Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:31

Greetings Stranger

"Greetings stranger...

Have ye been to the Lady Luck Tavern lately?

What?... Ye 've never heard of it?... Where are ye from?... Not from around I gather....

Are ye from the eastern dales?... or.. maybe from the southern sultanates....

Fine... don't tell... It doesn't mater anyway... Sooner or later ye'r gonna be a sword coaster.... or ye'll die... Hahahahahaha....

Ahem... Were was I?.. Ah yes, the Lady Luck Tavern... Just head for Daggerford's marketplace and ye'll find it... For me its the best place to be if yer looking for some company or a half decent meal... Its even better place for those looking for some adventure I tell ye!

Anyway, there's a new bard in the place, charming fellow..., gets quite the audience every night.

I gather that its not his talent for singing, that people find interesting, but the words of his songs.

There is a particular one, that he always keeps for last, that speaks of hidden treasure or something.. I think it goes like this....

Ahem.....

Now sit around and hear the tale

of poor ol' merchant's coffin nail

 

He was the richest man around

and it was full well known in town

 

he had a fear a bit surreal

his treasure everyone would steal

 

and thus he traveled far and wide

to find a place his gold to hide

 

and soon he stumbled on a cave

designed by fate to be his grave

 

you see the man was unaware

the cave was also a monster's lair

 

poor fella went and woke the beast

and soon became the monster's feast

 

his treasure's still there I suppose

and that is how the story goes

 

So if you 'd like the merchant's wealth

I'll drink a pitcher to your health

 

And if you want to know the place

Buy me a beer of fuck your face

 

 

I know I'm not much of a singer, but ye seem like an adventurous fellow..., why don't ye go there and see him for yer self?...

Maybe his on to something...."

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Although, we have already entered the age of nerdism and geekiness, where people that play video games and know how to use a PC can now be considered " cool" at the same time, Dungeons and Dragons is still a game where the majority of people playing it are men. 

That is why here at The Old School Project, in an attempt to bring balance and diversity to our campaign, as well as the general D&D fan-base, we announce that each of the characters of the first all-girls team will acquire a unique magical item at the start of the game.

Each of these items will be given according to the character classes and will be tightly connected with the campaign's plot. Furthermore, the power of the items will scale parallel to the user's level, making them quite useful throughout the whole campaign and to all levels.

Each of these items will be visible to all, as it will be posted to the owner's profile page at the Bloodvale Campaign site. Don't forget that you do not need to be a full team of four in order to play. If there are at least two applications, then you can start as a party of 2 and then other people may join your team.

Don't forget that you do not need to be a full team of four in order to play. If there are at least two applications, then you can start as a party of 2 and then other people may join your team.

Bare in mind that starting with such an item will not make you the permanent owner, because many may seek to take it from you, be them monsters or even other players.

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Hearing the sound of the shutter breaking, the baron snapped out of his thoughts and rushed to close the window and seal his room from the raging storm. It was not that he minded the trenchant wind filling his chambers, or the cold of the rain that hit on his flesh like a million tiny hammers, they were quite insignificant to his  unearthly existence. What bothered him was the screaming sound of the tempest, which was greatly distracting him from planning all the intricate steps that where needed to achieve the goal at hand.

After he shut the casement, the sound limited significantly and apart from the hollow whistling coming from outside, the space acquired a more seclusive atmosphere. The baron stood still lost in his thoughts, as he was looking through the glass at the lightless fields around his keep. He was still slightly irritated, but it was not the sound this time, but something else. Something that was always there, always lurking in the back of his head. It was like an insatiable hunger forever howling inside his gut, or like an unquenchable thirst constantly scratching his throat. Surely, he could reduce it from time to time, but he knew very well that he could never get rid of it.

"My lord..." said a soft whisper coming from the door. The baron turned and looked at the speaker knowing full well that he would not she a thing. He knew that the speaker, his servant, was an invisible outlandish conjuring, a creature of shadow with no real subsistence in this world.

He only nodded and the servant replied, "your guests are in the reception hall for quite a while and etiquette requires for your presence...".

"Do they have the item?"the baron said eagerly.

"They do..." responded the shade with its colorless tone.

The Baron exhaled a fake breath and quickly opened the window with a mighty motion. His next words were cloaked as the storm violently burst inside the room. They must wait a bit longer".

"Where shall I say you went?" asked the creature.

