Gonna Try This Again

The Worlds of Aihrde (Erde), Inzae, their history, game play and more.
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Many of you know I have struggled with using Aihrde as a setting. However I have tried and I am getting ready to try again. This time around I am going to play it more fast and loose and incorporate some ideas of my own in with it. I will use this thread to show my changes and additions. Hopefully it will work this time.
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Goog luck JG. I'm gonna wait for the new Codex before I attempt to run an Aihrde campaign, but I'm thinking it will be my next one. Not sure if I'll base it around the Drakenfold or Blacktooth Ridge yet, but it will be somewhere. So I can't wait to see your ideas sho I can steal them.

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The idea this time around is to focus more around Blacktooth Ridge and lightly have the A-Series involved. Basically an idea mining. Another thing I am doing is going with a more high magic, somewhat 'dungeonpunk' angle with it. In the years between the end of the WD and the campaign beginning I am having new discoveries come about as well a change in magic with the banishment of Unklar.

I still haven't decided what I am going to do about my issues with history and whether or not to keep the timeline as is or advance it like I have thought about. Although, setting the game during the Age of Heroes is an option as it would fit some of the above ideas.

Of course, I will be keeping the setting light at first to make sure it all works out.
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Here's the first few ideas I am going with:

* Unklar's banishment is pretty much permanent. While fear of him persists Corthain has made sure he is not coming back. This allows for new threats to form; one of which may be a resurrected Thorax.

* In the years between the end of the WD and the campaign new discoveries have been made. First has been a change in magic thanks to Unklar no longer fooling with nature. Second is devices and science from the Age of Heroes that were found at the tale end of the Winter Dark Wars. The final set of discoveries came about because of the empire and advances during the war.

* This is the beginning of a new Age of Heroes where some of the old returns and some new is coming. Aihrde itself is attempting to fix the natural order of things and recover from what Unklar did. In order to do so, the true powers that be are repairing the world based off a past age.

One idea that I am playing with is that Thorax and Mordius are going to return to fill the void left by the All Father. Corthain would represent law, with Mordius representing Neutrality and Thorax representing Chaos.
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My home campaign was wrapped around the Blacktooth Ridge series, along with the attempts to free Unklar from his banishment, as well as resurrecting the All Father. Both sides have failed, so far...

So yeah, make it your own. "Official" materials are never "canon" for me, they are suggested guidelines.
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That is my overall plan. I am going with Blacktooth as I can fall back on the A-series if needed. Some of the changes have also been driven by me burning out on a certain style of fantasy and looking for something new. I am going carefully though. If Aihrde does not work out for the group and myself I am leaving it to where I can port Blacktooth and New Aenoch somewhere else if needed.
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Julian Grimm wrote:Many of you know I have struggled with using Aihrde as a setting. However I have tried and I am getting ready to try again. This time around I am going to play it more fast and loose and incorporate some ideas of my own in with it. I will use this thread to show my changes and additions. Hopefully it will work this time.
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