Welcome to the Hökaland Wiki. Please see the introduction for more information on the world. The author Leord (Gunnar Petzäll) invites you to read about it and if you'd like to contribute, I'd be delighted to talk about it.
This wiki covers everything about Hökaland; the world itself, history, geology, religions and important characters. It also covers just about every project related to Hökaland, which includes mothballed ones. Currently the wiki has 498 pages of which includes 343 articles. The Featured category lists articles that are closer to being "finished" and slightly easier to read as many other articles can be little more than lists of notes. Here is a list of essential links about the world. (Some content is for roleplaying, including house rules and may be about other worlds like regular DnD and Pathfinder material.)
The main focus is the campaign/story setting information such as Kingdoms, important factions, cultural features etc. More content is not on the web but simply on my hard drive but most "general notes" and information about the world is presented here.
In terms of games, the only up to date information is related to roleplaying and the systems, mainly DnD 3.5, PF1, Pf2 and DnD 5. I would like to use a "gritty" system like EON or something but I simply don't have the energy to learn a new system. As of summer 2023 I haven't "pruned" the game-related articles or updated them so, in essence, there are almost no up-to-date house rule articles for game mechanics, costs or anything that isn't specifically world-related. The oldest working campaign, the Hökaland IPO has also converted to Dungeons and Dragons 5e.
Please note that this wiki is NOT in the public domain, and neither is any content created; see copyrights. To contact the author, see the about page. Contributions are greatfully accepted (well, if it fits) and credit is gladly attributed, but rights are reserved.
NOTE: All players in any of my campaigns or projects are welcome to contribute by adding details found out through whatever source. In fact I would be delighted to get assistance. But if you DO want to help editing, an account needs to be made for you as the wiki is locked down to avoid spammers.
It also covers the Hökaland "meta game" (that is still not permanently mothballed) as well as Hökaland the online web strategy game.
Like the more famous Wikipedia, I am striving to present articles at a high quality; many are just collections of notes. This section will list articles that I feel are good enough to be "officially done", with continous development. Mind you that this is not an automatic list, so a full list of articles (currently just a few) can be found in the Featured category.
- Gentry - Fairly detailed article explaining the type of feudal system that is dominant in the "main section" of the world.
- Religion - Article detailing religions, religiosity and related terms in the world.
These are campaigns that are active/inactive in Hökaland. As of 3023 this is the most active part of the wiki.
|CoS 2||2022-11-26||Curse of Strahd||Zeta||DnD 5e||Ongoing (19+ sessions)|
|CoS 1||2022-09-06||Curse of Strahd||Epsilon||DnD 5e||Ongoing (41+ sessions)|
|Hökaland IPO||2015-01||Hökaland sandbox & lots||Gamma||DnD 5e||Inactive from 2018 (66 sessions)|
|Hökaland Escape||2022-03-29||Hunted/survival hexploration||Delta||Pathfinder 2e||Finished 2022-08-12 (5? sessions)|
|Hökaland PF2||2021-03-14||One murder investigation; to test PF2||Delta||Pathfinder 2e||Finished 2022-03-29 (14 sessions)|
|Hökaland England||2015||Intrigue/adventure||Alpha||Pathfinder||Inactive, died (1 session)|
|Hökaland Uppsala||2014||N/A||Beta||N/A||Inactive, died before session 1|
|Capitoleum one-off||2014||Detective work||Alpha + Ben||DnD 3.5||Finished (1 session)|
|Coin & Blood||2013||Mercenary management & mass warfare||Alpha||DnD 3.5||Inactive, died (2 sessions)|
- Zeta - Masen, Tobias, Staffan, Darío
- Epsilon - Engh, Julle, Staffan, Jaroslav, Jonas
- Delta - Engh, Julle, Staffan
- Gamma - Engh, Gabriel, Julle, Lars-Åke, Masen, Staffan (ex: Heather, Petteri)
- Beta - Cancelled - Uppsala BORK-associated players
- Alpha - Dan, Dushyant, Gordy, Joe, Phil
These are the latest news items. The rest are archived on the News page.
New roster and my energy
So we had our first session with Elly and Jenny this past Tuesday on CoS 1 and they seem like great fits to the table. They play a clueless barbarian and essentially insane scientist who arrived in Barovia from the West.
Lifen has decided he would like to pursue a different table that closer align to his preferred play style, and while he's always welcome back, we're at least for now putting Gocai on NPC duty and we'll see how we solve for it all.
Julle is planning to do a one-off boardgame soon; "RP" dungeoncrawling classic like DnD but less complex and more focus on the board. We're discussing doing it on a weekend so Jaroslav can make it, but I have opffered to replace a RP session, regardless.
I have been unable to get things working with CoS 2 as I have been unusually exhausted but it's very much something I want to do.
A couple new players
Following issues organising sessions I decided to not wait for Jaroslav to say proper good-bye and got two new players from the same FB group as before. We welcome Elly and Jenny to try out the next few weeks and then they can decide if this is the campaign for them. :)
Getting into a routine
Since last news update, I have started a second CoS campaign (CoS 2) and while I struggled to get that one regular (will try to run Thursdays instead of Mondays), CoS 1 has gone OK. We added Jaroslav and later Ann. In end of June we did the last couple of sessions before the summer break, which is at least until end of July but exact dates have not yet been set. We replaced the very last session with boardgames and social. Ann's friend Fredrik joined us to try but he felt it may be too much of a challenge to come regularly so we may ask online again for a 5th when we lose Jaroslav.
OGL calmed down
After much more shitstormyness the OGL thing died as WotC backed down on teh entire thing, but they have lost SO much goodwill in the process. Looking at YouTube videos now there are SO many more things than just DnD 5e or the new "One DnD".
The effect here is though that Jonas resumed his DandDBeyond and we're no longer in a rush to abandon DnD, but I do think the next campaign, whenever that happens, should be something other than 5e just to try other things.
So through a leak it's discovered WotC has decided they want to try and clamp down on their old amazing invention of the "Open Gaming Licence" which is the foundation of the popularity of DnD and D20-related roleplaying systems. Essentially they want a system where anyone actually earning from it like a company will pay hefty royalties (on income, not on profits), and anyone who earn enough for a single contributor to live on to register all their products and EVERY contributor of any size only gets 30 days guaranteed use of their own content after which WotC can ban yours, forcing you to destroy any material, then re-use the same material under their own brand. I reccomend the Rules Lawyer's video on this but more info is coming soon when WotC release their actual document.
I obviously make NO money at all on things I write and the overwhelming majority of stuff I do is unrelated to OGL, but I will need to review all material just like every single GM out there to ensure the language is neutral in regards to WotC copyrights. A proper scrubbing is needed. Risk for me is essentially zero, but not zero.
CoS1 Player changes
Sadly for us and fortunately for Engh, he has found a great apartment in Stockholm and i moving there, meaning it will be unfeasible to commute just to play with us and so he's leaving the party but may show up from time to time.
After consulting the group I contacted the other players we were in contact with when we got Jaroslav and two of them have shown interest, so we'll see how that turns out.
The game as it is sits on the UWE servers and was the Digital Media Project of my Web Design degree.