November 8, 2014

The Gazetteer of Ki-en-gir (The Land of the Enlightened Lords)

This page is ground zero for my Ancients & Aliens campaign.  I'm going to make an effort to compile an organized list of links here in order to connect all of my various blog posts about the setting.  This gazetteer and the links within will grow as I add new material, and the links will change as I edit or replace older material.  My hope here is that whenever a new player joins us at the table I can simply give them the link to this one webpage that has all of the most up-to-date information about the setting.  Whether they actually read any of it or not is totally their own choice.  I just want to feel like I'm doing my part by providing easy access to the material. 
THE RULES - I default to Labyrinth Lord, which is free, ... so, get that.  It's awesome.  Also, I mix in some Mutant Future which is also free from the same publisher... so get that too.

Character Creation Document - and I should really mention Jeff Rients at this point, because we all owe a debt to Jeff... mostly me.  He's given us tons of gameable material over the years at Jeff's Gameblog which I draw from endlessly.  This character creation document is based on one of Jeff's.  He also runs a hell of a great game, so roll some dice at his table if you ever get the chance.   Thanks Jeff, we owe you fun.

Character Classes
Fighter - yeah, as is... keep fighters fighty
Specialist - basically Thief, but I'm trying out LotFP skills sorta, so...
Magi - basically Magic-User, but religious... 10% gold tithe for reduced xp chart, I should post that
Prophet - not current, I should rewrite this, but close-ish... non-tithe xp, this needs work
Shaman - Hills People's only, Druid-ish, mask/costume required
Jedite - One Ability Score>12
Amazon Huntress - Every Ability Score>9
Orionixie - Str<9
Primitive - Int<9
Halflingon - Wis<9
Andwarvian - blue dwarves with ultravision and UV emitting Andorian antennae. Dex<9
Elfulan - Con<9
Mutant - Cha<9
Ratling - Str<6 
Naked Mole Ratling - Cha<6
* (? = PC's must find + befriend these creatures to gain access to these species... or roll really crappy ability scores at character creation and then decide to take the plunge)

My House Rules Document
Arduin Critical Hits - I use this chart for every natural 20 (splintering a shield will prevent the crit)
Fumble Chart - I use this d6 chart if you roll a natural 1 to-hit
Awfully Unforgettable Fumbles - I use this chart if you roll a 1 on the d6 fumble chart

Ancient Sumer 3000 BCE.  The region is known locally as "Ki-en-gir", which might translate roughly into "The Land of the Enlightened Lords".
20 Quick Questions
History - version 1
History - version 2
Even more ancient campaign idea
Overland Travel - I should fix this
Domain Rules - mostly An Echo Resounding, but altered a bit to fit my version of ancient Sumer
Domain Events - mostly the yearly and monthly event charts from Oriental Adventures, but altered a bit to better fit ancient Sumer.

The Far North

The North

The Heartland

The South

The East

The Far East
Chogha Mish

13.07 - The Ruined Dwarf Fort
14.12 - Under Xylarthen's Tower
15.08 - Swamp Tower

13.10 - The Chaotic Caves of Chaos (like this, but with more cowbell)

Campaign Session Logs
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8
Session 9?  - I don't even know where we are now, except that I'm awful at doing these in a timely manner.  None of the players wants any bonus xp for writing session reports?  Really?  That's Ok, it's fine, it's fine... I'll get to it... you know... some day. (I won't, I lie.)


  1. "Ki-en-gir"? "The Land of Angry Lords"?

    1. I've seen Ki-en-gir translated as "Land of the civilized lords" and "Land of the Sumerian language". I've never seen "gir" translated as "angry" though. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

  2. I made a tiny url for a gaming friend: