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Welcome to the Sundered Kingdoms.


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South of the free city of Endhome, east of the King’s Road and Trader’s
Way, north of the Forlorn Mountains, and west of the sea, these lands
comprise what are known today as the Sundered Kingdoms, a half-wild
land of scattered towns and villages, a handful of independent city-states,
and few formal borders. It is a land where giants still roam the mountains,
trolls prowl the hills, and unknown beasts walk in the night, a land where
villagers huddle after dark around crackling fires behind puny palisades
while lords remain in their castles and try to ignore the strange cries and
screams that come from outside. It is a land of old kingdoms shattered
by war, new alliances formed for survival, and black-hearted cults that
beseech their dark lords for favor and power. It is the Sundered Kingdoms.


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This will be a new Pathfinder Adventure Path in the Lost Lands. Characters are level one. More to come.


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South of the free city of Endhome, east of the King’s Road and Trader’s Way, north of the Forlorn Mountains, and west of the sea, these lands comprise what are known today as the Sundered Kingdoms, a half-wild
land of scattered towns and villages, a handful of independent city-states, and few formal borders. It is a land where giants still roam the mountains, trolls prowl the hills, and unknown beasts walk in the night, a land where villagers huddle after dark around crackling fires behind puny palisades while lords remain in their castles and try to ignore the strange cries and screams that come from outside. It is a land of old kingdoms shattered by war, new alliances formed for survival, and black-hearted cults that beseech their dark lords for favor and power. It is the Sundered Kingdoms.


This is a private game.


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This is the discussion thread for a new Reign of Winter campaign.


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This is the new Discussion thread.


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I am going to be starting up another Rappan Athuk game here soon. It will be an old school game. Core races only, Core classes prefered but will consider others. APG, UC and UM per DM approval.

There are no magic shops here. Oh, you might find one where you can get a minor potion or scroll or material components, but even those are rare and not close. WBL, what is that? Encounters by CR, not in RA. If you open the wrong door and don't learn how and when to run those graves will pile up in a hurry! Better have plenty of back up characters for this one. My last party lost 12 characters by level 3! Gold? Treasure? That this place has in some vast quantities in some places. Presuming you can make it home with your hard earned gains.

From the introduction:

"Once upon a time, there was an idea—an idea formulated by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 and published in a little paperback book called Underworld Adventures. The idea was simple: it is a lot of fun to go into a dungeon and kill evil monsters. Why is the dungeon there? No one knows. Why do the monsters usually fight rather than talk? We aren't really sure. Why are there 16 trolls in a cave with a jug of alchemy? No one cares. What do all the monsters eat? We don’t know that either (although “adventurer” probably tops the list). And we don’t have to know these things. This isn't an ecology experiment, it’s a dungeon—the quintessential setting for pure swords and sorcery adventuring.
This adventure pays homage to that original idea. True, there are
opportunities for role playing, but most of this module is dedicated to
“roll playing.” Hopefully, while exploring the halls of Rappan Athuk, you
will recall the thrill of discovery, the terror in your heart when you fought your first skeleton, the joy of rolling your first natural 20 and the despair you felt when that 1 came up for your poison save.
This module, Rappan Athuk—The Dungeon of Graves, is nothing more and nothing less than a good, old–fashioned, First Edition dungeon crawl
updated for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Very difficult, it should strike fear into the hearts of the most stalwart adventurers. It offers an
abundance of traps, tricks and monsters."

I will select six vict... er players for this game.


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And so it begins....


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Welcome to the Lost Lands Campaign Discussion thread.


I am looking to start a new Lost Lands campaign and where the party goes will somewhat be up to them as this is a sandbox. They could go to Rappan Athuk, Barakus, Stoneheart Valley or the new Sword of Air. Regardless, the party will start out in Bard's Gate and go that away!

As for options, I am looking at level one, 25 point buy, old school. Core and some APG with some other options thrown in as they fit the campaign. Races are generally core. Heck, I even have most of this Sword & Wizardry of enough people wish to chose that option! Looking for six to eight players that are dedicated to a multi-year campaign. Would like to post on generally a daily basis, but I understand things come up. Need to be willing to be botted if out a significant amount of time preferably by another player. So who's game?


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I talked one of my players into doing a campaign log for our Rappan Athuk campaign. This one is done by one of our players named Don. We have been running every other week since 8/2012.

