Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 New Species and 1 Power Added: The Harpy, The Hydra and the

The Harpy of Red Ash is a humanoid bird with a harpy eagles head but with black feathers like the crow. This is a man sized creature with a taste for carrion, or even fresh meat and a lust for shiny object which it will look to steal.

Read more Here

The Hydra is a swamp dwelling monstrous reptile of the tropics, very big, armor plated and of course multi-headed. The Red Ash Hydra has six heads modeled after the Horned Lizard but with exceptional long teeth and large fore limbs it uses to drag the rest of its weight through the wetlands of its territory.

Read more Here

To support the Hydra a new power was added called Polycephaly which means multi-headed. This power will define what benefits one has when you have additional heads and how well they work together.

Read more Here.

All the Best,
Chris J

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2 New Species Added: The Griffin and the Hippogriff

The Griffin and Hippogriff in Red Ash are made of the classic version from mythology.

Read up on the Griffin here.

Read up on the Hippogriff here.

All the Best,
Chris J.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Species Added: Gorgon

Added one of Ancient Greece's most feared legends, the Gorgon. Unlike Medusa and her 2 sisters of myth. The Red Ash Gorgons are more animalistic creatures in a humanoid form. Since they are always female they will hunt males for breeding purposes, a honor that is not wished by any man.

Read more on them here.

All the Best,
Chris J.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Species Added: Ghoul and New Power: Unclean

The Ghoul of Red Ash is not an undead creature like in other games. It is a savage flesh and carrion eater that live alone or in small semi-social groups. It is noted for its massive claws and teeth and for carrying all manor of diseases.

Read More about them here.

To support the ghouls a new power was added called unclean. This power grants a species the ability to spread disease to those it encounters, usually via combat. The disease contracted will be determined with a random roll on a disease chart, that I have yet to make. This is rolled after it has been determined that the character in question rolls under both the infection rate of the unclean empowered and fails a save of the users Health +1d20 vs the targets Health +1d20.

Those that become infected will find out what type of infection they have in 1 to 2 days of game time as the systems begin to show.

Read more on the Unclean power here.

All the Best,
Chris J.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Species Added: Gargoyle, New Power Added: Cold Hands and Update to the Sensory Power

The gargoyle is a creature that was carved from stone and given a false life like a golem. They served as guardians for Humans keeping evil spirits from entering their cities. The gargoyles served perfectly for years and had become a staple to most cities. Such was their service that they were widely celebrated. 

That is until the gargoyles started turning on their Human creators. Rumors had been reported in the months prior to the first attack of the gargoyles acting oddly. Following people to their homes and being there in the morning when they leave. Most believed they were doing their jobs and hunting some unseen specters. This is until the first attack happened and in a market square in the middle of the day. 

A gargoyle jumped on a woman and pinned her to the ground. A horrendous gargling sound silencing the crowd of onlookers while it drew her life from her body. Once finished it simply walked away indifferent to the stunned witnesses. While some people have suggested the woman must have been possessed, no one wanted to leave this gargoyle operational and so the city guard was dispatched to destroy it. While they did, other gargoyles blankly watched one of their kind being destroyed. By the next morning they were all gone.

Rumors have been made of the gargoyle sightings, often in forgotten grave sites and battle fields. But also rumors speak of gargoyles traveling the deep roads far underground.

Read more on the here.

A new power: Cold Hands was also added to support the gargoyle as a hunter of Spirits. You can read more about it here. Also the Power Sensory has a new form subtype called Spirit Vision, to permit someone to see the realm of the dead and incorporeal.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Added new Species: Dryad

The Red Ash Dryad is different from the dryad of myth in that these are living trees with a taste for flesh. Since they are not fast they make use of a special lure they can send out from a rooted appendage. This lure will attempt to charm a single target using different charms depending on the prey. Human males fall for the naked woman while a Human Female may fall for a wounded animal.

To read more please visit here for more details.

All the Best,
Chris J.

New Power: Growth

the growth power is added as a weakness that can be bought during the design of a species to stagger the full size over many levels. This is not like having a juvenile aged member of a species where they are under developed and lacking breeding maturity. These are physically mature but will continue to increase in size with level advancement, which is a kind of an simple aging mechanics. These size increases have effects on some abilities, movement, space requirements and of course food, water and construction cost when dealing with playable species.

Playable species can not have smaller than tiny nor can they have bigger than huge. Read more here.

All the Best,
Chris J.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Added New Species: Chimera

Red Ash now has the Chimera added with a slight twist in appearance. But at its heart the Red Ash Chimera honors the Chimera of Greek Legends.

Read more on them here.

All the Best,
Chris J.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Species Added: Cactus Cat

The cactus cat is a lesser known mythical creature from the pioneering days of the american south west with lumber jacks credited with spreading the stories.

Personally I am not certain about the lumber jacks having much to do with with the myth. I mean lumber and cactus are not something that comes to mind as being near each other...but I could very well be wrong.

The Red Ash Cactus Cat is pulled from the myth and brought to RPG live in the Red Ash System. Not only are these predators dangerous to Small Sized creatures (and smaller), but they are somewhat humorous too. Getting drunk off of fermented cacti juice and carousing all night, reminds me of a few misadventures from a while back.

Anyways you can read more about them here.

All the Best,
Chris J.