Western League FLAILSNAILS session 2: from LakeEnd to the Border and fro and to and fro and to again

So again the League was subjected to the abuse of FLAILSNAILING PCs.

Characters: Etan (Fighter 5?, ran by Kyrinn) and her goon, Arlana the Preacher (Caster 1, ran by Lisa), Valentine the Clearly Not A Black Mage Why Do you Ask (Caster 3, ran by Chris).

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So, the party groups up in LakeEnd and decides to head up to the location of the last session’s massacre, an tower in a cavern by a river under a mountain (yes, exactly). So they follow again the road east (their path is highlighted in bright pink on the map) and, while camping for the night at the dead village of Eastfields. Overnight they meet a merchant (totes not a merchant, I rolled a 5 in the Countryside Nighttime Encounter Table from Burgs & Bailiffs) going through the village with 5 pack ponies. They insist in following him to “escort” him and then “be introduced to friends”. After some more discussion (mostly about how Etan brutally killed Wolf (a local bandit leader that somehow escaped death since session 2 of 5 campaigns ago) apparently using only a Glove of Mending) the PCs reach town but, instead of walking through the heavily fortified East Gate they’re ferried with the pony-load straight to Isleton (that island south of town).

Lake End Map - Wester League - Six Cities Setting

Now, Isleton is a horrible place. The streets are often red with blood. Gangs own it. The guards don’t ever bother to even go to the darn place. And it’s not like they’re ferried to a public pier because there are no such things in Isleton. They are all private. The pier they land at leads straight to a warehouse, where after more “I killed Wolf and he screamed like a little kid”-style bragging with John-John and Merchant Flynn (two of the best honourable businessmen in town) the party got offered to recover some prisoners from the border fort east of town (labeled Border Fort) and is given a bag of coins (5000 silver thalers) as a mixed advance payment, reward for killing Wolf and protection money for the merchant.

Now, the party leaves the hive of bad mafia stereotypes and goes to the Red Forge Inn, which is a tranquil inn just inside of the West Gate. Tranquil except for the forge across the courtyard, but at least you won’t get stabbed if you’re not educate with someone at the bar, most probably. After bathing, eating, sleeping and breakfast, the party notices that there are a handful of goons outside that might want to stab them good.

So Etan goes out, says something like “come get some” making one of them run away, then punches in the throat another, knocking him out, gets a battle blessing from Arlana, then Valentine makes them all doozy and sleepy and, long story short, after some threatening the party discovers that those 6 are what’s left of the Fangs (Wolf’s band; the party killed the rest last session) and that they wanted to get their revenge but sure, thanks for not killing us while we were asleep,  if you say you’re the new boss it’s fine by us. So some logistics happen and the party is brought to the Fangs’ town hideout (an attic overlooking the citadel) and some naming happens (the Fangs are assigned names like Dire Badger, Black Bow, Coffee Boy and so on). Then they go to Flynn’s, tell him that Etan is taking over the Fangs and thats cool with Flynn. Flynn also throws in two henchmen on the party’s request (later called Frank and Beans) and fords them across the river.

So, until now the party gained a bag of coins and 7 goons. Which is fine. Second part later.

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Pergamino Barocco – Alternative Binding

The Pergamini Barocchi have been printed. If all goes well I should be able to ship the first batch next week.

Tonight I found some binding leatherette and, well, I wanted to know if the Pergamino would do well with an alternative binding. So instead of the two split hardcovers I’d make a normal book case and attach one of the end of the concertina to it, leaving the other free.

Thing is, leatherette hates me. With a passion. It’s a stubborn hateful piece of scorn and I can’t seem to glue it even with a plasma torch.

But tonight, kind reader, tonight the leatherette was conquered.

Here are some pictures.

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Yes, FUN PVA GLUE IS FUN.
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Pressing the cover.

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Contents seem to be accessible.
2013-05-16 23.29.11MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. By the way, this copy is not really for sale as it has some minor imperfections I’m not really happy with. Small imperfections. On the other hand I ran out of dark brown leatherette and have only some reddish left, and I REALLY LIKE THE BROWN ONE. But if you do really like it too we can have a chat.

Mind you, none of them will be 100% straight and without kinks because I’m just an hobbyist.

If you have bought a Pergamino already: if you prefer this binding, let me know and I’ll happily oblige.

If you have inquired about a Pergamino: you’re part of the waiting list. Email me because IT’S BOOKBINDING TIME. This means some kind of transfer of money or food or something so that me and Roger can feel motivated to do more and better.

If you have not bought a Pergamino and want one: at the moment I have what can be termed a surplus of scrolls. But it’s not really a surplus because there’s a waiting list. I’m not sure I’m going to print many more because, well, It’s really expensive to make.

So, yeah. My email is as per use tsojcanth at gmail. The webstore is here.

sneak peek: Chthonic Codex. Btw, the hiatus is gone

First, click on the image and get the Chthonic Codex sneak peek. It’s going to come out later on this year for both Adventure Fantasy Game and Swords & Wizardry. You types that play Labyrinth Lord, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Blueholmes and Neoclassic Geek Revival will be able to pick it up and use it very easily too.

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Second, the hiatus has ended. There’s been some soul-searching, and some finding as well. So, thanks everybody for your support. Your words helped.

And now a small update on production.

  • Adventure Fantasy Game: I decided to go through another round of revision for R7. We are 40 pages from the end. The printer turnaround for this is going to be short once I stop freaking out about all the details. On the plus side, it’s going to be much better than the first printing. And if you bought the first printing already, by now you should have received the new PDF, and remember that you’ll get free upgrades a discount of 4.50£ on every future AFG core book purchase. If you want the new files, write me at tsojcanth+RPG (at) gmail.com
  • Pergamino Barocco: the printer broke again. I should have the first proof Thursday. I have no words to say how sorry I am. This project seems to have gone wrong in every possible way. 
  • Chthonic Codex: It’s taking time. But it’s coming together. I’m quite satisfied with the writing at the moment.