This section includes all the updates made to the site prior to
14 January 2007. They are again listed in reverse chronological
order. I have taken the time to go back and add the hyperlinks that
got lost in the site relaunch. They may not point to quite the same
pages anymore but the thought is there. As the current What's
New? page becomes too full, entries will be transferred to this
27 November 2006
Just for the sake of keeping things up to date the page on the
Mid-West Team has been
amended with details of the twenty-fourth incarnation of the team.
Look for more FBI updates next week.
The meat of today's update is actually over on the Iourn site.
The Timelines of Iourn
get their first addition in six months. The events of the last five
sessions of the League of Light campaign are now up for your
edification. The Chosen of Narramac traverse Norandor and are on
the verge of making progress when Ravenna quite deliberately sends
Nicos one thousand miles in the wrong direction. The minx. Updates
to entries in Stormtide
205 LE, starting with the 17th.
6 November 2006
At last, I finally find the time to update sections of the FBI
site that have been festering for months. The Campaign
Background is brought smack up to date, with lists of all the
new agents and new teams. Equally the overviews of the West
Coast Team and Mid-West
Teams have also been updated. Did you know there have been twenty-three
different versions of the mid-west team since the campaign began?
Also updated is the Special
Agents section, with some pictures gracing the casefiles of
Elijah Stone and Ugly
Joe McPike. Finally, the Casefiles
see an update courtesy of Geoff, as the North-West team's first
two cases are posted to the site. Sit back and enjoy "Elvis
versus the Hippies" and "Terror
on Kodiak Island"!
1 November 2006
Ah, it is nice to get the update done early in the week. Session
ninety-two of the ongoing
midwest campaign has been uploaded to the FBI site. There's also
a minor Who's Who Update.
30 October 2006
The FBI site enjoys a healthy update, as details of sessions eighty-eight,
and ninety-one of the
mid-west campaign appear in the Synopses section. As always, the
Who's Who has also been updated
and is now up to 791 entries. We also see a tiny amount of work
elsewhere in the site with an amendmen to the Outstanding
29 September 2006
It's FBI update time again as the synopses of sessions eighty-six
and eighty-seven are
uploaded to the site. Also enjoy the modified Who's
Who, now up to 768 entries.
6 September 2006
Told you so. A happy update to the FBI Site to day as I present
the synopsis of session
85, and the Who's Who
is amended to include characters and events from sessions 78-85.
5 September 2006
Darnit, looks as though I missed staying on a monthly schedule
for another year. However, September looks as though it could be
a month of multiple updates so stay tuned and try not to get too
excited. Today, we see some small modifications to the FAQ,
as well as some tweaking to the format of the Iourn campaign logs
in the wake of the end of the Crucible
of Youth campaign and the latest installments of the League
of Light. Certain players might also want to have
a look at this. However, by far the largest updates are reserved
for the FBI site:
We have new synopses posted for sessions seventy-eight,
eighty-three and eighty-four
of the mid-west campaign! All the excitement of Operation: Certain
Death, the murder of Peter Ellis Dean finally gets the attention
it deserves and then Jane makes a deal with the devil - quite literally
as it turns out.
I wasn't present at the game for sessions 78 or 82, so if anyone
notices any glaring inaccuracies in my accounts of those sessions
then do please let me know!
17 July 2006
Okay, I admit defeat. After almost three years I have finally given
up trying to keep the FBI timeline in chronological order. I persisted
through the erratic narrative, I embraced time travel and visions
of days that never were, but enough is enough. Incorporating the
activities of the north-east and north-west teams is too much for
the current structure to bear. As a result, I have rewritten the
old FBI Timeline along the lines of the Iourn Campaign Log. Each
individual session now has its own entry, while a separate chronological
list has been created elsewhere.
In short, the old Timeline of Events has become the new Session
Synopses, and the old Session Synopses has become the new Timeline
of Events. Confused? You should be. Work on the new timeline
is ongoing, and currently only September
2000, October 2000 and
November 2000 have been posted.
More is forthcoming. I have painstakingly gone through the site
and amended all the old links, but if you spot any I have missed
please let me know. To soften the blow slightly, I present some
new synopses in the shape of session
76 and session 77
of the mid-west campaign.
22 June 2006
The FBI site updates again, this time with details of session
75 and the accompanying amendments to the Who's
Who. The revelations in this session necessite major changes
to the casefiles. That work is pending.
20 June 2006
Black is back! The FBI site gets a substantial update today. The
Timeline of Events sees new entries for sessions
72, session 73
and session 74 of the
ongoing campaign. Additionally the Who's
Who and Campaign
Background sections also boast new material. Plus, Hamblin's
Hieroglyphs finally get an accurate translation thanks to Marc
The events of these three sessions also necessitates a mighty update
to the casefiles of many cases we thought we closed. This hasn't
happened during this update. Fingers crossed for the next one!
12 May 2006
In the aftermath of the Second Roleplaying Retreat, we have a substantial
update to the site. The FAQ has been updated,
and there has been a bit of housekeeping going on behind the scenes
including skeleton entries for all sessions uploaded to the campaign
log and a revised bibliography.
