Category Archives: Races

Five Dragons: Oneiros, early access v1 now available for Free

Five Dragons for Fate RPG

The first supplement for Leaves of Chiaroscuro is now available at DriveThruRPG! You can get it for PWYW, even free.

“Last night, I dreamt I flew upon great wings and held a fire deep within my belly. I dreamt of a great beast who was my father; the beast spoke, “my son go forth and conquer”.  Today I awoke to find the dream is real.” Continue reading

Fate Google Doc for Leaves of Chiaroscuro

It’s been decided; we’ll release the work in progress player’s section for the Leaves of Chiaroscuro: Dragon in Bologna Renaissance adventure for the Fate RPG.

This includes details on the Renaissance world of Asiyah, the various player species, the city of Bologna and rules for improvisational magic in the Fate RPG.

It doesn’t include the adventure which will be included when the entire book is released, but hopefully should be enough to start playing Fate in the world of Asiyah.

So, here it is as a Google Doc, which can be viewed and commented on

A Dragon in Bologna: Player’s Section for Fate RPG

Humankind in Leaves of Chiaroscuro (Fate)

Today’s post will introduce how the humans of the world of Asiyah will be handled in Leaves of Chiaroscuro for Fate.

Humans are the most prevalent of intelligent species on earth, and are an older one than the various celati. Indeed, the other species owe their existence to humankind, as they can trace their origins back to humanity.

Humans in Leaves of Chiaroscuro for Fate will be broken down into three subtypes, each of which will be given their own abilities to distinguish them.

    • Children of Albion are born of lineages of mages and thus magic is in their very blood. As a consequence it is most often such lineages which become potent mages, but their innate ties to magic can make them more vulnerable to supernatural forces.
    • True Mundanes are untouched by supernatural and magical forces. They will struggle to grasp the use of magic (if not simply fail) but have a stronger resistance to such forces.
    • Preturnatural Humans, sometimes just called preturnaturals can trace their lineages back to something else, whether one of the celati, or some other sort of supernatural being.  Their unusual heritage is strong enough to mark them in some way (granting them some ability, such as perhaps the ability to see in complete darkness), but is not strong enough for them to them to truly be celati or something else truly apart from humankind (whatever some purists might say). They are despite their strange heritage ultimately human beings, albeit unusual ones.  All humans of this sort have some sign of their unusual heritage.  The sign is often, but not always subtle.

 

The Lacerta: Dragons Among Men

Lacerta

Have you ever dreamt of being a dragon?  Well, today I begin the first of a series of post introducing the player species available in Leaves of Chiaroscuro.  This one introduces the draconic lacerta.
The ancient dragons currently slumber, but one might encounter their spawn; the wyverns, and other such creatures.

The lacerta are one sort of dragon-spawn but unlike wyverns and others if their ilk lacerta are born human, and only awaken to their dragon natures later. Continue reading