Thursday, October 18, 2018

BX Mars Previw: The Dragon Keepers


Stewards of the last dragon clan. 

Places of Power: The Dragon Towers; the Dragon Garden

Leader/Hierarchy: the thirteen dragon riders command great respect, but the fourteenth dragon, the legendary and rarely seen Brood-mother aka the Empress rules and administers the day to day affairs of  the Towers through her mind controlled warrior-priests. 

The Shape of Things: The Dragon Keepers command the skies over this part of the Great Dry Sea through the power of the thirteen adult dragons. The queen has the best spy network in the region, which is said to extend beyond the Great Rift,  to the strange and savage wastes of the north.   

Goals: The Empress-Mother desires nothing more than to maintain the status quo, but, even so, an opportunity to destroy the Bleeding God would not be unwelcome. 

Demeanor: Dragon Riders are selected seemingly at random. No two are alike.


  1. Does the places of power have a specific mechanical effect?

  2. No, it’s just whre they have the greatest access to resources and soldiers. Yoiu can’t live off the land with an Army inte desrt, because there is nobody out there but the shoum and they arre bad asses.

  3. Somehow, this feels like an OD&D "stronghold encounter" except a thousandfold.

    Can't wait to hear more about this Bleeding God.

    Are you channeling a bit of Pern here, Aos?

    1. RE Pern: yes, just a bit. The idea is to create something like dnd fantasy, for science fantasy. In keeping with that I drew from a wide range of influences.
      So you can do a barsoom style adventure; a Dune style campaign; dragon riders; Lawrence of Arabia and tons of other stuff.
      I’ll probably put some stuff about my DM philosophy too- which boils down to start with a bang and keep right on banging.
      A heavy layer of my junk ties it all together. Possibly.