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Pulp Fantasy. Old School Rules. Weirdness.

Weird Tales: The Thing on the Plateau - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) and clones
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Game Description:

The harsh iciness of the Plain of Leng has claimed the lives of many a foolish traveler. Only the strange tribes of ice fishers and dog-sledders, known as the Esquimaux, dare inhabit the frigid tundra region.

A hapless band of outcasts is exiled to this dread wasteland. Ostracized from their former homes for nebulous reasons, they now shift warily across the frozen plains in search of warmth and shelter.

Yet bizarre and unearthly forces exert their influence over the land, and it isn't long before our unfortunate castaways are mired in ominous intrigue and outlandish adventure...


The Thing on the Plateau is the first part of an ongoing campaign dubbed "Weird Tales". Four other parts are planned.

The style and tone is significantly influenced by the weird fiction of Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard. The setting is quite far removed from typical fantasy fare, instead taking cues from the peculiar sword and sorcery worlds depicted in early 20th century pulp magazines.


The rule-set is strictly confined to that which is outlined in the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea core books. The Player's Manual will be provided to potential players through a link. Any one with experience in OD&D through AD&D first edition should find these rules familiar and easy to grasp, as the game is a simulacrum of past editions.

There are firm restrictions in character creation that will be presented in the Game Forum.

Note that while character development and role-play are certainly encouraged, this is not by any standard a freeform game. The rules will be adhered to, as objectively as possible, and character death will not be dismissed or avoided.

Strong grammar and composition skills, as well as the capability to post multiple times a week, are required.

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I am very interested in this, but I would like to know where you want dice rolls and character applications.

Intrigued, but not enough to download, read, and try to understand yet another clone ruleset. If you don't get enough interest, PM me. But until I get a PM, I'll sit this one out.

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Originally Posted by 3WhiteFox3 View Post
I am very interested in this, but I would like to know where you want dice rolls and character applications.
WhiteFox, in the Game Forum there is a thread titled "Character Creation". It is here that die rolls will be carried out and other statistics will be determined. You will want to look at the Players' Manual first by following the link in the thread titled "Players Manual".

Characters will begin at 1st level. Detailed backgrounds are not necessary. It is enough to know that you have been banished from your home for whatever reason. Any further information can be developed by the players during the course of the game.

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Originally Posted by Scarecrow71 View Post
Intrigued, but not enough to download, read, and try to understand yet another clone ruleset. If you don't get enough interest, PM me. But until I get a PM, I'll sit this one out.
AS&SH is basically AD&D first edition with some tweaks here and there, and specialized classes. If you know AD&D, you're pretty much good to go. One thing to note is that there are no playable demihuman races.

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Originally Posted by NJWilliam View Post
I'm interested, I'd like to take a look at the Player's Manual.
Feel free to download it in the Game Forum.

http://www.myth-weavers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=23362

For future reference, the link to the Game Forum is in the original post of this thread. Click on Weird Tales: The Thing on the Plateau




 

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