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The Lost Locations - The Anicent Ship

With Pyramid of the Lost King coming in at 103 pages currently and expected to grow to about 105 after all the artwork is in you would think nothing would have had to be cut.  After all, at 103 pages what the hell could be left for me to add.  Surprisingly at least 4 more locations that were dropped for various reasons.  Today we look at one of those: The Ancient Ship



As you can see with the image the ship was going to be three levels and feature over 20 areas, and would have been occupied by Gnoll Exiles, Ghosts, Mechanical Constructs, and Flammable Oil Oozes (who could still attack for 10 rounds after being set on fire and do their damage plus 1d6 fire damage when on fire).It was a fun experiment and gave a lot of environmental hints as to the type of world Usarm once was before the Collapse (or Cataclysm).
In the end, it was dropped for 2 reasons.The main reason was the idea for it occurred to me late in second generation production when PotLK went from being 40 pages to the 103-pag…

[Kickstarter] Scion 2nd Edition surpassed $310,000

While I was never the biggest Storyteller system supporter I have played (mostly OWoD Hunter thanks to the X-Box games) and find that in the right climate the system is very enjoyable.  Scion has been an offshoot that I have wanted to play in since I first learned of it thanks to a series of reviews done by Game Geeks.  Unfortunately the few opportunities I have had met little success (mainly at cons where as an alt. player I got bumped when all the players showed). That said, while I backed at the $20.00 level for the pdfs I see little hope in finally playing ... however, this stretch goal opens up an entire world to the Storyteller system that has been locked away until now.  From the backer update: Having passed $310,000, we will create a Community Content section on DTRPG.com that will allow folks who adhere to our standards' guide to create and post their own Scion 2e material on a royalty basis. We will also open Scion 2e to licensed publishing with other companies. Setting …

Deviant Fridays - The Art of Refiend

Refiend is a digital artist from Kazakhstan and is a new find for me.  There is a real sense of wonder in his pieces, a sense that this is a glimpse into an actual alternate world and while it seems familiar to all those other worlds I have seen there is something truly unique and original about it.