THE FIVE IMMORTAL PATHS

For eons unguessed at, the imminence of death has been a fearful black wing that unfurls across the minds of sapient beings. To escape mortality has been the pre-occupation of magicians, philosophers, kings, science mystics, gene-sculptors and demon-speakers and fortune-twisters alike. Throughout the long-faded eras of Urth, the means by which a mortal man could… Continue reading THE FIVE IMMORTAL PATHS

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 28

Last time the players fought some rustaceans and evaded the attentions of the Hydra, a tentacled monster. They then discovered a secret room that contained a gravity manipulator, and managed to shut down a malfunctioning magnet. However, the objects stuck to the ceiling of the magnetised room creating a lot of noise when they fell,… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 28

VAARN SOLO PLAY: EPISODE 2

My first Vaarn solo play experiment was remarkably popular, becoming one of the blog's most read posts to date. Because I'm a sell-out who only cares about engagement metrics (and also because it was fun), I have decided to revive the solo-plays and make them a semi-regular series. I'm going to keep playing with our… Continue reading VAARN SOLO PLAY: EPISODE 2

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had delved deeper into the innards of the Water Baron's Aquifer machine, discovering a deep flooded shaft infested with grasping jelly-like tentacles and other strange creatures. They discovered a farm of giant aphids, a shriekman graveyard, and a makeshift prison with a single living captive: a curious… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had unleashed gravity-related destruction against the shriekmen, killing their own guide in the process. They then opened a path to the Diagnostics Centre of the Aquifer machine and headed there, evading an enormous predatory tentacle en route. Our cast: Flim-Flam, a two-headed cacogen. Proficient cook. Fights with… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24