It is the Timeline
of Events that has seen the greatest attention. It has been
updated to include all events from the League
of Light campaign, as well as the adventures of Syrah Pendragon
as reported to the Chosen of Narramac during the course of their
adventures. The following months have been revised or newly posted:
Snow 204, Midwinter
Drift 204, Coldsorrow
Eve 204, New
Year 205, Crispeven
205 and Stormtide
For those of you who want to keep track of exactly what Syrah was
up to (as well as other alterations), these are the back entries
that have been modified:
- Chillbone: 30th,
- First Snow: 1st,
- Frostbite: 14th
- Midwinter: 32nd,
- Deep Drift: 48th
- Coldsorrow: 5th,
- Ember Eve: 1st
- New Year: 11th,
Finally, because you all demanded it, Alessandre's masterpiece
The Ballad of Nicos Tannesh
is also available for your edification. It appears in the History
section (because I don't have a Propaganda section).
4 April 2006
The campaign log for session
forty-nine of the Crucible
of Youth campaign is now on-line. It's the third part of For
Better or Worse! The Companions of Bear's Reach brave the Whittenwood
in their quest to retrieve Kaleena Dyer from her true father. This
will be the first of three updates to the log for the fourth campaign
that will appear over the next couple of weeks.
31 March 2006
All change! After nearly six years this site has finally grown
too large for Demon's webspace allocation, so we have moved. Thanks
to Graham who is now hosting the site for me, and has increased
my webspace by a factor of ten without even noticing. A new home
comes with a new web address. From now till forever this site can
be found at www.iourn.com. The
original Teacosy site still exists, although it won't do much more
than direct you to the new address for the foreseeable future. And,
no I have no intention of removing references to the Teacosy or
pictures of teacosies from this site. Maybe for the third version
of the website - coming your way in 2009.
12 February 2006
The Timelines of Iourn
have received a welcome update today. Additional entries have been
added to Ember
Eve 204 and New
Year 205. This brings the entries for the League
of Light campaign completely up to date.
Additionally, as that very campaign steers us back into the realm
of Genbasson and werecreatures, I present the Moonhunter
prestige class for edification and delight.
22 January 2006
Welcome to 2006. Site updates for 2005 have been removed to the
What's New Archive. Let's start
the new year as we mean to go on with some significant updates to
the site. In addition to the FAQ (that I'm
sure no-one reads) the following is new:
The FBI sub-site gets a major upload of information as details
of the games we played over Christmas are added. Sessions sixty-eight,
sixty-nine and seventy
continue the adventures of the mid-west team (although they still
haven't solved that body in the bayou case). Session seventy-one
is a continuity implant as we finally go back see what happened
to the west coast team when they took over the investigation of
case 0015-GCF. In addition to the timeline, a full casefile to 0015-GCF
is now online, as well as the normaly updates to the Who's Who.
The sections on the mid-west
and west-coast teams
have also been updated.
As the second Roleplaying Retreat looms ever near and I attempt
to keep my hasty promise of updating the League of Light campaign
log, this will hopefully be the first of many updates over the next
6 December 2005
My apologies for the delay in updating the site recently. A small
technical glitch creating 11,500 broken links. Impressive, no? Anyway,
I think they're all fixed now so on with the show. Today sees a
new campaign log added to the site in the shape of session
thirty-five of the Crucible of Youth campaign. Yes, I know it's
hovering there in the middle of nowhere, but I'd written it so I
thought I may as well post it.
27 September 2005
And lo, the campaign log is
updated. With the second half of the Crucible
of Youth campaign nearly upon us it is time to remind ourselves
what happened in the first. On-line today are eight (yes, eight!)
new logs from the first year of that campaign, encompassing four
My apologies for the enormous narrative leap between session five
and session twenty-five. The gap will be plugged eventually; in
the meantime you will have to rely on the timeline.
The sessions that have been posted today contain information directly
pertinent to the first few sessions of next term. And if that isn't
a blatant clue, then I don't know what is.
Also today, is the last update to the FBI game for a little while.
The timeline for session
67 of the mid-west campaign has now been posted, along with
corresponding amendments in the Who's
Who. This session sees the game go into hiatus for the next
few months. For full details, see the FAQ.
15 September 2005
The FBI site updates with the timeline for session
66 and further additions to the Who's
Who. This is the penultimate session of the current run. Two
weeks until the return of the D&D game.
7 September 2005
Further updates to the FBI site. The terrible spectre of Time
Travel has risen its head once more in the campaign, and therefore
that section of the site has had an update (that I would live to
see the day!) Drake's mucking about with the continuum has necessitated
a slight rewrite of session
64, and a brand new timeline for session
65 has also been posted. In addition to this, the Who's
Who is now brought firmly up to date.
5 September 2005
The Timeline of Events
for the FBI site has finally been updated to cover sessions 58,
63 and 64.
These sessions saw the first crossover between the mid-west and
north-east evidence response teams, and featured a lengthy conversation
with Archangel Raphael, who shed a 1000-watt halogen spotlight on
many of the teams outstanding cases. All these sessions necessitate
big updates the casefiles and Who's Who. I haven't got around to
that quite yet, but they will not be long in coming. I have updated
with the theories of Alex Drake.
