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  • Howdy

    Scott Jones - - Welcome to SHARD

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    Hey there! Finally we got the issue with you no longer being a "guest" resolved! It's great to see you here! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help you access any information or get you on the ground running with your own adventures. As Griffin may have mentioned to you, we already have our first two books on the shelves and ready to use (I seem to recall you mentioning you grabbed the PDFs, so thanks for that!), and we're in the process, even now, of finishing up the content for our …

  • Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “I recognize the infected Janah is a Takin ” Yes! I believe that is correct! Good eye!

  • For a more somber and melancholy view into the dangers of the world of the Shards RPG, here we have a heartbreaking watercolor piece by the wonderful contributing artist Matt Spencer! Here we see the terrible effects of one of the more deadly mineral toxins. A sad fate indeed! Djinmür Dust – A type of rare lethal systemic toxin, naturally occurring as a crumbly mineral deposit that has the deceptive look of a powdery brown spice (like cinnamon) when finely ground. Miners excavating crystal first…

  • We generally try to avoid indicating that any of our Devah are specifically meant to represent any of the particular Hindu gods themselves, merely out of respect for their religion, but it would be difficult to avoid similarities entirely, mainly because all divinities essentially represent elements of societal constructs that reflect general spirituality, human consciousness, thought and emotion, and of course ethical paths and reactions. Hopefully you found this little teaser interesting!

  • Since I have read a few interesting recent posts concerning Amnol, I figured I'd include a "yet-to-be-edited" sneak peak of Amnol's entry into the World Guide! Enjoy! Amnol – Amín, land of the red deserts. Ruler: The Aminar Pradhiman, male Grey-white goshawk. Ruling Class: Birds of different kinds, but especially birds of prey. Cultural Paradigm: Arabic/Persian with a great deal of Bedouin-like tribes that wander the wastes, yet pay allegiance to a single seat of power. There are many Arabic/Egy…

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  • Anthro NW 2019

    Scott Jones - - Conventions

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    Greetings Zlatohrbitek !!!! It was great to see you both at Anthro NW, and I'm so glad you got to play! That was an incredibly eye-opening experience as far as conventions go, because I went to it being uncertain of either sales or reception in general, and was GLORIOUSLY surprised by BOTH!!! We essentially sold out of all the product I brought onsite, and seemed to have inspired a great deal of interest offsite as well! Having returned, all of us here have our noses deeply entrenched in all the…

  • Academy of Nilam

    Scott Jones - - Future Products

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    That's a great question! Essentially, the Academy is open to potential scholars of any Caste except the Outcaste, although even those who are Outcaste sometime find work related to the "unclean" tasks that must be seen to at the Academy. As such, they might find that they are given exposure to elements of the Academy that would benefit them beyond being paid in food or dalán. Perhaps, once their duties are done, they would be allowed to sit outside in some area, and hear stories or lessons from …

  • who is d0gb0y?

    Scott Jones - - Welcome to SHARD

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    Welcome d0gb0y !!!! I'm SO glad you discovered our world, and have had the chance to read through and be inspired by the setting itself... Hopefully the 10,000 years of history found in the Basic Compendium has fueled the firs of you inspiration and creativity! Like griffin has mentioned, we are certainly planning on sharing much, much more about the setting in coming publications (especially the World Guide, which we are MADLY working on the beat the stressful deadlines we've given ourselves). …

  • Here we have another wonderfully-evocative work by Richard Fox, which will be the opening image for the World Guide's chapter on "Commerce", depicting a busy little corner of a marketplace. Here's the bit of text that accompanies it! Enjoy! "Trade and commerce on Dárdünah has been the lifeblood of its many cultures since the most ancient times, keeping the wheels of government, society, and even faith continuously turning. There is a certain energy that seems to pervade places where money and go…

  • Quote from Teenage Mutant Sarpah: “Awesome What kind of Jenu is in the picture? ” Specifically, an Australian Golden-backed Tree Rat...

  • Hello all!

    Scott Jones - - Welcome to SHARD

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    Quote from SilverboltPegasus: “I really appreciate the welcome and plan on purchasing the products so I can create some custom templates and let my characters walk the world of Dardunah. ” That's great!!! We provide the tools for cooking up new custom Animal Templates in our Basic Compendium! And feel free, if you're tired of seeing your same-old avatar for your forum character, to use one from the selection we created or even upload one of your own! Enjoy!

  • Here's a work-in-progress painting from a friend of mine, Richard Fox, which we will be using for the very first image, of our very first chapter in the "World Guide", which we're madly trying to finish so we can have it by Gen Con of 2020! Here's the bit of text that accompanies it! Enjoy! "My name is Rakúlna, Sunborn and Master of the Scrolls at the Academy of Nilám in Hanálu. It is with great honor that I bring my brush to parchment on this the first day of Yauvánu at the beginning of the bel…

  • Rules clarification

    Scott Jones - - Free Downloads

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    Quote from Reidon: “Even though the cost is 8 I thought it would be the level of the linked characteristic? Mainly due to the idea of level caps and in the rules it stats that the starting value is X(x being the linked characteristic). So if you only had a five agility it would be 5 to start(or depending on the martial arts out of the Martial arts/magic book it would be the linked X. ” Hmn, not quite, let me clarify... The cost of purchasing any particular Skills, as indicated on the Skill List,…

  • We are migrating all of our Shard sites to a consolidated hosting server, including the Community Forum, so it's possible the forum may need to go offline for a day or two to insure proper migration of data... In the next several days, if the forum isn't there when you look for it, please do not be alarmed! Scottie

  • Rules clarification

    Scott Jones - - Free Downloads

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    In addition to what Griffin indicates, there is an entire list of potential Skills in the book that each have their own initial purchase price (to get that base starting value as Griffin mentioned), plus a price to buy it up from that at a rate that could vary from 2 to 5 points for each point worth of increase, depending on whether what kind of Skill you're talking about. For instance, as Griffin mentioned, Martial Arts costs 8 point to initially purchase it (when making your character) plus 5 …

  • Hello all!

    Scott Jones - - Welcome to SHARD

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    Welcome Silverbolt!!! It's great that you're interested in our world! Like Griffin mentioned, keep in touch with us here and hopefully we can arrange another demo for you to experience! If you have any questions, just let us know! Scottie

  • I am more than willing to run short demos for folks on occasion, though I'm taking a hiatus from running full-blown campaign games for at least the next year as we finish up the World Guide and then prepare for Gen Con 2020! I live in the Austin area as well, and if you gather a group of like-minded folks together (six or less) we can talk about setting it up for some weekend! Scottie

  • Sewers in Dardnah

    Scott Jones - - World of Dárdünah

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    Heh! I think you are trying to inquire as to whether Dárdüni cities have sewers or not, and the general answer is, essentially yes! The last campaign I ran featured a group of vagabond child-aged street thieves who absolutely knew their way around the "underground" of the city, which was not only composed of tunnels where the waste-water of the city would flow (from either ceramic pipes emerging from beneath buildings, or through drainage holes and street-side sluices that funnel rainwater and c…

  • Here's a fun set of info meant for the eventual Appendices of the World Guide, discussing rules for players (and their GMs) who want to invent new and exciting things for their personal Shard RPG campaigns! Tacked onto it is also a little bit more about skyships, including a set of diagrams showing details on all the decks of a typical privateer-style ship... Fun stuff! Remember, all of this is still considered "unedited" right now, and may change a bite here and there for the final publication.…