Æthursday – New Release!

Hey everyone! Instead of doing a random setting this week (we have a lot of them stock-piled now) we’re announcing a new release for Æther and best of all, it’s FREE!

On deck for this Freebie a new race for Æther: Lizardmen! This very short PDF hits the society and culture, the appearance of the Lizardmen, as well as Æther-specific mechanics, mutations, and a few suggestions on what to do with them as adventurers! Take them and plug them into any setting you want, but we suggest those in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres!

A Catalog of Races, Volume I: Lizardmen is available now at the Silver Gryphon store, and it’s free! Come and get it!

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Æthursday – Random Setting!

Time: Dark Ages
Technology: Renaissance Technology
Tone: Dark
Genre: Classic

Rome is gone and Byzantium is far to the East. Barbarians are pushing in over the mountains to the east and chaos is reigning in the ruins of the eternal empire. Local warlords are scrapping for what they can grab of old tribal lands. With enemies all around, it was time to head west across the Great Sea. A month later when landfall was made, no one could have guessed the technology they’d find, the people they’d meet, or that they were speaking ancient Greek.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Wasp

Recently a series of high-profile crimes have been done in Wellstone City, obviously by a Freelancer, but no one can figure out who the Freelancer is or what syndicate is ordering the jobs. The target is almost always jewels, and they are all in extremely high security, high visibility locations.

The Wellstone City Chronicle has taken to calling the thief “The Wasp” because the hits are without provocation and they take only the owners’ most prized jewels. Not only that, but the thief, just to add a little more pain to the sting, leaves bad copies of worthless costume gems in the place of the real gems and jewelry.

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Æthursday – Random Setting

Time: Near Future
Technology: Gene Tech
Tone: Action
Genre: Opera

In the not-so-distant future, gene-tech becomes cheap and easy to work with, giving people a wide-array of medical options ranging from elective procedures to cures for genetic diseases. Cancer becomes a thing of the past. Along with that come designer genes and the quest for perfection, the weird, and the persistence of the “Naturalist” movement. New lines have been drawn on the genetically pure, the unchanged, and even the cloned; the new discrimination is all about chromosomes, and the battle is coming to use whether you want it to or not…

For this and other random setting possibilities, check out the Æther Core Book in PDF format as well as physical print!

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Emperor’s Throne

The Wellstone City Museum has come into possession of a strange artifact that was unearthed from a site in central Africa. Believed to be Khemitian, the people who lived in Africa before the Egyptian civilization rose to power, this chair is hewn from a solid piece of purple jade; a known type of jade, but one thought to come only from what is now Guatemala in Central America. The chair seems to capture and retain light, glowing like an after-image when the lights are turned out, an effect that the museum uses to generate more tourism interest

Some say that there have been some strange goings on at the Museum since it was brought there, some say that it is haunted, cursed, or even possessed. There are only a handful of people in the world versed well enough in Khemitian lore to study the chair and glean any meaning from it. The scholar that they have contacted, Amelia Rockefeller, is in Wellstone while she takes a sabbatical from Miskatonic University.

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Going forward with Ingenium and Eiridia

The Kickstarter for Ingenium Second Edition failed, but it made a very good showing before it did so. We had over one hundred backers and six thousand dollars pledged. That kind of support can’t simply be ignored, and that’s why we’re not completely ending the Ingenium line. However, we’re making some big changes.

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