As a note, I haven't added any information on the past cases of
the north-west evidence response team yet. I'm still waiting for
Marc to go through my interpretation of the notes and make any corrections.
Hopefully we will see them on the site soon.
Meanwhile, over in the Dungeons and Dragons site, I amaze myself
by keeping one Master List up to date. Prestige classes from Stormwrack
and Explorer's Handbook have been added to the Master
List of all Classes. Just ten more this time - perhaps things
are finally slowing down.
25 July 2005
List of all Classes has been updated once again. The following
publications have been added to the list: City of Splendours:
Waterdeep, Five Nations and Weapons of Legacy.
I have also greatly overhauled the Bibliography
13 July 2005
Once more unto the updates, dear friends. You will be delighted
to learn that the entry for session
57 of Marc's FBI campaign has now been posted. Naturally this
is accompanied by the requisite modifications to the Who's
Who. We also have slight changes to the Campaign
Setting, as Marc invents yet another evidence response team.
The next FBI session will take place in two short days on Friday
15 July. However, the timeline of that session, as well as any further
updates, may experience delays as I turn my full attention to Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I intend to read it before
some bugger gives away the ending.
11 July 2005
In the D&D site: the Master
List of all Classes has been updated to include the following
publications: Complete Adventurer, Races of the Wild,
Sandstorm, Lords of Madness, Races of Eberron,
Champions of Ruin, Heroes of Battle and Dungeon
Master's Guide II. That brings the total number of all classes
to a mighty 561 (505 of which are Prestige Classes). There is also
a small appendum to the entry for the Expert
Meanwhile, over in Evidence Response, the updates to the casefiles
continue unabated. There are ammedments to these cases: WK001,
and 0019-GCF. There is also
a brand new case, 0024-GCF,
which finally chronicles the events at the Twin Valley Farm back
in January 2001. That brings the Brain Bug plot and a few other
things up to speed. Next, I tackle the Joker and Apache Joe!
6 July 2005
It's Wednesday night, so it must be website update night. The FBI
Timeline has been updated to include events from Session
56 of the campaign. And for those of you who are counting: I'm
not running a week behind, we just didn't play last week. There
are also updates to the Who's
Who, Campaign Background,
Mid-west team and West-coast
team. I have also begun updating the casefiles. Cases DL1034
and (the new) 0022-GCF tidy
up the whole petrification and missing memories fiasco. More casefile
Additionally, the Iourn Timeline
of Events has been updated, with additions to the following
Snow 204 and Frostbite
204. This brings the timeline up to date with the latest session
of the Crucible
of Youth campaign.
3 July 2005
It's the update you never expected to see! The Campaign Log for
of the Notoriety
of Kings Campaign is now on-line! It's the thirteenth installment
of mammoth Seventh
Sword adventure. The Chosen of Narramac leave Belsinor's Girdle
for the horrors of the Southern World and soon find themselves exposed
to the brutality of the Mannenites!
Additionally, we also have a small update to the FBI site. The
as well as information on the Mid-West
Team and West Coast
Team has been updated. I am now working through some updates
to the casefiles. Hopefully, these will see the light of day soon.
25 June 2005
Trust me. There is a great deal going on behind the scenes. This
summer will see some substantial updates. Today's update brings
the FBI site that much closer completion. We have a massive update
to the Timeline which now
includes details of sessions 49,
54 and 55!
See the session synopses
for more information. In addition to this the Who's
Who has also been brought up to date. Expect more FBI updates
1 May 2005
A little later than I would have liked, but here's a nice meaty
update for the site - all of which pertains to my Iourn campaign.
There's a fair amount happening behind the scenes at the moment
so hopefully I will have another update for you quite soon. However,
in this week's action packed addition:
- The Timeline of
Events has been updated to include the down-time of the Chosen
of Narramac during Winter
204. Also we now have an entry for Scatterseed
204. Reminisce about the campaigns of yesteryear as the events
the Wraith Haunt make the timeline. This is just the beginning
of a series of more historical entries.
- The text of the Firewalker
template has been modified to include some last minute changes
I made before the start of the Roleplaying Retreat.
- The entry for Salmaynak
in the Gazetteer section has been expanded to include some information
on the six principalities.
- The Prophecies of Nallasean
Etamyre have been uploaded to give you all something to think
25 March 2005
As a special Easter treat I added some small updates to the site.
In addition to a new version of the FAQ being
on-line, the Timeline
of Events has now been updated to the end of session 20 of the
Crucible of Youth campaign. I have also posted details on the Fire
Eye prestige class and the elusive Firewalker.
You never know how relevent all this could be for the Roleplaying
15 March 2005
Well, two months between updates is better than three months. I'm
up to my armpits in planning for April's Roleplaying Retreat so
don't bug me about it, or your character could find himself on the
business end of a pit fiend. Moving on....
