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  • #130710
    Jeff Wasileski
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    I’ve begun an RPG campaign using Frostgrave/Ghost Archipelago as the base rules.


    This one is based on the Monster Blood Tattoo series by D.M. Cornish.  There’s a trilogy, Foundling, Lamplighter, and Factotum, and a forth book of unrelated novellas, Tales from the Half Continent. It’s an incredibly imaginative fantasy world that Cornish has provided a huge amount of details – there are large glossaries in the back of each book of the trilogy.

    In this world, humanity has been engaged in an struggle against “monsters,” sentient creatures who inhabit the wilderness between the large fortified cities. One of the worst things for a human to be accused of is being a sedorner, someone who demonstrates any sympathy for the monsters.

    While there is no magic per se, many characters exhibit special powers based in weird science and alchemy. Many of the specialized monster-hunters have undergone surgical body modification to give them the special powers, such as telekinesis or the ability to manipulate electricity. Technology is a blend of mechanical and biological machinery. For example, many machines, particularly ships are driven by “gastrines” living organisms like muscles which produce the energy required for the machine functioning. There are also devices called sthenicons that are wooden boxes worn on the face containing biological organisms that enhance human senses but have the risk of embedding themselves into the wearer’s face.

    The setting is the Half-Continent, part of a larger world called Harthe Alle. The world of the Half-Continent is based heavily on early 18th century Europe but, if anything more Baroque. The great power is the Haackobin Empire, a collection of bickering city-states not unlike our Holy Roman Empire but with a much more powerful Emperor. There are other analogues to Earth cultures.

    My campaign is called “The Peltryman’s Behest”  I’m documenting it with pictures and a description on my blog;

     

    The Prologue is here:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/01/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest.html

    The first session of the main story is here:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/01/monster-blood-tattoo-rpg-peltrymans.html

     

     

    #130711
    Mike
    Keymaster

    What a treat.
    The models are non official?
    Looking at the face hugger bag man and stuff.

    #130752
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    Yes, they are unofficial, made from plastic bits from various kits.  The figure wearing the sthenicon on his face is from the Old Glory pirate range with a hat and cartridge box from Perry plastic AWI pack.  Some one said the Eureka was planning on making an MBT line but the toy license had already been sold.

    #130753
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool, it is a very impressive set up.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

    #131165
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We’ve completed the third session of our Monster Blood Tattoo role-playing campaign.  As previously, I’ve posted a report on my blog:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/02/monster-blood-tattoothe-peltrymans.html

    Our heroes return to the city of Brandenbrass seeking the body of their late comrade’s deceased stepdaughter.  Investigating the king of the grave robbers, their surveillance turns to battle as one of the party members acts a bit rashly.

     

    #131191
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Again, most cool.
    I am very envious of all the stuff you have to put the games on, so much detail and atmosphere.

    I also like the turns of phrase you use, evocative!

    #131203
    Patrice
    Participant

    Very interesting!

    I’ll follow this with interest. 🙂

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #131741
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We’ve completed the fourth session of our Monster Blood Tattoo RPG campaign, the report on the session can be found here:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/02/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-3.html

    Our heroes conclude their attack on the ashmonger Scollfyld and discover that the remains of Albany Portent have been sent much farther afield

    #132008
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We were able to do the fifth of our weekly sessions of the MBT role-playing campaign, The Peltryman’s Behest.

    Our heroes, facing arrest for a crime they did not commit, escape Brandenbrass but not before a most unexpected encounter.  Undergoing an attack at sea, the mystery of the Albany Reeves grows.

    More may be found on my blog:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/02/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-4.html

    #132373
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We did the sixth session of our Monster Blood Tattoo RPG campaign, The Peltryman’s Behest.

    Our heroes encounter the dubious entertainment provided to an Imperial army, meet some old friends, and arrive at the ruins of Winstermill.

    The report is on my blog:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/02/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-5.html

    #132381
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Crikey, I missed these.
    Time for a cuppa and a read..

    #132427
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Blimey, that was interesting.
    Still loving all the stuff you have to help bring this somewhat odd world to life!

    It is a pleasure to explore.

    #132845
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We did the seventh session of our Monster Blood Tattoo RPG campaign

    Our heroes are attacked by the undead in the ruined fortress of Winstermill but discover an important clue to the whereabouts of the remains of Albany Reeves.  More on my blog:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/03/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-6.html

    #133119
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    We completed the eighth of our weekly sessions of the MBT role-playing campaign, The Peltryman’s Behest. (Maybe only about 3 or 4 sessions left). After escaping from Winstermill, our heroes have several interesting encounters on the Wormway.

    As previously, I have a report of the session on my blog:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/03/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-7.html

    #133120
    Mike
    Keymaster

    The lady is great. Love her pipe.

    #133223
    Graham Harrison
    Participant

    An interesting read and an unusual setting which makes a change from the more “conventional” fantasy settings.

    #134148
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    With all the disruption caused by the Covid-19 quarantines, our gaming session were disrupted.  However, we recently were able to resume our campaign using the Discord app to “meet” virtually.  While I’m not at my usual residence right now,  I did bring along some scenery and figures that I hope will allow me to continue with these pictorial game reports.  So, I’ve posted the ninth session of our campaign on my blog at:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/04/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest-8.html

    in which our heroes meet an old friend, make a few new ones and escape the clutches of the wily Lady of The Wight.

    #134456
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    I’ve posted the photo report on our (now remotely conducted) RPG campaign based on the works of D.M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/04/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymams-behest-9.html

    In this session, our heroes proceed further down the Wormway in search of the body of their friend’s late stepdaughter, making an important discovery and facing an attack by fearsome cultists of a slumbering monster sea god.

    #134992
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    I’ve posted the 11th installment of our remotely-conducted RPG campaign set in the world of the Monster Blood Tattoo book series and using the Frostgrave/Ghost Archipelago rules system.  In this episode, our heroes defeat the cultists who had captured an imperial fortress but this may not have been the most helpful move.  They also learn a trouble new fact about the world in which they live.

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/04/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest.html

    #134997
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ooooh

    #135136
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    Just posted on my blog the penultimate session of this RPG campaign set in D.M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo series.

    In this session, our heroes finally confront Dr Corvinus and discovery the fate of the late Albany Reeves’ remains.

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/04/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest_21.html

    #135533
    Jeff Wasileski
    Participant

    I’ve posted on my blog the final chapter of this RPG campaign, based on D.M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy and using the Frostgrave rules as the base mechanism for the games.  The report may be found here:

    https://bogdanwaz.blogspot.com/2020/04/monster-blood-tattoo-peltrymans-behest_28.html

    Our heroes complete the peltryman’s behest and fulfill their friend’s dying wish, although in ways in which no one anticipated.

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