Isles of Maedsid Progress
I've always been fascinated by Iron Age/Bronze Age history as well as Celtic myth and stories of druids. I have been wanting to do something with all of that for quite some time. Also, the ideas of higher geometric dimensions (i.e. the geometic fourth dimension) and transhumanism, ritulistic behaviors/observances and other like things have really been of primary interest to me. The main isle of Maedsid sits in a higher geometric diemension and is only accessible from the smaller "gatehouse" islet. It seems to be perpetually indistinct and etherial. Think of the Isle of Avalon. Thus, it sort of "floats" in a dimensional pocket and is tethered to this reality (and possibly others). I've also been fascinated by the whole ancient idea of a sacrificial king that as the land prospers, the king sits in rulership and when things go bad, the king is sacrificed for the good of the land. I really wanted to use that idea for something and tie it into the whole transhumanist thing that you sometimes encounter in Sci-Fi stuff. So the idea is that the "spirit" of the Summer King merges with the spirit of the newly elected Summer King and makes this being in essence an immortal that inhabits a series of bodies over time. Not really undead, but each druid that is elected becomes a willing sacrificial vessel of the essence of the Summer King, the earthly manifestation of Daegraed, Lord of the Dawn.
I have always liked the druidic character class from 1e but it seemed that it was kind of hamstrung or that no one really did much with it. Maedsid is I guess my attempt to do something about that. So if you like that sort of quasi-Celtic druidic type stuff you might want to look into this. I might flesh out the druidic hierarchy as a sort of optional rule set, but I'll have to see when I get there.
Oh yeah, I also wanted to do something with the monsters I've been posting (damn, I really need to get back to that). I'd like to have things like the Black Dog make an appearance here. Well, enough rambling. I'll try to hopefully have this all coalesce into something fun and useful. More to follow!