Using Calidar with Mystara?

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Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Havard » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:52 pm

Do you guys have any suggestions for how to use Bruce Heard's Calidar with Mystara? Perhaps a plane hopping adventure like M4 - Five Coins for a Kingdom? Or what would happen if gates opened between Mystara and Calidar? Or are there some more obvious connections that I have overlooked?

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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby religon » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Perhaps Skothar or Davinia could be replaced with one of Bruce's continents if you like aspects of Calidar?

All that would need to be reconciled would be how the peoples of Brun trade and travel with this new region. Most of the canon and fanon work done on Skothar and Davinia seem modular from my perspective. Short of ignoring or rewriting certain histories that 90% of DM's probably don't use anyway, nothing is lost.
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Sturm » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:43 pm

The Vortex is mentioned both in Mystara and Calidar, and in description of Ar in Bruce Heard's blog. They are different things, but all are portals of some kind..

Anyway I've wrote an article on this topic for Threshold issue 11, that should be published in the first days of April..
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Yaztromo » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:43 pm

I have the impression that it is more suited for a Spelljammer game, maybe including Mystaraspace as well...
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Robin » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:08 am

Calidar is created to be accessible on many ways for use with all gamesustems.

To reach it or return; use Space travel, misguided Teleports (always 5% chance), gates, portals, wormholes, planar travel, vortices, teleport storms, immortal influences, dreamtravel, ...just to name a few possibilities
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Mike » Mon May 09, 2016 9:08 pm

It is another prime plane to explore.
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Havard » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:52 pm

Anyone picking up Dreams of Aeriefor use with Mystara? It seems like it would be even easier to adapt to other settings than the previous two Calidar Kickstarters... :)

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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby CommanderCrud » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:17 pm

I am. Plan to use it just like I would Serraine. Especially fitting since one of my players has his backstory involve some family heading off to join the circus.
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Re: Using Calidar with Mystara?

Postby Yaztromo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:06 pm

The Flying Circus is perfect to be dropped just in (almost) any setting!
However, there are many other things you can "import" from Calidar to Mystara and vice versa!
Flying ships are not unseen on Mystara (you could also import lots of stuff from Beyond the Skies, that is far more organized than the original Mystara Immortals) and there are very big chunks of Mystara Gazetteers that could be used to temporarily "fill the gaps" of nations of the great crater in Calidar ;)
All other planets (Lao Kwei, Ghule, etc.) could be relatively easily ported to Mystaraspace as well...
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