Trudvang Chronicles

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Greetings Programs.

It’s been a while, my fault entirely, I’ve recently started a new job and have been taking some time to adjust to the role and find a new routine etc.  Now that I am in a slightly better position I thought it high time that I put something new onto this blog.  With that in mind we’re going to talk about the Trudvang Chronicles by Riot Minds, this is a game I backed on kickstarter and (like all Kickstarter RPGs that are not 7th Sea) was delivered late.

Before we get started I have a couple of things to say about the Kickstarter:

First up it was delivered late, which I am obviously not a fan of, but that seems to be the norm for RPG Kickstarters, I haven’t backed a single one (other than 7th Sea Second Ed) that delivered anything on time.  It’s one of the main reasons I stay away from the platform for the most part, you often get a better deal waiting for the retail release.

Second, Riot Minds did not release the PDFs to the backers until the physical books were shipping, this means that errors that may have been spotted have been missed and I really don’t understand the reasoning for keeping backers in the dark as to the PDFs.

Third, we were promised that they would be launching some kind of website full of online resources for Trudvang along with the main books.  This has not happened.

Fourth, there is a GM screen included but it is printed on very flimsy stock and won’t stand up on it’s own.

Fifth, none of the PDFs are bookmarked, this is a massive oversight and makes using them much harder than it should be.

Finally, they shipping standard was terrible, books are shipped simply wrapped in 3mm of cardboard and so almost all backers have received some damage to their slipcase and/or books.

That said, the books are beautiful (assuming they are not damaged) and the game looks really interesting.

So with no further ado, lets have a look at the game shall we.
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Fantasy AGE

Fantasy AGE

 

 

 

Ok, so I am sure that you are all watching (or have watched at least one episode) of Titansgrave over on Geek & Sundry.  If not I can recommend checking it out.  I am certainly enjoying it.

For those who don’t know and don’t want to check it out, Titansgrave is the RPG show being put out by Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry as part of the Tabletop Indiegogo campaign.  It is being run using the Green Ronin Fantasy AGE system, which you will be at least a little bit familiar with if you have played the Dragon Age RPG.

So, what I’m going to do here is talk a bit about Fantasy AGE and do an example character creation for it.  This post is based entirely on the PDF copy of Fantasy AGE as the print copy is not available in the UK at the moment.

Fantasy AGE is designed as a generic system that can be used to run a game in pretty much any setting you want, it also seems to be easy enough to pick up that it’s a good system for newbies.  As the name would suggest there is a heavy lean towards Fantasy settings and it would be interesting to see a SciFi focused version of this in the future, maybe AGE of Science! The exclamation point is required. 🙂

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Lamentations of the Flame Princess – The Sorcerer of the Silver Mountain

I recently purchased a copy of Lamentations of the Flame Princess and wanted to run a game for my friends to see if they enjoyed it.  So I wrote up an introductory adventure and ran it, it seemed to go really well so here is that adventure reprinted in all it’s glory for anyone else to use should they wish.
You can do anything you want with this but if you’re going to publish it anywhere I would ask that you attribute me as the source.

The Sorcerer of the Silver Mountain