From publisher blurb:
The Swedish gaming magazine Fenix turns 100 issues in total with this magazine, a fact that we celebrated thorougly in Swedish as well as English. This time you will get a chance to explore Space Station adventures with Kenneth Hite as your guide in 100 km up. That is quickly followed by extensive gaming material to the brand new roleplaying game Vaesen, with a 22 page adventure by Tomas Härenstam. 100 creatures from Nordic Lore by Graeme Davis keep the readers on track with more vaesen to encounter in their game play. You could of course use other game systems when you encounter these creatures, since the information should be enough to create reasonable stats to accompany them.
We hope you will enjoy this issue and Fenix as a magazine as much as we do!
The Silver of the Sea – a 22 page scenario to the brand new roleplaying game Vaesen
Introduction by Tomas Härenstam: “This mystery for the role-playing game Vaesen brings the player characters to the wild and barren Swedish west coast, at the time a haven for privateers, wreckers, herring barons and other riffraff. The mystery will test the characters’ deductive reasoning, social skills, and – if they are not careful – their ability to fight for their lives.”
100 km up! – 6 pages of space station adventures by Kenneth Hite
Introduction by Kenneth Hite: ” After 100 issues, we’ve looked a lot of places for adventure settings: back into the past, far into the future, north and east and into alternate times. But we haven’t looked up – straight up, 100 kilometers up to the Kármán Line, the edge of outer space. Of course, we can’t really help if our seeing gets diffracted by all the clouds and auroras. We may find ourselves looking not just up, but sideways, into the alternate space of an alternate Space Race.
Welcome, then, to 100 kilometers up after a hundred diverging years – years mostly peaceful and progressive, seemingly soft but with hard, rigid places concealed beneath. Kind of like a balloon … like an enormous balloon …”
100 Creatures from Nordic Lore – 4 pages Vaesen Bestiary by Graeme Davis
Introduction by Graeme Davis: “To celebrate the 100th issue of Fenix, and with one eye on the English-language edition of Vaesen covered elsewhere in this issue, here are 100 creatures from folklore. They are not all from Sweden, though some of them would not seem out of place in the wilder parts of the country. Although the descriptions are brief, it will be quite possible – and fun – to develop rules and stats for your own favorite game, whatever it may be. In fact, the first writing I ever did for Dungeons & Dragons, years before my first article was published, was creating stats for creatures I found in books of British folklore at my local library, so that I could throw something unexpected at my players.
Congratulations, Fenix, and here’s to 100 more!”