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Alba

Game Design and Intent 2 – Your Story

One of the key mechanics in Alba will be the process of earning and using story tokens – we haven’t pinned down yet what they will be called, so that’s a placeholder name. The concept of these is that they…

Q&A

Something a little different for today. Last Friday we asked readers to submit some questions on the game and here are responses to three of those questions. Question 1: As stories will be currency, will there be any in game…

Ask Alba Anything

So, the content treadmill has been churning for a bit now, and while we’re putting together the Alba website, preparing for T67 next week, and recovering from the chaos of <gestures to the world in general>, lets turn this around…

Villages and Community

Your characters home will not only help shape your character background and ties with others but also be a key story point of the game. They are not intended to provide characters with mechanical advantages or in game resources, they…

A daughter’s pride

A life time ago, in the deep winter at the time of the Gods offering the land froze and with it came a great horde of Trollfolk. A horn sounded as the first burning torches began to light the horizon…

Woad

The Druids of Alba have applied woad to their people for generations – it is one of the cornerstones of their community traditions. Woad signifies belonging, and protection – druids apply woad to the members of their community, to show…

Lands of Alba: The Other Place

Tir na nÓg. Annwn. The Western Lands. Avalon. Emain Ablach. Tech Duinn. Faerie. Lavondyss. The Lands of Autumn. Our myths and legends have as many names for the Otherworld as there are tribes to tell tales. The Other Place draws…

Lands of Alba: Lost Doggerland

It’s said by those who heard the tale that in the times before the Moon, when the Ice covered the North, Alba was a much greater land. Vast plains rolled off beyond the Fenlands, which were themselves more like the…

Lands of Alba: The Summerlands

Overview Rolling fields and gentle hills, kind land with good grazing and rich harvests. These are the lands where the Potter and the Farmer hold sway, where the wild past of the Albanni sometimes seems the furthest from now. The…

Lands of Alba: the Greenwood

Overview The Greenwood is the great forest which occupies the majority of the central mass of the island of Alba. It is not continuous; there are great clearings miles across in places, and hills rise out of the forest cover…