Monday, June 28, 2021

Escalation Issue 9 is Available

Escalation Issue 9 Cover
I'm pleased to announce that Escalation Issue 9 is now available! You can find it on the Vault of the 13th Age. This issue's theme is House Rules. There are rules for icon relationships, NPC companions, consumable item creation, increasing monster challenge, injury and dying, initiative, packing even more richness into a natural die roll, and more. Some of these house rules complement each other, while others directly conflict with one another. As a huge fan of tweaking a system to make it my own, I hope you'll enjoy the options that you'll find in this issue—some come straight from my own table!

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 the High Seas for Issue 10. 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!


  1. None of the links in the pdf are clickable.

    1. Thanks so much for alerting us to this. While I'd checked the links on an earlier draft, it looks like something must have changed between that draft and the "final" one. My apologies for that. I've emailed our layout artist, and will update the PDF as soon as possible.

      If there's a link that you're particularly interested in, I'd be happy to send it to you here.

    2. The issue has been updated on the Vault of the 13th Age. Please let me know if you continue to have any problems with it.

      Thanks again!