The Timeline of Events
has been substantially enlarged. It now covers events from the time
the Chosen of Narramac entered the Greymere on 11 Mizzle Month 204,
until the latest session of the most recent campaign. This update
supercedes 'The Great Upheavel' that was posted way back in December
2002, and that timeline has now been deleted. The following months
have been added or ammeneded:
To give you some idea of the enormity of this update, the timeline
chronicled above draws together all the events from these adventures:
The Empty Chair,
War of the Norandon Succession, The
Rising Tide, The
Gauntlet of Rammon Cha, The
Fist of Maglubiyet, The
Horn of Deliverance, The
Song of Sarakite, The
Search for Son, Family
Painted Lady, Sharper
than a Serpent's Tooth, The
Sins of the Father, An
NPC Adventure, Unto
Us a Child is Born, The
Last Good Day, Death
and Taxes, A
Murder of Crows, Flotsam
and Jetsam, Apocalypse
Shelter of Stone, Down
Among the Dead Men, Interview
with the Vampire of Sorgar, Ill
Met by Moonlight, The
Fall of the House of Maerimydra and Three
Parts of the Pattern.
That's twenty-six adventures from four campaigns plus one-offs...
that's seventy-three sepearate sessions, 300 hours of continuous
game play covering the adventures of 58 player characters (one in
seven of which was a De Chesiré). I think I need to go and
But it doesn't stop there! We also have a new section on the History
of the Moon Gods and their Churches. A relatively lenghty piece,
it deals with the origins of the moon gods, and the beliefs that
all the moon faiths share. It explains a little about the role of
Uros and the Godspeakers as well as Creation, werecreatures, the
Covenant, Enclaves and all manner of other juicy things. There's
little here that hasn't been explained or alluded to in game time,
but it has never been drawn together into one coherent whole.
25 January 2005
I know I should never have promised an update each week. Why do
I do these things? Still, at least the update you are getting today
is actually quite substantial. Take a deep breath and we will press
Dungeons and Dragons
- I've altered the font I use for links from Bangle to Albertus
as I think it makes the text clearer. If you need the Albertus
font please head to the fonts page and
- The psionics section
has received some modifications to better reflect the spirit
of the 3.5 rules. This mainly affects the abilities of epic
level psions but what the hell?
- After discovering that Mongrelfolk are alive and well in the
third edition rules, I have made updates to the game
rule information of that species. There is also some further
information on the mongrelfolk
of Iourn (aka the Genbassi).
- Big updates to the section on New
Feats. Six new feats of my devising and a further eleven
exalted feats developed by Marc to flesh out his current character.
- My ramblings on the subject of Alignment
have now been posted. I have also posted a revised
detect evil spell for reasons that should soon be
readily apparent after reading the Alignment section.
- The Dirty Strike ability of the Mariner
Core Class has been revised to bring it in line with the
officially published material. I'm happier with the new version.
- Against all odds I have finally completed one of the Master
Lists! The Master
List of all Classes is now on-line and contains all core,
prestige, NPC and racial paragon classes published up to and
including Races of Destiny (December 2004). That's five
hundred classes by-the-by.
Iourn Campaign Setting
- The font used for the heading of each entry in the A to Z
has been changed from Morpheus to Albertus (I have a liking
for Albertus at the moment). I think it makes it easier to read.
Again head over to the fonts page if
you don't have access to the Albertus font.
- The Iourn A-to-Z has
been updated to include material from sessions 2-8 of the Crucible
of Youth campaign - that's 78 new or revised entries. I should
bring it completely up to date for the current campaign later
this week. I am still working on the campaign log for those
- The Timeline of
Events has been given an overhaul with a new section for
Autumn 204 that chronicles the period from 29-42 Chillbone -
the events of sessions 1-7 (and most of session 8) of the Crucible
of Youth campaign. Again this will be extened out to session
fourteen later in the week.
Beyond the Teacosy
- I've recently taken on the task of reviewing the comic Amazing
Fantasy for the lovely people at Spiderfan.org.
This has very little to do with the content of this site, but
I thought I'd plug it anyway. External links open in a new window.
I have also updated the FAQ and the links
in the What's New Archive are
now working. That's more than sixteen updates in the last fourteen
weeks, so I'm actually averaging slightly more than an update a
week. I'll spread them out a bit more next time.
20 October 2004
The new website launches! Truly this is a day of much celebrating
in all the dark corners of the world. An update fifteen months in
the making, you now get not one, not two but four websites for the
price of one! The plan has been to create a site that divorces modifications
to the D&D rules with the Iourn campaign background, as well
as everything else I have chosen to put on-line. So what has actually
been added? Take a deep breath and read on:
This is the brand new, top level site where you can find such
edifying new pages as the FAQ, the Fonts
Page, the Links Page and the What's
New Archive. It's not large, but it is perfectly formed.
Dungeons and Dragons
All my house rules have been brought together, and I am now including
all the supplementary material that has been released over the
past four years. Now fully 3.5 compliant, this is a base from
which to create my definitive master lists of every spell, class
and feat. The following is just a sample of what the site has
to offer. Check out the D&D Sitemap
for a comprehensive list.
