Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creative Commons World Building: Tian Tang

The Tian Tang setting is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You know what that means. If you don't, click the link and find out!

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I admit the setting is a bit bare, but that's intentional. Much like Darkhold before it, Tian Tang was meant to be a setting that's broad strokes and lots of white space, rather than completely filled in. I hoped that people would fill in their own details and adapt it to their own purposes, making it more suitable for GMs looking for a wuxia setting to tinker with than someone who wants a detailed setting as backdrop for a novel.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

World Building: Darkhold, Part 5: The Undercity



The Undercity

The largest part of the city rests underneath the streets, accessible only by specific entrances and tunnels. The Undercity is a combination of sewers, catacombs, natural caves, and the remnants of previous cities and civilizations that stood atop where Darkhold now stands. It is vast, covering more space than the city above the surface, but is also the least understood and least explored. Everyone knows about the Undercity, but only a few understand just how far down it goes. The engineers that know of the scope of depth wonder just how the city on the surface remains there, given that the size of the Undercity means there's barely any support for anything above.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

World Building: Darkhold, Part 4: Upper Darkhold



Upper Darkhold

Old, rich, decadent, powerful. These are the most common words associated with the denizens of Upper Darkhold, the oldest section of the city and the base of the royal line that rules it and the factions that have undercut the power of the throne. Separated from Lower Darkhold by the Patrician's Moat, Upper Darkhold maintains a grimmer identity than the rest of the city, despite it's greater number of bright lights. The same black stone used on The Wall makes up the oldest and most revered buildings in Upper Darkhold, with gargoyles seemingly everywhere. Even during the brightest days, the place seems to have a pall and shadow cast over it.