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Svavelvinter

About the adventure

Svavelvinter is the first game by Free League (Mutant: Year Zero, Forbidden Lands, Alien).: https://frialigan.se/sv/2013/06/19/try-the-svavelvinter-rpg-in-english/ Unfortunately, it is not available in English, but I do have all the Swedish sourcebooks. The setting was written by Erik Granström (Forbidden Lands), legendary among Gen X Swedish ttrpgers, and the rules are very similar to the Year Zero Engine, but maybe more focused on drama and storytelling, so it's a great, great fit for players focused on RP and story over crunch and detailed rules for combat. The world is rich, subversive - a different and refreshing take on fantasy tropes - in a renaissance-esque world.

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Mikael Hellstrom

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19 Reviews

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36 years as a TTRPG player

36 years as a Game Master

25 games hosted

Brings Rulebooks, campaign books and other sourcebooks for the game in question. As my games are virtual, I prepare the VTT ahead of time. to the table

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How to prepare

Players need a webcam and a mic. I will explain rules. If we play a longer campaign, I will provide players with indepth setting information needed for character generation.

What I provide

I have the Virtual TT.

Gameplay details

A typical session starts with the players doing a "Shadow turn" - players often run 2 roles in this game. The first is a Shadow Power - a faction leader of some kind vying for political control over a particular area, and the first thing that happens in the session is that we do a turn of that Shadow play. Each Shadow Power - faction leader - then sends orders to a player character that belongs to its faction, which will be controlled by a different player. One the Shadow Play is done, regular character play ensues. The play will explore the story and drama. Finally, we summarize the session and distribute Fate dice for characters that have earned them through play. I use Monte Cook's Consent Check list to calibrate the game according to player needs. The following are some topics that exist in the setting as written (of course subject to player consent) include: * Slavery * Blood * Demons * Gore * Harm to animals * Nefarious magical/alchemical/medical experiments on unwilling subjects * Racism * Massmurder * Religious fanaticism/cults * Freezing to death * Severe weather * Starvation * Torture * Thirst

Content warnings

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Safety tools used

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How will character creation work

Since the assumption is that players are unfamiliar with this game, I will have pre-generated characters or we make beginning characters depending on Adventure.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: None

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Price per player-session
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$20.00

Information
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: None
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