- Guide to Character Generation
including generating Apprentice
- Full details of the common
races, as well as rules for Playing
Powerful Races and complete stats for racial character classes
in minotaur, aboleth
- Details and new rules for twenty core character
classes and five prestige classes. This is the tip of the
- An overview of Templates.
- New rules for Skills
- A new section on Feats,
including rules for buying
feats with experience points. Full details of Weapon
Group Feats are also included and a whole list of new
feats I have devised.
- The Combat section
provides a explanation of the way in which combat works, and
brings together rules from different sources on the various
aspects of combat.
- A comprehensive section on magic
and its disparate branches of Arcane
Magic, Divine Magic,
Nature Magic, Psionics,
Song Magic, True
Magic and Incantations!
- New rules for Spell Points
and Spell Failure.
- My rules on awarding Experience
- Miscellaneous rules on disparate topics such as Taint,
Damage, Wounds and
Iourn Campaign Setting
This is why most you are here. Iourn is back, and its bigger,
shinier and more legible than ever before. Just in time for the
new campaign that starts this evening, we have a comprehensive
revamp and new look for the site that started it all. Click for
the Iourn Sitemap for a comprehensive
list. Here are the highlights:
- New Overview of Iourn for
new players, and a section on Adventuring
under the six moons.
- More comprehensive information on the Races
- More comprehensive information on how the core
character classes fit into the setting, plus three prestige
classes updated for 3.5: The
Hound of Mortis, the Maker
and the Potentate.
- The Gazetteer expanded to include information on Bear's
- The Who's Who? and What's What? have gone. In
their place stands the new-look
A to Z! More than 380 additional entries have gone onto
this list to flesh out the Bear's Reach campaign setting.
- A new Character
Spotlight section which currently features the PCs of the
- The Cosmology
of Iourn is now on-line for those searching for clues as
to what else is out there. This isn't quite finished for the
initial upload, but the gaps will be added soon.
- A new history section
where information on important points in the history of Iourn
can be found - for the first time information on The
Twelve has been posted to the web.
- A new Timeline
section for all those clockwatchers.
- A revised section on the Religions
of Iourn, including slightly modified powers and abilities
for the priests of Vítaeous,
- Plus all the old favourites such as the Druidic
Tradition, the Guilds
and the Calendars are
- Wait did I forget something? Oh yes, the Campaign
Log has been radically overhauled! Plus nine new logs have
finally been posted!! They are:
- Notoriety of Kings session
47: see Elias enrole in paladin school and attend Raza's
- Notoriety of Kings session
51: in the penultimate installment of The Seventh
Sword the Chosen of Narramac open an epic-sized can
of whupass on the denizens of the Great Dark, but the land
begins to corrupt them.
- Notoriety of Kings session
52 (part one): it is the last part of The Seventh
Sword and the Chosen of Narramac battle the demon hordes
of Mínaris while Ravenna tries to open a portal to
- Notoriety of Kings campaign session
58 (part two): The first installment of The War of
the Norandon Succession sees Raza coming to grips with
his new responsibilities as regent.
- Notoriety of Kings session
59: the second part of War of the Norandon Succession
and the Nicos faces off against Tarrashar for the powers
of the Firewalker, while Mínaris puts his plan into
- Blood and Water campaign sesssion
9: the last part of Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth
sees Ravenna betray the party and get away with it, the
arrival of Lokan Kalharn and the destruction of the island
- Blood and Water campaign session
10: it's the first part of The Sins of the Father
and our heroes are en route to Tibrai.
- The Fall of the House of Maerimydra session
3: the final part of the one-off sees the devastation
of Kalisaan and (rather more worryingly) the augmentation
of Brack Ogrebane.
- It's session
1 of the brand new Crucible of Youth Campaign, as the
new PCs attempt to make the best of the Last Good Day.
If you haven't visited the site for a while, you might have missed
this website, devoted to Marc's Delta Green Campaign. It
has been regularly updated for the last six months, so have
a look. Long term readers will be delighted to know that that
timeline of events
has now been updated up to the end of the campaign! Sessions 43,
and 48 are now on-line.
The Who's Who is also updated
to the same session.
The details of the player characters and the casfiles still need
to be updated. The site also needs a few twinks here and there.
Just becaue the game is on hiatus and I'm running my weekly D&D
campaign doesn't mean I've forgotten about evidence response.
I am already compiling a list of everything Jane will be up to
on her down-time. Expect to see another update to this site before
the next session on 21 December.
A surprise bonus. A site where I can throw random thoughts that
don't fit in anywhere else. Feel free to have
a look. There's not much to read, but when you've finished
you can let me know what you think of Mrs P.
Obviously a terrific amount of material has been dumped onto the
web today, and I somehow doubt that it all works quite the way I
intended. Please be on the look out for broken links, and also pages
that open in new windows (nothing should open in a new window except
external links). If you see any drop me an email (link below) and
I'll get onto it
August - September 2004
Multiple updates to the FBI site that I never got around to mentioning.
The site is now includes sessions 39,
27 July 2004
Jane's tenure as leading agent comes to an end as does the adventure.
Session 38 arrives
in the timeline.
