Finishline. Or close to it. After going over the basics of the setting, and after a detailed look at creatures and religions, it’s high time to give some more background information on the different countries, the names of which have already popped up here and there.
In the vein of classic “continental” fantasy, Nydele boasts some countries whose differences may seem overly pronounced, considering their geographic closeness . Continue reading
Slayer’s Crib might be the archetypal BPN hall, but what about…
#10 Suicide Alley
Suicide Alley has earned a reputation as the BPN hall with the highest percentage of Black BPNs issued and the highest percentage of BPNs resulting in at least fatality amongst Operatives. Much of this is down to a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. Continue reading
… this question was raised by Shadom when he was talking about the importance of being consistent in translations. Apart from Shadom, yennico, Pythia and Dr. Gonzo all try their hand at providing answers for Dresden Files, Iron Kingdoms and generic fantasy. Continue reading
The fictional German town of Miranbrück originated some years ago, when I and some friends prepared to start a massive Changeling the Lost online game. The town was described with a great love for detail and it was generally a labor of love.
Alas, the online game never really took off. In no small part due to my own fault. Continue reading
The intermingling of science fiction, fantasy elements and socialist reality was the main reason I fell in love with the setting of The Red Star. Especially when turning one’s eyes towards historical events this combination not only proves to be immensely practical but also allows for a nearly infinite variety of campaigns, ranging from revolutionaries following Imbohl, over simple soldiers fighting in the Great Patriotic War or military advisors in the Kingdom of Jade, to Red Fleet veterans out to build a criminal empire in the WTA. Continue reading
Title illustration taken from the cover of The Red Star Special Edition 2006, © Christian Gossett. Used with kind permission of the artist
The Sword of Lies, the latest instalment of The Red Star series, contains a wealth of new material that could never make it into the campaign setting which came out before The Sword of Lies even started. Train Depot takes up some of that material and uses it in a short scenario. Continue reading