Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Shadow of the Demon Lord - Centaur Appearance

Although Riders of the Wind presents a table for a centaur's colour/marking, it doesn't present one for the appearance of the human torso and head. While you could use the table for human appearance in the SotDL core rulebook, I decided to create a table that was more distinctly centaur-based in approach:

CENTAUR APPEARANCE
3d6 Appearance
3-4 You are animalistic and wild in appearance. Your hair-like pelt covers your human body, your hair is a mane, and your features are crude and equine
5-7 You are somewhat brutish in appearance, covered in hair and with one or two horse-like features
8-13 You are sturdy and hirsute, an average centaur
14-16 You are considered attractive, possessing one or two appealing traits such as a fine coat or pleasing face
17-18 You are highly attractive, being well-proportioned, graceful in movement, and blessed with a lustrous coat, flowing hair and tail, and striking human features

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Shadow of the Demon Lord - The Drowned Dead

I enjoyed Slaves in Death and the customizations it presented for the animated dead. However, as I plan on inserting some pirate zombies into play, I needed to create my own quick customization in the same vein:

CUSTOMIZING ANIMATED DEAD
DROWNED
The drowned dead ooze befouled water as they stagger forward.
Speed -2
Fire Resistance A drowned dead takes half damage from fire.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

TimeWatch Character Sheet - Expanded and Fillable

So, I've taken the official TimeWatch character sheet, expanded it by adding a second page for personal history, character likeness, interactions, attacks, notes, and the benefits of spending stitches. I've made the entire thing form-fillable too, though it's my first ever attempt at doing so.

Grab it via the link under Some of My RPG Materials or here:
TimeWatch Character Sheet - Expanded and Fillable

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Jang Yeong-sil

Born a peasant in 1400s Korea (during the Joseon dynasty), Jang's great intelligence and skill saw him rise to a position in the royal palace. A scientist, inventor and astronomer, he created advanced celestial globes to measure astronomical movements, researched printing presses and water clocks, worked with a team to invent Korea's first sundial and their first rain gauge, improved metallurgical knowledge that enabled Korean weaponry to develop, and created the world's first water gauge. After a sedan chair he built for the king broke, he was imprisoned and later expelled from the palace, after which records of him cease. TimeWatch prefers it that way.

Jang Yeong-sil on Wikipedia
Joseon Dynasty on Wikipedia

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Sayyida al Hurra

Governor of the Tetouan, pirate queen, and ally of the Turkish corsair Oruc Reis ("Barbarossa" to the Europeans), Sayyida was born to a prominent Muslim family and controlled the western Mediterranean. After the death of her husband (ruler of Tetouan) she ruled Tetouan herself, and continued to do so even though she later married the King of Morocco. The Spanish and Portuguese noted her diplomatic skill even though her pirate fleet preyed upon their shipping. After an adventurous life, she was stripped of her power and property by her son-in-law in 1542, and her subsequent fate is unknown (at least to those outside of TimeWatch).

Sayyida al Hurra, on Wikipedia
Tetouan on Wikipedia
Oruc Reis on Wikipedia

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Mansell Richard James

A Canadian-born flying ace, Captain James made 11 confirmed kills in his Sopwith Camel during the Great War, earning the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) for being an, "excellent scout pilot who has at all times shown great skill, courage and determination in attacking enemy machines." After the War he moved to the USA where he took part in a fastest flight contest run by the Boston Globe, flying from Atlantic City to Boston. Despite flying faster than his competitors in an apparently sound aircraft and good spirits, he never reached his destination, and no trace of him has ever been found. His TimeWatch teammates report that he's a devil behind the controls of a spacecraft though.

Mansell Richard James on Wikipedia

Thursday, 4 August 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Benjamin Bradley

Today's new recruit is Benjamin Bradley, slave, engineer, and inventor. Born a slave in Maryland around 1830, as a teenager he was put to work in an office where he built a working steam engine from scrap metal. His skills were so impressive that he was given a job as an assistant in the science department of the United States Naval Academy. He was paid in full, but his owner kept all of the monies bar $5/month. Nonetheless, Benjamin saved and ended up purchasing his own freedom. He also designed and built a steam engine large enough to power a warship, but because he was a slave, could not hold a patent.

Benjamin Bradley on Wikipedia

Monday, 1 August 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Princess Eréndira

Princess of the Purépecha in Mexico in the early 1500s, according to local folklore this teenager led her people's war against the invading Spaniards and taught her warriors how to ride horses after killing a conquistador and stealing his horse. She ultimately lost, but tales differ as to whether she took her own life or fled and was hidden. We know TimeWatch had other plans.

Princess Eréndira on Wikipedia
Purépecha on Wikipedia
The Tarascan State on Wikipedia