Monthly Archives: April 2014

Monster Monday-Gargoyle

“Okay, you’ll fly up and land on the tower. Your flight will be short, though. I can fly a lot longer because of my Featherfall Robe.” The mage who’d hired Doran seemed to have everything together. He was curious what … Continue reading

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Progress Update-30 Hour Final

I got a final on Tuesday, a take home final-bane of my existence. Take home finals always take forever, because they expect you to just look everything up. So, since Tuesday every free I-have-gumption minute has been spent trying to … Continue reading

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Saturday Spell-Forge Seal

That would do it, with Duke Aurellan’s blood axe and great key on it, the letter would have no trouble penetrating the king’s court. His contact there would recognize it and know what to do. Duril had trained Percival himself … Continue reading

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Divine Artifact-Fauxlight Stone

“What’s that there?” Rubble muttered as the sound of a clattering stone approached through the dark and his men drew clubs and swords. Suddenly, a blaring light filled the tunnel they walked. It came from the stone, now at rest. … Continue reading

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Magic Video Series 2: The Tools of Spell Design

Here’s the second video in a series aimed at reducing the insane mess that is the Magic System Page to a more accessible format. This video introduces the tools of the magic system a player can use to design spells: … Continue reading

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Yithalin-The Lord of Shadow and Silence

Yithalin-The Lord of Shadow and Silence (Deity) He is coniving and sudden. He supports quick thinking and cunning, but especially stealth. He mocks clumsiness and openness. He is a lonely god as the evil gods know well of his trickery, many … Continue reading

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Character Thursday-The Gangs of Diervale

In my discussion of Diervale, I covered the factions that lived there. While the mayor, tavern keepers, merchants, and farmers are pretty well explained there, the gangs have a lot of variety and bear further description. I’ll cover the biggest … Continue reading

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World Building Wednesday-Diervale: City of Refuge

To me, the most interesting part of Alfoli is Diervale, the city of criminals on the border between Alfoli and Reigzen. The city formed on the coast mainly as a shipping center to Hespen, located at the narrowest point of the channel … Continue reading

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Ability Tuesday-Convince, Persuade, and Lie

Today I’m going to cover some of the basic social abilities. These are all minor abilities and will be commonly found as backstory abilities, since many people rely on social interaction to survive, at least before becoming blood thirsty adventurers.

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Monster Monday-Shadow Hunter

“What was that?” “Keep your voice down. What was what?” “Something moving in the shadows, it was fast. I’m gonna go check it out.” “Don’t move the torch. No one ever leaves this place, we don’t want to get caught.” … Continue reading

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