Monday, December 21, 2020

Battle of the Gods - Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea rpg & Kenneth Hite's Qelong For A Sword & Sorcery Campaign

 There are times when its really hard to face down the barrel of a campaign gun.And in this case its been picking up Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea rpg. Lately, its been the fact that going over old campaign note books & there are tons of those.But with the death of two  players of mine its been difficult to crack open this Sword & Sorcery note book lately. These demises were several months ago now & the dead have been sufficiantly mourned in my opinion to put them to rest. 



AS&SH's campaign world is one that has been one that's been modified over & patch worked through as its been needed to be. There's a definitive campaign mythology unto our Hyperborea that fits the campaign dialetic. This includes the fact that in some portions of the world of Hyperborea someone still hasn't told the gods that the days of  Ragnar√∂k are long over. But in Port Zangerios there is talk about the battles around Sajavedra. Here's where Kenneth Hite's Qelong comes in. After the events of Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess the PC's are going to be in the higher level range. If they survive.. 


If they do then bring them over to the battle ground that is the Qelong River valley at the edge of the near-cosmic battlefield. Let the player's PC's actually do some good if their able to. The adventure has enough within its pages to make a mini campaign. 


There are times on line where Kenneth Hite's Qelong has been described as 'fantasy  Vietnam' that's not even close to it. Qelong is far more closer to many of the myths & legends about rural Thailand's demon & god battles. Applying the adventure to Hyperborea gives the landscape a very Jack Kirby battle of the gods quality without losing the module's dangerous qualities. Even though this is a Lamentations adventure there's some solid legs for a Swords & Sorcery campaign. 



 Qelong could be used to expand Hyperborea into a proto South Asia campaign setting. Something akin to an upper teir of the South Asia corridor. More on this as it develop.. 




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