Gamemastering

Savage Temeraire: Longwings

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The Longwings are, with the Regal Coppers, the central combat dragons in the British Aviator Corps. What makes them unique is their acid-spitting ability, a truly lethal combat skill that can cause major damage to ships, fortifications, and enemy dragons alike. Longwings are also noted for the quirk of only accepting female captains, with the […]

Gamemastering

Savage Temeraire: Yellow Reaper

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The Yellow Reaper is a much more modest-sized dragon than the enormous Regal Copper, and is a staple dragon of Britain’s medium-weight forces. Yellow ReaperAgility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d12+4, Vigor d10 Size: +7, Natural Armor +1, Flight 24, Climb 2, Toughness: 13/12 Aerial Acrobat: Receives a +2 on Chase rolls for aerial […]

Gamemastering

Savage Temeraire: The Regal Copper

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OK, so we have an idea of what it would mean to build a dragon PC – let’s look at some specific races, starting with the Regal Copper. Since dragon breeding fixes characteristics such as size and strength, dragon PCs would have set values for attributes, but would be able to select skills and dragon-specific […]

Rules Lawyering

Just for Fun: Savage Temeraire

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Sometimes, you just have to get your Christmas present yourself. Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series was one of the settings on my Christmas wish list, so I thought I’d take a periodic stab at putting the setting together here. The Dragon in the Room To start with, we need to deal with the obvious question – who wants to […]

Reviews

Flash Gordon Review Update: Cliffhanger Cards

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I just downloaded the Cliffhanger cards for the Savage World of Flash Gordon, and they present some interesting possibilities for improvisational gameplay. I’m still thinking these might present a challenge for the GM, but looking them over in detail, I can certainly see some possibilities for how to implement them in various games, not just […]

Actual Play

Actual Play: ETU with the Roll20 Gang

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Sophomore year began for the students with Professor Glen MacLanahan (“GlenMac”) asking them to continue the work of the vanished Jackson Greene in investigating occult occurrences, starting with some rumored weirdness at the Engineering Building. On investigating the building that evening, the group immediately noted unusual levels of psychic or ghost activity – both Troy’s […]

Publishing

Kickstarter from the Inside: Podcasting

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The Children of the Apocalypse Kickstarter campaign continues, and to reach the goal we’re going to need a lot more backers. One way to (hopefully) attract those backers is publicity, which led me to the Crowdfunding Cast, a podcast specifically dedicated to discussing active Kickstarter campaigns. I’ve done lots of public speaking of various sorts; podcasting is a […]