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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #21: “Watch Where You Step”

The strangest pet anyone’s seen in living memory. Administrative arrangements. Old friends. A side trip with results both foul and explosive. Demons. Rusty knives and dirty clothes. No rest for the weary.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (which started here; the whole saga can be found here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. Today’s session came from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 4: Two-Page Dungeons, from Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge Kickstarter. Be warned!

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #20: “Maybe we should have done more prep work…”

In which our heroes get to the bottom of things – or, at least, the bottom of the castle. Some remarks on how an evil mastermind must occasionally put the cart before the horse. Echoes of Timmy, long gone but never forgotten. A battle years in the making. “You’ve got to expect that kind of thing from a bard.”

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (which started here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session’s events came mostly from The Dragons of Rosgarth. A lot of the pieces have been moved around, but there’s still plenty of spoilers. Beware!

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #19: “Adventures In Architecture”

Guard duty. Making friends, breaking friends. Contradictions in architecture, explained. Some notes concerning the wide spectrum of endurance among clerics. An army within an army. A demonstration of how, sometimes, one really can be too pretty.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (which started here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session’s events came mostly from The Dragons of Rosgarth. All manner of spoilers lurk ahead, with a few local additions.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #18: “Working Behind The Scenes”

Discoveries and discourse upon the organization and nature of the army and its diverse parts. Details of the unseen domestic workers of the dungeon. Some notes on the destructive power of a fully-enchanted faerie bow in the hands of a trained scout. Two tours and a demonstration on how the sausage is made. The sad fate of Timmy.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (which started here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session’s events came mostly from The Dragons of Rosgarth. Fair amount of deviation from the source material, but there are still some spoilers in there!

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #17: “You Ain’t Behind A Plow…”

In which our heroes decide that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Reactions, good and bad, to honest (if not ethical) employment and strict discipline. Explanations of the exotic customs of far-off lands, leading only to more questions. Heraldry, uniforms, and promotions. Camp life. Much and more concerning strange bedfellows – of all sorts.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (which started here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session’s events came mostly from The Dragons of Rosgarth.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #16: “Shall I Make Preparations?”

A tale of picking one’s battles; of clever girls, who just weren’t clever enough; of worthy foes who earned respect; of the unquiet, bizarre, and sometimes literal-minded dead. Demonstrations of loyalty, and of its opposite. How, sometimes, it’s best just to pay the troll.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (beginning here) is set in NordlondGaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session’s events came from The Dragons of Rosgarth.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #15: “Darkness Falls”

In which our heroes journey deep into the Dragongrounds on a quest directed by a goddess. On the merits of using both carrot and stick when dealing with bandits. Seeing the sights, and the dangers of seeing too much of some sites. Deadly encounters, both large and small. Loyalty and courage, both put to the test; some pass, some fail.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (beginning here) is set in Nordlond, Gaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session has the party starting on the previously-forshadowed events of The Dragons of Rosgarth.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #14: “… Where Draugr Fear To Tread”

We had nearly a full house, this session, with just one player missing. A few of us were feeling a little under the weather, so it was a short-ish session, but we were able to finish the fight from last time and get a good sense of direction for the next quest.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (beginning here) is set in Nordlond, Gaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. This session, as well as last, began as an encounter from Forest’s End pulled from its original context.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #12: “Faeries Wear Boots. Delvers Loot Them.”

This session, we almost had a full house. Esen wasn’t able to attend, but we did get the triumphant return of Slingshot!

We’re still playing remotely. We had our share of the usual difficulties: bad connections, folks on mute without realizing it, all the usual. We persevered, but I’m really looking forward to leaving all the gee-whiz technology and getting back to five half-painted minis and a Lego minifig versus three pieces of folded cardboard and a handful of pennies.

Spoiler Warning: The campaign (starting here) is set in Nordlond, Gaming Ballistic‘s Norse-themed campaign setting. We started off with the Hall of Judgment and the campaign has included material from several other Nordlond books. Expect spoilers, but also expect deviations from the source material – I’m changing stuff as I go. In fact, this session was based around an encounter taken entirely out of context and repurposed from Forest’s End.

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To The North!

In case you haven’t heard, there’s now a lot more content for Nordlond: “Four New Nordlond Sagas: Available in PDF

As a backer, I’ve had a chance to look the new books over, and here’s my thoughts. (Spoiler-free, I hope, since I know my players read these posts and I certainly want to use this material in my game.)

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