Tuesday, June 14, 2022

From the Deck of a Sandship - compilation PDF now for sale!

Really cool news - the compiled version of our 5 articles for Kobold Press is now available as a single 18 page PDF (with a really cool cover, illustrations and a map of the Sandrunner) for a measly $3 here - https://koboldpress.com/kpstore/product/from-the-deck-of-a-sandship/?fbclid=IwAR1Zwnb4gNuRVCSlS8BFPFnqPZ-O4qlBBgTu6-NaHzAnp4Xw3hnkU70Gv7Y

Very cool.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Imaginary Turtles Manifest!

Summer of 2020 Heleen and I joined with a group of writers and fans of Rolemaster on Discord with plans to create a module for the upcoming Rolemaster Unlimited game systems set in the Bay of Izar region of Shadow World.

Through the fall and winter and into 2021, this lead to that and the group, now formalized as Imaginary Turtles, is working on both rules content for Against the Darkmaster and a full adventure arc to be called Falling Skies set on the new world of Ænwyld.


Monday, July 5, 2021

From the Deck of a Sandship Part 2

Hi everyone. Here's the 2nd part of our 5 part series about Mhalmet, pirates and sandships - From the Deck of a Sandship Part 2

Below is a picture of the Roadrunner.

Monday, May 31, 2021

From the Deck of a Sandship Part 1

 We've been lucky enough to propose a series of articles to Kobold Press of which they've since accepted and published the first of a series of 5 - From the Deck of a Sandship Part 1

Hope you enjoy it and keep an eye out for the next 4.


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Of Guilds and Counties: The Village of Lean

Of Guilds and Counties: The Village of Lean

By Heleen and Andrew Durston



  • Location: Count Bentara, On the Bay of Izar
  • Status: Royal Town, Baronial Seat
  • Population: 500 (approximate)
  • Government: Baron Lean
  • Market Size: Good (+5)
  • Military: Baron Lean



Lean (Possibly derived from the Erlin Lenov, “canal” or Lew, “cove” or both) sits on the Bay Road, which heads west and south five days' travel to the Port of Izar and which heads east four days’ travel to Bentara, the seat of the County. Lean, a village of about 500, marks the western border of County Bentara and is ruled by one of the Count’s younger vassal nobles, Baron Lean, Hamelin Barrett.


Map (c) 2003 Iron Crown Enterprises from Shadow World Master Atlas 4th edition