Old News


October 5, 2010

  • The aquerra.wiki paid subscription has been renewed for another year.

August 21, 2009

August 18, 2009

June 12th, 2009

  • The domain for aquerra.com has been renewed for 4 years (as of today).

December 6th, 2008

November 20th, 2008

  • Check out the expanded rules for falling and drowning. The falling rules are basically unchanged, but the rules for being stunned as a result of a fall have been codified. Drowning has been changed substantially in terms of the consequences once a character can no longer hold her breath.
  • The rules for recovering from non-lethal (i.e. subdual) damage have been slightly modified to increase the rate of recovery and listed on the damage recovery page.

August 20th, 2008

July 3rd, 2008

  • Note that Second Wind has been re-worded to allow for an equal amount of subdual damage to be recovered with a successful check, but also note that the rules for Second Wind have always said (and I think we've all been forgetting this), that is you fail your check you cannot attempt another one until you have had 8 hours of rest or light activity.
  • Check out the prospective new feats Healing Surge and Healing Song. These may be subject to tweaks.

July 2nd, 2008

July 1st, 2008

June 29th, 2008

  • The ENWorld Forums are back. You make need to adjust your bookmarks and direct links. (The new URL: http://www.enworld.org/forum/index.php) If you catch any broken links to ENworld on the wiki, feel free to fix it if you have access, or leave a note if you don't.

June 26th, 2008

  • The ENworld messageboards will be down until Monday, June 30 for a needed upgrade, which means links here on the Aquerra.wiki to those boards will not function until then, including links to the "Second Son of a Second Son" Story Hour.

June 8th, 2008

  • A new gamer has entered the world, Griffin "Killer" Teasdale. Congratulations to Sean & Terri, we'll save a spot at the gaming table for him.

May 28th, 2008

March 24th, 2008

March 15th, 2008

  • Please note the change to the Improved Charge feat making it more useful and thus worth actually taking.

March 14th, 2008

  • Please note the change to the Improved Trip that makes the attack it grants on a successful trip count against your number of attacks of opportunity, bringing it in line with other similar feats.

March 8th, 2008

  • Check out the change to the Team Tactics feat, making it much more useful and actually worth taking.

March 4th, 2008

  • Happily, today is official GM's Day, so be sure to buy your GM a beer or lunch or just let him/her know how much you appreciate the work it takes to create and maintain an RPG campaign!
  • Sadly, the news has recently arrived about the passing of E. Gary Gygax, beloved and cantankerous creator of Dungeons & Dragons. He will be missed. Here is a link to his obituary.

March 2nd, 2008

  • Please note that the Second Wind ability has been changed to add an increasing amount based on how much the Constitution check succeeds by.

February 19th, 2008

  • Spell Range has been reduced across the board to get more in line with the reserved nature of magic in Aquerra. While 'short range' remains unchanged, medium and long ranges have been significantly reduced. Exceptions to this change, or modification of range listed in the core rules will be listed on the Changes to Core Spells page. Exceptions/Changes may come up in game play on a case-by-case basis, and will be listed on the wiki as discovered.
  • The Levitation spell now has a range of medium.

February 10th, 2008

January 13th, 2008

November 7th, 2007

October 14th, 2007

August 22nd, 2007

  • This is late in coming, but Wizards of the Coast officially announced that the Fourth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons will be released in May of 2008. From everything I have seen, it seems like there will be some significant changes to the game. You can read some of the news on the ENworld site, or check out the discussion on various aspects on ENworld's dedicated 4E forum. As it stands right now, Aquerra will never be converted to 4E. If the 4E rules appeal to us then a new setting will be born. If they do not, we will continue how we have been. "Wizards never having to pull out a crossbow", indeed!

August 15th, 2007

  • OFF TO GEN CON!! - See you all in HELL! I mean, Indiana!

July 26, 2007

July 25, 2007

  • Players should be sure to familiarize themselves with the new rules regarding range and movement.

