37 Long-distance Gritty Realism II: Supplies

A few dining establishments

In the last post on long-distance D&D (2 weeks ago) I expounded on time. This time it’s supplies. I bet you expected space, but no. Space should be abstract. The tale of a fairytale kingdom across seven forests and six sees, five months of travel away sounds fantastic. The tale of an orc-goblin kingdom 2,276 miles away, with 1,600 light infantry and 400 heavy infantry is horrible and dull.* Also, yes, this post is also a suggestion to go and support the WTF rpg and art patreon.

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30 Catlord of the Violet Citadel

Catlord and Cat Person

This is Part 0.5 of 8 of the first WTF Expedition RPG Pointcrawl. You can get the whole Part 1, v2, here. This is a teaser for the full Patreon-supported series, which you are totally welcome to support (and follow).

The Graceful Cats of the Violet Citadel

Soyez tranquil,” murmurs the dead-eyed lady in P.T.’s mind. Horned cats creep from hazy alleys and examine their baggage. The citadel looms, eerie and obnoxious, beyond the haze layer.

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29 Squidmagus Surprise

The Squidmaster looks left in surprise

“I tell you, I heard Shulbo’s wizarding parasite give out it’s death screech last night. Five goats gave rancid milk this morning and the yak was found with a small tuberous growth in its ear. These are signs, the apostate wizard is dead. For five ivories I will give you this very authentic key to the dead wizard’s laundry rooms, whence you may easily ransack his apartments. Oh, I ask nothing in return.”

Books in the Wizard’s Lavatory Library

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27 Lonely Cathedral

Sinking into the Quaq, but not yet.

Lonely Cathedral

On the dull tidal beach the downed cathedral hunkers. Concrete, floatstone and jaspis sinking into the sand, but not yet. Not today.

  1. Metal-handed preacher stands on a midden and cries, “the end! the crystal ship! the fools!”
  2. Noodle seller with hooch on the side.
  3. Strawheads trading ivory and furs.
  4. Rusting metal gulls slowly winding down.
  5. Rat urchins attempt to rob you.
  6. Green monks, merchants, cog flower acolytes.

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