Monday, February 27, 2012

Abandoned adaptation of the Haunting

I once tried to adapt the Call of Cthulhu scenario The Haunting, but I din't really like the result since I have a hard time doing shadows. So I abandoned the idea.

The main character was to be the nephew of the landlord.

panel 2: my nephew, you your mother can't care for you anymore. You will need to work for me now to pay your studies. Everything have to be earn in life. At least you will learn the value of money.
panel 3: yes uncle, I understand.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Setting up my Lamentations of the Flame Princess campaign

I finally choose to set my LotFP campaign in a alternate history fantasy Europe. I want to avoid inventing pseudo European country and city names, so I will use historical names, but I also want to underline that this is not our historical Europe, this is a fantasy "else world" Europe where the demi-human race had a huge influence on early human history and culture.

The campaign will begin around 1510 in France where a revolution being a early mix of the french war of religions and the french revolution recently failed.

The economy is in crisis and society stagnates under the weight of its ancient rights and privileges. Those privileges of the nobility, the Church and the great Guilds were formerly granted by the ancient races of the elves and the dwarves. The protection of these ancient rights foster a harsh conservatism, makes social mobility almost impossible and close the door to many investment opportunity.

The insurgents rebelled to abolish those ancestral rights. The rebellion was composed of the peasant class supported by the new emerging bourgeoisie. Unfortunately for the rebels, their revolution failed and those who dared to give them their support had their property seized, or worse.

The player characters premise:
Your base of operations is the cathedral city of Mende situated in the Gevaudan (like in The Beast of the Gevaudan...)
The assembly point for your characters will be the Gauvin family.
So, your characters will be members, friends or employees of the Gauvin family.

Due to poor management of the family wealth by the late Madame Gauvin, the family is drowning in debt. In hope of improving their financial fortunes and situation, the heirs of Gauvin supported the rebellion. But alas the rebellion failed, and most of their assets had been lost or seized and now they must quickly find a large sum of money to repay their debts or they will lose everything, including the family manor.

Fortunately, while rummaging through old family papers they discovered that their great-grandfather, who was believed to be a sorcerer, possessed a property located in the highlands of the Cervennes. This property of several acres on which is built an ancient tower is perhaps the solution to the family debts. Now the characters need to go to the site to take possession of this ancient heritage and to assess it value...

(the campaign will put some emphasis on the property and investment rules)

La ville de Mende au pied du mont Mimat.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to host a cloud dungeon: The Primordial Age

I have some silly fun creating a cloud dungeon with How to host a dungeon.

Here is the primordial age I rolled:

I will post the other ages later.

Menacing Missives

The postcards I have send for the Menacing Missives postcard scenario competition that was held on Yog-Sothoth in 2011.

I am still looking for a occasion to play my second entry, the one with flow chart, with Cthulhu Dark.

First entry:

My second entry, that surpised me by winning the contest. :)

The flow chart was fun to create, naturally I wish I had more space to add in more details but at the same time the space limit was a good restriction. If I find the occasion to play it, I will certainly post a actual play here. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012


The domovoi who have taken over a abandonned village in my Labyrinth Lord campaign.

I use a small variant of the brownies stat block to play them. What I like the most from the wikipedia description is how they take the appearance or facial features of their host.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

One eyed Likho

A monster inspired from slavic mythology for my Labyrinth Lord sandbox campaign, The Northern Marches of Bylina, set in a fastastic pseudo Russia.

They are a nasty near re-skin of the ghouls with a evil eye gaze attack. For now the characters have encoutered them near a cursed church in the abandonned farmland zone. Zhannochka, the group magic-user have meet one alone and barely escaped with her life.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dungeon module B2, Content of room B12

This week there was some talk about how to deal with the non-combattant orcs in Keep on the Borderlands and somebody mentioned the room B12 and the orc leader with his two combattant concubines. Don't ask why but I wanted to try to drawn the occupants of the room as they hear the adventurers coming toward their location, so here is the result.

12. ORC LEADER’S ROOM: This large creature is clad in chain mail, has a shield +1, and carries a mace. He carries 31 gold pieces, and wears a ring set with a gem (total value 700 g.p.). The room is carpeted, has tapestries upon the walls (note one of these covers the entrance to the small cave to the west), and battered but still serviceable furniture and a cot. His two mates sleep on cushions at the foot of his resting place. The chests and other furniture have nothing of value.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Summoning II

I summoned a new creature: somekind of demon squid-engine.

Here what I rolled (it interesting how the results fit with each other):
Form: squid
  • slimy machine
  • Immune to magic
  • Chaos (confusion)
  • Magic drain
  • Phasing
  • Cloudkill

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Moon woman & moon demon

Some characters for a Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure I am working on.
I want their skin to be moon like: very pale & dotted with small craters, but it not easy to do the texture.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lamentations of the Flame Princess: summoning random result

Here I rolled on the summoning spell table to drawn a creature:
Form: eyeball
  • Malformed mouth
  • Thorned spine
  • Stalked egg/seeds
  • Polymorph other
  • Animate dead
I wanted to avoid drawing a floating eyeball and the thorned spine gave me the idea of a parasitic rosebud with thorns. I speculate it use it animate dead power to create mobile hosts and use it polymorph other power to transform it victims into similar creatures (this is the horrifying part).