Archive for April 30th, 2015


May be May begins, Goodbye to April

30 April, 2015

It is almost May.  May is Maius in Latin and probably named after the Greek goddess Maia, who is associated with Spring.  So, what shall the theme be for May?  The fae and faerie?  Spring and nature?  Gods and religion?  Something else?  Let me know.

April, 2015, saw the successful completion of the A-to-Z Challenge for this year and some campaign reports and that was all I had time to fit in beside my work on the Sea of Stars Kickstarter.

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Zebra, Riding (A to Z Challenge, Z)

30 April, 2015

Zebra, Riding

Zebra as draft animalsIn the aftermath of the Sundering many areas suffered unusual patterns of destruction, and occasionally creation, but in several areas, horses were almost entirely wiped out and the nearest creature to replace them were zebras.  Zebras can serve in the same role as horses and ponies but not in the role of larger horses.  But teams of them can still be used to pull carts and wagons.

However, zebra are skittish and prone to panic making them nearly useless for military uses.  While zebra can be used to ride to battle but it not recommended that they be ridden in battle.  On the bright side, zebra are hardy and resistant to disease making them very useful for all other tasks.

Treat zebra as ponies or light horses, as is appropriate to their size, with the following additional abilities:

  • Hardy, zebra gain a +2 racial bonus to saves against disease.
  • Skittish, zebra suffer a-2 morale penalty to saves against fear.

Notes: Like X, Z is not the easiest letter to work with.  And with this, the A to Z Challenge for 2015 is successfully concluded.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons and is the Public Domain


PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Bad Racist! No Bomb!” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

30 April, 2015

To understand what is going on here, you had best read the first PinkCat: Running in the Shade post, but short summary, this is a campaign report for our Shadowrun campaign set in NorCal through the filter of a cartoon made by one of the team members.

Episode Nine: Bad Racist!  No Bomb!

Guest Starring: Clawz.

The happy trio are visiting some of their friends in the Friendsville Unified High School when they stumble over a group of mean doberman dogs who are picking on a camel student.  Clawz and Glitter break it up and the dogs retreat saying, “You’ll be sorry for messing with us!  Dogs forever!”  Pink does some net research and finds that the local area is plagued with dog-superiorist propaganda and even pipe-bomb attacks on local non-dog businesses.  They decide that this must be stopped.  Investigation follows and it is discovered that the doberman students are stealing from school supplies to build their bombs.  So, cue comic sneak about and absurd traps to catch the bad dogs.  With Officer Bloodhound trying to catch Pink and co.  End result, Officer Bloodhound, who may be a jerk but he is not a racist, catches the bad dogs with a passel of bomb making supplies in one of his traps and then pretends that was his plan all along.  Baddies go to jail while Pink and co slip away quietly to get burgers and fries.  The end.

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