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Blog posts November 2018

Kapuloan Kulon session 5: Keep on the Borderlands (Slight Return)

(an OSR-driven World of Dungeons game in an archipelagic Yoon-Suin)

(Illustrations by Richie)

In the Caves of Chaos...
- A friendly belu is wowed by the concept of cooked meat and tricked into exchanging its "second best" treasure (a sack of silver coins) for what is left of Adjo's magic …

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Kapuloan Kulon session 4: Tea at the Keep on the Borderlands

;(an OSR-driven World of Dungeons game in an archipelagic Yoon-Suin) >

Back in the little town of Wawatesan: 
- The docks are crowded as the crew of a dozen kora-koras, en route to a raid, hunt out provisions and weapons for their journey. 
- A new adventurer joins the group and gets inti…

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Kapuloan Kulon session 3: Beyond the Keep on the Borderlands

(an OSR-driven World of Dungeons game in an archipelagic Yoon-Suin)

Well, they found the Caves of Chaos. On the way:

- a visit to the Garden of Bao Yu, which might have been a dream (but if it was, how did Panya get that collection of useful leaves?)

- Adjo and Panya (and Cicak) split o…

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Block by Block: design diary 2

My friend Ben asked me the other day, "What's the benefit of OSR? I mean, what does it give you for this game that you wouldn't get from another kind of system?" Thinking aloud, in written form, follows. 

1) Underlying structures. 

The classic six D&D stats kind of "don't do anything". Certa…

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Kapuloan Kulon session 2: Voyage to the Keep on the Borderlands

 (an OSR-driven World of Dungeons game in an archipelagic Yoon-Suin)

originally posted 28 Aug 2017

I'll put the GMing notes up top so you don't have to scroll through a session write-up before deciding if it's interesting.

- Seafaring: my current procedure is... 1) roll for weather at the star…

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Kapuloan Kulon session 1: Something Stinks in Sutil-Taun

The first session of the open-table, archipelagic Yoon-Suin campaign Kapuloan Kulon was on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

We played through a thinly reskinned "Something Stinks in Stilton" by Oli Palmer: the PCs (Adjo the ranger, Panya the wizard, Bennu the thief) were hired by a grumpy tea merchant to …

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