From January to February

1 February, 2012

As the first month of the new year draws to a close and we hope it has gone well for you.   Now we are almost into February, which gets its name from Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa performed at this time of year.  The Romans considered it an ill-fortuned month which is why it is shorter than the others.   We return to the theme 0f curses, cursed items, ill-fortune and, perhaps, defense against such terrible things here in February.

As usual, suggestions, comments and ideas are welcome.

What was published on the journal in January, 2012:


Elves of the Sea of Stars, how this race has adapted, and More Elves of the Sea of Stars, looking at the (game) mechanical side of things.

Fantastic Location: the Snowfall of Irasosia.

Inspirational Viewing – A Bad Day at Black Rock.

TPK Avoided . . . so why am I depressed?

Answering Ten Questions from the Barking Alien.

New Magic Items:

Charm: Paper Armor, temporary protection is better than none.

Dragonpoint, a weapon made from dragons suited to kill dragons.

Mathilda’s Shield, guard the helpless.

Traitor’s Ring, disguise your wicked intentions.

Venturer’s Friend in Court, will help you avoid any courtly faux pas.

New Monster:

Deep Miner, a dwarf’s obsession for gold can last beyond death.

New Spells:

Carapace of Insects, let the living bodies of insects guard you from harm.

Campaign Reports:

Pattern Seekers – Episode 6: Gold, Gold, Gold!  (Part 1) and (Part 2).

Shadowrun Demo reports and Seattle Scream prop.


Justice City Superpowered.

NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting.

Threat Report: Cerebrus Rex and Doctor Shock.

True Halflings.

Village Snooper: Silversmith Shop.


One comment

  1. I had no idea February was considered an ill-fortuned month. Seems to be working out that way for a few people I know, but I suppose that would be true of any month. Very interesting.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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