We regret to inform our avid readers that the AaWBlog is being retired (sans Tales from the Tabletop). We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the entire AaWBlog team: Mike Myler, Justin Andrew Mason, Rory Toma, Lance Kepner, Tim Snow, Stefanos Patelis, Brian Wiborg, Jonathan Ely, and the rest of our fantastic contributors.
AAW Games would like to thank Mike Myler for all his hard work managing the AaWBlog and contributing to many Adventureaweek.com projects including the Aventyr Campaign Setting. Going forward Mike Myler will no longer be working with AAW Games but will continue to be a driving force in the roleplaying game industry, AAW Games wishes him well in his future ventures.
Fret not! Our brand new Adventurer’s Chronicle magazine will release its first issue in Spring 2016. This magazine will be free and have a plethora of content for both the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and 5th Edition. In issue #1 we will have a fantastic guest article by Wolfgang Baur (Kobold Press, Tyranny of Dragons) and an in-person candid interview with actress and fellow gamer Jen Page!
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Tekkittir (NG Female half-orc barbarian) is a towering warrior that eschews regular weapons in favor of an uprooted tree—she likes the sounds the leaves make right before she smashes something. She is, however, a bit odd in the head; Tekkittir insists on speaking in third person and doesn’t often realize when she’s being insulted, turned down, asked to leave, asked to wear pants, or many other societal conventions (living as she did with the Vikmordere, who were both sorry and relieved that she left)..
Justahn Forgemason (NG Male dwarf sorcerer) is a talented financier, smith, and craftsman. His natural dwarvish stubbornness comes out whenever a gold coin does, but his canny intellect and likeable nature have made him indispensable to the rest of the party. Not terrifically keen on being hit, Justahn tends to stick near Tekkittir to let her take the brunt of assaults (something that the barbarian, of course, is completely unaware of). Like most stout folk, he truly does like a good ale, and a fine beer, and maybe another flagon of ale…it’s not totally unheard of for him to get a little blitzed in the tavern, is what we’re telling you.
Nehpets Yeldery (N Male elf druid) is an extremely outspoken antidisestablishmentarian, refusing to accept the trappings of a society. As a result he’s often asked to leave establishments (or, at the very least, take a bath, another of the “restrictive trappings of society!”) Shortly after meeting up with the party he acquired his animal companion (Skippy Stellopotamus), and though it’s quite a strange creature that he can’t seem to find the place of in the natural world, the little rodent has quickly grown on him.
Vic Undervitten (NG Male halfling rogue) is an aloof thief with a heart of gold, though he’s always up to something with some people, somewhere. Despite his tendency to disappear, he’s proven to be a perceptive boon to the party and is often the voice of reason when an obstacle arises. Like many other thieves, Vic likes a bit of precious metal, although unlike his peers he can become a bit obsessive about it—whether it’s jewelry, buckles, clasps, or even silverware, he “knows a guy.”
Unfortunately the axe has come down from on high and this is the last you’ll be hearing from the Adventurer’s Weekly party. 🙁
There may be another comic in the future, and who knows, perhaps this isn’t the last time we see Mykail Mylar and his crew, but for now Adventurer’s Weekly is no more.
We want to thank everyone who followed along on our adventure and encourage you to check out the rest of the awesome on the AaWBlog [along with my many other projects! -MM] or Nathanael Batchelor’s own imminent webcomic (coming soon! Stay tuned to his DeviantArt page for more details.)
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Characters by Mike Myler
Illustrations by Nathanael Batchelor
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If you’ve dropped in on one of the last two Fridays this month, you may already be somewhat familiar with the cast of Adventurers Weekly, but should you itch for more about them, just read below!
As the months go on, more of the brave souls to grace our Friday posts will get their time in the spotlight, but today we’ve got Stephni the fighter, Mykail the bard, and Tanhoj the cleric!
Stephni Conhar (LG Female human fighter) has little patience for nonsense (or much else, for that matter) and consistently strikes at the root of whatever obstacle confronts her—typically with her sword. Being so quick to action makes her the de facto leader of the crew, but Stephni is not without flaws. A fastidious obsession with the cleanliness or her armor and equipment often riles her companions, and the bard has a habit of affectionately distracting her for amusement (regardless of whether it is or is not the right time or place to do so).
Mykail Myllar (CN Male half-elf bard) is a pessimistic perfectionist obsessed with telling horrible jokes and inappropriate times, almost always delivering them with a terrible pose punctuated by magical rimshots. That said, the half-elf has a silver tongue and generally doesn’t push the envelope too far (retreating from a gaff when it becomes clear that violence is imminent). What trouble he starts is worth it, however, as his knowledge of the grand lands of Aventyr far outweighs the rest of his allies’, and his supernatural talent for the harmonica can make or break a tough fight.
Tanhoj Cabbleston (CG Female gnome cleric) is a pragmatic optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. Despite her clerical training, however, the gnome insists that the elderly (or as she calls them, “Walkers”) are in fact dangerous creatures of blight and woe. So long as their enemies are not in the final years of a lifespan, however, Tanhoj proves to be a powerful spellcaster and the party’s primary source of healing, despite her insistent requests that recipients of her curative magic look at the gnome’s holy symbol directly in its eye (forcing them to stoop whether in combat or afterward).
Jesker the Great(CG Male human wizard) is a member of the Fallen Stars, an organization devoted to the Sideribus Volunt (powerful masters of the arcane that ascended to a higher state of being). He has been in Aventyr for some time and while not a part of the crew, he plays an important role in Adventurer’s Weekly.
Characters by Mike Myler, illustrations by Nathanael Batchelor.