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+Bruce Heard has posted another preview of Beyond the Skies: a timeline for the elven gods.

You can blame me for suggesting timelines as something that would be fun to have in this book.  I was always a huge fan of Mystara's timelines, so I'm majorly excited to see more in +World of Calidar !

Well, all I did was make the suggestion...  Bruce is the one bringing these things to life.  Can't wait to read the rest in the finished book!
Things have been pretty quiet, blogwise.  I've been busy fleshing out the gods of the Great Caldera for the next book, CC1 "Beyond the Skies," which will eventually lead to a Kickstarter to secure decent artwork.  Until this ...
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The official announcement for CC1 Beyond the Skies is here!
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The Nordheim pantheon is the first opportunity for us to see gods who draw their power from another world soul — in this case, the Fringe, where the Wayfarers are based.  There are a number of other off world pantheons waiting to be detailed, chief among them Draconia's draconic gods, but also the gods of Lao-Kwei and Kumoshima, as well as whatever other Fringe pantheons there are (Felisean, Canisean, Tanethian...).

But those are all for the future.  For now, we can get a peek into how these things may work.
The Gods of Nordheim Aside from their ancient, native cults, Nordheimers honor Calderan Faiths. Dwarves and elves, who aren’t uncommon in these northern climes, may adopt local beliefs or those of Araldûr or Alfdaín. O...
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Calidar's dwarven gods take the stage in the second part of +Bruce Heard's Gods of Calidar article.  I'm really enjoying the demographic faith maps.
Gods of the Dwarves Unlike the elves, dwarven deities do not bear racial distinctions. Nonetheless, preferences exist among the clans. There are two broad camps among the gods, one aligned with Khrâlia, the pantheon's ruler...
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Good thing you're enjoying the maps, since I like drawing them!  :D
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It has only just occurred to me, but the poster seen in these photos is none other than the original glossy proof of the Meryath poster, isn't it?  Looks great!
After many troubles related entirely to internal issues at DTRPG and Lightning Source (the printer), the softcover version of Calidar's book finally earned its approval.  I received a clean proof yesterday, Sept. 30th, and st...
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It is indeed.  Both mounted proofs are still under my bed, wrapped up.  I'll probably have them framed in the coming month.  Finally.  :)
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Introducing a small province in Caldwen's College of Necromancy called Khorvador.  I did a quick hack of the main Great Caldera map for the article, allowing you to see the map in much higher resolution for this small area.
This region of Nygardae is located at the southern end of Caldwen’s Arm of the Magus, along the administrative border with Incubael.  It is part of the College of Necromancy. Khorvador is a key military district whose fortres...
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I see your distractions and raise you two small kids.  ;-)

Wait, doesn't that analogy mean that whoever "wins" gets to keep both sets of distractions?
I was getting all cozy this morning, writing about Calidar's Grand Flying Circus.  Here I am thinking about the look and feel of a magical circus populated with freaks and a menagerie of monsters, with weird stuff here and th...
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Something like that!  :D
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Calling all Mystara fans!  Come and vote and let our presence known!

It doesn't matter what you think about 5th Edition, or even of getting new Mystara stuff printed — let's just make our community stand out as a strong and vibrant bastion among D&D's settings.
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Thaleera's goodness!!  Gnomish and fellfolk gods aplenty.
The Gods of Belledor Gods of the gnomes and of the fellfolk are listed together because their primary followers essentially occupy the same land. Though theirs are separate pantheons, gnomes and fellfolk know and occasionally...
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+Bruce Heard  has created a new page on his blog showcasing the reviews that have been posted so far for +World of Calidar.
Here are reviews on other sites that you may find useful in your evaluation of Calidar as a potential campaign setting for your game, or as a source of ideas to boost your current campaign. Tim Brannan wrote this in Oct. 2...
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We're still hanging on to first place on the EnWolrd ranking chart, right ahead of the D&D5th Edition rulebooks.
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+Bruce Heard has started a new series of articles expanding the gods of +World of Calidar, starting with a chart showing a hundred gods across eight different pantheons, then delving into the details of the elven gods.  Lots of mythical goodness!

I'm a big fan of the uniqueness of Calidar's gods — specifically, the way that they come into being through the beliefs of mortals, with mortal thought moulding their personalities and actions.  This series promises to reveal a whole lot more about the workings of the gods.
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This is so completely my jam that I sincerely wish I could be a part of this project some how. For real though. I mean that +Bruce Heard! 
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Join me on a tour of the Soltan Ephemeris, #Calidar 's solar system.
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Born and raised in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, UK.  Moved to Akita, Japan in 2000.  Teacher by trade, with cartography and graphic design on the side.  Would love it if that were the other way round.  Happily married to Kika, a dancer and choreographer, with two children, Erik and Isla.

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The Marches of Khorvador
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Death and the Netherworld Part II
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At long last Calidar's hardcover book, its PDF files, and the poster maps are now available for general sales. If you missed the original Ki

Calidar Softcover Approved
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After many troubles related entirely to internal issues at DTRPG and Lightning Source (the printer), the softcover version of Calidar's book