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Utherwald Press / Cold War Skirmishes: The Gurkhas
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »
The British Army has contained many famous units throughout its long history, ranging from the 95th Rifles of the Napoleonic era through to the SAS. Counted amongst them is the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have fought alongside the British forces since the first Gurkha unit was raised in 1815 following the Anglo-Nepalese War. This week we'll be covering the British Army's Gurkha units during the Cold War period, featuring an brief overview of their history, training and some role play material and suggestions.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/06/cold-war-skirmishes-gurkhas.html

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Utherwald Press / June 2017 Update
« on: June 14, 2017, 02:51:29 PM »
Right, time for the monthly update.

With UK Games Expo done and dusted for another year the focus can now be directed once more at Frozen Skies and the other projects that are in the works. So this week entails progress report on the status of Frozen Skies and some ideas for related projects.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/06/june-2017-update.html

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Utherwald Press / Post UKGE Report 2017
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:42:50 PM »
Its been a couple of days since we got back from this year's UK Games Expo.

It was good to be back after having to skip it last year and meeting people again, certainly to make sure Utherwald is there again next year. Already plans for next year are being made.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/06/post-ukge-report-2017.html

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Utherwald Press / Money, Money, Money
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:02:57 AM »
As Frozen Skies nears completion, I'm gonna take a closer look at small details of the setting to flesh things out a little for those who have picked up the Setting Primer. This is mainly intended to tie people over until the main book is released, also to see how the proposed coinage system works.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/05/money-money-money.html

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Utherwald Press / Cold War Skirmishes: L1A1 SLR
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:34:47 PM »
Another Cold War Skirmishes instalment, this time a look at a battle rifle that was the standard issue rifle for much of the British Commonwealth during the Cold War period: The semi-automatic L1A1 SLR

The SLR as it was simply known ("inch pattern" FAL in the USA) was a British version of the Belgium FN FAL, and was used in numerous conflicts including the Falklands where it was used against Argentine FN FALs. Fans of Doctor Who may recognise the SLR as being the rifle used by UNIT soldiers during the 1970s.

Includes brief overview of the L1A1 SLR and modifications/variants.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/05/cold-war-skirmishes-l1a1-slr.html

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Utherwald Press / May 2017 Update
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:26:45 PM »
Up bit later than I'd like.

OK, a decent amount to report this week.

We'll be taking a look at current progress on Frozen Skies and, on a slightly related note, plans fot his year's UK Games Expo. In addition there will be a look at what to expect after Frozen Skies is finally released.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/05/may-2017-update.html

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Utherwald Press / Cold War Skirmishes
« on: May 03, 2017, 01:16:52 PM »
This is a side project initially started to practice stating up vehicles for Savage Worlds, though has since grown into a project in its own right. The basic premise is a series of books to cover the lesser well known conflicts of the Cold War period, give stats for equipment used and suggest game/campaign ideas (Weird Wars related or otherwise). The intention is to use existing Savage Worlds material where I can, but obviously fill in the gaps where I have to.

Also included some extra material for use with Tour of Darkness games.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/05/cold-war-skirmishes.html

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Utherwald Press / Frozen Skies Ideas April 2017
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
As playtests take place and I check through what I've written for Frozen Skies I've discovered that theres been bits I've missed by accident or stuff that I could add. So this week is a couple of items that could be useful for characters in Frozen Skies even if they have specific uses. Where possible I've tried to use existing rules for Savage Worlds, but where I haven't been able to find anything suitable I've had to come up with my own experimental rules.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/04/frozen-skies-ideas-april-2017.html

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Utherwald Press / Alyeskan Tales: Things Never Go Smooth
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:12:57 PM »
The last real big piece of writing left to do for Frozen Skies is the adventures section, I'm mulling putting in Firewater & Ice in addition to Fool's Errand. But I still need some more adventures and an adventure generator. This week I'm looking to partially address the former.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/04/alyeskan-tales-things-never-go-smooth.html

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Utherwald Press / April 2017 Update
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »
We've over quarter of the way into a year that seems to be rapidly galloping by as various things start coming together and begin to bear fruit. Certainly feeling that I'm hell of alot closer to finally getting Frozen Skies released to the point where I'm partially-excited/partially-scared by the prospect. Also being a new month and all figured its high time for an update post.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/04/april-2017-update.html

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Utherwald Press / Vehicle Combat: Sword vs Tank
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:55:18 AM »
After revising the Cloudhaunts recently, one thing I noticed is that there doesn't seem to be much regarding vehicles and melee combat. This is fairly important since Cloudhaunts attack vehicles (aircraft in this case) and only have their claws to attack with. Obviously a means of handling this needed to be thought of, something that sparked off one or two other ideas.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/04/vehicle-combat-sword-vs-tank.html

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Utherwald Press / Cloudhaunts Revisited
« on: March 29, 2017, 04:01:05 PM »
Almost a year ago I posted about a creature called a Cloudhaunt, recently looked over it again decided some changes are warranted. Some of its special abilities have been changed and I've changed its description since I wasn't happy with what I had. Hopefully it means a much better creature for games of Frozen Skies.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/03/cloudhaunts-revisited.html

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Utherwald Press / Regal-class Skyship
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:15:52 PM »
Talked a fair bit about Skyships, but haven't really said much beyond how they work. Thus far I've posted about the Bayleaf freighter and the B-class frigate, this week I'll be posting another Skyship in the form of the Regal-class light cruiser (which has been mentioned previously).


http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/03/regal-class-skyship.html

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Utherwald Press / Got Gear
« on: March 15, 2017, 01:27:05 PM »
Work progresses on Frozen Skies and the various sections get completed in turn. Some are virtually complete save for editing and proofreading, others require a little bit of work to bring them up to scratch. The gear & goods segment falls in the latter section and is our topic for this week.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/03/got-gear.html

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Utherwald Press / Skykin
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:07:59 PM »
Some time ago I mentioned there was an off-shoot of the Genchi called the Skykin, who still still feel the lure of the skies as felt by their Windryder cousins. This week we'll take a closer look at them, see how they live and how they would interact with player characters. In addition, there are one or two suggestions for playing a Skykin character.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/03/skykin.html

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