Saturday, February 17, 2018

BRAVE ARCHER 3 DISCUSSION

Last night on the podcast we finished up our Brave Archer discussion with Brave Archer 3 (we may continue with Brave Archer and His Mate at a later date). This is the story of Guo Jing and Huang Rong, a classic heroic couple from the outstanding Legend of Condor Heroes novels.



Also, Kenny and I have been going through the Return of Condor Heroes novels, discussing five chapters every episode. This is the sequel to Legend of Condor Heroes.



Friday, February 16, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE: THE SACK AND CORD OF DU QIAN

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.

THE HEMP SACK AND CORD OF DU QIAN 
This ancient hemp sack and long hemp cord, once belonged to Du Qian. They seem plain and ordinary. However, they can be used by someone with good Karma (+2 or greater) to capture Jiangshi and similar creatures (the full range allowable is up to the GM). When used against Jiangshi, the cord is infused with a powerful violet energy, and the sack enlarges. The cord can be used with the Light Melee Skill to grab a Jiangshi up to 15 feet away. Roll Light Melee against Evade and on a success, the cord gets it in a Restrain. Once restrained, if you place the sack near the creature, it opens wide and pulls the Jiangshi inside. Then if the bag is wrapped tight with the cord, the monster will remain trapped there for ten years (or until the cord is untied). 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 75: THE ZHIZHU CORAL

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.

THE ZHIZHU CORAL 
According to legend this ornate branch of coral was originally from the lowest depths of the oceans where Mount Zhizhu cradles the deep waters. It looks like normal coral but appears to be jade. It was said to have a special resonance with Mount Zhizhu. One of the most powerful artifacts in Qi Xien, it was sealed in a mountain centuries ago (accounts vary but some say the Timeless Master placed trapped it inside Mount Bao). The Coral has a profound ability to make anyone within 2 miles of it, happy. This may not seem like much, but it is enough to quell rebellions in cities or pacify enemies in battle. And the happiness is unusual, as it rises in intensity until it becomes a kind of insanity. Roll 6d10 against the Resolve of anyone in the presence of the coral. On a Success they are happy and content for 1d10 days. The Coral keeps working so long as it remains within 2 miles. However anyone exposed to the coral in this fashion for 1 year or more, automatically gains a Mental Affliction (WHOG, 168). 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DISPOSABLE DISCIPLES SESSION 80

I know it has been a while since we've posted on Disposable Disciples. I've been working on a few things and wasn't able to post logs regularly. Originally I had planned to do a recap log, but instead I decided to start recording and posting sessions. Occasionally I may mix in recaps. This is the 80th session of the Disposable Disciples campaign. This is the most open, free-form sandbox of Ogre Gate.


Monday, February 12, 2018

SONS OF LADY EIGHTY SEVEN SESSION 12: THE MANUAL OF GU RUAN

Here is last week's podcast recording of our Lady Eighty Seven campaign. This is a campaign I am running in Fan Xu province (part of the empire in the Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate Setting). 

This campaign is forming the content of an upcoming book (probably just called Lady Eighty Seven or Sons of Lady Eighty Seven) that will provide the groundwork for people to run their own campaign. 


LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 74: THE DIAMOND MANUAL OF ALU-BUKHRA

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.

THE DIAMOND MANUAL OF ALU-BUKHRA
This manual contains a technique called Diamond Body Stone Mind Technique. It is believed to have once belonged to Li Buwei but was lost toward the end of the Era of the Demon Emperor. It is not believed Li Buwei himself knew the technique, merely that he had the manual in his possession. 

DIAMOND BODY STONE MIND TECHNIQUE 
Discipline: Neigong
Skill: Endurance 
Type: Counter and Special
Qi: 6

You harden your body against attacks but at the expense of your mind. 

Make an Endurance Roll against the Attack Roll of any physical attack. On a Success your body is immune to the blow. 

Taking this Technique raises your Hardiness by 1, but lowers your Wits by 3. 

Cathartic: In addition to being immune to the attack, your body is so hard it does 3d10 Open Damage to the person or object striking you. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 73: THE PURE BLADE OF SUNAN

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.

THE PURE BLADE OF SUNAN 
The Wind Sabre of Sunan was once much more powerful than it is today. Some believe the blade can be restored to its former state, and this is called The Pure Blade of Sunan. On a Successful Attack the Pure Blade of Sunan does 4 Extra Wounds plus anyone struck must make an Endurance TN 7 or suffer 3d10 additional damage as a frosty energy fills their body. On a Total Success the target is paralyzed for 3 rounds. If anyone blocks an attack from the blade with a melee weapon, limb or object held in their hand, they still suffer 3d10 Damage from cold Qi energy. 

Another feature of the blade in this state is it can unleash a blast of wind. Make a Medium Melee attack roll against the Evade of all in a 100 foot area. On a Success those affected are thrown back 20 feet and take 2d10 Open Damage.

How the blade can be restored is ultimately up to the GM.