Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Novgova is Like

Once again I steal Jack's format.


Precis: Feuding principalities play dangerous power games in a ham-fisted version of fantasy Russia with strong horror overtones.

Conspectus: Terrible Old Gods who live in the rivers and pray on travelers; baba yagas (plural); Scheming Grand Princes who back their ambitions with torture and violence; sorcerers who sustain their vile lives with the blood of innocents; massive, onion domed fortress cities that dwarf their kind in the West; fiendish cleric-spies who use torture to root out sedition and heresy; werebears; Cossack-style adventurers roaming the wilderness looking for plunder and easy prey; fucking tigers; brooding taiga forests.

Taste, Sound, Image: Vodka on the way back up, "The Song of the Volga Boatmen" Russian Red Army Choir, Sergei Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible


  1. It's a good format! Lord knows I stole it enough :) I love the "fucking tigers." That's exactly how my PCs would react too.

  2. I want to go to there. (Despite the fucking tigers.)

  3. Regarding the tigers, is the 'fucking' part an adjective or an adverb?