One of the first things noticeable about the Athenaeum when approching it from the broken bridge on the main level is the upper galleries and open staircase leading there. Above the main entrance is a long gallery along the wall of the underground crevasse with five windows looking down over the bridge. At one end of this gallery is a twisting staircase that leads between the levels, fully exposed and open to the crevasse for a portion of the climb. At the other end is a larger gallery and lookout.
This level of the library is a mezzanine looking over the main library with floor to ceiling bookshelves set along the walls as well as a number of reading spaces and a small locked archive where the scholar-priest keeps those volumes he is intent on repairing or copying.
The level also includes a small set of cells for people caught sneaking around the area, and a small open chapel with a statue of the god of knowledge and secrets.
The maps on Dyson’s Dodecahedron are released for free personal use thanks to the support of awesome patrons like you over on Patreon. Every month 400 patrons come together to make these releases possible. You can help too in order to keep the flow of maps coming and to improve their quality – and even get a map of your own!
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Black Book Editions propose actuellement la version française de cet ouvrage en foulancement sur leur plate-forme Game On Tabletop. Cette campagne couvre le livre de règles et un supplément dédié à la France de Shadowrun, Shadows of Paris. La livraison est prévue pour l’été prochain. Un palier spécial pour les boutiques est prévu.
La campagne court jusqu’au 7 décembre.
Les contreparties :
- 10 € : Shadows of Paris (papier + PDF)
- 40 € : Anarchy + Shadows of Paris (papier + PDF)
- 75 € : Anarchy version collector + Shadows of Paris (papier + PDF) (récompense limitée)
Un offre boutique à 93€ est aussi disponible.
Pour plus de renseignement et participer à ce financement : La campagne de financement sur GAME ON tabletop.
As our “release the Kraken” map this month, I’ve combined two linked releases from 2015 and put them together into a single map. Welcome back to White Crag Fortress.
No more than a generation ago did Hender, Warlord of the Two Realms, build the white fortress at the end of Merman’s Bluff. A small and fiercely held chunk of white granite looking over the dark and choppy seas where once the local fisherfolk made deals with the merpeople of the Octopus Kingdom.
The fortress has never fallen, but has changed hands with the winds of politics and the changing fortunes of those who have tried to hold it. The current “castellan” of the fortress is a netherman (half-goblin) who uses it as part of his claim upon the title of Warlord – although none (even those who traded him the fortress) will acknowledge it. From White Crag Fortress he taxes the local farmers and fishermen lightly, but maintains an army of half-breed mercenaries that earns everyone’s distrust.
White Crag Fortress is two discrete constructions – the Bailey Fort and the Spire. The Bailey Fort is separated from the mainland by a ditch dug into the spur of stone it is built into, with a permanent wooden bridge across leading into the main gatehouses. The Bailey Fort is a fairly large multi-story affair with a fairly large central courtyard. Should the fortress ever be owned by someone of wealth and means, this courtyard would likely be covered with a wooden structure turning it into another great hall with additional stories above it.
The Spire looks out over the sea from the tip of Merman’s Bluff. Still made of the same white granite, it is a cramped and construction, restrained by the limited amount of land to work from. It is connected to the Bailey Fort via a stone bridge as well as a small tongue of rocky land that keeps the last part of the bluff from being a complete island.
If one were to look directly down from the watch tower on the north side of the Bailey Fort, there is a cave leading into Merman’s Bluff with a small stone wharf connected to it. This postern gate to White Crag Fortress is intended to be well guarded, although the original door has been removed after it got stuck too often from rusting hinges and lock as well as swollen oak from the constant battering from the sea. In time it should be replaced by a properly oiled and tarred door, but for the time being the gateway remains open.
The main level of the structures wind up under the structures of the Bailey Fort leading eventually to a trap door opening into the fort proper. These structures are used as storage, guard rooms, and an escape route in case of emergency.
There is also a passage that leads up under the Spire, however it lacks an accessway into that structure (at one point there was such an access point, but a team of mechanical assassins used it to gain access to the spire and it was blocked off afterwards). This section contains a secret chamber that in turn has a trap door down to the lower chambers which are used as a secret dungeon for prisoners as well as an underwater escape route for those with the access and the means to travel underwater.
The tunnel leading underwater from these lowest passages proceeds 130 feet further from Merman’s Bluff and into a small cave 20 feet under water.
This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.
Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:
Cartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
— « Dites-moi, mes amis, qu’y a-t-il de mieux dans la vie ? »
Le jeune chef Katil se lève et clame fièrement :
— « L’immensité, un rapide speeder, un faucon-drône à ton poing, … et le vent, dans tes cheveux. »
— « Faux ! Nael, qu’y a-t-il de mieux dans la vie ? »
Le matelot, impassible lance d’une voix assurée :
— « Faire les fiches de ses ouvrages, les voir validées par les officiers du GRoG, et lire les critiques de leurs fans. »
Et la tente d’acclamer le matelot.
Il faut dire que tous avaient encore en mémoire les dernières moissons livrées à la navette du GRoG. Les boîtes de cartes de Shaan Renaissance, l’horreur à Golarion, la traduction des dangers des jungles de Chult à D&D5, un recueil de scénario pour Chroniques Oubliées, un autre pour les Sombres Agents de la Nuit. l’écran de Héros & Dragons, les nuances d’ombres des Vampires, et puis surtout les premiers pas des Oubliés.
Qu’y a-t-il de mieux dans la vie ?
(1327 jeux, 13420 ouvrages, 31 systèmes, 15834 critiques, 504 jeux amateurs, 1180 éditeurs, 2338 bios, 5239 utilisateurs)
L’éditeur propose aujourd’hui en foulancement le livre décrivant l’univers gothico-steam-punk qui en fait partie. Etheros est proche de la Terre du XIXe siècle, avec comme différence la présence de la magie à côté d’une technologie rétrofuturiste, où les démons interviennent dans le monde. Les personnages peuvent appartenir à diverses espèces comme les vampires, garous, anges, etc.
La campagne vise un objectif de 2000€ et court jusqu’au 10 janvier 2019.
- 10 € : Etheros (pdf)
- 15 € : Etheros + Mystika (pdf)
- 25 € : Dimensionautes, Mystica, Etheros (pdf)
- 35 € : Etheros (papier)
- 55 € : Etheros + Mystika (papier)
- 95 € : Dimensionautes, Mystica, Etheros (papier)
- 130 € : idem + écran, livret de fiches de personnages, campagne.