Thursday, August 04, 2005


Welcome to the Legends of Alyria blog! Within these pages you will find the entire text of the Legends of Alyria roleplaying game. You may ask, "Why did you decide to put this game into a blog?" I have a couple of answers for you.

First, while I like the idea of game design, increasingly I'm finding that I don't care for game production and promotion. I don't have the time, energy, or desire to put into it, at this point. However, I don't want my lack of desire to penalize those who actually want the text. So I'm *starting* with this website.

Second, I am hoping that the website will allow me to treat this edition of the rules as a beta. Moreover, I am wanting to experiment with the idea of allowing for game users to annotate the text, which is why I'm using a blog format and not a regular website. I had considered wiki, but it is too twitchy for me.

That all being said, I'm not ruling out the idea of a physical book. However, that will come in the future. For now, this is where Alyria will call home.

Now, a couple of ground rules. I welcome comments on any entry that allows them. There are two different sorts of comments that I envision. The first is editorial commentary. If you find that a passage is confusing or perhaps you discover (shock) a typo, please leave a comment. When I fix the issue in question, I will delete the comment to avoid confusing future readers.

The second sort of comment is your own thoughts and feedback about the subject matter. Write about how you used a particular setting element. Offer advice on certain rules applications. Leave other notes that you think will be helpful for other readers. However, I ask that you not engage in debates on this blog. The Alyria forum on the Forge is a better venue for such discussions.

As this is a living document, I welcome additions to the Alyria submitted by all of you. Contact me at, and I will review your work. I do reserve the right to edit or reject material submitted to me.

Finally, if you have any suggestions on how to improve the overall presentation of this material, feel free to contact me.

To begin reading, select a section from the Table of Contents in the sidebar, or click here to read the entire rules.