Ah, this thing again.
A few days ago, I had a realization. I had been thinking about both the Empire of Gold setting, and my Dark Souls rpg (which I haven’t actually posted on). It may come as a great surprise that I’ve been working on an RPG based on or inspired by Dark Souls, as my blog name in … More Empire of… Dark?
I’ve been pondering easy encumbrance and fatigue recently, mainly for Empire of Gold. Though the basic game system will probably be my go-to generic D&D clone, as one of those might be handy at times. Anyways, I kind of want to keep these rules light, but on the other hand… I kind of like the idea … More Empire of Gold – Encumbrance and Fatigue
Oh this is just an idea for how to do the attributes for EoG, my setting-system that has currently devolved into just a D&D-oid system with several possible settings. Hooray for working on too many different things at once!
So I came up with this idea for the Empire of Gold’s Battle Pilgrims. Or maybe just those from the Red Islands. Well, they are culture completely centered on warfare, so it makes sense that they would practice martial arts, both armed and unarmed. Here’s a first draft for that, with a somewhat new “elemental” … More Martial Arts of the Red Isles
I have been thinking for a while about how level systems work badly in some ways, and what the other alternatives for character advancement are. I wasn’t sure about if I was going to use classes and levels for EoG, and I’m still not sure. I might keep the classes, or I might do some … More Empire of Gold – Character Advancement
This is the class from the eastern archipelago in Empire of Gold. These are the battle-is-our-religion people who go around having their preschool teachers actually being grizzled warriors, and believe that’s it good to go on a small war as a vacation from all that tiring gardening. The other edge of the sword is their belief that … More Battle Pilgrim [Class]
Here’s the class that actually sparked the entire setting idea for Empire of Gold. It has changed a bit since then, but the premise is still the same. They are the core caster class, a replacement for the archetypical wizard in a dress. They are instead creepy wizards tainted by the magic they wield. That’s a … More Acolyte of the Secrets [Class]
Empire of Gold is the slightly extravagant temporary (or permanent, who knows) name for the fantasy setting I mentioned here. At the moment I think I’ll make a somewhat OSR-y system to follow along with it, and possibly templates for pure retroclones if one doesn’t want a new system. Today I think I’ll write some … More Empire of Gold – Basics + Dragons