Monday, July 6, 2009


Fritz Lieber's 'Lankhmar' series is sprinkles with references to people, places, and things. Most of the time these are never explained. If they are revisited it is only obliquely. These casual comments do a great deal to add depth to the world of NEHWON. They rely on the reader to let their imaginations ponder and brood. The reader gains an understand that there are many things just outside of the story. In short this makes for a more rounded world with a since of history and depth. In essence they are like a reverse fill-in-the-blanks. We have the answers but what are the questions.

Beast Dodgers - An old man asked if Fafhrd & Grey Mouser where 'beast dodgers'. Gladiators?
Famed Quarmallian Vineyards - An underground city with extensive vine yards.
City of Black Idols - Fafhrd & Grey Mouser escaped this place with the help of Mingol slave.
Glow Wood - Wood which glows. What is made out of this wood? Why does it glow?
School of the Roaring Skald - A bardic school. Who are the members? How widespread is it?
Slim Spired Tisinilit - A city with high towers. Who made them and how were they made?
Mazes of Klesh - A jungle kingdom with mazes or is it just maze like.
Water Burials - Burials at sea or in lakes. Why are burials performed this way?
Doom Current - An equatorial current which travels eastward and south. Why is it so dooming?
The Boneless Death - Disease which melts one's bones. How do you catch it?


I created this regional map of NEHON circa 1996. It depicts the STEPPES, THE GREAT FOREST, COLD WASTE, SEA of MONSTERS. I think I used water color markers. Anyway the color gives it an enchanting feel. The map is based on Fritz Leiber's 'Lankhmar' novels.


Here is a NEHWON map I made circa 1997 of the COLD WASTES and the LAND of the EIGHT CITIES. The world is based on Fritz Lieber's 'Lankhmar' novels.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


In keeping with my Lankhmar theme the next few articals will be related to Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar setting. Campigne Concepts

Magical Constructs

Taking a cue from Fritz Leiber's "Jewels in the Forest"



I visited the today and was reminded of the sweet smoggy sirens call of "LANKHMAR - THE CITY OF A THOUSAND SMOKES"

I had the pleasure to run a game set in Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar setting many years ago. It was both a challenge and wondrous experience. The players and the setting became literally as thick as thieves. It was a challenge to create a game in the spirit of Leiber's world of NEHWON. I think I managed to capture some of the sophistication of the setting with a liberal dose of excitement. The game last almost five years off and on. The players battled Behmoth, Night Gaunts, White Rats, Marsh Leopards, and each other. Saddly all things must come to an end. Still to this day the old players have fond memories. I was just happy to invite them into the strange and wondrous "City of the Black Toga - Lankhmar"

One Page Dungeon Contest :(

Well I did not win the 'One Page Dungeon Contest'. I did not even get mentioned. The contest was to produce a generic one page dungeon using a template with certin layout and style. I'm a little sad but, that's life!


Well I did not when the 'One Page Dungeon Contest'. I did not even get mentioned. The contest was to produce a generic one page dungeon using a template fro lay out and style. Since I did not win or get close I will post it for posterity. I'm a little sad but, that's life!


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