Category Archives: Udra

Udra's Gnomes and How They Differ from D&D and Cliche

Gnomes–the also-rans of Dungeons and Dragons. Ever since being introduced to them in AD&D’s Monster Manual, it’s been hard for me to know how to distinguish them. They aren’t quite dwarves, aren’t quite haflings and Gygax and the writers at … Continue reading

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Going Postal: Reunion, Trading Hats and Orcs in the Driver's Seat!

[This is recounting of the May 14th, Martha’s Vineyard, Birthday Session. I did not record the audio of this session, not having the appropriate tools–there were a few technical issues. So this is all based on memory still green and … Continue reading

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Going Postal: The Spider Swarm!

[This session happened on April the 30th, 2016, a Saturday. This was because I would be traveling out of state on May Day. With a few late arrivals and some technical issues as others got used to doing teleconferencing through … Continue reading

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Udra: My RPG Campaign History in Several Parts

See parts one, two, three. and four. 2011 to The Present: The Virtual Living Room There was a roughly two year period between Summer of 2009 and early 2011 where I wasn’t running my game. This was because two key … Continue reading

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Udra: My RPG Campaign History in Several Parts

See parts one, two and three. 2001 to 2009: The City and The Circus After two players left, and the arrival of a new one, after making the transition to D&D 3.0, and later 3.5, I had started two new … Continue reading

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Dwarves in Udra and How They Differ From Those of Cliche

The cliche of dwarves is short, burly, bearded miners, masons and reclusive mountain dwellers following their vaguely Norse or Scots Celtic culture, making you think of Brian Blessed, if Blessed were short and stumpy. They are veritable tanks in battle … Continue reading

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Udra: My RPG Campaign History in Several Parts

See parts one and two. 1994 to 2001: The Lean Years with Sudden Burst of Activity

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The elves of Udra and how they differ from Tolkien and traditional D&D

Elves, in general, are rare in Udra, being outnumbered by other humanoid species. They are really only found in any numbers at all in the Talithanth Forest on the middle east coast of Udra. This area, by royal edict and … Continue reading

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The halflings of Udra and how they differ from Tolkien and traditional D&D

The cliche of halflings in D&D is that they are jolly burglars and shoeless, gourmand hippies, following the vaguely Irish or Welsh culture given them by Tolkien. This is not so in Udra. In Udra, all the halflings came from … Continue reading

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Going Postal: Troglodyte Zombie Battle!

[This happened on May 12, Sunday 2013, between 16 and 21 UTC. Players Mike, Ian, Ralph and Demo in attendance. It being Mother’s Day, John and Toby are unable to attend. Pace is in Silverton, Oregon and all players are … Continue reading

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