It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

And that means another year for the Semantic Gift-Swap!

Each year we hold a Christmas Gift-Swap, where each participating member gets randomly assigned another participant to give a gift to. The gifts given in the swap shouldn’t exceed the price of twenty-five dollars. If you want to join the gift-swap, just comment on this post or message me before the 20th of December, when I will post a list of who you will be buying for. All gifts should be delivered by January 6th (the last day of Christmas). If there are any issues during this event, just let me know.

Happy holidays!

Draco

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Conclave: The Creation of the Constitution

Every fortnight in the nation of Bernia, a conclave is held by the members of the Bernian Nobles. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on legislation and propose new legislation for the next meeting. Discussion of the legislation is held outside of these meetings, in the name of timeliness, but this often leads to larger schemes. The location of the conclave changes from province to province each week, with the host acting as a moderator for that conclave, as well as acting as a tie-breaker in the case of an equal count of votes from both sides.

Bernia gained its independence after the collapse of the nation of Catania in 1289. It soon became a prosperous mercantile nation due to its ideal position being nested in between Alpha Catania and Denizli. It not become a full nation until the First Conclave of the Provinces of Bernia in 1302, where a constitution was officially voted on by the Counts of each areas within the Bernian Region.

For those who were unaware, I am planning on running a political simulation roleplaying game, where the players put forth and vote on legislation every two weeks. On this post you may sign up to join the game as well as give suggestions on what should be included in the constitution of the nation of Bernia by leaving a comment on this post. You can send the idea to me in chat, but I ask you to please comment with the idea as well so that others may be able to see it and give their opinion.

Hope you enjoy!

Draco Blackstone.

 

Knight Semantic Christmas Gift Exchange!

Hello and Merry Christmas, my fellows. How are you enjoying the holiday spirit?

Anyone who is interested may join the Knight Semantic gift exchange, where everyone who enters gets assigned someone else to give a gift to. If you are interested in joining, please drop a comment here or PM me and I’ll add you to the list. The deadline for entry is the 20th, and all gifts should hopefully be about before the end of the month.

Hope you all have a merry Christmas!

Draco

Beorhtric: An Exploration and Player Driven Adventure

 

15 years ago, the Beormen migrated to to an unexplored continent. They established a village in this wilderness which they called Beorhtric. It is now a thriving town containing approximately 5,000 people within its walls, and is surrounded by numerous farm lands. The wilderness is still filled with monsters, but more people have been talking about expansion. You are one of the brave adventurers who will seek their fortune in this land.

As a player, you will be the ones deciding and planning the following:

  • What time we will meet for a session
  • Who will be attending the session
  • What means we will be playing through the session (roll20, chat, skype roll20+skype, tabletop simulator, ect)
  • Where you will be exploring or what you will be investigating during the session

You will be given the above map of what is common knowledge of the area. You may leave the bounds of this map (and most likely will at some point) but you will have to keep track of the terrain and create a map for yourself. This information is yours to share, or not share. While I do have maps of the areas outside of this map, I am not sharing them so that the players have to create a map of their own.  A program can be found below which can make maps in the same style as the one above.

http://www.hexographer.com/

I will now be open to DMing any sessions you plan so long as I am available. Get working on your characters, a generator containing some basic rules can be found here:

http://www.orcpub.com/dungeons-and-dragons/5th-edition/character/generator

You will have to do some internet searching to find all the 5e core rules. We will be using point buy, so no one can walk in with all 18s *cough cough barcha*.

We are hoping to have a bi-weekly post series that containing some completely in character session recaps as told by the players, along side with other information.  The first post in that series should be coming out some time next week.

UPDATE: I forgot to add that everyone will be starting withthe above map and 30 gold in adition to whatever their background/class provides.

 

Good luck, have fun.

–Grand Commandant and Game Master Draco Blackstone