Category Archives: Campaign Background

Step #0 Brainstorming

My 5th Edition group has kind of petered out, since the bar we played in has closed and I broke my foot. A new campaign! This time, I’m building it B/X and I’m building it with dice. No over-arching themes, … Continue reading

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The Caldera Campaign

For now, I just want to put down some ideas and a general idea of the campaign… including that amazingly unartistic sketch of the setting’s cosmology. Continue reading

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Basic/Expert

I dig 5th Edition. Got it as soon as I could, as a sort of present-to-myself celebrating victory in a political campaign that I’d had some involvement in. (Get ’em, Jim Kenney!) Before 5th, I had written a 4th Edition … Continue reading

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The City of Tarsus

At the center of the Five Duchies is the sprawling metropolis of Tarsus, home to nearly ninety-thousand souls. An ancient city that predates even the Imperium itself, the city-state is now the most powerful on the eastern coast.

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A Word About Hordes

As shown in our campaign map, the lands to the west of the Skyspine Mountains are referred to as the “Hordelands,” divided into north and south relative to the Silk Roads.

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The Five Duchies of Tarsus

This map was made with the same techniques discussed in our earlier post, and zooms in on the northernmost region of the Free Cities. This time we add in some color an a few civilization icons:  walled cities, holdfasts, roads, … Continue reading

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