Local Flavor

July 23, 2019 at 5:25 pm

“You don’t outgrow where you come from.” – Brian Fallon   Now that we’ve painted the broad strokes off a new world, and placed it in the wider stream of the Cidrian Shards, lets get up close and personal. The most important place in a campaign world for most players […]

Upbringing, a talent variant for new characters in TFT

June 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm

“Everything depends on upbringing. ” ― Leo Tolstoy   A lot of players when creating new characters for TFT will diligently balance and maximize their attributes and talents to get the most benefits for every one of their choices. But very often you simply end up with “Swordo the Swordsmen […]

A shard to call home

June 22, 2019 at 5:06 pm

“As the daydreams grew longer, the distinction between what was real and what was imaginary grew less. Soon I existed in a blissful world of my own creation.” ― Fennel Hudson In our last entry we introduced the Cidrian Shards, a vast number of worlds floating in a rarified space […]

On the first day…

June 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

“Just remember life is all an illusion…..it’s your creation and you can dismantle it and re-create at will.” ― Nanette Mathews Now that we’ve had the chance to get reacquainted with the Fantasy Trip again, we at the ‘aerie were looking for new ways to tell epic stories and stage […]

Knight of the Iguana: Playable reptile men for TFT

May 23, 2019 at 3:57 pm

“I am the Lizard King. I can do anything.” — Jim Morrison   One of things that always drew me to the Fantasy Trip was its flexibility. Heroes with spells? Check. Wizards with broadswords or healing skills? No problem. So I was a little disappointed when the player races in […]

In the shade: Digging up the octopus’ garden

March 28, 2019 at 3:57 pm

“The fact that three-fifths of an octopus’ neurons are not in their brain, but in their arms, suggests that each arm has a mind of its own.” –– Sy Montgomery Another of the most distinctive creatures from the Fantasy Trip is the Octopus — fierce, sword-wielding cephalopods that can move […]

Bringing Bugs Back

March 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

“Not all ants use violence to dominate their world, some use more subtle methods.” – E. O. Wilson   One of the stranger aspects of the original In The Labyrinth book were the Hymenopterans, or “Bugs”. As a kid their inclusion fascinated me. In a game that was so simple […]

Playing the race card: Goblins

February 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm

“Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Another less-common race listed as a character race in The Fantasy Trip is the goblin. These are not the rapaciously destructive goblins of the Hobbit, or even the disposable […]

Playing the race card: Orcs

February 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

“You must dig swift and deep, if you wish to hide from Orcs. “ — Legolas, Fellowship of the Ring   Its an interesting thing that the Fantasy Trip lists goblins and orcs as basic playable races. However, they do even less than the others to make orcs interesting or […]

Playing the race card: Halflings

February 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

“You have nice manners for a thief and a liar” – J. R.R. Tolkien Nothing epitomizes the scrappy underdog more than the halfling. Small of stature, but stout of heart, countless stories are told of these doughty little guys overcoming great odds and prevailing over much bigger and stronger enemies. […]