The Veragem Plateau: Beta 7 Playtest Session #1

The session begins in the town of Veragem, some forty miles east of Sar du Plagg in Creona. The township is nestled atop a rocky plateau that overlooks a thicket of Joza forests. Veragem is Creona’s hidden treasure, a curiosity in the wilderness and an eclectic convergence of pre- and post-Thelean cultures. In recent years, Viceroy Isa–the Empire’s proxy and leader of the township–has noticed a resurgence of tensions between the Order of Enthaad and the Ohm’Veshi Cult, two Pre-Thelean religious groups that have … Continued

Beta 7 is Under Way

It’s been a great deal of work, and after over 100 pages of new content, but we’re now in our 7th Beta play test. It’s pretty exciting! We had our first session this morning, and it was a lot of fun. I will write a brief recap of the session in another post. The new content offers a wealth of options for character encounters. The thing I’m most interested in fleshing out during the playtest is how characters negotiate actions–both general actions and specialized … Continued

Beta 7 Coming Soon

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Years of (really fun) beta testing have shaped the Augur’s Lore system into an increasingly dynamic way to mediate character actions in gameplay. While remaining true to our interlocking, procedural framework, the latest iteration of the game marks some of the strongest generative content for GMs and for evocative setting creation. But coming soon we are developing even more improvements for the AL Core Action Mechanic that will provide a more nuanced field of general actions for players to lead their characters into distinctive … Continued

21: Kadjali Kreen

Profile Kadjali is a plains crow from the large township of Kreendan in the central fields of the Djenndan Protectorate. A foundling pulnagá child, she was raised among four artisans, young Djenndan among the Kreen who instilled in her a thirst for knowledge and discovery. As an adult, Kadjali turned her insight toward the Kreen warriors. This created a rift between her and her siblings, but earned her an honored place among the powerful of the Kreen. She stands 5′ 11″ and weighs 146 lbs., … Continued

20: Featured Character “Eiyodar the Catfish”

Profile Eiyodar is a young human swindler who hails from Lanodin, a large town bustling with entrepreneurial merchants and what many regard as the finest cuisine and the most bizarre entertainment of Hinn, nestled in the deep forests bordering the river valley of the Deloni. Among the many jobs Eiyodar worked in and around Lanodin was that of a “Catfish,” a fetcher of goods fallen from ferry-goers to the bottom of the River Deloni. A capable–and rarer, willing–swimmer, Eiyodar was often tasked with locating precious … Continued

19: Opakii Naishe

Profile Opakii Naishe is a noticeably tall Bwantaali pulnagá from the southern Wendajii village of Poundroot. Naishe stands 6′ 2″ and weighs just over 150 lbs., and has been exploited most of her life by her family–foster parents who likely found her abandoned in the farm fields and raised her primarily with the goal of having her labor on their farm. Naishe worked as a farmer for many years, trading goods in the neighboring villages, but always believed she was destined for greater things. … Continued

18: Lenara, Priest of Etia

Profile Lenara is a 39 year old kahlnissá scholar–a priest who follows in the path of Etia, the god of love, compassion, and loyalty. Priests who align themselves with Etia believe in non-violence; their philosophy of pacifism forbids them from ever attacking someone unless they are forced to protect their own life. Priests help those who need spiritual guidance and counsel, provide knowledge of history and direction, and have been known to unite whole communities around the common threads of civilization and the will of the … Continued

17: “Red” Kehonun

Profile “Red” Kehonun is a 26 year old Djenndan female, a militia leader from the free hamlets of east Reviak. She is a massive and powerful fighter, standing 7’8″ tall and 372 lbs. formed of dense muscle. Despite her size, she still manages to move quickly, though imprecisely at times. A keen military strategist, Kehonun had hoped to one day become a general in the Reviak Guard, but after a nearly fatal battle with slavers in the mines of Awara, Kehonun lost her eligibility … Continued