• Playtest the Stage!

    The Stage is currently in its second run of public playtesting. Over the course of 2016, 2017, and 2018, I expect to play several campaigns to test the Core Material and the supplemental material, such as Setting Sourcebooks. I will publish the campaign logs right here on this website, and you can read about the development of the Stage as I proceed right here!

    Want to join in? You're more than welcome. Use this website to download the Core Material and contact me to get some supplemental material for testing!

  • Now playtesting: the Monarchy!

    A friend of mine recently pulled together a new group of players to introduce to the Stage. I was happy to run the game as GM, and we played our first session a few months ago. Unlike the other campaigns I’m currently in or running, this one is going to space...

  • Now playtesting: Adelfan!

    As announced at the launch of the new Core Rulebook, I’ve managed to pull together a few more friends to do some more playtesting. Our first session took place on 2 October. 

  • Now playtesting: the Deniza!

    On 11 September, we played our first session using the Stage’s new Core Rulebook. These are exciting times for me, as the Stage is slowly becoming what I set out to create.

  • Stories on the Stage: Adelard

    Throughout the world of Verden roam the Etterkin, men and women whose ancestors were enslaved and warped by the mysterious underground race known as the Etter. These magically apt people are marked by the Glimm, colorful patterns that glow whenever they use magic, and are often feared and hated by normal folk.

  • Stories on the Stage: Reclaimers

    Today, I give you the beginnings of a story in another setting I’m creating for the Stage (and shortly alluded to here). It’s a story about two reclaimers: mercenaries charged with restoring control on planets or installations that were lost during or in the wake of a Galactic War that shook the known universe.

  • Character Sheet available!

    My good friend Niels over at Could Be Worse (one of the best and funniest webcomics ever, go check it out) made a beautiful character sheet for use with the current beta version of the Stage.

  • Stories on the Stage: Upside-Down City

    Another Monday, another story! This week, we get the beginnings of another story set in the Stage’s science fantasy setting, the Spine. This is a story about the Bound, a race of symbiotic, intergalactic beings that migrated to the Spine and conquered large sections of it during the Galactic War.

Please find below the song of Ervild the Hero Merchant, copyright by the guy who plays Flann. Let it be known that I take no responsibility for this song whatsoever: not for its irredeemably friendly lyrics, and not for its kind-hearted words, opinions, or message!

 

Ervild Herleifsonn, hero merchant of Glemkant

A tale I will tell

That you may know well

‘bout that generous merchant of Glemkant

 

Known by vent and knave

That man bold and brave

Ervild Herleifsonn!Isn’t he grand

 

His patience won’t falter

Not a thing you should alter

I tell you he's a wonderful guy

 

Could he end any plight?

All armies he’d fight

‘bout Ervild, would I ever lie?

 

One couldn’t pretend

That with sword in hand

An unarmed man he would wound

 

Surely not when

That very same man

Layed helplessly down on the ground

 

Friends… Let me tell you more things he’d never do

 

Wouldn’t sell cloth infested by mice

Another’s man's wife he’d never entice

Wouldn’t kill your best friend Brom

Or Steal that apple you gave to your son

 

He never sold his body for coin

He never had lice inhabit his loin

Never he watered his coins with lead

Or gave he copper as gold instead

 

Bore False witness, he never made

A fellow named Thom he never laid

Wouldn’t eat an man’s last meal

Or sell you hollow or brittle cast steel

 

Never a cheat, he has just luck

Wouldn’t orally pleasure a duck

No matter where you heard that from

He never bedded that man named Thom

 

That Thom really is just a friend

That occasionally had a room to lend

Never hit a bard ‘cause the size of his flute

That Ervild is really quite nice and astute

 

 

Ervild Herleifsonn, hero merchant of Glemkant!

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