Fantasy

Games set in a fantasy world.

13th Age: The Strangling Sea

strangleseaEnter the graveyard of doomed ships. Experienced seafarers know better than to risk the dangers of the Stranglesea: that terrible place where castaways cling to existence in the rotting hulks of trapped ships, and deadly creatures feast on the unwary.

Now a band of adventurers must enter the Stranglesea and attempt to rescue the enigmatic engineer Inigo Sharpe from his imprisonment. But Sharpe is both more and less than they were prepared for — and the forces of an enemy icon want him for their own sinister purposes.

The Strangling Sea is a seafaring 13th Age Roleplaying Game adventure by Robin D. Laws for a party of 4-6 1st-level adventurers.

The RPPR group took a shot at it. Results will surprise you!

Inverse World: The Composer of Souls

composer1For a long as anyone can remember, the residents of the sleepy community of Hephaestus’ Link have lived in the shadow of the Great Necropolis. A hidden city of the dead that rests upon a massive island floating less that 10 miles from island-ring community. No one in the town knows who built it or how it came to rest so near to their remote trading islands.. While most of the residents of Hephaestus’ Link feel slightly unnerved with the silent city looming over their community, most consider it a benign structure, being only a source of ghost stories for the elders to scare their grandchildren. However, one of those stories seems to have come true. Tales of strange music and an unearthly howling has been circulating around the town by Cloud Sailors from visiting ships. Fearing the rumors could stop valuable trade ships from docking, the mayor of Hephaestus’ Link has called upon adventurers to investigate this hidden city of the dead and discover why it has suddenly come to life again…

Cairn: Dread Acre Wood

cairn-rpg A long time ago, humans walked the face of the world, but were destroyed for their arrogance and hubris. The Bright Ones lifted up the simple animals of forest and field, giving them the ability to think, build, and stand on their own two feet. In order to keep the newly Favored animals from making the same mistakes the humans did, The Bright Ones gave them the Compact — a book telling them how to live together in harmony.

Those who engage in dark deeds or refuse the ways of Harmony eventually become Dire — sinister, twisted versions of themselves, acting out of greed, vengeance, or selfishness. You must protect the town of Cairn and help it survive the winter. But beware! For you can become Dire, too.

Last summer, Sean ran a one shot of Cairn. I enjoyed the game and thought you might appreciate learning about the system. Enjoy!

Upwind: Out of Curiosity

upwind1You are an Explorer Knight. You are exceptional. Unique in all the Highlands. You’ve survived the Academy, honed your Potential and now wield extraordinary elemental powers. You have stalwart crewmates, great warships, magical Relics and ancient technology all at your command. Even so, can you survive your first voyage into the Twilight Frontier?

The EGS Inquisitive is long overdue and you have been tasked with tracking her into the Twilight Frontier and either leading her home or determining her fate. As every Knight knows, such search and rescue missions most often end with no sign of the missing ships. Or worse still, with the would be rescuers sharing the same fate as the lost…

Upwind is a new RPG in development from Jeff Barber (creator of Blue Planet). You can listen to our character creation segment here. If you enjoyed this game, please consider helping the game’s development by playtesting it now! Read more information in this thread on the RPPR forums.

Dungeon Crawl Classics: They Served Brandolyn Red

brandolyn-coverThe village of Portnelle is once again bright and festive. After years of feuding, the town’s most prominent and influential families will finally be making peace as the youngest generations are joined in marriage. However, when an evil born of dark secrets refuses to stay buried, blood will flow like wine at the reception.

This wedding is one your fellow villagers will talk about for generations!

Buy the adventure on DrivethruRPG if you want to run it for your group.