Thursday, 29 September 2016

Timewatch Agents - Hattie Lawton

A detective in the Pinkertons before and during the US Civil War, Hattie Lawton was part of the team that uncovered the alleged 1861 Baltimore assassination plot against President-elect Abraham Lincoln. She was also sent by Pinkerton, alongside colleague Timothy Webster, to pose as a married couple in Richmond and spy on the Confederates. When Lawton fell ill, she tended to him and continued her spying efforts alongside John Scobell, an African-American Union spy who posed as her servant. Sadly, due to Webster's illness, the due had not been able to send reports back to the agency, and so it sent two new agents, Pryce Lewis and John Scully, to find out what had happened. This second duo were recognised and captured, but sources indicate they blew the covers of Lawton and Webster who were duly arrested and convicted. Webster was executed and Lawton was released after a year in prison after which no further record of her exists. Outside of Timewatch recruitment anyway.

Wikipedia on Hattie Lawton
Wikipedia on the Pinkerton Detective Agency

Barbarians of Lemuria (Mythic) - Investigator Career

I created the Investigator career to cover characters archetypes such as witch hunters, inquisitors, and thief takers as I didn't feel the existing careers really covered the type and the Wizard-Watch of Tyrus in the setting inspired it.

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Barbarians of Lemuria - Investigator Career

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic - Cheat Sheets

I've created extensive cheat sheets for the Mythic edition of Barbarians of Lemuria. Pages 1-4 give Players pretty much everything they need to run with after character generation. Pages 5-6 are only useful for Alchemists, Priests/Druids, or Magicians. Pages 7-9 are for the GM running battles on land or sea. Pages 10-11 are for the GM and cover NPCs, creatures, and demons.

All artwork in the pdf is used under Creative Commons from Tazio Bettin.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Amage

2nd century BC Sarmatian queen, Amage was married to King Medosaccus, an inept, indolent and useless man too busy indulging himself to do much of anything useful. So, Amage took charge of the government, acted as a judge, repulsed invasions, and organised the military herself. Famed throughout Scythia, she even personally led a group of 120 veteran warriors on horseback 185km in a day and night, stormed a palace, slaughtered the guards, personally killed an uncooperative prince who was making life difficult for some of her allies, and forced his son to swear never to invade nearby kingdoms. In TimeWatch, she still kicks ass and has little time for ineffectual men.

Amage on Wikipedia
Sarmatians on Wikipedia

Friday, 16 September 2016

Shadow of the Demon Lord - Interesting Things Expanded

Four new tables of Interesting Things for Shadow of the Demon Lord, bringing the total of the rulebook up to 200 entries. Created with entries by +Mark Craddock and +Gwilym Games  on the SotDL G+ Community. Grab it in my files to the right!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

TimeWatch Agents - Percy Fawcett

Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett was a British artillery officer, archaeologist and explorer who disappeared in the jungles of Brazil in 1925 while seeking El Dorado. He served in Ceylon, trained as a surveyor, and worked for the British Secret Service in North Africa. He also befriended H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle (who was inspired by tales of Fawcett's Amazonian expeditions to write, "The Lost World"). He claimed to have shot at a 62-ft. long giant anaconda, reported small cat-like dogs, and said he had seen the giant Apazauca spider as well. We know he actually stumbled across several cryptids before TimeWatch recruited him.

Percy Fawcett on Wikipedia

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Barbarians of Lemuria - The Khanate

The north-eastern portion of the official Barbarians of Lemuria map in the Mythic edition features a locale marked as the Khanate, though this location is not detailed in the rulebook and is left for individual GMs to flesh out. What follows is my overview of the Khanate, including appropriate details for creating Khanate characters.

Barbarians of Lemuria - The Khanate

Friday, 2 September 2016

TimeWatch - Playmat

I've created a TimeWatch playmat. Ideally it's something that would be A3 in size, but as few folks would be able to print that, I've gone for two standard pages instead. The concept is that it makes tracking point-spends easier (and eases the amount of punishing use the main character sheet would face). Each circle is large enough to seat a regular dice comfortably, so the dice faces could be used to countdown expenditure. Alternatively, as Investigative abilities are only a handful of points generally, they could seat a few beads or counters instead, or the sheet could be laminated and easily used with a dry erase marker. Finally, the sheets are form-fillable for device or online use, and there are two large tracks for Health and Chronal Stability.

TimeWatch Playmat