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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 Seacat 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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Seacat 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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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

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Lastlands

Longwinter: the horrors of the icebox survival project

The snow is alive. A soft, cold spirit courses through them. Her lace threads the world; watching, drinking, listening, stroking, soothing, killing. Her touch is soft and icy. She is Winterwhite, the daughter of…Continue readingLongwinter: the horrors of the icebox survival project

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Natural Language Roleplaying Games

Would it be fair to say that Gary Gygax, a founder of the modern role-playing hobby, was an accountant with a love of war-gaming? It would. As I completed the Ultraviolet Grasslands manuscript in August, finished…Continue readingNatural Language Roleplaying Games

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Other

The Incredible Adventuring Wheelbarrow (61)

Last night a crew of unlikely heroes destroyed the scourge of the six levels: Orcagorgon. With the application of guile, lion millipedes, stone giants, marbles, explosives, a rocket wheelchair, meatshields, archery, magic, a tragic…Continue readingThe Incredible Adventuring Wheelbarrow (61)

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Other Vastlands

Who are the heroes of the UVG? (post 59)

The 14th Update of the UVG has just gone live on Patreon. It continues threading Ultraviolet Grasslands westward, finally reaching the Chasm that divides the great steppe from the western ridges and that locus of…Continue readingWho are the heroes of the UVG? (post 59)