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The Formation of the Empire


Greetings, students. In this lecture we continue our discussion about the Four Kingdoms and what lead to the formation of the Empire. It has been just short of 50 years since the Fall of the Empire, but it still remains one of the greatest achievements we humans have ever created. For over 1000 years the Empire ruled Elhal, and with it brought forth prosperity to all its citizens. It was just one of two paths...

The Four Kingdoms


Greetings fellow scholars. In the past several essay’s, we looked at the formation of the Church of the All Father, and how it spread throughout Elhal to form the predominant religion of the land. In this lecture, we are going to look at the formation of the four major kingdoms of Elhal, how they formed, and the influence the Church had upon them. The Four Kingdoms In the first lecture, I discussed the geography of Elhal, but...

Looking Back on 2014


Encoded Designs is just shy of its one year anniversary, but with it being the end of the year I thought it would be nice to look back at how we did in our first year. Wearing my project manager hat, I will write this update in the spirt of a Lessons Learned. So just what did we learn in 2014? What Went Well These are the things that we want to keep doing in 2015. We published...

The Defenders


Once again we come together, continuing our series of lectures on the early history of Elhal. In this lesson we learn about the Defenders and how they enabled the Church of the All-Father to spread throughout Elhal. In our last lecture, I discussed the two gifts of the All-Father: the Seal of Ceredome, the divine blessing which protected the home of the Church from all attacks; and the Kiv’uli, the living shadow guardians who watch over us...

Two Gifts


Once again we meet to discuss the history of Elhal. Today’s lecture focuses on the early days of the Church of the All-Father, and how two gifts from the All-Father would allow the Church to spread throughout Elhal. In our last lecture, we talked about the formation of the Church of the All-Father. I explained how Jaalom, the First Believer, united the people under one central religion. I spoke of how the Church made it's highest priority...

The Church of the All-Father

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Welcome again, students. Today’s lecture is an overview of the formation of the Church of the All-Father. This lecture is an introduction to this period of history, and provides the necessary foundation for us to have a deeper discussion at a later date. In our last lesson we talked about the worship of the Titan, Humanis, and then the arrival of the All-Father. We talked about the First Believer, Jaalom and how the All-Father came to the...

The First Believer

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Welcome again, scholars, to our next lecture. Today I will continue from our previous lecture on Cosmology and Ancient History, and talk about the Church of the All-Father. I will discuss the time after the Eon War, the rise of the religion of Humanis, and the Origin of the Church of the All-Father. Post-War Elhal After the All-Father ended the Eon War, humanity began to thrive throughout the continent of Elhal. Humans believed that they had the...

Cosmology and Ancient History


Welcome reader and scholar. Today’s lesson is about where we Humans came from. This will be important for us to understand our history, as well as the challenges of the present. Much of what we will discuss today is less history and more theology, but when there are historical facts, I will note them for the reader. The All-Father First, in all of existence, is the All-Father. What is less clear is if the All-Father is a...

Looking toward 2015

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A few weeks ago, the Encoded team had the opportunity to meet up, share a meal, and do some strategic planning for 2015. It was a time to look at projects in flight, projects in development, and projects on our wish list. We ate, joked, and discussed, and when we convened we had come up with a plan for the coming year. Some companies keep developing projects close to the vest, announcing them only after they...

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Encoded Designs Developing Part-Time Gods of Fate


September 17, 2014 - Encoded Designs is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with Third Eye Games to create a Fate conversion for the game Part-Time Gods. Third Eye Games’ Owner Eloy Lasanta spoke about the announcement: “I’m excited to be working with Encoded Designs on another Third Eye Games Product. The quality of their design work has been tested and will now be put to the test when designing the Fate...

The Encoded Designs Team


The Encoded Designs Team When I started Encoded Designs, it was with the intent to publish a role playing game; Elhal. It was a dream I have had for the past few years, after I initially created Elhal as a homebrew world. Along the way I received encouragement from a number of friends, and after writing several books and doing a few freelance projects, I figured I had reached the point where I was ready to...

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Coming Soon! Dangerous Space Jail


I am happy to announce that Encoded Designs' first publication is heading into the final phase of production.  Dangerous Space Jail is a Dungeon World adventure which can be used as a one-shot or part of a new or existing campaign. From the back text...