18 July 2004
A massive FBI related update as five sessions materialise in the
6 July 2004
Okay, I spoke too soon didn't I? Running a little late on the FBI
updates - busy writing the Iourn one-off for 10/11 July. However,
today sees a small update to the Cold Case site with a new section
on Time Travel and revisions to
the files of Bradley Ecks
and Philip McKraken.
9 June 2004
My word, these updates are running like clockwork aren't they?
All the details related to Session
32 of Marc's Grey Case campaign is now on-line.
2 June 2004
More and more updates to the FBI site. Session
31 is now online as well as a plethora of other goodies.
27 May 2004
Almost two weeks, and a massive update to the FBI site, necessitated
by new agents, new cases and new sessions. Timeline information
for Session 29 and
Session 30 is now online.
You can hunt around for all the other juicy stuff.
14 May 2004
The FBI site is updated once more. All the necessary information
connected with Session
28 is now online.
5 May 2004
The FBI site is updated with details of Session
27 of Marc's most excellent campaign. A few small glitches have
also been fixed, but you will have to hunt for those.
3 May 2004
Do not mock. Much has been going on behind the scenes. Today sees
a whole new website go live. The site is a resource for Marc's Delta
Green Campaign that has been thoroughly confusing me since October
2003. The format of this site is a sneak-preview of the new-look
Iourn site that will launch later in the Summer.
25 October 2003
Once more necessity motivates me. With the unplanned and (as yet)
unwritten sequel to this one-off taking place on Sunday 9 November,
I think it is time everyone refreshed their memory with the original.
The campaign log to The
Horn of Deliverance.
30 April 2003
In preparation for the upcoming one-off adventure the conversations
of Raza de Luna and the Vampire of Sorgar are now on-line for your
edification. Please click and read the Interview
with the Vampire... of Sorgar.
13 March 2003
Happy New Year! I'm not going to even attempt to find an excuse
for the tardiness of this update. Now online is an overview of the
activities of Drasha, Misgon, Thorik and everyone abandoned by the
current party when they took their sojourn to Jotan's Point. Click
and enjoy An NPC
23 December 2002
A mighty overhaul of the What's What? and the Who's Who? pages
has taken place. They are now complete up to the end of the adventure
Requiem. Still a long way to go, I'm afraid. Note as of the update
of 20 October 2004 this material is now found in the A
to Z of Iourn.
17 December 2002
The adventures of Manacus are brought up to date with the second
installment of The
Fugitive - only eight months since part one. Still, no complaints!
The Two Towers goes on national release tomorrow!
10 December 2002
The campaign log for The
Painted Lady draws to a close as session
four of the current campaign is posted. And then, sit back and
enjoy the first
installment of Sharper
than a Serpent's Tooth in a special yuletide campaign log double-whammy.
6 December 2002
The disparate events of all the campaigns are drawn together into
a definitive timeline of The Great Upheavel in Norandor. And yes,
I know a lot of the logs this document précis aren't on line
yet, but give me time. It's nearly Christmas. Note the material
in this update was subsequently revised in the Timeline
of Events for the period beginning in Mizzle
21 November 2002
Umaru makes her debut in the third
session of the adventure named after her. It's the next installment
of The Painted Lady.
6 November 2002
Fishing, banjo-playing, tournaments, and then things get serious.
of The Painted Lady has now been posted.
5 November 2002
While the current party nears the island of Varosh and a second
confrontation with the Potentates, let's remember how the first
one went. Sessions 56
for Mortis have been posted for your delight.
16 October 2002
Prepare for a further attack of nostalgia. Nightmare Beasts, Belsinor's
Girdle and the infamous sock fight: it can only be session
46 of the Notoriety
of Kings campaign - the next installment of The
13 October 2002
Slowly the campaign log takes shape. The first
session of the The
Painted Lady is now online in its entirety. Also, to prove I
haven't forgotten the next
installment of The
Seventh Sword has also been posted. The powers of the Blades
of Virtue have just been revealed! Relive the moment the Chosen
of Narramac used that knowledge for the first time.... against the
Brotherhood of the Black Rose!
8 October 2002
In my defence I'd like to say that I'd be much further ahead if
my computer hadn't died. However, now I have a shiny new machine
I feel ready to tackle a new year and a new campaign. As I stress
to get the campaign log up to date, he's the first effort from the
new Blood and Water campaign. We have the prologue, Family
Affairs and the beginning of The
Painted Lady for your perusal.
30 August 2002
Well, the least said about the inactivity the better. Hey, I'm
getting married in a fortnight! If I can't use that as an excuse
what can I use? The next part of the Path Perfidious Campaign, ominously
Rising Tide is now available to peruse. Big changes to the site
are coming soon. Watch this space!
30 April 2002
The log moves with all the speed of continental drift. The fortunes
of Manacus are chronicled in the first installment of The
23 April 2002
The secrets of the Blades of Virtue are revealed! Well, it was
exciting when it happened. Session
44, the next installment of The
Seventh Sword is now on-line.
