Archive for January 8th, 2011

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RPGNow/DriveThruRPG Print on Demand

8 January, 2011

As you may have heard, RPGNow/DriveThruRPG have started offering Print on Demand (POD) services on many of their books.  As a fan of RPGNow and POD, I decided to try it out.

Note this is simply a review of the process and physical product (not the content of that product).   I ordered a copy of the new King Arthur Pendragon: Edition 5.1 on 13 Dec.  Now, even during the high of the Christmas season, the book was in my hands on Dec 23 just in time to make it a Christmas present to my wife.

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New Magic Item – Odalam’s Ward

8 January, 2011

Odalam gave his word to the High King that the Castle at Silver would not fall as long as Odalam drew breath.  Odalam had made for him a simple headband, set with four stones taken from Castle Silver, and wore it as the seal of his intentions.  When the army of the Usurper came down out of the high hills and laid siege to Castle Silver, Odalam commitment was made manifest.  Each time the Usuper’s men battered down the main gate, anew one appeared seemingly made of shining silver.  When the walls were breached,  a silver wall replaced them.  But with each silver seal of the defense, Odalam grew wearer.  Only the arrival of Prince Niles and a relief force saved the Caster and Odalam.

Odalam’s Ward

This silver headband is set with four equally-spaced plain hexagonal stones.  Engraved inside is the motto, “As long as my heart beats, the walls will hold.”  The headband seems much heavier than it should.

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