The Knight of Balance

I grew up with the trees

I grew up with the trees

Not alone but free in the forest

Broken down by the wheels of the man

Risen from the pieces that were forgotten

From ignorance I create

I dance in emptiness

I let go

I am nothing

I am everything

I’m a graphic designer and an entrepreneur located in Oulu Finland. I recently revived two of my hobbies from the 90’s: now I’m drawing my adventures in Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG into my notebook, and I’m loving it.

 

Drawn Chapter: Instagram & Tumblr.

Namaste,

Joni Kesti

The Chronicle of Erayo

“Have you heard? The Prodigies of Erayo are in town!

I’m not sure whether I should flee for the hills, or go congratulate them…”

Breaking from the norm, this week’s entry contains little in the way of rules or playable content. It is a story of high adventure, of love, lust and a holy war.

In other words, the PDF below contains the annotated campaign journal of the first season of my Wednesday game. We started during the fall of 2016, and finished the story in the spring of 2017. I’m mostly posting this since both of my groups have expressed an interest in the chronicle, and I discovered the notes while doing housekeeping for the blog this spring.

The document contains the core points of the narrative, along with some notes on various Goodman Games modules. The text itself is compiled from entries I posted in our group chat after each session, with additional detail scavenged from the player-written campaign journal. Footnotes contain my commentary on running the game, and as such I think reading it may be useful for Judges, but a little risky for players (lest you be spoiled).

Cheers,

AMP

The Chronicle of Erayo: DCC_Journal_ChronicleOfErayo_AMP

Header art by the quick and nimble Joni Kesti.

Knight Moot #1: A Pile of Bone Blades

“Some say that the thigh bone is the best material for making a dagger. Whoever found that out must be a little touched in the head. Most of us prefer steel.”

A week or so ago, I put out a call for magical bone daggers for DCC (inspired by this article.) We gathered 8 entries in total, which I promptly doubled as promised: here are 16 magical bone daggers, for your perusal and use!

Big thanks to everyone who contributed: in addition to the usual Knights, we have entries from Daniel J. Bishop, Tim Deschene, Patrick Lene and Michael Markey.

If this goes well I may continue doing similar brainstorming events in the future!

Cheers,

AMP

A Pile of Bone Daggers: DCC_MagicItems_16BoneBlades_ALL_v1

Header art by the extremely detailed Joni Kesti.

Monster – Näkki

”Neptune, the Åge of the Swedes. Ancient tales and witch-stories tell of this. Here in Finland the Näkki is said to lie atop waters with her [sic] long hair flowing, combing and brushing her blond hair in the sunlight whilst sitting on rapid-rocks. She is sometimes told to be singing (no doubt a siren song or crocodile tears, whereby she lures children to the shore or swimmers into the water, and those she squeezes so tight that they turn cabbage-blue, drinks their blood etc. – Which in fact are cramps.) Old wives and outlived seamen can frighten the gullible with thousands of Näkki and mermaid tales.”

– Christfrid Ganander, Mythologia Fennica (1789 CE)

This comprises my second (1st) entry in a series of DCC RPG monsters derived from Finnic folklore: in the Finnish language “näkki” is likely a Germanic loanword (PGmc. *nikwus, Swe. näck, Ger. nix, Eng. knucker, Old Nick), but the folklore about the entity itself has some local flavour compared to e.g. the Scandinavian tales.

Summa scientiae: this being lures its victims to drown; Näkki

Let’s go for a dip,

MM

Additions for the god The Corpulent One

In this second (first part) installment of what shall be a series, you can find my extensional tables/rules (Lay on Hands side-effects, disapproval results, suggested spells) for the god The Corpulent One, from the charming campaign setting Hubris by Mike Evans.

I have shamelessly followed the deity entry format used in the Divinities & Cults sourcebooks by OSRDAN Games.

The Corpulent One additions: dcc_hubris_the_corpulent_one_additions_mm.pdf

Indulge,

MM

Additions for the god Bailey

In this first installment of what shall likely be a series, you can find my additional tables/rules (Lay on Hands side-effects, disapproval results, suggested spells) for the god Bailey, from the brilliant campaign setting Hubris by Mike Evans.

I have followed the deity entry format used in the Divinities & Cults sourcebooks by OSRDAN Games.

Bailey additions: dcc_hubris_bailey_additions_mm.pdf

Pip pip,

MM

Kestrel’s Tools & Tinctures

“There’s a shady alleyway, hidden in the backstreets, beyond rowdy bars and other questionable establishments. In this alley, there’s a little door. If you know how to knock just right, someone might open it, and let you into a warehouse full of odd contraptions, vials, satchels and bottles.

And, provided your pockets are deep enough, you might even walk out of there with a sortiment of odd items, surely useful in your next foray into the wild.

Where is it you ask? Buggered if I know!” Continue reading “Kestrel’s Tools & Tinctures”