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Designers Diary – Easthalen Chapters

Designers Diary – Easthalen Chapters

Until I can get or find software that meets my requirements, I’ll be making the last two weeks of each month, on the Wednesday and Thursday, article days. These will be related to my planning and design of both Easthalen and the USG (Unnamed Scifi Game – I still need to think up a better title for this but will use it as a working title), plus anything else I can come up with, from ramblings, rants, suggestions on how to use EG products, reviews or anything else I can think of. The Chunks series will still be going on, but for the first two weeks of each month.

Now, on with today’s article…

So far I have the following rough ideas for chapters for Easthalen, in the approximate order I feel they should go:

  1. Introduction/Overview
  2. Timeline/History of the ...
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Easthalen – Introduction and Plan of Action

Long time followers of the blog and myself will be vaguely familiar with Easthalen. It is the nominal game world I use to home all the Chunks series and other items, spells etc. It’s something I have been tinkering with on and off for a few years. The older blogs will give some insight it to what has gone before and my direction etc.  I feel that I am ready mentally to finally start transforming it from rough notes and ideas in my head to something much more tangible. Now, it’s time to get comfy, because this is going to be a long one (Those inclined may now giggle)

The basic concept behind Easthalen is as follows:

The World Barrier was constructed almost 1500 ago to contain a mad god, Halen, to prevent him from undoing existence...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 1.05 – Arcane Archiver [Class/professon]

A Chunk of Fantasy 1.05 – Arcane Archiver [Class/professon]

“I hope my loved ones get this message. I am sorry..so very very sorry. I knew I should have tried to cast the spell. We all heard the stories as kids, and maybe even seen it happen, but you always think it’ll never happen to you. But it did happen to me. I was just trying to protect the village. We had been under threat from the local tribes for many weeks now. They kept taking shots at us as we passed. When Brethar got shot I snapped. I broke into the Sacred Vault and removed the book. It was…easy. I could read it with no issues. So I cast the spell and the bandits all died. But then they came back as zombies and ghouls and other foul things...

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Easthalen #10 – Artefacts Part 2

Artefacts of Power in Easthalen – Part 2 – Artefacts

Last week the location where the most dangerous artefacts of Easthalen are stored was detailed, known to the outside world as the Archive, one of its many names.
This week I’ll be listing a few of the items contained in this deadly location. Only a small amount of information has been released by those who reside within the Archive, so as to protect the secrets
within and the population outside. (Or to put it in OOC talk – To allow for more details to be added later or even changed)

Glove of Deflection
Anyone wearing this glove had any spells aimed at them, be they positive or negative deflect and hit the nearest target. This glove was impossible to remove once worn and only came off once the user wearing it was dead.

Sword of Eva
A swo...

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Easthalen #9 – Artefacts of Power in Easthalen

Magic has existed for quite a while in Easthalen, but before the barrier was erected it was seen, at best as a fun tool and at worst as a dangerous power to be messing around with. Artefacts with an arcane origin where few and far between.

This changed quite dramatically after the population became trapped behind the Great Barrier. The first few years after the GB was raised saw a flood of magical items and artefacts into the world, as new-found magic-users experimented. Many of these experiments failed and the Arcane Protectors had their work cut out for them. Eventually, as the rules and laws of magic use came into effect, the decision had to be made to what to do with the vast number of powerful,
yet highly unstable artefacts. Several solutions were offered including:

  • Destruction by vo...
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