Search Results

Search results 1-20 of 73.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

  • Wáltür

    Scott Jones - - Inspirational Art and Fiction

    Post

    Oh my god that may be one of the best things I've ever SEEN!!!

  • Delightfully wonderful! I love all the various details... Mulefoot had mentioned that the buckles are meant to be mother of pearl, which is an excellent visual replacement for the expectation of metal qualities. I can imagine the centipede broach being Amber, and the upper arm bands made of oiled suthra leather strips adorned with beads... The crystalline spear tip and the roughly carved jewel earrings are glorious as well! Even the handle of her weapon has that sheen of green scarab chitin... B…

  • Welcome Wielder! So glad Mulefoot introduced you to us! I'm so glad you're enjoying the lore we've offered so far. Absolutely check out the ""unedited" versions of some of the World Guide stuff currently posted here on the forums. There's both some new works in progress in this section: dardunah.com/forum4/index.php/…-work-on-the-World-Guide/ As well as some tidbits from the initial test print: ...Such as this... dardunah.com/forum4/index.php/Attachment/132-Commerce-pdf/ ...this... dardunah.com/…

  • Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “Just curious since the current characters I've learned about are a Binturong, an Ayami Chicken and this guy...Are all the PCs black pelted? ” One of them is a little wolf pup, and I think he's more "slate grey"...

  • Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “Tamaystra is only given one mention in the glossary so easy to miss but has anyone ever played a PC born on this night? Or has an NPC born on this night ever figured into your games? ” As of yet, No player of mine has chosen to be born during that time of ill-luck, but I've certainly run games and demos where players were forced to go out and deal with baneful foes under those circumstances... Always "good times"...

  • GenCon 2019

    Scott Jones - - Conventions

    Post

    As I mentioned above, It's #GenCon time again! Shard Studios has a whole booth this year (area 1929 Studio 2 area) ready to run little mini-demos right inside. We're also holding 5 of our 4-hour games in various areas of the con. Get your tickets here bit.ly/2ZmOPF5, and join us for a game!dardunah.com/forum4/index.php/…14f2ba44ed38b55e85c78210a

  • Literacy and Education

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    Quote from Goth-Emu-Fool: “Does this mean that there are priests in Shard that can recite the holy texts but have no idea what those texts say because the young priest/monk doesn't yet speak the high, formal language spoken in the Age of Splendor? ” Not exactly... Though all current languages on Dárdünah are based on a single ancient root language called Janahvac (also known as "the Speech of the People", as described on page 321 of the Basic Compendium under the section "Jenu-based Dialects", w…

  • Literacy and Education

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    It's actually amazing how the percentage of literacy versus illiteracy can vary between different historical cultures on Earth at varying periods in history. The reasons for that variance are sometimes apparent (based on various cultural paradigms as well as legal and class-based mandates), and at other times they seem to be oddly random or mysterious... Though we do intend to explore this in a bit more detail in the World Guide, there are some clues concerning these question generally stated in…

  • I actually yearn to do a Trade Caste level adventure exclusively filled with folks like butchers, bakers, candlestick makers,...etc., just to see what players do when their characters haven't been built as "adventurers", and were literally part of some merchant outing that went "awry" in some way... Armed with little more than knives, their wits, and other tools of their trade, they could be plunged into some sort of setting (such as getting stranded in a distant jungle) that would test their me…

  • GenCon 2019

    Scott Jones - - Conventions

    Post

    Quote from MystRunner: “We shall try to not horrify anyone this year in a game....then again no guarantees. ” Hah hah! What good is an RPG session without a bit of fun "horror" now and again! We will also be doing little mini-sessions in the booth itself, this year... Not full adventure, but little sessions to show off a bit of combat, or magic, or intrigue... We might even provide windows into how characters are created...that type of thing... Brief interludes throughout each day of the convent…

  • That's right, it's called Tamáystra (taw-MAY-straw) - The unluckiest night on Dárdünah, one when none of the three moons are visible in the sky and some of the stars can actually be seen. These stars are held to be the baleful eyes of demons, eager to possess victims. Being born on one of these nights is considered very bad luck, so there's no doubt that regardless of societal status a person born on such nights would be seen to be prone to ill fate, and no doubt under the baleful attention of w…

  • Pari

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    That's a wonderful quote that I fully agree with.... Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “"You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ” Words to live by, honestly...

  • Not Taking a Drawback

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    Some GM's might allow for that, to some extent... There's really no "hard and fast" rules for that kind of thing offered in Shard, because we wanted to give Game Masters the latitude to make such determinations based on their personal beliefs about the extent to which the "human" and the "animal" combine in Shard, when it comes to things like Animal Abilities... For instance, I'm betting most players would hope that their cat character could see all the colors a human can, while simultaneously h…

  • Yeah, there's certainly a lot of favoritism based on species stuff that I notice in the fandom... But that's OK, I suppose... RP-ing characters of the opposite sex, though, is an interesting exercise in "putting yourself in another person's shoes" when it comes to the typical kinds of issues/circumstances that people different from us deal with on a daily basis...whether that difference is age-based, "race"-based, gender-based, or otherwise... If you have a good GM who is really capable of seein…

  • Elemental Magic

    Scott Jones - - SHARD Magic

    Post

    Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “I really like how each Element has a different personality I tend to like Air's personality best happy until it's freedom is constrained ” I like to imagine them like the Jinn...

  • Tail Thread

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “Darn...I wanted to see what Teenage Mutant Scott was ”

  • GenCon 2019

    Scott Jones - - Conventions

    Post

    Hey there! And welcome to the Forums! We will absolutely be at GenCon 2019! We'll be in the Studio 2 booth again (they're our publisher), like we were last year,...and we plan to run demos and everything! This year we'll have a whole booth, instead of just a table, and we'll most likely be running games right there at our booth! It'll be wonderful to see you again! Scottie

  • Isvar of Suffering

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    Quote from griffin: “It is also important to mention that when Adhitúmuss, "slipped through the cracks of the "Cycle of Life and Death" to escape from the Swirling Hells and manifest, once again, on the world, where he immediately took up his plans for world domination" he used the rules that other beings without physical bodies use to do so, which means that he sought out a new vessel to be used for a home to his spirit as he set about his diabolical plans... ” You are absolutely correct!

  • Tail Thread

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “Would love to hear about the Mutant Characters you played! And what kind of adventures did you have? Did you deal with Dr. Feral? ” Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “I guess another question for Scott is did you have any of the expansion books that fell under After the Bomb like Road Hogs and Mutants Down Under which added more Animal Templates? ” I actually never played games using these particular books and expansions (though I collected them all, and still …

  • Poison Dart Frogs

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

    Post

    That type of issue is one of many that would be on the plate of the individual GM running the particular game/campaign featuring these jánah prominently. I'm sure that most GMs would choose to indicate that (like all poison dart frogs, due to their body's particular amino acids) the children of poison dart frogs would share an immunity to that type of batrachotoxin... That isn't to say the immunity would come "for free" in the case of game rules and terminology. It would actually be "built in" t…