"To hunt"

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The priestess knelt over the steaming pot, boiling with bellaroot and mushade, and took a deep breath of the fumes. She closed her eyes and let the numbness take her. After a while but soon enough she felt that familiar sensation that was like falling into a pit of tar, into the black nothingness, into the Abyss. She opened her eyes, but she could not see, and started walking towards no particular direction, as she would always do when visiting her goddess's domain.

For a time the only sound she had for company was the tranquil splash her bare feet made when touching that liquid shadow this ghastly place had for soil. And then she felt it. That awfully powerful presence that filled the space like a tide of doom and despair. Suddenly, fear was the only thing she knew, a fear so grate and unrelenting, that touched the borders of insane euphoria and made her want to reap her own heart out as offering to the being responsible for all that chaos.

Into the deep darkness she could now make out eight long silhouettes, like giant slender daggers of glistering black carapace, stabbing the ground and supporting a monstrous black body. The priestess knew the figure of her goddess all too well, and she run closer to the giant form, craving for just a glimpse of her divine face.

And there it was, in all its horrible beauty and perfection, an elf-like body growing waste up over the black spider bulk. The goddess's skin was as dark and smooth as policed obsidian, and from her head ,like hair, sprung silver web, covering her breasts and shoulders. Two glorious black orbs, emptier than death and at the same time full of power, were the goddess's eyes, but they were not looking at the priestess. They were destructed, looking at something indefinable, something small that stood between her feet. The goddess stretched her hand, trying to reach for it, but for some reason she could not, as if there was an invisible barrier protecting it from her grasp.

The priestess went closer to look and soon enough she stood right over it. Her eyes widen as the divine knowledge was getting carved into her mind and into her soul.

Right then and there, in to the edge of existence, for the first time in her life the priestess was sure, she knew exactly what she should do.

 

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:34

Getting started

The Basics

In order to start playing the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player must create an adventurer (also called a character) and team up with other adventurers to embark upon magical adventures within a fantasy setting.

Apart from the players the game also requires a Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master takes the role of the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants.

The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge.

What you must to do

The first thing you must do, if you wish to join the Bloodvale Campaign, is to imagine the kind of character you would like to play. The basic things that define you character are his/her race and class. You can find the available races and classes along with descriptions and some cool pics in the Class and Race sections of our website. 

Each race and class has its own special rules and together they affect the success or failure of the majority of the things a character does in the game. If you are not familiar with those rules and you do not want to do research, don't worry because we will be there to explain them to you at the beginning of the game.

Keep in mind that the core and soul of the game is not based on rules and math, so the only thing you must really do is have a quick look at the available classes and races and see what would fit best to the image of the character you would like to play the most.

Race and class are far from the only things needed to create a character. In order to make a unique adventurer you must think of everything that defines him or her as an individual in the fantasy world in which you are going to play.

You can start with the name. Think of an appropriate name for you character, that sounds cool and matches with his or her race. For example Grogg is a very good name for a half-orc marauder, but it would not go well with an elegant high elf. You could even choose to have a family name as well.

After you think of a name you must create the background of your character. To do so you must imagine things like:

Age

Family status

Friends

The early years

Important events in life before the start of the game

Ethics

Personal goals 

You can write a short summary of your character's past, up until the day before the start of the game. It could be very helpful to us to have a written background. Don't worry, it does not need to be very thorough and specific, it is only there to make your character more complex and more realistic.

After you finish with the conception of the character you only need to send us an e-mail to apply for the campaign. In this mail you should include the name, race and class of your character and it will be truly appreciated if you include a short text for the background.

As is written in the introduction of the campaign, you must be a team of up to four people in order to play.

If you already have up to three friends that are as eager as you to play, then you can apply as a whole team in a single e-mail, in which you should include information for all the characters, as well as a name for the team.

If you do not know anyone else that would like to join the campaign, don't worry, just apply for yourself and we will find other single players to team you up with.

Don't forget that in this campaign you can play with only one character, so choose wisely!

We can't wait to read about your mythical adventurers.

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Monday, 16 October 2017 19:30

Some good music Update #11

 Some good music from the campaign that's still running!

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Jerrod Phillips

With the release of his first EP, Ruins, Jerrod Phillips reveals some of the most intimate details of his life up to this point.  Moving to Nashville from Los Angeles in 2009 to pursue songwriting, Jerrod quickly found himself in a sea of songs that didn't quite suit his taste. As the years flew by, health issues stemming from a pituitary tumor forced him to reevaluate what he was doing with his life.

