I Don’t Know Much About Art, But I know What Creeps Me Out

A dozen years ago or so there was a painting commissioned by the brand new Archbishop of Avondace. The finest elven painter in all of Fanolania, Clemen, was tasked with this project. But it wasn't a painting depicting the newly promoted archbishop. No, it was a portrait of somebody else entirely. There have not been … Continue reading I Don’t Know Much About Art, But I know What Creeps Me Out

Anybody Know the Plot? Dave, You’ve got the Fancy Hat, Any Idea What the Hell is Going on?

After every game session I can almost hear the frustration in my poor players. My habit of making the campaigns ridiculously complicated with numerous plot lines and schemes doesn't do well unless the players pool their information to try and figure out what the various threads are and where they are attached. Then to make … Continue reading Anybody Know the Plot? Dave, You’ve got the Fancy Hat, Any Idea What the Hell is Going on?

“Take a River Cruise” They Said. “It’ll be Fun!”

The tale of The Wine Princess is one of the most enduring legends along the northern portion of the Rheggen River. Not merely because the story is intriguing on its own merits, mind you. No, the gruesome final voyage of  The Wine Princess continues to captivate listeners because the ship continues to be seen plying the … Continue reading “Take a River Cruise” They Said. “It’ll be Fun!”

Notable NPCs: Herzgraf Shr Archibald Speedblade II of the Midnight Skull and the Holy Order of the Fen

By any measure the most widely known and highly skilled paladin in the whole of Partum, the husband of Queen Reichsha of Slothjemia is a baffling mix of counterstereotypes. There are few people that are more dedicated to the upholding of virtuous ideals than the man who most commonly is referred to as "The Herzgraf" … Continue reading Notable NPCs: Herzgraf Shr Archibald Speedblade II of the Midnight Skull and the Holy Order of the Fen