Thanks to a very silly promise made to Shane Hensley from pinnicle, I am pleased to let you scumbags know that the first two of you to let me know of your interest, will be getting a copy of a PDF copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe core rules, purchased by me to reduce my guilt at being given a free copy as part of the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter, and because I love Deadland.
Now before I go any further, a couple of nitty gritty details. First off, it goes without saying but if you already have a copy it would be polite to let someone who hasn't got one get it.
So come on you skum bags let me know if you want it.
Oh, P.S. If you haven't checked out Deadlands Noir yet....go do it.
Had another read through of some of the feedback here.
I am ofcause very happy that a lot of people seem to have enjoyed Skeleton moon, and it saddens me that there have been people who did not enjoy it too.
Chalaxian death chicken venom:
Firstly, from a design angle. The PC's are about five miles(a little over an hours fast walk.) from one of the worlds largest cities. With even the simplist communication magic or a fast horse, a PC can be back on their feet within about half an hour.
From the point of view of the people involved. D'Aponte doesn't handle things like the day to day running of a dig. He just doesn't have that sort of mind, that has always been why he is so dependant upon Sefu. D'Aponte in his current state, wouldn't even notice that one of his staff had stopped showing up, unless ofcause it was Sefu. It is even doubtful he would stop his research to remove the petrification on one of his assistants, unless he was carrying something important at the time. That isn't to say that he wouldn't care, but such things can be handled once the ritual is over.
Sefu on the other hand, has many reasons not to buy scrolls capable of removing the petrification. He can't use them. They are expensive, and while D'Aponte has provided him money to purchase them, if no one get petrified before his plan goes into motion, he can keep the money for himself. Since it is Sefu who is responcible for having any such tool to hand, and he has no real reason to purchase it, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have them appear on site.
I am right in thinking you where the trip machine of doom correct?
Thank you and I am really glad you had a good time as a whole. Even more so that my weaknesses at the table did not detract to much from your enjoyment.
French Wolf wrote:
Hey, thank you for a very very fun stay of execution, which, suffered greatly due to being in the last slot, but which represented on of my high points in the weekend. I must remember however to buy an official taldoran t'shirt so that next time i find myself alone, in a room full of gnolls....i can avoid having the revilation of my pure awesome, spoiled by rotten fruit ;)
Hopefully next year we will get another opertunity to destroy on of richard Pett's beauitfully constructed toweres of doom together. This game was ofcause one of the other best bits.
Thank you so very much for your kind words here and elsewhere, and may the death chickens be with you.
It was really nice playing a couple of games with you Illessa.
I especially loved the atmosphere of the Styes.
I am also very glad you enjoyed Skeleton Moon.
You have clearly forgotten the foremost reason that it will be better, tought you have alluded to it. So...
Reason 6: Tea. You'll be able to get a decent cup of tea. It is a well known fact that it is entirely impossible to get a decent cuppa anywhere in the states. Given that i require fortification with earl gray atleast once an hour, i personally am happy that it will be possible.
I am very sorry to here you got mullered.
Ideally, d'Aponte's soul should not possess the vine, while people are within its reach.
At mid-tier, the best approach to dealing with the assassin is to attempt to do what you can to prevent it attacking you, while you make your escape, or withdraw and hammer it with all you have at range.But going toe to toe with it is a bad choice.
I previously thought that the discription and behaviour of the vine would be enough to make it clear that the straight forward approach was a bad choice.
On the rapier thing. Sefu isn't really a 'barbarian', so yeah, no rapier bashing, that said he was originally armed with a Khopesh. I think this was one of the changes made in development.
All that said, i am left a little concerned that the other encounters are turning out to be push overs.
Ofcause, if you have any other observations, it would be useful to hear them.
Thank you Mike.
I have now seen the final thing. You managed to capture the character of the site perfectly, i hope my sketch wasn't to hard to work from.
It was a very pleasant suprise to see your very recognisable and awesome cartography style putting flesh onto Flint Tower.
To say i am profoundly dyslexic, is a little like saying 'some people live in london'. I literally couldn't read much more than 'the cat sat on the mat'(in truth, i couldn't even read that, i just recognised the sentence and cheated pretending that i was reading it.) until i was 12ish.
I am also a little bit lazy by nature. A bad combination to be honest. Learning to read was very, very difficult and i didn't have a reason to want to try a lot of the time.
I had started to play wargames and roleplaying games very early (7ish), they didn't help much but they did mean that i was atleast trying when i was at home.
Then at 12, a combination of three influences came together.
1. most importantly, i went to a new specialist school which made use of a system called 'Icons'. Icons gave me a tool to help decode written language.
2. I started playing vastly more RPG games and wargames through school clubs. This lead to me reading game books and magazines during the evenings in my dorm as my language skills blossomed.
3. I discovered terry pratchett and started read his work, as my reading improved.
Within six months i was reading as expected of someone my age and within a year i was consistantly reading at a level of some a year or more older than me. That trend continued to the end of my schooling.
So yes, i think what the character is doing is an exilent idea. Though probably only for children at a primary level.
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Having a brief glance over the writer's guidelines I noticed this
Writer's Guidelines wrote:
KQ is taking queries from all Open Design patrons, from subscribers, and from established freelancers in the tabletop RPG field.
Now, I do not really qualify under any of these criteria to my, limited and rather tired, knowledge. With regards to sets of related items, should we just try our luck and let fate(aka Wolfgang Baur) sort it out?
Its quiet funny to me, but late on Friday night/early Sunday morning, I was preparing to jump the gun and post my 'failed' submission in the as yet un-started list rejected of sub-missions as I wanted to wake up to some possible feed back. I would have too, but i saw, not ten seconds from doing so that Google mail believed I had new mail.
It took two reads of the email to believe that my eyes where not playing cruel tricks on me and until the next morning when some one else read the email for me to shrug of the feeling that my lack of sleep had caught up with me after many years of insomnia, and that I had suffered a psychotic break.
Thank you again, Mr. Frost.
I hope you will all enjoy Skeleton Moon when it is finished. It should, I hope provide an interesting twists on one of the classic gaming tropes, use a wonderful but under-used (in my opinion) monster from real world myth, play around with one of the schools of magic and dip its toe into mysteries.
As a sort of semi-public service notice; to all those who didn't get chosen to write this, please, please, please continue to submit in future open calls. If I can do it, you can too.
P.S. Please, for like anything other than a credit or my bank statement, it's Ben. I abhorrence my full first name with a passion only surpassed by my hatred of my middle name, which none of you shall ever get.