Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Black Cats of Fool's Haven (5th ed adventure path)

There are many promising magicians in Fool's Haven, many of whom have familiars, and the most popular familiars (as any arcane pet store can tell you) are black cats. Considering the local vermin, it isn't much of a surprise.
But not every familiar dies when their owner does and a good number of sentient talking black cats have ended up homeless on the streets of the City of Adventure. They have tended to remain quiet, for revealing oneself can welcome unwanted attention.
The most notable of all the black cats of Fool's Haven is the dreaded Ebon Claw. Before taking on this monicker, the Claw was familiar to a rather powerful archmage. But the cat grew jealous of the master's power, so she slew him and stole his magic.
She now rules all the black cats who were once familiars, slaughtering all who will not join her. Other familiars tend to be butchered mercilessly, except for a few notable ravens who have turned coat.
The Ebon Claw sends her crews to destroy wizards and steal their spellbooks for some nefarious purpose. It's quite possible she wants to rule the world.

Act 1 (Low level)
A black cat rebel called Shadow breaks her silence and begs the adventurers for help. The Ebon Claw's gang are set to kill and rob an unsuspecting old wizard and they must be stopped. But what choice will they make between saving the wizard or allowing the cats to get away with a powerful item?

Act 2 (Mid level)
The Ebon Claw has revealed the first stage of her plan. She intends to turn everyone in Fool's Haven into mice, starting with the adventurers! Limited to tiny proportions and armed only with needles for swords and thimbles for helms, our heroes must find a way to save the town and return to full size before the cats can catch them.

Act 3 (High level):
The Ebon Claw reveals her most dastardly plan yet. She will grow to enormous size and conquer the world herself! Can the heroes save Fool's Haven from this gargantuan feline felon, or will they die trying?

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Beltane Springs (teaser)

Ah, Beltane Springs! A little piece of suburban paradise perfect for raising a family. 

Not too far from the big city but far enough for peace and quiet, this middle-class piece of quality real estate is the white picket-fence American dream close to good schools and shops. Neatly mown lawns and the smell of apple pie characterize this perfect neighbourhood, home to doctors, lawyers and notable businessmen.

But raising a family is never easy and being a Domestic Goddess often requires an art of its own. Call it a craft. Or a gift. Or (why not) let’s call it for what it is… Magick.

But don’t let anyone know I told you. It is, after all, a secret…

Beltane Springs: A soap-opera roleplay of suburban witchcraft

Beltane Springs is a roleplay where you get to tell stories like the ones in primetime TV shows about suburban witchcraft. You get to write the tales, star as the characters and experience the drama as you make it with your friends.

You don’t need to be a writer or actor, nor do you need to have done any roleplaying before. Simply bring your imagination and enthusiasm. Beltane Springs works with a very simple storytelling framework that doesn’t require any dice, nor does it require knowledge of many rules.

In Beltane Springs you play housewives of a wealthy neighbourhood who have a secret life as witches. Their families remain ignorant of this secret, though it may take effort to keep them in the dark. The coven the witches comprise help each other with magical issues, but the politics between them can often be a problem of its own.

In addition to playing your witch, you will also be able to play as the loving but oblivious husbands of the other witches in your coven. Maintaining a healthy marriage is a struggle all its own, but the rewards are great.

After all, isn’t love the greatest magic of all?

Grab some friends, a few hours off, some trinkets and beads (and maybe a margarita or two) and enjoy the magic of Beltane Springs

Coming soon.