Carousing Table – Warrior/general

Here you can find the first of my carousing tables for DCC RPG. I made this one for Warriors, Dwarves & suchlike and also “general” if PCs of other classes do not, for some reason, wish to roll on their own tables.  I have drawn somewhat heavily from Balthazar and Jeff Rient for them, but rewrote most of the entries to better fit the hypothetical ‘general’ DCC campaign without reference to non-included tables or a specific campaign setting, whilst striving to feature some of the Dark Master’s flavour from the rulebook. Continue reading “Carousing Table – Warrior/general”

Ulesh, God of Peace

“The Mediator stood at the site of an averted massacre, and admired his handiwork. The Duke had been prepared to crush the rebellious peasantry with arrows and steel, but the battle never happened due to the Mediator’s honeyed words and serrated threats.

The peasants would no doubt suffer under the new taxes and extortionist laws, but being them being alive and oppressed meant that peace was upheld. Peace meant that lives wouldn’t be lost in pointless conflict. Peace meant that the rule of law would be upheld.

Peace was always an uncomfortable compromise, most often born out of fear.

The Mediator knew this, and smiled.

Ulesh’s peace was upon the land, and it was good.” Continue reading “Ulesh, God of Peace”

The First Knight in the North

“Now, I’ve seen that guy. ‘E keeps comin’ back for drinks ‘ere, talkin’ about something called ‘Polish gas station vodka’. Only goes away once I sell ‘im the strongest bottle of dwarven rotgut an’ a jug of apple juice.

I’ll tell you a secret… I’ve started watering down ‘is drinks! He never notices, and I sorta like them ramblins ‘e comes up with… Never ‘ad much of a skill at translitterating accents, no ‘e din’t, but at least ‘e tries.”

So, at the request of my good sir MM, we’re doing a little round of introductions of the regular contributors.

Anyhow, as for me, I’m a cultural anthropologist by training (Master of Arts), and a game designer because that’s what I’m bloody good at. I mostly work with mobile titles, and this blog is a creative outlet for me to share the stuff that’d otherwise get ditched in a drawer somewhere.

Like I said on the inaugural post, I found this outlet for our creative content just to share stuff.

It looks like we’ve got a steady flow of popping out cool stuff, and I’m constantly working on cheering up new writers! Anyone interested in joining should pop me an email at knightsinthenorth@gmail.com . We pay nothing, and our visibility is illusionary, but we’ve got nary to no rules*.

I’m mostly active here and on Facebook, where you’ll easily find me with my full name.

Cheers,

AMP

* I actually screen all writers personally, meaning that this far I know everyone writing here. If anyone outside the manifold of my social presence wants to join, we’ll figure it out. This is not a way to get paid.

Pre-Christian Finnish Proper Names Table

Here I present to you a d200 table of Finnish/Finnic “pagan” proper names, drawn from various historical sources. Some of these names still remain in usage today, with the bulk of them dating from approximately 5000 BCE to 1300 CE.

Personally I use the table for PCs/NPCs in my DCC RPG campaign set in a fantasy version of Iron Age Fennoscandia.

Name Table

Cheerio,

MM

 

 

Loptir’s Firewater

“In the coldest winter, there is flame. And where there is flame, there is celebration!”

Loptir’s firewater is a magic item I made for our Christmas party game last year. I took the group through the 2013 Holiday module, The Old Gods Return. We had a lot of fun with it, especially with all of the off kilter Nordic and Finnish references there.

For that adventure, I made a magic concoction that gave the drinker a random bonus. I largely based the concept on the Grog of Substantial Whimsy, although my version is much less weird and random, and all in all mostly beneficial. Continue reading “Loptir’s Firewater”

Mapvember 2017 Adventures

They say our small world of men is built on the backs of dragons, gone from the world aeons ago.”

So last month, I took part in the Mapvember 2017 challenge.

I don’t like the usual “top-down gridmap” -style at all personally, so I figured that I’d make each map an adventure on its own, with some notes and annotations included.

Tools used were my Micron pens, a single wide-brush Copic, and ink and brushes.

Here you have the maps I drew, pulled into a little PDF, with a tiny bit of commentary. Make them into stories! (And tell me how it goes!)

Cheers,

AMP

Mapvember 2017 Adventures: AdventureResource_Mapvember2017_AMP