Start of the Faction System

Last time we showed you the results of the vote for what we should do next, and that is the Faction system.

We’ve already started working on the Faction Generator which will make up a large chunk of the mod, and in the next few weeks we’ll take you through it step-by-step so you can see how it works, and in turn you can help shape the system as it goes along.

First up (and some would say most importantly) is your faction’s name!

The Name

A name is everything. It doesn’t just tell people who you are; it tells people what you stand for, what you value, and how much of a chance they may have against you. A faction’s name can influence everything about it, from the clothing they wear, the symbols they use, to how they go about doing whatever it is they do. And that’s why it is the first thing you discover about your faction.

How to do so is quite simple: just roll 1d100 on each of the Adjective and Noun tables to discover your faction’s name.

Adjective

1-2: Azure
3-4: Black
5-6: Blessed
7-8: Blind
9-10: Bloody
11-12: Blue
13-14: Broken
15-16: Brutal
17-18: Burning
19-20: Cold
21-22: Crimson
23-24: Cursed
25-26: Dark
27-28: Defiant
29-30: Dread
31-32: Drunken
33-34: Fallen
35-36: Fiery
37-38: Floral
39-40: Forgotten
41-42: Golden
43-44: Green
45-46: Hidden
47-48: Holy
49-50: Jagged
51-52: Lazy
53-54: Little
55-56: Lone
57-58: Lost
59-60: Onyx
61-62: Patient
63-64: Purple
65-66: Red
67-68: Righteous
69-70: Rotting
71-72: Runic
73-74: Sacred
75-76: Severed
77-78: Shadow
79-80: Shattered
81-82: Silent
83-84: Silver
85-86: Spectral
87-88: Stone
89-90: Swift
91-92: Tarnished
93-94: Twisted
95-96: Unholy
97-98: Violet
99-100: White

Noun

1-2: Axes
3-4: Bears
5-6: Blades
7-8: Crystals
9-10: Daggers
11-12: Daughters
13-14: Dragons
15-16: Eagles
17-18: Fists
19-20: Frogs
21-22: Giants
23-24: Gryphons
25-26: Guards
27-28: Gulls
29-30: Hawks
31-32: Hunters
33-34: Jesters
35-36: Killers
37-38: Kings
39-40: Knights
41-42: Knives
43-44: Lanterns
45-46: Lillies
47-48: Lions
49-50: Martyrs
51-52: Masks
53-54: Monks
55-56: Musketeers
57-58: Pistols
59-60: Priests
61-62: Princes
63-64: Prophets
65-66: Rats
67-68: Rifles
69-70: Roses
71-72: Saints
73-74: Saviours
75-76: Scions
77-78: Serpents
79-80: Skulls
81-82: Snakes
83-84: Sons
85-86: Stalkers
87-88: Stallions
89-90: Strangers
91-92: Swords
93-94: Tears
95-96: Thorns
97-98: Witches
99-100: Wolves

This is just one way of randomly creating a faction’s name, and we are keen to hear if you have another method. If you can think of a different or better way of generating a name for a faction, come to our Discord Server and show us.

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And remember that you get to choose what we work on after the Faction System has been made, so CLICK HERE to vote!

Our next mod

You voted on what our next mod should be, and here are the results!

It was a close vote between a martial mod and a factions mod, but at the end of it all the factions faction won the day. So that is the next mod you will see: a mod about creating and playing as and with factions. In fact, we have already got the barebones of the faction generator going so it won’t be long before you see this mod appearing.

And while we work on this mod (and everything else we got going on behind the scenes), you can start voting on what we should do after the factions mod. This time there are extra options, and not all of them are mods. On the list as well will be updating the Runed Age to Sigil 1.2 rules, a system for creating entire worlds, and the wildcard is a King Arthur/Arthurian Britain game.

So CLICK HERE to place your vote and make your voice heard.

Sigil Synergy is released!

We have a new mod that has just gone on DriveThruRPG: Sigil Synergy!

Although it isn’t quite a mod. Instead, it’s a meta-mod. It’s a mod about our other mods. As the name implies, Sigil Synergy shows how you can combine the other mods of the Sigil System so you can use them all in the same game. Every mod in the Sigil System range is meant to work with one another, so that you can use as many (or as few) mods in your games as you want, and they will all seamlessly fit together. Sigil Synergy is here to show you just how you can do that.

Sigil Synergy is a mod that will never end, it will just keep growing. This is because each new mod that we make for the Sigil System will mean new synergies for the document. The more mods we get, the bigger Sigil Synergy will get and the more complex its characters and factions, and through this you will be able to trace how to make the simplest of characters with the fewest mods to the most complex ones with all the mods available.

Sigil Synergy is more than just the rules and information about them. For each character (and factions when we get to them) that is in it, there will be some lore and history about them to help you get to know them and play as them. All such background needs a basis to work from, and we have chosen the Final War setting, our WIP setting made on World Anvil. You can follow its progress on World Anvil and see how it develops as we make it.

