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Carrion Lands (Ashcan Edition)

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Please note, this is an “ashcan” edition. This edition is designed to allow the Gallant Knight Games team to gather feedback, refine the game, and work to make this product the best it can be. This a sampling designed to communicate the intent of the full game, and as such, is not the final product. All funds from the sales of this work in progress go towards the full edition.


THE FIRST THING YOU KNOW IS THE TASTE OF SAND AND BLOOD, COPPERY AND COARSE. NAKED AND ALONE, YOU STAGGER UPRIGHT, YOUR LEGS BARELY STANDING FIRM. THE HARSH TWIN SUNS BEAT DOWN ON YOUR GRIME STREAKED SHOULDERS. THE DESERT CROWS CRY ABOVE, AS THE STENCH OF ROTTING FLESH WRITHES AROUND YOU.

WELCOME TO THE CARRION LANDS.


What are the Carrion Lands?


The Carrion Lands is a tabletop roleplaying game, set in a grim and harsh world inspired by the darkest and cruelest versions of the Sword & Sorcery genre. You’re an Exile, who awoke, confused, naked and alone, doomed in the Carrion
Lands. You don’t know how you got there. You don’t remember who you were. All you know is you’re here, with nothing but your wits, muscle and cunning to get you through.

The world of the Carrion Lands is a world of extremes. Blazing, harsh, and dry deserts. Frozen, bitter, and sweeping tundra. Steep and staggering mountains. Fetid, thick, and choking jungles. The enemies are many. Foul, degenerate Beastmen. Cunning and cruel empires of Ophidians. Other Exiles, ready to slay and spill blood for any small gain.Dark sorceries and distant gods.

You own what you take, and you only possess what you can keep. Might makes right in the Carrion Lands. You’ll have to survive on the edge of a blade, perhaps serving a powerful Carrion Lord, perhaps founding your own settlement,in an attempt to survive with like-minded exiles.


But in the end, the crows take everyone.


This ashcan utilizes a variation of the excellent BoL Hack rules and as such introduces new mechanical elements to the game. This document will live and evolve throughout the ashcan, receiving updates and changes. 

 
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Steven H October 14, 2020 1:37 am UTC
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Fun game, I keep trying to stretch out gameplay for longer campaign style gaming, sadly it isn't set up that way and I have to slide back into BRP territory for that, however for a short campaign this is an amazing game. I tossed the basic premise into a blender with some other rpg tidbits and tacked on some weird and the players really took to this game. Dark fantasy/Survival/Body Horror is the direction I took by amping up elements of another fantasy roleplaying game that had more teeth earlier on.
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R. B October 08, 2020 5:31 pm UTC
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Back in May and again in July you said you were working on an update, any news on the status of that you can share?
I ask b/c I keep checking the game's website and it's still just some basic placeholder images, no blog, no updates.
I'm just wondering if this game is still going to be iterated on as claimed or is this it for development?
It's been over a year since release, and COVID can only account for about half of that.
I understand if perhaps things are going slow, but communication is key!
I've gotten burned on more than more Early Access game which goes dark a few months in to have the developer move on to another project, so I'm perhaps more cautious than some.
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Alan B October 08, 2020 7:35 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
No worries, and I understand the concern.

This is the first time we've tried this style of release so we're still figuring out the best way to communicate and handle these things. We'll try to do better!

We actually a revised version through layout recently. I just haven't built a change log before pushing it out. Once I do, we'll upload it! I'm hoping next week or two weeks (in the midst of a cross country move!)
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Anton R November 01, 2020 6:16 am UTC
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So what about week or two?
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Alan B November 01, 2020 2:24 pm UTC
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I'll be uploading it today. We were living in a hotel with internet that couldn't sustain a connection long enough for an upload (related to my cross country move comment above, and why I said I was "hoping".)
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Alan B November 01, 2020 2:39 pm UTC
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It's been done.
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Christopher T July 28, 2020 10:21 am UTC
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In the armor section, it is stated that the armor bonus reduces damage from blows suffered. However, in the NPC and monsters section, it seems the armor bonus is added to the Defense score instead (as per AC in D&D). Which is correct?
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Alan B July 30, 2020 4:27 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We're working on an update to the document and in that, we'll include clarification on this.
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Alan B November 01, 2020 2:42 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The update that just went out doesn't include this clarification (as the rework was more exhaustive than this update had space for.)

