Zhilin Campaign Journal #10: Threads of Fate

No, we’re not talking about Fate the RPG here, but rather the various threads I can pull on a bit like Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos (the Greek Fates) in the plot skein of my campaign. So far we’ve introduced the following threads: The PCs are members of the Zhilin City Guard (ZCG) and tasked with…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #6: Putting Some Pieces Together…

Today, even as this post goes live, I’m excited as the group tackles session #2 of the campaign. Yes, it’s barely begun — but I’m itching to get them deeper into the story and see what they discover. It has been a VERY long time since I’ve written a campaign a session at a time.…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #3: The First Assignment

We’ve covered a bit about the group and setting, and then a bit about the optional rules I’m employing at my table. Now, finally, I can talk about that first assignment! Introductions The group made their way to Zhilin, as per the directions from their various recruiters, and were escorted to the guard barracks. Another member…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #2: Rules Tweaks

In the last post, we described a bit about the players, the setting, and the characters involved in our new Mazes & Perils campaign set in the City-State of Zhilin. This time I’d like to cover a bit about some of the rules I’ve added or clarified. Rules. Ugh. I’ve been playing role-playing games since…

Zhilin Campaign Journal #1: It Begins…

Sometimes the stars align properly and opportunities appear. Such is the case with a new campaign we just started last night with a new group. We’ll be playing Mazes & Perils and exploring the unexplored territory of the City-States to the West in the World of the Lost Age. This new series of articles will…

Beware! The Cult of the Serpent Queen is Loose Once More!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to finally release the revised version of The Snake’s Heart for Mazes & Perils to the world. This is a greatly expanded version of the adventure we first released in 2015 for Swords & Wizardry. Old adventure: 4,000 words, 19 digest-sized pages (including cover) New adventure: 12,500 words,…

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