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This is a time before writing, money, walled settlements and the many other comforts of civilization. The ice-age wilderness is harsh, and filled with dangerous beasts. In dark forests and the depths of caves, there exist other, stranger creatures; mad beasts that are the products of magic.

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What is it? It's a tabletop roleplaying game set in a fantasy equivalent of the late ice age. The setting is a blend of the harsh arctic environment, and weird fantasy. Player characters are humans and neanderthals or perhaps odder near-human creatures exploring a frozen wilderness that still bears traces of horrible pre-human civilizations.

Magic is bizarre and dangerous, and human society is focused on survival. Below the surface of the wilderness, there are traces of older, weirder setting elements such as sleeping aboleths, cities on mars and beings from other dimensions pushing through the cracks in reality. Player characters range from the very mundane, such as neanderthals and human hunters, to those with stronger weird-fantasy elements such as mystics worshipping strange gods.

Magic, as practiced by most human magicians, is set up similarly to the vancian spell-slots-and-memorization method you're familiar with from lots of other games, but altered to match the setting. There's no writing and so no spellbooks, for a start, instead spells are recorded as environmental art; cave paintings and megaliths and so on. The magician has their place of power with their spells embedded in the environment, and can learn new magic by exploring other magician's sanctums.

With no money, there's no abstraction of 'materials costing this much', so magical activities such as brewing potions or recording new spells instead requires various specific esoteric ingredients ash from a particular sort of plant, or blood from a particular animal, or powdered human bone, or And if the magician experiments to develop new magic or use magic in unusual ways, it might go wrong; there are various tables for what the magic does when it's out of control, ranging from the benign to the apocalyptic.

This is only normal magicians, however. Different magic-using classes use different mechanisms for their magic. Maybe the patron grants their request, or maybe it has The more a mystic calls on their patron for help, the more requirements their patron will have of them in return and so the more they slip into bizarre religious behavior.

The system is v ery much in the OSR tradition. The basic rules have the fairly familiar six stats, hit dice, d20 rolls to hit and so on, and are strongly influenced by games such as LotFP and Beyond the Wall.

However, the rules are tailored to match the setting: there's a focus on wilderness survival, with different landscapes and weather conditions being mechanically significant.

Overall, the rules are fairly simple, and intended to be easy to hack, adapt and homebrew with. Basically, grit is all those attacks that glance off armour or only graze the skin, the 'tis but a scratch' injuries that you can tank.

Grit recovers quickly when you get to somewhere warm and safe to rest up, since it's mostly a matter of stamina. Meanwhile, flesh is those attacks that actually fuck you up by ripping muscle and breaking bones. Losing flesh is nasty, and it only heals slowly. Most attacks hit grit first and then go to flesh once grit has run out, so there's a distinct point where it's clear that things are serious.

Some dangers go straight to flesh and ignore grit entirely, such as diseases and attacks from ambush. So, no matter how high-level and mighty a character is, they're always at risk of having their throat slit in the dark, or falling victim to poison.

Equally, this applies to monsters; most monsters have a lot of grit and less flesh. You're much better off attacking a mammoth by ambushing it, poisoning it, luring it into traps and so on than by just attacking it front-on to batter through its grit the hard way. The game's written so that you can run it right out of the book with minimal preperation.

A GM confident at improv can roll up random landscapes and caves whilst players create their characters, and then procedurally generate the details as players explore. For example, when your players enter a new area, there are tables to randomly determine the rough terrain useful for navigation , the wildlife useful for food and the weird elements your fantasy plot-hooks. Similar methods determine if various useful resources such as flint or fresh water are present. Each new section on the map gets its own feel in this way, prompting exploration.

Similarly, there's a chapter detailing various hazards of spelunking ranging from magma to toxic gas to magical rivers , and then a system to generate cave systems on the fly by dropping dice on the page.

Each dice is a cavern, with the size of the dice and the number rolled determining what's in it. When your players encounter a cave system, you can drop some dice, look up the results, and have a complex for them to explore in a matter of minutes. Caves are essentially your equivalent of dungeons in this; dangerous areas to explore in meticulous detail.

You don't get XP for finding treasure there's no coins, and no use for them if there were , but you DO get XP for exploring a cave and making it save to inhabit.

The game's intended to be strongly exploration focused, with PCs searching for food, shelter and resources, and dealing with obstacles along the way. Plus, once you've got a cave as a safe base of operations, you can start gathering followers.

