Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chaos in the Underhives

I am currently working on another Warhammer 40K / B/X D&D mashup. I am converting the B2 Keep on the Borderlands to use and hope to playtest soon. The game will be a dungeon crawl / adventure game about rooting out Chaos infected elements in the name of the Emperor (much like Dark Heresy only using B/X D&D).

Available character classes will be:
Inquisitor (Cleric)
Psyker (Magic-User)
Marine (Fighter)

Some possible character classes (still undecided)
Eldar Farseer (D&D Elf)
Squat (Dwarf)
Assassin (Thief)

This is very much a work in progress, but I am concentrating on the Caves of Chaos first so I have something to play-test once it is ready. Basically the Keep on the Borderlands is the Hive City of Volgograd IV and the Underhives of Chaos are where the main adventure will take place.

I have already begun work on the conversion and here is my sample "start" text from B2:

Start: The passageways you have been marching through have been getting more dense with debris, and gloomier than before. The thick, twisted steel beams and exposed wiring snagging on equipment and tripping your steps as you force your way deeper into the underhives, seems to warn you about the way ahead. Relentless, you pass deeper into the bowels of the city, and suddenly the way ahead is clear and you stand in a city square that looks like a canyon. The walls rise hundreds of feet above you and before you are three walls with various balconies with looming black openings into the heart of this secret part of the city.  The air is thick with the smell of burnt rubbish and the ever present smell of machine oil.  Rusted and abandoned grav-bikes litter the ground before you, picked clean of parts long ago.  Graffiti covers much of the walls, tagged by many of the gangs and cults of the hive city of Volgograd IV.

You know that you have certainly discovered the Underhives of Chaos.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Operation Unfathomable kickstarter is live!

Jason Sholtis (of Dungeon Dozen) has joined forces with the Hydra Cooperative to launch his kickstarter for OPERATION UNFATHOMABLE! I had the chance to play in this setting run by the man himself this year at NTRPG, and it was an absolute blast. Jason is an amazing artist and has Jez Gordon doing the layout for this project and the sample pages look fantastic.

Take a moment and check it out!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Misty Isles of the Eld is the deal of the day

Over at Drive Thru RPG, Misty Isles of the Eld by Chris at the Hill Cantons is the deal of the day. If you don't have a copy, well, you should. Honestly.

Check it out!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

My new blog (about Rolemaster)

I have started a new blog (using a domain I have owned for a year or so but never did anything with). It is dedicated to my latest project - returning to my old stomping grounds of Rolemaster. I am using this new blog as an attempt to focus my mind on one project. So this blog will be quiet for a while (well, probably not much more than it already is to be honest).

Check it out if you are so inclined...

THRAKORZOG BLOG (the name of my favorite Tick villain - and my user name for World of Warships).


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New map making in progress

Dissatisfied with my Axe Lands map, I decided to start a new map. This time something for perhaps Ruins & Ronin Deluxe. So here is the current map with no rivers or cities in place. I hope to do some world development in the coming weeks.


Cat tested, cat approved.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Map of the Axe Lands (in progress)

I have begun a new mapping project for my face-to-face game of B/X D&D (played with some old friends and our kids). The Broken Bay lies to the east of the Axe Lands (land of small petty kingdoms "points of light in a harsh world"), the eastern lands are known as the Grey Wastes. Once a thriving land of enlightenment now a cold desolate realm covered in ash.

Ruins of once great cities dot the lands, and bands of mutants (humanoid races) haunt the landscape scraping to survive.

The islands in the Broken Bay are the Dread Peaks, once part of the range that was above the water here before the deluge in the age or ruins that cracked the land and the great sea flooded in.

This is all just conjecture for now...

The scale is 1 Hex = 10 leagues (or 30 miles).