July 17, 2007

  • Check out the new tabs on the pages: The "page" tab has a drop-down menu with new features such as print-friendly version of the wiki pages, and seeing a list of all page that link to the page you are on.

June 29, 2007

June 21, 2007

June 12, 2007

June 8, 2007

  • Book III of the "Out of the Frying Pan" story hour, Fanning the Embers, is now available for download as a zipped word .doc This includes both "The Necropolis of DOOM!!!" and "The Pit of Bones" adventures. Click here to download it.
  • Loosening Up Alignment Restrictions: Barbarian characters may now be lawful in alignment, and the conditions under which they become ex-Barbarians have changed. In addition, the alignment possibilities for monk orders has opened up to allow for non-chaotic alignments.

June 4, 2007

May 20, 2007

May 10, 2007

  • Check out the new Fast Learner feat!
  • Printer Friendly Versions! Need to print out the contents of page? Simply append "?f=print" to the url and hit return. For an example click here to see a printer friendly version of this page; note the URL.

May 9, 2007

  • Check out the XP Keys page for more detailed info about the math behind how XP is awarded.

May 8, 2007

  • There is a new three-page player character sheet available on the Downloads page, which is cleared up and expanded, and based on the version created by gwar2d2 for Victoria Ostrander.

May 6, 2007

  • Check out the newly posted house rule regarding how long it takes to pick a lock. Since I always assumed it was a full minute and was surprised to find it was a full-round, I split the difference and added a way for it be done more quickly with increased difficulty. - ptah ptah May 6, 2007

April 27, 2007

April 12, 2007

April 10, 2007

April 8, 2007

April 6, 2007

April 5, 2007

  • Tables have been added to all the priest character pages for Priests of Ra's Pantheon. The tables include all the basic information needed to advance characters of that priesthood in level. There have also been some minor tweaks to some of the priestly powers, in terms of details of how they work, or when they are gained. All the Aquerra priesthoods will eventually be getting this re-formatting done.

April 3, 2007

April 2, 2007

March 25, 2007

March 8, 2007

March 3, 2007

February 27, 2007

February 25, 2007

February 23, 2007

February 19, 2007

February 17, 2007

February 12, 2007

February 6, 2007

February 3, 2007

January 29, 2007

  • Check out the newly organized Feats page, which lists all feats alphabetically, but also has links to where they are broken down by feat type. Special thanks to Fezzik for doing most of the work on this.

January 28, 2007

January 27, 2007

January 26, 2007

January 25, 2007

January 23, 2007

January 16, 2007

January 12, 2007

January 8, 2007

January 4, 2007

December 30, 2006

December 29, 2006

December 26, 2006

  • A look back at Thoth's Libram the now defunct "official" 'zine of Aquerra, and the portion of its old articles and features that have made it into the wiki.
  • The "Out of the Frying Pan" story hour has been completed, telling the whole story of the campaign from the first session back in February of 2001 to the very last "regular season" session in January of 2006. You can leap to the story hour portal thread by clicking here.

December 24, 2006

December 23, 2006

December 20, 2006

December 18, 2006

December 12, 2006

December 7, 2006

December 6, 2006

November 26, 2006

November 24, 2006

November 23, 2006

  • An era has passed as the Aquerra DM Gazetteer outgrew its old binder and was moved into two new binders. Let us not ever forget the immortal words of the bumper sticker gift the old binder proudly wore: "Isis! Isis! Ra! Ra! Ra!"
  • Nostalgic for the old days of a print APG? Well, you are out of luck, but you can at least read about the old editions of it right here.

November 22, 2006

November 21, 2006

November 16, 2006

  • The Eldritch Knight prestige class has been changed to consolidate the idea of arcane knights to one unified page with slight flavor and cultural differences by region where they are available, divorcing the Thrician version from graduation from the Academy of Wizardry.
  • The Watch-Mage: Guardian prestige class has been renamed to merely be "watch-mage", also called "true watch-mages".

