The Vladivostok Kind – Ch 5

5. LIKE A REAL ACTION HERO Yuri went to the roof early the next morning. It had been a long night and he needed ballast for the day ahead.  He had developed his pre-run rituals in Syria, hunting SDF militia in the hills outside Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor. That was where he’d learned to savor daybreak; […]

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Modular Dungeon finished

Marking this project as complete. Finally. What started as a fit of inspiration after finding a bunch of left over faux-stone vinyl tiles during a basement clean up is now a fairly well-accessorized modular dungeon, complete with dank, dark halls, cramped junctions, a King’s Crypt, a Library, a Dwarf Tomb, a Treasure Room, and a […]

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Incoming: HARDWIRED

Been extremely busy with work lately, plus I’m clawing my way to some writing-related deadlines, but I wanted to announce I’ve begun revising our club’s Cyberpunk-themed, cooperative game with a mind to release it commercially. It’s a fast, straightforward game that can be played solo or co-op with friends. HARDWIRED is easy to teach, easy […]

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What Darkness Hides – Interlude

THE CATACOMBS OF UMBRA John was unable to attend last night’s session so there was a quick interlude as Sergeant Dobrescu led the rest of the party into the the catacombs beneath the fortress of Ochi Vanat. Stretching for miles in subterranean darkness, the catacombs are believed to pre-date the fortress by a 1,000 years. […]

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What Darkness Hides -Act 2

The Black Obelisk of Klar Napoca This week’s session saw the party, barely recovered from their run-in with the Gnarls, ordered to investigate reports of suspicious activity in the ruins of Klar Napoca, an ancient fortress that used to guard the border road into the old Urgench Dominion. The entire northern province is off limits […]

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What Darkness Hides

A SYMBAROUM MINI-CAMPAIGN* Our adventure begins in the fortress of Ochi Vanat, a remote outpost on the northern frontier of the Amroth Empire, on the border of the former Urgench Dominion. Exiled to this cold, harsh province, the party members find themselves recruited into the Black Guard: a battalion of malcontents, commuted military convicts, and […]

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Shots from a Dungeon Crawl

Two older grandsons came over last night, and finding me in the basement game room, requested a chance at Fortune and Glory. After some debate, they decided to risk The Tomb of Sagrak the Skeleton King. Selecting a Warrior, a Wizard, a Rogue and a Cleric, they made it as far as the first Treasure […]

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A Chasm of Choices

chapter 4 of the latest Tale from the Exclusion Zone, THE VLADIVOSTOK KIND 4. A CHASM OF CHOICES The day’s hike was almost over. Light was draining out of the sky and the air was chilled with the first hint of night. The village of Zymna was spread out less than a thousand meters away, […]

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