Fantasy

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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A history of violence and concern – pt 2

The day that Serindar’s luck ran out was a gorgeous summer day. He’d formed a band of misfit mercenaries; like him they wanted nothing more than to live their lives. They’d become almost like a second family to him, only he would’ve betrayed any of them for a gold coin. Never again would he allow “family”

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A history of violence and concern

Serindar Brickback had a fairly generic past. He was born in a vale to two relatively poor parents who owned a farm. From a young age he was expected to help out; mending fences, milking their one decrepit cow, and reaping the wheat whenever harvest time came. Each year his father and mother earned just

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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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Dreams from Last Night

I pulled the car into a parking spot and turned off the ignition. Steve and Kally climbed out of the back and walked off along the shopping mall strip in front of us. I glanced to my left, and saw a truck loading-and-unloading lane, and saw cracks in the foundation of the wall. I imagined,

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Session 2

The Mayor actually turned out to be “Governor Nighthill” – Governor being his first name, oddly enough. He was indeed an elderly man, stooped and wizened from his advanced years. But his eyes were bright as he quickly pointed to the surrounding area and begged the heroes to help save his town. As he was

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