The Ghibertins

At the end of 2014, two years after its founding, the band realizes that it had given to the group a well-defined soul, a fortune that none of the members had in the past musical experiences. It was time to share this spirit with the outside world.
In February 2015 the trio enters in the T.Rex Milan studio to record the first EP. The idea was clear: to reflect 100% the style and technique used during live performances, recreating a minimalist sound with a few guitars and few tracks, using the rigid guitar case as a percussion. What seemed impossible, has become reality. This thought comes in the EP’s title: “Square The Circle”.

 

Celebrators

'The Get Down' is a high speed chase down the Pacific Coast Highway and across the great divide straight into the swamps, funk, and groove of New Orleans. Conceived, written, and recorded in a fever during the spring of 2014. 'The Get Down' is a carnival of soul, funk, blues and rock & roll! Plug in your mind and bask in the merriment of music. Celebrators Unite!

 

Builder of the House

Builder of the House is the Portland, ME based Folk Pop duo comprised of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen. This year the group released Hourglass, a four song EP, on sonaBLAST! Records. Two music videos from the album have been making the rounds at film festivals. The album marks the second release from the group along with their debut album I Am a Tidal Wave.

 

Little Galaxies

Little Galaxies is a band from Venice Beach formed by Southern California natives Jeanna Fournier (vocals/guitar) and Amir Eshraghi (guitars/theremin). Their sound has been described as a "harmonious balance of pop and alt-rock with that LA edge" (OC Weekly). A whirlwind of shimmering guitars, soaring vocals and infectious rhythms encompass their debut album Patterns, recorded, mixed and co-produced by Sejo Navajas at the historic 4th Street Recording studio in Santa Monica (The Beach Boys, No Doubt, Incubus, Fiona Apple).

Sleep Signals

Minneapolis hard rock quintet, Sleep Signals, have garnered a dedicated following through relentless touring, their explosive live performances, and their ability to blend catchy hooks with their high-energy songwriting style.
2017 continues to be a huge year for Sleep Signals, which started with the release of their new single, "I'll Save You", on 1/27/17, along with an accompanying music video that was premiered by Vevo. The single was produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Justin Rimer (Saving Abel, 12 Stones).

 

North American Pharaohs

In a society comprised of social norms and stereotypes, every person struggles  through the journey of finding their own identity. Whether sticking with the norm or making your own path, it is always important to stay true to who you are. For San Antonio, Texas alternative rockers,  North American Pharaohs (formerly The Morning Owls), this journey is the foundation that inspires their music and their willingness to rise above all. 

 

Pralaya

Alt/Prog-Art/Rock are the sonic experiments conducted by these NYC based musical alchemists. This quartet channels their versatile musical cognizance into an abstract sound that transcends genre definitions by incorporating diverse influences.

 

Wild Root

Wild Root is comprised of dedicated working musicians who are ambassadors of some of the most soulful original music coming out of Southwest Florida.

 

J Burn

Jay Burn is a singer, songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. With influences ranging from The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to Neil Young, Tom Petty and more eclectic ones, like Sparklehorse. Jack Johnson and Foy Vance are a couple of the contemporary musicians he has been compared to.

 

Anna

Human Warlock

Anna was living a simple and carefree life at the outskirts of Daggerford. With no parents and no property of her own, she considered herself lucky to have found a job as a handy-woman at a local barn. That was until that fateful night, not many months after her first bleeding, when she caught the eye of a vile and brutish man. He crept into the barn, when everyone was long asleep, and attacked her full of violence and lust. In those moments of pain and despair, while she was muffled and could not scream, she wished with all her heart and all her soul for help to come and him to stop. That was when a blinding light and a violent shudder came out of nowhere, right before she lost her senses. When she woke up the man was dead, laying beside her full of blood, his body twisted in an unnatural and hideous way. Ever since that day, she hears an awful and wicked voice in her head, whispering villainous words pushing toward sinful deeds. She claims her name is Heartreaper, and she requires of Anna many things, all of which are of nefarious nature. Anna knows the wrongness of her condition, she feels it deep inside, eating her soul bit by bit. She can not endure this anymore!... Or can she?

Daggerford

Submit your character or Team Up with Anna and take part in this unique DnD Campaign!

The "Bloodvale" DnD campaign is unique, organized by The Old School Project. It will start when the first team joins and it will last until the beginning of June. If anyone survives.

