Saturday, 15 January 2011

Bestairy with Layout.

Mike D has done the layout for the playtest pdf and Bestiary and he's done a great job. Excellent stuff. You can get the Bestiary pdf at his Sword +1 Blog. Anyone who want's to run a playtest can get the rules pdf by emailing me at redwaldrpg AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Redwald Playtest PDF

The playtest pdf is ready(ish). Still a bit rough obviously, still not the finished thing, but there's enough there to muck around with. The bestiary still needs a little formatting, so that will follow shortly.

Drop me an email at -  RedwaldRpg AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk - if you want a copy.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Arms and Armour of Redwald: Part 5

Armour



Armour

AC/AC –[+]

Cost

Enc

Notes

Unarmoured

9[10]

-

0

Normal clothes.

Leðeren Cæppe

-1[+1]

10 Silver Pennies

1/2

Irenhelm

-2[+2]

50 Shillings

1

Wíghelm

-3[+3]

100 Shillings

2

Watel Scield

-1[+1]

5 Silver Pennies

0

Plegscield

-2[+2]

10 Shillings

1

Scield

-3[+3]

25 Shillings

2

Dracanscealu Scield

-4[+4]

100 Shillings

3

Dweorgas.

Déorhýd

-1[+1]

N/A

0

Ælfcynn.

Beraferðe

-2[+2]

50 Shillings

2

Wildling.

Leðeren Serc

-3[+3]

75 Shillings

1

Leðeren Scæglod Serc

-4[+4]

100 Shillings

2

Lamellar Serc

-5[+5]

150 Shillings

3

Ælfcynn.

Beaduscrúd

-6[+6]

200 Shillings

4

Dracanscealu Serc

-7[+7]

1 ½ pds of Silver

5

Dweorgas.




Leðeren Cæppe: A tight-fitting leather skullcap with a thick band of leather around the rim and another that crosses the crown.

Irenhelm: A simple round or conical helmet, some have crests, some have nasal guards, but most are simple pot helms.

Wíghelm: A war helm, often ornate, with cheek, face, and neck guards, and a crest that is both decorative and protective.

Beraferðe: Bear hide, favoured by the Wildlings of the north, so thick it provides some protection against weapons.

Watel Scield: A light skirmisher’s shield made of flexible young greenwood woven together and bound with hides.

Plegscield:  A smaller version of the standard shield.

Scield: The standard round shield made of linden boards, covered with leather, rimmed with iron and with a central iron boss.

Dracanscealu Scield: The Dweorgas dragon scale shield is made of light steel and is a scale, or kite shape that covers most of the body.

Déorhýd: Worked deer hide or buckskin trousers and shirt.

Leðeren Serc: A protective leather jerkin.

Leðeren Scæglod Serc: Same as the leather jerkin but with metal studs for extra protection.

Lamellar Serc: A leather jerkin that has rows of horn plates (lames) attached for extra protection.

Beaduscrúd: A coat of mail armour made with interlinking steel rings.

Dracanscealu Serc: A full suit of armour; cunningly designed by the Dweorgas to resemble the scales of a dragon’s hide.

The Arms and Armour of Redwald: Part 4

Weapons of the Dweorgas

Melee Weapons


Weapon

Damage

Cost

Enc

Notes

Dracantóð Seax

1d3         

50 Shillings

1/5

-1 To Hit and dam for non dwarves. 

Reduces effectiveness of Mail or Scale Armour by +1[-1] AC.

Dracanclifer Sweord

1d6

300 Shillings

1/2

-1 To Hit and dam for non dwarves.

 Reduces effectiveness of Shields by up to +2[-2] AC.

Dracanfeðerbære Æxe

1d6+2

350 Shillings

1 ½

2 Handed. -2 To Hit and dam for non dwarves.

Can target shield.


Missile Weapons


Weapon

Damage

Cost

Enc

Range

Notes

Stánweorpere

1d6+4

N/A

4

200’

Torfung  Stán

1d6

N/A

1

30’

If thrown.

