Author Archives: Jussi Marttila

[SotE] So why no New World mentioned so far

No one actually asked this yet, but eventually, it’s a question that someone will ask. God forbid, a lot of people asked that about 7th Sea before the 2nd edition of 7th Sea fixed that situation. At this point in … Continue reading

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Frances, the Sea Lawyer and the Wrestler of Dragons

Frances was born in England but she did not stay there long. At a young age she signed on as a sailor and spent fifteen years on the high seas, until the English Civil War broke out. She was drafted … Continue reading

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[SotE] Successor States of the Old Empire

The Old Empire fell over a thousand years ago, but it still lives on in two nations of Irminsul, a western and and eastern one. The Domain of Noviodunum In the northern parts of Gaul lies the Domain of Noviodunum, … Continue reading

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[SotE] So what do I do in this game anyway

It’s a very relevant question. In my opinion, players and gamemasters need something solid to look at and not just an abstract thing, so we’ll include adventures to set the tone. Here’s a synopsis for one. The Fogde and the … Continue reading

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[SotE] A Song of Elfgame and PSU, and stuff about ethnicity

So, time for another blog update, since my main computer’s PSU died and I gotta wait until Wednesday to get a new one. My Ubuntu shitbox allows me to browse the net but I can’t actually write anything on this … Continue reading

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Everything Is Political And Yet Another Update

In a rather hilarious turn, or not, a game designer by the name of Ryan M. Danks decided to post some really weird anti-muslim screeds on G+. Then, after me and a bunch of other people brought that up, he … Continue reading

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[SotE/Fiction warning]: The Big Dig

This was truly a no man’s land. To the south lay the Great Wood of Tavast, to the west, the empty plains of Ostrobothnia. Among the sparse pine and birch trees, the company had made their camp, near the vast … Continue reading

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[SotE] Into The Wild: The Wolfheart

Essentially, this started off as a translation issue: one of our magic schools was based on a phenomena from Finnish folklore called “mets√§npeitto“, which roughly translates to “covered by the woods.” A phenomena usually attributed to supernatural beings, who make … Continue reading

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The One Ring reviews and some other things

Hi followers, I started a project with GamerXP to review the entire product line for one of my favorite roleplaying games, The One Ring. The first review is now up and you can see it here. I’ll be doing one … Continue reading

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[SotE] Scales and scope in elfgames

One of my personal pet peeves in game design is assuming that everything should be about the player characters. This has probably been a reaction to metaplot-heavy games where characters only bear witness for Important Non-Player Characters. However, I personally … Continue reading

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