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Utherwald Press / Frozen Skies: The Campaign
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:43:45 AM »
Mentioned previously that my group is gearing up to do a Frozen Skies campaign, one that I hope to post a bit about as the group progresses through it. A bit of prep work is still required, though thanks to the players I have a framework to begin with (more on that below). Not sure as to when the campaign will actually start, I'm currently running a Fallout New Vegas based Savage Worlds game and to take a break from being GM for a little bit whilst somebody else runs a campaign.

And remember folks, the Kickstarter starts Monday 2nd October!

Utherwald Press / September 2017 Update
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:21:22 PM »
Many things afoot....

A few things to cover this week including change of schedule, Kickstarter news and a new Facebook group for Frozen Skies. In addition some details about a Frozen Skies campaign that I should be running soon as well as a few one shots.

Utherwald Press / Re: Alyeskan Tales: A Dragonhawk In Hand
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:41:47 PM »
Yeah, they seem interesting beasts :)

With this one:
Raiders using Dragonhawks have been attacking remote settlements, could they be a Windryder tribe on the warpath or actually bandits?

Is the implication that bandits would be attempting to disguise attacks as Windryder ones, or that there'd be groups of Windryders either fighting alongside or as bandits? (Presumably human bandits couldn't tame a dragonhawk?)

Bandits with dragonhawks (managed to get hold of some eggs and possibly captured a Windryder), bandits disguising their attack as a Windryder one or actual Windryders.

Utherwald Press / Alyeskan Tales: A Dragonhawk In Hand
« on: September 06, 2017, 05:37:55 PM »
Some time ago I posted about both the Windryders and their Dragonhawk mounts, both have evolved a little since I originally post about them but that isn't going to be the subject of this week's blog post. I'm going to be running a Frozen Skies campaign some in the next few months and my players have expressed some interest in the Windryders and I've been thinking of ways to use them. So an Alyeskan Tales post fits best as a series of adventure hooks, some which may make their way into the campaign but otherwise all are free to use for anyone who wishes.

Utherwald Press / A Surprise Announcement!
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:57:17 AM »
Mentioned that I'm hoping to release Frozen Skies soon-ish, especially since the writing and layout work is pretty much done. No word on an actual release date as of yet, mainly because I don't want to commit to something unless I'm pretty certain that it'll be met. However, I do have bit of a surprise announcement to make....

Utherwald Press / Cold War Skirmishes: Odd Angry Shot
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »
So last week we took a look at a few ideas I had for Skies of Crimson, this week we return to Cold War Skirmishes and delve deep into the jungles of Vietnam with the ANZACs. Odd Angry Shot is the name of this book, covering the Australians and New Zealanders in a conflict that was dominated by the Americans. This should hopefully form a good starting off point for the Cold War Skirmishes line.

Utherwald Press / Re: Skies of Crimson Brainstorm
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:45:07 PM »
I'd be quite interested in writing some short fiction for the setting at some point, btw, if you need more of it for anything :)

Noted and thank you.

I intend to write some more story pieces, possibly another book of short stories.

I'll get round to doing replies to your other posts soon.

Utherwald Press / Skies of Crimson Brainstorm
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:26:45 AM »
With Frozen Skies currently in layout and a (hopeful) release of some point in the next 2-3 months, its time to take a look at a future project. Skies of Crimson is one of those future project and is a supplement for Frozen Skies that focuses mainly on the sky pirates aspect of the setting. This week's post is more of a brainstorm/list of initial ideas of stuff that I'd like to include in the book, course there's no telling what may end up in the final product.

Utherwald Press / Rogue's Gallery: Petro Broklaw
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:58:47 PM »
Alyeska is home to many who are on the run from their past, either seeking to start over or just keep a step ahead of whoever is after them. The Great Darmonican War and its aftermath saw something of a surge in such persons, each one forced into exile for one reason or another. Petro Broklaw is one of many Sodkans who have settled in Alyeska, especially after the rise of the Iron Collective in their old homeland.

Quick PSA: No new blog posts until 16th August since I'm taking bit of a break.

Utherwald Press / Cold War Skirmishes: The EM-2 Rifle
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:00:48 PM »
Short post this week given I'm a bit pressed for time.

We take a look at the British EM-2 Rifle, an experimental assault rifle designed in the late 1940s to replace the Lee-Enfield. It proved to be short lived due to the politics of the time and the SA80 is considered its spiritual successor due to their similar appearances.

Utherwald Press / Arctic Airmen
« on: July 12, 2017, 04:47:39 PM »
To many the image of a dashing fighter pilot is what they conjure up when they hear the words; 'military airman'. Less glamorous as the bomber and transport pilots who are just as important but receive less coverage in the press. Almost completely overlooked is those who fly the long range patrol aircraft, often for hours on end in some of the remote places of the world. In Alyeska this is the men of No.210 Squadron who are tasked with wide ranging patrols off Alyeska's coastline.

Utherwald Press / July 2017 Update
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:23:30 PM »
We're over halfway through the year now and pretty much on the verge of finally getting Frozen Skies released. So really this week its a case of a quick round up of how things currently stand. Also a quick PSA; There will be no posts on the 2nd and 9th of August since I'll be taking a much needed break.

Utherwald Press / Armed Rovers Redux
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:49:20 PM »
A couple of years back I posted a little about the Alyeskan Outriders, though I didn't post much in the way of details back then. Recent work on a remotely related project and related research means that I am able to present the Outriders in a more organised format. Consider this an update of the original post on the Outriders.

Utherwald Press / Re: Cold War Skirmishes: The Gurkhas
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:48:56 PM »
It might be something to do with Hindus being forbidden to cross 'black water' unless given special dispensation and when they returned a special purification ceremony (which is the pani patiya) is required.

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.

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