Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ability Tuesday-Riding

Going mounted is a much faster way to travel than the alternative of walking, especially when winged and other fantasy mounts are available. Anyone can ride a well-trained horse or similarly docile mount, but more wild or powerful mounts may … Continue reading

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Monster Monday-Nightmare

Legend tells of a night-black horse With a mane that burned like fire. Flames broil in its nostrils and eyes  As on burning hooves it flies. Fear was its bedside nurse And Hatred its cruel sire, But rampant as its mother, … Continue reading

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Saturday Spell-A Curse of Fire

“Tom!” Erik was approaching. Erik! He was huge and patted everyone’s backs too hard.  “Erik, no, please don’t—” “How you doing, T—” Thoom! Fire burst forth from Tom, burning them both. “Crossed old hag Annie, eh,” Erik coughed.

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Table: Poor Quarter/Slum Encounters

With my players in Mhyrinport, I’ve built up some tables for the Poor Quarter areas to choose encounters and other hooks. They’ve already worked once. Rolling a mugging in the area caused the party to lose track of their caravan and … Continue reading

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Character Thursday-Gnome Policeman Progression

Today I’m going to try something new. Rather than build a specific character this week with backstory and all, I’m going to define a template for NPCs across various levels. This week, the template is for a law enforcement officer, or … Continue reading

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Hall of Illumination

The Hall of Illumination is a small mountain temple to Bresinda in the North of the Erk Mounts. Though the edges of the Erk Mounts are riddled with monasteries and temples, the Hall of Illumination is little visited. Bresinda is viewed by … Continue reading

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Richard’s Confounding Wall

In the caves underneath the Hall of Illumination, this puzzle guards a hint as to the location of Richard’s treasure hoard. It’s internal workings are magical in nature and so the secret can only be destroyed by dismantling it, it … Continue reading

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Divine Artifact-Sun Orb

The glowing sphere hovered toward Ryhek as the goddess spoke. “My child, you need never work in darkness. Let my light accompany you on your journey.” He reached toward it and it stopped, floating before him. It bobbed down after him … Continue reading

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Bresinda-Daughter of the Sun

Bresinda-Daughter of the Sun (Deity) She adores light and joy, but especially beauty. She is horrified by the ugly and cruel. She is joyful and careless. While possessing great powers, Bresinda is somewhat weak of personality. The other good gods seek … Continue reading

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Ability Tuesday-Magical Dominion

Richard, one of my playtesters and the one who understands the mechanics best, in a lot of ways better than me, is a sucker for the SP binding abilities: Create Facsimile, Sensory Extension, Transient Enchant, Extend Encharge, and Animate Dead. He’s … Continue reading

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