Ehdrigohr Gear: Blades

Continuing our look at weapons in Ehdrighor, we dive a bit into the world of blades. Please note that adding these weapons with their inherent stress bonuses to your game will make it a bit more deadly.

Blades can generally be broken down into small (0), short (1), medium (2), and heavy (3). The category of the blade determines its base damage bonus. There are tons of different blades that exist that are easily made, though not particularly durable, and fit one of these categories but aren’t really noteworthy.  Most people will have one of these general blade types and the vast majority are some variation on the knife or long-knife. Such generic blades are hastily made and of cheaply accessible material. They can be obtained with a mediocre resource roll. Continue reading Ehdrigohr Gear: Blades

Ehdrigohr Gear: Spears

This is a series of articles from gear related items. It’s coming partly from stuff that I took out of the book because it was proving troublesome bringing it over to Fate Core from the original version of the rules which were being written from older, more crunchy versions of the Fate system. It’s also partly meant to be the space to dig down on things like spirit towers and items of mystery.

The first few passes will be focusing in on weapons.

I realize a lot of people really enjoy the more tactical feeling and flavor individual weapons and such give a game. This was intended for the core book but the book was getting too big already and these rules were still a bit clunky. So I thought I’d revise it a bit and put an experimental version of it out for people to play with. I’ll do one category of weapons at a time. It’s important to stress that this is all experimental and the standard was of playing with important weapons as aspects or stunts remains valid. At some point I’ll collect all of these article in an illustrated and more detailed book. Continue reading Ehdrigohr Gear: Spears

Ehdrigohr Traditions: Society of Crows

Welcome to the first monthly Ehdrigohr Traditions article.

What these Traditions articles will aim to do is give you particular info over different traditions in the world and how they use the Mysteries.  The info will also expand on rules already in the book and offer stunts and techniques that can be used elsewhere. Though they will often provide extra flavor when needed, these are intended to be more rules heavy.

The impetus for this is partly that there’s a ton of information that, for one reason or another, didn’t make it into the main Ehdrigohr book.  Mostly the reason was that the book was already getting too big.  In addition, as I’ve played my own game with a wider and wider circle of people and player types, I find that I  feel I over compensated on the side of making it easy to jump in and play and didn’t have enough to help you figure out the long game.

These articles and rules are also coming up because I’m deep in writing up adventures and some of those adventures are forcing me to grow info in particular sections of the world which, in turn, requires a bit more fleshing out of the various groups in play. As I flesh out and refine these rules and lore I feel like it’s a good way to get you all touching them and giving me feedback on what does and doesn’t work well for your groups before I fully commit them to the adventure modules and put them up for sale. Continue reading Ehdrigohr Traditions: Society of Crows

Line in the Snow: Part 1

Happy New Year!

I know that’s coming late but I’m finally getting caught up on my writing.  This is the first big piece (aside from the next adventure) that I’ve been working on getting done. Below you’ll find the beginning of “Line in the Snow: A Celebration of Sacrifice” which is a story set in Ehdrigohr that details the gathering of a number of warriors to fight off the hordes of shivers in the “Long Night” in the wintery lands known as the White.

What’s special about this is that, aside from giving you a glimpse at a lot of Urali culture, it will be featuring characters made by backers from the Ehdrigohr kickstarter. This was an incentive that some backers opted for so I’m going to enjoy weaving the characters that I receive into the narrative. I don’t know how many parts this will take me to do. I’m just serializing it here on my blog and letting it take me where it takes me. When it’s all said and done I may gather it all together and publish it in a more normal book format. For now the goal is to try to get an entry up every couple weeks while Chicago dances with winter and provides me with many inspirations. If something catches your fancy in this narrative as it grows let me know. That’ll help me decide what I should be elaborating on in the next book.

Thanks to all of you who have endured my hiccups and stayed with me for the ride. It’s going to keep getting more interesting. Read on and I hope you enjoy. Continue reading Line in the Snow: Part 1

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