So what are you waiting for? Click on the hex-rune image above or CLICK HERE to get your hands on Sigil Synergy

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 4 “Blood in the Water” Part 3

The group must decide what their future will hold in the last part to Chapter 4!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Leadership Name Generator

To go with our Event Generator from last week, we have a Leadership Name Generator for you. What good is a historical event if you don’t know who took part in it? Or better yet, if you have to come up with past leaders of nations, or even current ones for far flung countries your players want to get to, this will quickly make one for you.

The generator has three parts. First, it will give you a title, all the way from Chief to Empress and any Lord in between. Then there are a selection of 25 names culled from real life historical royalty. Lastly, there is the royal nickname. Nearly every great person in history had one; some were “the Great”, other’s “the Conqueror”, the the unlucky were “the Fat” or “the Short”.

With these three you will have a leader made in no time.

Title (d20)

1. Archduke/Archduchess
2. Chancellor
3. Chief/Chieftainess
4. Commander
5. Count/Countess
6. Despot/Despotissa
7. Duke/Duchess
8. Elder
9. Emperor/Empress
10. Governor
11. Grand Duke/Grand Duchess
12. Grand Prince/Grand Princess
13. High King/High Queen
14. High Priest/High Priestess
15. King/Queen
16. Lord/Lady
17. Lord Protector/Lady Protector
18. President
19. Prime Minister
20. Prince/Princess

Name (d100)

If you want the sex of your leader to be determined randomly, then if your roll is an odd number it’s a lady, and if it’s an even number it’s a gent.

1-4. Alexander/Agnes
5-8. Charles/Amalia
9-12. Constantine/Anne
13-16. David/Beatrice
17-20. Donald/Bianca
21-24. Duncan/Caroline
25-28. Edgar/Claudia
29-32. Edmund/Constance
33-36. Edward/Eleonore
37-40. Francis/Elizabeth
41-44. Frederick/Francesca
45-48. George/Helena
49-52. Harold/Irene
53-56. Henry/Isabella
57-60. James/Jacqueline
61-64. John/Jane
65-68. Louis/Judith
69-72. Magnus/Julia
73-76. Oliver/Louisa
77-80. Philip/Margeret
81-84. Richard/Mary
85-88. Robert/Matilda
89-92. Sigmund/Priscilla
93-96. Stephen/Sofia
97-100. William/Theresa

Nickname(d100)

1-4. the Affable
5-8. the Amorous
9-12. the Beloved
13-16. the Bold
17-20. the Conqueror
21-24. the Cunning
25-28. the Desired
29-32. the Elder
33-36. the Fair
37-40. the Fat
41-44. the Gallant
45-48. the Great
49-52. the Just
53-56. the Lion
57-60. the Mad
61-64. the Martyr
65-68. the Peaceful
69-72. the Pious
73-76. the Short
77-80. the Tall
81-84. the Tyrant
85-88. the Unready
89-92. the Victorious
93-96. the Wise
97-100. the Young

And there you have it. With this generator you can have your very own Elder Frederick the Amorous, or Commander Beatrice the Bold, or even Lord Magnus the Lion.

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 4 “Blood in the Water” Part 2

Bodies continue to mount and must be dealt with in the second part to Chapter 4!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Haunt is now out in print!

This is a game about secrets. Your secrets may be dark, but the Haunt’s are deadly. Whose past will be uncovered first? Who will survive?

Haunt is now available in printed hard copy over on DriveThruRPG. Now you can bring the horrors and mysteries of Haunt to your table in luxurious, premium softcover format, just like the dark spirits of the haunts intended. And what’s even better is that you can grab the softcover version of Haunt for only $10.95! So click the image above, or CLICK HERE to get your hands on the new hardcopy of Haunt.

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If you want chat about Haunt with us and other Stormforge players, then come join our Discord server!

Event Generator

Following on from our Motto Generator and the Quick NPC Generator, here’s another little generator for you. This is the Event Generator and it’s perfect for worldbuilding and setting creation. If you want to quickly come up with names of famous and significant events that have happened in any given area, you can use this generator to come up with their names. Then you can build on those names, to create some interesting and flavourful events.

The generator is split into two parts. First decide what sort of event you are looking for, since there is four type: Conflict, Diplomacy, Culture, and Belief. Roll a d10 on any of these to see whether you got a War, a Pact, a Discovery or even a Festival. Then roll a d100 on the Names table to see what the people of your world gave this event. By the end of it, you can have the War of the Elders, the Pact of the Forest, the Discovery of the Usurpers, and the Festival of the Moon.

