changes to magic and remove the single school talented casters.  There will be a way for non-casters to get access to spells though; it'll just be more costly and can be gained at any time - not just at character creation.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Finally got around to taking a first pass at the equipment lists.  I was putting it off forever.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I doodle

This would be the tower in the wastes with its lonely little light shining to weary travelers.

Back in the saddle

It's been a few weeks since I sat down with the rule book and did any work.  Time to get back at it.

I really want/need to get more of the world handled but I keep finding myself tweaking the rules.

Here's the new changes if you're one of the few who are following along in the draft.

  • Restored the accidently deleted Channeling condition

  • Added a stub for Poisons

  • Minimum range rules added for some weapons
  • Added stub for Diseased condition
  • Change to Initiative
  • Added (IS) Initiative Score

Traits and Powers
  • Added Fast Learner