Winds of the North v0.8 Release

For those new to WotN, it’s a sandbox RPG/Gamebook set in Viking Age Scandinavia where you’ll make your own character and begin a campaign to become a King or Queen over the course of multiple in-game years. There have been several previews that detail more about the various mechanics and activities there are. Below areContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Release”

Winds of the North v0.8 Preview

At some point, I may have said there were to be no further large changes to Winds of the North. Well, there were still some things bugging me, and I felt the design needed something more than tweaking to deal with the issues. The two big areas where I had problems were Combat and Trade.Continue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Preview”

Winds of the North Update v0.7

It’s finally here! There’s a lot to unpack in this update, so here’s a rundown of all the changes and additions. Re-balances Rewards for Encounters have been re-balanced. Item costs have been re-balanced. Ships also now require Hide. Rune-stones and the Rune-smith Old crafted rune-stones have been replaced. New Basic Building: Private Temple, it hasContinue reading “Winds of the North Update v0.7”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt8 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 2)

Year 1Spring, Year 2Summer, Year 2Fall, Year 2 Eyjolf enjoyed a very productive Fall with a good Harvest, some good Hunting, a defeated draugr, and some new gear. His supplies are brimming with Food, Ale, and Preserved Meat in preparation for the Jól Festival. He even earned his first Fame from Hunting a Giant BearContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt8 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt7 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 2)

Year 1Spring, Year 2Summer, Year 2 Last Season was a lot of preparation and some Raiding. Not a ton of excitement but necessary work. We begin Fall in a really good place. The goal this Season is readying for the Jól Festival coming in Winter. Our plan is to throw a huge Feast and maybeContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt7 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt6 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 2)

Year 1Spring, Year 2 After a surprisingly good Spring where Eyjolf somehow got his crops planted (and even overflowed his fields!), we go into Summer with a good stock of Oil to sell. But what to buy? We’re definitely going Raiding again this Summer so we’ll probably look for something to help us out there.Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt6 (Eyjolf, Summer, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt5 (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 2)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: SummerPart 3: FallPart 4: Winter After a harsh Winter that saw some unfortunate casualties, Eyjolf heads into Spring, Year 2 with a good stockpile of resources and a couple of Hirðmenn. Other than planting many crops (that will hopefully succeed), what else will Eyjolf get into in prep for the SummerContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt5 (Eyjolf, Spring, Year 2)”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt4 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 1)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: SummerPart 3: Fall Eyjolf enjoyed a successful Harvest thanks to his new Farmhand and Sickle. And after a brief combat, welcomed his Cousin into the Hirð. But some misfortune saw some wasted trips and early illness before the onset of Winter. And as soon as Winter started, our precious Horse died.Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt4 (Eyjolf, Winter, Year 1)”

Winds of the North Update v0.5.2 and Session Reports

Today is a big update for WotN. I’ve been hard at work adding and reworking several aspects of the game. Many clarifications (all highlighted in yellow). A few new rules also highlight in yellow. Advice for first play. Improved formatting; especially Exploration tables. Many other “tables” now exist (such as Caves). Hunting is expanded andContinue reading “Winds of the North Update v0.5.2 and Session Reports”

Winds of the North Playtest Session pt3 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 1)

Part 1: SpringPart 2: Summer Previously, Eyjolf went on his first Raid and didn’t do too bad. Between some sales and his share of the plunder, he earned 35 silver. For his End of Month event, he was visited by a house spirit and rewarded with Happiness and Recovery Points. But the fall harvest looms,Continue reading “Winds of the North Playtest Session pt3 (Eyjolf, Fall, Year 1)”