Event Type

Conflict

1 Battle
2 Campaign
3 Clash
4 Conflict
5 Conquest
6 Crusade
7 Dispute
8 Engagement
9 Invasion
10 War

Diplomacy

1 Accord
2 Arrangement
3 Bond
4 Concordat
5 Contract
6 Convention
7 Covenant
8 Entente
9 Pact
10 Treaty

Culture

1 Advancement
2 Breakthrough
3 Composition
4 Development
5 Discovery
6 Exhibition
7 Gala
8 Innovation
9 Invention
10 Publication

Belief

1 Blessing
2 Commission
3 Day
4 Feast
5 Festival
6 Martyrdom
7 Miracle
8 Remembrance
9 Tide
10 Vision

Names

1-4 the Children
5-8 the Conspirators
9-12 the Dawn
13-16 the Desert
17-20 the Dusk
21-24 the Elders
25-28 the Fathers
29-32 the Forest
33-36 the Gods
37-40 the Kings
41-44 the Mercenaries
45-48 the Merchants
49-52 the Moon
53-56 the Mothers
57-60 the Mountain
61-64 the Ocean
65-68 the Princes
69-72 the Princesses
73-76 the Rebels
77-80 the Revolutionaries
81-84 the Roses
85-88 the Stars
89-92 the Sun
93-96 the Usurpers
97-100 the Veterans

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 4 “Blood in the Water” Part 1

Blood has been spilled, decisions have been made, and lives hang in the balance. Find out if our survivors live through the day in the first part to Chapter 4!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 3 “Lifeless Tide” Part 3

What has happened back on the island while the Second Chance battled with undead dolphins? Find out in the third part to Chapter 3!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 3 “Lifeless Tide” Part 2

The party has split up! How will they survive on their own? The second part to Chapter 3 is here!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 3 “Lifeless Tide” Part 1

Our survivors aren’t alone in this new world and something or someone is on their way! The first part to Chapter 3 is here!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 2 “Down the Rabbit Hole” Part 3

It’s time for the final part of Chapter 2!

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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If you want to chat about Z-LAND with other players and the developers, then come join our Discord server!

Quick NPC Generator

Since our Motto Generator was so popular, we thought we’d give you a few more randomisation tools that you can use in your games. Next up is a Quick NPC Generator made by James from Stormforge West. Just like the Motto Generator, you’ll eventually see this being used in a future game, and that will most likely be Grim Gears, so keep an eye on James’ Skies of Himinil setting over on World Anvil.

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To create an NPC, simply roll a d100 for each of the three tables below and see what sort of NPC they’ve made.

Personality Quirk

The personality quirk of an NPC is something noticeable that will make the NPC memorable and appear to have more depth. These quirks are a combination of personality traits, moods, and circumstances, which may be determined with context of the other tables. This is how the NPC acts at the given moment, and it may or may not actually represent their character if you wish to make them more in depth.

1-5 Angry
6-10 Skittish
11-15 Cheerful
16-20 Sorrowful
21-25 Nervous
26-30 Quiet
31-35 Blunt
36-40 Funny
41-45 Cold
46-50 Mean
51-55 Haughty
56-60 Humble
61-65 Logical
66-70 Kind
71-75 Motherly
76-80 Careful
81-85 Crazy
86-90 Rushed
91-95 Cruel
96-100 Generous

Goal

This is the NPCs goal at the moment. If you stop someone on the street or sitting at a table, they are either going somewhere for a reason or waiting for something. Sometimes, this goal might not fit with the current situation. In these cases, the goal is what is on the person’s mind.

1-5 Hungry
6-10 Bored
11-15 Need to relax
16-20 Making Money
21-25 Meeting a friend
26-30 Finding love
31-35 Has nowhere to go
36-40 Needs to be alone
41-45 Needs to help someone
46-50 Betraying someone
51-55 Commiting a crime
56-60 Running from something
61-65 Spend money
66-70 Confront enemies
71-75 Lost
76-80 Lying about… (roll again)
81-85 Going Home
86-90 Trying to learn something
91-95 Putting off something
96-100 Wants to have fun

Something Unique

Everyone has something unique about them. This can range from who they are to what they have. This list is of things that are noticeable right away that seem interesting, a bit off, or is just hard to ignore.

1-5 Speaks with a strong accent
6-10 Ethnicity not common
11-15 Carries a weapon
16-20 Wearing clothes beneath their station
21-25 Is obviously wealthy
26-30 Has a unique hairstyle
31-35 Is obese
36-40 Unhealthily skinny
41-45 Is wounded
46-50 Wears a mask
51-55 Uncommon hair color
56-60 Bad breath
61-65 Exotic scent
66-70 Exotic clothing
71-75 Unique jewelry
76-80 Noticeable Scar
81-85 Strange tattoos or piercings
86-90 Carrying a strange object
91-95 Is mildly deformed
96-100 They make you feel uncomfortable for no apparent reason.

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Share the weird and wonderful NPCs you’ve generated on our Discord server!

Z-LAND S2 Chapter 2 “Down the Rabbit Hole” Part 2

With flesh hanging from it’s teeth something horrid charges towards Chloe in today’s episode of Z-LAND

If you want to get in on the apocalyptic action, you can grab a copy of the Z-Land beta here.

Missed out on the previous episodes? CLICK HERE to catch up on all the apocalyptic action.

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We also got something new for you today: Stormforge West is now on Google+!