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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Accessorizing the Dungeon

UPDATED 28 MARCH : IMAGES OF END-CAPS/DOORS AT BOTTOM OF POST Some of you might recall my on-the-cheap modular dungeon made from faux stone vinyl tiles, insulation foam, craft paint, and a weekend’s worth of elbow grease. The Dungeon of Sagra-Bayar. Well a few months later, plus more paper shields, a Mantic Terrain set, and […]

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Song of Ice and Fire miniatures

Always on the look out for good miniatures, a recent thread over at Lead Adventure Forum brought CMON’s new Song of Ice and Fire figs to my attention. (ooooh Shiny!) Now I’m not GRRM/GoT fan but the paint jobs were very nice, so I wandered over to eBay where I promptly picked up a box […]

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More Zone fiction. Part 3

3.  THE NEW TRINITY True to their word, the boys from Vladivostok had brought their own guns. The sky was brightening uncomfortably fast, but Kaspar and Gleb knelt on the grass and began dividing the rucksacks’ contents into two large backpacks as if they had all day. Yuri was stung by the notion they had, […]

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Hardwired: Asset Retrieval

Cyberpunk Covert Ops Work obligations caused the Cape Cod Wargame Commission to set our current SYMBAROUM campaign aside for the time being. Unfortunate, but bills gotta be paid, deadlines met, contracts honored, and all that other adult stuff. That meant we broke out our Cooperative Cyberpunk Rules, HARDWIRED, for Tuesday night’s game session. With the […]

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