Encountered a mouse, it turned out to be Sandra, we dispelled the enchantment on her and returned her to her normal form.
Managed to lift the portcullis blocking our path.
Entered into maze, found secret door shortly thereafter.
Came across some giant spiders, killed them and found Binky Pink in their webs. Free’d him and he agreed to join us, encountered some Minotaurs, killed two and charmed a 3rd.
Came onto a cliff and after some comical entertainment watching Balmothere, Sandra, and Kaz trying to fly Big Red up the cliff, unable to do so until Big Red cast Bull’s Strength on Balmothere. We encountered a poisoned hallway and managed to make it through without triggering the trap, came into a room with two sets of really ornate doors and two statues. Doors were 20 foot high made of pure bronze. This was a tomb, Dae’din was able to decipher some ancient celestial on the statues that depicted the following.
Stone by stone and crafted by my hands
The tomb of Ereg Tal here stands
‘Til the end of time may be
Shall his goodness shine on thee.
Chiseled by the hands of Kor the
Storm Liegeman of Ereg Tal in peace and war
For to entomb his master’s bones
And thus to build eternal home.
Know ye who stand before the portal
Ereg was Titan, but not immortal
The Lord of Death did strike the blow
That laid my Mighty Master low.
Mortally wounded was Ereg Tal
The King I loved the most of all
And so I bore him to this cave
And from the stone carved our two graves.
About his blessed neck I placed
The Golden Torc, in life given free
As Symbol of my fealty
So I sealed it in the sepulcher with he.
To the end stand I the honor guard
‘Till life empties from my mortal gourd
Know all that Ereg Tal was the master to Kor
Faithful Servant to his Lord.
We rested in a cavern adjacent to the tomb where we encountered minitaurs and hill giants, then rested and decided to take the northern most passage that brought us downward. After proceeding downward we encountered an Eye of the Deep and killed it, then came upon a nest of over 50 Giant Scorpions and their mother, after a lot of heavy magic the group dispatched them and then searched the nest finding the eggs. Balmothere and Dae’din took them out.

Rumours – Break 7 seals to aid the side of good.
Shrine to a foul god or demon said to lie beneath the hills, corridors are gruesome and full of death.

We came across a small cavernous area with a brick wall and a path leading forward, we stopped to remove the pieces of brick to see what lay behind. During the wall removal we were attacked by a manticore and some stirges. We found a coffin containing an undead elf who pleaded for our help, Yokeem. Asked us to free her from her bondage, from which we went and killed the mummy who was holding her in this realm as an undead.
Dae’din accepted the key from Yokeem, and the group proceeded to the lake near the giant scorpion lair and underneath the lake as Yokeem said was an entrance to another tomb, in which lay the mummy. The group quickly dispatched the mummy thanks to Kaz’s fire breath and Balmothere’s Fire Bombs. Shortly thereafter Dae’din passed out while trying to identify a magical aura as Yokeem spoke into his mind thanking him for her release from undeath, as Dae’din is the one who accepted the key.

Don – Dae’din Ithil (Elf Rogue 3/Wizard 3/Arcane Trickster 3)
Kevin – Kaz (Gnome Sorceror 9)
Marty – Big Red (Half-Orc Cleric 7//Holy Vindicator 2)
Kara – Sandra (Elf Wizard 7/Druid 2)
James – Balmothere (Elf Alchemist 9)
Bill – Curt ( Human Fighter 9)
Henry – Liege (Human Mithral Knight 9)

The group went south via fly and swim magical aids and came upon an island full of goblins, after a chaotic mess of arcane magic (Fireballs, Ice Storms, Lightning Bolts) and divine magic (Walls of Fire) the group ran off the goblins and gained their hard earned gold ore. While collecting the ore the group was set upon by three river trolls and the fight seemed to be over rather quickly, that is until Curt fell into the river.
Sandra and Kaz morphed into aquatic forms to go and aid Curt who was being swept away by the river. Alas they were not of much help as the dangerously swift current swept them all away, along with the river trolls. After a struggle with both the river and the trolls Kaz, Curt, and Sandra broke free and made landfall. Sometime later the group re-united and continued the adventure. Curt noticed some tracks the trolls left behind and the party moved to follow. In a smaller chamber they found two of the three River Trolls in what was obviously their lair. Dae’din got the jump on the beasts and quickly fired off two Scorching Rays, Kaz came in with a fireball, Balmothere pitched a few bombs and the trolls were felled in fire and smoke. Sandra tossed a few arcane bolts, and Big Red cheered us on with a bless spell, ugliest cheerleader you’ve ever seen.
After dispatching the trolls the party searched the chamber and found several glowing magic items. Dae’din failed to notice a poison on a locked box and tried to open it, and although he made his save, he ran to the corner of the room, pilfering the periapt of proof against poison. He sat there clutching the periapt while the party was asking for it to help keep them safe against the deadly poison Dae’din claimed was on the trap as they attempted to open the box. Dae’din kept ahold of the periapt while not even wearing it. “Mine,” he repeated as Balmothere pleaded for it, finally to no avail Balmothere just searched the box, found the trap and disabled it. Inside was a tome that turned out to be a manual of gainful exercise. Also found amongst the treasure was a Robe of Scintillating Colours, a Bag of Holding, some arcane/divine scrolls, and Boots of Dancing (thought to be boots of Striding and Springing). Dae’din got the boots and put them on, and for the third time since entering the dungeon he was cursed once again and began dancing uncontrollably.
The group had a good laugh at his expense until Big Red finally stopped laughing enough to help Dae’din who thought his day couldn’t get any worse… And thankfully it didn’t as he noticed a pitfall trap just in time, thanks to Sandra wearing the Robe of Scintillating Colours and shedding enough light for Dae’din to notice. The group decided to rest here, and Sandra popped up a Tiny Hut for some measure of safety and comfort in the dungeon.


