Skyless City: Session 17 – Welcome to Heaven

In third and final season of our Jadepunk campaign, our heroes have moved to the upper-class Tengoku District, still looking for a way to strike at the corrupt Governor who controls Kausao; but following a kidnapping they make a surprise discovery about the nature of the threat to the city.

Flashback Session: Curse of the Kausao Tombs

We flashback to a time before the start of our Skyless City Campaign, some two decades before the reign of the 13th Governor in a one-off session kindly guest-GMed by Thashif.

Skyless City downtime and bumper issue 10 campaign newsletter

Recently I decided to have a period of downtime for our Skyless City Jadepunk; now the game is still going ahead as normal but we’re moving the timeline forward by three months and are going to detail one of the city districts (the Sengoku or Heaven District) in more detail as a future homebase for […]

Jadepunk Character Sheets

I was asked recently on my Youtube channel by Martin Cumming whether I’d made the character sheets for our Jadepunk game available; having had a look I don’t think I have so thought I’d put links in a quick post on my blog so people can have a look at them. These are not necessarily […]

How I use Fronts in my Jadepunk Game

Recently I chatted on-air with James Chambers about the organisational aid called Fronts that is featured in the various ‘powered by the apocalypse’ games (Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, Tremulus, etc) and how they could be used in other games to help a GM organise their plots and keep track of what is going on. […]

The Importance of Feedback in RPGs

No-one starts off as the world’s best GM, when I think of how truly shocking that very first game of WFRP I ran was I give a little shudder, but at the time we all had fun and we learned a lot from that first game; I always say to people that there’s nothing wrong […]

Ritual Magic in Jadepunk

In the main Jadepunk rulebook, one of the lesser nations, the Ahlmac, are described as: “blood worshippers, believing that power even beyond what jade can give is found in one’s own blood” This was very interesting to me since magical effects obviously do exist in the system but they are largely confined to strange martial […]

Skyless City – Jadepunk Session 13 – With this Ring

We suffered some technical difficulties with our last Jadepunk session video that lead to the audio for one of the players not being recorded at all on the live-streamed video; I’ve been looking into ways to prevent this in the future, but rather than leave a gap in the playlist I decided to record a […]