Friday, January 17, 2020

New Subspecies - Beach Dwarves

While not common as the other subspecies, these dwarves have become their own culture.  They are found along the west coast of North America and even inland along rivers.  They have adapted to a migratory lifestyle where they follow the waves and the water.

While traditionally they used to use small Viking like ships to travel, they have switched to small powered boats and even surfboards.  Their low center of gravity means they are good at it and they excel at ambushes using this simple piece of wood with the war cry “Surf’s up”.  Their high constitution and use of well-oiled preserved sealskin suits mean even if the water is cold, they still surf.

They are avid fishermen and gatherers of the sea.  Their preferred weapon is the grapnel and rope as it can be used for deep sea fishing and “buming rides” off other ships and large nautical creatures.

They are known for mixing traditional dwarven tunes with beach music creating truly unique music that is in demand throughout the continent.

 However, dwarves are still dwarves and common equipment carried by this group is still a metal detector.   They love to scavenge the random junk and make it into something useful.

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Beach Dwarves inland.

While physiologically the same, beach dwarf culture is slightly different along the many rivers along the inland.   They are often dubbed river dwarves and are surprisingly close to the land.  They have domesticated both birds for fishing and beavers for engineering the waterways to maximize fishing production.  They often use this to take advantage of the various salmon runs of the west coast.

Beach Dwarves diversity/subspecies:

  • Ability Score.  Dexterity increases by 1, up to its normal maximum (20).
  • Buoyant.  Beach Dwarves are not fast, but they can swim like the dickens.  Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your swimming speed is 25 feet.
  • Hold Breath. You can hold your breath underwater for up to 20 minutes (they are all trunk).
  • Surfcunning. Whenever you make a Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check relating to aquatic movement or actions, you are considered proficient in the skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Hodpocalypse - Future Adventures.

Here's what I got for ideas for short level adventures. Please contact me to see which adventures interest you the most:
  • The Garrison of Gore: This Strathcan military base is sealed off as there is a shapeshifting art aberration that is trying to get out and unleash its horror onto the land. Hopefully gives off a real John Carpenter's the thing vibe.

  • The Park of Peril: A former national park turned eldritch containment park, our heroes need to stop of a bunch of gremlins from waking up "Baub."

  • Pumping Auto: In the ruins of a car museum, your party has gone on a game show where you need to assemble, race and then fight in an arena with your own cobbled together car.

  • Refinery Rampage: Ed-town makes it's petrochemical products by throwing garbage into a massive tar ooze, but the boreal buccaneers have taken over the place and you need to stop them before the ooze goes on a rampage.

and a bonus one that's more or less done.

  • Welcome to Boxco - Have a Nice day: This adventure takes place in a dimensional gauntlet based on a big box store that's teaming with Corpseman: The industrialized undead.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Hodgepocalypse - The Hockeypocalypse - Part 0 - Hey Mouse Say Cheese

We begin our Hodgpocalypse game with character building and our first fight.

We live. :)