Writing

The Drydak

A few months ago, I posted an article about Drydak Mushrooms. It was a response prompt to a post over at /r/dnd. Since then, I’ve been brewing on the idea some more, and finally came up with a 5th edition creature responsible for the mushrooms. The creature is called the Drydak, and you can download

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Braving the Underdark

The Unknown Our adventurers set out from Velkynvelve with a speed born of fear. They pushed themselves to their limits, only stopping long enough to rest. After what seemed like days, they were beginning to run low on supplies – food was getting scarce, with Dierdre and Eldeth only finding scraps of food that would be

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How to Build your world – Part One

A lot of DM’s struggle with world building, and I don’t blame’em. It ain’t easy trying to keep track of some of these things: NPCs Town Names Monster Locations Politics Kingdoms Days/Nights/Moons History Religions Magic It’s enough to give anyone a headache. Factor in that your players are probably only going to explore 1/10th of

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Awaken the Dead God

This post was inspired by a post over in the D&D subreddit. You can have a link here. The basis of the question is this: How does your Big Bad Evil Guy wake up a dead god? There are a few parts to figuring out how you want this to go down for your players.

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Drydak Mushrooms – D&D

The other day I was thinking about something to add to D&D and I came up with a type of Mushroom that grows native in dark, damp caves that are fed by a pocket of adamantine, or perhaps mithril. You can work it into your campaign however you want, but it helps if there’s either

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In the garden of good and evil

I like Dungeons and Dragons. I really do, but I find that some of the people who play the game get too stuck on the rules to allow themselves the flexibility required to create a good story. In this case, a DM had a group of players who decided to make use of the ever-treacherous

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Gone Home

So, I am going to preface this with the following statement: There will be spoilers in this post about the game “Gone Home”. So, if you don’t want spoilers, I suggest that you stop reading now.

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Springfield G.A.M.E.

This is the first time in four years that I will not be able to personally attend this fantastic convention in Springfield Missouri. This was the second convention focused on comics and gaming that I’d ever been to. I’d read a lot (channeling my inner Hermione Granger, perhaps?) about conventions, and thought they seemed interesting

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Spy Work

Every few weeks I go through a phase where I want to make a game of some sort. A few years ago I had an idea that I was considering Kick Starting. It was for a podcast involving the end of the world. Part of the rewards were going to be dossiers on the various

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Every Day

I’ve been trying to work on writing something by hand in my journal every day. I have a portable one that I write a single page entry in, and I have another covered in a houndstooth design that I have two entries in. The project has been… interesting. I’ve only spent about a week writing

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