Tag Archives: Swords of the Serpentine

Exploring Bookhounds of Eversink

By Kevin Kulp “Bookhounds of Eversink” (p. 28 of the Adventurer’s Edition) is a quick-start campaign setup for your Swords of the Serpentine game. The premise, which will be familiar to folks who have read or played in Pelgrane’s other Bookhound game Bookhounds of London, is that adventures focus on the acquisition or sale of […]

Serpentine Plot Hooks: Rebellious Factions Part 2

By Kevin Kulp Combining focused ambition with poor judgment is a great basis for an adventure. When you want to run a last-minute Swords of the Serpentine game and aren’t sure where to begin, start with one or more of the factions. You’ll see an example of this in the two free adventures here at […]

Serpentine Plot Hooks: Rebellious Factions Part 1

By Kevin Kulp Combining focused ambition with poor judgment is a great basis for an adventure. When you want to run a last-minute Swords of the Serpentine game and aren’t sure where to begin, start with one or more of the factions. You’ll see an example of this in the two free adventures here at […]

A Small-Town Setting for Swords of the Serpentine

by Kevin Kulp Want to set a Swords of the Serpentine game outside of Eversink? See Page XX will periodically give you starting ideas for alternate game settings, including Allegiance information. This month we’ll look at Joining, the small town I’m using to test future rules for non-human heroes. I wanted a setting that starts […]

The Iconic Hero: Elric of Melniboné in Swords of the Serpentine

by Kevin Kulp As mentioned when we looked at Conan, it’s fun to see how a hero you know translates into Swords of the Serpentine. Let’s take a look at two ways to play Michael Moorcock’s classic antihero Elric of Melniboné using the SotS rules. You’ve probably heard of Elric or seen pictures of him […]

Sin-drinker: an Adventure Seed for Swords of the Serpentine

By Kevin Kulp Swords of the Serpentine’s pre-layout PDF is available for everyone who has pre-ordered the game, so here’s another free adventure seed to use alongside of (or instead of) A Corpse Astray from the rulebook. This adventure seed should fill one or two game sessions, and the supporting characters here can be integrated […]

Six Heroes #3: Swords of the Serpentine pre-made adventuring party

Four Six Heroes #3: Swords of the Serpentine pre-made adventuring party By Kevin Kulp This month we’re cheating and giving you six heroes instead of four; these are the pre-generated heroes used in The Dripping Throne adventure at Gen Con Online 2020, playtested with four or five different player groups. Most of the Heroes have […]

One-Hero Play: Two-Player Adventures in Swords of the Serpentine

By Kevin Kulp Swords of the Serpentine doesn’t use Robin D. Laws’s One-2-One rules (including Edge and Problem cards), but the game is designed to play superbly with only one player and one GM. This type of adventure echoes the model of classic fantasy literature such as Conan or Elric where a main hero tackles […]

The Dripping Throne: an Adventure Seed for Swords of the Serpentine

By Kevin Kulp Swords of the Serpentine’s pre-layout PDF is available for everyone who has pre-ordered the game, so we wanted to sketch out an adventure seed to use alongside of (or instead of) A Corpse Astray from the rulebook. This seed is a solid session or two of adventure, easily customized for your own […]

Four Heroes #2: Swords of the Serpentine pre-made heroes

By Kevin Kulp We’re moving towards the official PDF release of Swords of the Serpentine, so here are more examples of what’s possible with hero creation. These blog posts feature a sample Hero for each class (or a mixture of classes) to use as a good example, a pre-generated character, or an example of how […]

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