There comes a time in most every Dungeons & Dragons campaign when for whatever reason there is more than one dragon kicking about either as a foe or an ally for the players. This can be problematic for a Game Master for a number of reasons, and I'd like to take some time to nail … Continue reading Somebody Turn Off the Damned Dragon Generator!
Callidus Magna sat upon his heavily bejeweled golden throne with the luxurious ermine covered cushion. He did not have to shift and adjust for comfort, although he held a golden scepter in his left hand while his right hand rested motionless on the armrest next to a small ornate table upon which sat his equally … Continue reading In the Court of the Ascending God
True to form the Viceroy's good mood at hearing of Archduke Xan Kovak of Maelonbourg having been killed in battle was entirely too brief to be properly appreciated. The Viceroy had an extraordinary sense of who Xan was and there had been a time not that long ago that Xan had been an unwilling tool … Continue reading I Didn’t Want Bad News for Me, I wanted it for Them!
There was a lot of stuff on the shelves in Gilla’s herbalism shop. Everything from small clay pots of living plants to earthenware jars of dried leaves and bottles of colorful liquid corked and sealed with wax. There was also a small box made of smoky textured glass and what looked to be a reddish … Continue reading The Box is Full! Somebody Alert the Archduchess!
Grungaar was pleased with the progress he had made thus far on his new home. He had been at it only for a few days, but it was all coming together so well that Grungaar couldn’t help but hum. He loved music and while he couldn’t play any instruments and it was physically impossible for … Continue reading Everyone Loves a Hot Bath
Being undead isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. Anyone seeking to exist after death in any form really needs to consider that there have been zero instances of a happy undead entity. And the more powerful the undead creature is, the more miserable they are bound to be. This little tidbit of … Continue reading Finally, Some Bad News
After establishing what type of character a player wants to be (race and character class) and rolling up their six essential characteristics (strength, dexterity, charisma, wisdom, intelligence, and constitution) they now need to settle on what skills they might possess. Game Masters will have different approaches of course, but there are some limitations that are … Continue reading This is How We Roll (Part 2)
Leopold Voûteacier was a long and somewhat noble sounding name. It was perhaps strange to think that it currently belonged to the small millipede that was now scurrying along a smooth stone floor in a dungeon deep beneath a ruined castle. It would not be odd though if a person knew what sort of entity … Continue reading A Flurry of Activity
There is considerable debate among scholars and sages that pay attention to such things about why it is that dragons seem to turn up en masse at odd and irregular intervals. In any given area in Partum it might be years or even decades or more in between individual dragon sightings and then without any … Continue reading This is Getting Out of Hand
Recent visitations by the polymorphed dragons in the growing city of Resurrection had created quite a bit of tension in Maelonbourg. Two of these dragons were maroon-colored “deep dragons” who were definitely the outsiders in the city and deeply uncomfortable around surface dwellers. Another two were gold dragons, the exact opposite on the sliding scale … Continue reading Wherever There are Women, You’re Going to Get That