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Storm & Shield 2: Bricks & Mortar


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Bricks & Mortar Cover ThumbnailA collection of six, system-neutral planar bases.


The Warlock’s Journal Contest is a product of the Gamer Lifestyle community. Each month, this roving contest jumps from one member’s blog to another. In April 2014 the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest returned to my Tales of a GM blog for a second visit.


The contests on Tales of a GM focus on the organisation Storm & Shield. This is a group which spans the dimensions, with a hand in every world. Elite, well-funded and highly organised, agents of Storm & Shield can be found almost anywhere in the Cosmos.


The Contest: Bricks & Mortar

The first Storm & Shield contest established some of the background to the organisation. Arkmuth’s Enemies were acknowledged the Prime version of Storm & Shield. Likewise, Hanna Crip was voted as the Nemesis to the organisation.


The April 2014 version of the Warlock’s Journal contest was titled Bricks and Mortar. For this contest, the focus was to be the headquarters of these two opposing factions. What grand edifice was to home to the current descendants of Arkmuth’s Enemies? From where did Hanna Crip plot the downfall of Storm and Shield?


See the launch post for full details about the Bricks & Mortar contest


Contestants were invited to describe a suitable location for either the Prime or Nemesis groups. Storm & Shield: Bricks & Mortar collects together the six bases submitted to the contest, three in each category. The winners were determined by online polls.


Reprint Note

This pdf was updated in June 2016, and then uploaded to DriveThruRPG, alongside my other Storm & Shield pdfs. This new version has a slightly different layout, and two extra pages. However, I left the bulk of the pdf unchanged. Thus, the history of Storm & Shield makes no reference to the later contests.


This pdf features:

  • The two Winning Entries
  • The four Additional Entries
  • All entries are short, system-neutral essays
  • Bookmarks
  • Art Layer for easy printing
  • Internal pdf hyperlinks
  • 19 pages, including front and back covers


Storm & Shield 2: Bricks & Mortar can be downloaded for free from DriveThruRPG [affiliate link]


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