Sep 042014

So just some random thoughts. If you’ve been following along Skarynth is my OSR Weird Sword & Sorcery concept that I’ve been playing around with for way too long. Yes, I’m still working on it but I’m just not satisfied with it just yet.

A Lemurian

A Lemurian

Well with the joyous rounds of applause going out to the work that WOTC did Fifth Edition D&D, I thought to myself why play around with my little project for 5E. Heck it’s a good game and it’s got plenty of little dials to turn to make things interesting. It just might be a fun little home game.
Or maybe if there’s a nice open license for 5E, I can bundle it up as nice tiny little supplement. So just some random thoughts and musings. Crap, it’s not like I don’t have enough projects that I’m trying to work on.

Sep 102013

Instead of doing another iconic for the upcoming Swords of a Forgotten Age, I figured I’d throw out one of the avatars of the gods. Let’s get the basics out of the way.
Kor the Sleeper Under the Mountains is the god of war, destruction and violence. Avalanches, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are all considered signs of Kor marking his displeasure. Like the rest of the gods of Skarynth, he really doesn’t give a damn about mortals.
Avatars are created when a devote Cultist dies or goes insane. The god warps the mortal into a hideous monster. And yes player characters can be Cultists. And yes they can become monsters.

Avatar of Kor, The Sleeper under the Mountains
Armor Class: 0[19]
Hit Dice: 5
Attacks: 4 Swords (1d8)
Saving Throw: 12
Special: Immune to non-magical weapons, Heals 1d4 HP per round while still alive, Immune to Fear, Massive Rend.
Move: 14
Challenge Level/XP: 10/1,400
Avatars of Kor appear as massive humanoids with gray stone-like skin and four arms. Each arm brandishes a razor sharp crystal sword. They are beings of pure violence and destruction.
Massive Rend: If the Avatar of The Sleeper concentrates all of its attacks on a single target, it does an additional 1d6 of damage per attack beyond the first that hits. So if the Avatar hits with all four attacks, it would cause 4d8+3d6 damage.

Sep 052013

And the inconics continue. You can’t have swords & sorcery without barbarians. And it’s kind obvious that we let the dice fall where they may since the assassin is actually stronger than the barbarian but Migor does have a bunch of hit points.
Migor is hapless barbarian from Caerdoria. He’s tough and has good saves and that’s what I think a barbarian is all about. This is also an example of human character. And keep those questions coming. Stay tuned for more previews next week.
Migor the Barbarian

Sep 022013

Well, I said I’d have more previews this week. I figured the easiest way to this to throw the “iconic” characters. So hello to the first one. Xaltha the Zygurian Assassin. A no nonsense Lemurian killer. Things you’ll probably note. First, I’m one of those heathens who prefer ascending AC. Second, there’s a few little game mechanics that may raise some questions. Go ahead ask away! And third (like I’ve mentioned in previous posts), Skarynth isn’t just humancentric. The world has various off shoots of humanity and this is your first glance at Lemurians.
Enjoy! Xaltha Zygurian Assassin.