Dracanfýr

1d6*

N/A

1/2

40’

*Damage is per person hit, per round.




In Dweorgas culture the Dragon is revered and worshipped and draconic imagery informs all elements of their culture from architecture to eating utensils. Nowhere is this more evident than in the style and look of their arms and armour.

Dracantóð Seax: The Dragon tooth dagger is broad at the hilt end and tapers from the hilt into a sharp piercing point and resembles a tooth. Strapped on at the wrist and held in a fist like grip by the horizontal hilt designed to punch through the links of mail or scale armour.

Dracanclifer Sweord: The Dragon claw sword is a short sword shaped like a claw. The sharp angled bend in the final third of the blade makes it ideal for stabbing around, under, and over an enemy shield.

Dracanfeðerbære Æxe: The Dragon winged axe has twin bearded axe blades mounted at thirty-five degrees apart. It can hook an enemy’s shield and rip it out of the way. A warrior using the axe this way rolls to hit as normal, if he hits instead of rolling for damage his target has to make a Saving Throw. If they fail the shield is hooked away and ripped from their grip.

Stánweorpere: The stone pelter is a cumbersome mechanical weapon resembling a crossbow that hurls heavy round stone balls. It is so heavy that it must rest on a supporting stick prodded into the ground.

Torfung Stán:  The stones used in the stone pelter are heavy, rounded, fist sized stones. Can also be thrown by strong warriors, at close-range, to deadly effect.

Dracanfýr: Dragon fire is a sticky liquid that when ignited clings to any surface and will burn even on water. Its flames cannot be doused but their fire burns fiercely but briefly. The ingrediants of dragon fire are one of the most fiercely held secrets of the Dweorgas. It is thought that they somehow extract the fire from the live dragons. Dragons whose flames they also use to heat their smithy’s furnaces. Of course, no one really knows as no man sets foot in the underground kingdoms of the Dweorgas and lives to tell the tale and no Dweorg, even a disgraced one, shares their secrets.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Arms and Armour of Redwald: Part 3

Wildling Weaponry

Melee Weapons


Weapon

Damage

Cost

Enc

Notes

Dræfendes Cnife

1d3

3 Silver Pennies

1/4               

                                                                       

Dirk

1d3+1

6 Silver Pennies

1/2               

                                                                       

Shillelagh

1d6-1

1 halfpenny

1 & 1/2

Min 1 dam.

Langsweord

1d6

150 Shillings

1

                       

Kern Æxe

See Notes

100 Shillings

2

2-Handed.  2d6 (keep highest) dam if swung otherwise 1d6. Long Reach.                                                                                

Morglay

See Notes

200 Shillings

2 & 1/2

2-Handed. 2d6 (keep Highest) +1 dam. Long Reach.                                                                                



Missile Weapons


Weapon

Damage

Cost

Enc

Range

Notes

Brægdboga

1d3

2 Shillings

2

320’



Dræfendes Cnife:  A Small hunter’s knife with a slight curve to the blade. Good for gutting, skinning, and dressing a kill.

Dirk: A straight double-edged dagger with a blade that tapers to a sharp thrusting tip. Good for settling mead hall disagreements.

Shillelagh: A club made from hawthorn, often with a slight curve to the haft, and with a bulbous knot of wood at the head of the club hollowed out and filled with lead.

Langsweord: The long sword is the prized weapon of Wildling nobility. It has a slightly longer and thinner blade than the Brádsweord and not as robust.

Kern Æxe:  A 2-handed spear, but with an axe head as well as the spear point. Its long reach means the wielder gets one free attack on anyone with a shorter weapon, before they close. Can attack from the second or third rank of a shield wall or from behind an ally. However, when used like this only does 1d6 damage.

Morglay: A mammoth 2-handed sword, rare and legendary, said to me made by the race of giants. Its long reach means the wielder gets one free attack on anyone with a shorter weapon, before they close.

Brægdboga: Named the Brægdboga, the deceitful bow, by the Eorðwerod because it is small and looks feeble, but the drugged arrows cause mayhem.