19 April 2002
The log has been updated. I've ammended session
42 of The Seventh Sword to include Nicos's letter to Belsan
Uneer or the Sorgar Watchers, and session
three of Dancers
in the Dark has finally been posted. Only eight months after
the event. You may also be interested to learn that the series of
one-offs that began with Into the Wraith Haunt has been upgraded
to full campaign
status. Please report any broken links.
10 April 2002
Right, let's make a mammoth narrative leap. Sessions 54
of the campaign log, the beginnings of Waiting
for Mortis have now been posted. Yes, I know that leaves a gulf
of ten sessions. They will appear.
5 February 2002
A mixed bag today. Revel in ship-board shennanigans in the latest
installment of The
Seventh Sword - Session
43 of the campaign log is on-line. Also there is a new section
on Magical Items. Information has been posted on Nicos's Scrying
Mirror and Amulet of Heat Resistance as well as the low-down on
the Blades of Virtue - a long time in coming, that one. Note the
details of new magic items were not transferred to the site in the
October 2004 update. I still have this information and it will appear
at a later time in the section on Magic
22 January 2002
Information has been posted on The
History of the Hadradan Empire and The
Religions of Hadrada. Get them while they're hot.
18 January 2002
The next installment of The
Seventh Sword is on-line. A mighty chunk featuring sessions
Packs of wolf-hounds and vampires abound in five sessions where
both Elias and Raza found themselves in deep holes, and just kept
15 January 2002
Let's keep the momentum going! Session
37 of the log, chronicling the next part of The
Seventh Sword is on line. Thirty-one days pass for our heroes
in a session that featured Umbria, Dralcarnus and Raza's descent
7 January 2002
No campaign log today. But I have added a section on the Hadradan
Calendar and The
History of the Hadradan Calendar for your edification.
6 January 2002
Now we're motoring! Sessions 32,
33 (parts one
and two) , 34,
35 and 36 (parts
one and two)
have been posted. That's the rest of The
End of Days, the entirety of Requiem
and the first part of the latest epic: The
Seventh Sword! Such service.
5 January 2002
Three times in three days? The log for session
31 of the ongoing campaign is on-line. Everyone goes into mourning
and Ellyboodle appears in the first part of The
End of Days. Oh and I've deleted the announcement from 28/07/01.
Seemed pointless keeping it.
4 January 2002
Wonder of wonders - the campaign log is updated again. Session
30 is now on line. Relive Arvan's heroic sacrifice in the last
part of The Deeper
Shadow, The Darkest Night.
3 January 2002
New Year's resolution - must update the website more regularly.
The campaign log for session
29, The Deeper
Shadow, The Darkest Night has finally been posted. More soon.
10 October 2001
The Who's Who? and What's What? sections have been substantially
updated to bring us up to the end of session 32 (note that afte
the 20 October 2004 update this section has been renamed the A
to Z of Iourn). There's also been an addition to the campaign
log for Dai Caled.
18 September 2001
The return of Stouty Hairyfoot, goblin massacres, wise dwarves,
the fate of Thorangrim and eagle-riding. Sessions 27
and 28 of
The Deeper Shadow,
The Darkest Night are now available. Also, details of the Church
Inquisitor Prestige Class.
4 September 2001
We're getting there. Session
26, the next installment of The
Deeper Shadow, The Darkest Night has been posted.
30 August 2001
The campaign log for the second
session of Dancers
in the Dark has been posted. The final part will be posted soon
7 August 2001
The section on Psionics is
now on-line. It is a comprehensive interpretation of the third edition
rules for my campaign. In addition, psionic characters now appear
in the Character Class
section. Also a new section on additional or altered Feats
has appeared, and I've slightly modified the Hound
of Mortis spell-list. Phew.
3 August 2001
At long last, and ultimately worth the wait, we have an update
to the campaign log. Sessions 24
and 25 of
the weekly campaign - ie, the next two sessions on The Deeper
Shadow, The Darkest Night is on-line for your edification.
29 July 2001
Just so Indran knows what Mannacus is up against.... details on
the new prestige class, Hound
of Mortis is now on-line.
28 July 2001
New information has been posted on the XP Cost of creating magical
items and casting certain spells. (I later changed my mind about
these rules and they no longer appear on the site). A good overview
of the nature of Magic is
also on-line, along with an expansion to the rules governing Sorcery.
I know this is not the update you were expecting. Please click here
for an Announcement (link deleted 05/01/02).
26 June 2001
My it has been a while, hasn't it? Any way, in preparation for
this Saturday's game, the first
part of the log for Dancers
in the Dark is finally on-line. More log updates soon!
23 April 2001
At last! A long time in coming, and probably not worth the wait...
information on The
Druidic Tradition is finally on-line. Just in the nick, once
17 April 2001
Major update to the campaign log. All of Dai
Caled is now on-line, as is the beginnings of the next epic,
The Deeper Shadow,
The Darkest Night. That brings the log completely up to date.
Look for another update on Friday.
11 April 2001
The campaign log for Crime
and Punishment has finally been completed. Sorry for the delay.
Date of third one-off adventure has been set for Saturday 28th April.