November 10, 2006

November 5, 2006

November 4, 2006

  • A Helmets page has been created to collect all the benefits of a helmet regarding critical hit results, and their cost, weight, etc. . . This basic info has also been added to the Armor page.

October 29, 2006

October 24, 2006

October 22, 2006

October 18, 2006

October 14, 2006

September 29, 2006

  • A new spell, common to the aristocracy of Thricia has been posted. It is called Announce.

September 28, 2006

  • The way Priest Characters prepare spells has been changed to be closer to how it is handled in core 3.5E rules. Priests no longer need eight hours of sleep in order to prepare spells, but mya only prepare spells in their appointed (or chosen, depending on the priesthood) hour, or withing one hour of that time, or else they have to wait for the next day to prepare them. A few specific priesthoods may be exceptions, please see the specific priest character pages for more info.
  • The dimension door and shadow walk spells have been changed.

September 19, 2006

September 11, 2006

August 22, 2006

August 16, 2006

July 24, 2006

July 14, 2006

July 13, 2006

July 11, 2006

July 7, 2006

June 28, 2006

June 27, 2006

June 26, 2006

  • The Diplomacy and Heal skills have been tweaked regarding time required to use them. The former now takes longer against 'hostile' targets and the latter now takes less time to use to perform first aid or tend critical wounds.

June 25, 2006

June 21, 2006

June 20, 2006

June 9, 2006

June 8, 2006

June 6, 2006

May 27, 2006

May 26, 2006

May 25, 2006

May 24, 2006

May 18, 2006

May 17, 2006

May 16, 2006

  • There has been an additional method of using Action Dice added. Check the page for details.

May 12, 2006

May 3, 2006

April 29, 2006

April 22, 2006

April 14, 2006

April 13, 2006

April 11, 2006

  • Information on Aquerra's dragons has been added.

April 8, 2006

March 31, 2006

March 26, 2006

March 24, 2006

March 22, 2006

March 15, 2006

March 12, 2006

March 9, 2006

March 5, 2006

February 19, 2006

February 12, 2006

February 8, 2006

  • We been cleaning up the wiki by deleting some useless pages and changing the names of some others to fit the general page naming convention we've been following. In the meantime, check out the Kalevalan Prieshoods and see how they turned out. Some of them might be tweaked (Lyrists of Oghma need one more power), but your get the idea. From here I will be filling out some missing divine spell lists and then on to the priesthoods non-human deities. The evil deities are not as important for this wiki project, so I will only be doing them as the feeling strikes.

January 21, 2006

January 18, 2006

January 14, 2006

  • All the Spells pages have been completed, fixed up in layout and linked up to all related pages for easy reference thanks to the diligent work of Fezzik. Enjoy reading all the wonderous spells and remember to thank Quendalon for those since he came up with most of them, and wrote up many more that I suggested.

January 13, 2006

  • Mackenzie Teasdale was born today at 2:39 pm to Sean Teasdale (Aquerra DM and player) and his wife, Terri. We wish them luck with their new future gamer and thank them for the addition.
  • The man-catcher was posted to go along with Escher of Fallon's 3E stats. Sure, I still need to do his skill points. Sue me.

January 11, 2006

January 9, 2006

December 30, 2005

December 26, 2005

December 23, 2005

December 21, 2005

December 19, 2005

  • Action Dice & Hero Points: Pages explaining how action dice and hero points were have been posted.
  • Monk Characters/Orders: All the monk orders available to characters in Central Aquerra are nearly up. All that remains is the order dedicated to Ptah, The Sojourners.
  • Gods, Priesthoods & Priest Characters: This will be an on-going project. We will remove the church/priest info from the description of each god and move it to its own Priest of [God Name], and the actual game mechanics of each priesthood will be on its own page as well, titled "Priest of [God Name] Characters". Priests of Ra and Militants of Anhur pages are already complete.

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