The difficulty of the campaign is - HARDCORE -.

Up to five teams of four players can participate in the campaign. Each group plays once a week from 18: 00-21: 00.

Groups must have a name and a emblem. Characters must have their own unique nickname.

Players who register but do not belong to a group can be integrated into an incomplete team or a team whose character has died in the course of the game, if the team players agree.

Read more here.

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 Excellent Music Caught In Our Net Update # 10!

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The Drizz

THE DRIZZ enchants audiences with a fusion of musical styles and dance grooves all the while paying homage to the dance floors of yester-years. Their sound is a blend of R&B, Soul, and Pop, with a dash of Ragtime and Funk. With inspirations ranging from The Beatles to Blackstreet, Sam Cooke to Nate Dogg, Wanda Jackson to Amy Winehouse, there’s something to offer for every crowd no matter the generation.

 

Triple The Trouble

Triple The Trouble are three multi-intrumental singing/songwriting Cincinnati based sisters Aria, Bryce and Bailey. Their genetically perfected harmonies on originals and covers resonate with all ages.

 

Science for Sociopaths

Science for Sociopaths is an Adult Contemporary Pop/Rock project from Detroit native, Maggie Cocco. The brain child of a midwestern nobody in the 21st century for the purpose of pouring her heart out to an audience of 0-7.5 billion.

 

The Talent

Formed in 2014, The Talent, consisting of childhood friends Garrett Denton (Vocals), Vince Prickett (Guitar), and Justin Arrington (Bass), with a love of all things Rock, came together in the small mountain town of Waynesville, North Carolina - where Rock/Pop/Post Hardcore was an unheard of genre and the rooted Folk, Bluegrass, and Country flourished.

 

Apropos

Born in Baltimore, bred in Detroit, APROPOS is a gifted singer/songwriter whose versatility spans multiple styles and genres. His roots in music date back to his youth and his influences include everyone from Prince, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Jim Morrison and Lauryn Hill.

 

Sacred

SACRED is a Modern Alt/Rock band consisting of artists who met by divine fortune, fueled by emotion and a story to share. Based in Milwaukee, WI., SACRED consists of Vincent Black on Vocals (Formerly of Everybody, Chandelier), Stelio K on Guitars (Formerly of Brando’s Charm), features special guests Gabriel Sanchez on Drums (Prince Experience, Yikes, Doc Hammer ) and Eric Madunic on Bass Guitar (Tweed Funk, Orphans).

Horizon Arcs

Horizon Arcs an American rock band formed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2014. The group began as a regional alternative rock band before emerging as one of the forefront artists of the the modern grunge resurgence.

Billy Racyd

Well... I am not a professional singer. I even hardly play the guitar. But I write songs... Can't explain how it happens. Music is born inside; I just hear it. Of course I know that there are a lot of people who could sing my songs better then I do.

 Black River Union

Black River Union formed in the spring of 2015, coalescing around the recording of their debut EP “Silver off the Vine,” which released later that year to positive reviews and received air time on local radio stations. They quickly followed this with the recording of a single, “Walk the Earth,” and released it digitally at the beginning of the 2016.

 

 Dark Heart News

Dark Heart News is a high-intensity rock and blues based trio out of Chicago, IL; composed of Nick Coury on guitar/lead vocals, Nawaf Rafati on bass/vocals and Alan Pierce on drums. Drawing musical inspiration.

 

KodaSounds

Koda is a band from San Diego and Los Angeles who is dedicated to the art of song craft and the process of writing, recording and performing.

Pleasure Train

Pleasure Train has a cool, laid back sound that mixes classic rock and jazz with a lead singer whose voice cuts through ... full of raw emotion and being real. They make the music sound so effortless yet you can hear how complex it all is.

 

 

Monday, 09 October 2017 17:41

Tracking The Next Legend Update #9

Tracking The Next Legend Update #9

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NU/ANCE

NU/ANCE are 4-pieced coming up alternative rock band.They are making a point of difference with adding into the moody melodies high energy massive sound in rock’n’roll performance.

El West

We are a power group that was founded with a goal to never compromise, to make music that moves and inspires you. This platform has developed into dynamic composition, truthful lyrics and a distinctive energetic performance.

Highland Kites

Highland Kites’ confessional anti-folk could easily be misconstrued as indie rock. With their angular grooves, new wave leanings and sharp-witted lyrics, the LA-based three piece exude an off-the-cuff coolness that is effortlessly backed by a hard earned substance.