Attracting a tribe of NPC followers gives you minions, but the tribe will have things it needs and threats to its survival, and will eventually out-grow the caves you're living in, prompting you to go out and find solutions, and starting the cycle all over again. At high levels, you can start getting into more involved projects with their own sub-systems such as pursuing lich-hood, creating magic items, going to war with other tribes, and taming powerful beasts to serve you.

Even if you never run a prehistoric game, the book's probably worth it for the tables and improv-tools. Rolling up a cave system on the fly, the various generators for magical mishaps, weather and terrain features are all useful in less prehistoric settings. Seriously, the whole thing is just dripping with flavour and detail.

Plus, this version has actual pictures, harvested from various public-domain sources. It's darn pretty, if I say so myself. It's expanded, rather than altered. The page count is doubled, and most of that comes from new content such as exploration hazards, monster stats, and setting details. I've had fun playtesting it, people seem to like it.

You should get a copy. The PDF is currently pay-what-you-want, and there's likely to be a hardback version out very soon. Go get it, you'll like it. Went and downloaded it, and all I can say is wow. Will for sure have to dive into it more.

I'm thinking I'm probably gonna take the PDF off pwyw and make it roughly five bucks, and then have an art-free cost-free version up. Also, the test printing is in the mail to me, so it should be available in hardback soon. Validated User. For people who have the original, could you give us a quck summary of what's been revised?

Is it just expanded or have there been actual changes to the rules? Right: this will be a fairly lengthy list. So a 3 becomes an 18, etc. Weapon ranges are defined: thrown weapons have a fixed range and long-ranged weapons have different ranges outdoors and underground.

Magicians are more likely to get other magicians as followers, for example. It's up to the GM's discretion which to roll on. Some insanities affect how you level or your skills. Dice colour affects the 'flavour' and overall shape of a chamber. There are now multiple different tables, one for standard limestone caves, 1 for inhabited or previously inhabited caves, 1 for tombs, 1 for serpent-folk ruins and 1 for volcanic caves.

They can bind spells into potions in a way that's very similar to magicians making magic items, but can't actually cast spells the normal way. The bulk of this is GM-side. The only mechanical changes players will directly need to know are inverting stats at character creation, morale and fleeing, and the altered tables for followers. The rest is there so the GM has more options, examples, and random generators for in play. In many other places, wording has been clarified or altered, but the actual game mechanics are unchanged.

Cool, I have been waiting for this ever since I read that you were working on it on your blog which you might want to post the updates to. Can't wait to have it in my paws.

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This is a time before writing, money, walled settlements and the many other comforts of civilization. The ice-age wilderness is harsh, and filled with dangerous beasts. In dark forests and the depths of caves, there exist other, stranger creatures; mad beasts that are the products of magic. The ice age is coming to an end. Retreating ice-sheets reveal tracts of land unseen for millennia with each spring, and in their wake leave the environment in turmoil.

This is a time before writing, money, walled settlements and the many other comforts of civilization. The ice-age wilderness is harsh, and filled with dangerous beasts. In dark forests and the depths of caves, there exist other, stranger creatures; mad beasts that are the products of magic. The ice age is coming to an end. Retreating ice-sheets reveal tracts of land unseen for millennia with each spring, and in their wake leave the environment in turmoil.


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Wolf Packs & Winter Snow Revised Edition (OSR) (Priority Review)

A well thought out OSR look at life at the edge of the big ice- its lovingly crafted, with supplementary info on adding some old school eldritch horror and magic to your taste. Highly recommended for all it does have though. Log In. New Account or Log In. Hide my password.

Regarding the COV virus and its effects: Things are frustrating, and confusing, and scary. People dream up conspiracy theories to help make sense of things. They're not helpful, though, and only serve to make the world more confusing and scarier.

Grit and Flesh. Dear gods it's so elegant and adaptable. I like it too much. I'd stolen it from Logan from Last Gasp Grumpier and played with it in my game for some time. Works great, though I never felt like I had the balance quite right.

This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreon supporters. Okay, so before we dive into the book itself, it should be noted that, while I have used both pdf and hardcover to write this review, I can ONLY recommend getting the hardcover. The pdf is missing bookmarks, rendering it extremely grating to use and impossible to navigate on the fly.

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