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System Vastlands

Mechanics: Assets

This is a post on one of the resource mechanics in SDM – Our Golden Age, but it should be applicable to any rpg system that uses some kind of discrete wealth (as opposed…Continue readingMechanics: Assets

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Development System Vastlands

Creative Permutations: Dead City

—The slow horizon has eaten the living god. The millennial city falls. Gore runs in the archaic streets. Bones break beneath the stud wheels of the conquerors. —”Reason!” they yell as they sack the…Continue readingCreative Permutations: Dead City

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System

Spells: Inventing and Assembling

Inventing spells and spell albums for S.E.A.C.A.T. Also, the spell album of the cosmic logos for your perusal.Continue readingSpells: Inventing and Assembling

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System

Magic with Life and Inventory

Being a nearly unformatted copy-paste of the magic rules of the Seacat roleplaying game for the Vastlands and other strange places.Continue readingMagic with Life and Inventory

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Ekleksikon Vastlands

Iksir

UVG • Red Sky • Mythos • Techné Stone of life. Spirit of the word. Source encoded in matter. Substance of creation. First and last thing. There are over 10,000 names in the common…Continue readingIksir

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Other System Vastlands

Quantum Characters and the Tabletop Role-playing Game

A consistent problem I’ve always faced in role-playing games is how to quickly introduce new characters to the game, both non-player characters and player characters. Whether the player’s hero has died, or they need…Continue readingQuantum Characters and the Tabletop Role-playing Game

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System Vastlands

Better Than Dead: Death Replacement Mechanics for UVG (and Skeleton)

While the Ultraviolet Grasslands (kickstarter complete and awesome, yay!) is a road-tripping, point-crawling game that mixes a lot of OSROWHY sensibilities with a whole lot of heavy metal, I’ve never been fully satisfied with…Continue readingBetter Than Dead: Death Replacement Mechanics for UVG (and Skeleton)

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News

UVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap

This is your last chance to get in on the UVG Kickstarter. A day left or so, not much more (ok, fine, 56 hours). It has been a ridiculous, epic, amazing ride. When we…Continue readingUVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap

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Lastlands Other

A Bad Turn of Words: Fantasy Heartbreaker

In 2002 an ‘essay’ came out that brought the term ‘fantasy heartbreaker’ into popular use. The author, Ron Edwards, was one of the founders of the Forge and a proponent of the GNS theory…Continue readingA Bad Turn of Words: Fantasy Heartbreaker