“Pwyk, the Huntsman of the Wild is the satyr master hunter of the court of Elfland.
He is fast and agile, but nevertheless a formidable warrior.”
This week’s piece on KitN continues the coverage of the Court of Elfland with Pwyk, the Huntsman of the wild. This patron links up well with the rules for satyrs and elven knights as player characters (available here and here on KitN), and explores the design space of less arcanely-oriented patrons and their favours.
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DCC Patron – Pwyk
Illustration by the rough-hewn Joni Kesti.
“Formally under the Elfland court, Lady Wyel lives in the cold north of the Elflands.
Her touch is frozen, her hand is cold.”
The Cold Lady of the Elflands was a necessity for our campaign, and I’m absolutely joyful as Antti joins us as a writer on the blog.
There’s a civil war going on in the Elflands, the Old King is tired and harassed. And Lady Wyel wants her share.
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DCC Patron – Lady Wyel of the Cold
“Ho ho hoo!”
– Jolly Old St. Nicholas of Yule Mountain
Just too late for the holidays, it’s the patron we all remember growing up: jolly ole Saint Nicholas!
He is fairly unique in that none of his abilities can be used on the caster themselves and that he requires a character be generous to stay in his good graces. It should add some fun dynamics to any game that chooses to employ him.
This is the second patron I’ve written, and I hope to add a few more to the list before too long.
Season’s farewells and happy adventuring out there!
DCC Patron – Saint Nicholas
“What if someone had eyes to see your future from beyond time?
Would it matter, or would it be the same?”
Nekthelos, the Emperor Oracle continues my long standing saga of the ancient hyperboreans (previously mentioned here and here). The invoke patron plays around with probabilities and future, standing beyond time and space of the adventure much like us Judges do.
I’m behind on my posting because I’ve been working through a flu, and because we’ve our 2nd campaign season finale on the coming Saturday. We’ll return to a semblance of normalcy once my head clears up on both counts.
DCC patron – Nekthelos, the Emperor Oracle
“Journal of Alexei Ridworff, Cog-o-Mancer Extraordinaire, Entry 1337.5/2:
My mind constantly flashes with inspiration! Mayhap I could combine the powers of the sun with a multi-bolt crossbow design? And then mount it on the cogwork man I worked on last week? Or possibly power the contraption with the phytophlogiston from the rootdistiller out in the compost heap…
Being able to man the workshop with self-guided tools is a true innovation! I have noticed minor changes in my dietary needs since my oesophagus was transformed to the strange piping in that accident a month back but nevermind. I’m sure this mechanical chef I’m just about to finish will be able to provide me with a suitable nourishing slurry of foodstuffs to suit the new configuration.” Continue reading “Patron – Daenthar, Progenitus of Inspiration”
“Worlds exist, this we know. And between them, something else.
A non-space, limitless and incomprehensible. Not a dimension, but the lack of it.
In that unfathomable realm, things float. And watch. And wait.”
This weeks article is a double whammy: an eldritch, existential, ectoplasmic patron from beyond, and a magic item to introduce it to your adventures. Continue reading “A Thing from the Between-Spaces”
“I saw that man, y’know, one ‘a the weird ones who came ta town las’ Monday. ‘E climbed the highest steeple of tha temple, an’ sat there for hours, wit’ them pigeons…
Methinks the town’d be better without that lot, no matter ‘ow much gold they bring in…”
I’ve two DCC games I run, one on Monday and one on Wednesday. In addition to this, I play in three-ish tables of varied systems.
In my two DCC games, I’ve about a dozen patron bonded wizards, clerics of various deities, and followers of gods of multiple varieties. And I’ve just come to the conclusion that I need an easy, catch-all system to run patron and deity presence, since I cannot customize demands for this lot anymore.
Thus, I give you rules for arcane and occult demands, set by patrons and deities, when the Judge so wishes. These rules are very much in testing, so I’d absolutely love feedback here: I’ve a feeling that they can be improved upon, but at the same time, they should be quite functional, for the desiring Judge to test out.
DCC rules – Patron and Deity Demands
Article art by the ever masterful Joni Kesti.