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After The End #1: “No Law”

“In the cursed earth where mutants dwell
There is no law, just a living hell…”

– Anthrax, “I Am The Law”
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We’re Running An “After The End” Hexcrawl, Y’all!

With the end of the previous long-running (by our standards, at least) campaign, it’s time to look to the next thing. And it looks like the next big thing is… The End.

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #23: “The Last”

Old enemies, and then even older enemies. “We’re not all elves, buddy!” Zen archery. Octopus air support. A reminder of the other uses of a harp-bow. Tactics and trickery. A sunbolt that was visible from space. Old friends, badly singed. Last minute wizardry from an unexpected source. All good things. Requiescat in pace.

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 carries on with a scenario taken from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 4: Two-Page Dungeons, from Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge Kickstarter, but with some tweaks. Nevertheless, beware spoilers!

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Dungeon Fantasy Nordlond #22: “Strategic Advance To The Rear”

Octopus dreams. The need for haste. A desperate stand. Dirty fighting in the dark. Some notes on holding a door against a hostile force, and the tactical impact of a second door. A display of archery skills from an unexpected source. Rifling pockets and mocking laughter. A rare opportunity for strategic thinking. Not the total party…

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 continues with a scenario taken from GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Adventure 4: Two-Page Dungeons, from Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge Kickstarter. Beware spoilers!

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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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