Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Bard’s College

Here’s a first version of an organization which your characters might be members of. — The Bard’s College The Bard’s College in Lund is the most prestigious institution of musical learning of the age. It’s also one of the oldest. … Continue reading

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Elfs and Dwarves in Swords of the Eastsea

Here’s a really short, concentrated version of something I’ve been working on. Dwarves Dwarves are dying out ever so slowly. The light in the Dwarven halls are fading. The mountains and hills are riddled with Dwarven ruins, abandoned over the … Continue reading

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Hedge wizards and scholastic wizards, and a list of inspiration

So, I’m not doing any actual game writing today since I’m having an evening off and I’m spending it with beer and Tom Waits. One of the usual things you find in fantasy games is the wizard in the tower. … Continue reading

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The Priesthood of Bifrost

Here’s a short outtake out of my manuscript to whet your appetites a bit. — The Priesthood of Bifrost Ancient beyond written history, the Priests of Bifrost have always been a powerful faction in Swedish politics. Their power stems from … Continue reading

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SotE: Early Modern Instead of Medieval

One thing I’ve never found really interesting is the pseudo-medieval settings many fantasy games. For one thing, it’s been done too many times. One reason for this is that game writing is frequently derivative: people who write games seek inspiration … Continue reading

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First rough combat tests finished, also trolls

While I don’t like going too deep into mechanics in these posts (since writing up mechanics for blog posts is kinda effort-ish and takes time from actual game writing) I ran a bit of combat tests recently and thought I’d … Continue reading

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Nations of Swords of the Eastsea

I finished the early writeups of the nations that are the most relevant for players and turned them over to my co-writer Artemis this week. Some more nations will still be added to the game but they play mostly secondary … Continue reading

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