Always a treat for a Game Master to be able to reintroduce a foil or a villain to trip up the players in whatever endeavor they are engaged in. The longer you can go before such an occasion the more delightful it is, too. In this case they hadn't encountered this particular femme fatale in … Continue reading “I don’t recall her face, but her figure rings a bell”
Month: April 2019
Almost Time for a New Book!
The conclusion of "Fight, Swear, Loathe" is only two weeks away now. I have gotten a fair amount of positive feedback from this story (granted only from one person, but still it was positive) and I am optimistic that the next one will also be received (again, probably only by the same one person that … Continue reading Almost Time for a New Book!
Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 30
On her way home, Hilde swung by the Wretched Elf and picked up a cask of ale and several bottles of vodka. She walked into the house, he arms full of alcohol, and found that Belynda and Trangdor had not even noticed she had left. They were so engrossed in the maps and trying to … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 30
Too Much of a Good Thing
Players of Dungeons & Dragons have a lot of grand reasons to enjoy the game. Escapism, social interaction, lots of shiny colorful dice, opportunities to solve problems and expand your imaginative creativity; the list is nearly endless. Probably one of the most frequently cited aspects that makes the game appealing is the idea that you … Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing
Are You Ready for MORE Von Vorkel?
The fourth book in the Von Vorkel series is even now being scheduled for posting in this blog. I can feel your excitement from here. And that means only three more chapters to go in "Fight, Swear, Loathe" which places the conclusion of that story right before my daughter's birthday. Gonna be a heckuva week … Continue reading Are You Ready for MORE Von Vorkel?
Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 29
Trangdor was thrilled to have his friend back safely, and Belynda was overjoyed to have somebody to talk to again. The energetic xvart had held her tongue the entire way from Dregladorf, because Hilde hadn’t seemed to want to talk about anything at all. But now that they were once more within the confines of … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 29
Sisters of Delilah
Perhaps the most well-known organization that not only allows women to excel at tasks normally reserved for men, but actively encourages it, the Sisters of Delilah have carved out a niche for themselves all across Partum. With established convents in every major country on the continent as far south as the Forkanzan peninsula, east to … Continue reading Sisters of Delilah
The Secret Life of NPCs
The most often overlooked aspect of roleplaying (this is just a guess, I don't have any research or raw data to back this up) are the parts of the game the players seldom, if ever, dig into. Non-Player Characters are treated by most players as expendable pawns in a chess game in which the players … Continue reading The Secret Life of NPCs
Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 28
As it turned out, the widow Hossler didn’t care about the other two mine shafts, at least not urgently. She promised to have the gold in the morning for services rendered, and she would be dispatching the gnomes she had hired to do the mineral survey as quickly as possible to begin their work. The … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 28
Lich vs. Orcs
A cursory glance at the Monstrous Compendium entry for "lich" reveals that this is a spectacularly dangerous creature. But players are often lulled into a false sense of security when confronting these powerful undead spellcasters. They might have a magic sword, for instance, that negates magic cast at a level equal to the wielder. But … Continue reading Lich vs. Orcs
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