Essentially: Armor was written for players is correct for players. Enemies generally just have a Defense and no reduction due to Armor [a decision made to keep the GM play flowing smoothly and easily). However, Armor and Heavily Armored Demon qualities will be updated to reflect reduction (2 and 5 respectively.)
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John W May 26, 2020 7:57 pm UTC
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I haven't seen a recent update of this item. Is the current version the final version?
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Alan B May 26, 2020 8:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We're actually working on an update right now!
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Janne P November 21, 2019 8:17 am UTC
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Is "lifeblood" the same as hit points? It seems that way, but a connection between the two terms is not firmly established anywhere as far as I can see (v1.1).
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Alan B February 05, 2020 4:24 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
It is! A typo that'll be corrected.
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Graham S October 01, 2019 9:12 pm UTC
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Great game. Looking forward to the v1.2. :-)
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Jeff M September 11, 2019 9:08 pm UTC
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Hello guys, I have two questions :

Do you have plans to expend this OSR variant for other campaign setting focus on survival (like a soulborn inspired one) ?

(I havent checked yet) Am I wrong to think Carrion Lands is mainly made for a solo player and/or a very small party (3 players max) ?

Thanks for your answers.
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Alan B September 11, 2019 10:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Jeff!

One: It's entirely possible depending on reception.

Two: not at all! It is regularly run with 4-6 at my local playest!
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Jeff M September 11, 2019 11:14 pm UTC
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Thanks a lot Mister Alan.
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Andrew M August 27, 2019 2:01 am UTC
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Is it intended that the preview be only the character sheet? Not a lot to base a $7 decision on!
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Alan B August 27, 2019 2:09 am UTC
PUBLISHER
That's certainly not!

Should be fixed.
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Andrew M August 27, 2019 2:39 am UTC
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Quick turnaround! Thanks. The full-size preview is still just the sheet, though. It's a better preview option for sure.
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Alan B August 27, 2019 3:08 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Tried again! Should be fine but you might need to clear your cache.
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Andrew M August 27, 2019 2:13 pm UTC
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Thanks again. Working fine now. Alright, alright, I'll give it a shot. $7 is a good buy-in, and BoL Hack with resource dice is right in my zone.
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Andrew M August 27, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
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What a great start this is. I am a big, big fan of the resource die mechanic, and your implementation is great. I'm not a big fan of grim settings, but this one has a sound concept that I might not edit into oblivion. In any case the system, not the setting, is the star here, including your excellent ideas. If I can get off my lazy butt and write a proper review it will be very favorable (to BoL, BoL Hack, and to Carrion Lands!).

Very much looking forward to updates.
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August 26, 2019 5:48 pm UTC
PURCHASER
If I get the Aschan edition, will there an benefit for doing so when the full product is released?
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Alan B August 26, 2019 8:38 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey! At this time, our intent is to continually update the ashcan until it's the final edition. This means all ashcan purchases will end up with the final PDF (which we intend to sell for $15 USD or so.)
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Juan R September 11, 2019 3:02 am UTC
I’m a little bit confused here. These $7 will count towards the final version? Thanks!
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Matthias H September 11, 2019 12:21 pm UTC
As Alan pointed out, they're currently planning to just update this product until it has reached final status. If you buy now you'll eventually get an update to the final version. If you wait till the final version comes out before buying, the price will have gone up.
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Juan R September 11, 2019 7:05 pm UTC
Yes, the answer is right there. It was not clicking in my brain. Thanks Matthias (and Alan)!
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peter W August 26, 2019 1:53 pm UTC
I'm not sure about paying so much for a beta product...
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Alan B August 26, 2019 2:56 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Peter!

That's absolutely a valid concern. We're attempting to circumvent Kickstarter by providing a product up front that folks can get started with so their money isn't simply sitting there, waiting while we run a Kickstarter and produce the book.

This model won't be for everyone (just like a crowdfunding campaign), but we figured we'd at least take the risk and try bringing the game to folks in some form rather than just wait for our Kickstarter schedule to open up and delay the release of the game.

Thanks for considering it at least!
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Umberto P August 26, 2019 11:55 am UTC
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Sorry, but I get a pdf with only the first three pages filled, then it is all white pages. I downloaded it thrice.
EDIT: It's a problem of ipad only. On pc it works fine.
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