Below is a comprehensive list of all updates and ammendments to
this site in reverse chronological order. There is still much work
to do with the site. My current priorities are keeping information
regarding the FBI, Game of Souls and League of Light
campaigns up to date, and working on the Iourn Campaign Log and
4 December 2009
Dear me. That's a ridiculously long time between updates. For those
following the website and not the blog, I've run a new campaign
under fourth edition (and didn't like), and I'm currently in the
process of converting the third edition of D&D into a Hybrid
game that better meets my needs. Head over to the Walk
Between Worlds to prove that I haven't been that idle from the
last fourteen months. However, I have far from abandoned this website.
Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of the Iourn campaign.
I have plans to make it a year to remember. There may even be campaign
Today's update is not Iourn related. You can finally see background
and rules material for Jack's Hurssia campaign
on this site.
9 October 2008
Today sees the first steps to adding details of Jack's
Hurssia campaign to Iourn.com. The home page is up, and hopefully
Jack will be sending me some content shortly. In addition, the skeleton
log entries for he latest campaign: The
Hand that Rocks the Cradle has been added. I'll see about
adding the background to the Cradlelands campaign soon.
17 July 2008
The FBI site updates today with the Session Synopsis for session
120 of the mid-west campaign. This leaves another hole in the
synopses to fill, but if you read the FAQ you'll know how I'm going
to attempt it.
11 July 2008
It's been so long, I've had to relearn how to use Dreamweaver.
In my defence, I have been quite busy. Let's see if we can go for
a few more regular updates from now on shall we? We begin today
with the first step on a long road. Session
93 and session 94
of the FBI campaign are posted to the site today. Although it now
seems obvious that the campaign will be over long before the logs
are finished, I am determined to finish them. Also in the FBI site
the special agents section has been updated. Graham has provided
text for the Jack Burchill
and Alex Drake entries. Thank
you Graham, sorry it took me six months to post it.
It's worth mentioning that since the last update I have started
my own 4th edition blog at iourn.wordpress.com.
This largely invalidates the 4th edition section added to this website.
I've removed the content from it and reworded the blurb. Finally,
I have updated the FAQ (for the three people
who bother to read it). It has news of galacial movement in the
campaign log department.
26 January 2008
Marvel as the campaign log grows before your eyes. Today we return
to the Game of Souls campaign. It's sessions twenty-two
the opening two acts of the new adventure: The
Art of Calumny. Starting from next Sunday, the site will be
updated every week. You doubt me?
13 January 2008
Happy New Year. 2008 is looking to be a very busy year on the world
of Iourn with 47 sessions in the planning stages. This year will
see the end of the Path Perfidious and Game of Souls campaign, the
continuation of the League of Light and the start of a brand new
fourth edition game. It's been a while since the last update, so
there's quite a bit to get to. If everyone is paying attention I
You will notice that the menu bar on the left now sports a 4th
Edition link. This sends you to a new series of pages within
the D&D site that will grow over the coming months as I explore
how the new 4e rules will effect the unending game. Two articles
have already been posted: my Initial
Impressions of the new system and a detailed look at the Races
and Classes preview book. It's all good stuff, so take a look.
The Timelines of Iourn
have received their final updates before a much needed revamp. Modifications
necessitated by the time-travelling escapades of Elias in the Once
and Future Elias adventure have been applied to the following
of Mizzle Month 204 LE and 1
of Dark Days 204 LE.
Additionally, the full chronology of the Game
of Souls campaign has found its way to the timeline. For the
sake of completeness, coincident events from sessions 50 and 51
of the Notoriety
of Kings campaign have also been added. New or modified dates
of Autumn Colours 204 LE; and 1,
of Mizzle Month 204 LE.
Over in the Iourn Campaign Log,
things are certainly moving on apace. Campaign logs for sessions
15 and 19
of the Game of Souls Campaign have been posted. That just leaves
me five sessions adrift. Check the timeline for details of those
sessions. A full skeleton structure has been put in place for all
recent sessions from both ongoing campaigns with new entries for
Varn from the weekly game, and for Things
to Come, The
Once and Future Elias and Starcrossed
from the League of Light game.
On the D&D site, I have slightly amended the rules
for taint. The base DC to resist taint has been reduced from
15 to 10 to make it less horrendous. There is also a new progression
for the Tainted
Warrior prestige class.
And finally, to prove I haven't completely forgotten about it:
details of Session 108
of Marc's FBI Campaign is also posted today. Dominic Rocaan and
his team continue to wrestle with the Los Angeles gift house.
Shall we try for weekly updates this year. Shall we?
