I thought I’d lead into the weekend by teasing the content of the 16-page Norðlondr Fólk book.
Each entry features a template, of course (Traits), plus special traits specific to the template (Special Traits). Additionally, there are unique “grow into them” gifts for every race to spend surplus or (in most cases) earned points on.
So what’s in the book?
- BOX Racial Gifts
- Dvergr (a Norðlond-specific description and traits better fitting with the implied history of the setting)
- Elfàrd (a Norðlond-specific description and traits better fitting with the implied history of the setting)
- Hálfálfar (a Norðlond-specific description and traits better fitting with the implied history of the setting)
- Half-Ogres & Half-Orcs (orcs and ogres need some tweaks to fit in with the setting history; their niches are usually filled in Norðlond by trolls and storalfar/hobs, respectively)
- Neveri Halfling (the Neveri are the thorn in the side of the southern border of Norðlond, perhaps 400 miles south of Audreyn’s Wall. Nomadic tribes with the analogy to the Algar horse-lords, the Dothraki, or the Mongol hordes of the Khans. Some of the tribes are halflings, and they are not nice.)
- BOX Downsizing (Kromm-approved optional guidance for tweaking out armor for little races like halflings and gnomes)
Some of these beast-folk are the results of purposeful rituals to bring a person closer to the totem or favored animal of one of the Gods, such as the Allfather’s Ravens, or putting the bear in bear-shirted (berserker). Some of them, well, “a wizard did it.”
- CC Björnhjarta (Bear-Folk)
- CC Gullinálmur (Boar-Folk)
- BOX Becoming the Beast
- CC Úlfblóðugur (Wolf-Blooded)
- CC Hrafnar (Raven-Folk)
- CC Triger-Folk
- Eldhuð (Demon-Blooded)
- Himneskur (God-Blooded)
- Vandræðagemsi (Fae Gnomes)
We have 15 pages to fill, and I’m fairly sure we’ll also have room for elemental-touched half-breeds (four of them). I’m not listing them here yet; we’ll either see them if we have room, or we won’t, because the book is so filled with awesome already that we don’t need them.
Hopefully you like what you see. I know my previews of Kevin’s work have been really fun to read.