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« Reply #195 on: December 09, 2019, 11:04:05 AM »
The Iron Collective Revisited

This week it is the turn of the Iron Collective to receive the 'Revisited' treatment. Again this is another nation that I'm largely happy with how it currently stands, save perhaps for tweaks and refinements here and there. Though I do have an idea for a possibly big addition to the lore of the Iron Collective.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2019/12/the-iron-collective-revisited.html

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« Reply #196 on: December 16, 2019, 10:24:28 AM »
Operation Thule: After Action Report

Recently got to run my Operation Thule adventure that I released for SWAG, a Weird Wars style adventure set in the early '80s. It was also my first proper adventure that I've run under SWADE, which despite the changes from SWD felt like coming back to an old friend. Certainly made a nice change from the Rogue Trader game I've been running for the past few months.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2019/12/operation-thule-after-action-report.html

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« Reply #197 on: December 23, 2019, 11:07:29 AM »
Frozen Skies: The Duskfall Run

So 2019 is drawing to a close and we head into the festive season, typically a time of giving. As this is going to be the final post of the year, heres a gift in the form of a new adventure that is also themed for this time of year. This adventure is set at the start of a period known as the Shrouded Days, a time of polar night in the far north of Alyeska marked by the Exodus as a large number of people head south.

Until the New Year, Happy Holidays!

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2019/12/frozen-skies-duskfall-run.html

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« Reply #198 on: January 06, 2020, 05:24:59 AM »
State of the Press 2020

Its the beginning of a new year, and decade, so time to reveal how things currently stand with Utherwald Press. There are some changes ahead, though I'm going to have to be a little personal here in order to give context and explain my decisions behind the changes. Though I will also be setting out my goals for what I want to achieve this year, something which I am hopeful I will achieve.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/01/state-of-press-2020.html

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« Reply #199 on: February 03, 2020, 04:41:05 AM »
State of the Press: February 2020

So here we are, now getting into February as the year marches onwards to spring. This also means a new post from Utherwald Press as part of the monthly schedule it's now operating on. This month I have a couple of things to talk about, so stay tuned.

Like this new monthly format? Got suggestions? Please comment!

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/02/state-of-press-february-2020.html

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« Reply #200 on: March 02, 2020, 11:01:06 AM »
March 2020: Airborne Musings

New month, new post.

Stated last month that I was looking at the air combat system for Frozen Skies, part of the overall process of updating it for SWADE. This month is my thoughts I've had regarding this over the previous month. Also, stay tuned for news of the next event Utherwald is attending this year.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/03/march-2020-airborne-musings.html

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« Reply #201 on: April 06, 2020, 05:00:43 AM »
April 2020: Airships Ahoy!

With the release of the new Vehicle Guide from Pinnacle I was able to go through and adjust vehicle stats in Frozen Skies where needed. More interestingly, the Vehicle Guide had stats for airships which has enabled me to update airship and skyship stats for Frozen Skies. So this month features updated stats and some more thoughts regarding air combat.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/04/april-2020-airships-ahoy.html

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« Reply #202 on: May 04, 2020, 05:51:14 AM »
May 2020: Call Ye The Faithful

Kinda befitting that I'm writing this on Beltane (the Gaelic May Day festival), particularly since this month I'm writing about the Celtic inspirations for the Commonwealth's culture and society in Frozen Skies. Been thinking about religion with regards to the Commonwealth and I've had some ideas kicking around in my head. It draws on Celtic polyteism but it incorporates some ideas I've had about how it could've evolved.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/05/may-2020-call-ye-faithful.html

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« Reply #203 on: June 01, 2020, 05:11:30 AM »
June 2020: CWS: The Bratty Man Cometh

Recently came across something rather interesting and being a while since I last did a Cold War Skirmishes post, it is something too good not to post. If things go to plan, this is likely to be the first of two posts this month, the second post will be a write-up of a playtest of Frozen Skies' air combat rules and should be expected some point round the 15th June. Also, if you wish to support me or get access to new posts ahead of the crowd then please consider checking out my Patreon.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/06/june-2020-cws-bratty-man-cometh.html

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« Reply #204 on: June 15, 2020, 08:44:20 AM »
June 2020 Extra: Air Combat Playtest

Couple of days before the writing of this post (and around a couple of weeks before it goes live), I did a playtest via Roll20 of Frozen Skies' air combat rules against the backdrop of the launch of SpaceX. It was nice getting back to playing Savage Worlds properly (admittedly in a virtual setting) and a chance to see how well the air combat rules worked. Cannot say whether the virtual format aided or impeded things, though things seemed to go well enough.

If you wish to support me or like extra content, please consider checking out my Patreon page.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/06/june-2020-extra-air-combat-playtest.html

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« Reply #205 on: July 06, 2020, 08:28:41 AM »
The Coalition Revised

Another instalment in the Revisited/Revised series where I look again at the background fluff as part of the update process for SWADE. This month it is the turn of the Coalition, a state that I wish to alter to allow greater potential for plot lines. This will hopefully make it a more interesting nation for players as well.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/07/the-colaition-revised.html

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« Reply #206 on: August 03, 2020, 10:43:24 AM »
August 2020: Banshee's Wail

OK, something a little different this month.

This is going to be a two-parter, this post in particular features updated stats for the all-female Banshees sky pirate gang. The follow-on post will hopefully be an adventure centered round them, perhaps a one sheet style adventure or perhaps something longer. Depending on how popular this is, I may see about doing more of this sort of thing.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/08/august-2020-banshees-wail.html

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« Reply #207 on: September 07, 2020, 04:32:53 AM »
September 2020: Banshee Down

So in last month's post I promised that the follow-on post would be an adventure.

And so here we are, an adventure involving the pirate gang known as the Banshees. It is a standalone adventure that can easily be fitted into an ongoing campaign or serve equally well as a one-shot, though the main focus is air combat which is something to be taken into consideration. Depending how well this does, I'll certainly consider doing more content along similar lines either in the form of a series of linked adventures or more updated character stats and companion adventure.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/09/september-2020-banshee-down.html

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« Reply #208 on: October 05, 2020, 06:39:34 AM »
State of the Press October 2020

Tis been a while since I've posted an update on what's happening with Utherwald Press, especially with the year that 2020 has turned out to be. There is some Frozen Skies news that goes hand-in-hand with some personal, behind the scenes development that'll be of interest to folk.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2020/10/state-of-press-october-2020.html