Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dungeons & Dragons In The News

Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary

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Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary will be a definitive look at the game Dungeons & Dragons, its history, appeal and effect. A game like no other, with influences far-reaching and subtle...

You find: a dagger +1, and a bronze Gary Gygax statue in Lake Geneva

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Gygax died in 2008. A gaming convention, GaryCon, soon sprung up, and talk quickly turned to a statue commemorating the D&D creator in Lake Geneva. The Gygax Memorial Fund, run by his widow Gail, has been working on this project for three years....

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Cottingley Fairies « HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT

The Cottingley Fairies « HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT


The Cottingley Fairies hoax ... or was it? ;)
An example of how the Fey supposedly interact with those that believe in them and reverence their existence.

Unless a fairy is caught in view by some particularly stealthy or magical person/creature or they are distracted for some reason, most folklore states that fairies and the like are rarely, if ever, seen. In game terms, this would explain why many people, especially those that do not live close to nature in their daily lives, do not believe in them.

In Sylvaeon, the Fey have existed from the dawn of the world and have lived side-by-side with human beings and all others since. They do not willingly show themselves to anyone perceived as a threat. An innocent child may see them (as was purported in the Cottingley story) or a prankster Fey creature may be briefly seen at the moment it springs its trick upon an unsuspecting human being. Other than that, only the Druids, Elves or similar character types will usually ever have meaningful contact with the Little Folk.

A free PDF scan of the book that the Cottingley fairies were copied from is available here:

Next post: The Darker Side of the Fey

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My New Blog!

Aeternal Realm of Sylvaeon
is going to be some of the same and a bit different from my first foray into Old School Gaming blogging. I learned a lot in that brief stint. Real life intruded, but I will not allow that to happen again! I will keep my posts to a manageable number (2 or 3 a week - more if I feel like it or have something I really need to say).

Over at Retro RPG, I stated my reasons why I made the switch. Switching to Blogger was a huge decision and I am just getting used to Blogger, so please bear with me ;)

Goals of this blog:

1) To flesh out over time aspects of my home brew OD&D campaign, aptly named the Aeternal Realm of Sylvaeon.

2) To continue to provide OGL content for use for gamers. While "Sylvaeon" and certain names and concepts are my intellectual property, just like it is in Swords & Wizardry and any other Open Gaming License material, I enjoy providing OGL things for my fellow gamers. So, I am going to continue to do that!  :D

3) To have fun!
I don't want this to be a pressure, so I am going to just be natural and have a good time blogging again. Life is stressful and "The Game" is a major outlet for stress and for creativity - I want it to stay that way.

4) My Fey Project will now begin in earnest here. While Sylvaeon is not ONLY Fey in  nature, it does, at its heart, contain many things Fey, so my project shall move in the light of Faerie, where it belongs :)

More to come soon,  thank you for stopping by!

P.S. If you want me to subscribe to/follow your blog, please leave a comment and the URL...
good free advertising for your own stuff and it gives me things to read and enjoy that you have created.

May the peace of Sylvaeon be yours,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Crystal Caste Firefly Green+ Aqua Dice Set

Crystal Caste Firefly green+aqua dice set
my recent polyhedral dice set score!
Not perfect mold quality, with some air bubbles, but very usable and pretty :)
These are the perfect style/color for my Sylvaeon campaign (the lettering is gold, btw)

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