Since I started working on Kheol, I wanted to design a necromancer class for TBH, and I had some notes sitting around since the beginning. I finally got around to finishing the design and then sat down to lay it out in inDesign. Then I got sick for a week, then tonight I put the … Continue reading The Necromancer: A Class for The Black Hack
No cleric may banish the undead, and any who do so are punished with searing pain, suffering 1d6 damage each time. No light brighter than moonlight may be used in the streets of Kheol. A person introducing brighter light (such as a Daylight spell or a bonfire) is stricken of their vision and blinded for … Continue reading Some Known Laws and Punishments of Kheol
Ghost lotus is a rare flower that grows in the Underworld—the only plant known to do so—and one which is valued by many. The ghost lotus is a pale grey in color, and it glows with a faint, white light when it is in bloom. People looking to harvest the flower generally do so while … Continue reading Ghost Lotus
The mortal denizens of Kheol, as well as manifested phrenes, wear masks when they go about their business in town. They do this because the masks confuse shades, making them think that the person wearing it is simply another shade. Masks are, thus, an important part of life in Kheol, and nothing says “fool” like … Continue reading Masks and Wards
Spiritum is an ore unique to the Underworld, and while little known in the worlds of the living, it is highly sought after, though hard to find outside of Kheol. It is naturally pale grey in color, and glows with a faint white light. It is found in thin veins near the surface, sometimes winding … Continue reading Spiritum
The phrenes are some of the sentient residents of the Underworld. Like shades they are the ghosts of the dead, though they retain their ability to speak and think, if not their memory of past lives. They are generally quiet and keep to themselves, using their incorporeal abilities to travel around the Underworld (largely) unmolested. As … Continue reading Phrenes
So a couple of weeks ago, I watched The Fly (the 1986 version) for the first time, and when it was done I immediately sat down to draw a picture of a "man-fly" which I figured would be a good fit for TBH. Then I came up with some rules for them. Then I decided … Continue reading New Monster and a Free Adventure!
Shades are the remnants of the souls of the dead, mere shadows of their former selves, which drift around the Underworld. They are at best animalistic, drawn to the scent of mortal blood, and pone to attacking living creatures. This is because mortal blood can grant them some semblance of their former selves. A shade … Continue reading Shades