Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Blighted World of Zaoth

Far away from earth, in the Taurus constellation, lies the blighted world of Zaoth.  Its denizens are dangerous, its lands a blighted waste of prismatic deserts, crystaline black towers, and races both horrible and enigmatic.  Woe to he who dares venture here.

This blog will focus on the design and creation of my own homebrew campaign setting for old school variations of the world's greatest fantasy adventure game.  The rules here will be primarily based on OSRIC with additional house rules and particulars to the world of Zaoth within. 

You can expect to see maps, unique monsters, classes, geographic descriptions, and more as the blog develops and I flesh out this weird science-fantasy setting.  This world will hearken back to the works of classic pulp fiction authors Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Jack Vance, H.P. Lovecraft, and more.

12 comments:

  1. Always happy to follow a fellow blogger.

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  2. Good to see another science fantasy-related OSR blog!

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  3. BTW, added this blog to my 'transmissions from another worlds' blog tab :)

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  4. This all sounds promising. Lin Carter sure liked this world, so it'll be fun to see how you develop things along your own direction(s).

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  5. Garrison, the name Zaoth was no coincidence. It is homage to Carter's work.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

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  7. Looks like we're operating on a similar wavelength! I'm eager to see where you take this, and where our science-fantasy settings overlap and diverge.

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    1. It's interesting because I have had this in mind for a while now, and when I saw your blog post with the Appendix N in pics, I thought we shared basically the same inspirations...at least visually. Looking forward to seeing yours develop as well.

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  8. RE: The Choice of Zaoth--Excellent! There's a ton of great stuff to play around with in that respect. We've been building some things for Abbith, so it'll be fun to see where you take this stuff!

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    1. Can you post up the link? I'm interested in seeing what you are working on and I'll add it to my blogroll as well.

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  9. http://hereticwerks.blogspot.com
    The Abbith material will start going up on Monday or Tuesday as part of the Terminal Space stuff we've been cooking-up for a while now.

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  10. Looking forward to seeing what you work up!

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