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First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
My Slot 4 game is one of the ones I ran at Furnace:

Into the Haunted Ruins of Dura
Wordplay 2e
4-6 players

By our reckoning it is 260AD, 1013 years since the founding of the Eternal City. Now, the Desert Queen Zenobia of Palmyra sweeps all before her. Persia has already been heavily defeated in battle and the Decapolis - the Ten Cities (Syria) are at her beck and call. That’s where you come in. A rag tag group of fearsome mercenaries, agents of Zenobia, riding the crest of a new wave.

At this critical point in history, you are summoned to court for an audacious mission, deep in the chaos of part conquered territory, to the haunted ruins of the devastated and abandoned city of Dura-Europos. There it is said are rare treasures of ancient Macedon, whispers and rumours of powerful sorceries sourced from Bāb-ilim, the first great tower, Babel, the 'Gates of God' in ancient Akkadian. Zenobia needs ancient relics, perhaps an Alexandrian super weapon, that will propel Palmyra into a new age.

This meticulously researched, monster laden, swords and sandals scenario, faithfully reconstructs actual events that altered the course of history. It is highly desirable for players to have at least degree level in the Classics, Ancient History and be fluent in either Aramaic or ancient forms of Greek. Alternatively, to have watched movies like The Scorpion King, Conan or Gladiator.


The Guvnor
Staff member
Ok, I *really* want to get to play this.
Mind you, Wordplay on roll20 needs doing, doesn't it? I bet @Jagusti could code a sheet over lunch...

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
Sounds interesting. Slot 4 is Saturday evening?
With two slots on Friday, it falls on the 14.00 to 18.00 time. I'm hoping we are spoiled for choice.

Having a think about a second one, and as I expect I will be on a train or coach, one of the key considerations is that it is super light weight and compact. :)
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