Arma’s X-mas present or what’s new with Nations of Barsaive III: Cara Fahd?

Arma aka Armatoth aka Eye in the Sky known for “armanation” on the RedBrick forum released an article wherein he talks about the upcoming (March) Nations of Barsaive III: Cara Fahd. What is new? What was added and what has been dropped when comparing the new 3rd edition version of the Cara Fahd book to the old first edition Cara Fahd sourcebook? Arma works off several categories and tells us what changed and what was added or dropped and why.

What’s new with Cara Fahd?
While on Christmas we're naturally focused on the holidays themselves, this close to year's end, our thoughts also look forward to the upcoming new year. It’ll see the Cathay Gamemaster’s Guide in January, and Nations of Barsaive III: Cara Fahd in March. Cara Fahd is a revised version of the first edition book, and with revised books we’re always asked by veteran players who already own the book if there’s anything new in there, and what. So for this one, during editing, I kept track of it:

Adventure Hooks:
First edition’s Cara Fahd didn’t have any, so we added some. 16, to be specific. They’re found all throughout the fiction chapters, and relate to what’s presented there. Well, if that doesn’t get you hooked yet, let’s go on….

Or gamemaster characters, as Earthdawn traditionally calls them. There’s 2 new ones found along the others that were already present in first edition. So 9 in total, and they all got a full stat block now! And it’s good to know Krathis Gron’s Social Defense. But we’ll get to that later…

Read the full X-mas special at the RedBrick forum.

Free Fanwork Tableau Infractus #5 released

Cover5I am late to spread the “news” about the publication of the 5th issue of the fan work Tableau Infractus done by Drucifer. He already released it on December 17th but somehow I missed to tell you about it. But nevertheless his work is still worth a look. In this issue Dru provides information about various customs and places of Iopos in the chapter “National Flavor” and tells us a little bit about the discipline of the Inquisitor (adapted from the Earthdawn Journal) that was shaped in a unique way by the Iopans. Furthermore this issue holds a story about a Windling named Zahnja of Sos-Ree, the every-issue-chapter of Role-Play vs. Roll-Play and finally a collection of Troll miniatures shown in the Troll miniatures gallery.

Download the 5th issue of the Tableau Infractus at 4shared (mirror)

The previous editions of the Tableau Infractus can be found HERE and HERE

Link Advice #11

Cathay map is out!

imageHo ho ho, looks like early Christmas presents are on the run! The recent Cathay moves of RedBrick keep on going. The new Cathay map can be found at the Free Download section at
(via Sethariel)

Cathay–Player’s Guide already available as Ebook

ed3_cathay_players_guideInteresting news! The RedBrick crew announced the Cathay – The Five Kingdoms – Players Guide for December 2010. Now it looks like that the first steps are taken to announce the publication of the first Cathay book. At and RPGnow the Cathay – Player’s Guide is already available as PDF for just $24.50, including a preview.  So the first early Christmas present is about to arrive.

(via RedBrick forum)

Glennwood Deep

imageWell, well, well. Recently a forum post, over at the (German) caught my attention. Eirynhawk posted a description of a territory of Barsaive which is almost unknown. The description of the Glennwood Deep is very well done by Eirynhawk and I thought that it would be great to share the description of the Glennwood Deep with the international community. The well illustrated description is now available as an English PDF. It is yet “only” an unfinished description which provides enough characterization of the territory but let’s gamemasters pick up some of the basic ideas what kind of treasures, tribes and adventures the Glennwood Deep offer for a nice adventure set up.

So there is more to come (Chosen, Shadow wolves), but don’t hesitate to add your ideas and your own enhancements to this description of the Glennwood Deep. Please add your ideas, critics and thoughts about this description to the comments.

English PDF File: Glennwood Deep – by Eirynhawk (Mirror)

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