The town of Resurrection has welcomed into its fold a new citizen, a young woman named Khloe who has been offered a job at the Ugly Duckling tavern. In a small party hastily organized to welcome the lass into life as a Maelonbourger, the town's resident silver-tongued devil, Gustav "Gus" Grosserhund had this to say: … Continue reading We are all of us Monsters
The earliest known Archer Lords were shadow elves and could be found only by the most persistent searchers. Today however, while most remain shadow elves or half-elves with shadow elven ancestry, humans and other elves can also train to be counted among these most elite of archers. While they can be of any alignment, most … Continue reading Death from Afar
It has been a solid 32 years today since I made my first full-blown regrettable choice. I like to keep track of these things, but I'm not terribly good at tracking my progress in the wake of a self-imposed train wreck. But 32 years on down the road I'd say I am making some progress … Continue reading Happy Regrettable Choices Day!
Any Game Master will have at least one player that they can refer to as being so incredibly clueless that the game they were in seemed to hinge on what goofy thing that one player did during any given session. For years that player for me was my buddy Dave. Dave got himself and everyone … Continue reading It doesn’t have to be an act of overt evil… Sometimes stupid does the job just fine
Perhaps the most ill-named monster in all of the D&D lexicon is the demilich. Even a cursory glance at the Monstrous Compendium entry for this fiend is flaccid. It basically says a ton about liches themselves and then concludes with "Oh, by the way, there is this thing called a demilich that is way worse. … Continue reading And you thought “Demi-” meant “Lesser”… Ha!
There was no more prominent or influential political, cultural, and military power on the current state of affairs in Domum than that of the Third Imperium. A massive empire that spanned virtually all of the continent of Partum as well as great swaths of two other continents (Tantam to the east and Arcanum to the … Continue reading The Decline and Fall of the Third Imperium; Part 1
Enjoyed a bit of inter-party meltdown during the last gaming session. That happens from time to time especially when you have players with radically differing styles of play trying to accomplish something in a group struggling to maintain a sense of cohesion. But that isn't this group at all. This group has been on the … Continue reading Screw You Guys, I have a Party to Plan
One of the more appealing parts of Dungeons & Dragons is the ability to immerse oneself in world where death isn't nearly as permanent as it is in the real world. The mere existence of spells like "resurrection", "raise dead", and "reincarnation" makes dangers encountered seem a lot less threatening. There are even spells to … Continue reading Dying to Play
In an age of loyalty to one's lord or king Slothjemia breaks the mold somewhat. Slothjemia is one of the few places in the world wherein the citizens are fiercely proud of the mere concept of their country. Whoever the ruler of the land happens to be doesn't much change the mood of the people … Continue reading Slothjemian Patriotism
There are a number of scattered references to primitive firearms in AD&D 2nd Edition. There are also a large number of nerdy types such as myself who have tried to bring all of this information together in some sort of cohesive and intelligible manner to make sense of it all. This is going to be … Continue reading Revised Firearms Details (Small Arms Edition)