Opus Next

2 03 2012

oh crap...IN THE MOUNTAIN’S SHADOW

So yes, we have a new product. It will be ready for your grasping hands, virtual or fleshly, for the upcoming con season. It’s huge. It’s old school. It’s a little insane. It’s called “In the Shadow of Mount Rotten.

Review copies go out this month. I don’t want to say too much in advance. But Bighara tells me that I should talk about it, instead of laying my work silently on the stoop in the middle of the night and running away. Very well!

To give an idea of scope, here are some lines excerpted from the Charts & Tables list (which supplements to Table of Contents and the Index). I’ll even leave in the page numbers.

Reputation & Ransom Reference Tables……9

Typical Herd Animal by Terrain Aspect……31

Slaves; Prisoners of War……32

Types of Cave……42

Mineral Resources; Precious Ores; Crystals; Richness & Production……43

Ruins Types; Spell results (in temple ruin)……46

Conditions and Precipitation by Terrain & Season……51

Cold & Exposure……52

Spread of Wildfire……52

Productivity of Foraging by Terrain……53

Approximate Yield by Carcass Type (hunting)……54

Barter Rolls……63

Regional Value of Salt……64

Speciality Goods: Slaves……72

Speciality Goods: Ornaments……73

Totem Figurine shapes……73

Caravan Goods……75

That’s maybe 30% of the charts.





Mount Rotten

22 04 2010

To the north of Mor and Lesserton, the foothills and mountains lie outside the light of civilization. The high peak known as Mount Rotten stands apart, glowering down at the rest of the heights. Its barren slopes are brick red, like the color of dried blood. Countless orcs dwell at Mount Rotten, both on the slopes and in the honeycombed warren of tunnels that wind through the mountain. The orcs believe the place to be sacred. The myth says their deity shed his blood on the slopes in battle, staining the ground red forever. Human scholars speculate that Mount Rotten is the ultimate source of many humanoid invasions into civilized lands.