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  • The Horde, Part Eight

    Part Eight: The Warrior's Way by Thomas K. Martin   “The city has been upgraded to level three,” Kala announced from her trance.  She was using her lookamancy to scout their route and the terrain around their target.   “Show me,” Minghis commanded. ...

    Tags: Mango, Mangolia, Barbarian, Exploration, Fate

  • The Horde, Part Nine

    Part Nine: The Stealthy Way by Thomas K. Martin   It was strange ruling a side again, even if it was only a side of eight units without a capital.  This afternoon he had released Sir Barringer on Dixieland’s turn.  Unlike the Woodsy Elf, King Condon had agreed to a ransom ...

    Tags: Mango, Mangolia, Barbarian, Exploration, Fate

  • The Horde, Part Ten

    Part Ten: Fathers and Sons by Thomas K. Martin   Gordon looked at the markers that indicated the position of the barbarian horde on the map table.  After Dixieland’s two consecutive turns, Mangolia also received two consecutive turns.  Minghis was heading straight for the ...

    Tags: Mango, Mangolia, Barbarian, Exploration, Fate

  • Unjust Deserts, part 1

    Part 1: Desert Bar-barian   The desert sun spilled into the sky like a golden egg yolk out of a cracked egg, only to slowly rise and recover it’s circular shape as it mixed and reflected off of the powdery desert floor, lighting up the sandstone and shrubbery in golden tones.  ...

    Tags: Erfic, Desert, Dessert, Barbarian, Exploration, Spicymancer

  • The Horde, Part Eleven

    Part Eleven: Ad Portas by Thomas K. Martin   Prince Murphy could not sleep.  It wasn’t that the straw mat in his iron cage was uncomfortable, even though it was.  No, it was the fact that he was alone in the prison yurt.  Of the half dozen cages in this enclosure, onl...

    Tags: Mango, Mangolia, Barbarian, Exploration, Fate

  • Unjust Deserts, part 2

    Part 2: It's no cakewalk When the Titans built Erfworld, they must have gone through a lot of emotions when they were designing Hexes. As Beck hiked over a broken boulder, he imagined the Titans feeling standoffish and craggy when they’d sculpted up the mountains. Calm and contemplat...

    Tags: Erfic, Desert, Dessert, Barbarian, Exploration, Spicymancer

  • Unjust Deserts, part 3

     Part 3: Just dive right in --------------------------   The view of the desert from atop the hill was spectacular. In the distance, rust colored mesas dotted the horizon, with tall white clouds blowing majestically in a dazzlingly blue sky.   Nearer, boulders and rocky h...

    Tags: Erfic, Desert, Dessert, Barbarian, Exploration, Spicymancer

  • The Horde, Part Twelve

    The Horde, Part Twelve by Thomas K. Martin   It was an hour before dawn and the great city had already been busy for hours.  Truth be told, it had not slept since last turn.  Last turn and all through the night, Gordon’s troops had been working, moving the ballistae from t...

    Tags: Mango, Mangolia, Barbarian, Exploration, Fate

  • Unjust Deserts, part 4

    Part 4: Red Velvet Revolution ------------------------------------   At night, the desert was an entirely different animal.    He’d passed out while drowning, and he’d been surprised to discover that that had Automagically ended his turn. Forced to spend the night ...

    Tags: Erfic, Desert, Dessert, Barbarian, Exploration, Spicymancer

  • Unjust Deserts, part 5

    Part 5, The cherry on top   ---------------------------------   There is something to be said for the sheer, unadulterated outrage a man is capable of only when he has been interrupted in the process of taking a good crap.   The door to the outhouse slammed open as Lex P...

    Tags: Erfic, Desert, Dessert, Barbarian, Exploration, Spicymancer