New Material by Uresia Gamers Around
Here's my page for presenting my favorite characters, adventures, stories
and other Uresian creations by the fans. Join the Uresia
Mailing List to see where most of the material destined for here may
come from. If you have a Uresia-specific creation you'd like to show off
here, your best bet is to post it to the Mailing List first! The fan archives
are open to submissions using whatever rules you like, or no rules at all.
- The Uresia Character Archive
is exactly what it sounds like, and it's probably the best way to participate
in the Fan Archives if you've got a few minutes. Just hammer your favorite
Uresia PC or NPC into a readable format and drop me a line! The archive
already contains an amusing mix of dwarves and satyrs and pixies and slimes
and imps that you can drop easily into your campaign. Good stuff!
- Gnarl's Gnomes, by
Jarrah James, is a cool little take on adding a familiar variety of Gnomes
(suitable for use as PCs) to heaven's grave, alongside the more surreal
- Two Snowmen Adventure Seeds,
by Kelly St. Clair, are short but solid. The Snowmen always seem to raise
eyebrows and interest, and Kelly seems to have captured the idea of them
- Portals of Eternity is a
full-length Uresia adventure module by Timothy Hixon, set in the sprawling-and-brawling
metropolis of Shadow River and using BESM 2nd rules. Timothy,
as you'll discover, takes his submissions very seriously, providing a detailed
breakdown of each act and scene, plus a massive slew of ready-made characters
you can swipe for other adventures. He also makes a point of weaving in
his original additions to the setting while creatively exploiting the established
- Criminally Traditional
is the second Timothy Hixon opus, and includes some recurring elements
from Portals. This time, it's a tale of Orgaltish skullduggery and
lost standing, and once again Timothy weaves between the elements of Shadow
River you've already read about and new material, to good effect. Plus,
yet more ready-made characters!
Fan-Fiction in Heaven's Grave
In the summer of 2013, we assembled a Summer Short-Fiction Contest
with the Uresia fans on the Mailing List and the G+ Community. The result
was: eight original works of Uresia fiction by the fans, for the fans,
made of the awesome. You can read them here on the website (below) or download
this ZIP file containing the collection in ePub, PDF and MOBI formats.
- Late Bloomers, by the estimable
Curtis Lyon, took 1st Place in the contest, and it's not hard to see why:
it's witty, irreverent, soaked in Shadow River lore, and about panties.
- Nothing More Than Feelings (Effin' Dungeons),
by Jonas Fredrickson, takes us along on a one-man dungeon crawl, and teaches
a few valuable equipment-lessons along the way.
- Trials, Lessons and Lessons,
by Dan Suptic, won 2nd Place in the competition, by exploring the adventure
(and subverted expectations) of a Ballicazar education.
- Planting a (Dead) Seed, by Judd
Goswick, takes us aboard a pirate caravel, where a mariner's fascination
with the First Mate's peg-leg leads to necromantic revelation.
- Keelin Windcrow, by Larry Bullock,
is probably the warmest tale of the batch, which is a pleasant irony, seeing
as it's a tale of vengeance (and friendship).
- Working Together in Shadow
River, by Peter L. Ward, won 3rd Place in the contest by cleverly weaving
some major threads of lore into the lives of some able Magical Girls.
- The Slug Hunt, by Joshua Wolfe,
layers both engaging characters and a heavy dose of rapid-fire worldbuilding
into a brief tale of alchemists being helped, and fed.
- The Wizard and the Marvel, by
Grandpa Chet Cox, is a salty vignette in which Uresia's greatest mystery
is offered an answer, with bicarbonate of soda, and a bit of thunder.
We may do other contests like this at some point, and if you ever just
write some Uresia fanfic because you feel in the mood (no need to wait
for a contest), I'd be happy to host it here, too!
Uresia Elsewhere on the Web
Of course, if you have your own webspace, you might probably prefer
to present your material yourself! If you know a Uresia-related page that
isn't listed here, drop me a line and I'll be very proud to include it.
Attar Harbor is a very evocative bit of work by Kenneth Coble,
describing a port town well worth visiting. Includes a summary of the setting,
BESM templates for character creation, sample characters,
magic and more. The Driftwood is a must-use.
- Three For Adventure
is a campaign chronicle, complete with full character writeups and a running
journal of events. Better still, it's the kind of Uresia gaming I hear
about every now and then and smile BIG at: a whole family gaming together
(two of the players are pre-teens)!
With a sad tip of the hat to Gunmetal Dragon, the first
of the Uresia fan-sites, now long-gone, swallowed up by the demise of GeoCities.