This is the recruitment thread for a ftf game already in progress. We are seeing if the players are interested in adding PBP to add to the existing game.


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To start the discussion thread.

Port Shaw.


Recruiting players for PbP Razor Coast game per request. I am looking for 6 players level 5. Campaign runs through around level 12.
I would have to warn people before starting a PbP game that I am a very Old School DM and run my games similar to the way the Frogs created them and run them, largely Core with a few exceptions on races and classes. I do use UM, UC and all the sources that the Kickstarter included so there is quite a bit of additional source material for feats and especially traits and have all the S&S material also. So Dead Man's Chest, 101 Pirates Traits, A Brace of Pistols, etc. And yes I have Call of The Frog God so it may be included depending on what the players do. I am open to ideas and suggestions, however. If you have something you really want too run and can convince me it fits the setting go for it. This is set around 1700 in a sort of Hawaiian/Caribbean setting. Think Port Royal in Hawaii in a fantasy setting. The Tulita are the Polynesian natives. Guns are common place but are strictly limited to flintlocks with only a few types available. They are however, very cheap. You can buy a gentleman's pistol for 30 GP. The rapier is the weapon of choice for all gentlemen and there are oodles of feats for it. Heavy armor is largely outmoded and face it, you will be on a ship a lot of time. Light armor is your best choice.


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The Razor Coast has drawn men to madness and slaughter since the world was young. Tulita natives, born from the same fire as this jagged coast, claim the Razor existed long before the world’s other lands. It is a crucible of flame cooled by the ocean’s caress and its mountains, reefs, and lightless depths teem with as many terrors as lustrous spoils. The Razor bucks the trappings of civilization in much the same manner the storm-tossed sea spurns the men who dare mount her. This is no place for the weak-willed. Untested souls are food for its storms, its fickle gods, its ancient spirits, and the evil predations of
unfathomable creatures. No less dangerous are the men who make the coast their home and whose dark desires put most horrors to shame.
Every year another colony of hopeful settlers springs up, only to be silenced by the unforgiving landscape or butchered by fearsome tribes of monsters lurking just beyond the tree line. Yet still the colonists come in their hundreds, lured to the coast’s riches: its kava, its jocas fruit and koa wood, to name but a few. All treasures worth twice their weight in gold and all ripe for the picking along the Razor. Mossy placards emblazoned with the bold names of these colonies’ founders are the only testament left to their brief, prideful xistence. The last chapter of their story is now told in dust and ash.
Port Shaw is the only survivor. The town clings to the coast like the sea’s most stubborn barnacle, impossible to scrape from the Razor’s edge. At times it limps along,vexed by demons, angry gods, cannibal tribes, dread pirate armadas and worse; but at present the city thrives as foreign vessels flock to its harbor, their holds hungry for whale
oil and other treasures.
Port Shaw menaces and delights in equal extremes. Treasures and pleasures abound in this whaling boomtown, but evil and abandon take almost every soul who comes her way. This playground of pirates is ruled by the crushing fist of the Municipal Dragoons and filled with both the ancient curses of the coast’s Tulita natives and dark secrets of its own. It is an easy place to die, and a town where countless legends are born.
- Reiker Glassgrinder, accredited naturalist of
the Guild of Cartographers and Explorers


I enjoyed the first read through on Fire As She Bears by Frog God Games for Razor Coast. I have a few questions though, first of all on trying to convert existing ships that do not follow the 20' format. What do you do about ships that are 30' wide like the ones in Skulls & Shackles? I am interested in using the system with S&S, but need conversion help please.


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I have been dming or gming for 32 years now and have a lot of players that like the way I run my games. I have also been published more than a few times over the years so I should know a little bit about this game I figure.
So I have been experiencing a lengthly bout of unemployment of late and seem to have a lot of time on my hands and asking myself what am I really good at? Well, I am a pretty good dm so why am I giving my services away for free?
What would they get for their money? Well, I have invested well over $20,000 in books, minis, terrain and extensive amount of Dwarven Forge. Besides, I provide a place to play. After all you can't go out and go to a movie for $10 a throw every weekend or any other form of entertainment.
Yeah, I know gamers are cheap and say why should I pay you when Joe Bloe down the street is a dm. He has been running for 4-5 years now. You can and play with your 3-4 friends. I usually have 8-12 constantly wanting to play in my games and I keep them all involved although I prefer 6-8.
I designed for Bob Bledsaw, Gary Gygax,Clark Peterson and Joseph Goodman. I also knew Dave Arneson pretty well back in the day so I am familar with how the game should be run, all the ins and outs. Not just the latest rulesets and how can I opitimize my character.