NÉONHÈART

Sometimes people find each other, a spark is lit, and they make beautiful music together. In the case of Los Angeles synth-pop duo NÉONHÈART, thanks to a meeting via a mutual friend, what originally started as a producer-for-hire arrangement quickly turned into a full-fledged band.

FIJI

FIJI is a Swiss electronic music duo from Bern with a sound made for the world – with Simon Schüttel at the synthesizer and a multilingual vamp at the front: Simone De Lorenzi stands in the footlights half way between Iggy Pop and Amanda Lear.

Rakel

Rakel Cadavid Gaviria, conocida artísticamente como Rakel, nació el 28 de octubre de 1979 en Medellín, Colombia. Rakel es la menor de 4 hermanos y única hija mujer.

Voice Of Addiction

Voice Of Addiction are politically charged and socially conscious Chicago based punk-rockers. V.o.A. has been around over a decade doing 1,200 shows across the U.S. & Canada. Having 5 official releases & independently selling 6,500 physical copies these boys have proven they are a force to be reckoned.

Avenues

Avenues is a punk rock quartet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin which originally formed in January of 2006 by Vin Smith after parting way from 52Metro. After a few member changes, Avenues current lineup came together in 2009.

Marquis of Vaudeville

Having the ambitious wish to propel the entire world into a melodic vortex, Marquis of Vaudeville emits an extraordinary sound that spirals listeners on an utterly imaginative, musical merry-go-round.

Miccoli

Miccoli (Pronounced "Me -Co-Lee") is a British, adult alternative/indie band from Birmingham, England. The group consists of siblings: twin brothers Adriano Miccoli (vocal and acoustic/electric guitar) Alessandro Miccoli (piano, vocal and acoustic guitar) and sister Francesca Miccoli (vocal, piano and harmonica). They harmonizes like no other, creating a mixture of haunting, melodic and electic sounds.

We Can't Manage All These Great Musicians!!

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Linnea Krepper

Linnea Krepper is a name to remember. With her big voice and strong personality, this girl from Sweden has managed to get her music to the USA on her own, and several radio stations have already fallen.

Samantha Kromphold

Talented and engaging singer, passionate songwriter, and acoustic guitar hobbyist Samantha Kromphold shares a connection with the world. Her genuine and positive nature is a breath of fresh air in an industry.

 

Jordan Sleed

Jordan Sleed is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. At 13, Jordan picked up the ukulele and has since then used this instrument to discover a passion for music and songwriting.

Red Money

The French Rock band duo, Red Money, began their musical journey in 2012. For two years, they composed music in their own studio and worked on defining themselves as a band.

 

The Atomic Spins

An alternative to pop, original songwriting spins tales of manic experiences, packed with the passion of beatnik writers, and the soul of the Mississippi Delta. Explosive guitars, a tapestry of beats.

Velvet & Stone

Velvet & Stone are an indie-folk band from Devon, UK. They combine rich vocals, acoustic guitar, bass riffs, keys and violin, to give an original take on a traditional genre.

 

 

Jackie Venson

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence.

Dana Salzman

Pianist, singer, composer, producer and musical director Dana Salzman creates funky, flavorful tunes that re-imagine jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, Latin and R&B music and illuminate her sultry voice, fine-tuned piano technique and talent for composition and arrangement.

 

Lynnie Carson

I am a gifted guitarist, pianist and songwriter, performing my own work throughout Scotland for almost 20 years. I have recorded 3 full length albums as a solo artist and with my bands Juniper Spark.

Black Cat Habitat

Black Cat Habitat is a soulful and shamelessly melodic indie pop-rock band with a beautifully-worn 90's sensibility, led by singer-songwriter Rachel McCullough. Writing and performing bittersweet songs.

 

 

Nikol

Nikol is a six-piece EDGY pop/rock band out of Raleigh, NC - similar to the sounds of Paramore, Flyleaf and Evanescence. The band's first full-length album, "Bittersweet", landed them 13 licensing offers.

Kelvin Killmon

Kelvin Killmon Milliner is a Singer / Songwriter based in Seattle, WA. Kelvin recently graduated from Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain with a masters degree in Performance and Music Production.

 

Rainy

I'm a singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, producer. I'm currently playing on my lonesome whilst recording my next album.

 

 

 

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