Now with a political (kingdom) layer! Continue reading Updated Lyonesse Map
Second Day of the Spring Season (Full Moon), Year 2375 of the Imperial Calendar.
Combat ensues, but the rested and prepared bandits are not so easy to dispatch as those unawares and sleeping. Several are dispatched, but in the heat of combat Presto and Elvira are forced to abandon the crossbow riddled body of Lofer, and retreat back to Bridgeford (again). Continue reading The Saexa Menace, Episode Two
First Day of the Spring Season (Full Moon), Year 2375 of the Imperial Calendar.
Lofer and Tristan scout across the river Wye, and discover a bandit encampment off the beaten path. The engage in combat, ambushing the sleeping bandits, and kill a few before being forced to advance to the rear with speed. They return to Bridgeford, and consume their meal in the village outside the keep. Continue reading The Saexa Menace, Episode One
A week’s unskilled mundane labor; 10 coins
This is approximately equivalent to reaping 10 acres of land, or threshing 80 bushels of grain.
Food and shelter not provided, but tools would be.
A month’s pay for enlistment in an army; 30 coins
This is skilled labor. It does not include arms and armor (equipage), meals, and shelter (rations
and adventuring tools). For mercenaries, this does not include combat pay, which is either a
fixed amount (20 coins per day) or a fixed share of loot. Continue reading Lyonesse Culture and Economy Supplement for Dungeon World
…So that’s plausibly 48 coins a month expense on a contract mercenary, plus an another 35 coins for starting arms and armor and gear. Possibly plus danger pay. For unskilled labor, maybe you need to pay for tools. But since there aren’t any tool costs, maybe you don’t, and that’s included in the 10 coins a week. Continue reading Dungeon World Shopping List 3 – Labor
In the third case (which we have a former player to thank for pointing out) there is no reason not to buy two throwing knives (so you always have a spare) and just throw them at targets from close to near range…. Continue reading Dungeon World Shopping List 2 – Weapons
In Dungeons and Dragons originally, chain weighed twice as much as leather, and provided better armor. Plate mail weighed three times as much as leather, and was as much better than chain as chain was than leather…. Continue reading Dungeon World Shopping List 1 – Armor
A “goblin” is a dark elf. In D&D terms, a drow. They are also called “snow elves”, and mostly they live in Snowdonia, the toughest mountain terrain in Lyonesse, a week or more to the north (west of the Saexa Kingdom of Powys). A Hwb is the non offensive term for the Fair Folk / human mixed race travelling tinkers and storytellers that travel by … Continue reading Lyonesse Monster Terminology Update
The most important thing to know about the Cymru religion, is that it’s a secondhand faith borrowed from the Gaels. The second most important thing to know about the gods of the Cymru is that they are real. No, wait. The second most important thing to know about the gods of the Cymru is that they’re not gods at all. The third most important thing … Continue reading Cymru Culture and the Faith
The Cut 15 feet wide at its base, and approximately the same in length, although it narrows to five feet wide (and covered) at the entrance to the tomb of Queen Eimhear. There stands a single flat slab of worked stone in an inclined groove cut into the mountain itself, a ton or more of sense gray stone. Someone has punched through the slab in … Continue reading The Barrow of Queen Eimhear