20 July 2007
Right it's T-minus four hours until the release of Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows. You're all very lucky I finished this
update today, as it certainly wouldn't have got done over the weekend.
The synopsis of session
107 of the FBI campaign is now online. Turn the clock back a
week as Dominic Rocaan's team heads to a certain gift house in Los
16 July 2007
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate time travel? The session
synopsis for session 106
of the FBI campaign has been posted. However, the reality-bending
events of the session has resulted in amendments to session
85, session 103
and session 104. Still,
at least we thwarted the Catholic Church.
9 July 2007
Well, the whole project to fill in the missing session synopses
on the FBI site is running slower than I expected. In the meantime,
let's enjoy a few of the mid-west team's more recent adventures:
session 103, session
104 and session 105
are now online. There are also amendments to the D&D
Bibliography and the site FAQ.
21 June 2007
The FBI site has been looking rather neglected over recent months.
Today's updates begin the task of addressing this travesty. The
synopses of Session 102
of the mid-west campaign has now been posted. The team reconvene
after the events of 9/11, and a new agent joins the team. The eagle-eyed
amongst you will spot that sessions 93-101 have not yet been uploaded.
I will strive to fill the gaps over the next few weeks. Until the
gap is filled there will be no update to the Who's Who.
Additionally, the Casefiles
and Outstanding Cases
sections have been updated so that they actually contain accurate
information. Eight cases sitting in Outstanding Cases had actually
been completed. These have been removed to pages of their own -
although they haven't been written up as yet. However, just creating
the pages necessitated altering 239 internal links so let me know
if any are broken. Four new cases have been added to the Outstanding
Cases page. Also the Campaign
Background and Mid-West
Team pages have been altered to take into account recent team
9 June 2007
It's the first of many updates to the FBI site that we will see
over the next few days. The
Journal of Alan Hamblin III has been scanned into PDF and can
now be downloaded from the site. I have been meaning to do this
for a while. It's been uploaded in a bit of a hurry, so it hasn't
been completely updated and cross-referenced as yet. Bear with me
on that score.
23 May 2007
The Game of Souls
campaign roars back to the top of my list of priorities. With
session 13 just a day away, let's try and remember where we are
and what's going on. Mini-logs for sessions ten,
have now been posted: it's the continuing saga of The
Ripper Strikes! You will notice that the results of the legend
lore spell cast on Clara in session 12 are presented slightly
differently than they were in the session. I had prepared the results
of the spell in iambic pentameter (or an approximation of it), but
I forgot to bring the thing to the session. Must be my age.
23 March 2007
Introducing the Mini-Log! Long term readers of this site (of which
there must be nearly six of you by now) will have noticed that the
campaign log has become increasingly out of date over recent years.
In fact it's been almost six years since the logs were up to date,
and there were significantly less sessions back then. However, this
doesn't mean I don't have details of the missing sessions. I have
the original adventures, notes and short synopses - all designed
to help me write those logs one day. The trouble is that 'one day'
seems increasingly far off, and in the meantime I am sitting on
all this material. So...
Today, in celebration of A
Game of Souls - the latest and most morally bankrupt Iourn campaign
- I present the first wave of campaign log updates. These mini-logs
are as detailed as the regular entries, they make reference to game
mechanics (which I usually steer clear of in the logs) and they
are much shorter, but on the plus side, they are finished.
Journey to Tharkis and experience the first nine sessions of the
Game of Souls
campaign laid out for your edification! The death of the profoundly
talented entertainer brings a disparate bunch of horrors together
in The Grey Man,
while in The
Ripper Stirkes!, the group heads off to save a brutal killer
from the authorities.
15 January 2007
Happy new year! Site updates for 2006 have been moved into the
What's New Archive. On the whole
2006 was a good year for site updates, but we'll try and make 2007
even better. After all: this is the year the FBI campaign finally
comes to an end, so it'd be nice to have the site finished for that
Anyway - today's update revolves around the brand new sixth Iourn
campaign: A Game
of Souls, which starts on 18 January. In a packed update today
we see gazetteer entries for both the Great
Dark and the city of Tharkis.
These entries are based on the details emailed out to all players
last year, but with some significant additions (especially for Tharkis).
We also see a long overdue update to the Cosmology
of the Great Dark, which helps to show how the plane fits into
the wider picture. And, because no-one demanded it, the brand new
Calendar of Tharkis
- which is very different from that which has gone before.
Additionally a number of the rules section have been modified to
tie in with the new campaign. Taint
gets the biggest over-haul, but you will also find new material
in the sections on Vile
Scholar prestige class, Tainted
Warrior prestige class, Corrupt
Magic, Skills and Languages.
That's a lot of updates. If only the adventure was written.
Earlier updates are in the