Friday, May 17, 2019

Escalation Special: Under Pressure Adventure is Available

I'm pleased to announce that the second Escalation Special is now available! This issue is dedicated to Under Pressure, a 13th Age Glorantha adventure. You can find it on the Vault of the 13th Age.  This adventure was written by Ulf Bengtsson, with editing by Scott Martin and art by Patricia Baker. It includes five pre-gen 13th Age Glorantha characters. It's free, so take a moment to download it and give it a read.

We love to hear feedback, so let us know what you think of the Special Issue format. Would you be interested in future Specials? This is the community's fanzine, and we want to make it as useful as possible for you.

We're working hard on Issue 7, and aren't seeking articles with a particular theme at this time.  However, we're always open to new articles that will be of general interest to 13th Age players and game master, so don't hesitate to send more content our way. See the information on the right side of the page if you'd like to submit an article or art.

Thanks again to everyone who made this possible!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Articles Needed: The Divine

Work on Issue 7 is underway while Sherm wraps up layout on Escalation Special 2. Going through the submissions that we've received thus far, I noticed that we still had a few gaps.

  • What celestial beings inhabit your version of the Dragon Empire? As Christopher LaHaise put it: "I want to see those angels and archons and daevas and such, how they tick, how they can act as protagonists and antagonists, how they can provide aid to heroes like the demons and devils can aid enemies."
  • Have you created a pantheon for your Dragon Empire? What deities are in it? How do they interact with the icons? Do you use them in addition to the icons? As substitutes? Note: Please don't use the names of deities from other games' intellectual property.
  • Are you a Glorantha expert? Much of the 13th Age community is just starting to learn about the setting. What can you tell us about the divine in Glorantha what wasn't already included in 13G?

Take a look at the link at the top right corner of the page for submission guidelines and contact information.  Please spread the word and help us create an issue that will be praised from the Overworld!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Preservation of the 13th Age Google+ Community's History

The 13th Age Google+ community's history has been preserved at Tapatalk! Yes, the six years of fantastic discussion is all there, and you can continue the conversation by logging into Tapatalk using your Google account, if you so choose. You can also login with your Facebook account or create an account with an email address.

Please check it out, and let me know if you run into any issues. The developers have been super easy to work with when I found a couple of issues.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/13thage/discussion/all

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Escalation Issue 6 is Available

I'm pleased to announce that Escalation Issue 6 is now available! You can find it on the Vault of the 13th Age.  This issue's theme is The Underworld and Dungeons.  Inside, you'll find numerous dungeons, ranging from the traditional to the gonzo.  We also offer some new options for both GMs and players, including icon-themed one-use items, the Warrior class, new racial options, and living spellbooks.

We love to hear feedback, so let us know what you enjoy and would like to see more of in the future.  What's missing that you'd like us to include next time?  What didn't work so well, and we should consider omitting?  This is the community's fanzine, and we want to make it as useful as possible for you.

Please consider submitting articles that expand upon the theme of Faith and the Divine for Issue 7.  This isn't limited to the Dragon Empire but can include Glorantha, too.  See the information on the right side of the page if you'd like to submit an article or art.

Thanks again to everyone who made this possible!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Escalation Special: Skyfall – Actual Play

In September, Escalation published the 13th Age Glorantha adventure Skyfall.  Much to my delight, I just learned that Play from Ponape has started an actual play using the adventure.  Two episodes have been provided so far.  Here are links to Episode 1 and Episode 2.

If you'd like to hear how this group ran the adventure, queue it up on your podcast app of choice and give it a listen!  This adventure was written by Ulf Bengtsson and Richard Black, Jr., with editing by Scott Martin and art by Patricia Baker.