14 March 2001
Galahyde the Black declared the duchy of Dismallion an independent
state (and himself the rightful king of Norandor) on 41st Dark Days
203. This new information has led to a slight revision of the Coming
of the Gods, Norandon
Settlements and support sections.
13 March 2001
and Punishment campaign log has been updated. Also, a small
modification in the Languages
section: the Druidic tongue is now called Thari.
6 March 2001
The campaign log for session
18, part two of Crime
and Punishment, is now on-line.
4 March 2001
The full text of druidic spells has been posted in the New
26 February 2001
The campaign log for the first
part of Crime
and Punishment is on line. Also, From Humble Acorns has been
modified here, here, here to take into account retrospective roleplaying
and something I missed the first time.
20 February 2001
The section on Character
Classes has been expanded to include rules on Specialist Wizards.
18 February 2001
At last! We're up to date. Campaign logs for sessions 14,
been added completing From
Humble Acorns. Also: new rules regarding the Wildshape ability
for the Druid character
class, in preparation for forthcoming stuff on the Druidic Tradition,
and some small ammendments for Norandon
5 February 2001
Order section is finally on line. With it the information on
Norandor has been horribly increased to include notes on the Norandor
court, the aristocracy, correct form and succession - just in time
too! Campaign Log is my next priority.
4 February 2001
The sections on Class
and Race have been ammended
to take into account new material. A complete
listing of all prestige and NPCs classes, as well as definitive
rules for playing creatures from the Monster Manual are now
at your finger tips. As a consequence, the spell
point progression for the Adept has also been posted.
25 January 2001
The campaign log for The
Prodigal Wizard is finally complete. Sessions 12
and 13 (parts one
of the campaign are now on-line, session 13 stretching slighting
into part one of the next adventure, From
Humble Acorns. Enjoy.
19 January 2001
The campaign log for the second one-off, Into
the Wraith Haunt is now on line, along with ammendments to the
Ancient History and
Coming of the Gods
sections. The final two sessions of The Prodigal Wizard are very
nearly finished, watch for them tomorrow.
16 January 2001
Ammendments to the new rules for the spell-casting
character classes. Also see the section on sorcery.
5 January 2001
Major update in the religions
section. Overviews of all six Moon
Gods is now on line along with new spells for Mortis. The excised
scene from session
nine of the The
Prodigal Wizard featuring Elias and Raza's secret meeting has
also been posted. The story moved on to the extent that everthing
Elias said is no longer secret from the other players. I think that's
all. New one-off tomorrow!
31 December 2000
Information on the god Vítaeous,
and details of the new spells available to her clergy have been
26 December 2000
Boxing Day, already. My turkey was a triumph - just thought I would
share that with you all. Anyway, we have updates to the New
Spells section with a number of new magicks for Calafax clerics.
The structure is now there to add more spells for the other faiths.
Also the religion section
has endured a major overhaul. New material on the gods is forthcoming.
18 December 2000
The last game of the twentieth century, session
eleven of The
Prodigal Wizard has now been posted. Also, read the gen on the
The Guild of Adventurers
in the new guilds section.
12 December 2000
The list of spells available to a priest of Calafax has now been
extended out to ninth level. I have also added a section on New
Spells which appears on the side-bar and in the Site Map. The
first new spell, Conjure Flame, has also been added.
7 December 2000
Once more unto the Campaign Log dear friends.... session
ten of The
Prodigal Wizard for your edification.
5 December 2000
They've been a while in coming, but sessions eight
of The Prodigal
Wizard are now on-line in the Campaign Log section. Oh dear.
Oh dear. Oh dear.
17 November 2000
I said I wouldn't, but I have. Session
seven of The
Prodigal Wizard is now on-line.
15 November 2000
has been finished at least for the moment. Now on-line are overviews
Five Colour Kingdom, Stonebark
Details of major islands to follow soon(ish).
9 November 2000
In an unexpected display of conscientiousness I've updated the
campaign log again! Session
six of The
Prodigal Wizard is now on-line. Don't expect any more updates
to this before Christmas....
7 November 2000
Information regarding Norandor
has been expanded to take into account events of the campaign.
7 November 2000
The first half of the campaign log for the current adventure, The
Prodigal Wizard, is on-line. I know I said that I'd only update
the campaign log at the end of each adventure, but the first one
is unusually long. Here are the first five sessions for you to pick
to pieces and spot my spelling mistakes.
30 October 2000
World information on Calclafique
and The Pits of Walhoon
is available in the Gazeteer section.
24 October 2000
Added secion on Sorostrae
to the Gazeteer section.
14 October 2000
Added section on Experience
13 October 2000
Complete reorganisation of the behind-the-scenes bit of the site.
Let me know if any links aren't working. Added the Site
Map and lots of other pages that don't have any information
on them yet.
10 October 2000
Decided I didn't like the set up of the What's New? section, so
I changed it to the format you see now.
7 October 2000
I finally pull my finger out of my elbow and create a What's
New? section for the web-site!
Updated the log of the Sugar
and Spice adventure to tally with new character names and added
new section on Player Characters to the Who's Who? page (now called
the A to Z of Iourn).