[Hexcrawl] The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence (2014) Venger Satanis (Kort’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (est. 4 – 7) Summary: Carcosa + Star Trek TOS + Barbarella + Rifts + 60s Doctor Who + Heavy Metal “We are not the master of our fractured selves, but the servant.” – Temard the Guru, page 57, hex 29. This … More [Review] The Islands of Purple-haunted Putrescence (OSR); Pop-culture cluster-warhead
He who talks in circles does not progress – Blue men saying. And so it was that our heroes, laden with spoils and in excellent mood, did arrive at the river-straddling trading post of the Blue men, in appearance like the splayed guts of a gigantic wooden rat, led by that generous and benevolent autocrat, … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XX: Diplomacy
Better to fall to a rusted blade, Ande Suffer a Leper’s Caress, To be graced by the Serpent’s Kiss, T’is then to provoke the Sorcerer’s Ire. -Carcosan saying Our heroes, still drunk on victory, entered the Citadel the next day, to reap from it great rewards while the purple men celebrated victory over forces unfathomable … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XIX: The Vengeance of Sorcerers
Along the shore where night-black spires break The Thundering clouds and reflect distorted upon a depthless lake What once was buried stirs and hungers, In Carcosa Where alien gods dwelling beyonde earth and skies, speak through mouths of sacrifice, To withered lords and willing slaves in, Lost Carcosa Where streets are wreathed in opium mist … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XVIII: THIS. IS. CARCOSA.
A win-try storm does e-ver blow u-pon the heights, of frost-ed-stone and an-cient cairns and dark-est nights, That is the do-main of hi-de-ous I-tha-qua, ab-om-i-na-ble, an-cient, hun-gry I-tha-qua, And while an-cient tombs hold ri-ches for he-roes new, T’is a fool that for-gets that the Ice takes its due. – The Alexandrine of Winter’s due (Author … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XVII: The Ice takes its due
Forsooth it was, that our brave companions did wrest from the accursed Citadel that Waits a Prize most pleasing to the eye and soothing to the greed that burns eternally in the souls of men. A great prize they took, but assuaged their hunger was not. Once more they delved into the Citadel, searching for … More Lost on Carcosa Pt. XVI; To the Ice Wastes
(I instituted a new houserule. Upon death you keep half your xp. Pretty gay but jesus the deaths were getting out of hand). As our heroes grappled with the urn there came on the Guardian, a wailing thing of molten obsidean, devouring all that came in its wake. Seeking to slay it by destroying the … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XV; The Nine Banes of Uyu-Jadhmogh
Status update: Translating Creature del Terrore. Italian is tricky but I have google translate and managed to find an italian SRD to use as a sort of rosetta stone for the stat blocks, feats etc. etc.. Possible Nephandum in the future if I can get a handle on the precise aesthetic and find players ( … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa XIII+XIV; Scylla and Charybdis
(Kingsday so hungover. Small glass fragment from filthy bar-floor turned impromptu mosh pit embedded in left hand. Overall a satisfactory experience. Prince loves you all.) In the maze-like canyons of the Great River they waited, our heroes and their white wards. Nursing wounds old and new and grudges even older. It was with smiles that … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XII: Of Rivers, Gambits, Armies, Pillars.
(Still have 1.5 sessions to report after this fuck me I am getting lazy) I dream, Of roads lined with pikes, The rotting heads of chieftains upon them, Girdling all Carcosa I dream, of great fires set alight, in the polychromatic flesh, of subjugated men. I dream, of castles razed and the dust of cities, clinging … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XI: Dreams of Empire & Voices Beyond