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  • #46
    Rogue's Gallery: Marauders

    Alyeska is home to many outlaws; the most infamous of these are the sky pirates that have been romanticised by the newsheets. Bandits aren't unheard, though they are not seen as exciting and tend to receive considerably less attention in the press. Then there are the motorcycle raider gangs known as 'Marauders'.

    HOT OFF THE PRESS! Frozen Skies will go on sale this coming Wednesday!!


    • #47
      Frozen Skies Session Three: Beneath The Spires

      Session the Third in the ongoing Frozen Skies campaign, one of the players wasn't able to make and I didn't want to run what I had planned without them. So put a few options to the rest of the group and it was decided to do a side adventure instead...well ended up being more of a mis-adventure.

      Don't suppose I've ever seen so many failed rolls in a single game session.


      • #48
        Challenge Accepted

        Recently Utherwald Press reached over a 100 likes on Facebook.

        To celebrate this achievement I offered to either an adventure, location, item or NPC based upon a one or two word prompt. I was expecting some interesting responses and I wasn't disappointed, though they were surprising all the same. So...


        • #49
          Frozen Skies Session 4: Unexpected Allies And Likely Foes

          Go Forth With Session Four!

          A full house again as Tag's player joined us after having to miss the last session, thus enabling much advancement and development of plot. These past couple of sessions have proven that great flexibility as a GM is required as what I had planned to happen and what ended up happening because of circumstance were two different things. Though managed to get things pretty close to being back on track in this last session, so feeling a little bit of a sense of achievement with that.


          • #50
            Rogue's Gallery: The Tundra Wolves

            There are many sky pirate outfits in Alyeska, ranging from little more than bandits with a couple of planes through to successful gangs with their own airships. A group known as the Banshees have already been covered and have even made an appearance in the Frozen Skies campaign that I'm currently running. Another gang that has featured in the campaign and have only been mentioned previously; The Tundra Wolves



            • #51
              Brokers of Secrets

              This particular post was going to be another instalment of the Frozen Skies campaign I'm running. However, half the group wasn't able to make and so the session got cancelled. Hopefully in two weeks time it'll be the next bit of the campaign.

              In the meantime, I've had to think of a different topic for this week's post...



              • #52
                The Gwentshire Chronicles: Ald Jack

                With Frozen Skies out I can relax a little and turn my attention to other setting ideas, something that I intend to do every so often. This time its the turn of the Gwentshire Chronicles, chiefly a look at another of the key characters in the setting; Ald Jack



                • #53
                  Cold War Skirmishes: Flashpoint Belize

                  Continuing on with taking a look at other settings and products that Utherwald has in the works. This week it is the turn of Cold War Skirmishes and we'll be taking a look at a potential conflict that almost erupted in Central America during the early 1970s. As ever the post will feature a overview of the military situation, offer adventure ideas and suggested NPC stats.



                  • #54
                    Forsaken Space: Wreck Generator

                    This week we're continuing with revisiting the other settings in the works from Utherwald Press. Taking the spotlight this time round is Forsaken Space; scavengers braving haunted wrecks in a SciFi Horror setting.

                    To help kickstart your ForSpace games, heres a wreck generator.



                    • #55
                      Frozen Skies Session 5: "Trust me, I'm a drunk!"

                      After a break off over a month, the crew of the airship Waylander are back flying the Frozen Skies!

                      For one reason or another, the entire group hasn't been able to get together over the past month. One session got cancelled and the following ended up being a Savage 40K one-shot, but the whole crew is back in Alyeska. The group seemed to be happy getting back into the swing of things, though one of the players has ended up changing characters (more on that in a bit). This week, though slow to begin with, was a fun session.



                      • #56
                        Setting Overview: Darkwatch

                        Darkwatch is the combination of two Setting Ideas; Forsaken and Deepwatch.

                        The core of Darkwatch is still the original idea for Forsaken, except I've decided to make subterranean elements a stronger part of the setting. Also envisioning Darkwatch to play as a reverse resistance campaign; the player characters are part of the occupation forces attempting to root out the resistance cells of the enemy forces still lurking in the city.



                        • #57
                          Frozen Skies Session 6: Going Down To Grimsport

                          The adventures of the airship Waylander and its crew continue.

                          Combat proved to be surprisingly absent this session, though some critical plot development took place setting things up for other things to occur later on. Highlights include; the introduction of a new player character, visiting a town with an ill-reputation, meeting an NPC who'll become important later on...oh and the characters themselves being arrested.



                          • #58
                            Keep The Home Fires Burning

                            This week we're looking at another of the planned settings for Utherwald Press and, fittingly enough as I have a cold, its Keep The Home Fires Burning.

                            It'll pretty much be a few ideas I have in mind for the setting, concepts and possible rules. There will also be an insight in how character players interact with the setting along with a couple of adventure hooks.



                            • #59
                              Frozen Skies Session 7: This Is Fine

                              Last time we joined the crew of the airship Waylander, two of their fellows had ended up in a police cell as the law tried to get the entire crew booked for smuggling. Though the law would be frustrated in its efforts, it does have other tricks up its sleeves. One of the detained crew members has to face a court martial, the other had urgent summons from home to face an equally dreadful matter.



                              • #60
                                The Gwentshire Chronicles: The Laine Collection

                                Sometimes, its amazing where you pick up ideas from.

                                Recently visited the Lynn Museum in Kings Lynn, which proved to be interesting and a gold mine for ideas. The museum had in display a collection of curiosities amassed by the artist and explorer Thomas Baines. The collections features curios from Africa, Australia and even South-East Asia. There was also some stuff on the English Civil War and the Siege of Kings Lynn, another source of ideas which I'll write about in the near future.