Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

CategoryHearth and Blade

Yavmir Almanac: Armour

Yavmir is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm work together to build a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. At the suggestion of many folks on the Paizo boards, I thought I would take some time to research a few traditionally Slavic armor-types for the world of Yavmir. Some of this equipment may be familiar to those who have played D&D and...

Yavmir Almanac: Weaponry

Yavmir is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm work together to build a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. At the suggestion of a few folks on the Paizo boards, I thought I would take some time to research a few traditionally Slavic weapons for the world of Yavmir. Some of these weapons may be familiar to those who have played D&D and its...

Yavmir: World Map

Yavmir is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm work together to build a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. It occurred to me this week that despite talking about Yavmir all the time, I’ve never actually posted a picture of the world map up on the blog. This is a rather obvious oversight, and one I intend to correct immediately. Gaze...

Yavmir Almanac: Currency

Yavmir is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm work together to build a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. I was growing slightly fatigued with monster development, so I thought now would be a good time to shift gears a bit and do some more generalized world building. For the next few weeks, I will be presenting some basic information about...

Yavmir Bestiary: Zmey Gorynych

The Yavmir Bestiary is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm brainstorm ideas for a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. While tales of Zmey circulate freely throughout Yavmir, knowledge of the mighty Zmey Gorynych is much harder to come by. Greater in size and power  to their lesser cousins by several orders of magnitude, Zmey Gorynych are...

Yavmir Bestiary: Zmey

The Yavmir Bestiary is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm brainstorm ideas for a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. Zmey – known colloquially as serpents, dragons, or vipers – are gigantic three-headed reptiles that are featured heavily throughout the folklore of Yavmir. It is often boasted that the mighty heroes of the Radiant...

Yavmir Bestiary: Vodyanov

The Yavmir Bestiary is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm brainstorm ideas for a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. Vodyanoy are malevolent water eidolons. From a distance they could be mistaken for a fat bald human, but their eyes and mouth are grotesquely frog-like up close. These solitary creatures dwell in lakes and rivers, specifically...

Yavmir Bestiary: Bukavac

The Yavmir Bestiary is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm brainstorm ideas for a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can be found at the WoR Wiki. During the Sundering that ended the Radiant Age of man, the flowing waterways of Yavmir were tossed into disarray. Many rivers, ponds, and lakes became isolated from each other, creating stagnant basins of fetid water. These...

Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer