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Monday, September 15, 2014

It Looks Like the "Tenkar's Landing" Crowdsourced Project Will be a "GO"



There appears to be enough interest in giving the Tenkar's Landing crowdsourced project a shot. So, here's where we stand:

- I HOPE to have this kick off at the beginning of October. No guarantees. Work has been a summer of hell. Let's see how fall falls into place.

- We need a better name than "Tenkar's Landing" for the island. Tenkar's Landing is just the major town / port. It was a colony of a trading nation that is now a failed nation. The town itself is self sufficient and has a relatively strong mercantile influenced government.

- There are remains of an advanced civilization long passed scattered around the island. At a certain point, magic and technology are indistinguishable - that is the case here.

- There are no traditional native human / demihuman communities. All are immigrants from elsewhere. Aside from Tenkar's Landing there are some small scattered hamlets / enclaves.

- Hexes are either 5 or 6 miles across. Not a huge difference, but we'll figure it out in the next few weeks.

- Hexes 1214 and 1314 are desert with obsidian shards and strange ruins scattered about. Magical or nuclear devastation, to be decided. Strange beasts abound.

- Hex 1213 is broken mountains and craters.

- Dungeons, Castles, Towers, Ruins indicated are those that are commonly known. East of the river near Thocar's Castle is hardly explored.

- Some folks have requested hexes already. I'll do my best to honor those.

- I'll probably open up a G+ community page and a Obsidian Portal page when it gets closer to going live.

- There is no default system, but as I'd like this to be usable with everything from S&W and LL to the DCC RPG and everything in between, the less system stats the better.

- Figure a sandbox for levels 1-8 or thereabouts.

Alright, back to catching up on some 1500+ pieces of email




9 comments:

  1. Will you be using the full map from this post:
    http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2013/03/played-with-hexographer-this-evening.html

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    1. the full map MAY be used at a later point

      that being said, if someone REALLY want to grab a hex or two from it, I wouldn't stop them

      most likely to be used would be the surrounding hexes

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  2. I vote for Tenkar's Island.
    Or if you want to be exotic n' shit, La Isla de Tenkar.

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  3. How much are you looking to fit in each hex? I'd be interested in helping, but don't really have a preference for any hex.

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  4. What rules system? I am willing to flesh out a hex.

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  5. 'There are no traditional native human / demihuman communities. All are immigrants from elsewhere.'

    Suggests "Haven" as a name. Or along those lines. Perhaps "Aerk's Refuge"?

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  6. This is a terrific idea! How do we register our interest in claiming a hex? I would love 19.15 for all sorts of numerological reasons...

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